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Bout to replace clutch on 95 Taco. Any good weblinks?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by danielsan, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Sep 12, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    I have a 95 2.7L 4WD taco and I'm about to replace the clutch. Biggest thing I've ever done before is replace an alternator. So I want all the info possible. Does anyone know of any videos or instructions on the internet that are really helpful? Thanks.
     
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    thanks. good stuff.
    any tips on how to get the transmission off? i'm using the tranny jack to find the sweet spot and i'm jiggling the tranny around, so far with no luck. i've been told to just keep trying, but if anyone's got any tips i'd appreciate it.
    thanks
     
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    I used a pry bar to get it started and separated off the block.
     
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    Skinny pry bar or bigger flathead screw driver to release the bellhousing off the alignment pins on the block.

    Your lucky you got a tranny jack. I gotta do a clutch soon on a 4wd, and no tranny jack here. :(
     
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    great, thanks.
    any tips on how to get the clutch and clutch cover off? it seems to be stuck on there pretty good.
     
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    Have a friend hold the flywheel with a glove on, and use a long breaker bar to break the clutch bolts torqued.

    or impact gun
     
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    Don't forget-the starter is bolted to the tranny---At least it was in my 91.GOOD FRIGGING LUCK--Did a tranny swap in my 91(by myself). Clutch was the easy part.Do not think you need to completely remove the tranny(out from under the truck)--just pull it back out of your way.
     
  9. Sep 25, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    Yerp..it's bolted to your bellhousing on one bolt.
     
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    it turns out i'm a genius, misreading the repair diagram and miscounting bolts and leaving two bolts in the tranny. when i unbolted them the tranny slid off like butter. clutch and pressure plate came off easy too, it was just getting the angle right.
     
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    ok!
    now i am re-installing the tranny. not so easy. any advice?
     
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    guy i know pulled out his transmission with a jack and a skateboard.
     
  13. Sep 28, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    i feel like i have the tranny lined up just right but the last inch or so it just won't budge, like something's obstructing it. any tips?
     
  14. Sep 28, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    It's your pins, there tight..
    Slide a bolt in on each side of transmission..get the threads started, then equally start torquing them in..till it pulls the transmission in and mates it to the block.
     
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    i'll try that, thanks
     
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    and make sure your input shaft is sliding into splines of your clutch right..and your not marring it up.

    You should always test fit your clutch disc spline count to your input shaft spline count before installing.
     
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