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Clutch Won't disengage

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by goomba, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Mar 31, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    goomba [OP] It is a Fluid Situation

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    I have a 96 Tacoma ex cab 4x4 and the clutch will not disengage. It has just started raining nonstop here for a few days now.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Mar 31, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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    You looking for help?
     
  3. Mar 31, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    goomba [OP] It is a Fluid Situation

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    It is right in the middle of max and min lines. I just had to add some a week or 2 ago.
     
  4. Mar 31, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    not too sure on cars, but on dirtbikes i do... is there a a adjustment for the clutch like to give it more or less play?
     
  5. Mar 31, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    Not on his truck.

    OP, if you had to add fluid, chances are you have a leak. It could be the cylinder, rusted line, etc.

    How does the pedal feel?
     
  6. Mar 31, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    and since you had to add fluid you could have gotten air in the line so try bleeding it?
     
  7. Mar 31, 2011 at 2:44 PM
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    goomba [OP] It is a Fluid Situation

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    There proly is but I do not know of it.

    Edit. The pedal feels the same as it was be for soft.
     
  8. Mar 31, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    when you let out the clutch does it move a little bit but its still engaged mostly or is it fully engaged.
     
  9. Mar 31, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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    goomba [OP] It is a Fluid Situation

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    It is fully engaged. I was driving it may be an hour be for i tried to start it again.
     
  10. Mar 31, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    could air in the line be the problem?

    can someone else chime in on this?
     
  11. Mar 31, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    It could be air, it could be a bad cylinder or clutch master cylinder. If the pedal goes to the floor without resistance and the fluid level remains full, it's the clutch master cylinder.

    If the pedal has resistance but softens up and the fluid level is dropping, then there is a leak which could be the slave cylinder or line.
     
  12. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    goomba [OP] It is a Fluid Situation

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    The clutch has the same pressure all the way down. It also seems to have a vibration when depressed and then released.
     
  13. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    Is that pressure the same as when it was working?
     
  14. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    goomba [OP] It is a Fluid Situation

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    Ya. My truck has 271k miles so does that matter?
     
  15. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    Clutch fluid won't just magically disappear. If you see no leaks in the lines, the slave cylinder is leaking. This also means that your clutch might be soaked with fluid. If so, it's toast. Clutch and slave cylinder replacement is the only way to go. Don't bother soaking it anything, it doesn't get enough fluid out of the friction material.
    Inspect the clutch and let us know what you see.
     
  16. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    I would look at the slave cylinder. It's on the left side of the tranny and connects to the fork. Look for leaking fluid. Have someone press the clutch pedal to see if a leak is visible.

    If it doesn't move and there on leak, it is more than likely the clutch master.
     
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    i have the same issue going on with my tacoma. i have no leaks and the fluid level is good. the fluid is kinda dark so i was thinking of changing it. the fluid can not get on the clutch disk if it is leaking from the slave. the only way anything can get to the disk is if your rear main crank seal is leaking. this problem has come and gone on my truck for the last 2 days. it seems like if i pump the clutch and let it slip for a few seconds it will go away. it makes me think that one of the little springs has fallen out of the clutch disk and is wedging itself in between the disk and pressure plate or the flywheel. i am not really looking forward to pulling it appart but i dont see any other option. i have about 160000 miles on mine i think it's the orignal disk. i had the trans out at 130k to replace the front bearing in the trans i don't remember if i did the clutch at that time it was about 6 years ago.
     
  18. Apr 1, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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    goomba [OP] It is a Fluid Situation

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    My fluid is a lil dark. The problem i am having is that it will not evin slip. I will try to start it in gear with the clutch fully depressed and the truck will move...
     
  19. Apr 1, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    goomba [OP] It is a Fluid Situation

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    The think that is on the driver side of the trany moves but it squeaks really bad. no visible leak.
    Thanks
     
  20. Apr 1, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    I'd go ahead and replace the slave and master cylinder, especially at that mileage. Thats probably your problem.
     
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