Early Morning Shakes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03 Nov 2009, 11:02 pm   #1 (permalink)
Scott--
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Early Morning Shakes

I've got a 97 4 Runner (180k miles) that has a slight shake in the
morning for a few seconds after starting. The shake got worse over a
few months before I took it for a tune-up at the dealer. They found
one plug was very worn and replaced the coil.

Two days later the shake is starting to come back. I'm planning to
call them tomorrow to have them take another look. I'm not a mechanic
but hope someone here can give me an idea of what else to look for.

-Scott
  Reply With Quote
Old 04 Nov 2009, 10:05 am   #2 (permalink)
Desertphile
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Early Morning Shakes

On Tue, 3 Nov 2009 21:02:44 -0800 (PST), Scott--
<huntmeister@gmail.com> wrote:

> I've got a 97 4 Runner (180k miles) that has a slight shake in the
> morning for a few seconds after starting. The shake got worse over a
> few months before I took it for a tune-up at the dealer. They found
> one plug was very worn and replaced the coil.
>
> Two days later the shake is starting to come back. I'm planning to
> call them tomorrow to have them take another look. I'm not a mechanic
> but hope someone here can give me an idea of what else to look for.


Ah, the shakes..... I remember them fondly. My 1992 Toyota pickup
would shake me back and forth, left and right, while it warmed up
and it did it for many years. The problem did not appear to be a
worn engine mount, but an internal one: a slapping piston perhaps,
or late firing of the spark plugs. If the power strokes are
delayed, some rocking side to side can occur at idle but it will
be slight.


--
http://desertphile.org
Desertphile's Desert Soliloquy. WARNING: view with plenty of water
"Why aren't resurrections from the dead noteworthy?" -- Jim Rutz
  Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:41 am.

Attribution:
Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers



ToyotaLexusForum.com is an unofficial community for car enthusiasts. ToyotaLexusForum.com is not affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation in any way.
Toyota Motor Corporation does not sponsor, support, or endorse ToyotaLexusForum.com in any way.
Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.