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Vibration & U Joint replacement

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by THROUGHITALLDUDE, Apr 7, 2011.

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What do you think it is?

Poll closed May 7, 2011.
  1. Bad Alignment

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  2. Bad Rotors

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  3. Drive line vibes cause of new U joints

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  4. (maybe even) Wheel Bearings are bad

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  1. Apr 7, 2011 at 11:42 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE

    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    So just recently all three of my U joint had to be replaced. Prior to the fix I had a clunk and alot of vibes coming from the drive shaft obviously because the U Joints were bad. Well leaving the shop and the next few days the truck drove great. Now I am started to feel a vibe coming from what seems to be the front end but I am not for sure. I feel it most in the floor and it occurs most when going downhill. I seem to think that my rotors are warped could this be because of my rotors, alignment (cause I havent had it done in a long time, or do you think I need drive line shims now that I have all new U joints???
     
  2. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:09 AM
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    all.on.black

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    You should check to see if all the Zerk fittings are facing the same way. If they are not all facing the same way then your drive shaft will be out of balance. You can take it to a drive line shop and have it balanced.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2011 at 1:05 AM
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    I think it's like $10 a rotor to get it turned. So it wouldnt hurt. Did you end up doing them yourself?
     
  4. Apr 8, 2011 at 1:11 AM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE

    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    No I ended up going to a shop and having it done I just dont have the time to do it myself.
     
  5. Apr 8, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE

    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    Well I guess I am gonna go by the shop to have him take a look at it.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    Warped rotors usually only cause vibes when braking. Tire balance is what the most likely culprit is. Although, if they screwed up the u-joint install, it will vibrate.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    well if this true I need to take the truck in because there is one grease zerk facing a different way then the other two
     
  8. Apr 9, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    Update: So I went to a few shops and the guys who put in the U joints. The U joints shop said the vibes werent coming from the drive shaft but he thinks its a wheel balance issue. So I ended up rotating my wheels install the OME Carrier Bearing drop and servicing my brakes since they were making tons of noise and shuttering and the vibes are all gone. Dont know which one it was that worked but collectively everything fixed it =) just for future references.
     
  9. Apr 9, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    Congrats. I'm just about due for brakes as well.
     
  10. Apr 9, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    Ya I did not put that brake quiet stuff on the back of it figuring it wouldnt do a damn thing and now I did and now they are super quiet
     
  11. Apr 9, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    On the back of the pad where it touches the caliper right?
     
  12. Apr 9, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    Ya it gets all tacky and sticks to he pistons
     
  13. Apr 9, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    So wait, you did put it on?
     
  14. Apr 9, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    Ya I did it works great.
     
  15. Apr 9, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    K thanks. Probably going to change mine soon.
     
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