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Clutch Start Problems

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by CBurrows, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Nov 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    CBurrows

    CBurrows [OP] New Member

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    Hey guys,

    So I recently bought a 2011 4cyl, manual Tacoma and am loving it!

    One issue though. The truck doesn't seem to recognize that the clutch is engaged unless I really step on the pedal. Not a problem for regular driving but for putting the truck in 4L or starting it (I usually just press clutch start cancel) I have to really step on it.

    Any thoughts what could be causing this?
     
  2. Nov 12, 2012 at 2:47 PM
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    Backroadbomber

    Backroadbomber Active Member

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    I have a 2011 reg cab 4cyl 4wd and have the same problem. Well it's not really a problem just kind of a pita. I can't even begin to count the number of times it cranked 1/2 turn and then stopped because I let off the pedal a touch. I'm assuming there has to be an adjustment on the safety switch. If you find one be sure to let us know. Ill look at my truck tomarrow in the daylight.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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    hillbilly taco

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    If you have thick floor mats pull them back a little and start it see if this makes a difference.I had same problem on my 09 sounds crazy but that was the problem.Our clutches have to bottom out to start.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    Blueitrgsr

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    I do that all the time. If you just come up on it a touch it kills it.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    2004TacomaSR5

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    It likes to be pushed all the way to the floor when starting or engaging 4 lo, its a safety thing. Something the government mandated I think because before, any manual car could be started in neutral without the clutch down, but I think people kept turning into space cadets and trying to start them in gear and started running into things all the time is what did it.
     
  6. Nov 25, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    motoretro

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    I would have to really compress the carpet w/ pedal to get mine to start, have a bad ankle so took it into dealer and mechanic looked it over and was able to slide switch a bit in bracket slot allowing for a easier start.
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