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Truck acting...different in a bad way

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SurfInferno, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Feb 28, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    SurfInferno

    SurfInferno [OP] Dont be stupid, its not smart.

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    So i drove through a fat puddle today and went to flip a U and it felt almost like my truck was about to flip! :confused: :( I wasnt going very fast and i didnt turn super sharp. Ive done faster turns before with no probs.
    Then i was driving around after and turned around a corner and the same thing happened! Its really been sketching me out.
    The only thing i could think it would be is they replaced my rack and pinion because it was leaking.

    Then when i got home i pulled into my driveway (again at a very slow speed maybe 3-5 mph) and i pressed the brakes and the ABS turned on and wouldnt allow me to break fully. I came a good 3-6 in away from hitting my house.

    Any suggestions?
    I know the ABS thing sounds strange not going that fast but my driveway is shaped like a pretty steep ramp in the beginning so any faster that 5mph i can bottom out or potentially jump haha.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    Unless the water caused something to go heywire... I dunno. I mean, it's a truck and not really ment to be used as a sports car... that said I do stuff like that quite a bit and never really felt like it was gunna roll or anything. Has it been raining ect?
     
  3. Feb 28, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    SkyHighTacoma

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    Thats does not sound normal. It could of been the water. I dont see how just fixing the rack and pinon could make your truck feel like its gunna flip on turns.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    check out your front suspension parts, make sure nothing is loose or unhooked/broken.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    I can't clue you in on what might be the problem, but depending on how fast you were going, water is 800 times heavier than air, it packs some punch when it gets moving, so I would guess there is a possibility you may have tweaked something within the suspension if you hit it going very fast.

    That said, I love hitting puddles, but have never noticed anything like you've mentioned.
     
  6. Feb 28, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    It has been raining this past week. I didnt go though it that fast and it wasnt very deep (2 in 3 at the most) so i wouldnt think that it would jack anything up. ll check the suspension tomorrow but i hope it was just a strange thing that will go away.
    as for the ABS im still clueless why it would turn on randomly, i didnt slap the brakes and wasnt going near fast enough for t to engage and my truck had been drying out in the sun for an hour or so before i drove it and this happened.
     
  7. Feb 28, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    My truck did that in my driveway once... come to find out I had some oil on the driveway from my 280z :p
     
  8. Feb 28, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    that is strange.
     
  9. Feb 28, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    haha ill check for oil or sand and whatnot. hopefully that was it. (ps my keyboard is breaking thats why there are all the unfinished words)
     
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