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steering/suspension

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by da0023, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Apr 30, 2009 at 9:52 AM
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    da0023

    da0023 [OP] The One, The Only

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    Hey all, i'm new to the forum and I got a question. i just recently bought a 99 [COLOR=#ff4400! important][COLOR=#ff4400! important]tacoma[/COLOR][/COLOR] prerunner xc sr5 auto with the 2.7 4cyl. anyways when i'm driving down the road, the truck seems to bounce alot, its like I feel every little bump in the road and around 55-60, the steering [COLOR=#ff4400! important][COLOR=#ff4400! important]wheel[/COLOR][/COLOR] shakes back and forth a little bit, nothing major but enough to get on your nerves. I took it to our local tire store and had them balance and rotate the tiresm ny tires are nexen roadian 235-75-15, which are the stock size. all four were just a little out of balance. it helped a little, but steering wheel still shakes a little bit, and i still can feel every little bump in the road. Any suggestions as what it may be? Thanks, Drew from bama.
     
  2. Apr 30, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    TengoTaco

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    So two problems:

    ~Bouncy truck- If your mileage is up there and the shocks have never been replaced it may be time for some new shocks.

    ~Steering wheel shakes- Alignment?
     
  3. Apr 30, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    humanoid

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    Maybe change out he steering rack bushings too.
     
  4. Apr 30, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    Hambone155

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    if its when your on your brake? a problem i have is with warped rotors! ya! they will make is shake like crazy!

    does it pull one way or the other when you are just driving?
     
  5. Apr 30, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    da0023

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    I was kinda leaning towards shocks, when i push down on the front end and get it bouncing, it just kinda keeps bouncing own its own for a couple of seconds after i stop, i was told that was a sign that shocks are going bad. I also performed the steering rack bushing test I saw on a thread here, and everything looks good in that area. It could possibly be an alignment issue as well. I was going change out the rotors and pads this weekend as they squeal like a pig. Thanks for the replies and anymore suggestions would be appreciated. I'll post when I have performed the ^ task as a go along to see if that solves my problems. btw would i be better off ordering new leaf springs or aal. i have the dreaded axle warp. Thanks, Drew from Bama
     
  6. Apr 30, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    Hambone155

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    if it bounces like crazy im going to say shocks. when you do rotors do sloted! there the best!
     
  7. May 1, 2009 at 4:20 AM
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    da0023

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    hambone: that's what I hear, but my pockets aren't that deep right now.
     
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