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Old 04-30-2009, 10:52 AM   #1
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Hey all, i'm new to the forum and I got a question. i just recently bought a 99 [COLOR=#ff4400! important][COLOR=#ff4400! important]tacoma[/COLOR][/COLOR] prerunner xc sr5 auto with the 2.7 4cyl. anyways when i'm driving down the road, the truck seems to bounce alot, its like I feel every little bump in the road and around 55-60, the steering [COLOR=#ff4400! important][COLOR=#ff4400! important]wheel[/COLOR][/COLOR] shakes back and forth a little bit, nothing major but enough to get on your nerves. I took it to our local tire store and had them balance and rotate the tiresm ny tires are nexen roadian 235-75-15, which are the stock size. all four were just a little out of balance. it helped a little, but steering wheel still shakes a little bit, and i still can feel every little bump in the road. Any suggestions as what it may be? Thanks, Drew from bama.
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:13 PM   #2
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So two problems:

~Bouncy truck- If your mileage is up there and the shocks have never been replaced it may be time for some new shocks.

~Steering wheel shakes- Alignment?
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:07 PM   #3
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Maybe change out he steering rack bushings too.
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if its when your on your brake? a problem i have is with warped rotors! ya! they will make is shake like crazy!

does it pull one way or the other when you are just driving?
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I was kinda leaning towards shocks, when i push down on the front end and get it bouncing, it just kinda keeps bouncing own its own for a couple of seconds after i stop, i was told that was a sign that shocks are going bad. I also performed the steering rack bushing test I saw on a thread here, and everything looks good in that area. It could possibly be an alignment issue as well. I was going change out the rotors and pads this weekend as they squeal like a pig. Thanks for the replies and anymore suggestions would be appreciated. I'll post when I have performed the ^ task as a go along to see if that solves my problems. btw would i be better off ordering new leaf springs or aal. i have the dreaded axle warp. Thanks, Drew from Bama
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if it bounces like crazy im going to say shocks. when you do rotors do sloted! there the best!
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hambone: that's what I hear, but my pockets aren't that deep right now.
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