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Rumble noise since lift has been installed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TRDTACOMA453, May 18, 2011.

  1. May 18, 2011 at 6:16 AM
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    TRDTACOMA453

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    Ever since I installed the Toytec 3" Coil/Add-a-Leaf lift in my truck, I am getting a rumble noise at all speeds. I think it may be the increased angle on the driveshaft but not sure. It causes the steering to vibrate but at constant intervals while driving. Can anyone give me some insight on this problem? Thanks.
     
  2. May 18, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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    poynter

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    It might be the aggressive camber in the front. Especially if you have tires with big lugs around the edge.
     
  3. May 18, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    I changed my wheels/tires back to stock and the rumble is still there. It's almost like a grinding noise and it comes and goes, not with every revolution of the wheels but maybe every revolution of the drive shaft? It's hard to describe. I feel like I'm destroying my drivetrain.
     
  4. May 18, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    The angles of your driveline are sensitive and they must be perfect in order to eliminate all vibrations. I can't recall a single person who lifted their truck and didn't have issues with vibrations. See the diagram below for an illustration.


    1. Read this: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/153050-just-fixed-driveline-vibration-free.html
    2. And here: http://www2.dana.com/pdf/J3311-1-DSSP.pdf (Page 8)
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    EDIT:
    OP, if your a 4x4 (can't tell from your profile) there is a known issue with front diffs having scoring on the driverside axle shaft. The issue sometimes manifests itself when lifting. You can diagnose that issue by shifting into 4WD and see if it goes away. Search the forums and you will see.

    And welcome to the forum. :wave:
     
  5. May 18, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    Thank you Crom! This info is a huge help
     
  6. May 18, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    You can buy the carrier bearing drop kit that may help you out. A few guys sell them on here.
     
  7. May 18, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    When I shift into 4 wheel drive the vibration goes away! I've never noticed this before because the only time I use 4X4 is either in the mud or snow, and the rough terrain would probably drown out the vibration. This driver side axle shaft problem is most likely the issue.
     
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