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4x4 Vibration

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Cabinetmaker, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Aug 1, 2007 at 9:50 AM
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    Cabinetmaker

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    I have a brand new 2007 4x4 5 speed with a 2.7L 4 cyl. engine. In first and second gear there's a noticible vibration in the truck. Seems to be coming from the center (right under the seat). I took it back to Toyota for my complementary 1000 mile oil change and had them check it out and they told me it was normal and similar to the others on the lot. I haven't tried driving a different one yet to see if it's true. In addition, the A/C clutch is very noisy and cycles off and on about every ten seconds. I was wondering if anyone else has had similar problems.
     
  2. Aug 1, 2007 at 11:07 AM
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    Unfortunately the vibration is very common and most dealers won't do anything about it. Not sure what to tell you about the AC clutch though, if it's not working the way it should i would definately take it back to the dealer and insist they look at it
     
  3. Aug 1, 2007 at 11:22 AM
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    Cabinetmaker

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    The problem with all of this is that everything works fine now. The symptoms are just anoying as h__. I've heard a lot of people say just to learn to live with it. One voice tells me that I bought the 7 yr. 100,000 mile warranty so why worry. The other voice, attached to my wallet, says I paid a lot of money for this truck and if there's a problem, they should fix it.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2007 at 11:29 AM
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    I'm not sure about your AC, but i know if you take it in for vibration issues they will just say its normal. This has been discussed many times on this site, some members have even taken toyota to arbitration and lost. we're all crossing our fingers and hoping that eventually toyota will get enough complaints, nail down the problem and issue a TSB, but so far that has not happened
     
  5. Aug 2, 2007 at 2:29 PM
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    pb2themax

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    Get a 1 peice Tom Woods driveshaft. That will fix your vibes. I did a group buy. $279 each. Free shipping.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2007 at 4:34 PM
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    tacopuppy

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    I bought a 2007 dc 4x4 auto about a week ago, and I also have the 1st and 2nd gear annoying vibration when braking. I thought by selling my old taco and "upgrading" to this '07 I would be in a world of harmony and bliss. for the most part I am but that little vibration is somewhat eating at me.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2007 at 6:28 PM
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    The A/C clutch cycling is, more than likely, caused by the refrigerant(R134a) being too low; either by it having leaked out and/or the R134a under-serviced at the factory. The under-serviced scenario has proven not uncommon with a new Tacoma.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2007 at 6:03 AM
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    The A/C issue is common on the 2.7Ls at idle. My truck will sometimes sound like a diesel truck at idle with the clutch engaged. I was told by the dealership that this was normal since the RPMs drop below what the A/C normally runs at.

    I hadn't thought about the refigerant levels. Maybe I will take mine in and say that the A/C is not blowing cold all the time. :rolleyes:
     
  9. May 1, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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    Gurty421

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    I have a 2007 Toyota 4x4 4cyl 5 speed, and its does what you describe, every one keeps telling me "its just what 4cyl do" i cant beleave that though, but then again they might be true.
     
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