2018 Tacoma engine noise!! Annoying

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by ScreaminYoda, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. ScreaminYoda

    ScreaminYoda Well-Known Member

    So my brand new Tacoma sr5 makes an obnoxious "engine noise" which Toyota is calling it "normal" from the high pressure fuel pump! How can this be normal? It sounds horrible while at idle!
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Doesn’t sound normal to me but I have never been under the hood of a running 3rd gen.
     
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  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Mine doesn’t sound like that. 2017 DCLB off-road.
     
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  5. mcklovin77

    mcklovin77 Well-Known Member

    I've got a 3rd gen and it's quiet. That doesn't sound good at all.
     
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  6. mcklovin77

    mcklovin77 Well-Known Member

    The only noise I hear under the hood is a light tick from the fuel injectors. The video sounds like a bad lifter or rod. It actually almost sounds like it's a diesel in the video. Take it to a different shop if the mechanic thinks that noise is normal.
     
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  7. mcklovin77

    mcklovin77 Well-Known Member

    I keep watching the video in wonder. Now it sounds like an old 1930's farmall tractor.
     
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  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I would take it to another dealer if you can. If they say it’s normal ask to go on the lot and listen to other Tacoma’s and see if they sound like that. If they don’t then they can’t say it’s normal.
    You could go back to the dealer you went to and have them go listen to others with you on their lot and see if it’s normal.
     
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    ScreaminYoda

    ScreaminYoda Well-Known Member

    That's what I'm sayin..it Only has 300 miles on it and it's never been past 4k RPM. High pressure mechanical fuel pump? You can't hear it when you give it gas, only at idle.
     
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  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Is this one of those new $13k SR5 V6 4x4’s @pondman was talking about being able to buy? :D
     
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  11. mcklovin77

    mcklovin77 Well-Known Member

    Lmao or17trd
     
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  12. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Doesn't sound right to me. Definitely take it to another dealer .
     
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  13. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Sounds a little too loud for the high pressure fuel pump.... have it looked at for peace of mind by another dealer.
    If worse comes to worse at least it’s under warranty.
     
  14. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    If another dealer won’t do anything I would immediately call corporate and start a case with them. That usually gets the dealer off the “it’s normal” BS.
     
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  15. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    First off I APPLAUD the OP for taking note & getting some audio/video up (finally someone gets it)

    If it were legal I'd go back & slap the guy that told you that upside the head for insulting you're intelligence ,

    High pressure/low pressure/ no pressure, no way in hell is that a fuel pump (they're in the gas tank right ?)

    & no lifter because you don't have lifters, it sounds like it's coming from pass. side & sounds like metal to metal, I also hear what sounds like a "sucking " sound like from an air pump (not saying you have a pump, just sounds like one) In any event not normal by any means, I'd do as suggested & start a case file...
     
  16. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member



    This is an excellent idea... Can't deny it when it's right in front of both of you, but don't tell them shit, just show up & start listening...
     
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    ScreaminYoda

    ScreaminYoda Well-Known Member

    If I'm sitting at idle and hit the gas it kinda stalls at first and sounds like air coming out like the timing might be off a little or something. Thanks for the input
     
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  18. 858_tacoma_guy

    858_tacoma_guy Well-Known Member

    Why I’d never buy a 3rd gen. Can’t beat the reliability of the 4.0l’s.... except those 05’s, those 05’s were junk.
     
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  19. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    People will be saying the same thing about the third gen 10 years from now.

    “Why I’d never buy a 4th gen can’t beat the reliability of the 3.5L’s.... except those 2016’s, those 16’s where junk.”
    Haha
     
  20. 858_tacoma_guy

    858_tacoma_guy Well-Known Member

    But I’m not wrong now, am I?
     
  21. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Hopefully you’ll own one some day. ;)
     
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