1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Vibration while braking

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Deeman, Jun 30, 2020 at 10:40 AM.

  1. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:40 AM
    #1
    Deeman

    Deeman [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2020
    Member:
    #332584
    Messages:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Vehicle:
    2004 Toyota Tacoma RWD Base Model 5 Lug
    Hi, I have a new to me 04 5 lug. When I apply the brakes I get a shake / pulsing felt mainly in the seat.

    I was taught that when you feel the pulsing on the steering wheel its the front warped rotors and when you feel the pulsing in the drivers seat it's the rear brakes. This advice has been accurate for me to date. However this 04 Taco has drum braked in the rear - can rear drums get warped?

    I only feel the pulsing when braking.

    Any suggestions on the culprit?
     
    Black DOG Lila likes this.
  2. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:46 AM
    #2
    andnyleswillriot

    andnyleswillriot Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Member:
    #183109
    Messages:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nyles
    Vehicle:
    2004 Tacoma TRD 3.4L
    kmc wheels w/duratracs. snugtop topper with bed insert for camping. Bilstein 5100's.
    Try getting your rear drums resurfaced. If that doesn't help maybe just do rotors/pads all around, vibrations can travel in weird ways even if you think it's one way or the other.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:47 AM
    #3
    djm228

    djm228 Professional Dumbass

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2019
    Member:
    #297006
    Messages:
    41
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Buffalo, NY / Alfred, NY
    Vehicle:
    1998 Tacoma SR5 V6
    While it's not very common for drum brakes to warp, it CAN happen. I would take a look at all four brakes just in case.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2020 at 11:50 AM
    #4
    Glamisman

    Glamisman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2016
    Member:
    #200436
    Messages:
    2,673
    Gender:
    Male
    pull the parking brake out slowly while driving but keep the handle turned so that it doesn't lock in position... this way you separate the back brakes from the front.
     
    Black DOG Lila and Abeyancer like this.
  5. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:30 PM
    #5
    Deeman

    Deeman [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2020
    Member:
    #332584
    Messages:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Vehicle:
    2004 Toyota Tacoma RWD Base Model 5 Lug
    Forgot about that trick. Thanks!
     
    Black DOG Lila likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top