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Question for those with manual trans

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PA452, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Dec 27, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    PA452

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    Say you're sitting in your running Tacoma, in neutral at a stop. You had the clutch disengaged while taking it out of gear. You release the clutch pedal. Do you get a fairly obvious droning sound?

    I know to some degree this would probably be normal, and I think mine has mostly always done this. But I'm just curious, because I've never heard droning quite so loud and obvious in any other manual transmission vehicle. I guess what I really need is just to hear some others so I can compare.
     
  2. Dec 27, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    It would help if you listed what type of tacoma you have.
    Old, new, i-4, v-6.
     
  3. Dec 27, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    And a location of the drone?? Right under your shifter?? Just in the tunnel? from the engine compartment??

    Metallic tone to it at all?? high/mid/low tone pitch??
     
  4. Dec 27, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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    Sorry, I need to add that to my signature or something.

    It's a 2007 Access Cab, V6, 6spd.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    No metallic tone. I would say low pitch.

    While I can't say for certain right now precisely where the drone is coming from, it's not coming from the engine compartment. I'm not a vehicle expert, but I think it's probably a fairly natural sound. With the clutch pressed in, nothing is turning between the clutch and rear end. When I release the clutch in neutral, I'm now turning some shafts in the transmission, correct?

    My only concern is that it seems to be a bit more loud and noticeable than other manual transmissions.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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    WIthout hearing it I can't say for sure- but yeah...IDK what other types of manual trans you've driven but going from my Scion tC to the Taco is night and day difference.
    Sports car- nice tight, quiet, positive shifts.
    Truck- Kinda loose and more forgiving than the tC.

    Keep an ear on it to make sure it doesn't change...and you should be good to go.
     
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