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Clutch issues

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Gigi515, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Gigi515

    Gigi515 [OP] Active Member

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    Has anyone experienced any problems with the clutch? I have a 2008 5spd manual and I haven't like the shifting since day one. I make mention of it every time I'm at the dealer. One time I was trying to pass and I couldn't get the clutch to go into 3rd gear and had to fall back. They can never find anything wrong at the dealer.

    Thanks for any reponses.
     
  2. charles08tacoma

    charles08tacoma Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the club. I've had many clutch issues with my 08 Pre Runner 5 spd since new. Dealer has replaced throwout bearing, clutch pedal assembly & clutch pedal clevis rod assembly after that broke 3 months after pedal being replaced. I still have clutch issues which dealer either can't fix or find anything wrong. Now that my 3yr/36 mo warranty is up, maybe they will fix the problems.
     
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    Is there a TSB on the newer clutches?
     
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    Not for 5 speed.
     
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    Of course they come out with a TSB now that I'm at 39 months/37,700 miles. Thanks for the info. I will go to the dealer & get refused, then contact Toyota Customer Service. I've had problems since I bought new in April 2008. Asshats even documented on a repair order Feb 2011, "noise is from clutch disc." They told me it was a wear item & they could fix/replace for about $1300.00.
     
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    Brutal - I think you're close enough to the end of your warranty that you might just get it 100% covered. Toyota gives service managers a little leeway, so if you're nice - but firm and persistent - you should get some help.
     
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    Thanks. I'm always nice & non confrontational when I go there, even when I'm pissed & want to strangle them. Being nice definitely gets you farther in most cases.
     
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    I had ball joint issues with Dodge dealer years ago. They had my complaints documented and I had copies. They ate the repair costs. Man were they pissed. Just don't let them off the hook.
     
  10. Gigi515

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    thanks for the TSB. I've had complaints on my clutch since I got my truck so even with 88K they should repair it 100% if the problem is under this TSB.
     
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    Don't think I'd worry too much. Been 2 revisions to the 6-speed: one in 07 and one in 09. Heard both the shift forks & synchros are heavier duty now.
     
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