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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BSP4x4, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Jan 7, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    BSP4x4

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    New to a TRUCK stick:

    Sometimes when i clutch in to shift from 1st to 2nd, the clutch and shift goes smooth. some time I hit the clutch and the whole engine shutters? it this normal? each time i'm clutching it at about 2 K rpms...it almost feels like the engine/driveline it too loaded at the time, and I clutch in and it just f's everything up? how do i get around this...and does anyone else notice this?
     
  2. Jan 7, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    YotaDan

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    Just need to learn to drive a stick.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    PA452

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    Just need to practice and get used to it.

    Are you removing your foot from the accelerator before pushing in the clutch? If you're not, that will certainly make it feel like you're disengaging the clutch while it has a load on it, because you are. Eventually you'll get a better feel for when you should push in the clutch.

    FWIW, I learned to drive on manual transmissions, been driving them my whole life, never owned an auto, and I found this clutch took a little more getting used to than any others I've ever driven.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    jonny

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  5. Jan 7, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    supadave888

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    Just run it like you stole it and you will get the hang of it over time. It does take some time to get used to.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    StandingCow

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    Don't shift until about 2,800 RPMS, it will go smoother.
     
  7. Jan 7, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    Honestly,I have no idea what RPM I'm generally at when I shift. Depends on the situation, but I pretty much always go by sound and feel.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2010 at 4:08 PM
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    StandingCow

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    Same, 2,800 seems to sound right, engine just starts sounding like it is revving higher and it is time to shift.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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  10. Jan 7, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    98tacoma27

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