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rumble strip feeling when going 30-40 mph

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JessicaJ, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. Jul 29, 2015 at 7:34 AM
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    Krazie Sj

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    That's what I've narrowed it down to. I can't find a weight on my drive shaft so I'm thinking it's fallen off. Looking at the Wifes Tundra, she has a big 0.5"x1" weight spot welded to the shaft. Mine has nothing. So I'm hoping that's all that it is.

    Doesn't seem like the torque Converter. Doesn't go away in 3rd or 4th or while applying the brakes.
     
  2. Sep 7, 2015 at 2:35 PM
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    I just started having this exact same issue today on my 2007. Just had the transmission flushed about a month ago as well.

    Who would need to check out the driveshaft balancing?
     
  3. Sep 8, 2015 at 7:02 AM
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    got mine scheduled with my local Toyota/Lexus shop (not the dealer).
    with the description of the rumbling and previous squeaking in reverse, a few months back, he said it sounds like u-joints and said with my mileage that it is about the "around town" lifespan of those u-joints (103K)
     
  4. Sep 8, 2015 at 7:07 AM
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    Mine was a U-Joint that was crapping the bucket on me. When I checked it was tight but I through it in Neutral and chocked the front tires to release tension on the drive train, and sure enough, right near the axle it was eating itself away. $40 and an hour later, good as new.
     
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  5. Sep 8, 2015 at 2:04 PM
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    I've been wanting to post my "update".....
    I brought my truck to a transmission shop to have them look at it because I was told if the driveshaft was off balance, it will vibrate all the time and not only on certain speeds. So, after getting some estimates as to "what-if-its-this-or-that", we decided to start at the lowest estimate first since it would had to be done anyways. The shop did a transmission fluid and filter change (not a flush) and they added an additive to it (I can look at my paperwork if you want to know). The mechanic went for a test drive and came back telling me he didn't feel anything, but he also didn't know what the vibration was since he didn't drive it before he did the fluid/filter change. So he asked me to drive it and he'll ride with me to see if it was still there. To my surprise, the vibration was there but only minimal (at 1 on a 10 scale). The mechanic told me to drive it for a couple days and see if it goes away once the additive gets mixed in with the fluid and bring it back or just to call back. The vibration went away the next day. I waited two days to call him back just in case it came back. I put about 70 miles on the next two days. I paid $140 including fluid, filter, pan gasket, the additive and labor. I don't know how much a transmission fluid/filter change cost, but I think it was well worth it.

    Let me know if you guys have any questions.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2019 at 5:59 PM
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    Any further update a few years later? I’m having the same issue with my 07 Tacoma at 160K. Mechanic wants to put a new tranny in but sounds like this is the way to go!

    Do you happen to recall what the addditive they put in there was?
     
  7. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:17 PM
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  8. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:32 PM
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    ^^^ That'll do it. Very well known problem and many threads on this issue in the 4Runner forums. Fluid change and Shudder Fix and it's been gone for 2 years. It's a converter lockup problem. Do a test - put it 4th rather than "D" and go for a drive. Tell us if it goes away.
     

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