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Hard Vibration/Shaking while Turning Slowly...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by crazyasu45, May 26, 2010.

  1. May 26, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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    crazyasu45

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    So I just got a 4 wheel alignment done on my taco because of excessive toe in and extreme outside tire wear...Now when I crank the wheel and turn slowly in to a parking stall or reverse my truck shakes or vibrates :eek: hard...It doesn't do this while driving straight at all...any suggestions...Thx :cool:
     
  2. May 26, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    check for rubbing?
     
  3. May 26, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    Do you have a locker? Or is 4WD engaged?

    Just sayin.....from your description, it almost sounds like one of those is possible. Almost as if something is binding....
     
  4. May 26, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    mine does some shaking too, between 10 to 25 mph. then goes away. not sure why.
     
  5. May 26, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    I had that happening on my wifes suburban and it turned out that my kid had flipped the 4x4 switch.
     
  6. May 26, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    Yes...I have an E-Locker...and No...4x4 is not engaged...
     
  7. May 26, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    Yes...It could possibly be some rubbing issues...but I thought I have more than enough clearance with my lift :confused: maybe because my tires are pointed straight now and not toed in haha and I have a wider stance...I'll check it out...
     
  8. May 26, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    when my 4x4 or E-locker is engaged there is a big green light on my instrument panel I can't miss :D
     
  9. May 26, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    it's not shaking while cruising :p
     
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    no its all good, its just those few 15mph it take to get up to 30,
     
  11. Jun 26, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    My 4x4 Taco does the same thing during tight turns at low speeds (less than 10 mph) right after startup. Then it goes away basically after I've backed up and turned out of the driveway. I have the stock 17" wheels and stuff that 2007 sport package combo comes with. For what it's worth, the truck is definitely in 2wd when this happens but it's almost as though it's like turning with 4wheel low on.....any ideas?
     
  12. Jun 26, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    has your truck been in 4WD lately? i know they are e-lockers but sometimes this happens to my truck where the light goes off but the front is still locked. try backing up 10 to 20 feet to make sure....always make sure :)
     
  13. Jun 26, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    mine does the same thing. it didnt start until the tires got 1/2 wore. I thought it might be the rear locking as you turn sharp? Is this something I need to have checked out?
     
  14. Jun 30, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    Well I did switch mine in and out of 4WD to see if possible locking was going on but I did NOT put it in reverse. This "shaky" feeling seems to be sorta common on newer Tacomas. Anybody with a PreRunner experience this or is it only 4WD trucks?
     
  15. Jul 1, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    I dont have any shaking or anything on my 04 Pre-runner. Just my tire rubs very slightly at full lock on the fender liner. You sure you're not rubbing on any suspension components at full lock ?
     
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    My '07 2WD Prerunner has the same vibration. Really noticable when
    backing up and turning slowly. Also when turning to the right but
    not so much to the left.
     
  17. Jul 4, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    I think it's the rear differential. I have a limited slip differential. I had my son go forward and backward with the wheel cut to the left. I could hear it
    vibrating. Off to Allen Car Care tomorrow!
     
  18. Jul 5, 2010 at 7:06 AM
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    Took my 07 Taco to the dealership. Diagnosis: Lack of friction modifier. Strange because I had just put in Mobil 1 LS. They replaced it with
    the Toyota brand ($6.25/qt) and Toyota LS2 @ $13.04. If you would have told me that I would have a problem with Mobil 1, I would have said you were nuts! Go figure!
     
  19. Oct 5, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    Finally took my Taco in today for Toyota to check on the vibration/shaking feel at low speeds in tight turns. They said they duplicated it only 1 time while driving the truck and doing tight turns but feel it is the rear slip needing more fluid and additive. Talked to some friends who are mechanics and they said that seemed logical. Told Toyota to go ahead and perform the work. Will post results soon
     
  20. Oct 6, 2010 at 6:15 AM
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    Is the rear slip the same as rear axles and housing? Mine is doing this some. I thought it was the tires? Please let us know if this helps the problem.
     
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