Anyone know of something that rattles at the rear passenger side of the cab?
I have this irritating rattling sound that comes from the rear of the passenger side of the cab every time I hit a bump. It sounds like a significant piece of metal hitting something else metal. It doesn't seem to happen as much when the wheel is turned to the right. I've looked all over, under and around that area, but can't seem to find anything that moves. I also can't make it happen unless I'm driving and hitting bumps, which makes it hard to find. Anyone else experienced this?
Let me guess... K/C? I'm not sure if a '90 HB is the same as a '91, but have you checked the tire changing kit? U.S. models are usually on the Driver's side, but can be relocated to the Passenger's side. If not, maybe something got under or behind the cover and is knocking around within the jump-seat mechanism or the mechanism itself (still noisy with jump-seat up & down?)? Other than that I would have to guess it is outside of the cab.
I'd start there, making sure everything is secured properly and/or nothing got lost in that compartment. Z
That's the first thing I thought of too. I just removed the bench seat(s) in a 87 hardbody and found a TON of stuff there, including the tire changing stuff. Bottle jack, rode to release the spare tire, tire iron. That was just the factory stuff!
But I wonder about turning the wheel to the right. You said it doesn't [I]seem[I] to happen as much when it's turned. How sure are you? Have you tried popping the hood and checking in the engine compartment to see if there's something loose and banging around in there?
Thanks Z-Rated. Not sure what you mean by K/C. But the jump seats were removed before I got the car. I thought it was something like the jack, but I've cleaned out the back, there's nothing there. I've looked with mirrors into every space and can't find anything, I've screwed the trim pieces in that were loose, I've crawled around under the car. I was hoping it was the strut arm bushings, but I replaced those and it didn't help (its more to the rear than that anyway). I can't think of any place else to look.
It's definitely not coming from under the hood. Its coming from behind the passenger seat. I've crawled around a bunch under there and can't find anything loose. It definitely does not make the noise when I'm turning right. I just took it for a ride to double check.
K/C = King Cab
Passenger seat maybe? Still make noise when someone is riding with you? Consider removing it and taking it for another test drive. I would next check suspension and steering components in addition to what has been previously mentioned by the others.
Good Luck, Z
Yup, King Cab. I'm pretty sure it isn't the seat, it sounds like it's coming from further back, where the cab meets the bed, and it doesn't go away if I have a passenger or if I hold onto the seat while driving, but thanks for the ideas.
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