Loud tapping noise 2019 Trd 3.5

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by Hector Escalera, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. Hector Escalera

    Hector Escalera New Member

    I have under 500 miles on my 2019 Tacoma Trd sport 4x4 3.5 by. It makes alot of tapping noise on the passenger side upper part of motor? I didnt notice when I bought it. Maybe excited, looking at future upgrades. Never noticed if it was there before the 500 miles? I've been hearing foul injector cleaner alot? I've been an old school mechanic since 1977. So i have no experience with all these newer motors at all? But I've done my share of lifter replacements, adjusting valve rockets, etc. Anyone?
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  3. bdarnold12

    bdarnold12 Well-Known Member

    You aren't the first one with a noisy engine, its been reported several times. Others have taken theirs back to the dealer and was told thats normal. Personally mine has always been quiet. If it bothers you you can report it to the dealer to be on the safe side. I have always ran either 93 or 89 octane gas in mine, and I have never noticed the injetor cleaning cycle. I also use Amsoil oil, not saying that the Amsoil oil fixes anything because as I said ive never experienced a noisy engine. What I'm getting at is if the dealer tells you that thats normal do some experimenting on youre own, different brand and or octane of gas, different brand of oil. I don't know if any of that helps as I haven't seen any replys as to anyone quieting their noisy engine.
  4. Jersey Black Beauty

    Jersey Black Beauty Well-Known Member

    My 2017 has same thing,passenger side is louder,,,Toyota wants a 145 dollars to look at it..If they feel its a problem,the will cover under warrenty..My buddy has the same truck,same year and model,,,its whisper quiet
  5. bdarnold12

    bdarnold12 Well-Known Member

    If you are still under warranty they should look at it for no charge, period. You at least need to get it documented while under warranty. All theyre doing is playing the waiting game, wait till its out if warranty and then charge you to fix it.
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  6. Jersey Black Beauty

    Jersey Black Beauty Well-Known Member

    Also have tire warranty program,that’s a different nightmare story but was at the Dealership,very unhappy with very bad customer care so I emailed the President of the Dealership.Well,everyone involved got reamed out,,,,,,SO, while I’m with the service manager,and the vehicle,,I ask him to listen to the noisy valves,engine noise we all complain about.. Here’s his reply,,,there all noisy,,, there’s a pump in there for fuel injectors,,,,,there’s plastic parts,,his wife’s car is noisy,, etc.
    I knew I was wasting my time with this clown,,,The service manager,, I think his attitude came from me already blowing the whistle on him and his bad service department,,,I go to another Dealership

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