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What to expect from my clutch.

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Smokey, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Feb 10, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    Smokey

    Smokey [OP] New Member

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    Hello everyone. New poster here looking for some Tacoma clutch advice.

    I am the first/only owner/operator of a 1997 3.4V6 4WD Tacoma about to turn 180k on the odometer. The clutch is still the original clutch and even though it's not slipping yet or anything, I just wanted to know what to expect out of this thing. Is it likely to slowly degrade over time like I would expect or is there any reason to believe that these clutches can end their useful lives in catastrophe? Thanks!!
     
  2. Feb 10, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd Well-Known Member

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    1st gens clutches are known to last a while, be nice to your truck it will be nice to you back.

    i had to put a new clutch in my 97 after owning it for a year and a half though haha.
     
  3. Feb 12, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    LEER Shell with dome lights operated with 3 way switches, aux backup lights with relay and 3 position switch, modified wiring to compass/temp display and clock to include switch that disables dimming function (poor man's DRL solution), Scan Gauge 2
    It's probably getting close to worn out, but I've never heard of one exploding. Probably will just start to slip and you'll know it's time.
     
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