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truck shakes >50mph

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by luk3, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Oct 17, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    I never really noticed it before, but I went mudding today and now if I go over 50 mph the truck starts to shake (the steering wheel starts to shake and the passenger chair as well). I washed my truck off after on the outside and under the truck also. I've never cleaned my engine itself...
     
  2. Oct 17, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    wheels and tires
    You need to re balance your tires
     
  3. Oct 17, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    Like re align them?
     
  4. Oct 17, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    you need to take a pressure washer to the wheel and tire combo and get the underside of the truck while you are at it. good luck.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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    no he is saying that one of the little grey weights on the rim has come off, it may have but i would really clean everything very very well first before i did anything that cost much money.
     
  6. Oct 17, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    Pressure wash the underside of the truck to knock all the excess mud off. Then take it to the tire shop and get the tires balanced and POSSIBLY a realignment to your front end.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    ok, but this problem is nothing big, just a good cleaning and alignment right?
     
  8. Oct 17, 2010 at 5:21 PM
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    my bet is mud on the inside of the rims....

    I sometimes get this in the winter after I run around in deep snow - the snow melts, puddles in the bottom of the rim and forms an ice chunk.

    Just take it to the car wash and concentrate on the wheels - mostly inner side.

    :D

    Worst case is a lost wheel weight, but I imagine its just some extra mud caught in your wheels.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    no just a simple balance your tire. go to any local firestone or anywhere and ask them to rebalance the tires. to check your allingment drive with no hands and check for any pulls to the left or right (if its alligned correctly there should be a very slight pull to the right)
     
  10. Oct 17, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    the steering wheel shake is from the tires being out of balance, no alignment needed unless the steering wheel is not straight when driving down the road or you have a weird feeling from the steering wheel in turns or at hight speed. the vibration and steering wheel shake are from the tire balance. CLEAN THE TRUCK.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    ok sweet thanks!!
     
  12. Oct 17, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    ok thanks guys!!!
     
  13. Oct 17, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    steering wheel vibration = wheel balance

    truck pulling to one side or the other = alignment

    Just double check you got all the mud out from the inside of the rims.
     
  14. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    Update: I pressure washed underside of the car and everywhere around the wheels. There was a lot of mud that came out but im still having the vibration/shaking on my steering wheel. I inspected all the wheels and these are the number of weights on each wheel:
    front driver side: 1
    front passenger side: 0
    back driver side: 1
    back passenger side: 2
    (I think those are the weights anyway... they are about 2 inches and are on the very edge of the wheel?)

    Did I lose any weights?

    I think the alignment might veer a bit to the right also...
     
  15. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    It varies. You have to see if it looks like one fell of. There is no set #.
     
  16. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    Your best bet is to get all 4 tires balanced and have the alignment checked, if you need it have an alignment done. they will print out before and after specs.
     
  17. Oct 20, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    did the vibration get any better after the washing? did you do a really good job on washing the breaks and wheels? No weights on a tire is not unheard of but is not very common. when you went mudding did you hit anything with the tire that like stopped the truck?
     
  18. Oct 20, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    each wheel will have a different number of weights you cant simply put weights on or take them off as you please. only a balancing machine will tell you where you need to place them at and how many.
     
  19. Oct 20, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    I went to a do it yourself car wash and focused the whole time on the wheels and breaks. I dont remember hitting anything. But the only problem could only be needing a rebalancing and or an alignment? Thanks guys!!:)
     
  20. Oct 20, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    just a rebalance dont get an alignment if your truck is going straight as is
     
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