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oh no....TSB-0171-16 Driveline vibration

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Murrayb4, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Jun 4, 2020 at 11:49 PM
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    dhectorg

    dhectorg Well-Known Member

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    My suggestion is to just accept it as part of owning a Tacoma. Based on my research, there are multiple reasons for the vibrations that plague Tacomas and actually eliminating the issue is all but impossible. I know it's not the ideal answer, but it is what it is. A LOT of Tacomas vibrate and Toyota has taken the position that it's "normal" behavior, so taking it to a dealer will certainly be a waste of time.

    I will echo the previous comment that these vibrations don't seem to lead to any reliability issues, judging from the several people I know with higher mileage Tacomas, so at least there's that.
     
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  2. Jul 5, 2020 at 9:31 PM
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    abhamber

    abhamber Well-Known Member

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    I really hope this post helps somebody. After chasing down vibrations over the past several months with no real solution, I can say with confidence that I've finally eliminated 95% of the vibration.

    I had my axle shafts replaced at 20000 miles and 8000 miles later my vibrations returned. My dealer (which has always been helpful) deemed the vibrations "normal" - no surprise there!

    Unfortunately, I had to take it upon myself to address the issue because Toyota Canada was basically dragging their feet. I had the following done:

    - Tires were road force balanced (seemed to help)
    - Both brake drums replaced (seemed to help the most, but I could still feel slight vibrations around 40mph)
    - Replaced both rear shocks with Billstein 5100's (I just replaced these today, and after a 30 mile test drive, my vibrations were noticeably gone, they are now at the point where I'm not sure if just the bad road and or the characteristics of having a truck with no load in the bed)

    I was surprised to see how worn my stock Hitachi shocks were in under 30000 miles. I'm convinced that most of my vibrations weren't "vibrations" but more so rapid oscillations caused by the leaf springs and poor dampening by the shocks.

    Since the install, the truck feels more "solid" and I haven't felt the vibrations on deceleration that I did previously. I'm not an expert, but my thinking is that stiffer shocks help reduce / mask axle wrap.

    I hope this helps anyone who is starting to feel defeated and is frustrated with their truck.
     
  3. Jul 27, 2020 at 6:30 PM
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    pescadoman66

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    I did the same thing... I even had the head tech at the dealer drive it with me in it and he said that he never felt a thing and I could feel it every time he decelerated. They are smucks
     
  4. Aug 2, 2020 at 2:47 PM
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    WOW!

    I had a 2016 DCLB OR w/JBL & NAV in Orange with the Orange trimmed interior, purchased and waiting for it to arrive. I started reading about the trans issues and the non-adjustable driver's seat height on a $42K really gave me second thoughts. I backed out of my order, the dealer didn't care because they would sell in a week or two because DCLB were few and far between in the beginning days of the Gen 3 Taco. Fast Forward Four years later, I was hoping all the bugs had been worked out. I'm saddened to see the same complaints. I wanted to build it in Vodoo Blue this time, but I think you talked me out of it.

    I have a 200 series Land Cruiser that has been really good to me, she drinks a lot of gas, but other than that it has been awesome (knock on wood).

    Anyone reading this in the $35,000 + price range might want to look at the 200 series Land Cruiser: 2008 - 2020.

    Yes, I know it doesn't have a bed.

    You may want to give one a test drive, if you can find one.

    Guess, I'll wait for the new V6 TT hybrid Tundra.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2020 at 2:25 PM
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    MDFireTruck

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    Unfortunately I also have the shudder. I purchased a 2020 SR5. I didn't notice it on my test drive, but sure notice the shudder now. Sucks.:facepalm:
     
  6. Aug 5, 2020 at 6:40 PM
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    Mitch65

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    Just try to enjoy your truck man. Mine has 12k miles and has had it since days one. There is no known solution. One member will post they fixed but then it doesn’t work for another member. I have researched this to death. It’s a design flaw. A year later and It doesn’t even bother me anymore.
     

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