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2010 Tacoma 5-Speed Manual Trans Slip

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rrowley, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Dec 19, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    rrowley

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    I am having problems with my 2010 Tacoma 5-Speed Manual Transmission slipping when going up hills in 2-5 gear. The problem is that it does it sporadicly. I first noticed it when I was accelerating in 2nd gear, later it did the same in 3rd and 4th while accerlerating. Now, while the cruise control is on, going up a hill (that the truck normally has no problem going up) in 5th, the transmission start slipping causing the RPMs to rise quickly then as if the clutch grabbed again, the RPM drop back down to normal then climbs back up and then back down to normal again until I get to the top of the hill. I took my truck to the dealership who did a test drive on flat ground and stated they could not find any problems with the transmission or truck. This is my 2nd Tacoma which also had the 5-speed Manual and had over 155,000 miles on it. I never had any problems with the transmission or clutch on that truck. Anyone else have this problem or have a solution to this problem?
     
  2. Dec 19, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    155K miles on the stock clutch? If so, it's likely due for replacement.
     
  3. Dec 19, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    If under warranty, take it to toyota, if it has 155k miles on it, then that sounds about right for a replacement. It is a wear item after all.
     
  4. Dec 19, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    Sounds like the clutch. I'm confussed as to the amount of miles you have on the current truck (the one with the problem)

    If it is a low milage truck (2500 or less) there could be a small chance it is the pressure plate that has collapsed. I've seen this happen once in 14 years. But it wasn't a Toyota.
    I honestly think the Tacoma trucks have some of the best clutches.
     
  5. Dec 20, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    The truck with the slippage has only 3300 miles on it. My previous Tacoma is the one with 155,000 which I never had a clutch problem with.
     
  6. Dec 20, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    It wouldn't be the first early failure posted on here for a 2nd Gen. I remember seeing someone else that I know was under 10K when his went.

    I am wondering how much longer the clutch in my 09 Tacoma at work is going to last. It's been squealing on engagement for the last 20K miles. It's almost at 60K.

    It sucks, but should be a straight forward fix at the dealer.
     
  7. Dec 21, 2011 at 3:59 AM
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    In that case, it's under warranty. Take that sucker to the dealer and have a coffee while they fix it. :D
     
  8. Dec 22, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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  9. Jan 11, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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    After taking the truck to the dealership the first time, they too told me that they could not duplicate the problem and that there was nothing wrong with the truck. I too drove my Tacoma another two weeks feeling it slip everytime I accelerated or went up a hill, I took it back to the dealer. This time the foreman test drove the pickup with me in it. He only took it down a road that he could not go over 25 mph and then stated that the clutch did feel mushy and needed to be fixed. He place it under a different TSB though. One stating that the clutch is noisy at idle. I just called the dealer back as they currently have my truck giving them the TSB that you gave me. Hopefully when he calls back I will have good news.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2012 at 7:11 AM
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    I was just so thankful that the dealership here fixed the problem with no hassels, well, after they got the clutch to slip. I was so ready for them to blame me for operator error. Glad it's working out for you, the only thing that got me burning up about it all was that the dealer did not take my word that my clutch was slipping. On one hand I understand, you can't fix a problem when you can't produce a problem. On the other hand I know when a clutch is slipping and I felt like they thought I was out of my mind, thats what got me going.

    Take care Buddy.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    Same thing's happening to me, I'm trying to figure out what exactly's causing it. I haven't taken it to the dealer yet, but I'm sure I'll have to absolutely convince them it's a defect in the clutch.
     
  12. Jan 18, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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    I had his happen randomly in my 5-lug during hard acceleration in 2nd or 3rd gear. I assumed the 29" tires were too much for the clutch to handle... didn't know it was going on in stock trucks.
     
  13. Jan 18, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    after the problems i have had i think the stock clutch or pressure plate isnt strong enough.
     
  14. Jan 19, 2012 at 4:49 AM
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    interesting. never heard of problems until these newer trucks. they're still running the R155 right?

    i know different year 2nd gen 4-cyls had different clutch manufacturers. so im assuming with these new problems, there might be a different brand clutch than the earlier ones...does anyone know for sure though what brand of clutch these new trucks have?
     
  15. Jan 29, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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    I definitely felt some clutch slip for the first time last night - could even see the tach needle zip up then settle back. 2010 w/ 15K. :confused:

    This was with two passengers and a bed full of gear - worked better after I dropped them off and unloaded half the loot. But still, that shouldn't be happening at all. (What's the point of buying a truck if you can't use it to haul stuff?)

    I guess when I take it to the dealer, I should load up the bed and have another buddy ride along.
     
  16. Feb 8, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    I had a rough go at the dealer, but was finally able to get scheduled for a free clutch replacement.

    First off, it wouldn't slip for them (after slipping all week for me). They thought maybe I was sensing the electronic throttle lag. Uh, that's not the same thing at all, guys. So they had me drive around with a tech. I couldn't get the $&#^@ to do it for him except ONE time on the off-ramp. He caught it and concurred it was a "rev flare" (also try the term "RPM surge" - they seem to understand that) and backed me up. So now at least we have established that a problem does exist. PHEW!

    ... except then they were telling me the warranty would not cover it if it is found to be the friction discs. Apparently friction discs are NOT covered under the 3/36. (The fact that every prior clutch of mine got 100+K did not impress them at all.)

    This is not good! If I have to pay, I definitely do NOT want to get it done at the dealership. (Not when Clutch World is quoting $600, parts & labor.) But there's no way to find out without committing. ARRGH!!

    So I pulled out this code: T-SB-0066-11 and that changed everything. Apparently it is that TSB, and not the warranty, that will cover this repair. They may have found that eventually on their own, but I was sure glad to help speed up the process! (I don't think these guys deal with manual transmissions much, anymore...)

    So, all's well that ends well... for now. THANK YOU pheyup33 for posting that TSB code in your thread!!! I strongly advise anyone to write that number down and have it handy if & when you have to take your truck in for this.
     
  17. Feb 9, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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    What a pain in the Arse for you Jefenator. You are welcome and I'm glad I could help out. Take care
     
  18. Feb 13, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    Just got my mule back. Wow - the new clutch (discs, cover, spring & flywheel) feels a LOT different. More spring tension - engages much sooner off the floor.

    I like it!! :burnrubber:
     
  19. Feb 13, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    155k on a 2010??? WHERE ON EARTH DO YOU DRIVE???
     
  20. Feb 14, 2012 at 9:36 AM
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    The 155k were mainly highway mileage as I drove 30 miles one way to work, five days a week. I gave the truck to my son at 155k and other than the recall on the frame has not had any other problems with it. He has been towing a small trailer with it to his work along with having the back loaded with painting equipment. Toyota did good on this model.

    After having my clutch replaced on my 2010, the clutch felt great. Had to get used to the stiff spring pressure also. Actually stalled out a couple of times because of the stiffness but I'm used to it now. Have not had a problem with the clutch slipping since they replaced it.:)
     
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