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Signs of bad alignment

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by freesample, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Feb 16, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    freesample

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    my steering wheel shakes a bit at 80 - 120 km/hr and when let go the steering wheel at any speed truck hauls to the right. would this be an alignment issue? ive jsut got stock suspension and stock wheel size. 35 psi in cold weather.
     
  2. Feb 16, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    Delmarva

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    might be balancing issue...
     
  3. Feb 16, 2009 at 9:26 AM
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    lsocoee

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    The first thing I would check would be tire pressure, then alignment, then brake calipers, then wheel bearings.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    that would haul it to the right also? i find is hauls to right a nice bit comming to a red light and stopping also
     
  5. Feb 16, 2009 at 9:29 AM
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    Direction of the turn only indicates which side the problem is likely on.

    Tight brakes on the right side will make the truck pull right...I agree with lsocoee...Check tire pressure and then balance/alignment...then look for a deeper cause...but that oughta take care of it.
     
  6. Feb 16, 2009 at 9:31 AM
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    unless its tires being balanced..i guess toyota warranty would take care of this?
     
  7. Feb 16, 2009 at 9:52 AM
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    Don't think Toyota will cover alignment issues. They should cover bad bearings thought. I think.
     
  8. Feb 16, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    You have an 09, take it back to the dealer. They should align a new truck!
     
  9. Feb 16, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    i should add this i guess... when i had it in for oil change and such i had them check on this then and they couldn't find anything..so if the dealer can't find it and its there how do i get it covered?
     
  10. Feb 16, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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    take it back again and take the mechanic for a drive.
     
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