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09 Clutch gone..... 4k miles

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by white91formula, May 17, 2009.

  1. May 17, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    white91formula

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    Sitting in traffic last night and i smelt my clutch burning up, at first i thought it was the car next to me but it was my truck. i drive the truck back and forth to work and school and thats it. i dont beat on it in the slightest and ive been driving a stick for 8 years now. i got the truck in january and its got 4100 miles on it. Anyone have any similar experiences ? im bringing the truck to toyota tomorow, but i know that a clutch is considered a wear item and isnt covered under warranty. However the truck has 4100 miles and the clutch should not have gone that fast. I have noticed a shutter/chatter when i first take off in it since i got the truck but at frist i just thought it was seomthing that needed to wear in and would go away, and it did, but now its back worse then before.

    thoughts anyone ?
     
  2. May 17, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    I almost had a similar problem, but my clutch wasn't burnt up. I think the only way to burn up a clutch is to not know how to drive it, but that's not the case cause you stated you have been driving a stick for 8 years.

    You sure it's burnt and not just fvcked up? I know it sounds stupid, but I thought my clutch was burnt at first as well, but I never smelled anything.

    FYI, the dealer quoted me around 600 just to tear it down. :(
     
  3. May 17, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    i can def smell it, and its noticable

    i dont see how a clutch can go out in 4k miles and not be defective
     
  4. May 17, 2009 at 3:29 PM
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    It will be covered for sue. There is no way a they can't honor a claim loike that at 4K miles.

    If these trucks cluctches took a dump every 4K, Toyo would be out to biz. Take it in, you prob get a lemon.
     
  5. May 17, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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    Yeah...Clutches are wearable items...but you'd have to be doing some SERIOUSLY abusive driving to burn one out in 4K miles.

    If the plates are seating correctly or there is some other issue that is causing it to go more quickly- That should be covered.
     
  6. May 17, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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    Bummer... sure its not a 'break-in' smell?
     
  7. May 17, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    at 4k miles the truck shouldn't be breaking in still....

    have to wait and see what the dealer says tomorrow.... maybe i can get the TSB done at the same time.
     
  8. May 17, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    yeah, thats true, just couldn't think of anything else. Has to be a lemon, maybe the clutch wasn't completely disengaging, does it feel like it rolls on itself at all?
     
  9. May 17, 2009 at 4:12 PM
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    Is Toyota making lemons of trucks now??
     
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    I had the same problem with my 08 access cab. there was nothing left of the clutch and they found chucks of metal in the tranny.; so i traded up to a 08 double cab 6spd and had no problems other than the $596 month payments. but oh well . take it in and complain about it . good luck the othe truck had 8,210 miles
     
  11. May 19, 2009 at 7:38 AM
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    Ok guys,


    truck is at toyota getting looked at


    service guy said he got the truck to do what i was saying it was doing and they are tearing it all apart. They think some of the pints for the tranny were out of alignment or something and causing this to happen.

    and i might get the tsb done also while its there !
     
  12. May 19, 2009 at 8:01 AM
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    guess i spoke to soon... they just called back and said they couldnt do the TSB because its a 09...

    gave me some story about how 2 leaf pack options were available on the 09.... which i think is complete bs. but as soon as i get it back from them im going to call toyota and get a claim number.
     
  13. May 19, 2009 at 8:20 AM
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    Bring a printout of the TSB for the 09s. They cant say no then
     
  14. May 19, 2009 at 8:32 AM
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    lemon law! i dont know. my friend has a trd camry and his tranny fluid spilled everywhere and bam its in the shop. he bought it used at 4k miles and its an 08 or 09. really new
     
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    lemon law only applies if you bring the vehicle in for 3 major issues (possibly the same issue can't remember off hand) under a given period (a year or so I think) and it's still unresolved. Check your local state law for the details.


    Sucks, I can't see it going out at 4k for any reason. I used to abuse the hell out of my stock G35 coupe clutch (launched it at 3k+ all the time, 7.2k shifts, keep it in gear and use the clutch to stay neutral, ect ect). I traded it in at what... 58k on the stocker clutch. Nissan kicked toyo's arse wut?
     
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    i did, did they extend it to the 09 yet....
     
  17. May 20, 2009 at 6:26 AM
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    Somewhere on one of the Toyota forums, it was posted that two different brands of clutches were put in the trucks, one good, and one bad. Sorry can't remember the manufacturer's names. Do a search and then have dealer check if your vehicle has the bad brand name. Was in a 'clutch chatter' thread.
     
  18. May 25, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    Geez, I put 160K on the clutch on my 1996 Tacoma...
     
  19. May 25, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    ok so the dealer decided the clutch does need to be replaced.... as if i was lying to them about it haha

    but they said its going to take at least 4 weeks to get a replacement... which i said was bullshit and they put the truck back together and gave it back to me until then.... and wouldn't give me a rental car which i was furious about

    so now im driving around on a clutch that is burning itself up and has HORRIBLE clutch chatter when i let it out in either first or second gear.

    im going to get on the phone with toyota tomorow beacuse this is rediculous and i shouldlnt be driving this truck the way it is. i bought a new truck so i would have a reliable vehicle, and i dont want to get stranded somewhere beacuse of something that shouldnt be wrong.

    and i need to complain to toyota about the tsb also and hopefully i can work somethign out with them about that also.
     
  20. Jun 4, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    so the 4 weeks of waitng for a clutch was a sham....


    i called toyota and got corporate involved, parts came in 2 days after they were ordered, but the dealer decided not to call me for 2 weeks even tho the parts were sitting on the shelf

    dropped the truck off yesterday to get this done, get a call this morning, telling me that my truck is all apart but they have a problem beacuse they ordered the wrong clutch, and they dont know when the new one will be in, and they will only cover the rental car that i have in the mean time for another day, which i think is total bullshit

    im so fed up with this dealer, i dont get how they can operate like this and still be open.
     
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