MAKING A RATTLING NOISE?

  • Tiny
  • dribbler1
  • 1990 Toyota Pickup
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • manual

When I accelerate epically in third gear I can hear a rattling sound have no idea what it is. Anyone got any ideas?

Sunday, September 11th, 2011 AT 12:56 AM

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  • Tiny
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Can you give me more details? What have you checked? Does it sound like it is coming from the front? Rear? Under the hood? Ect. The more detail you can give me the more likely I'll be able to help.

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011 AT 3:27 AM
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Its hard to tell because it happens like I said going down the road. I dont know what to check. Ive made sure there wasnt anything loose but after that im at a loss. It sounds like its coming from under the truck in the middle or front.

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011 AT 6:32 AM
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First, make sure that you don't have any rocks in your hub caps.
Then make sure that there is nothing contacting the driveline.
One thing that you can do to help pinpoint where the noise is coming from is try to drive the truck right next to a wall, or concrete highway barrier. This will make it so you can tell easier where the noise is coming from.

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011 AT 3:00 PM
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I know it's not rocks because I don't have any hub caps. There is nothing touchin the drive line I did check that. How about the universal joint?

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011 AT 7:09 PM
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It could be a U joint. If you have a pry bar you can get under it and try to pry it around and see if there is any play in it. Sometimes it is easier when you jack it up to take the load off of the joints.

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011 AT 7:22 PM
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I went under there and******* it round but there wasnt any play in it

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 AT 9:10 AM
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Did you try to pry on it with a prybar?

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 AT 6:56 PM
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It only happens wHen ur foot is on the gas if you take ur foot off the the gas it quits.

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Monday, September 19th, 2011 AT 8:14 PM
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Did you try to pry on it with a prybar?

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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 AT 5:28 AM

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