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Is my clutch bad?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bluejays, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Feb 26, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    bluejays [OP] Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    Hi guys. I just got the Tacoma about 2 weeks ago. Every time I shift from 1st to second, after pushing down the clutch fully, I hear a thump. I also hear a thump when I move the shift lever from 1st to 2nd position. Is this normal to hear this? Sorry, I don't know much, I've just been learning stick shift. I shift everytime I reach 2.k rpms, is this right? Finally, how much does it cost to get a new clutch and how long do they normally last for? thank you
  2. Feb 26, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Kyouto42 Iron Beard

    Aug 18, 2008
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    Ahwatukee, AZ
    BSP '10 4x4 TRD Off-Road DC
    See build thread in signature
    To be honest I'm not really sure what the 'thump' would entail unless a motor/tranny mount was broken or worn... If the clutch is holding fine and not slipping (aka, if you're at 4.5k rpms and your'e not increasing in speed or falling in speed)... or if you you put it in first gear, clutch fully depressed... and you start crawling forward with the clutch fully disengaged... then there'd be an issue. Otherwise you should be fine.

    Clutch life is highly dependant upon how it's used. They'll go from just about forever to hell probably 10k or less on the drag's... depends how stupid you are with it and if you constantly do launching (or previous owner).

    As for shift points... you can up shift at whatever rpm you want... downshifting is the only time you have to really concern yourself with the timing (unless you're flooring it through the red lol).

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