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Clutch help

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by jfischer, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Mar 2, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    jfischer

    jfischer [OP] New Member

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    Hello everyone. New to the forum but a long time Tacoma owner.
    I recently loaned my truck (98 V6 4x4 with about 150k miles on it) to a buddy so that he could take it skiing. Truck came back and the clutch seems very loose now. I wasn't sure if it was because I wasn't used to it since I had borrowed his sports car with a very stiff clutch, but it definitely doesn't seem right. I can no longer "feel" the clutch engaging where it used to engage and I can now shift without depressing the pedal.
    Of course it is dark now so I can't take a look at the apparatus. Where should I start in order to diagnose this problem? Is this a pedal, pushrod or master cylinder problem? Is my clutch shot? :confused:

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. Mar 2, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    You broke the cardinal rule of humanity. Never loan your ... ... anything, at least anything you want back.

    Your former friend broke your truck. Most likely burned up the clutch doing power braking or drag racing or something, but could be a dislodged clutch fork, stuck throw-out bearing, stuck clutch cylinder. I'd start at the floor and make sure the pedal isn't broken somewhere, then move forward. Can you smell burnt clutch?
     
  3. Mar 2, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    jfischer

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    i don't smell burnt clutch...
     
  4. Mar 3, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    BRP27

    BRP27 When I grow up I want to be just like Me

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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    Put it in 3rd gear driving 5mph. Floor it. If revs up fast the clutch plate is gone. If it slowly accelerates the plate is ok, its in the linkage or your mind.

    Hope it is in your mind!
     
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