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Clutch Question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Rowlock, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Dec 27, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    Rowlock

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    Good day to you all. New member here with limited mechanical experience....well, when it comes to vehicles anyway. I've done some searching on the forum to see if I can diagnose my issue with a few ideas. Here's what I've got going on. I have a 97 Tacoma, 3.4L V-6, 4x4. It has about 163K miles. When I depress my clutch pedal, it shifts fine, but releasing the clutch it doesn't come back up all the way....I'd say about 3/4 the way back up so I pop it back up every time with my foot. I changed the master cylinder out awhile back. I've seen posts about bushings being changed out for the same symptoms but some not being the fix. I'm thinking of starting with bleeding the system (the reservoir is full so I am assuming there are no leaks) and then going from there. Any recommendations? When should a clutch be changed out? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    It's either clutch master,slave, or crap in the fluid.

    As you said, start with bleeding the system. If that doesn't work, my money's on the slave cylinder.


    Oh, and welcome to TW :thumbsup:
     
  3. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    Thanks all.....many thanks.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    what about that spring inside the cab? the one for the clutch pedal itself
     
  5. Dec 27, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    what he said.

    If the clutch isn't slipping its probably fine. This sounds like a hydraulics problem.


    Probably your slave cylinder.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    Trust me, if you have air in your system, or a blown master/slave, that pedal is not going to come back up. It has nothing to do with the spring in the cab. I only know this when I had my engine/transmission out of my truck I ended up bleeding the system and it was a PITA cause I kept having to manually pull the pedal up every time.
     
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