Some 1995-2000 Tacoma vehicles may experience a rattle noise caused by the exhaust manifold heat shield. Two wire mesh grommets and a reinforcement patch on the underside have been added to reduce the possibility of exhaust manifold heat shield rattle noise.
1995-2000 model year Tacoma vehicles (except CA Spec.) equipped with 2RZ-FE (before VIN 4TA*L**N*YZ619196) or 3RZ-FE engines (before VIN 4TA*M**N*YZ619196.
1. Inspect the exhaust manifold heat shield for cracking around the two bolts and two studs.
2. If cracking is found, replace the exhaust manifold heat shield, bolts, washers, studs and nuts.
3. Insert two bolts. (P/N 90110-06894).
4. Reuse the studs/nuts.
Courtesy of ALLDATA.
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