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Clutch squeaks?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Ramphonic, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Aug 11, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    Ramphonic

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    I have had ongoing issues with two different squeaks.

    First is in the pedal mechanism where the bushing wears out. I have had it replaced but it keeps coming back. I have thought about changing the spring out for a different type but haven't seen any long terms followups.

    Has anybody had issues from long term use of a normal brake return type spring?

    Second is underneath the truck. At first I though it was where the slave meets the clutch fork but white lithium grease didnt help. So I also lithium greased where the fork pivot is. It seems to have worked but now with the truck warmed up its back in full force.

    Any suggestions on what else I can do?? How much is too much on that pivot? ( I don't want an issue with too much grease in the clutch housing)

    Thanks
     
  2. Aug 11, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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    MowTaco

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    I have squeak #2 also. I was able to stop it momentarily with WD-40... There was a rubber boot I pulled back and soaked it. It's been awhile and it's raining now so I can't go out and look at what exactly it was. The squeak came back in like a week.
     
  3. Aug 11, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    Mine was squeaking. I sprayed it with WD40 and it lasted about 2 weeks. I then sprayed it with some PB Blaster Garage Door Lube. It has lasted about 2 months and no more squeaks.
     
  4. Aug 11, 2010 at 4:45 PM
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    WD40 attracts dirt. Dont use it. Use white lithium grease.
     
  5. Aug 11, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    I tried that but I dont think it got down far enough in the pivot.
     
  6. Aug 11, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    ^^ X2 - I used white lithium grease and the squeak has been gone for over a year and a half.
     
  7. Aug 11, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    Where are you exactly spraying this?

    Picture? Diagram??

    I just pulled that boot back and sprayed to where I thought the ball is on the pivot
     
  8. Aug 11, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    From another user (EquinsuOcha):
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    There's a ton of information on this subject. Search for "clutch squeak" and you're sure to find what you're looking for...
     
  9. Aug 11, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    Ramphonic

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    I actually saw those pics but it didnt really help. I pulled the black boot back (where the pink mark on the tranny) and shot the white lithium about halfway down the clutch fork.
     
  10. Aug 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    That is exactly what I did and it worked for me. Maybe try again? I don't mean to insult your intelligence, but are you sure the squeak is coming from the tranny? I had a squeak from both the tranny and the clutch pedal assembly. You may want to get a set of ears under the truck as you push in the clutch to make sure it's coming from the tranny.
     
  11. Aug 11, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    Yea I had my Fiancee push in the clutch while I went under the truck and listened.

    No problem.. I actually have one under the dash too.
     
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