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Vibration while accelerating

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cepheus, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Nov 26, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    Recently bought a 2006 Tacoma PreRunner TR5 (84K mileage). It was a leased vehicle, one owner. Great vehicle but for a vibration while accelerating from about 20 mph on up. It coasts smooth at any speed. I've read other posts here about vibration issues and it seems this is a fairly common problem. The truck has not been modified with suspension mods, etc. Tires are Michelin LTX m/s. No evidence of uneven wear. No off road abuse. Any suggestions or recommendations?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Nov 26, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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  3. Nov 26, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    none yet!
    mine does it too, usually its because my tires are struggling to grab the road though
     
  4. Nov 26, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    ^^ I would let a mechanic take a look at that.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    i recently noticed a vibration accelerating and breaking... its more when i accelerate with a slightly heave foot... but as soon as it reaches like 20mph it goes away.... i looked underneath and its not the transmission leak as mentioned above... could it be something to do with the drive shaft maybe ?? i had a 5 series and it would do the same and with time it got worst ... comes out it needed a new drive shaft .... ASGARD any news from the mechanic on what it was for your truck ?
     
  6. Dec 8, 2009 at 7:19 AM
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    ^^ Yes, it turned out to be the front u-joint. The transmission leak doesn't cause the vibration, it is just a leak but you have to take down the driveshaft to fix both problems. A bad u-joint causes the vibration, you have 3 on the Tacoma.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2009 at 7:20 AM
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    expensive ???
     
  8. Dec 8, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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    is there any way i can diagnose it or a mechanic has to do it ??? If yes what do i need to look for ? Do you think my truck's symptoms were similar to yours??? were you going through the same thing ?
     
  9. Dec 8, 2009 at 7:25 AM
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    Grab the drive shaft and see if there is rotational play in it. You will need to jack the rear end up, have the truck in nuetral, and chaulk the front wheels to do this.
     
  10. Dec 8, 2009 at 7:28 AM
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    The OEM u-joint costs $60 (part number : 04371‑04030) , but I read a post where a member bought an aftermarket one at Autozone for $15.
     
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    Good idea thanks
     
  12. Dec 8, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    i hope its just a u joint and not the shaft
     
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    the vibration is so low that its almost not there but i know its there i can feel it and its annoying
     
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    My vibration was much harsher, the whole truck was shaking. Maybe it's not your u-joint. Could be your engine mounts, tires.
     
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    Highky unlikely it's the shaft. As Asgard said, have you had the tires balanced lately? A bad u-joint can cause pretty bad vibs.
     
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    no the tries were balanced last about 5000 miles ago ... i will get that done first and see if there is any change if not the i will go further ... just dont want it to turn out to be something bad if i can catch it in an early stage.... itll be great
     
  17. Dec 8, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    You are on your way to catching it early.
     
  18. Dec 8, 2009 at 7:51 AM
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    Where do you feel the vibration ? Steering, floorboard, seat, etc. ?
     
  19. Dec 8, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    seat and floor... not in the stearing wheel at all
     
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    That points more to the driveline.
     
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