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Rear axle vibration problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TROKITA, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Oct 13, 2011 at 1:32 AM
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    TROKITA

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    :help: OK so its been around 4 months that i replaced the right side rear shaft because it was bent, I replaced it with a used one, it was in good condition checked the teeth to see if it was OK, everything looked good.
    I did the work myself, i replaced the two retainers and seal, re-used the bearing and put everything back in its place. Everything worked really well and mission accomplished. now 4 months later i start to feel a little vibration on the steering wheel going at a steady speed and only when i press on the gas, but when i let go of the gas the vibration will stop until i press it again. at first i thought it was my front end but after i investigated i found out it was the right side of the rear axle. I know its the right side because i lifted one side first and then the other side, both times put it on drive and stepped on the pedal, the left side was ok with no vibration but when i did it with the right side i felt the vibration. And sense the vibration has started I've feel that its getting worse. any ideas in what it could be??????? i want to get an idea first in what it could be or what it is, i really don't want to take it apart thinking is one thing and ending up being the total opposite. and wasting money in parts.:help:
     
  2. Oct 13, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    BUMP!!!
     
  3. Oct 13, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    Does anybody know what im talking about ? bump
     
  6. Oct 14, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    My guess would be the bearing. Typically a vibration felt in the steering wheel is a front end issue. A rear end issue would be felt in your ........well...........rear end.
     
  7. Oct 14, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    i thought it was my front end but it wasn't i raised the truck and i let the right wheel spin while the left wheel was still touching the ground and i felt the same vibration on the steering wheel. so i know its the right passenger rear, but i want to know what it could be causing the vibration ???
     
  8. Oct 14, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    The diff or axle bearing
     
  9. Oct 14, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    the rear again could be the shaft, bearing, axle casing itself, and the hub. why your feelign it in the wheel while stopped is beyond me.

    Id also investigate the transmission mount and carrier bearing.
     
  10. Oct 14, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    ya ill try replacing the bearing first and see if that fixes the problem if not im afraid its the gears inside the axle. but ya its only the right side that does that because the left side doesn't vibrate.
     
  11. Oct 14, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    bump again
     
  12. Oct 16, 2011 at 2:16 PM
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    Fixed it and problem solved.......it was a u-joint that was making the hole truck vibrate like crazy
     
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