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steering wheel shakeing.

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by cgarano, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. Jun 27, 2009 at 2:30 PM
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    cgarano

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    Hi there, Just bought a new 09 tacom v6 4x4 Dbl cab short bed and I am experiencing shaking in the in the seering wheel above 60 mph,took it to the dealer realighned and rebalenced the wheels and it's still doing it. The dealer says this is normal, is any one else expeirencing this? Thanks for you help.
     
  2. Jun 28, 2009 at 10:26 PM
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    DDD

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    Try moving the front tires to the back. If the shaking goes away you know one of the tires you moved to the back is not balanced correctly.
     
  3. Jun 28, 2009 at 10:28 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The Dealer said it NORMAL!? You have to be shitting me!? Make them fix it. Its NOT normal. Could be the alignment. If you get nowear with them, call the 800 number in the owners manual.
     
  4. Jun 29, 2009 at 4:16 AM
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  5. Jul 20, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    My truck does not do this at all.

    Maybe a sway bar issue? My Suzuki had a similar issue, well pretty much the exact same thing and it was the sway bar bushings.
     
  6. Jul 20, 2009 at 12:15 PM
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    blackhawk63

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    I have an 02 tacoma and mine does this too
    sometimes when im going 60-64 and all the time going 65-70
    I got my tires balanced and it still does it
    mine is not only the steering wheel, but the seats too

    I think it might be the alignment because my truck moves to the right a lot

    im getting new tires wheels shocks and alignment next week so it might go away i hope!
     
  7. Jul 20, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    auart

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    I have a 4 week old Tacoma DBL Cab and mine doesn't. The Tires need to be Balanced... Ask your dealer if they do the ROAD FORCE Balancing. IF they do that, it will probably fix your problem.
    My wife's 4runner has the 17" wheels just liek a Sport Tacoma and they do this after about 15,000 miles, then I take it to my tire guy and he does the Road Force Balance on them (ALL 4 ) and it is gone.
    One wieght can come off and it will make your truck feel liek it is coming unglued!

    Give it a shot.
     
  8. Jul 20, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    KenpachiZaraki

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    Don't listen to those dumbass service techs in the front, they don't know sh!t. They HAVE to fix it, because its NOT normal. Why the funk would you sell a car that effing shakes? Stoopid techs. On a lighter note, you might have a bump on your tire causing your shake. Rotate you wheels and see if that helps. I would also get a friend or buddy that might be more mechanically inclide and get his/her opinion
     
  9. Aug 10, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    also try switching thtires from the right to the left, the tires might have slightly different rubber compounds, bfg's and dunlop tires they put on those trucks suck. get michelins
     
  10. Aug 10, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    Mine does it......every time i hit the brakes medium to hard force
     
  11. Aug 10, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    x2 michelin cross trail or LTX. very goooood. and maybe ur taco wants to eat some dirt. run the crap out of her in the dirt. works for me when i come across any problems. :D

    G
     
  12. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    my 2000 does it too with michelin's. Feels like it's gonna come apart between 55-60 then smooths out and comes back over 70. Of course I need an alignment and balance too though. It's been awhile....been holding out hoping to just get a 2nd gen and save the money.
     
  13. Aug 11, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    rotors are warped most likely;)
     
  14. Aug 11, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    ftfy. ;)
     
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    thank God im getting my 30K check up at 33,000miles :eek:
    They will check my brakes, what causes them to warp?
     
  16. Aug 11, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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    It's not normal, but it is pretty common it seems with the 2nd gens. My shaking was from the BFG Rugged Trails, which the dealer refused to do crap about. I just took it to discount tire, they did a road force test, they failed miserably, put the credit toward a new set of BFG KO AT's. Shaking was gone...
     
  17. Aug 11, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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    thats probably warped rotors if it shakes when you hit the brakes
     
  18. Aug 12, 2009 at 5:11 AM
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    Happens when I go faster then 25 usually
     
  19. Aug 12, 2009 at 11:31 PM
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    ya get your rotors checked if its only when you hit the brakes
     
  20. Aug 13, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    I will cause not only does my steering shake violently when braking but when stopped i have to push the brake all the way down cause my truck will start to crawl if not pushed down all the way
     
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