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TRICKY VIBRATION

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by El Nope-o, Nov 7, 2018 at 4:06 PM.

  1. Nov 7, 2018 at 4:06 PM
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    El Nope-o

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    Ok ya'll, this is giving me a run for my money.

    2010 4.6L 4x4 Tundra Double Cab, 108,000 miles. Daily driver. No check engine lights or DTC's.

    Has a slight vibration/hesitation/stumble feeling that you can feel thru the seat, nothing from the steering wheel.

    Happens at 1,200 - 2,100 RPM's around 55-65MPH, while cruising. Under heavy acceleration nothing abnormal. Under slight easy acceleration it is apparent. Does not happen while coasting (with foot off gas).

    I first thought it was just worn out shocks and changed out the originals for the Bilstein 5100's I had in the garage. Wasn't it. Thought maybe the U-joints may have been going out as they were looking kinda beat up and slinging grease (or what was left of it) so I changed them. No go again.

    Swapped in a new air filter wondering it was starved for air, another loss. Checked rear wheel bearings by lifting truck off ground and trying to wiggle wheel assembly, seems firmly seated, no noises or leaks. Checked rear diff for signs of fluid leakage, all clean.

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. Nov 7, 2018 at 4:08 PM
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    Carrier Bearing?
     
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  3. Nov 7, 2018 at 4:26 PM
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    I looked at it while I had the drive shaft out yesterday doing the u-joints. I did not detect any noises while spinning it, although it flexed about 3/4" to 1".
     
  4. Nov 8, 2018 at 2:25 PM
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    It does not appear to be the carrier bearing. I jacked up the truck on all 4 corners, and put it in drive and gassed it. Put my phone under the truck to take a video. It stays nice and centered. Still felt the stumble/ hesitation.

    Checked the transmission mount and it's good. No check engine lights or codes. What else?
     
  5. Nov 8, 2018 at 2:54 PM
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    How do your u-joints look?
     
  6. Nov 8, 2018 at 3:54 PM
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    Brand new, just replaced them Tuesday evening.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2018 at 4:32 PM
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    Doh! Missed that. Sorry.
     
  8. Nov 8, 2018 at 5:21 PM
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    15whtrd I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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    Hmm. The only discrepancy, is your test was without load.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2018 at 5:55 PM
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    Last weekend I towed a 2000 Malibu across the state. Felt it then too.
     
  10. Nov 8, 2018 at 7:14 PM
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    Could be your pinion angle...
     
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  11. Nov 9, 2018 at 2:37 PM
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    Doubt it, the truck and suspension is stock, leafs are securely in place. Nothing has been changed or modified to induce this.
     
  12. Nov 9, 2018 at 2:48 PM
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    But you said you dropped the shaft down right? If anything moved without you 1st measuring the pinion angle before you unbolted it then its more than likely off by a little after re-assembly. Just a thought...
     
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    15whtrd I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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    what I was saying is the test up on the jackstands was done with no load on the drivetrain. I’m curious what thecarrier bearing looks like under load. I suspect the carrier bearing is the issue. You said it moved about 3/4 to an 1”
     
  14. Nov 9, 2018 at 2:54 PM
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    I had a similar issue for a while where I felt some random hesitation and it ended up being my fuel pump cutting out. Only found it by taking it to the dealer and having them plug into it and watch it while driving around.
     
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    It did not appear to move on the video, but while bolted up in place I could move it about 3/4" - 1". I'll see if I can locate a carrier bearing locally and try that. At this point the carrier bearing theory is the only one that makes any sense.
     
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    Could be torque converter shudder. Trying a complete change of trans fluid.
     
  17. Nov 9, 2018 at 9:44 PM
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    Still original spark plugs? Light throttle misfiring is a classic symptom of worn plugs. You’ll feel it before it ever thows a fault code too, in my experiences.
     
  18. Nov 10, 2018 at 5:07 AM
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    Plugs were changed last year.
     
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    This was felt before I pulled down the driveshaft. Driveshaft was reinstalled in the same position and the carrier bearing in the same position. Pinion angle would be unaffected.
     
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    My 07 had similar issues at 55 mph and would go away at 75-80, did the carrier bearing and it did nothing. Checked the wheels bearings for wiggle and they had none but it did end up being my front right wheel bearing. Replaced it and everything was good.
     
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  21. Nov 11, 2018 at 12:20 PM
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    Changed out the carrier bearing out this morning, quick test drive feels good. I'll be able to tell for sure after driving to work tomorrow morning as I'll have the drive time and plenty of speed variations.
     

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