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whole lotta shaking

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by socallies23, May 19, 2009.

  1. May 19, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    socallies23

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    Hi my name is Matt im new here and need some help.I own a 2000 taco and have had it a year. Recently i have been having shakes in the front end between 65 and 75 simple things ive done. alignment balance, rotate, check the brakes took out front driveshaft replaced both steering ends on the rack and pinion. looked over all the bushings no real wear. need to check the bal joints but havent got there. shocks are unknow varailbe. is there any one out there that has had this happen? and what did they do to fix it. second is there a adjusment to the rack and pinion one can do to tighten it back up like ina steering box. thanks matt
     
  2. May 19, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    I believe it is the one thing you haven't checked yet, the ball joints.
     
  3. May 19, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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    yeah i wanted not to do that i hated doing ball joints on my rock crawler when it got the death wobble. have u done them on the tacoma? any major shinanigans involved?
     
  4. May 19, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    I personally haven't but there are a great bunch of guys here that are very knowledgable when it comes to taco suspensions. One of them should pop in here soon.
     
  5. May 19, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    cool thank you!
     
  6. May 19, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    Welcome to TW!!

    Sopunds like a tire issue. WHen you rotated them, the the vibes stay the same? Check for a bent wheel? For the steering rack, you can replace the bushing with some polyurethane ones to help tigten it up.
     
  7. May 19, 2009 at 12:49 PM
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    vibes got worse with the tire rotation. and the rebalnce and got better and now it is justas bad very violent. they are less than 6 month old bfg at tako's
     
  8. May 19, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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    Is there any way you can swap tires with someone to see if the vibs follow the tires?
     
  9. May 19, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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    very good call i will try to find a friend with a tacoma to switch with.
     
  10. May 19, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    Yes, Do that! I had a set of BFG KO's go bad on me and the truck shook HORRIBLY at 65+.
     
  11. May 19, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    the shaking resolves at about 75. it also worsens with conering
     
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