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Anybody here replace their clutch or throw out bearing yet?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by saugus, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Oct 28, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    saugus

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    Yesterday, I was driving home from work and noticed a buzzing/ grinding sound from under the hood. I stopped at a light and felt a thump below my foot with the clutch pedal pushed in. Then I started the engine this morning and noticed that the grinding sound would appear when the clutch pedal was in and disappear when released. So after researching, I figured it was the throw out bearing. So now I'm thinking of just replacing the whole thing (to bearing, pressure plate, clutch).

    Anybody had to do any of this on a 2nd gen yet? Just wondering what I'm in for and what parts I should get. I have 145,000 miles and don't believe the clutch was done yet.

    edit: I meant the grinding sound would happen when the clutch pedal was in.
     
  2. Oct 28, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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    Never heard of one needing done. Oh, wait, if you have a V6, yours would be the first V6 T/O bearing to last that long from my experience and everything I've heard. Seach, you will find gazzilions of threads on the subject, and good solutions, such as the URD bearing and sleeve kit, or the more expensive redesigned parts as per toyotas TSB. At your milage, I would be doing the whole job once as well, including resurfacing the flywheel.
     
  3. Oct 28, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    Just had the URD sleeve kit put in mine. Your issue seems to be the opposite problem though. My clutch would squeak/chirp/grind with the clutch out and stop with the clutch in. not too sure yours is the throw out bearing. Definitely worth looking into. There isn't much involved with dropping the trans to change the clutch. If you look in the stickies there is a diy guide.
     
  4. Oct 28, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    Thanks for mentioning resurfacing the flywheel. I wasn't sure if I had to do that.


    Maybe I was a little confusing with the "clutch in and clutch out" thing. I just ran my engine again to check for sure, and the rubbing sound is when the engine is on and the clutch pedal is pushed in. It sounds like there is broken parts spinning around in there. I guess that makes the clutch out then. :D
    I have a 2.7L 2wd with the R155 trans. I was thinking of getting this setup unless somebody wants to suggest something better.

    http://www.amazon.com/EXEDY-16090-O...r=2006|2006&carId=002&n=15684181&s=automotive
     
  5. Oct 28, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    Ahh, 4 cyl, thats why the long life. ;) Though some of them with the LUK clutches are poop too.

    Forget what I mentioned about the URD sleeve kit, TSB, blah, blah, blah... Thats relavent to the V6 / 6 spd tacomas only.

    From your description, I would agree there is an issue with the release bearing, or possibly one or more of the diaphragm spring fingers on the pressure plate. In any case, with the tranny out, do it right, do it once, it ends up being cheapest long term.

    I haven't installed any Exedy clutches, but my understanding is that they are Aisin's aftermarket division, and Aisin is the manufacturer of your transmission, and most likely your OEM clutch.
     
  6. Oct 28, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    Thanks landphil, I bought this one at rock auto for $211:

    http://www.buy.com/prod/aisin-oem-p...trfe-05-08/235470623.html?listingId=231674741
     
  7. Oct 28, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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    He's got the 4cyl. But there is one V6 on here with 300K on the orig TO bearing.:eek: I think he lives a charmed life, even though he has posted up his maintenance schedule and does take care of the truck, there is no periodic maintenance for a clutch.

    OP: No updates on the 4 cyl clutches. If you've had good service from the OEM clutch, I would consider going with a Toyota replacement.
     
  8. Oct 29, 2012 at 6:31 AM
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    TSB066-11 = Plenty updates. Mine was swapped due to weak pressure plate causing slippage at 20k. They still stock the affected parts at local dealers. Make sure you get whatever part you had before exactly if going Toyota.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/199247-2011-2-7l-4x4-clutch-slipping-help-3.html

    http://www.tacomahq.com/758/tacoma-tsb-5-speed-manual-clutch-disk-defect/
     
  9. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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    Should serve you well. Another thing to consider is replacing the rear crankshaft seal on the engine while you are in there, or at least having a close look for any leakage / weepage. Inspect the release fork and pivot closely as well.

    Joes06tacoma, 300K, almost unbelievable. Must have a lot of trouble ripping his TP on the horseshoe when he wipes.:cool:
     
  10. Oct 29, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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    Good point on the rear seal, I'm gonna see if it leaks when I do the clutch and if so, I'll hop over to napa and get one.
     
  11. Oct 29, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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    Weak pressure plates and throw out bearings are a big problem on these trucks. Check out the link in my sig
     
  12. Oct 29, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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    Sweet thanks, I'll check out your thread when I begin work.
     
  13. Oct 29, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    Is this actually a design issue? Or just a batch of bad parts? I know the six speed clutch has actually been partially redesigned.
     
  15. Oct 29, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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  16. Oct 29, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    From my understanding there were 2 different companies that made clutches and one has no problems but the other made weak pressure plates causing the clutch to slip. It seems like u have about a 50/50 shot of getting a bad one. And if I remember correctly Toyota started using just the good company in 09 which stopped most of these problems
     
  17. Oct 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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    That he has a horseshoe up his arse for luck.:cool:
     
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    Aisin is the good one, LUK is the poopy one.
     
  19. Oct 29, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    My 2010 had this part and it is still available today. I'm not sure if they revised the design but kept the same part number or not. It causes more issues on the heavier chassis like access cabs and 4x4 units obviously.
     
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