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@003 Tacoma 2.4L Xcab steering wheel shake

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by CalFred, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:12 AM
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    CalFred

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    Last 8,000 miles or so the steering wheel rapidly shakes back and forth going at about 70 - 80 mph on some freeway that is made of concrete sections. Worse on a curve - doesn't do it on smooth roads and it stops at about 80 mph. Truck has 51.700 mi on it. Wheel bearings were done at 30,000 and it has been checked for shake in the tie rod ends and the bearings and the original shocks which all appear OK, Tire pressure has been checked. It has never been in an accident and tires aren't cupped.
     
  2. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:14 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Tires need to be ballanced.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    Chris, it doesn't do it at any speed on smooth roads.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    If it only does it on that particular stretch of raod, it may just be the road then.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    Numerous stretches of roads in Southern Calif on the freeways, 14 to LA area is the one I am on the most.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    Are you running OEM wheels and tires?

    Do you get a similar shaking when hitting bumps, holes, etc., except on that particular road?
     
  7. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:42 AM
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    Wheels are the original and the tires are Kumho same size as OE. Shake is on a number of concrete constuction SC freeways. Worse around a curve in the road.
     
  8. Aug 22, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    Well it seems that Chris was right, rotate and balance seems to have solved the problem. I must admit I was fooled by the fact the it did not do it on smooth roads.
     
  9. Aug 22, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Tire ballance seems to cure about 95% of wierd steering shake issues. :)
     
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