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#72 of 169 Toyota 4runner 2000 vibration problem
Dec 05, 2006 (11:11 pm)
I get a Shimmy/Shake/Vibration on my 2000 4 runner that is a 1 year old problem. When I purchased it, it was fine.
I did get hit from behind while I was stopped at a light with a replacement of the back end and all body parts.
I've taken it to multiple places including the dealer and no resolve. The shake occurs at 65 - 70 MPH. I have had an alignment done, rear shocks replaced, tire rotate and balancing, 4 replacement tires, and the front brakes replaced.
All mechanics have said that the front suspension parts are fine.
I have read that maybe there is a special balancing for the factory wheels for some Toyotas. the lug centric.
Is this one of them?
Also, I have read the thread about the problem being characteristic on 06 model but this is a 00.
I have a 2WD 4 cylinder. I had Cooper Tires now I have winterforce tires. Both have the same problem. A smooth ride til i hit 65 MPH.
Could it be a drive shaft?
I am feeling it in the steering wheel and the gas pedal. It's not intense but it's bumpy and unpleasant. My passengers also feel it though not as strong.
any one with any insight, please advise.
#73 of 169 2006 4runner
Dec 06, 2006 (3:22 pm)
i'm on 1800 miles, no vibration at 60 -75 mph i think i'm just lucky.
#74 of 169 Re: Vibrations while driving at freeway speeds [jollygreen1]
Dec 07, 2006 (7:27 am)
"I have an 03 Limited V8 and have had no sunroof problems, no vibrations, no engine problems etc but my gas mileage is terrible. I get fluctuations from 15 to 18 on the Hwy and 12 to 16 city."
I've got 53,000 miles on my 03 Limited 4WD. I've had no sunroof problems, no vibrations or engine problems.
As for the mileage you are getting, that's about what you can expect. My overall mileage is 17-18. If I'm very gentle on acceleration, keep my highway speed to 65 mph, and use cruise control, I can get about 19 mph on the highway.
I don't think any performance parts will improve your mileage.
#75 of 169 Re: just test drove a 4runner and noticed vibration/shimmy [2006sr5v8]
Dec 30, 2006 (11:20 am)
my 06 limited has had 3 radio's replaced for the popping/cracking sound and they cant find what is making the radio unit go out. did they tell you what the problem was with yours?
#77 of 169 4Runner with vibration
Jan 09, 2007 (4:25 am)
I just bought a 2007 4 Runner and notice a vibration when driving between 55-60 mph as well. I wish I would have research this first. Love the car, but wonder about the vibration. I was told it too was a common characteristic of Toyota. The service manager told me they too drove other 4Runner and have the same noise.
#78 of 169 Re: Vibrations while driving at freeway speeds [jokol2]
Jan 09, 2007 (2:07 pm)
Topic Discussion: Toyota 4Runner: Problems and Solutions
Msg # #2076 Re: Clunking when accelerating and stopping
*I have met the my Regional Customer Service Representative on this issue and on the drive train vibration and moaning sound.
The rep told me Toyota considers these issues "normal operation characteristics" of the 4Runner. The rep also indicated that new company 4Runner they were driving had the same issues.
*Read "Truck Trend" January/February 2007,pp 88 re:"Good Vibrations Gone".
#79 of 169 Re: 4Runner with vibration [vkhang]
Jan 13, 2007 (8:34 pm)
Vibration comes standard with 4 runner.I own 2006 4 runner and i also worried a lot about it. I got it repaired 3 times but the vibration could nt be removed. Then i asked for a buy back by toyota and then they sent a regional representative who inspected the car. Then dealership kept the car for a day and did something.On the other hand I lost arbitration hearing to Toyota because it was all paid for by toyota. Now my car vibrates between 65-75 mph.Toyota says it is quite an achievement on their behalf.
Dude i am not buying Toyota in rest of my life.
#80 of 169 Re: Vibrations while driving at freeway speeds [tidester]
Jan 14, 2007 (6:17 pm)
I've had my 4runner for 2 years now, it's my second one, the first being a '91 V6 manual with off-road package, the one I have now is a limited '96 and I have never had vibrations at high speed. or at any really.
#81 of 169 Re: 4Runner with vibration [petematt]
Jan 14, 2007 (10:58 pm)
i have quickly read through these posts, and I don't know if this has been covered.
But the wheels on a 4Runner have to be balanced using a lug centric balancing machine. One of the manufacturers is HUNTER. You can search for their website.
Also, when brakes are done the "runout" is something like .005. This is very exact. If the rotors are turned and not kept to this spec you will get vibration as well upon braking.
For sturdy vehicles they are rather "fussy" in some regards!