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vibration in shifter at 50 mph

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mainerinexile, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Sep 23, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    mainerinexile

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    I haven't seen anyone report a vibration in the 5-spd shifter at highway speeds (50-55 mph). In my '08 4WD with 25,000 miles, the shifter recently started vibrating from front to back, causing an annoying buzz. Even if I hold the shifter, I can't stop the vibration or the buzz. Any ideas what to ask the dealer to look at while I'm still on warrantee?

    Thanks everyone.
     
  2. Sep 24, 2010 at 12:24 AM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    are you sure it's coming from the shifter itself? try and check if its vibrating something else or it could be one of the bolts that holds the shifter in place came loose. if anything just go down do the dealer since it's still under warranty.
     
  3. Sep 24, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    It IS the shifter that is vibrating, but since I can't stop the vibrating by holding the shifter, I assume it is caused by something else within the transmission or drivetrain. I'd also bet that the dealer will consider it on of these nagging little things that they don't want to try to find, which is why I hope someone here will have some insignt.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Sep 24, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    Vibration in the shifter is a bad sign. Head to the dealership and have them check it out. Either the driveline angle is out of whack or something in the transmissions internals is having issues, like a shift rail bolt being loose or a fork that may be bent.
     
  5. Sep 24, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    +1 take it in and be firm on it being a problem and not just a funny tacoma quirk.
     
  6. Sep 25, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    Thanks everyone. The feedback is much appreciated.
     
  7. Sep 25, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    i was having vibrations through my shifter and i just replaced the u joint found one the seal was broke and all the needle bearings were pounded to dust.
     
  8. Sep 25, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    08pretaco

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    I have the same thing and my truck shakes a little bit so i am replacing the u joints with greasable ones probably next weekend so i can report if that changes anything.
     
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