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My clutch just shit the bed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoCo, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Jun 24, 2009 at 12:49 PM
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    TacoCo

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    Just under 13k miles :mad: I pushed in the clutch to pop it into 3rd gear, heard a pop, and the pedal was stuck on the floor. I popped it back up with my toe, but there was no resistance thru the downstroke of the pedal motion until about the last 2-3" of it. It would get stuck halfway up, and eventually pop back up. I coasted into a parking lot, and couldn't get it to go back into gear

    Called the dealership, they'll pay for a tow as long as it was a warranty issue (ie. if I burned up the clutch plate, I have to pay). Luckily I had an appointment for Friday to have the subwoofer amplifier TSB done. Service manager said he had the parts in for that, and that he'd try to get the clutch fixed by Monday.

    I checked the fluid reservoir, and it was full, so I'm guessing that the internal seals in the master or slave cylinder failed.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2009 at 1:03 PM
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    white91formula

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    i had mine go at 4k miles, i now have 5500 miles on the truck and it has never been the same since.... idk if you have had any clutch chatter problems with your truck, but dont back down, the 09's are having clutch problems. they switched manufacturers of the clutch for this year and the pressure plates are turning out to be bad. at least that is what the dealer has told me beacuse they have seen a few in for the same thing. just a heads up that its been a constant battle to try and get it fixed.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2009 at 1:11 PM
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    TacoCo

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    Thanks for the info '91. The service manager at my dealership has been great to work with... so far. They ordered the amplifier for the Subwoofer TSB and the rear leaf springs for the suspension TSB without me bringing the tuck in for an inspection.

    I haven't experienced any chatter issues with the clutch, but I've never been crazy about the engagement release point. I did have the pedal assembly replaced due to squeaking, and I had installed a URD short throw shifter a few weeks ago... everything was finally shifting smoothly together... Oh well.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    i cant get the suspension tsb done... they wont do it and corporate keeps saying no

    i dont get it, everyone else seems to have no problems with this and i have had nothing but problems.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    Centerforce clutch..... Get one. I had the flywheel resurfaced and put a Centerforce clutch in my early 90's 4runner. WOW. Loved it.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    I'm also experiencing a bit of chatter on my '09 w/ 4500 miles on it. Also experience a bit of "bucking" from time to time. Never beat on the truck/clutch, so it kinda irks me. Taking the truck in tomorrow to have the radio replaced, figure I'll see what they can do about it. Not gonna hold my breath though.
     
  7. Jun 24, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    So I take it the new 6spd isn't a good setup like the old R154 5spd?
     
  8. Jun 24, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    sounds like your clutch cable went out to me. That always happens on my '76 capri, I will start to hear some snapping sounds sometimes when i put in the clutch and I know that is the sound of the metal cable starting to break and its not to long before the cable will break completely. I was driving home from my girlfriends house one night and i put the clutch in and i hear a snap and the clutch pedel went all the way to the floor and i stalled my car. I had to put it in 3rd gear and crank the car and start it that way and drive it all the way home in 3rd gear. At least it was at 2 in the morning and not to many car were on the road so i was just running the stop signs and lights.
     
  9. Jun 24, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    I'm no mechanic, but I thought it was a hydraulic system, so if the cable snapped, it would have leaked fluid all over the place, and it didn't.
     
  10. Jun 24, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    Your probably right, I'm thinking old school. This is my first new vehicle ever, like I said my other car is a '76 and thats what i learned on, lol.
     
  11. Jun 24, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    It is hydraulic
     
  12. Jun 24, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    Sorry to hear about your clutch, this is the second 09 I have heard with a problem.
    Now tell me about this "subwoofer amplifier TSB". I have not heard anything, did they come up with a fix for that POS behind my back seat. :notsure:
     
  13. Jun 24, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    Sounds like a failure in the hydraulic clutch system.
     
  14. Jun 25, 2009 at 5:43 AM
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    There was a bad batch of amplifiers from JBL that distort the subwoofer badly... If your Vin# is one of the earlier ones made at the California plant it will qualify for a replacement. There's a thread about it in the Audio/Video forum with a PDF of the TSB.

    Here's the TSB:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...ble-cab-stereo-interference-6.html#post609486
     
  15. Jun 25, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    if your having issues with your clutches please let toyota know i'm having issues with mine so if we all bitch maybe something will get done
     
  16. Jun 25, 2009 at 11:52 AM
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    will do!
     
  17. Jun 25, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    that is crap dude...my 1988 clutch lasted 300k miles!!! i never changed it...my clutch master cylinder went out a few times but that was like $50 to get a new one....also it may just be a bolt came loose or something like that on the clutch pedal arm...that happened to me right after i had my master cylinder replaced once...lol...they just tightened it back up and it worked fine
     
  18. Jun 25, 2009 at 1:01 PM
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    What does the clutch chatter sound like? I've been having issues with a shaking noise coming from down under my feet when i coast over bumps in Neutral. IS this clutch chatter? I've also noticed that I get some bucking every once in a while...it's an 09 4X4 access cab Manual...

    see this thread:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/41328-noise-neutral.html
     
  19. Jun 25, 2009 at 1:03 PM
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    clutch chatter is more of the truck shuttering or bucking i guess when your letting the clutch out

    it happens when it is either not balanced, there is oil on the disk, or its not engaging uniformly.

    its not really a noise as much as something you feel
     
  20. Jun 25, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    I've had this happen before...and I'm sooo careful and gentile when I drive it.

    is this covered under warrenty...i only have 1500 mi,les!!!
     
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