Why is my front end loose?

Asked by Jun 29, 2013 at 10:50 PM about the 2004 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Whenever I go across any kind of
bump no matter how small, the front
end jerks around, BADLY. When I'm
on the freeway it has a "floating"
feeling to it, going left and right from
one side of the lane to the other. Also
I noticed when I'm coming to a stop,
it jerks to the right and sometimes
the left. I almost don't feel safe in my
own truck anymore. Please help!!

4 Answers

25,345

Almost?! Get that front suspension fixed ASAP- what if something comes apart while you're doin' 60 on the freeway?

45,825

If it floats, that's usually an indication that your front shocks or struts are toast. As far as the jerking left or right, I have had that problem in the past with my '89 Toyota 4x4. It was a seized up caliper. A bad brake booster under the hood will also cause the brakes to grab on one side. Have a mechanic you trust check the front end. Check the Toyota web site for recalls. You may get the work done for nothing! :)

7,395

Deffinetly struts and possibly springs ..... agree with above also

1,755

jamblues has the correct answer- get it to a dealer/repair shop really ASAP. your vehicle is an accident waiting to happen -sooner not later. Good Luck HTH

Your Answer

Tacoma

Looking for a Used Tacoma in your area?

CarGurus has 44,078 nationwide Tacoma listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Toyota Tacoma Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,190
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    420
  • #3
    BURT100
    Reputation
    370
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tundra
478 Great Deals out of 38,526 listings starting at $1,999
Used Nissan Frontier
267 Great Deals out of 24,625 listings starting at $1,550
Used Ford F-150
2,344 Great Deals out of 215,478 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota 4Runner
281 Great Deals out of 32,850 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,781 Great Deals out of 149,289 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Colorado
295 Great Deals out of 41,685 listings starting at $1,900
Used GMC Sierra 1500
722 Great Deals out of 58,462 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Ranger
116 Great Deals out of 4,571 listings starting at $1,895
Used Jeep Wrangler
250 Great Deals out of 19,077 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Canyon
105 Great Deals out of 15,009 listings starting at $1,100
Used Dodge Ram 1500
316 Great Deals out of 9,549 listings starting at $800
Used Nissan Titan
254 Great Deals out of 22,942 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota RAV4
425 Great Deals out of 74,147 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 24,784 listings starting at $22,988
2017 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 4,508 listings starting at $9,950
2016 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 2,710 listings starting at $17,750
2015 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
51 Great Deals out of 2,489 listings starting at $12,480
2014 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 1,242 listings starting at $8,997

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.