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#1836 of 1986 Looking at Tundra - Should we buy?
Dec 17, 2006 (2:26 am)
My dad's looking to get a Tundra, and I saw one on Ebay that seemed to be a pretty good deal. We went to test drive it (it was coincidentally in the same town of 9,000 people that we live in)and everything seemed great except for that the car shook while breaking. I've read enough to know that this is a cronic rotor problem, but is it a big enough problem to avoid this particular pickup, or the pickup line in general? We don't mind putting some money into getting these rotors replaced, but I'd hate for it to be a yearly ordeal. The pickup is in good condition and is a couple thousand under blue-book. Here's a link to the auction page with more information:
#1837 of 1986 Re: Looking at Tundra - Should we buy? [tsnook]
Dec 18, 2006 (6:24 am)
I know some of the early Tundras had brake issues, but I was thinking it was '00-'01 models? You'll have to research that further, but if it's just run-out on the rotors it shouldn't be a big deal. Upgrading to better aftermarket rotors would likely eliminate any future problems. If these are the original rotors, it certainly wouldn't seem like a cronic problem as 125k miles on original rotors would be quite good. I'd ask the owner what he's done to the brakes in the past and that should tell you a lot.
Jan 29, 2007 (4:47 am)
I've got an 06 Tundra, a week and a half old, with a vibration in the rear end. It's been to the dealer once and they did something with the "road force", never heard of that. It's going back again this week. I'm thinking of switching the tires myself, front to back, and see if the vibration moves to the front. Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem and what fixed it.
Awesome truck, but this is frustrating.
#1840 of 1986 Re: Vibration [mikefm58]
Jan 30, 2007 (7:01 am)
Took the truck in today and they said they can't get the "road force" below 30 on 3 of the 4 tires, thus the vibration. Ideally it should be below 20. They tried to explain what "road force" is but it didn't click. Anyone know what that is?
They said they could upgrade the tires to Michelins and I would only have to pay for one. Oh boy. I told them NO. I shouldn't have to pay anything on a week and a half old truck with a vibration. If those tires are bad, then Toyota should pay for them.
#1841 of 1986 Re: Vibration [mikefm58]
Jan 30, 2007 (7:09 am)
That pretty much sounds like a Toyota dealer. Road force is a type of balancing of the tires that does a better job. What size tires do you have? I've heard the 20's are really tough to balance. They may pawn you off onto a tire dealer for warranty work on the tires if they're defective. I have the 17's and it came with Dunlops that were garbage. Of course, there aren't many OEM tires that I keep long anyway. You might find that offer to upgrade to Michelins well worth it for such a low cost. When you find out you hate the OEM tires it will cost you a lot more than that.
#1842 of 1986 Re: Vibration [sebring95]
Jan 30, 2007 (7:16 am)
The tires are stock 17" BF Goodrich tires. I just think it's wrong to have a truck that is a week and a half old with a vibration and have to shell out a couple hundred bucks.
#1843 of 1986 2002 v6 Toyota Tundra 55,000
Feb 20, 2007 (8:42 pm)
I have a 2002 2wd two door v6 Toyota Tundra.
I've only had the oil changed and one tune-up.
I can drive straight up a good size hill in Vermont without hesitation.
Knock on Wood, hope it stays trouble free.
Somewhere in Connecticut
#1844 of 1986 Re: Vibration [mikefm58]
Feb 21, 2007 (9:18 am)
FYI....I struck out with the Toyota Assistance Center, a big waste of time. They did mention I could call the tire manufacturer and try.
#1845 of 1986 Re: Vibration [mikefm58]
Mar 03, 2007 (3:54 pm)
Had a similar problem with vibrations. Changed tires,got all four rebalanced and problem continued. I learned from the dealer that they must use a torque wrench on the lugs and not a air racket to tighten lugs. Hope this helps. I incurred several cracked studs using an air racket. Most tire places don't realize there is a special adapter on tire machines just for toyota.