2016 Toyota Tacoma ticking noise in motor ?

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by Ashley Mitchell, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. Ashley Mitchell

    Ashley Mitchell New Member

    I just bought a 2016 Toyota Tacoma and there is a ticking noise in the motor. The dealership has told me that it is nothing to worry about... Any thoughts? I have never heard a ticking noise in a motor that was nothing to worry about
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Normal. The 3.5 is actually noisier than the 4.0 due to the direct injection. The injectors sound like a pen clicking quickly.
     
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  4. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Yeah it’s normal. In 2016 Toyota switched to an Atkinson cycle motor for the Tacoma with direct and port injection.
     
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  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Some BMW's sound like that too and all my old toyota trucks and 4runners made what I call a sewing machine noise. The 3rd gen 3.5 is noticeable but normal. I don't notice it unless I'm trying to but I'm use to it.
    Turn the radio up and enjoy the ride.
    Congrats on the new taco and welcome to the forum.
     
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  6. TacoGal

    TacoGal Well-Known Member

    Yep... welcome to the club
     
  7. JonRod

    JonRod Well-Known Member

    Welcome
     
  8. Vern

    Vern New Member

     
  9. Vern

    Vern New Member

    I bought one too and it ticks like a bomb they told me the same thing " nothing to worry about it's easy for them to say that "
    A tech at the dealership told me Toyota will generate a recall on the injectors and timing gear in 2018 ya right we'll see I'm quite disappointed yet I still like Toyota
     
  10. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    That right there is BS. No one at the dealer has knowledge of what corporate has in mind.

    All engine have injector tick though. That's how they sound when they actuate.
     
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  11. Brian Neil

    Brian Neil Member

    Good to know.
    I recently (July 2017) purchased a 2016 Tacoma TRD Sport, and I've noticed the engine ticking noise as well.
    I am also having a cold start issue. Instead of rolling over a few times and starting, it rolls over 6 or 7 times before
    it catches and then kinda studders then catches, almost as if it is not getting enough fuel the first going off. I don't
    think it's a fuel filter issue, it only has 36.00kms on it.
    Any advice?
     
  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Move somewhere warmer :D
    It’s still under warranty I’d take it to the dealer and try to duplicate the issue and see what they say. Could be a few different things.
     
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  13. plaster

    plaster Active Member

    It’s a cleaning cycle with the engine similar to the newer diesels for the air pollution garbage.
     
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  14. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Good to know.
    Welcome to the forum.
     
  15. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Keeps oil from building up in the intake runners and on the back of the intake valves.

    The Ford diesel regen cycle is to burn the fuel soot caught in the particulate filter.
     
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