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A few "issues"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Khaos, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Dec 6, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    Khaos

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    In the last 2 or 3K miles, I've noticed my truck begging to develop a vibration. At first it was only at 10-20mph, but now its present in almost all of my driving. The vibes can be felt in my steering wheel and seats, so the girlfriend now feels it and is like wtf... My alignment is off but it shouldn't vibrate this bad.

    The vib is more prevalent when I'm using the gas. If I take my foot off the pedal when I'm driving then it seems to go away for the most part. There is also a bit of a hum that I hear when its vibrating that also seems to go fade out when I take my foot off the pedal.

    I'm hoping this is just a bad alignment, because i'm flat broke right now and have no money to even really drive my truck anywhere, much less pay any repair bills.
     
  2. Dec 6, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    alignment may have a bit to do with it...but when was the last time the tires were balanced?
     
  3. Dec 6, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    JimBeam

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    out of curiosity...how many miles do you have on your tires
     
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    Tires where rotated and balanced roughly 3-4K ago with my last oil change. Planning on getting the oil done again sometime this week as well as getting an alignment, hoping that takes care of everything.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    I've had my BFGs for maybe 12K now. Not quite sure. I got them in December of '08.
     
  6. Dec 6, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    getting there....
    depending on how bad out of alignment you are....that may be the cause of said vibes.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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    i dunno...id check the balancing first

    then the alignment

    then i have a theory but its not very sound
     
  8. Dec 6, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    getting there....
    the way i see it......the bfg's are a pretty heavy tire, and probably should be balanced more often than some. if your tires are wearing funny in any way....get the alignment done so you dont were them out prematurely.
     
  9. Dec 6, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    It's kind of a simple thing but make sure all your lug nuts are tight. I've had people try to steal my wheels and didn't finish the job .
     
  10. Dec 6, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    Im kinda thinking Carrier Bearing, or U Joint......
     
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    I only half read that. What Chris said makes more sense if the vibe goes away when you let off the gas.
     
  12. Dec 6, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    i was having a VERY similar problem. vibes felt like they moved over time from 20 - 30 km/h to 50 - 60 and 100 - 110 km/h. i checked the alignment, u joint, checked to see if my wheel weights were still there, checked if my tires were wearing funny or bulging(spelling) out, nothin.. i was starting to think my tranny/clutch was fucking up

    so when i got my winter tires on they discovered a bent rim and i do not recall hitting anything that would bend it.

    good luck hope its something simple
     
  13. Dec 6, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    X2 on the u-joint.
    I had a similar problem a few weeks ago and it turned out to be my front u-joint. I went with the OEM replacement and it cost me $60 but you can get an aftermarket one (AutoZone) for about $15. While you're under there you might want to check your rear transmission seal, the PreRunner's tend to leak.
     
  14. Dec 6, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    yeap:D
     
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  16. Dec 6, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    Just an addition to previously stated posts, if you are going to get them balanced, try to find a shop with a Hunter GSP9700 or equivalent road force balancing machine. "Road Force" being the key words. Not all places have them probably because they cost 15k. This machine will tell you if you have a bad tire. They are distinctive because there will be a roller that spins the tire simulating the tire running down the road. I've had great success with the Hunter, even when the batch of bad BFG T/A's that hit the market back in the late 90's (Did I just date myself?:confused:)
    It's worth looking into.
     
  17. Dec 6, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    i have the same issue and ive had multiple allignments i would like to know as well
     
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