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Looking to buy this truck, concern with clutch...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by StaticFilter, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Mar 5, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    StaticFilter

    StaticFilter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=0&nid=443&tab=list/view&ad=3900381
    I test drove this truck tonight and it's in pretty good shape for the year, my only concern is that when I let out the clutch pedal, I have to let it WAY out. is this a sure sign of a bad clutch or is there a chance I'm just not used to it and every vehicle is different? He'd take $7500 currently and i am having a hard time justifying the price but if it needs a clutch also, it might be a deal breaker altogether :/

    Thanks for the input!
     
  2. Mar 5, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    clutches are easy to replace and not that expensive.
     
  3. Mar 5, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    Just what are "Fabtech Fox Shocks"?:cool:
     
  4. Mar 5, 2011 at 9:32 PM
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    i dont have to let my clutch way out :notsure:
     
  5. Mar 5, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    I know clutches arent expensive, but the truck books lower than his asking price already, if i have to spend another $300 on repairs, it's not worth it for me.

    He said it was some "joint venture" between fabtech and fox but i dunno if he knew what he was talking about, he did ship them off to cali to be rebuilt recently though
     
  6. Mar 5, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    Try to talk him down?

    Thats kind of weird about the shocks.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    he's firm at 7500 for now, i wanted to ask opinions on the clutch to see if i had a good reason for him to drop it.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    its true, fabtech contracted with fox on some of their lifts to have the coilovers made I believe.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2011 at 9:45 PM
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    I would say it's not a surefire sign that the clutch is worn out. I wore out a clutch on my 86 toyota truck and the pedal feel never changed. I have a brand new clutch in my 06 and the pedal has to be let out probably 3/4 of the way before it grabs. I'm pretty sure there is an adjustment under the dash that you can use to change the feel. I know that was the case on the pre 1995 trucks. Don't think the first gens are any different.
     
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