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Old 05-28-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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Clutch squeak Linear Spring swap (TW how to)

I found a lot of threads asking about how to fix the 1st gen squeaky clutch spring.
But I could only find the "how to's" on other forums, so I thought I would make one for TW.
-This fix only took about 20 minutes, and the hardest part was positioning my body right so I could get up in there.

Very simple fix requires:
-Linear spring about 5" x 7/16" and about .047 wire thickness
(I found one at ace 4 1/2" x 15/32" and .014 wire thickness)
-screwdriver

1st: I took the screw driver and dislodged one end of the origional spring. After that I just pulled the whole spring out.


2nd: One end of the spring will attach to a welded tab where the arrow in this picture is pointing to. And the other end will attach to the circled part on the clutch pedal.


enjoy
(sorry if the pictures aren't as descriptive as they can be, it was pretty tight down there, but hopefully anyone gets the idea)
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also heres the how to from Yotatech
But you dont necessarily need to remove the dash like in his write up.
http://www.yotatech.com/f2/fixed-stu...37/index2.html
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Is that a number #70 spring from the hardware store? Thats what I used It gave me a soft clutch feel.
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Is that a number #70 spring from the hardware store? Thats what I used It gave me a soft clutch feel.
No I couldn't find the #70 spring from true value hardware.
the one i used is 4.5 inches long and has .041 wire thickness. I honestly cant feel a difference.
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Looks alright.
That little play probablly wont affect the clutch mechanics.
As long as it returns correctly, you should be good.
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okay, well if you think that the spring isnt getting the tension then you probabll need a shorter spring.

If your worried that it will slip off, theres a problem. On mine theres plenty of tension on both ends, that I cant imagine it comming loose.
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9k miles on it, still going strong!
same!
Im thinking of trying different springs so see if I like a lighter pressure spring.
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mine feels just right. i dont think i could do with it much lighter. I don't really know how much the spring plays into that as much as it is the slave cylinder and all. when i was doing this originally, with no spring, i could push the clutch in and it had the same feel and it returned on its own
strange. I never tried that.
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I did this earlier...funny toyota wouldn't just do that to begin with instead of that stupid plastic bushing. I got a different spring but I like a firmer clutch feel so its all good
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I bought the same spring as the brake pedal uses. In fact, I bought two and keep the extra in the truck.
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I bought the same spring as the brake pedal uses. In fact, I bought two and keep the extra in the truck.
How's the clutch feel? Firm or soft? The same?
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Mine felt almost the same, maybe slightly stiffer. I've got about 12k miles on it without any problems.
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How's the clutch feel? Firm or soft? The same?
It's slightly firmer than stock.
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I did this earlier...funny toyota wouldn't just do that to begin with instead of that stupid plastic bushing. I got a different spring but I like a firmer clutch feel so its all good
I agree. Its almost like they were going to, but then decided for some reason to do it the other way.
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This is a great solution. I found a similar spring in Canada, shortened it a bit and swapped it out in about 15 minutes. It's hard to get your arms in there but after a little contortion you'll figure it out. Pretty much all the rebound comes from the slave cylinder anyway, I"m not sure what the spring really does. Either way, i was surprised how quiet it was after.

Thanks for the info. Easy mod.
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This is a great solution. I found a similar spring in Canada, shortened it a bit and swapped it out in about 15 minutes. It's hard to get your arms in there but after a little contortion you'll figure it out. Pretty much all the rebound comes from the slave cylinder anyway, I"m not sure what the spring really does. Either way, i was surprised how quiet it was after.

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So to be sure...

I remove that huge ass torsion spring (is that what it's called?) in the first pic and get rid of it entirely. Then replace it with that #70 spring (or brake pedal return spring) by hooking it up to the clutch pedal and the welded tab under the dash.

And that's it?

Does it return the pedal so that it makes contact with the cruise control switch?
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So to be sure...

I remove that huge ass torsion spring (is that what it's called?) in the first pic and get rid of it entirely. Then replace it with that #70 spring (or brake pedal return spring) by hooking it up to the clutch pedal and the welded tab under the dash.

And that's it?

Does it return the pedal so that it makes contact with the cruise control switch?
Yes, at least on mine, it solved the non engaging cruise control. No more sticking my foot behind it to pull it up that extra smidgen.
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