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Clutch issues

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Gigi515, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Jun 13, 2011 at 7:10 AM
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    Gigi515

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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. Jun 13, 2011 at 7:19 AM
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    charles08tacoma

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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.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    Is there a TSB on the newer clutches?
     
  4. Jun 13, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    Not for 5 speed.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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  6. Jul 5, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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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.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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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.
     
  8. Jul 6, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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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.
     
  9. Jul 7, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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  10. Jul 7, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    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.
     
  11. Jul 7, 2011 at 11:55 PM
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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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