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Clutch Fluid Change

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jester655, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. Jul 21, 2018 at 9:09 AM
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    Jester655

    Jester655 [OP] New Member

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    Hello all! First time post in a long time. So I hope I posted this in the right section.

    My Tacoma - 2011 Tacoma, dbl cab, 6 speed manual transmission, 4x4, 4.0L

    I was told by a local shop that I needed to change my clutch fluid because it’s very dirty. I have 110k miles on the truck and have not changed it ever. It’s been clear throughout the years I’ve owned it (7).

    Now, I was told by a friends mechanic that I should wait to change out that fluid because if I put in new fluid at this point the new viscosity of the new fluid could cause leaking and damage my clutch system. He suggested that I wait till I do a major transmission service to do that.

    Does this belief hold any weight? I am going on a 1000 mile trip in a week and don’t want any problems up in the high sierras.

    Are there any pros and cons to changing out the clutch fluid?

    Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 21, 2018 at 11:36 AM
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    Taco'09

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    First of all, welcome to the forum!
    Change it. Its a DIY, are you mechanically inclined.
    Has your brake fluid also gone 7 yrs. without changing?
     
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  3. Jul 21, 2018 at 12:44 PM
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    Jester655

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    Thanks!

    I am mechanically inclined to a certain extent. Some stuff like this I don’t feel comfortable with doing. And the disposal of the fluid I don’t want to deal with.

    I haven’t done the brake fluid yet. I’ve asked numerous places and they’ve all said I’m fine. I drive like an old grandma and am very light on my brakes.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2018 at 12:58 PM
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    81shark

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    7 years? Flush it.

    I went 10 years. :leaving
     
  5. Jul 21, 2018 at 3:25 PM
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    Armed in Utah

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    I believe my '14 runs off the master brake system
     

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