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#1523 of 2067 2002 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Transfer Case Thump
Sep 19, 2005 (11:06 am)
I have a 2002 Toyo with a small lift on it. It has a 1" block on the back and 21/2" adjustable springs on the front. I bought the truck used and even when I was test driving it I noticed when the truck came to a stop there was "thump". The previous owner said that it always did it. I looked underneath and saw where the thump was coming from. It looks like the mount that supports the transfer case has a bolt in it with a rubber grommet. I think it is designed to allow the transfer case to move vertically but should I have that much play that I get a thump every time the truck stops? The truck only has 40k on it and its the best piece of equipment I have ever owned even with this slight problem. Any ideas or suggestions?
#1524 of 2067 Re: steering shake [ithtaco]
Sep 21, 2005 (3:36 pm)
Finally have a vibration and steering wheel shake free 2005 Tacoma. After 4 trips to the dealer and a new set of Yokohama Geolanders they took the truck to My tire dealer who finally got it balanced. I was not there but I know they have a Haweka Adapter. I feel they used it to balance my truck. I will call them tomorrow to find out what was wrong. Good Luck with your truck.
#1525 of 2067 Re: steering shake [dgene1]
Sep 22, 2005 (6:22 am)
I too am an unfortunate member of the shimmy club. I have had my 05 taco for about a week and the shimmy is driving me crazy. Am going to the dealer today with all of the postings I have found in this forum. The dealer really wants to get to the bottom of this. They are very reputable. Has anyone found a solution yet? I tried removing the skid plate and it made the problem worse. Will keep you all posted.
#1526 of 2067 Re: steering shake [pvt4jc]
Sep 22, 2005 (11:05 am)
Been There. You need to have your tires "road forced" balanced. It appears that Tacomas and 4 Runners are very sensitive to out of balanced tires. The Shimmy will go away with the proper balance. It took me about 4 trips and a second set of tires before 900 miles. Got my truck back yesterday, no shake, vibration or shimmy. Good luck.
#1527 of 2067 Re: steering shake [dgene1]
Sep 22, 2005 (3:29 pm)
Dealership did that. The road force still did not work. The dealer told me it is the crappy Dunlop tires. They are putting on Michelins Monday and road forcing again. Will keep all posted. Glad to hear of your success.
#1528 of 2067 2006 Tacoma access TRD off road 4WD NOISE
Sep 24, 2005 (8:43 am)
When I drove the new truck home, going over 40mph or so, I hear a noise. It sounds like the windshield isn't sealed and air is coming through. The noise is a sort of fluttering noise. It's very distracting and annoying to have a brand new vehicle with an issue so soon. Anyone know anything about this?
Sep 24, 2005 (5:36 pm)
My girlfriend owns a 98 tacoma and we dont know what is wrong with it. It will not start, or even attempt to turn over. I took out the starter, and had it tested. That came out good. Took out the battery to see if cells were good. That turned out good. Then we replaced terminal on battery. It fired up once and ran for a bit. Then tried to restart it to no avail. Even checked the relay, that was in good order. I need help!!!
#1530 of 2067 Re: Help!!!! [darkman2121]
Sep 25, 2005 (2:45 am)
Do you get a clicking sound (the relay or "starter solenoid" attempting to close) or absolutely nothing happens when you turn the key? When the key is in the "on" position, do the dash lights illuminate, radio and fan work?
If you get a clicking from the starter relay,you are probably not getting full voltage to starter and relay. Check for bad grounds (battery, engine to frame, starter to frame,etc.) This is the most common prblm when the starter and battery are OK. If you're not even getting a click or clatter, then it may be your starter switch itself .
#1531 of 2067 Re: steering shake [dgene1]
Sep 25, 2005 (9:43 am)
Mine came with the Dunlops on it and I hate them. I put the Mickey Thompson Classic II wheels on my truck. I wasn't going to pay Toyota $1,340 for a set of their Enkie wheels. Wheels helped some but I still have a little shake at 65 in the steering wheel.
#1532 of 2067 2005 Dbl Cab Dual Exhausts
Sep 25, 2005 (9:53 am)
Hey guys, I am chaning out my grille for a chrome Billet top and bottom this week. The Mickey Thompson Classic II wheels are on and they look really nice.I am also having the fog lights wired to run from the switch at same time. Only thing left to do is put the Dual Exhausts on it. I still have not heard from anyone who has successfully put a dual cat-back on one of these trucks. Borla is trying to sell me their system but it is really just two pipes on one side. Flowmasters are too loud.
Surely someone has experimented with duals on this new V-6? I really want to do this but want to hear from someone else who has experienced it first hand. Need some help here?