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how bad is this?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dylandercole, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Jan 18, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    dylandercole

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    I went to pull some guy I know out of the mud today and I didnt have enough power and the clutch started to smoke. I stopped right when that happened but it still smells. How bad is that on a relatively new clutch (5k miles)?
     
  2. Jan 18, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    Not as many as the 98..
    Smoking a clutch is never good news... slippage might be around the corner.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    I really hope not..... I feel like I just replaced it.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    Well its not good for it but I did the same thing to mine over Christmas and I let it cool down for the rest of the day and went for a nice easy drive and the smell went away after about 20 miles so all I did was take some life off it in the long run. I still figure to get 100K out of it. If it will still shut off when you put it in 3rd or 4th and try to take off nice and easy then you are okay. If it just slips then you might want to start planning for a clutch.
     
  5. Jan 18, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    Hey... after all that, at least you'll know how to do it this time :D
    But seriously that would suck if your already burned it up.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    I drove it about a half mile after and its parked right now cooling down. so hopefully it will be fine in the morning. Ill see if the smell goes away
     
  7. Jan 18, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    lovely smell isnt it!? haha
     
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    you are fine, i burn the clutch some times, it happens to everyone
     
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    Good deal buddy, yeah it might take a day or two for the smell to go away but if it was just for a few secs you will probably get away with it this time. Take it easy on it and look to see if you get any shutter or anything on take off. In a couple days of normal driving do the higher gear test on it and you will have a better idea of what you have. You can also try pulling off with the e brake on and see if it slips or not.

    PS. Good luck getting some sleep tonight.

     
  11. Jan 18, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    it will take a while for that smell to go away.if you have to put another clutch in posts some nazty pics of the install,ok
     
  12. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    Didn't you, like just put a clutch in like last month?

    Yeah, I burnt mine a little while ago doing parking lot snow donuts...smell went away that night, and no clutch problems ever since.
     
  13. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    I destroyed the clutch on my WRX about 6 months after getting it...but im much more careful with driving it now
     
  14. Jan 18, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    yea yea yea, a couple months ago. dont judge me
     
  15. Jan 19, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    so there is definantly vibrations in first gear now. Im not too happy
     
  16. Jan 19, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    Even if the clutch is ok and lasts another 20k miles, the flywheel and other parts might be toast and have heatspots etc. from spinning the clutch or from racing/abuse.

    hopefully the chatter/vibration you mentioned goes away!

    but.. ive done that before too, especially when i used to drag race it was a more common occurance to accidently burn the clutch a bit.
     
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