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How much does your truck shake while idling?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by beedoola, May 24, 2012.

  1. May 24, 2012 at 9:14 AM
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    beedoola

    beedoola [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Now when I mean "shake," I do mean like crazy, driving over speed bumps shake, rather a little vibration. I'm asking cause mine kinda shakes while idling and I want to know if perhaps there is something I need to address.

    My taco is a 2.7 4 cyl

    140k, I got it at 130k, replaced the spark plugs, belts, transmission fluid, done two oil changes since then.

    Should I attempt the Seafoam treatment?
     
  2. May 24, 2012 at 9:16 AM
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    blitzburgh99

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    Depends on how big the girl I am on top of is!!!
     
  3. May 24, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    boshak

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    How many RPMs at idle?

    Suggest cleaning your MAF and TB.
     
  4. May 25, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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    koco

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    These are good ideas to fix rough idle. Seafoam works, I haven't had problems using it on a couple of 3.4l motors.
     
  5. May 25, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    if it's an auto a little shake is normal when in drive.
     
  6. May 26, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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    beedoola

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    the line below 1000rpm - so guessing thats indicating 750-800. Some times it will drop a little lower and then back up. Are there any tutorials/guides on here for MAF and TB cleaning?
     
  7. May 26, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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    boshak

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    When it drops, does it go below 600? And is that when you feel the shake most?
     
  8. May 26, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    Just a thought-the 4-banger in these trucks has a kinda radical pulsing at idle that often can trigger a harmonic vibe in the exhaust system-I discovered this in my stepson's '99 reg cab Tacoma. His was vibrating the frame at the hangar near the middle of the truck. I grabbed a pair of lockjaws and bent the hangar a little sideways and the vibe disappeared.
     
  9. May 26, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    I bet it is nothing. Just drive.
     
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