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Adjust clutch linkage or worn out clutch?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by McCrank, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. McCrank

    McCrank [OP] New Member

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    Hi all,

    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.
     
  2. RainDodger

    RainDodger YGWYPF

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    There really is no linkage to adjust - it's a hydraulic clutch. I would have either someone else drive it to see what they think or compare it to another Toyota and see what it feels like. It's hard to say what condition your clutch is in without experiencing it. If your only option is the dealer, you can always ask their opinion... you don't have to follow their advice unless you want to.
     
  3. BRP27

    BRP27 When I grow up I want to be just like Me

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    You can't adjust the clutch pressure but you can adjust where the clutch engages or dissengages in the range of the pedal movement. The adjustment is between the pedal and the master cylinder. This adjustment lengthens and shortens the rod that pushes the piston in the master cyl.

    If you put it in third or 4th at low speed and floor it and the engine does not rev up it just lugs the clutch is not bad.

    Mine is an 04 4X4 5 speed and I find the clutch very hard to use smooth. I have had the truck 5 months and I am still getting used to the clutch.
     
  4. McCrank

    McCrank [OP] New Member

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    Ok thanks guys, I think I will wait a couple months until I had back home where I can see a trusted mechanic. I don't have any revving when I shouldn't, I just wish that the clutch would operate over a longer stroke. It's really too picky....but I love driving the truck past 1st gear.
     
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