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Vibration at 4200 rpm

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mcorbin, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Jan 4, 2009 at 3:25 PM
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    mcorbin

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    Hello, I'm finally sending out my first post. I just bought a 2004 dbl cab with the 3.4l. The other day I finally put my foot in it and found that the truck has a strong vibration that you can feel in the floor after 4200 rpm and stops at about 4500. This is my first Taco, is this a normal characteristic? Thanks guys.
     
  2. Jan 6, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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  3. Jan 6, 2009 at 7:25 AM
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    only from 4200 to about 4500 rpm. the wierd thing is that the truck came with a flowmaster muffler. i switched to a borla muffler and the vibration lessened alittle. only the muffler has been changed on the truck, nothing else removed. this is really bothering me, please help.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2009 at 7:26 AM
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    No this is not normal. It could be a number of things. I am suspecting a possible u-joint failure or out-of-ballance tire(s). If it is a tire, you should feel it in the steering wheel. To check the u-joint, grab the drive shaft and see if there is any side-to-side movement or rotational slop. Another characteristic of a bad u-joint is a clunking sound on take off and slow down. Hope this helps.
     
  5. Jan 6, 2009 at 7:34 AM
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    Highly likely. I would expect a rattling sound too. The fact that the OP can feel it in the floor board is trouble some though.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2009 at 7:51 AM
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    I thought the whole thing was strange, the truck only has 27k. Drives smooth to 85 mph. only vibrates at 4200 to 4500.
     
  7. Jan 7, 2009 at 12:34 PM
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    Is it lifted? When the driveline angle changes, vibrations can develop at the u-joints.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    No, all stock except for wheels, which are stock size and offset. i checked the center bearing and it has normal play. im at a loss.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    you could check ur motor mounts to see if there torn or maybe out of balance tires or check underneath ur car to see if your exhaust piping rubber bushings are still in tact
     
  10. Jan 8, 2009 at 10:20 PM
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    I've been wanting to ask, but feel sorta stupid...do many of you spend much time doing 4500 rpm? Just curious, seems way up there...guess I'm just getting old...

    I wouldn't know if there was a problem at that rpm with my truck, 'cause it'll probably never be there :yawn:

    With an auto, I think you'd have to be doing 90+...
     
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    No. 4200-4500 seems high to me but I dont have the experience with the 3.4L. Where is the redline for that engine? My 2.7L was 5500. I rarely put it in the 4000 range.
     
  12. Jan 9, 2009 at 7:03 AM
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    how do you not enter the 4k range on your 2.7?? im always near 5.. lol

    But hey on the question above, check your headers!! I knw on my 2.7 the bracket broke that held the header. I used a hose clamp to fix the noise\vib
     
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    I am old and drove it with a light foot. I always shifted around 3500-3750. I would occassionally re-face the tires.....:burnrubber:
     
  14. Jan 9, 2009 at 7:17 AM
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    yeah I hear yeah, I guess mine is just heavy.. and the 4.56 gears make 1st and 2nd kinda short.
     
  15. Jan 15, 2009 at 4:32 AM
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    That's odd that you have a vibration at a certain RPM and not a certain speed. If it was at a specific speed, I would say your tires are out of balance or your U Joints were bad. Also, I never run my 3.4 above 4200 rpms for a constant time so I'm not sure how to help you here.
     
  16. Jan 16, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    sorry, some of you misunderstood, I dont drive AT 4200 rpm, when I accellerated to see what the truck could do, is when the truck vibrated.
     
  17. Jan 25, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    the driveshaft is right underneath the driverside floorboard right? Wouldn't that cause you to feel something thru the floor?
     
  18. Jan 25, 2010 at 10:39 PM
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    how are your exhaust hangers?

    im running a flowmaster 40 angled up a lil with the tailpipe cut before the axle and when the motor is cold and the truck idles high, i can feel and hear it in the cab...
     
  19. Jan 25, 2010 at 10:45 PM
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    the vibration is isolated to the engine and/or t convertor. Exhaust is fine. vehicle vibrates at 4200 in nuetral, park and when driving. harmonic balancer isn't wobbling or any drive belt harmonics. I dunno.
     
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    mine vibrates around 3100 rpms but I feel it in the stick shift and it goes away around 3300. but sounds semi similar. dont knwo what it is though
     
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