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Feeling / noise under drivers side floor board

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cmf21, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Nov 12, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    cmf21

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    For the past month or so I have started noticing this noise and feeling under the drivers side floor board. It's almost like I'm driving over those rumble strips on the freeway. I can feel it on every rotation of the tires. The faster I go the less I notice it but it's still there.


    Anyone have any idea what this is?
     
  2. Nov 13, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    anyone?
     
  3. Nov 13, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    wheel bearings maybe?
     
  4. Nov 13, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    It's not making a grinding noise or anything like that so I don't think it's the bearings. It's hard to describe what it feels like. It's almost like I'm going over rumble strips on the highway but not feeling every one. The rotation feels like a circle that's out of round or a flat tire feeling.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    try this..

    Check the rotor make sure its not warped check pads while your there.. Check cv joints. Three when was the last time you greased all the u joints up?
     
  6. Nov 13, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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    In my dads Tahoe(i know its not a Tacoma) one of the wheel bearing went out and it kinda felt like driving over the rumble strips. idk just a thought
     
  7. Nov 13, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    forgot to mention that the trucks an 04 4x4. Don't know what parts rotate up front on a 4x4 when it's not use.
     
  8. Nov 13, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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    everything rotates up there unless you have manual hubs.
     
  9. Nov 13, 2011 at 9:41 PM
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    I should probalby clearify the feeling a little better. The feeling is more like I'm running over those reflectors that are down the center of the road.
     
  10. Nov 13, 2011 at 9:49 PM
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    have you check drive shaft u joints and center bearing?
     
  11. Nov 13, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    Haven't checked those. What's the proper way to check them. Is it to grab the drive shaft and try to turn it by hand or something? If I can, does it mean the ujoints are bad?

    While I'm at it I probably need to do some greasing since I don't think it's ever been done since I've had it. I also forgot to mention that I can feel the problem in the gas pedal sometimes as well as the floor.
     
  12. Nov 13, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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    Vibes felt in the floor pan or the seats indicates the source is in the rear half of the truck somewhere. I suspect driveline. As someone has already mentioned, grease all the fittings on the rear driveshaft.
     
  13. Nov 14, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    I really don't have any vibes. It's not that type of feeling. I greased everything up today but still have the feeling under the drivers side floor. My mother says it sounds more like a woooff.
     
  14. Nov 15, 2011 at 12:28 AM
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    Carrier Bearing?
     
  15. Nov 15, 2011 at 12:35 AM
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    Manual hubs are tight its why I have em :D

    and he has an 04 so he add
     
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