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Dragging when clutch is engaged

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by InaKoma08, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Dec 19, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    InaKoma08

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    I have an issue .. it feels like the truck is dragging or stuttering almost right after I disengage the clutch. I jacked it up and spun all the tires, everything spun good. What do y'all think?
     
  2. Dec 19, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    stock clutch? Usual conditions of use?
     
  3. Dec 19, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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    It is the stock clutch. 210,000 on the odometer. 90% of the time normal use. Its seen a few trail trips and hills during the hunting seasons.
     
  4. Dec 19, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    Is this dragging between every gear change, or just when you put it in neutral and roll? Sorry for all the questions, just trying to narrow things down.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    Maybe a hydraulics problem? Hows the fluid level in the clutch master cylinder?
     
  6. Dec 19, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    It is every gear
     
  7. Dec 19, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    A. Clutch/Flywheel is done, but given there is enough life left the flywheel can be machined. B. What TacoMX said. Any difficulty putting it into gear, or any adverse action engaging the clutch?

    edit: Check your rear differential fluid. Not jumping to conclusions, but, your ring and pinion may be poised to take a dump. See if there is an abnormal amount of metal shavings in the fluid.
     
  8. Dec 19, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    No problems with the clutch pedal or getting it/out of gear.
     
  9. Dec 19, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    I'm going to ask around about this issue, and dig a little deeper. This is a 5 spd or 6 spd tranny? I would hate to see you throw money at this thing, so I will see if I can't narrow it down. In the meantime hopefully TW will come through :thumbsup:
     
  10. Dec 19, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    Awesome, it is a 5 spd 4x4.
     
  11. Dec 19, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    If you can get it into reverse with out it grinding I doubt if you have an issue with the clutch.
     
  12. Dec 19, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    Called my second opinion. Check your tranny, front/rear diff fluid for excess metal particles. If it is bad, change the fluid, if it is really bad your ring/pinion are about to eat a fat one. The problem could also be originating from the transmission itself. Check your output seal for leaks.

    On another note (even though it is Toyota) 210,000 miles on a stock clutch is a lot. The clutch would relate more to a slippage/shuttering when accelerating/down shifting. Since it is going into/out of gear with no issues, you have narrowed down that it is not a hydraulic pressure issue. You will want to start considering replacing the clutch (which will require you to reface the flywheel), but it is in mine, and my friend's opinion that this will not solve your issue, but prevent any further ones.

    edit: still inspect your clutch master cylinder, the line leading to the slave cylinder, and the slave cylinder itself just to be 1,000% on fluid delivery issues.
     
  13. Dec 19, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    Does it rev high right after you shift like the clutch is slipping? Might only be noticeable if you floor it after you shift.
     
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