I know that this is a common topic on this site and problem for Tacoma owners in general. I too have an annoying clutch noise but I think my noise is different than what most people experience. I have diagnosed my noise to be coming from the clutch bell housing area, where the slave cylinder contacts the clutch fork. I hear the noise coming from the transmission bell housing when the clutch pedal is depressed for 80% of the pedal travel. Last weekend I sprayed white lithium grease into the square boot coming out of the transmission and the noise went away for a few days. I have searched multiple times and cannot find a solid answer on this. I called my dealer today and they told me "ALL clutch related components are wear items only covered by the BASE warranty", which I am beyond. I work on cars and can fix this myself, basically I am posting this to see if anyone else has had this specific problem with a 5 speed manual transmission and has fixed the problem. Any information will be appreciated, thank you in advance.
2010 Tacoma 4x4 4cly 5spd 39,000 miles