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Cobble stones/washboard roads.....steering loose?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BSP4x4, Feb 2, 2010.

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  1. Feb 2, 2010 at 5:51 AM
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    BSP4x4

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    So i noticed that when driving slow on coble stones roads i can feel something loose down in the steering. not up by the steering wheel, but down by the wheels...i can feel the loose feeling as it travels up through the wheel. only get the shaky feeling when turning slight left or right...noise goes away somewhat when going straight:

    kinda like this:

    from this thread:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/64728-poll-do-you-experience-clunk-2.html

    can someone point me in the right direction of what it could be or how to fix it? I hear it one of those "regular" taco issues?

    THANKS!
     
  2. Feb 2, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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    Afwrestler1986

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    Only thing I can think of that involved the 1st gens more so I think was the steering rack bushings. :confused:
     
  3. Feb 2, 2010 at 6:25 AM
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    I've felt the same thing at some point. It's almost like something needs to be tightened.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2010 at 6:37 AM
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    Start with better shocks
     
  5. Feb 2, 2010 at 6:40 AM
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    i have the TRD shocks...i don't think it is acceptable to pay 25-30K for a truck and have an issue like this.....it has nothing to do with not having shocks that are up to your standards...they are the top of the line shock that can come from the factory...
     
  6. Feb 2, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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  7. Feb 2, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    Thanks...but i actually read AND posted in that thread....the thread offers NO FIX...that's why i started this thread....does anyone have a fix write up?
     
  8. Feb 2, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    That's what conclusion I came to.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2010 at 7:15 AM
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  10. Feb 2, 2010 at 7:18 AM
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    I have it too, been told it's normal.
     
  12. Feb 2, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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    I know this. I was simply pointing out how I would fix it. But being that they have 2nd gens, they can only wish for a cheap and easy fix. :cool:
     
  13. Feb 2, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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    [​IMG]
     
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    I just go highway speeds on washboard roads and float over all that crap, once you get to about 50-60 it smooths out:D
     
  15. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    FIX? FIX? Anyone?
     
  16. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    Redesign the steering components. My tundy does it too.
     
  17. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    Go faster and you wont notice it ;)

    :mudding:
     
  18. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    come on people...we shouldn't just "settle" for another "normal" issue....for 30K i would think the thing would at least FEEL solid...even if it wasn't :) no one out there has a fix? ( a REAL FIX)...not a "just live with it fix) :)
     
  19. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    Why don't you be the first to dig into it and find one?
     
  20. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    Might I suggest these....
    crayonsFull1-main_Full.jpg
     
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