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Hey, I have an '04 Tundra Access Cab Limited which I recently got a couple months ago. It's a nice truck, I got it for nothing from a relative with only 98k miles on the clock. I've heard this annoying ticking/rattling noise only when I step on the gas, and it seems to be coming from the driver's side. I've read that a lot of first gen tundras have issues with exhaust manifolds which have the tendency to crack, but i'm unsure if its the issue. I had to get the truck inspected to get permanent tags and the shop said there weren't any exhaust leaks, unless they aren't able to detect cracked manifolds that easy. I'm wondering if there's any easy way to rule out cracked manifold vs. something else. Also have been reading that some Tundra owners have fixed the noise by replacing a seal on the steering column in the firewall. Apparently these seals can get torn or broken down over time causing engine noise to be directed into the cabin. Have any of you guys had luck replacing the seal on the steering column, and did it fix the problem for you? Is replacing the seal worth trying? Thanks in advance!
 

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When I had a crack manifold you can hear the ticking sound when engine is cold but once the engine gets hot the ticking goes away.
 

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When I had a crack manifold you can hear the ticking sound when engine is cold but once the engine gets hot the ticking goes away.
Thanks for the input. I can still hear the noise after the truck warms up, so it might be something else. It might be a little noisier when its cold, but I mean cold engines are going to be a little noisy I guess.
 

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Thanks for the input. I can still hear the noise after the truck warms up, so it might be something else. It might be a little noisier when its cold, but I mean cold engines are going to be a little noisy I guess.
You can still hear the ticking noise if the cracks big enough. That's what happen to my brother lexus gx470.
 

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Thanks for the input. I can still hear the noise after the truck warms up, so it might be something else. It might be a little noisier when its cold, but I mean cold engines are going to be a little noisy I guess.
Have you actually crawled under the truck to see if your boot is torn? If you read any of the existing threads at all anyone who did the boot repair said it was a huge difference.
The last post in this thread shows you where to look and what a torn boot looks like.


Long thread but some very helpful info. And the last page has some really good pics.

 
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