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tacoma shaking problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by socal19, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Aug 24, 2009 at 10:37 PM
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    socal19

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    hey guys my 03 taco has a problem everything i drive at high speeds my taco start bouncing and shaking up front???? is this a shock problem or are my brakes going out
     
  2. Aug 26, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    stucksucksnayota

    stucksucksnayota Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like your tires are out of balance. And maybe check your tie rod ends

    Good Luck!
     
  3. Aug 26, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    InfidelTaco

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    If im not misteaken, if it were your brakes or rotors, u would get vibration in the pedal and steering wheel when u step on the brakes. I have that same problem, vibration at about 60mph, bouncy and shaky up front. I also think its balancing, our tires are out of round. everyone says road force balancing is the way to go.
     
  4. Aug 26, 2009 at 10:08 AM
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    socal19

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    yes i do get vibration in the pedals and sterring wheel everything starts vibrating and shaking
     
  5. Aug 26, 2009 at 10:11 AM
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    InfidelTaco

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    in that case i think ur rotors are warped.
     
  6. Aug 26, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    yea imma check them out saturday
     
  7. Aug 26, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    InfidelTaco

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    where are u located?
     
  8. Aug 26, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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    in artesia ca
     
  9. Aug 26, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    Come out to mod day on the 12th in buena park. check Socal under, scmd 4.
     
  10. Aug 26, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    whats mod day never been to a event
     
  11. Aug 26, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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    Possible causes:

    1) Alignment
    2) Tire balance. (Missing a weight on the rim.)
    3) Shocks

    I had this problem, it was the shocks. The stock shocks were TERRIBLE. I replaced them, and now the truck handles FAR better. It no longer feels like I'm going to bounce off the road.

    Good luck.
     
  12. Aug 27, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    Recently purchased and 03 Pre xtracab w 80,000 miles. Purchased it out of town. When I test drove it, it drove out fine. Never got past 40mph. Paid for it and left. Hit the highway and I would not go faster than 55. Bouncing really bad. Had tire shop rebalance 265-70-16 tires. Helped some. Replaced front struts and shocks (Sensa-tracs installed @ $400) and now drives like it should and rides pretty good.
     
  13. Aug 27, 2009 at 9:06 PM
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    i have a 2000 with 315-75-16 and i had 1 1/4 spacers on it and it shook and bounced. so i got new wheels with the right offset and took the spacers off, still does it. i got new bilstein adjustable struts and shocks and it still does it somebody help my poor arms lol
     
  14. Aug 28, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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    my friend's 02 tacoma's steering wheel shook a lot and when he took it to the dealership he had a warped rear axle...hopefully this is not your problem though. lol
     
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