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Center Carrier Bearing Play?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by faviles, May 10, 2019.

  1. May 10, 2019 at 8:18 PM
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    Hey y'all

    Here to start another vibration thread, so far I'm suspecting two things causing the vibrations at take off and between 20 and 30mph. My vibrations only occur when my car has been driving for a while, which I haven't seen relative to other vibe threads.

    First, can someone confirm that my "new" carrier bearing has too much play in it? I'm not an expert so I could be wrong. I have attached a video...

    Second, front drivers side wheel does not spin freely. I can spin it with my hands but it has resistance to it, unlike my passenger side which spins a few times before coming to a stop. Car also pulls slightly to the left when braking even after and alignment.

    Any ideas or other things I should check?

    I'll be looking at the calipers this weekend.

    Thanks!
     
  2. May 10, 2019 at 11:53 PM
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    Calipers for sure. Probably sticking from use and then slowly releasing as everything cools down which is why you only get the vibration after you've been driving awhile. I've had the exact same symptoms on a subaru from a stuck brake piston.

    My carrier bearing is completely detached from the rubber but I have no vibration. About 10x more movement than yours.
     
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    Carrier bearing is good. That much movement is built in.
    Caliper is dragging and yes that is good that you are looking into that issue this weekend.
     
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    My new carrier bearing has some play in it, as well. The vib thing I’m not sure about.
     
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    Changed the driver's side caliper and there's still vibrations and car still pulls left when braking. However, the wheel now spins freely, actually a lot more smoother than the passenger's side now.

    Next plan is passenger side caliper and both new rotors. Inner and outer tie rods have NO play in them...

    Another thing I've noticed. If I let the car creep forward from a stop while slowly letting off of the brake, it pulsates at a rhythm. Which is why I'm thinking it could be warped rotors. I'll keep updating as I throw parts at it :pccoffee:
     
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    When a caliper sticks it usually warps the rotor as well, I guess should have mentioned that but I always replace rotors everytime I do brake work so I didn't think to mention it.
     
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  7. May 12, 2019 at 4:53 AM
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    This is what I'm hoping it is, if not I'd be completely defeated.
     
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    It's very likely.

    Every stuck caliper I've replaced also had a matching warped rotor.

    The vibration....that could be a lot of things. Tires, CV Joints, U joints, bearings...or that rotor.

    But since the warped rotor is an almost certainty thats where you start.

    While your at it, check your CVs. To do this you need two jacks....one to jack up the truck, another one to slightly jack up the wheel hub so its not under pressure from the springs. Grab the inner and outer CVs on either side and see if they move. They should slid in and out a little but otherwise not move relative to each other. I've had mysterious vibrations before that turned out to be an inner CV joint. Couldn't tell with the wheels on the ground but jacked up it was very obvious.
     
  9. May 12, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    Thanks for all this info! I'm actually thinking about disconnecting both of the front CV shafts to eliminate them as the cause for vibrations. I don't have the driveshaft connected and I don't need the 4WD as I already have another car for the snow. The plan is the remove the CVs disconnect both ends and reinstall both ends so the hub stays on, and the front differential does not leak. I'll keep updating.
     
  10. May 13, 2019 at 8:51 PM
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    Changed other caliper and both rotors, vibrations and pull to the left are still there... The pull is intermittent. The car will drive straight for a few minutes then after a stop it will want to veer off to the left again.
     
  11. May 15, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    Shimmed the carrier bearing with two washers from autozone, and noticed that the vibrations got less intense. I'm going to play around with the washers til I get closer to minimal or no vibrations.

    Weird thing is that my car is only lifted with Bilstein 5100s in the front an inch and a half... no other lifts. From what I've heard that shouldn't have effected the driveshaft angles or am I wrong?
     
  12. May 16, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    Greased U-Joints and still playing around with washers. Only has vibrations when braking between 30mph going down to 20mph... I'm thinking about taking off the driveshaft and greasing the slip yoke.
     

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