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I'm feeling rpm range specific vibration through the steering wheel and accelerator in my 2010 Tundra. The pedal has been replaced and the vibrations were occurring before pedal replacement and are still occurring. It's most noticeable in the 1700-1900ish rpm range. The vibrations are not speed sensitive (they are rpm sensitive) so I don't think it's the tires or drive shaft. has anyone else experienced/experiencing this? Any thoughts/ideas/suggestions? Thank you in advance.
 

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Shift to 4x4 and see if the problem goes away. There's a problem with early 4x4 Tundras that experienced this while driving in 4x2. Toyota issued a TSB.
 

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Since the vibration is rpm related and not speed related, this is NOT the front diff problem.

My truck has always had a vibration that is rpm related especially when the engine is under load. I've had it to the dealer several times and they always say they checked everything and all is fine. I gave up on complaining about it any further. Vibe can be felt through pedals, steering and floor.

It may be exhaust related since my truck tends to drone (stock exhaust). It's the same vibration as when someone pulls up beside me with a loud exhaust or a bus and I can feel it vibrate the truck.

I took 3 other Tundras for a test drive not too long ago and they each exhibited the same vibrations albeit at slightly different levels and rpm ranges.

My conclusion is that this truck is simply vibration prone and sounds around it (including its own exhaust) will cause it to vibrate.

Good luck figuring it out, I haven't yet.

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/149861-exhaust-drone-vibration-stock/

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/124977-is-this-exhaust-drone/

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/106173-ambient-noise-felt-in-gas-pedal/
 

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Since the vibration is rpm related and not speed related, this is NOT the front diff problem.

My truck has always had a vibration that is rpm related especially when the engine is under load. I've had it to the dealer several times and they always say they checked everything and all is fine. I gave up on complaining about it any further. Vibe can be felt through pedals, steering and floor.

It may be exhaust related since my truck tends to drone (stock exhaust). It's the same vibration as when someone pulls up beside me with a loud exhaust or a bus and I can feel it vibrate the truck.

I took 3 other Tundras for a test drive not too long ago and they each exhibited the same vibrations albeit at slightly different levels and rpm ranges.

My conclusion is that this truck is simply vibration prone and sounds around it (including its own exhaust) will cause it to vibrate.

Good luck figuring it out, I haven't yet.

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/149861-exhaust-drone-vibration-stock/

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/124977-is-this-exhaust-drone/

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/106173-ambient-noise-felt-in-gas-pedal/
The more I think about it, the vibration being exhaust related makes sense. I visited a local shop and they will install a dual exhaust, muffler, and a x pipe in front of the muffler (all for $450). This gives me an excuse to upgrade the exhaust and hopefully get rid of the vibrations (this alone will be worth $450).
 

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The more I think about it, the vibration being exhaust related makes sense. I visited a local shop and they will install a dual exhaust, muffler, and a x pipe in front of the muffler (all for $450). This gives me an excuse to upgrade the exhaust and hopefully get rid of the vibrations (this alone will be worth $450).
Awesome. Please let us know how it goes. I'm really interested in this.

Thanks!
 

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I had a 2005 Avalanche that had a slight RPM specific vibration, too. It happened at the same RPM regardless of speed. Took it to the dealer since the truck only had 1500 miles at the time. They tried to push the obvious low budget fixes, tire rotate and/balance but it wasn't that. After some persistence on my part, they determined that the torque converter was bad. It wasn't bad enough to throw a transmission code but bad enough to feel. New TC and it ran fine.

It's hard to troubleshoot something like this over the internet. You'll be chasing gremlins and ghosts for a long time to come. It's a 2010. Take it to the dealer and be a sonufa***** until they find it and fix it.
 
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