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Old 11-12-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Clutch Start Problems

Hey guys,

So I recently bought a 2011 4cyl, manual Tacoma and am loving it!

One issue though. The truck doesn't seem to recognize that the clutch is engaged unless I really step on the pedal. Not a problem for regular driving but for putting the truck in 4L or starting it (I usually just press clutch start cancel) I have to really step on it.

Any thoughts what could be causing this?
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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I have a 2011 reg cab 4cyl 4wd and have the same problem. Well it's not really a problem just kind of a pita. I can't even begin to count the number of times it cranked 1/2 turn and then stopped because I let off the pedal a touch. I'm assuming there has to be an adjustment on the safety switch. If you find one be sure to let us know. Ill look at my truck tomarrow in the daylight.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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If you have thick floor mats pull them back a little and start it see if this makes a difference.I had same problem on my 09 sounds crazy but that was the problem.Our clutches have to bottom out to start.
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I have a 2011 reg cab 4cyl 4wd and have the same problem. Well it's not really a problem just kind of a pita. I can't even begin to count the number of times it cranked 1/2 turn and then stopped because I let off the pedal a touch. I'm assuming there has to be an adjustment on the safety switch. If you find one be sure to let us know. Ill look at my truck tomarrow in the daylight.
I do that all the time. If you just come up on it a touch it kills it.
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It likes to be pushed all the way to the floor when starting or engaging 4 lo, its a safety thing. Something the government mandated I think because before, any manual car could be started in neutral without the clutch down, but I think people kept turning into space cadets and trying to start them in gear and started running into things all the time is what did it.
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I would have to really compress the carpet w/ pedal to get mine to start, have a bad ankle so took it into dealer and mechanic looked it over and was able to slide switch a bit in bracket slot allowing for a easier start.
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