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New clutch, worse performance

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JManders, May 24, 2010.

  1. May 24, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    So I got my clutch replaced about a week ago because it was slipping so bad. Now that I got my truck back, the acceleration on it seems way worse than before, I can't get any acceleration in 4th if I'm going under 65.

    I used to be able to start in 2nd from a dead stop but that is a nightmare now. Any ideas on what the problem could be?
     
  2. May 24, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    Starting in 2nd from a stop is probably what killed the original clutch. Remember, slipping the clutch is bad. Not sure about the acceleration thing.
     
  3. May 24, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    Well I just noticed I couldn't do it anymore. It also struggles to get acceleration after making a right turn in 2nd. I don't know if they messed up something with the clutch or it could be something else.
     
  4. May 24, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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    any ideas?
     
  5. May 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    Is it a 2.7? If so don't even try 2nd gear starts lol... I couldn't do it without slipping even if I was on a downhill. You probably should just stick with 1st gear starts and drive the truck normally, your clutch will need a week to break in. Also the lack of acceleration could be due to the fact that you aren't used to driving your truck with a clutch that grabs.
     
  6. May 24, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    yeah I'm hoping that could be the case. I think I might have just gotten so used to it slipping that I have to re-teach myself how to drive this thing. And I've got the 3.4, guess starting in 2nd was a bad example lol
     
  7. May 24, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    give it a week or tweo before you evaluate performance. The clutch fork things need to be broken in (when I did mine it was sooo hard to drive the first two days), and you dont want to accelerate fast at all. baby it for the next 500 miles or so. otherwise the clutch pad will glaze over and youll be shit out of luck
     
  8. May 24, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    ok gotcha. well I've kinda tried to drive it hard the last couple days but I'll definitely take it easy for a while. It was so weird driving it at first. I got so used to the clutch being stiff and slipping.
     
  9. May 24, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    what's the break in period for the new clutch..?? how many miles..??
     
  10. May 24, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    I mean 500 miles isn't that many to put on before the clutch is broken in. I would just hate to mess up the new clutch after I had to fork over so much to get it fixed.
     
  11. May 24, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    how many miles have you put on it so far..??
     
  12. May 24, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    probably 100-150 on there. apparently driven harder than it should though.

    did you get yours replaced?
     
  13. May 24, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    not in the truck, I have an automatic
    now in my previous car, yea...twice
    I replaced it the first time and didn't change the throw out bearing, which was failing (the manual said to keep it) then after about 4000 miles, the throw out bearing went and when I went to replace it, the clutch had a bad wear pattern and I got a new clutch on warranty (thankfully).

    so, from now on, drive it like an old lady driving to church.....


     
  14. May 24, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    im guessing you got it done at a dealership?
     
  15. May 24, 2010 at 11:17 PM
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    As others have said, don't start in 2nd. Also did you have the flywheel resurfaced also? This takes off the glaze (mirror-finish) that it had, I'm guessing yours was very bad due to starting in 2nd. Resurfacing is pretty much the same as a brake rotor, it gives the clutch friction material a good new surface to mate to and gives it more "bite". A glazed flywheel is relatively slippery compared to a new flywheel or a resurfaced one.
     
  16. May 25, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    yeah the operator of the lexus dealership in town is my neighbor so he got me a pretty good deal on the replacement. I guess I just have to get used to a clutch that isn't a piece of crap.
     
  17. May 25, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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    exactly. give it a few weeks and itl be better. be patient.
     
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