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Front Rotor turn to fix vibration?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bishtacova, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Dec 30, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    bishtacova

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    Dudes,

    I have a mild vibration in my front end, took it to the dealer who turned and shaved the rotors. Issue is still there, specifically mild vibration to stop from 30mph or so, intermittently. Has anyone had this issue? What should I ask for next, new rotors? They didn't say the rotors were warped. Only 6600 mi on my taco.

    thanks!
     
  2. Dec 30, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    What about tire balance? Do you have any lift mods? Mine vibrated a lot until I swapped rotors. Went to PowerSlots. All gone.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    dexterdog

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    If they turned the rotors they should have changed the pads as well. Also, it could be a wheel out of balance or a tire out of round.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    russell@stone-creek.com

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    If it vibrates when you are not on the brakes, rotors were never the problem.

    Intermittent vibrations are almost tire/balance issues.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    dude..........how does it vibrate?do you feel a pulsation in the brake pedal?do you feel it in the steering wheel?
     
  6. Dec 31, 2009 at 2:59 AM
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    I feel the vibration when I brake, mostly in the pedal and a little in the steering wheel. Should I ask for new rotors since they were turned?
     
  7. Dec 31, 2009 at 4:20 AM
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    I would ask for new rotors AND pads. You want two true surfaces working together. BTW, if they turned the rotors due to vibration, it's because they were warped;maybe defective from factory/poor quality.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    I still have the shudder so the dealership is going to replace the rear drums. Has anyone had their rear brake drums replaced under warranty to fix mild shudder when braking around 40mph?
     
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  10. Jan 18, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    My rear brake drums definitely cleared up the vibration I felt in the seat. But I have to go back and have them look at my front brakes they turned that didn't need them.
     
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