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Shaking while idling

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by jgratiano, Jun 23, 2022.

  1. Jun 23, 2022 at 5:25 AM
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    jgratiano

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    I have 2017 and when I am sitting at a stop light it starts to idle kind of heavy and shake, I noticed if I let the engine run for a couple minutes when I start the truck before putting it in gear it will tend to not do it as much. I searched in the past and was told to change the spark plugs and ignition coils which I did about 2 years ago with only seeing slight improvement. Anyone have other suggestions??
     
  2. Jun 23, 2022 at 5:46 AM
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    Maybe some Lucas injector cleaner? Kinda sounds like dirty injectors that are not spraying like they should.
     
  3. Jun 23, 2022 at 5:56 AM
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    You might also try cleaning your MAF sensor. Make sure you use the proper cleaner and don't touch the wires. There are plenty of videos on YouTube of how to do this.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2022 at 8:06 AM
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    I would say my 2022 is the same. It is the 500rpm idle and the atkins cycle engine I think.
     
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  5. Jun 23, 2022 at 8:11 AM
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    My '22 too. Definitely the engine cycling.
     
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    KIDPRESLEY

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    try cleaning the throttle body? the valve could have trouble staying open during idle if it's a little gunked up which will cause your shaking.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2022 at 8:26 AM
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    +1 for my 2021. Idles at 500-600 rpm but it's not to the point of being annoying.
     
  8. Jun 23, 2022 at 8:30 AM
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    Haven't noticed anything like that yet on my 2020 with a little over 17k miles. Engines always very smooth. Many times at a stop light the truck feels like its engine is off.
     
  10. Jun 23, 2022 at 12:10 PM
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    If its really bad it could be worn engine mounts, but idk how old your truck is. My wife's 08 jeep patriot would shake horribly while in drive and at a stop but when in neutral it was ok. When driving at medium to high speeds the shaking seemed to stop. After i swapped out 2 of the 4 mounts it fixed the problem.
     
  11. Jun 23, 2022 at 12:33 PM
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    When my tundra 4.7 felt a little rough running at idle, and the idle speed was off, the throttle body needed cleaning. I'd get in there with a rag and throttle body spray cleaner, and clean the insides from all this black crud that was built up.
     
  12. Jun 23, 2022 at 12:39 PM
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    MountainManGuy

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    I dunno, mine has a clicking sound when I first start it and it lasts for a couple mins. After the engine warms up it seems to go away. Either that or it's still there and I no longer notice it
     
  13. Jun 23, 2022 at 12:46 PM
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    Do you have an air filter that needs to be oiled for use? If so throw it in the garbage, clean the MAF and install the stock paper filter. If not you probably have an ignition issue, ala spark plugs, coil or spark plug wires.
     
  14. Jun 24, 2022 at 5:00 AM
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    We all have varying ideas of what "heavy" is. the type of engine it is and the way it operates some shaking is normal
     

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