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Clutch removal help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by armyofsquirrels, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Mar 17, 2018 at 1:08 PM
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    vertrx7

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    I'm surprised that the Haynes manual is recommended. I've never had a use for them for a multitude of cars in the driveway, including simple ones like a Miata and a bit more complicated like the rotary RX7. For most jobs you really need an FSM. I have not yet looked at one for this platform since I just got my 06, but I am very surprised to read here that the FSM would not include the procedure to remove the bolts.

    Further, I generally don't take my vehicles to shops since I know that when I do it, its done carefully (albeit slowly) and attention is paid to detail!!

    Finally, here and certainly other forums, responses are given as to "...do a search." or "...why don't you look...", etc. Just tell the guy what you know without being sarcastic or unhelpful. On a different take of an old saying, "If you can't say something constructive, be silent!"
     
  2. Mar 17, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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    Maybe, just maybe, OP isn't a pussy who is afraid to turn a wrench and learn something new. A clutch is basic shit that requires a little extra elbow grease.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2018 at 3:06 PM
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    I have done plenty of clutches, though not one on a 2nd gen tacoma. It should be the same concept. For the top 2 bolts on the bell housing, you might need a friend with little girl hands and forearms, but if that is not available, get a swivel head socket extension or wrench with the necessary length extension.

    As for holding the transmission, I have had success using ratchet straps around the frame holding the front by the bell housing, as well as a strap in the back by the transfer case if you are 4x4. That allows easy manipulation of the whole unit to move it in place and you can ratchet it or loosen it as needed to articulate it in place.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2018 at 3:13 PM
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    And nothing should get damaged as long as you be sure to unplug any wires and sensors. I usually take out the shift boot and shifter to get everything out of the way and get take a look for any sensors that you might not be able to access from underneath the truck.

    While you are putting in a new clutch, it might be best to also check your rear main seal. There is nothing wrong with switching it out early if it is not yet leaking.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2018 at 3:16 PM
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  6. Mar 17, 2018 at 3:23 PM
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    OP: What did you do to go through a clutch in 2 - 3 years?
     
  7. Mar 17, 2018 at 3:27 PM
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    new clutch in a 2015 ?
     
  8. Mar 17, 2018 at 3:30 PM
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    If you can't help the poster perhaps you should tape your delete key down. The guy was asking for help.
     
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  9. Mar 17, 2018 at 3:48 PM
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    I didn't see the original title, but it must have been something wicked for so many people to come out and give OP so much shit. Wow.

    Remove driveshafts, remove starter, (maybe remove exhaust pipe, you don't need to on some trucks, I don't know how 4.0 exhaust is routed), support transmission, remove center console, use looooong extension to remove top bell housing bolts, unplug sensors, unbolt crossmembers, remove bottom bell housing bolts, keep transmission level, pull back and remove transmission.

    If you're clever enough, you might be able to shove the transmission back onto one of the crossmembers, leaving the transmission in the truck while you get access to remove the clutch.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2018 at 3:51 PM
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    Some people need to save all the bucks they can. Not everyone want to rip apart their ride just because they know how to ....
     
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  11. Mar 17, 2018 at 3:52 PM
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    LOL
     
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  12. Mar 17, 2018 at 4:02 PM
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    Many years ago I invested in a decent (Craftsman) set of Socket ujoints (1/4, 3/8 and 1/2") pulse a matching set of 3 foot extensions. Still have them many years later and have help so many times I couldn't count ..... Trying to "reach" a bolt is a typical use ...
     
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  13. Mar 17, 2018 at 5:04 PM
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    His original title was pretty much “omg help me!!!” Which is absolutely useless and made it sound like he needed help quickly.

    I have no problem with people turning wrenches and learning something new. Or trying to save some cash doing it themselves. I just find it to be a poor decision when some one seems to start take things off without first having found a guide of how to do it right.

    If he was like, “hey I need to change my clutch out and am trying to find a good guide of how to do it but am having no luck so far,” I would’ve been a lot more helpful. There is only so much of people making titles that sound like they desperately need help only to find out he took his truck half apart and then decided he should probably have a guide to do it I can take.
     
  14. Mar 17, 2018 at 5:31 PM
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    That’s why I do all my stuff on my vehicles. I’m interested in vehicles, how they work, and take pride in doing things myself.

    That was my initial confusion and why I was poking fun at OP. He is taking apart his 2015 Tacoma that is still worth quite a bit with apparently no good guide on how to do it properly. Then decided the best course of action was an “omg help me!!” thread here.

    But apparently the butthurt brigade(not you) has come through and decided I just need to wrap up my keyboard with tape so I can’t use it and stop being a pussy that is terrified at the sight of a wrench. :rofl::rofl:

    I got a good laugh out of this. Hopefully OP does get his truck back together successfully and I’ll go back to lurking. :anonymous:
     
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  15. Mar 17, 2018 at 5:34 PM
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    These sockets are a life saver for doing transmission removal SBDUPM106TB_ProductImage_PrimaryImage_400.jpg. Also without a universal extension BUP2BB_ProductImage_PrimaryImage_400.jpg. The job is very difficult but can be done
     
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    Except that you were being a condescending smartass about it. OP, very much like myself, may be a visual and hands-on learner who can figure it out by simply reverse engineering it. I have never had the need to have a guide handy. And, as another post mentioned, the guide only tells you to take out the bell housing bolts, but no tips on how to reach the the 2 on top, which is where OP is hung up at.
     
  17. Mar 17, 2018 at 8:06 PM
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    Doesn’t matter how,what or why he was asking for help and instead he was chastised for not knowing what he was doing or using correct tittle ,this site was built on helping and providing info to people in need . Smh
     
  18. Mar 17, 2018 at 8:08 PM
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    armyofsquirrels [OP] Embrace the Suck!

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    I've never seen these those would be helpful. I used a shit ton of extensions and a breaker bar to get them out.
     
  19. Mar 17, 2018 at 8:20 PM
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    armyofsquirrels [OP] Embrace the Suck!

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    When I said it was supported by two Jack's one was a transmission Jack with the safety chain. We got the transmission out after the one posted that the Haynes Manual stated not to tilt it TOO FAR, so that jogged my memory from the last time I did a clutch on a tacoma that we dropped the trans to reach them. I was simply trying to be cautious. This is only the second time I've changed a clutch on a tacoma. My first was a 2012 Tacoma that the TOB seized on me from playing in too much mud. This one was the dreaded squeaking TOB the V6 is plagued with. Instead of having stock stuff put back on only to have it go up again in another 70k miles I bought a URD stage three clutch, new heavy flywheel and their TOB with sleeve that's suppose to fix 85% of their customers squeaking TOB. So thank you guys that provided good advice. It was kind of an emergency as others where here helping and couldn't stand around all day. Could I have made a more creative title sure, but I posted in haste and got to the point in my OP.
     
  20. Mar 17, 2018 at 9:00 PM
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    I have a special extension that has a half inch end that goes to an impact and the end that takes the socket is a 3/8 to take a wiggle socket to get the top transmission bolts with ease. The extension itself is about 4 feet long and worth every penny.
     

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