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My FJ squeaks and creaks, be it on road or off. I think a lot of it has to do with plastic on metal interior bits, which when heated or cooled, create noises that drive me insane. Some of these issues I've managed to resolve; some I haven't. I thought it might be a good idea for the forum to compile everything I've come across into one easy-to-diagnose and easy-to-fix thread. I hope others will chime in and add their noises and fixes as this progresses. For ease of understanding, I'm going to establish a template that we can all work within. As items get added, I'll update this Post.

Noise Description: what's does your squeak/creak sound like to you? Rubber on metal, metal on metal, grinding, etc?

Noise Location: Have you managed to locate where the noise is coming from? Try to be accurate in your commentary here. We're not looking for "Its a screw by the flappy thing on my passenger side fenderwell"

Picture: Please, add one so we can all see exactly what your talking about. If you can't upload a pic, PM me and we'll make other arrangements

Solution/Fix: Tell us what you did to fix the problem. Did it work? Would you do something different?



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Noise Description: Chirping/squeaking sound coming from my rear passenger area

Noise Location: Passenger side rear seat latch

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Solution/Fix: I wrapped my Ubolt with Gorilla tape / used lithium grease / etc. "Worked great! I have to reapply the tape every once and a while"


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Noise Description: Rear (cargo) door squeak. I get a squeaky sound coming from my rear door whenever I hit a bump. After a bit of trial and error, I isolated the cause to 2 culprits. Once is the rear door latch. It seems that over time, the latch gets a bit of play in it, causing the door to shift ever so slightly and make a squeaking noise. I also found that my rubber door stoppers on the body were squeaking as well. On mine you can grab one and turn it ever so little and it squeaks to high heaven.

Noise Location: Rear door latch / Rear door rubber stopper

Picture: Images to come

Solution/Fix: I wrapped my Ubolt with Gorilla tape. I've tried a few things with the rear door stopper. I sprayed underneath it with lithium grease. didn't work. I tried putting packing tape between the stopper and the door. didn't work. Removed the stopper. Worked. It's only temporary, but it'll do for now.


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Noise Description: Metallic Thunk when going over speedbumps, potholes, uneven road surfaces in excess of 8-10 mph.

Location: Passenger side rear

Solution: None to date. I've looked at everything, from the sway-bar, upper & lower arms (ICON Billet), brakes, shocks, spring & bucket, diff-skid, drive shaft, bumper, shackles, exhaust-pipe....I've put wrenches and screwdrivers to EVERYTHING underneath my FJ and still cannot find that stupin KA-THUNK......it's driving me bat-Sh!it crazy.......Oh and it's definitley exterior.....


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Noise Description: Metal on Metal, mostly noticed when going over any kind of bump. Thought it was the rear seat latch.

Location: Rear of vehicle, sounds like the rear glass or MPAC Rack

Solution: I tore the @ss end of my FJ apart...turns out it was the spare tire rack on the tailgate. Over the past 5 years, it had loosened up a little bit. 5 minutes and a socket wrench and it's fixed.


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Noise Description: annoying slight rattle coming from both front doors. It is only when the windows are fully up. It goes away as soon as the windows are opened even 1/4". If you press hard on the window in the full up position it also goes away

Location: Front Window. It sounds like it is coming from the window winder mechanism but the mechanics said they had the door trim off and there is nothing obvious.

Solution: finally figured it out that it was the rubber seal on the door squeeking against the body at top of door. fix was to wax the area where the rubber made contact. Squirting a bit of silicone spray between the rubber door seal and the door frame fixed it nicely.


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DESCRIPTION: the driver side window squeaks or makes the sound of a spring losing its tension. Its done it since the truck was new and no rime or reason as to when ie cold weather, wet weather, etc.

NOISE LOCATION: Driver side only (surprisingly enough).

PICTURE: N'A

SOLUTION/FIX: WarWagon just mentioned using silicone spray, and I read a post not long ago saying spray the entire window track. Stay tuned, going to try that.
 

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This thread is a great idea! I've been respraying the rear passenger u bolt ever few weeks to shut it up. Definitely going to try you gorilla tape idea, seems like it will last a little longer. Thanks!


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Noise: Metallic Thunk when going over speedbumps, potholes, uneven road surfaces in excess of 8-10 mph.

Location: Passenger side rear

Solution: None to date. I've looked at everything, from the sway-bar, upper & lower arms (ICON Billet), brakes, shocks, spring & bucket, diff-skid, drive shaft, bumper, shackles, exhaust-pipe....I've put wrenches and screwdrivers to EVERYTHING underneath my FJ and still cannot find that stupin KA-THUNK......it's driving me bat-Sh!it crazy.......Oh and it's definitley exterior.....
 

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Noise Description: Metal on Metal, mostly noticed when going over any kind of bump. Thought it was the rear seat latch.

Noise Location: Rear of vehicle, sounds like the rear glass or MPAC Rack

Solution/Fix: I tore the @ss end of my FJ apart...turns out it was the spare tire rack on the tailgate. Over the past 5 years, it had loosened up a little bit. 5 minutes and a socket wrench and it's fixed.
 

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I've got a very slight rattle type noise that is coming from the headliner on the passenger side. I have no idea how to make it stop or what it is. I don't really want to pull the headliner for something like that. Any ideas?
 

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I've got a very slight rattle type noise that is coming from the headliner on the passenger side. I have no idea how to make it stop or what it is. I don't really want to pull the headliner for something like that. Any ideas?
Can you hearing it rolling or anything back and forth? If so, I bet its a dried piece of silicone that fell down through the roof rack bolt hole.

If not, my guess would be that its a wire leading to the passenger side exciter speaker in the headliner thats fallen and rattling on your headliner
 

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Noise: Metallic Thunk when going over speedbumps, potholes, uneven road surfaces in excess of 8-10 mph.

Location: Passenger side rear

Solution: None to date. I've looked at everything, from the sway-bar, upper & lower arms (ICON Billet), brakes, shocks, spring & bucket, diff-skid, drive shaft, bumper, shackles, exhaust-pipe....I've put wrenches and screwdrivers to EVERYTHING underneath my FJ and still cannot find that stupin KA-THUNK......it's driving me bat-Sh!it crazy.......Oh and it's definitley exterior.....
Bevo, you should try the rear door latch. I had a similar sound like it was coming from behind my subwoofer. I pulled out a plastic cover that was behind the OEM inverter, but that wasnt it. Wrapped a piece of tape on that latch and that cured it. Guessing it was caused by having a heavier spare
 

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Can you hearing it rolling or anything back and forth? If so, I bet its a dried piece of silicone that fell down through the roof rack bolt hole.

If not, my guess would be that its a wire leading to the passenger side exciter speaker in the headliner thats fallen and rattling on your headliner
I have a feeling it is a wire that is rattling against something up there. That is what it sounds like to me. It is almost like a very slight buzz combined with a little rattle. Just enough to drive me crazy! So is my only solution to pull the headliner or just ignore it?
 

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Thanks to the OP for this posting and picture. In my 6 month new 13 TTs I had this annoying creaking coming from right rear. I was getting frustrated as in 10+ yrs of owning my 4th gen 4R, it never made noise like that.

I put on some electrical tape on that d-ring and guess what, creak is gone!!

So big thanks again...
 

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I had the same squeak on my 2012. Jay Wolfe Toyota in Kans City knew exactly what it was. Rear passenger seat striker pin. They adjusted it under warranty and it stopped completely. They told my they had done several. Took about an hour and a half.
 

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Thanks to the OP for this posting and picture. In my 6 month new 13 TTs I had this annoying creaking coming from right rear. I was getting frustrated as in 10+ yrs of owning my 4th gen 4R, it never made noise like that.

I put on some electrical tape on that d-ring and guess what, creak is gone!!

So big thanks again...
You're welcome!
 
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