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Dealer said can't diagnose heavy cabin vibration because I have aftermarket wheels and tires

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 17trdoffroadbel, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Jul 2, 2019 at 9:27 AM
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    17trdoffroadbel

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    I haven't checked a thing except the cv axle boot which split, and then their repair failed too. It's under warranty. They're supposed to look at this stuff, not make up dumb excuses. Remember, they're literally saying they can't diagnose a thing until I put the OEM wheels and tires back on, which I would need to buy from them, conveniently.
     
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  2. Jul 2, 2019 at 10:08 AM
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    Understood, just trying to give you another possible root cause. Now I see that you don't want to fix the truck, just get rid of it.
     
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  3. Jul 2, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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    Well I do want to fix it so it doesn't self-destruct going down the road. Other than that, I've given up. I was having them redo the CV boot so I figured hey, check out this awful vibration. But they're having none of it.

    I'll tell them about the two different possibilities given by you and the other fellow with the swaybar, but honestly they just get offended when I offer what I think might be the reason for an issue.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    shouldn't you be talking to Discount Tire instead of dealing with the Toyota dealership on why the truck vibrates with new tires/rims they installed[​IMG]
     
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  5. Jul 2, 2019 at 11:12 AM
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    It vibrates with all wheels and tires, including Toyota's wheels, and it didn't do it from the beginning. Started a few months ago.
     
  6. Jul 2, 2019 at 11:12 AM
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    We're full, sorry.
     
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  7. Jul 2, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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    Hey man could be worse, I'm looking for a new truck and I shopped a bunch of dealers untill I got the price I wanted. I put down a $1000 deposit because they had to special order the truck the way I wanted. Long story short I signed a purchase order and put a $1000 down and was promised a new truck in about 3 months. About a month goes buy and the dealer calls and said they can't honor the price of the truck that I had a signed purchase agreement on and wanted $1000s more for the same truck after we signed. I went back and got my deposit back. I hate Toyota dealers and all the shitty games they play.
     
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  8. Jul 2, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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    OP, go rent a tacoma from another dealership and throw the wheels on yours for them to test the truck. I did this when I had to pass MD state inspection because mine stick out past my fenders. Dealer was never the wiser that I did it. It cost me $120 or so but cheaper than trying to find wheels/tires to swap elsewhere.
     
  9. Jul 2, 2019 at 11:27 AM
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    How am I supposed to rent a new truck from another dealer?
     
  10. Jul 2, 2019 at 11:34 AM
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    Rent a Tacoma from a rental company then.
     
  11. Jul 2, 2019 at 11:37 AM
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    enterprise hertz ...
     
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  12. Jul 2, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    Oh right. Honestly it's not worth the bother. I'll try another dealer for the repair first if the alignment doesn't make it better. I've been down this road before, and not again. NOT spending money out of pocket doing Toyota's diagnosis for them. F them.
     
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    Most dealers rent from their service department. I just drove up there with my wife and said I was considering buying a new tacoma and wanted to rent one to see if I like it. It was a brand new tacoma with like 300 miles, stickers still on the tires. Inspection didn't care what I did after they inspect, so I drove it home, swapped them on, drove it back and they signed my paper. Went home swapped them back and took the truck back. Obviously the costs will run up if the dealer says oh crap yea your truck needs a lot of work and then you're stuck with a rental for weeks.
     
  14. Jul 2, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    I see. I honestly didn't know the dealer does that.
     
  15. Jul 2, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    I drove that stretch. fun times.

    If you put vehicle on lift and run the truck can you determine driveline vibration that way? even dismount the wheels and do this.
     
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  16. Jul 2, 2019 at 11:59 AM
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    99.9% of vibrations like you described with aftermarket wheels that you haven't made any suspension modifications to is with either the wheels or tires. Road force balancing is a joke and lends zero credibility to your issue. You need to take it back to discount and let them tell you that it isn't the wheels or tires.

    A vibration at 70 is a harmonic vibration and that isn't typically a drive line cause. It is wheels or tires. A drive line vibration will be constant and you will feel it when you accelerate with increasing intensity that will drop when you let off the gas. Brake vibrations occur when you are on the brakes. A wheel alignment won't fix a vibration. There really isn't a whole lot to the diagnosis especially if it is as bad as you say.
     
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  17. Jul 2, 2019 at 11:59 AM
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    I only read the first and last page, but did you try rotating them to see if that changes anything?

    If not I’d try that rental idea. That’s a good one.

    I’m sure any dealer you take it to is going to say the same thing. I would.
     
  18. Jul 2, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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    Again, you guys didn't read everything. It does it on two separate sets of wheels and tires, including TRD Pro wheels I bought new from this dealer. And yes, the vibration DOES get worse under power, which I told the manager, which he apparently ignored.
     
  19. Jul 2, 2019 at 12:02 PM
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    I regularly rotate my tires. I did not do a special rotation for this issue.
     
  20. Jul 2, 2019 at 12:04 PM
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    but did you try a rotation?
     

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