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Vibration in front end while braking

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Brobrady, May 20, 2017.

  1. May 20, 2017 at 11:22 AM
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    Brobrady

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    Does anyone else have vibrations in the front end while applying a small amount of pressure to the brakes? I have 21,000 miles and have just started noticing these vibrations.
     
  2. May 20, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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    21k, definitely enough time to warp rotors. Get the rotors resurfaced if tolerance still in spec. Just take it to dealer. They may warranty this.
     
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  3. May 20, 2017 at 11:28 AM
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    Rumble strip vibes?

    Or buzzy brake pedal?
     
  4. May 20, 2017 at 11:29 AM
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    That's what I was figuring. How long should rotors last under normal use?
     
  5. May 20, 2017 at 11:30 AM
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    My rotos warped at 17k miles, dealer resurfaced under warranty.
     
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  6. May 20, 2017 at 11:31 AM
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    It varies. Depends on your driving and braking. Mine are still decent, I am waiting on my wheels bearings before I change all of my brakes.

    Some people have warped there's in 20k, others never have. Just varies
     
  7. May 20, 2017 at 11:32 AM
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    Long while. Depends how hard you are on them with driving conditions they're subjected to. Go by minimum thickness and cracking.
    Usually can go through at least 3 sets of brake pads before changing them.
     
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  8. May 20, 2017 at 11:34 AM
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    I was going to have it addressed at the 25,000 mile service. Hopefully it will be covered under the 30,000 mile warranty.
     
  9. May 20, 2017 at 11:36 AM
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    Improper lug nut torquing can cause rotor warpage.....either too tight and/or inconsistent torque between the lugs.

    Quite common
     
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  10. May 20, 2017 at 11:41 AM
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    tacoflavoredkisses1

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    You guys are jumping to rotors.

    OP, Is it like a cell phone buzzing / pulsating feeling? A bunch of us have had issues with the brake accumulator on these trucks.
     
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  11. May 20, 2017 at 11:41 AM
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    ^^ this too, but I remembered you had small lugnuts before. :rofl:
     
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  12. May 20, 2017 at 11:43 AM
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  13. May 20, 2017 at 11:50 AM
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    Not a buzzing. More of a vibration that causes the front end to bounce up and down under the right conditions.
     
  14. May 20, 2017 at 11:54 AM
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    Bouncing up and down describes something else, like out of balance tires. But you'd feel it in the steering wheel with either one. ABS, you'd feel in the pedal mostly.
     
  15. May 20, 2017 at 12:02 PM
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    Does it happen on decel between 25mph and 0? Does it feel like a rumble strip ?
     
  16. May 20, 2017 at 12:25 PM
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    It happens usually under 25 mph. It doesn't feel like rumble strips it's not as sharp or distinct as that.
     
  17. May 20, 2017 at 12:30 PM
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    My brand new 2017 has a little front end vibration when light braking. I was waiting for first service to mention it to the dealer.
     
  18. May 20, 2017 at 2:47 PM
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    I agree with the other. If you feel it in your pedal it is the rotors most likely. If you feel it in your steering wheel it is the tires/wheels. They need re-balancing.
     
  19. May 20, 2017 at 3:09 PM
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    Simple and most common OP, more so If you've had your tires rotated recently by shop or impact wrench.
    IDK what your skill lvl is but if you can change a tire as per owner manual you can check it.
    Or a trip to the stealer and insist they use a torque wrench, but good luck with that.
     
  20. May 20, 2017 at 3:23 PM
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    I have a torque wrench and can check it. Anyone know the specs?
     

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