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shaky handling issues

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by licklick, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Aug 30, 2008 at 9:18 AM
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    licklick

    licklick [OP] lick

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    I am a new Tacoma owner. I have some issues on my new truck. In less than a month, I had 2 Dealer service done on the alingment; still there are problem on handlering; when i drive this truck speed pass 60mph , i feel a lot viberation on steering wheel, and the truck pulling to the left. can anyone help me on this issue? I am going to put the back to dealer for service on these problems again next week. I don't think they have any idea to fix it. Help.......:confused:
     
  2. Aug 30, 2008 at 9:20 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Welcome to TW!
    Tacomas are very sensitive to alignment and tire ballance issues. They should check your tire ballance, then address the alignment. If you can, post your alignment printout that they give you so we can look at it and see if they are doing something wrong. :)
     
  3. Sep 4, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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    Had the same problem with my 09 DC 4X4 TRD. On my second trip to the dealer (second time different dealer) they got it fixed. They balanced all four tires and did an alignment. On the alignment it was a combination of camber and caster. The camber on right front was in (making it pull some to the right) and the caster on the left was too far back (upright) causing it to feel too tight and requiring constant steering corrections. After the adjustments, drives like a different truck - no wandering and no pull to the right. I still feel the wind somewhat; however, before this alignment it was much more noticable as it complicated an already pre existing condition. I was very unhappy with the way this truck drove (did not drive this one before I bought it as they ordered it from the port at Houston to get options I wanted), now very happy ! :) The description above is what the service manager told me (think I got it right) but it is fixed and that has again made me a happy driver.
     
  4. Sep 14, 2008 at 3:13 AM
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    gsxrrider

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    I had the same problem on my 07 DC prerunner with steel wheels. I had to have it balanced the first week i owned it. after that i would get vibrations at random times and go away. I drive alot in and i know its not the road conditions. I have had these tires balance by the dealer and Discount tire countless times. After only a year and a half i am out of warranty and my front driverside wheel bearings are going bad at 37,000 miles. I belive its has the do with whatever caused the vibration. Later this month when my lawer gets back from vacation im going to have him Lemon law my truck.
     
  5. Sep 14, 2008 at 6:07 AM
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    gsxrrider keep us informed.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2008 at 6:19 AM
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    wing103

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    Hi LickLick, This is me, Wing, Happy to see you here.
     
  7. Sep 30, 2008 at 1:01 PM
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    rc2125

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    My 09 DC 4x4 with less than 2kmi, pulses pretty bad when braking.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2008 at 1:10 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    take it back to the dealer....sounds like you have a warped rotor. they may replace both rotors and brake pads..........worth a shot to go see them, as its under warranty.
     
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