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Forgive me if this has already been addressed; Demand that they change the rotors.
You have seen this problem with rotors? I don't think that has been suggested before. Any other info? I will go by there and tell them about it. Hell, I will go buy some rotors and pads and change them myself if it will fix it.

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You have seen this problem with rotors? I don't think that has been suggested before. Any other info? I will go by there and tell them about it. Hell, I will go buy some rotors and pads and change them myself if it will fix it.

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Years ago I had a chevy pickup that was relentless. I found a rock wedged in the cooling fins; problem solved. Later, same issue with a ford. replaced the rotors, even after having the originals resurfaced, (or "turned") . Shimmy went away.. it was like driving a new truck. I'm grabbing at straws, here...
It's a shot in the dark, but after exhausting all other options, may be a viable solution. :cheers:
 

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auto trans or manual?. If its the auto it sounds like a torque converter shutter. If the drive shaft replacement changed something but not all then that leads me to believe its drive line related. Heck roll at 40 MPH and kick that ***** in neutral, if it goes away or changes then it has to be drive line related. Basically I would think they should end up replacing the transmission. Also you can try removing the rear drive shaft locking the transfer case and driving at the speed. Isolate it front to rear. I'll admit that this soapbox is coming after a few beers and an arturo fuente "short story" but I am a jeep convert so driveline vibes are all the rage for us. as one person stated earlier there is a bulletin for the GX for the rack spring but I am pretty sure that was released in 03 or 04 when they first came out (i may be wrong on that, not at work to check) Just my thoughts, if it is a manual trans then take most of this, wipe your butt with it and flush it down the crapper.

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auto trans or manual?. If its the auto it sounds like a torque converter shutter. If the drive shaft replacement changed something but not all then that leads me to believe its drive line related. Heck roll at 40 MPH and kick that ***** in neutral, if it goes away or changes then it has to be drive line related. Basically I would think they should end up replacing the transmission. Also you can try removing the rear drive shaft locking the transfer case and driving at the speed. Isolate it front to rear. I'll admit that this soapbox is coming after a few beers and an arturo fuente "short story" but I am a jeep convert so driveline vibes are all the rage for us. as one person stated earlier there is a bulletin for the GX for the rack spring but I am pretty sure that was released in 03 or 04 when they first came out (i may be wrong on that, not at work to check) Just my thoughts, if it is a manual trans then take most of this, wipe your butt with it and flush it down the crapper.

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I already did the put it in neutral at many different speeds and it doesn't change. It's an Automatic by the way. The dealer claimed they pulled the rear drive shaft and locked the t-case and it was gone. They also claim they put a drive shaft from a stock FJ and it was not there. They ordered a new drive shaft and it was no different when I picked it up. Then they claimed my spacer kit changed angles and they couldn't replace anymore parts. I had the most reputable place around here install Icon stage one, TC uppers and Icon lower links to make sure all the angles are the same as factory. Now it is a matter of having time to go back to the dealer and fight with them about this.
It is not a shimy but a vibration or roughness that I feel at my feet a little but mostly in the steering wheel. I can hear it as well, not loud, but I can hear it.
 

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Have you contacted Toyota customer care about your experience? They may have a field technical specialist they can get involved. Being a Lexus tech it really ticks me off when yota guys feel they can act like Chevy, we build better cars than they do let's surround them with better people. *sidebar* if they said a stock drive shaft from an fj was installed then it went away, that would mean it had nothing to do with your spacers or anything. another drive shaft from a stock vehicle is going to sit the same in your car as yours does now (sorry if I read that part wrong). Putting it in Neutral and the vibration doesn't change pretty much eliminates from the transfer case back. If your feeling it mostly in the steering wheel it has to be from the front. To get to the steering wheel it has to be transferred through the rack and pinion, the rotor theory from before kind of confuses me but try two footing it while it is happening, meaning apply brake pressure as you accelerate (not to hard and not to long or you WILL need rotors) see if that changes it better or worse.

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Have you contacted Toyota customer care about your experience? They may have a field technical specialist they can get involved. Being a Lexus tech it really ticks me off when yota guys feel they can act like Chevy, we build better cars than they do let's surround them with better people. *sidebar* if they said a stock drive shaft from an fj was installed then it went away, that would mean it had nothing to do with your spacers or anything. another drive shaft from a stock vehicle is going to sit the same in your car as yours does now (sorry if I read that part wrong). Putting it in Neutral and the vibration doesn't change pretty much eliminates from the transfer case back. If your feeling it mostly in the steering wheel it has to be from the front. To get to the steering wheel it has to be transferred through the rack and pinion, the rotor theory from before kind of confuses me but try two footing it while it is happening, meaning apply brake pressure as you accelerate (not to hard and not to long or you WILL need rotors) see if that changes it better or worse.

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I will try the two footed thing and see what happens.
You are going to find the drive shaft part amusing. They had to order it and when it came in, I dropped it back off. They called me later and said they wanted me to come drive it with the tech. The guy said he didn't know if he still felt it or was over diagnosing. I just picked it up because it was right before X-mas. I told them if I still felt it, I would bring it back after X-mas break. I called them before I got home and told them it felt exactly the same. The service writer said bring it back after x-mas. I dropped it off and later that day they called and said they felt nothing. This is the time they brought up the spacer kit and angles being changed etc. I picked it up and went by there a couple days later and talked to the tech. He said that before he put the drive shaft in, he drove it and felt nothing but he put the drive shaft in anyway and felt nothing and I found they added to the old ticket that he changed the diff fluid because it was too dirty for 20000 miles. If you diagnose something, order a part, then why would you test drive it before you put the part in. Wouldn't happen and it was an insult to my intelligence.
I had already ordered the Icon stage one and TC upper control arms but I had the same place that does the lifts for the dealer install it. I also add the rear lower links so all the angles would be factory. I like this suspension but the vibration is still there. I know this rambles and I hope it makes sense. I have ADHD and haven't popped my Aderal yet. Thanks for listening or reading.
 

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I had the same problem turned out to be a wheel bearing front driver side. no squel just a slight shake between 40-60 mph. happened twice turned out I had a slightly bent drive shaft on the driverside fixed both no problems since.
 

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this isn't really a shake but a roughness. It's like your driving over a rough road and felt most at 40 - 50. It's not the road or the tires or the shocks. I felt it before I changed all these things. The dealer is so bad, I have decided to either live with it or buy another to drive while they don't fix it again. Everytime they look at it I have to rent a car and finding the time to go through all that is a pain in the *ss.
 

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Ok so after approx. 8 attempts, a "road force balance" or "dynamic balance" was the answer for me. It definitely took away about %95 of it. I've also been in contact with Toyota Cooperate and they've been all over everything. They even extended my Toyota Care from the 2 year to the 4year.
 

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New FJ, congrats on your fix and Toy extension! That worked for mine; but also tire specialist also "trued" all 5 tires and non existent now!
 
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