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reliability problems on v6 6speed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jspadaro, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Aug 5, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    jspadaro

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    I've been interested in possibly ditching my 5 lug in favor of 4x4 - not having gotten 4wd is pissing me off. :D Don't recommend making that mistake, haven't seen someone regret 4wd.

    Anyway, I'm realizing a v6 manual sr5 4x4 access cab might be no more than or maybe even cheaper than a 4 cylinder, since it doesn't qualify for cash for clunkers, etc.

    A reason I've shied away is that I don't need to tow anything, and I've read how the 4 cylinder is more reliable than the v6 and the 6 -speed has that release bearing problem requiring the bell housing to be replaced where the 5-speed can be repaired for like $20.

    Should I stay away from v6's for this reason? Anyone have any problems with their v6 6speed or i4 5 speed?
     
  2. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    The majority of us have the 4.0L engine. I've seen very few problems with mine.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    I guess I should have phrased that more towards the 6-speed transmissions, are there problems with those?
     
  4. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    I haven't had ANY issues with mine. Bearing issue seems to be on some of the '09 trucks. If you buy reasonably new-It should be under warranty.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    havent had ne probs w/ mine either
     
  6. Aug 5, 2009 at 10:25 PM
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    Since buying a daily driver/beater, I have a total of 20K...5000 of the last miles of which, less than 100 are without 5500# or more towing with my 6 speed.
    Knock on wood, No problems with it.

    I don't know where people are getting the throwout bearing (correct term for clutch release bearing) or clutch wear issues from. As long as you drive a manual correctly, you will see no such problems.
    Check my pics for what I tow.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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    Overall I am extremely happy with my 4.0 and 6 speed. You also have to remember that you have a 5 year 60k warranty that would cover any tranny problems also.
     
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    I'm guessing he is referring to the problem caused by the use of an aluminum shaft that the bearing rides on, the shaft is non replaceable so a complete new bellhousing is needed.

    It is described in this thread
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/17819-throwout-bearing-again.html
     
  9. Aug 6, 2009 at 4:09 AM
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    Get the automatic ;)
     
  10. Aug 6, 2009 at 5:29 AM
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    V6 4wd 6-spd, 4.5 yrs old, no issues.
     
  11. Aug 15, 2009 at 5:59 AM
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    Yeah, that's exactly what I'm referring too. Is this a common problem or something a select few unlucky people get to experience? Do the people with 08's have more than 30 or 40 thousand miles on their trucks yet? I don't believe the issue appears for a while.
     
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