2007 Tacoma

Tiny
WONDERING_SPIRIT
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My new truck has a problem that Toyota acknowledges, but doesn't know how to fix it. So they say it is typical but not normal. (?) So I thought that you might have a suggestion.
The truck has a vibration/shudder when it shifts gears up or down and is most noticable when slowing at 25MPH until about 10MPH and sometimes all the way down to zero and continues at idle. It seems to be getting worse. When I drive thru the neighborhood at 20 - 25 MPH, the virbation continues and feels like I'm driving over small rumble strips. The truck has 7,500 miles and I first noticed it about a week after I bought it - don't know if it was there originally or not.
The Toyota regional guy recorded the symptoms and sent the data to HQ - says they wonder (?) If it is in the torque converter.
The truck is 4.0L Auto 4x4 & problem occurs in 2 or 4 wheel drive. Tires/wheels have been ruled out.
What is your best guess? Thanks so much.
Mike Titus
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Saturday, February 3rd, 2007 AT 10:20 AM

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Tiny
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Mike,
Torque Converter sounds like the culprit! Yet if ya got the "big guns" from "yota" on it. Well, can only say, patience is a virtue. Let us know what they say, so we can stay on top of this one!

Regards,

Chris
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Saturday, February 3rd, 2007 AT 2:19 PM
Tiny
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I had the same problem with my 2006 Tacoma. It turned out to be a bad motor mount. They are made with a lock plate that will hold the engine in case of failure. They cahnged all three mounts and it corrected the problem.

Good luck Lsosone
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Monday, February 5th, 2007 AT 11:34 AM
Tiny
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Lee,
Thanks for the input and fix!

Chris
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Monday, February 5th, 2007 AT 11:40 AM
Tiny
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Toyota is not going to move on my problem - so I'm thinking of having the mounts replaced. Do you know which mount was bad, or do you think all 3 must be done?

Thanx, Mike
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Monday, March 12th, 2007 AT 6:02 PM

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