Liner

Steph’s got a new ride, a 2001, 8 cylinder, 4wd Toyota Tundra. It’s a sweet truck but it’s picked up a noise that I suspect is from the drivers side wheel compartment. It starts as a vibration at 45mph and is pretty loud at 65. It feels like air vibrating something so I have concluded it must my the lining inside the wheel well, which is loose.

The problem is, I have no idea how to fix it. There are some pretty funky rivets attaching it to the body and then there’s also the question whether or not to even keep it. Fortunately, I happen to know the best auto-body tech on the West Coast (who also happens to be my son) so I’ve put together this post just for him.

Sending it off, now…

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2 Responses to Liner

  1. Skoge says:

    Let me know if Riley can’t figure out why. I’ll ask Erik, as he was a Toyota mechanic supervisor before he became a senior vice-president at corporate Toyota.

    • Jim says:

      I would love Erik’s advice Skoge! Riley thinks it might be a wheel bearing as opposed to the liner (still a possibility though). Steph just talked to her sister and they can’t recall ever putting new wheel bearings in so it’s strongly leaning that way.

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