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Toyota Tacoma Vibrations/Shimmy/Noises

I have 04 tacoma 4x4 and recently i've been feeling a vibration through the floor and a wheel hop sensation at 50mph.Also noticed when I lift off the accelerator it feels like its braking.Any ideas???


  • 00taco00taco Posts: 3
    2000 taco, prernr 4cyl, usually when it's cold outside i get a loud, high pitched squealing noise coming from the rear end. it only happens when it's coasting and stops when i press on the accelerator. the volume also gets louder the faster it's coasting. never happens in warm weather. Any ideas?
  • Well nothing comes to mind. But you might want to try this. Some times noises can fool you into think their coming from some where their not, so start your car and when it starts to squeal throw it into park or neutral and rev the engine a couple times. If its squeals in park or nuetral then its your belts need tighting or your powersteering (both easy fixes). If not then i have no clue. Though if you're giving it gas and the sqeaking goes away I wouldn't be too worried cuz your drive train is fine. I got a squealy 2000 tacoma myself.
  • I just spent $400 on a U joint which was causing the sound you describe. It only happened when it was cold but got really load - performance wasn't effected. You should check it out. I have a 2002 Tacoma 4X4 6 cyl SRS.

    Good luck. :shades:
  • blackngold19blackngold19 Posts: 1
    edited September 2014
    Hi, just wondering if you figured what was the cause of your problem, because I'm expeiencing the same symptoms.


  • toytacotoytaco Posts: 2
    I've had the exact same problem on my 1999 prerunner for a while now, and it seems to slowly be getting louder. Did you ever resolve it, and if so, what did you do. :confuse:
  • grlsi1grlsi1 Posts: 1
    I was wondering if you found out what was causing the noise. I have the EXACT same problem with my 2000 Tacoma prerunner truck. It is absolutely coming from the back, I have no doubt about that.
  • newyorker2newyorker2 Posts: 1
    I have a Honda Accord 2004 having under 25-K miles. For the last one week, I hear sqealing noise when I take an extreme left or right turn in my parking lot at LOW speed ~= 10 miles/hr.

    I will really appreciate an advice.

  • toytacotoytaco Posts: 2
    It looks like there are others with the same problem. See link below. I have not tried it yet, but it might just be the zerk fittings need lubrication. d9575c&t=55366
  • nelsonherenelsonhere Posts: 2
    My 2005 Tacoma makes a high pitched noise when I drive faster than 70 mph. It's very annoying. It sounds like it's coming from the windsheild area. Any ideas? Similar complaints?
  • tonytgtbtonytgtb Posts: 2
    I bought an '07 double cab, 5 ft bed 1 month ago and just found a unbelievable problem with it and wonder if anyone else found this or is it just a terrible defect to my truck.

    For the first time, I put the rear passenger windows down while driving and when the windows get about 1/4 of the way down, a horrible and unnerving, low frequency resonance vibration caused by the airflow around the cab started. The way I can describe it is if you've ever heard or seen on TV a show on the new non-lethal weapons the military is designing, they have one weapon that emits low freq vibrations that makes the target sick and very uncomfortable. This sound is what I think that weapon sounds like. It was a "whoop-whoop-whoop" sound w/ about 3-4 whoops per sec. The vibration was not only felt but hear and it hurt my ears and body because it had a very low freq, kind of like when those kids ride by in their cars w/ the pimped out bass woofers that you can feel in your chest and hear from a mile away. The front passenger seatback was vibrating so much that the headrest was moving back and forth about 1/4 in. I was doing 60 mph and tried putting down both windows, then each one individually and it still occurred. It starts about 1/4 of the way down and seemed to soften lighty (but still there) when completely down. It was loudest at about midway. I thought for sure I had the rear windows down before and never noticed. The only thing that may have changed the airflow that I can think of was that I had 4 small 80# bags of concrete in the bed, nothing that I think would cause major disruptions in the slipstream.

    I can't believe that this would be a major oversight/design flaw that Toyota let go so I was wondering if anyone else noticed the same problem?
  • texhansontexhanson Posts: 3
    Yeah. Same problem. If you crack the passenger window it stops, so it makes me think it is something other than the wipers. Strangley enough it dosen't stop if you crack the driver's window...
  • teejay1xteejay1x Posts: 2
    Hello,I have a 2001 tacoma 5 spd 4 cyl TRD. I had recently replaced one of the rear U-Joints because of vibration. Recently when I slow to a stop I can hear a clicking noise that goes away when the car stops. The clicks get further and further apart the slower the truck goes. Could this be the front U-joint? Also has anyone out there found a fix for the vibration behind the passenger side airbag? Any advice is appreciated. Thanx.
  • lostwrenchlostwrench Posts: 288
    Check the seal around the windshield. If the rubber is too flexible, it will lift and then vibrate in the wind.
  • lostwrenchlostwrench Posts: 288
    What you are describing occurs with most vehicles on the road today.
  • jemmacjemmac Posts: 2
    I have a 2007 Jeep Sahara Unlimited. Recently I had to have the windshield replaced because of a crack from a rock.

    I went to a reputable glass place and had the windshield replaced.
    What I noticed after replacement was a high pitched noise (which sounds like a teapot coming to boil) at
    speeds between 30-45 MPH. I took the jeep back a week later
    and they replaced the windshield again.
    The results were the same only the speeds at which they occurred was 40-60 mph.
    As you know the windshield has no molding. Has anyone experienced this and found a reasonable solution?

    :cry: john.
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    Since this is the Toyota Tacoma group, you probably want to post over in the Jeep Wrangler group for a faster response.

    kcram - Pickups Host
  • gforcegforce Posts: 1
    Just had our 05 crewcab sport on a long road trip. Experienced a nasty noise @ 68 - 82mph depending on the head wind.
    This sounded like it was coming from behind the cd player, but I know it was wind / speed related.
    With a tail wind would not hear it at all (below 85mph). Wondering about air leaks at the firewall, or possible relationship to the non functional hood scoop.
    Will be dropping it off at Toyota this week to see what they say.
  • bigandybigandy Posts: 70
    There is definitely a TSB on this. I'm having mine fixed at the dealer at some point soon when they can line up a glass guy. I think the problem is the rubber seal at the perimeter and they are going to replace it with a gasket with a slightly different profile.

    The service guy told me "oh yeah, mine does that too" when I showed him a video of the noise at 65 mph in a 30 mph crosswind. Resorted to recording the noise on my digital camera when it became apparent that I was never going to be able to duplicate the noise here in town.
  • dspindspin Posts: 4
    Any one having Shimmy from new body 05-07 Tacoma?
    Mostly at 65mph with Steel rims 245/75r16 tires?
  • 650spx650spx Posts: 48
    I have heard that thay all have a slight vibration at that speed and it is normal.
  • ltmarltmar Posts: 45
    My '06 TRD Sport doesn't shimmy up to 90mph.
  • dspindspin Posts: 4
    the shimmy is more then slight tried balancing rfv matching the steering wheel
    moves back and forth at 65 the dealer has tried everything swapped wheels with alloy
    and larger tires seems to go away. From another taco they had in stock that was a TRD edition in reply to the other post those tires are bf goodrich and different size.
    Tried different brands of tires up to michellins vibration still there ??
  • ska61ska61 Posts: 3
    My 2007 Tacoma, V6, has a low "rumle" sounding noise at idle in gear and up to about 1200 RPM while driving. Sounds similar to an air box leak, any ideas? Thanks.
  • Anybody get a cure for this problem?
  • ska61ska61 Posts: 3
    My 2007 Tacoma has a low "rumbling" noise while at idle and at 1100 rpm in high gear while moving. Does anyone know thwe cause. It also sounds like an air noise.
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