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Bad vibration (dash) when apply brakes !!!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 67tone67, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    67tone67

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    Ok here it goes....just when u think uve figured it out... Ok . I thought it was bad brakes so i did a total brake job....turned rotors and drums new pads and shoes... Not much change. I have just replaced all the ball joints and drivers wheel bearing with little to no change.... Im at a standstill and am getting aggravated! Anyone had ( has) this problem please help. 98 tacoma 4x4. :( and.... Truck also has new tie rods!
     
  2. Jun 9, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    Any vibs in the steering wheel when you apply the brakes? What about the floorboard/drivers seat?
     
  3. Jun 10, 2011 at 2:48 AM
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    Yes the wheel does shake.... Feels like the front end is falling out from under truck.... Agravatting rattle/ shake.
     
  4. Jun 10, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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    I know you replaced the rotors, but my first impression is the rotors. They usually cause that shake during hard braking from a pretty good pace.
    Have someone wiggle the steering wheel slightly back and forth, back and forth while your under the truck and look at all the steering linkages for anything wore out or loose.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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    I too think it could be your rotors. Sometimes just turning them isn't enough. I would suggest you consider new, OEM rotors and pads as the next step.

    A vib in the steering wheel when brakes are applied indicates the source is the front brakes.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2011 at 6:27 AM
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    I ve already replaced the pass side rotor bc i thought that might be the culprit.... Im going to get another for the drivers side and ill post the outcome... Thanks guys.
     
  7. Jun 11, 2011 at 6:46 AM
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    Could be the alignment.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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  9. Jun 11, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    New rotor for drivers side... Poof!! Problem solved... Thanks guys.
     
  10. Jun 11, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    Congrats man!
     
  11. Jun 11, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    Thanks again..
     
  12. Jun 26, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    i just turned my rotors today, and the vibration is still there when i apply the brakes. Did you use replacement OEM rotors and pads? My 01 DC prerunner is stock other than the 265/75/16's.
     
  13. Jun 26, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    oem or brembo blanks are good rotors to use.

    OP, congrats on the fix. vibration while braking is almost always time for new rotors. sometimes, rotors warp and turning them won't solve the issue. good job.
     
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