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Truck vibration

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by ladywolf, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Jun 11, 2018 at 3:58 AM
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    Alright 1st Gen Guru's!!! Or any Guru's for that matter! I'm attempting to diagnose a vibration in my truck. You dont feel it at speeds under 20, but 20 and over, it starts being intermittent, then about 30-35, it becomes steady. You really feel it at about 65-70. I put new tires on the truck thinking I had irregular wear on my old ones (and he was due for new shoes anyhow). Nope. Vibration is still there. Is it possible to have a bent wheel? I ordered new outer tie rod ends, and the coilover kit because my stock suspension is due for an upgrade. Possible ujoint? I thought they'd give me a thump thump thump or some kind of noise. Rack bushings going bad? (This is also going to be a good 25 dollar upgrade) Upper/lower ball joints?
     
  2. Jun 11, 2018 at 4:05 AM
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  3. Jun 11, 2018 at 4:23 AM
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    Its not just under acceleration. You can feel it under steady power, and de-acceleration too. Its not a shaking feeling. Its definitely not bump-steer or DW.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2018 at 4:32 AM
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    Years ago I had exactly what you are describing and it was the U-joint..
     
  5. Jun 11, 2018 at 9:05 AM
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    Found the culprit. Carrier bearing/center support bearing. Through camelback it’s 170.00 I found it on driveshaft parts for 25.00 Anyone ever had any dealings with them? Any other recommended manufacturers??
     
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  6. Jun 11, 2018 at 4:22 PM
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    The boss was cool enough to stay after work and help me change out the carrier bearing after work. Took us about an hour and a half (had to win the argument with some rather stubborn bolts). My vibration isnt completely gone, but is better. I didnt need a puller for the carrier bearing. I just pulled it straight off. I can say that I love power tools, and marked where everything went that way it all lined back up the way it was supposed.

    It fixed the majority of my vibration issue....but its still there, unfortunately. So the quest to kill the vibration continues....


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  7. Jun 12, 2018 at 10:26 AM
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    I would do the U-joints also.
    It's cheap and wouldnt hurt to put some greasable joints on it.....
     
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  8. Jun 12, 2018 at 12:25 PM
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    ^^^^^^^^^^What he said. Get greaseable U-Joints. Keep them loaded with grease and they'll last a good, long time.
     
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  9. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:01 AM
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    Quick question, and sorry for reopening the thread.

    But I accidentally left my driveshafts hanging overnight instead of supporting them. I took the four bolts and nuts that connect the front shaft to the middle. Would leaving them hanging there overnight cause any major issues?
     
  10. Dec 5, 2018 at 3:01 PM
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    Re-connect and drive it to find out. I think you should be ok. Did the OP ever solve the vibration completely?
     
  11. Dec 7, 2018 at 8:40 AM
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    Everything was reconnected. After replacing the carrier bearing, she feels way better than before so I doubt anything got messed up.
     
  12. Dec 7, 2018 at 2:26 PM
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    Sweet! Curious on what the difference is thats making it feel better? In other word what changes do you feel? I’ll be doing mine soon.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2018 at 6:37 AM
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    So as soon as I bought the baby girl from the PO, I noticed that coming off from a stop, the car would shudder very hard. (Nearly wet myself thinking I just bought a truck with transmission problems) The vibrations were pretty hard and the whole car would shake until I got to around 25 to 35 MPH. Once she was in motion on the streets and highway, I felt nothing. After going through this lovely forum I decided to have a look at my carrier bearing which was no more than a piece of metal.

    After changing the bearing, no more vibrations, transmission is A OK.
     

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