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Screeching Clutch

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 05RedTaco, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Nov 24, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    05RedTaco

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    I have 2008 2.7L 5speed base Taco 5lugger with 27k miles. When I am taking off and easing off the clutch I get this screeching noise. Louder noise the more gas I give it while easing off the clutch. It can be avoided by modulating the clutch and throttle very carefully... The truck drives and shifts gears fine. The problem is only the sound. It sounds nasty. Anyone had the same problem or know what it could be?

    I find it HARD to believe that it is the throwout bearing or clutch... I mean hell only 2years old and 27k miles???

    Anyone has the same problem?
     
  2. Nov 24, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    My company truck does that. 2009 2wd 5 lug 2.7 5speed It has 38K on it and has been making that noise since I started driving it 3K miles ago. The guy that was driving it before had mentioned it awhile back as well, so it's been noisy for awhile. He just never did anything about it. He is the boss's stepson, so I find it hard to believe that he abused the truck. Seems to drive okay, but every now and then I will feel it slip when shifting gears and trying to get on the freeway. This truck has a heavy aluminum shell on it and is full of tools, I'm sure it's got 800-1000 pounds in it all the time. Still disappointed though since the 2004 tacoma that I was driving never did this and it had 130K on it.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2010 at 1:17 AM
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    Saw a couple broken clutches on the forum.. The "outer ring" had separated from the center. It will still work because its pinched between the pressure plate and flywheel.. but would probably make noise.

    Throw out bearings should last 100k on almost anything.. but they CAN fail the first time they're spun.


    Hmm.. screeching eh? Hmm.. What can it be other than the clutch release bearing really? Unless you mean a squeaky clutch pivot.. But sounds like you mean something spinning.
    Hopefully it isn't the input shaft or nose bushing doing something weird.
     
  4. Nov 25, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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    I think most documented problems were with the 6 speed...

    Not Clutch pivot pedal. It screeches when I apply throttle and release clutch. HRM my car was toyota certified vehicle so I will take it to the dealer. This SHOULD be covered by warranty!

    I bet the dealer will blame the noise to either my lift, 31's OEM cruise control or rear diff relocate breather...LOL

    As far as my knowledge goes, I would suspect something in the bell housing assembly to be the culprit. It is just plain hard to diagnose, because it does only when driven and I don't really feel like dropping the transmission in my driveway :/
     
  5. Nov 25, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    The noise I am talking about is a friction material type noise. It's similar to a really bad brake squeal. It's not a throw out bearing, I own a six speed truck and I know what that sounds like.:mad:
     
  6. Nov 25, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    Yes brake squeal describes that noise very well...

    I should have bought the desert sand mica 1st gen DC I test drove... :(
     
  7. Nov 26, 2010 at 12:07 AM
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    but brake squeel is not friction material... its metal... i guess theres some light squeeking associated with some brake pads.. high metal ones.
     
  8. Nov 26, 2010 at 3:33 AM
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    I have a 2008 White Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2.7L 5speed like you with 74,000 miles and no clutch problems. The clutch should last at least 100k if driven properly.
     
  9. Nov 26, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    Hey OP, it looks like you should still be under the 3/36K warranty. Time to take it it I think. Let us know what it turned out to be.
     
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