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Clutch creak

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ikillterrorists, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Jan 4, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    I've been bugging the dealership about the clutch pedal squeak problem for several months, and they haven't been able to fix the problem. Today they said that Toyota corporate is supposedly finally working on getting a solution for it soon. Who knows.
     
  2. Jan 4, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    yeah mine does that too
     
  3. Jan 4, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    The service manager at the dealership also decided to close my Reviewing Order (RO?), and said that there was "no problem found." When I called him he said that Toyota is "aware of the problem" and that everything "will be taken care of."
     
  4. Jan 4, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    My solution = a shot of white lithium grease every few months during the warm months. It doesn't really squeak during the cold months.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    I had that years ago. I oiled the metal shaft that's depressed when you step on the clutch and it solved the problem for me.

    Get your head under the dash and look around.
     
  6. Jan 4, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    Tighten the nut below that metal shaft. Squeak/creak will be gone.
     
  7. Jan 4, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    I think I'm going to try different kinds of grease. "Toyota's" grease didn't work, neither did WD-40.
    Tightening the nut only works for like 5 minutes. Oh yeah and mine squeaks in cold weather too.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    Huh, the nut tightening thing works for months on my truck.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    Wait what do you mean by tightening? Not just turning the entire shaft?
     
  10. Jan 4, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    I spin the nut counter clockwise by hand as tight as I can get it. I've tried using pliers but it's a tight fit. Spinning the nut clockwise pushes the shaft thingy against the pedal more snug so there's no squeaking as the pedal slides on the shaft.
     
  11. Jan 4, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    Hmm when I turn it as far as I can, it always turns back by itself once the clutch is depressed. Maybe I'm just not turning it hard enough.
     
  12. Jan 4, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    Try to get pliers or a wrench in there and crank on it. Mine also spins back a little but not to much.
     
  13. Jan 4, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    Mine squeeks too but has been good since it got cold out. Dealer has greesed it a few times now. Almost as anoying and now replaced by the fan motor squeek. I guess one relieves the other and I get no relief.
     
  14. Jan 4, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    My '09 had this problem. Grease it, tighten the nut... it eventually comes back.
     
  15. Jan 4, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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    Every couple of months I have to re tighten the nut
     
  16. Jan 4, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    You guys should also email Toyota corporate
     
  17. Jan 5, 2011 at 8:27 AM
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    What kind of grease should I use?
     
  18. Jan 5, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    I just dribbled some 10w-30 on there.
     
  19. Jan 6, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    Sprayed a tiny bit of white lithium grease, squeak is all gone! And the pedal even FEELS smoother now too.
    Suck it, toyota dealership! Who needs you when there's tacomaworld.com?
     
  20. Jan 6, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    My 2010 had 4950 miles on it when I took it in for it's first free service. When I walked into the service department, the first thing I mentioned to the service manager was that my clutch pedal squeaked. The response I received from the service manager made me quickly realize that I had an endless battle ahead of me. I will deal with my squeaky clutch pedal another time, it is quiet now thanks to the cold weather. If it annoys me again this summer I may complain to the service department again.
     
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