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Vibration while braking.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by badguybuster, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Jul 3, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    badguybuster

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    I have noticed that since I had my tires "balanced" that I am getting some vibration while braking. Is this a balancing issue or should I be looking for something else??
     
  2. Jul 3, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    Could be your rotors?
     
  3. Jul 3, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    It is unlikely they are pretty new. Good thought though.
     
  4. Jul 3, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    If you got a balance/rotation done you may have old wear that got moved and you are feeling that.

    Rotors may also be an issue like toku mentioned.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    Now, that is something to consider. Hmm??
     
  6. Jul 3, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    If it only happens when you brake? Then it most likely is something with your braking system. Air in the lines can cause surging in the braking but it would also feel spongy.

    It doesn't matter how new your rotors are. If your brakes got really hot and then you drove through a puddle of water? They may have become warped. You might need to have them recut?
     
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    or you could try to re bed your pads..
    get up to normal operating temperatures and
    do a series of stops like 6 or 8 from 60 to 5 , do not stop all the way.
    then you should be ok.
    what can happen sometimes if you hit the brakes real hard and stop, some of the brake pad material can fuse to the rotor, causing a vibration or warped feeling later when braking.look at your rotors if you see any junk or discoloration, but not big scratches on the rotor they may just need to be re bedded or 'cleaned' by the pads
    google bedding in pads or somethign like that..
     
  8. Jul 3, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    If they didnt torque the lugs right, or over torqued a few, this could warp the rotors enough to cause this. Loosen the lugs, and re torque them. See if that fixes it.
     
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    ooh that too :)
     
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    Being as he said it started after a tire ballance. ;)
     
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    I had the bounce when braking issue and when my tires were rotated it went away. I assume that when the tires are rotated back to the original position the bounce will resume. my truck sat on the lot for quite a while before I bought it so the tires may have gotten spots on them. Also,I did feel a slight bounce when driving around 80 mph
     
  12. Jul 3, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    my truck does the same thing and its been doing it since i have had it i will be getting my lift and new wheels and tires which means new alignment and balancing within a month and i will c if mine goes away.
     
  13. Jul 3, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    I have noticed a little bit of vibes on my steering wheel as well hitting around 50-60mph. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Jul 4, 2009 at 4:31 AM
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    Thanks for all the tips.
     
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    yes i have noticed this as well on my truck as soon as i hit 60 what do u think this could be the same issue?
     
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    I finally got the vibration to stop, by LUCK, as life would have it. As I completed my wheel painting, I noticed that the dealer had over-tightened some lug nuts and under tightened others. I re-torqued them all to factory specs and VIOLA', no more vibration.
     
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    Awesome....Congrats!!
     
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