I have a 2004 Tacoma TRD 4x4 5-spd standard.
Every tacoma I've ever driven, including mine, has been a bit of a pain when it comes to shifting. I find the clutch has a very small zone in which it engages and disengages compared to a domestic truck.
I think I may have either been shifting poorly and been wrecking the clutch, or hopefully the linkage just needs to be adjusted.
Anyway these days, I feel like I need to slip the clutch too much to not have a jerky start. Even slipping is not always too successful and more often than not I have a jerk or two in my start.
I don't ever feel the engine pick up RPM without the truck accelerating, but I feel like maybe it has a more sluggish start?
Any help would be awesome. I live in North Vancouver Canada, and the nearest Dealer doesn't have the greatest reputation from what I've read. If possible I'd rather do the work myself.