Wandering/Swaying

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by Kevin0704, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. Kevin0704

    Kevin0704 Member

    I have a 08 crew cab TRD OFF ROAD Toyota Tacoma.... its wanders, sways while driving down the road? Feels like it's going down the road sideways or as if a wheel is lose? I've checked lugs, front end, etc and can't find anything out of the ordinary? It also has like a high pitch whining noise also? Any help would be much appreciated.
     
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  3. OreoCat

    OreoCat Well-Known Member

    Is the sway bar still there?
     
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    Kevin0704

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    Kevin0704

    Kevin0704 Member

    It’s got 174,000 miles on it.. I’ve never done anything to it but change oil, filters, and a couple of front wheel bearings
     
  6. OreoCat

    OreoCat Well-Known Member

    Stock suspension?
     
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    Kevin0704

    Kevin0704 Member

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    Kevin0704

    Kevin0704 Member

    It’s got 2 1/2 lift on the front and 2 inch blocks on the rear
     
  9. OreoCat

    OreoCat Well-Known Member

    Did you just get the truck and it feels this way or have you had it for a while and noticed a change?
     
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    Kevin0704

    Kevin0704 Member

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    Kevin0704

    Kevin0704 Member

    I bought it brand new
     
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    Kevin0704

    Kevin0704 Member

    Had 11 miles on it when I got it
     
  13. OreoCat

    OreoCat Well-Known Member

    How long with the lift?
     
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    Kevin0704

    Kevin0704 Member

    Around 5 years
     
  15. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Ball joints or wheel bearings may be to blame.
    It could also be a steering component or suspension issue. What you’ve described sounds more like it’s a steering component issue to me.
    If it’s that symptomatic it could honestly be dangerous to drive, especially at highway speeds.
     
  16. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    @4wd and @whippersnapper02 usually seem to have the best advice and most knowledge on the forum with this stuff.
     
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  17. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I would try an alignment and balance the wheels.
     
  18. rdguill

    rdguill Member

    Shock absorbers might be contributing to the problem. I changed mine on my 07 Tundra and it made a tremendous difference. At this mileage they should be changed.
     
  19. TReD_Fox

    TReD_Fox New Member

    I agree. Had a wheel bearing issue that sounds similar....
     
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  20. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum
     
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  21. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Does change oil include the differentials, transfer case and tranny?
     

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