Rear Rattle

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by rodkey, May 20, 2017.

  1. rodkey

    rodkey Active Member

    Im getting a rumbly buzzy type rattle coming from the rear of my 2012 Prerunner when I drive on slightly rough pavement ... like slight 'washboards' are the worst ... Anyone have any ideas or suggestions ... ????I have already tightened up tailgate and fender liners may have issues??
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Do you have stock suspension?
     
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    rodkey

    rodkey Active Member

    I believe suspension is stock for 2012 Prerunner ... @89k miles
     
  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Might be time for some new suspension.
     
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    rodkey

    rodkey Active Member

    This is not 4wd
     
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    rodkey

    rodkey Active Member

    Im almost thinking its something with those plastic fender liners as I can get something like the same kond of noise by beating on the side of rear fender flares with my fist ... antone heard of probs with noisy fender liners ????
     
  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    prerunners don't have suspension, that's right... my bad.
     
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  9. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    You should keep beating on it until it shuts up.
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  10. OP
    rodkey

    rodkey Active Member

    I kno thats how I feel ... driving me crazy !
     
  11. OP
    rodkey

    rodkey Active Member

    Think its something in the tailgate .. still under investigation
     
  12. #NoPanic

    #NoPanic New Member

    Could be spare tire maybe
     
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    rodkey

    rodkey Active Member

    Spare is tight ... as matter of fact Ive been under there pounding around on everything with my fist to try to find a semblance of the terrible rattle ... Could the bed itself be loose?
     
  14. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    It absolutely could.
     
  15. billssr5

    billssr5 Well-Known Member

    i have a certain rattle/jiggle noise with my 2013 when riding over rumble strips or bridges with perforated metal decks Im almost sure its the chain on the spare tire under the bed rattling around.
     
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  16. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Take the doors off the bed cubbies, and the 2 pockets out of the bed over the wheel wells.... try again.
    May not change a thing, but ive had my pockets fly outta their slots a few times and had to silicone them in place... the doors may rattle if loose back there. If so, tighten screws on the back of the latches
     
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  17. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    I doubt that.
    No chain, its a cable.... the cable is also wound inside a housing when rolled up, therefore i doubt thats the issue....unless your spare is very very loose. That amount of weight shouldnt rattle like a loose chain tho as its taught cable.

    Check oem jack in the back seat.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2017
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