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#98 of 115 Re: 2010 Tacoma Shimmy [rtm68]
Dec 24, 2010 (9:46 am)
My 2006 was in Bell Road Toyota in Phoenix Arizona working on my shimmy for over 9 weeks. They have given up on it. I got fed up and traded it in on a 2010 Ford F150 Raptor. Interestingly enough, I figured out the problem with mine while taking it to trade it in. The shimmy mine had disappeared when I put it into 4 high. The dealer said "it sounds like the transfer is bad." Funny thing, I told them I thought it was the transmission or transfer when I brought it in. It just took them 2 months and replacing everything but the trans/transfer/engine.
Good luck with yours.
#99 of 115 Re: 2010 Tacoma Shimmy
Dec 24, 2010 (10:02 am)
The shimmy has plagued the Tacomas since when they were introduced in 2005. They know about it. Its more pronounced depending on the type of road you drive on. I have a 2005 Dual Cab Prerunner. Why Toyota doesn't address the problem is beyond me. Maybe complaints to the government are in order. Maybe they don't want any more black eyes in the media. Ah well, great truck otherwise....I really hate the fact that they don't step up to the plate and acknowledge the problem and make it right.
#100 of 115 Re: New Tacoma driveline vibration! [okie147]
Jan 08, 2011 (12:27 pm)
I have a 97 taco 4X4 (manual hubs), manual tranny 2.7 liter and I experience a front end shudder/vibration...only in neutral (with the clutch released) when I'm coasting. If I push in the clutch or put it into any gear the vibration stops. I have checked all the fluids, ball joints, tie rods, axles, etc and cannot find any answers. I have brand new tires and have had them balanced and aligned multiple times...to no avail. I was hoping you would have some insight since we have both owned the same truck. I would appreciate a response if you have time, I know your post was a long time ago but any help would be greatly appreciated.
#101 of 115 Re: Vibration noise under hood [rko9869]
Feb 01, 2011 (4:53 pm)
HI everyone, i have a 07 double cab with the same problem. It is the plastic part that goes into the fender well, i replaced the foam insulation on it, so it is tight to the fender. This worked for awhile now the noise comes and goes but is very bad at time, i am still trying to figure on what to do next. As in replacing the part along with the flexible hose with the k&n filter system as i saw on one site but i can not remember which one. Thanks and hope this helps.
#102 of 115 2011 Tacoma Grinding Vibration at 62 MPH?
Feb 09, 2011 (7:54 pm)
I am getting a grinding vibration sound at 62 MPH to 65 MPH. It occured from mile 1 to mile 1000. The dealer said this is normal!!
It is very annoying when drivin gon the highway. I will be forced to drive at 70 to avoid this vibration!
What should I do? Can I return it using the lemon law?
#103 of 115 Re: Shimmy in 2011 Tocoma [bruno14]
Feb 09, 2011 (7:58 pm)
I hav ethe same problem!! Dealer of course said, I am the first one to complain, and i tis normal!! Ahat a bunce of liars. So many people have the same problem!
#104 of 115 Re: Vibration noise under hood [rko9869]
Feb 10, 2011 (3:53 pm)
I have the same thing, so i took off the plastic fresh air tube(that goes into the fender) and noticed that the bolt were a little lose, but i took it off and the noise went away. When i reinstalled it i made sure the bolt were nice and tight and the vibrating noise stopped. Hope this helps and please let me know how it works. Paul
#105 of 115 Vibration under hood
Feb 11, 2011 (8:28 am)
I have a 2006 Tacoma double cab 4WD. After starting the engine and putting it reverse to back out of the garage, I hear a vibrating noise which seems to come from under the hood on the passenger side close to the dash. This noise continues off and on while in Drive for the first 3 or 4 miles and then goes away. Any slight bump or dip makes the vibration louder. Seems like it vibrates more in cold weather. Any ideas?
#106 of 115 Re: Shimmy in 2011 Tocoma [gtaco]
May 07, 2011 (7:28 am)
had same problem dealer balanced tires twice,then replaced one of the tires no more shimmy they are dunlops this was done eddys toyota,wichita ks
#107 of 115 re frame completed
Jun 15, 2011 (8:29 pm)
Okay so I picked up my 2004 Tacoma after the re frame and everything seemed very good mechanically. I only noticed two things, one the shift lever stays lit in "R" for reverse even thought it's working correctly and my left side dash lights are dimmer then before. What I didn't expect was a laundry list of technician notes on items I didn't know were problematic with the truck, I though it ran and worked just fine.
1) Drifts right - don't notice this
2) vibration in drive line - don't notice this
3) front brake squeal - don't hear this
4) rough idle - seems smooth to me
5) transmission or transfer case leak - don't see a one drop of fluid
6) muffler weak - sounds just fine, quiet
7) wires corroded on 4 wheel drive switch - said he don't how my 4 wheel drive is working cause the wires are corroded totally off
8) A.C. low on charge - works great for me
So what's up with them? Are any of these detrimental requiring immediate servicing?