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soft clutch pedal

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jb206wrc4, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Oct 10, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    jb206wrc4

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    I have a 95 tacoma v6 4wd and I just replaced the clutch and master cylinder in it. The master cylinder went out and the pedal was going all the way to the floor, and the throwout bearing had been squealing like a pig for a long time, so I figured I would do it all in one shot. Now that the job is done everything works well but the clutch feels really soft. It is holding under load, disengaging and engaging properly, and I have bled the crap out of it. It is factory Aisin clutch kit, but the master is aftermarket. Are these new clutches that easy to push or am I missing something?
     
  2. Oct 10, 2011 at 11:12 PM
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    Is the release stronger than before?
     
  3. Nov 8, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    I just put a "stage 1" clutch kit in my 02 and my clutch pedal is very light also. No complaints with performance though!
     
  4. Nov 8, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    Im going to bite on this one are you sure you got all the air out of the slave cylinder and the clutch master cylinder? To me sounds like you still have air in the system.
     
  5. Nov 9, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    Some pressure plates have a different fulcrum which can make the clutch pedal much lighter, or you could have air in the system at the TOP, have someone in the truck depress the clutch pedal why you loosen the flare fitting on the master cylinder and it will probably burp out a little bit of air, just make sure the person pressing the pedal keeps it to the floor until you retighten it back up as I am sure you know.

    there is usually trapped air in the end of the master cylinder. Also did you bench bleed the master pressing the piston in fully? Since once it is installed you will have a hard time bottoming out the piston since the pedal wont do that unless adjusted all the way in...
     
  6. Nov 9, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    If you didn't prime the master, you'll need to bleed your master a few times to get all the air out..

    Is your slave shooting or rainbowing?
     
  7. Nov 10, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    WTF is rainbowing Justin, are you making sh!t up?? lol
     
  8. Nov 10, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    Like its shooting a stream then falling flat at the end. Ive usually can get it to hit opposite tire
     
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    jb206wrc4,
    Did you get this problem resolved? I'm having the same problem with my clutch. I replaced my clutch (flywheel, pressure plate, clutch plate, throw out bearing, etc.) in January. Everything worked fine for about five months. A week ago, my transmission started popping out of 5th gear. I solved that problem by replacing the shifter seat and nylon bushing. Worked beautifully for two and a half days (and about 150 miles). Saturday afternoon I got in the truck and the clutch pedal went easily to the floor and didn't seem to disengage fully. After talking with some guys at a parts store and reading in this forum, I was convinced it was either the master or slave cylinder. Since the fluid was in terrible shape and I didn't want to spend time fixing one only to find the problem was in the other, I replaced both. This didn't solve my problem! The clutch pedal is still soft and not disengaging fully. The comment here about bench bleeding the master cylinder made me think...I didn't do that, so I could have air in it that can't be bled at the slave cylinder. Did you fix yours? Did bleeding the master cylinder (either at a bench or in some other way) fix your problem? I was about ready to remove my master and slave cylinders and return them, but this sounds promising. Let me know if you fixed yours and what you did to fix it, please.
     
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