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Hollow clunk from rear of truck

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by CommTech16, May 14, 2019 at 6:37 PM.

  1. May 14, 2019 at 6:37 PM
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    CommTech16

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    I have a 5th gen sr5, just hit 300 miles and it has this random hollow bump or clunk noise coming from the cargo areA, maybe underneath when I hit larger bumps. Anyone experienced this? I also get a little clunk from under the console arm rest occasionall . Again this is brand new, bought it with 20ish miles on her.
     
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    I think I might have the same issue you're describing in the cargo area.

    Did some searching a while back and somebody else with the same problem had discovered that it was the latch on the rear hatch door. That is what my noise was coming from. A little bit of electrical tape wrapped around the striker fixed it for me. I redo it every once in a while after the tape gets worn.


    It's like the striker is just a little too skinny for the latch to grip it tightly and not jiggle on large bumps.


    I have no guess on the console arm rest noise.
     
  3. May 15, 2019 at 4:04 AM
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    How about wrapping the actual latch ("striker") to make it thicker? Come to think of it I did that with a vehicle years ago I think the tire rack on an Explorer. As you open/close the thing that'll wear too and need replacing.
     
  4. May 15, 2019 at 5:06 AM
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    Thinking the hatch doesnt grasp the striker well enough? This piece? Guess that's possible.

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    Yes, that's the issue with mine.
     
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    It almost sounds like a door isn't closed lol. I'll look into it tomorrow. Thanks dude
     
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    Good luck!

    I wrapped electrical tape around the rear most section of the striker (closest part to you when standing behind the vehicle)...not the top or front part. I used a piece of tape long enough to wrap around it like 3 times.
     
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    If this works in going to the dealer and starting an issu .
     

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