Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > 4 Cylinder

Notices

Vibration when shifting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-28-2012, 07:23 AM   #1
dgjones [OP] dgjones is offline
Member
dgjones is on a distinguished road
Joined: Apr 2009, #15649
Location: Portage, IN
Gender: Male
Posts: 51
dgjones's Tacoma Gallery
Vibration when shifting

Hello Everyone,

Here are the symptoms and Its worrying me that this may cost a ton of money.

09 Taco 4cyl 2 wheel drive - standard pickup. Automatic 45,000 miles

When shfting from 3rd to 4th and 4th to overdrive, the truck is vibrating very badly. I assume there is an issue with the transmission. It also does it when downshifting as well. How bad is it? don't sugarcoat it.

It has been a phenomenal truck so far and this is my only issue. I just started happening.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
Senior Member
Ga tacoguy is one of the sharper tools in the shedGa tacoguy is one of the sharper tools in the shedGa tacoguy is one of the sharper tools in the shedGa tacoguy is one of the sharper tools in the shedGa tacoguy is one of the sharper tools in the shedGa tacoguy is one of the sharper tools in the shedGa tacoguy is one of the sharper tools in the shedGa tacoguy is one of the sharper tools in the shedGa tacoguy is one of the sharper tools in the shedGa tacoguy is one of the sharper tools in the shedGa tacoguy is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Ga tacoguy's Avatar
Name: Rudy
Joined: Mar 2012, #74020
Location: Augusta Ga.
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Posts: 306
Ga tacoguy's Tacoma Gallery
In order to help you we may need a little more information or clarification of your vibration. Does your taco vibrate in first or second gear or in reverse?
You could have a broken motor mount or a transmission mount broken, you need to examine and test them to see if they are the trouble.
You may want to examine your drive shaft and look at the universals. You may have a two piece drive shaft and the middle support may be the problem. I would look first, before you start to blame the transmission. It could be a internal failure, but you would be having more transmission problems if it was the fault. Good Luck.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 06:42 AM   #3
dgjones [OP] dgjones is offline
Member
dgjones is on a distinguished road
Joined: Apr 2009, #15649
Location: Portage, IN
Gender: Male
Posts: 51
dgjones's Tacoma Gallery
Hmmm good suggestions. It vibrates bad when shift from 3rd to fourth. But the vibration stays unless I punch the gas or let off the throttle. Something may be out of balance.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 04:25 PM   #4
Senior Member
ecoterragaia is one of the sharper tools in the shedecoterragaia is one of the sharper tools in the shedecoterragaia is one of the sharper tools in the shedecoterragaia is one of the sharper tools in the shedecoterragaia is one of the sharper tools in the shedecoterragaia is one of the sharper tools in the shedecoterragaia is one of the sharper tools in the shedecoterragaia is one of the sharper tools in the shedecoterragaia is one of the sharper tools in the shedecoterragaia is one of the sharper tools in the shedecoterragaia is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ecoterragaia's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2011, #49786
Location: Bumpass, VA
Gender: Male
Posts: 356
ecoterragaia's Tacoma Gallery
Have you ever greased the driveshaft slip-yoke? It might be hanging up. There aren't any zerks so if you try it you'll have to remove the driveshaft, unclamp the rubber boot, and separate the driveshaft into two pieces. It took me about 1.5 hours from start to finish. Make sure you clean the everything really well, and make sure that you have replacement clamps.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 11:56 AM   #5
Junior Member
Fozzie is on a distinguished road
Name: Fozzie
Joined: Aug 2012, #83951
Gender: Male
Posts: 6
Fozzie's Tacoma Gallery
Could be a torque converter problem, but more likely something simple, like u-joints.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 12:14 PM   #6
Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity
easyeatlanta is one of the sharper tools in the shedeasyeatlanta is one of the sharper tools in the shedeasyeatlanta is one of the sharper tools in the shedeasyeatlanta is one of the sharper tools in the shedeasyeatlanta is one of the sharper tools in the shedeasyeatlanta is one of the sharper tools in the shedeasyeatlanta is one of the sharper tools in the shedeasyeatlanta is one of the sharper tools in the shedeasyeatlanta is one of the sharper tools in the shedeasyeatlanta is one of the sharper tools in the shedeasyeatlanta is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Eric
Joined: Aug 2010, #41518
Location: Memphis
Gender: Dude
Posts: 1,212
easyeatlanta's Tacoma Gallery
sounds like when i had to replace a u-joint
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 12:24 PM   #7
Junior Member
greensunset is on a distinguished road
 
greensunset's Avatar
Name: Maria
Joined: Jul 2012, #82246
Location: Oahu
Gender: Chick
Posts: 15
greensunset's Tacoma Gallery
Its manual or automatic transmission?
If manual, the problem is balance, or tire align. You will notice when reach certain speed.
I dont know if this is the correct name, but is something related to balance.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #8
Member
Midnight Drifter is on a distinguished road
Name: Anthony
Joined: Oct 2011, #64566
Location: Monroe Twp, NJ
Gender: Male
Posts: 82
Midnight Drifter's Tacoma Gallery
Funny, I didn't know my A340E had 5 gears.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 02:14 PM   #9
ASE Master Tech
BamaToy1997 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBamaToy1997 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBamaToy1997 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBamaToy1997 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBamaToy1997 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBamaToy1997 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBamaToy1997 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBamaToy1997 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBamaToy1997 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBamaToy1997 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBamaToy1997 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
BamaToy1997's Avatar
Marines: M1A2 hull/turret technician, 4th Maint Btn. 4th FSSG.
Name: Bill
Joined: Jan 2012, #71846
Location: Marion, AL
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,526
BamaToy1997's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by greensunset View Post
Its manual or automatic transmission?
If manual, the problem is balance, or tire align. You will notice when reach certain speed.
I dont know if this is the correct name, but is something related to balance.
OP mentioned in his opening post that he has an automatic. Tire balance issues typically show up around the 55 MPH range.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vibration Nation: Complete Thread (60mph vibration) ShaneHD 2nd Gen. Tacomas 201 06-01-2013 09:32 AM
Shifting Help rlotti Performance and Tuning 1 04-30-2012 09:18 AM
Shifting? ssgnewkoop New Members 0 08-29-2010 06:03 PM
shifting from first to second gmcaree 2nd Gen. Tacomas 2 02-22-2010 10:52 AM
Differential Howling, Transmission Shifting, and 4x4 Shifting Issues Outdoorsman 2nd Gen. Tacomas 3 10-28-2008 05:09 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.