Originally Posted by WPDAWG11
Found out there is an actual issue with my clutch
You aren't alone. I had an '01 conventional cab with a 2.4/5spd. On occasion, I would stall the engine in traffic but over the course of 6 years, that only happened a few times.
Fast fwd: This past April I purchased a used '07 access cab with a 2.7/5spd with only 17k on the odometer. In these past 3 months I've stalled that engine far more than I ever did in the 6 years I had previous rig.
Suspects: Clutch and my hearing impairment. This rig is substantially quieter that the conv. cab was. Thus, in traffic with mucho noise around me, I can't gage RPM by sound and the 2.7 is not only very quiet but it's also absolutely the whimpiest engine I've ever encountered. If the RPM is not raised over 1000, it will give a few orgasmic jerks and collapse, like suddenly.
Then there is the clutch. From the very first my physical reaction to clutch engagement has been that it does not have smooth curve to clutch engagement. It begins to take up smoothly enough BUT at a certain point wants to complete the engagement very quickly and ..... as they say ..... that's when the trouble begins....... especially if the engine is not on a stronger portion of the torque curve. It's even worse, of course, if the rig on an incline.
To my mind, the clutch pedal really feels like its moving an over-center mechanism of some sort. Graduated movement and response ... UNTIL it reaches a certain point and then it's suddenly a solid lock up.
More torque at low RPM would be move in the right direction.