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clutch noise, throw out bearing

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by buzz123, May 14, 2010.

  1. May 14, 2010 at 7:14 AM

    buzz123 [OP] New Member

    May 14, 2010
    Tacoma 6-cyl
    I have 2003 Toyota Tacoma – 6-cylinder manual transmission, 4wheel.
    In last 1.5 year I have a problem with nice every time I press a clutch ( more when I release a clutch).
    I took my car to Toyota dealer twice they did something that it was OK for a while then the noise returned. Then I took it to Firestone Tire garage to change tires I told them about the problem. They told me that I need a new cylinder. I regret that I allowed them to change it - I am not sure that I got a quality cylinder.
    A few days ago I took it again to garage and mechanic took pedal assembly apart. It helped some, noise is not much. However I hear noise when pressing it close to the floor.
    I described the problem to mechanic, who works for the same company I do and does car work from his home/garage (he does a lot of work for my coworkers) and he told me right away over the phone that this is ‘throw out bearing problem..
    I have a feeling that he is right, any comments, anyone????

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