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clutch smoking?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Frankiea87, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Apr 9, 2010 at 1:20 AM
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    Frankiea87

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    hey guys.. i have a 2010 tacoma sport with 5k miles on it... ive towed my 21' boat and never had any issues untill today..untill i pulled it out of the water. as i was getting into first gear while revving.. smoke started to come out from under the truck. im assuming burnt up the clutch? or also i dont know if emergency brake was still on a little. so when i got home i let it cool off and took it for a ride. it smells like brakes burning.

    also.. kind of off topic but related to clutch.. clutch always caught very high ever since i got the truck.. my old cars the clutch would catch around middle of peddle. is there a way to adjust this?
     
  2. Apr 9, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    Perhaps your clutch is not fully engaging and the plates are slipping while on the road causing it to heat up from the friction. I'm pretty sure the clutch is a hydraulic system so you might want to get that checked out. I don't know if there is a fluid resivoir or not. I used to burn the shit out of my old ranger clutch hauling heavy loads too big for the truck and it would stink real bad. But as soon as I stopped the clutch would return to normal.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    be careful, definantly let it cool down. could have glazed the clutch but on such a new truck i doubt it.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    The clutch uses the brake master cylinder as a fluid reservoir. There is a line that goes into the cab that feeds the clutch master cylinder, which in turn sends the hydraulic pressure to the slave cylinder that pushes the clutch fork. I personally think he over heated the disc when pulling the boat out, but I could be wrong. There very well could be a mechanical or hydraulic problem with the clutch.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    This happened to me once as well, only during slightly different conditions. I was climbing a fairly steep rocky trail, and I got to a spot that required 4 low. Switched it over to 4 low but it didn't quite engage. I gave it a go thinking that it was in and the truck tried, but all that happened was a rather large cloud of white smoke came from out the bottom of the truck. :eek: I immediately stopped. Checked everything out and made sure it went in the next time and was on my way.

    Long story short, everything still works perfectly. You're probably just fine...
     
  6. Apr 9, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    I tried to pull a (very) small tree out with my truck and smoked the clutch a little. I am already planning on installing a lighter flywheel and super-strong competition clutch fairly soon. My clutch is still working OK though.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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    my gf burned my clutch just after i bought the truck.. i tried to teach her to drive a stick. she was doing ok. then she decided to red line it and drop the clutch. truck smelled funny for a couple of days after that. it was also her last attempt at driving it.
     
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