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#7445 of 7624 2005 Toyota Tacoma 'whistling' noise around 70-75 mph
Apr 25, 2007 (1:41 pm)
So I buy this brand new Tacoma and is has moderate road noise around town, and I can live with that, it's the access cab version, and it's a truck after all... But when I take my first road trip and get out on the interstate around 75 mph or so, this whistling noise starts, and continues unless I slow down. Depending on the direction of the wind, this begins at somewhere between 70 and 85, and once it starts, it continues until I slow down, it's not possible to accelerate through this. So I talk the the Toyota dealership and they have zero information for me. After my third or fourth road trip I start getting really annoyed, finally find this message board the other day, and read about putting window screen spline material in the channel of the front windshield seal. And it works like a champ! So if you're having this problem, spend 3 dollars on spline material and use your hands (not a screwdriver or spline tool) to force the spline into the center channel that runs up the sides and across the top of your windshield seal. And negative kudos to Toyota for allowing this to happen, and not addressing this already.
(Now I love my truck again!)
#7446 of 7624 Re: 2005 Toyota Tacoma 'whistling' noise around 70-75 mph [dosteen]
Apr 25, 2007 (1:57 pm)
Worked for me, but the gap was larger than the largest window screen spline I could find, so I used some waterproof silicone window sealant, and put a thin bead of that down in the channel, then installing the spline on top of that. (It fell out after about two days just installing it the way you describe, but I guess it depends on how much of a gap you had to begin with.)
I also only did it on the top, not the sides. It appears that the problem is that the flap against the glass ends up flipping back, and vibrating with the wind.
#7447 of 7624 Limited Slip Differential button?
May 01, 2007 (6:40 pm)
Just purchased an '07 Tacoma long bed/quad cab with the limited slip differential option. When I asked the dealer about how it operates, I was first told there should be a button on the console to activate and then deactivate the feature. Subseqently they came back and told me it was a 'fully automatic' feature and hence no activiation button. I then looked in my handy-dandy referernce guide under limited slip and low and behold they said that some models "if equipped" would have the button. Anyone else gone through a similar experience?
Thanks in advance!
#7448 of 7624 Re: Limited Slip Differential button? [mewmmw]
May 02, 2007 (5:19 am)
IIRC, there are two types of limited slip, there is an AutoLSD, and then another type of LSD. I think the AutoLSD is more common, and what I happen to have on my truck. The AutoLSD does not have a button to operate. Also, the locking differential will have a button, because it is only supposed to be used < 5 MPH. Most likely, you have the AutoLSD, which does not have a button. If you want to just verify that you have one, you can usually look on the rear differential, and you'll see a sticker or label that says LSD, or only use LSD oil, something similar...
#7449 of 7624 Re: Limited Slip Differential button? [mewmmw]
May 03, 2007 (4:53 am)
Like geogecko says, you've probably got the 'auto' limited slip rear end. IIRC, the locker rear end comes with TRD Off Road (and maybe the Sport) package and the auto LSD is on the Pre-Runners and some SR5 packages.
#7450 of 7624 Re: Limited Slip Differential button? [glen_h]
May 03, 2007 (5:24 am)
Correct, except I think in some cases, the Sport comes with the auto, at least, mine did, anyway...
May 04, 2007 (12:51 pm)
So here's something that I have never seen (or heard) before. When I turn on my left blinker there is a low sounding (volume) high pitched beep that I hear. It only happens when I use the left blinker, never with the right. It just started about 4 - 5 days ago.
Does anyone have any idea why this is happening?
#7452 of 7624 Re: Transmission Question [alkan]
May 04, 2007 (8:08 pm)
You never have to change the transmission fluid on the 2006 Tacoma.
#7453 of 7624 Are the brake lights covered by warranty?
May 06, 2007 (3:58 pm)
I have the 2005 Tacoma now for 2 years and the right brake light went off? Is it covered by warrant?
#7454 of 7624 Re: Are the brake lights covered by warranty? [slabanum]
May 07, 2007 (6:08 am)
My initial guess would be, probably not, but it's really not that hard to change...it's like a $2-4 bulb, but if it's worth it to take it into the dealership, and have them have your truck for a couple hours, then by all means.
There are two hex head screws on the metal covers (open the tail gate) that you have to remove, then you yank really hard on the light housing, towards the rear. Be careful not to move rearward too far after it comes loose. You should know what to do from there.
I changed my blinkers and brake lights to all 3W LED lights a while back.