Question about Toyota Land Cruiser
My hzj 78 does sometimes very strange things. when road is some kind of uneven the steering starts shaking real bad and the front wheels are both flapping in some kind of resonance that I have to stop the car. Then I can go on again. It never does it on dirt roads only on bitumen rods and It nerver does it in 4WD hubs engaged. Some one told me that the tyrs are doing that, but I already rplaced them and it was good for a certain time but now, tyres running 15000 it starts again shaking. What is that? Suspension, shock absorbers. Can you plesase give me an idea! Thank you
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Nor sure about the 2001 model, but on the 97 model, the track bar bolts to the frame on the driver's side. The bolts work loose. Dont merely look at it, go ahead and tighten them. There are two bolts facing upward, at the end lf the track bar. Then there are 3 nuts behind the driver's side front wheel that need to be tight. You dont have to take the wheel off so see them. I tightened all of mine and the death wobble nearly went away ....( 90%)....then I replaced the steering stabilizer ( damper). Hope your 2001 is just as easy !
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
Check the idler arm and pittman arm, then the tie rod ends for ANY play. The pittman arm is the one on the steering gearbox that connects to the tie rod, and the idler arm is the one that connects from the tie rod to the frame. Replacing the parts is a pretty inexpensive and straightforward job, but you will need to have the wheels re-aligned afterwards.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
Have you tried driving over a bump whilst also applying the brakes? (Right foot on gas, left gently on brake - with no one behind you!) If the noise goes away, then it could be the brake pads that are not fitted correctly. Only posting this, as this just happened to mine...the mechanic took it over bumps and noise was there. Applied brakes whilst going over bump, noise went away. Replaced badly fitted rear pads (had been bodged by another garage) and the problem was solved.
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
could be a bent rim ? have you changed the universal joints? how about the tie rods and stabilizer bar
Posted on Aug 13, 2009
Testimonial: "thank you very much, i will do this first thing. i have had several people look at it , and of course they have told me it was not the tie rods,i knew"
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