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New 2012 Steering Wheel Shake

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JoeMX82, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Mar 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    JoeMX82

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    I just bought a new 2012 DBL cab and noticed that I got a bit of steering wheel shake between 50-60 MPH. I was not too concerned as I had new wheels and tires on order. Now with 500 miles I have the new wheels and tires on and still have shake. Truck is stock (minus system and wheels / tires) and has no dirt on it (never off road or anything). Had the wheels balanced twice by discount tire so I am out of ideas here.....Any help as I cruise right at 55-60 going to work (speed of traffic)????
     
  2. Mar 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    1GR

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    Sounds like your typical wheel balance issue.(Yes. I realise you said you had them rebalanced) Is it always when at 50-60mph? (acceleration, deceleration, coasting, breaking?)
     
  3. Mar 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    I've got the same issue with my 2012 with stock tires and wheels. From what I've read its just a balancing issue which is why I haven't worried about it too much. Kinda strange that you've had them balanced twice with no change tho. I'm almost due for my 5,000 mile check up so hopefully I can get them rebalanced and resolve the issue.

    I've also read on here that the shakes are sometime inherent with a truck and there is nothing you can do about them....Good luck!
     
  4. Mar 21, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    Yes happens acceleration, deceleration, coasting, breaking, and any combo :D
     
  5. Mar 21, 2012 at 10:45 PM
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    If they have properly balanced your wheels, you could have tire tramp. Proper balancing/road force equipment will show this. A regular wheel balancer will not.
     
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