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Clutch Fluid Reservoir

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by papabear050, May 12, 2009.

  1. May 12, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    Can't find it.
    In all my manual tranny cars I had one. I traced around my engine and seems that the hose may be connected to the brake fluid reservoir

    Am I correct in assuming that our trucks don't have a seperate reservoir for the Clutch Fluid, instead it is shared/connected to the brake fluid?
     
  2. May 12, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    Nope. They are always seperate. They are right next to each other on the driverside firewall.
     
  3. May 12, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    Imma go look... BRB
     
  4. May 12, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    It's the small round one. The brake reservoir is connected to the booster.
     
  5. May 12, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    Negative, nothing there... If you messin with me...

    Kudos... you got me good.
     
  6. May 12, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    We have the same truck, just different year. Clutch resorvoirs are always on the driverside firewall. Are you sure you don't have an auto? haha.
     
  7. May 12, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    Lol... you sure you have a clutch fluid reservoir????

    Have you seen this elusive creature with your own eyes, have you touched it, smelled it, or played with it?

    Seriously though, I don't have one. Another dam thing the Dealer ripped me on.... first it was my compass and temp, then they didn't give me my 7/4 pin converter, now THIS??

    ahahhahah.... Hey, you forgot to install my clutch fluid resorvoir asshat!!
     
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    This one is from a 4cyl but same location.

    The fluid on mine was kinda low at delivery so I had to fill it. That's why I know where it is. But then again it's always been on the same place on every manuals that I've had.

    clutch.jpg
     
  9. May 12, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    my 08 shared the brake fluid as clutch fluid
     
  10. May 12, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    Thanks Found It!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  11. May 12, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    Just messin around Driver Sound

    Thanks for the help. Seems the V6 and 4 bangers are different.
     
  12. May 12, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    Damn, I've never heard of the brake and clutch using the same reservoir. I would definitely want those two seperate. I have to take a picture of mine when I get home. I'm driving the pathfinder today.

    btw, I have a V6!
     
  13. May 12, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    So I have a leak and lose my clutch, will I lose my brakes too? Interesting concept.
     
  14. May 12, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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    Gotcha, let me know if you find it and if it looks anything like mine. :D
     
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    Doubtful- It's the reservoir. The pressure side is past the piston for either system. If the leak is past the master cylinder then you'll lose that system and most likely purge the reservoir, but not lose the other system as there should still be fluid for that system IN the system.
     
  16. May 12, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    I had to scratch my head and read that a few times, then it made a lot of sense! good explanation there!
     
  17. May 12, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    Yeah...

    If your brake system has a leak- you'll lose the brakes and the fluid out of the reservoir. Should have good clutch

    If your clutch system leaks- you'll lose the clutch and the fluid from the reservoir. Should have good brakes

    If them leak is before the master cylinder for either system- you'll lose the fluid in the reservoir, but should still have brakes and clutch (just no spare fluid)

    Little clearer DG???
     
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    Haha i understood perfectly the first time, just took me a few passes
     
  19. May 12, 2009 at 11:29 PM
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    Here ya go.

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  20. May 13, 2009 at 12:01 AM
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    Your right on except for that last statement.

    The problem here is.. If you have a leak anywhere in the system (clutch or brake) that is great enough to deplete the brake fluid allowing the reservoir to run dry, the brake system will fail to stop the vehicle and/or the slave cylinder will fail to operate due to a lack of line pressure.

    When the reservoir runs dry and you depress either the clutch pedal, or brake, air will enter the lines causing a significant loss of line pressure and failure.


    FWIW I have an '08 and my brake fluid reservoir doubles as a reservoir for the clutch like papabear's.
     
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