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hard tu push clutch pedal

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cuaco72, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. Nov 12, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    cuaco72

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    Hi guys, need some input from all of you.

    My truck is a 95.5 tacoma 4wd 2.7L reg cab, the issue with it, is that the clutch pedal is very hard to push in, I'm having to have a foot massage done on my foot every night.

    The clutch does not slip, nor is it hard to shift, it's actually pretty good, except for that.

    what options do I have?

    This is my 7th toyota truck I've owned (and my first tacoma), and not one of them was the clutch hard to push in.

    I really love this truck, but the pain in my foot is starting to get to me.

    please advice...
     
  2. Nov 12, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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    have you checked the fluid level?
     
  3. Nov 12, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    yes, the fluid level is normal, and the color is still light amber looking.
     
  4. Nov 12, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    would be the clutch master or slave cylinders
     
  5. Nov 12, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    one of them is wearing out?

    would a full bleed of the system work?
     
  6. Nov 12, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Is the clutch original? and has it always been this way?
     
  7. Nov 12, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    My Dad's Chevy S10 clutch is the same way...I think it's normal...You get a pretty good calf workout haha...
     
  8. Nov 12, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    All the manual tacos I have had had stiff clutches. Thats why I went with the auto.
     
  9. Nov 12, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    lol, then you should try driving an old ford bronco with a mechanical clutch. I almost sent the pedal through the firewall on my Sonoma when test driving it it was so easy to push. My taco feels the same as the sonoma.
     
  10. Nov 14, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    I have had several yotas, and none had stiff clutch pedals, as a matter of fact they were pretty light.

    I did had once a 96 ranger 4wd, v6, the clutch on that one was even harder to push in.

    do you think the pressure plate if I chage it out it will get better? I seriously doubt that its the slave or master cylinder...
     
  11. Nov 14, 2010 at 11:05 PM
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    my 99 had a hard pedal, my 01 has a soft pedal, my guess is possible tension of the return spring.....
     
  12. Nov 16, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    Mine seems tough too, left ankle/calf gets a workout since I have a long drive in bad traffic after work (where I'm on my feet all day driving while standing up LOL)
     
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    I have a similar problem with 03 tundra. the clutch was doing fine and last couple of day the clutch got real hard to push and barely made it home last night no clutch at all. I figured one of the slaves gave out. anyone have any other ideas
     
  14. Mar 3, 2016 at 6:45 PM
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    I have the same issue only mine is very hard to shift now before it was very easy to push the clutch in its a new performance clutch don't remember what type specifically it only has a couple hundred miles on it it recently got hard to push in but shifting wasn't an issue up until about 2 hours ago now it's insainly hard to push in and to change gears someone know what's going on?
     
  15. Mar 6, 2016 at 11:50 AM
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    Over center spring on the clutch pedal assembly?
     
  16. Mar 6, 2016 at 11:51 AM
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    Haha! just realized original post was from 2010
     
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  17. Mar 6, 2016 at 6:25 PM
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    Got it thanks bro :fistbump::bananadance:
     
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