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Bleed Clutch?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SmokeyDP, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Nov 12, 2009 at 7:34 AM
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    My pedal seems to engage close to the floor. When I let off it, it doesn't rise all the way up on its own either unless I lift it with my foot. I am going to check the fluid and try to bleed the clutch this weekend.

    I know where the brake cylinder is, but where is the clutch one where I can check the fluid? What fluid do I use and what is the bleeding procedure?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Nov 12, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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    Before doing anything with the fluid....

    I would check your clutch pedal bushing & spring assembly. Make sure all that is together properly because that can cause the pedal to not pivot like it should.

    Here's a writeup on how to check/change the bushing. Picts & stuff might help you out.

    http://www.lieblweb.com/tacoma/Mechanical/ClutchPedal/ClutchBushing.htm

    I've personally never had to bleed a clutch master before, so I can't help ya with that.
     
  3. Nov 12, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    I thought about the pedal itself, but I figured it wouldn't be engaging close to the floor. I guess if the assembly if really out of whack that could be it though.

    Thanks
     
  4. Dec 28, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    The spring setup is fine and the fluid level is fine, just very dirty.

    I am doing to change the fluid and hopefully the pedal will go back up on its own again. If it's not that I guess it's either the master or slave clutch cylinder.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    i had the slave cylinder go out on me in my last car. Its pretty easy to bleed also. Takes 2 people to do it correctly.

    There is a little valve on the slave cylinder, that when you turn it the fluid will come out. In order for you to get the air out of the system, you need one person on the clutch. He needs to pump it a few times then hold it down. While he is holding it down, loosen that valve and let it drain. Then tighten it while the clutch pedal is still depressed. After it is tightened, he will need to raise the clutch pedal and pump it a few times. Do this a few times while keeping the fluid level up. I beleive its just dot 3 brake fluid that is used.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2009 at 1:35 PM
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    I see the master is right off the firewall, but where is the slave?
     
  7. Dec 28, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    look for the slave on/neer the bell housing
     
  9. Dec 29, 2009 at 1:03 AM
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    I know I'm new but i feel i need to chime in here. I just got my truck not long ago and had the exact same problem. In fact it was interfering with the cruise control (it wouldn't work unless i put my foot under the pedal and brought it up that way). After discovering several write ups for the pedal bushing i thought I'd give that a try and man did it make a difference. Just be sure to lube all the contact points on the pedal spring real good and do exactly as the instructions say or you'll have one hell of a time getting that spring back in place! I also had terribly dirty fluid however that had no effect on the pedal operation at all (it's still dirty :p i need to get on that). Hope this helps.
     
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