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Dangerous problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dc5dc2, May 20, 2010.

  1. May 20, 2010 at 10:30 PM
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    dc5dc2

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    This is my first post and i have searched the forum for answers but cant find any, I have a 97 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Stick Shift and i been having problems with my clutch, it gets stuck and along with the clucth getting stuck and the transmission locks up(it wont switch gears not even to neutral) the only way to get it unstuck while on the road is to pump the clutch pedal but when in traffic, so i wont cause an accident, I hold the brake causing the truck to shut off. sometimes i get to the stop light and it wont come off first gear its horrible, u have people honking and screaming causing chaos(over dramatization) and i cant help it, my thoughts are that if it has a throw out bearing maybe its getting stuck somehow or maybe their is air in the clutch line but if their was air wouldn't the pedal stay down. Please help any info will be greatly appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. May 20, 2010 at 10:31 PM
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    Sounds like air in your clutch. Have you bled it yet?
     
  3. May 20, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    Sounds like maybe your clutch master cylinder (or slave, mounted on the bell housing, if they still do it this way ) is worn out around the pistons inside the cylinder keeping it from building & HOLDING hydraulic pressure, i.e; its building pressure but losing it at the same time, ya got fluid &/or air leaking around both sides of the piston, not sure what kind of check valve is inside, could be a one-way or just a straight anti-reversing valve, but if no real fluid leak is present thats where I'd start, you could probably bleed it & gain a little bit back but I'm thinking one or both clutch cylinders are history or soon to be.......Good Luck....:cool:
     
  4. May 20, 2010 at 10:59 PM
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    used to happen to mine. replace master/slave cylinder, then bleed line. all fixed
     
  5. May 21, 2010 at 2:17 AM
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    il check it out in the morning n replace it see if that was the problem, thanks everyone, hopefully thats the problem.
     
  6. May 21, 2010 at 2:35 AM
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    Your Welcome........:D:cool:
     
  7. May 22, 2010 at 4:35 PM
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  8. May 23, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    sorry guys i havnt had time to post up wats up, k i bled the line and problem still consists so im changing out the slave cylinder, i ordered it cuz they didnt have any in stock, wont be here til wed., any advise on wat i should do or shouldnt cuz i was thinkin shouldnt be to much of a problem to replace just put new one on n bleed it and new fluid, if it doesnt fix it wat else could it be. thanks for any and all advise
     
  9. May 23, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    youll be fine. have plenty of towels on hand, it gets a little messy.
     
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    That happened to me in a jeep commanche before I filled up the clutch master cylider resivior to drive it back home and to school for a few days before i could change out the slave cylinder.
     
  11. May 26, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    problem still persists even after slave cylinder replacement and bleeding the line, what else could it be guys, please HELP
     
  12. May 26, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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    Well if you changed it & all is good (building,holding pressure) I'm starting to think maybe 1 (or more) "fingers" on the pressure plate could be bent or broken causing this intermittant binding (where the fingers all meet against the throw out bearing, something else to consider anyway.....:confused::eek::confused:
     
  13. May 26, 2010 at 11:45 PM
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    thanks for the advise, i was wondering if there was anything else it could be b4 i start taking the transmission apart.:notsure:
     
  14. May 27, 2010 at 12:32 AM
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    I'm with Doug on this one. You should probably pull the tranny and figure out what exactly is going on in there. Replace the TO Bearing and depending on the wear that is present, it might make sense to just replace the whole assembly. Friction Disk, Pressure Plate, and TO Bearing.


    Take some pictures of what you find if you do decide to pull it apart. I have a really good feeling that your throwout bearing has started the self destruct process.
     
  15. May 27, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    Thanks everyone will try to put up some pics but need to get all the parts first, il let u know once i begin. oh, does anyone know of a link where it shows someone who has removed the transmission, the way im thinking is that i may have to remove the sub-frame. Thanks for everything.
     
  16. May 31, 2010 at 12:36 AM
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    fixed the problem, cant believe i did not notice this when bleeding the line, yes it ended up being the master cylinder(the one running from the clutch line), replace it and now problems are gone, thanks everyone for your help and advise.
     
  17. May 31, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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