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#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!
#82 of 169 Vibration at highway speeds
Jan 19, 2007 (7:53 pm)
Hi – I’ve been tracking all the vibration posts, and can sympathize. I have a 95 4Runner with 160K miles on it. Great car/truck except for the vibration that started a couple of months after having the transmission rebuilt. The vibration starts about 65 mph and goes on thru 78 mph (in which range all my frequent freeway driving is done.) The worst vibration occurs when coasting downhill. Have had the car into several dealers in GA, including one in Atlanta whose running gear man is legendary, having come from a racing background. He could not locate the source. The Michelins are Hunter balanced and verified by several others. Had the transmission rear bushing checked, even checked it myself while they had it out – no sloppiness. (I was told the two-element driveshaft was bent, and was told a new, straight balanced driveshaft is better than a bent, balanced one, so had a new, one-piece driveshaft made & installed by a drivetrain specialist in Savannah – and it still made no difference. Took the driveshaft out and towed the car down the road up through the critical speed range, with no vibration at all. I put the car in neutral while sitting still and revved the engine through the critical range, but no vibration. The ujoint is properly clocked. Have replaced the ujoint several times, all to no avail. (This saga has been going on now for two years, and I forget exactly in what order all of this happened, but tried to do it in a logical fashion, so as to use a process of elimination of the most logical things first.) I have sort of accepted it, and plan to drive it until the wheels fall off, since it wouldn’t be worth much on the open market. P.S. - I now have an unexplainable pull to the right when braking at low speeds. The brake man, who is normally competent, is baffled.
#83 of 169 Re: Vibration at highway speeds [driveshafted]
Jan 28, 2007 (9:44 am)
Sounds like you have isolated it to the transmission which may be the same problem people are having with the 2006 models. Would it be possible to rev the engine to the critical speed range while it is sitting still after removing the drive shaft? This would confirm it is the transmission since the problem was not there when the transmission was in neutral under the same conditions.
#84 of 169 4runner vibration. 2 or 4WD?
Feb 14, 2007 (8:49 am)
Am considering a 4Runner 2WD, 6cyl. Am reading abuot the vibration problems and am wondering if they occur in both 2 and 4WD? Appreciate any comments.
#85 of 169 4runner, Vibration 2007 Limited
Feb 14, 2007 (9:59 am)
I plan on buying a 2007 limited v6 with 4wd. Does anyone have any information as to vibration in this model and year?
#86 of 169 Re: 4runner vibration. 2 or 4WD? [lexusmom1]
Feb 15, 2007 (5:00 pm)
Mar 19, 2007 (7:02 pm)
Up until a couple of hours ago I was buying a 2007 4R Limited with most options. Had made an offer and they called today to tell me it was accepted. Now I will call and cancel. No way do I want the vibration headaches you guys are talking about. Also looks like transmission problems with stuck solenoids or something. I rented one for 2 days and it is sitting out front now. Thanks for the heads up guys. TOYOTA TAKE NOTE; YOU JUST LOST A CUSTOMER.
#88 of 169 2007 vibration problems
Mar 25, 2007 (2:46 pm)
i was considering a 2007 4runner. what is the status of this problem. are the 2007s also vibrating. thanks. rr70