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#11 of 94 Re: 2006 Tacoma 2 cluches 28000 mi [sculver]
Feb 27, 2008 (12:30 pm)
It certainly seems that the tacoma clutch has more than it's fair share of problems.
Q: Do you know which of the two clutch mfgrs brands were originally installed / replaced?.....I have read on some blogs there was a LUK brand and an AISIN brand installed depending on supply and factory location....mine was built in CA but I don't know which clutch they used. Apparently the AISIN brand is preferable due to fewer, thus stronger clutch fingers.
If I can't get to the bottom of this I will be forced to sell the truck.
I have driven 2 different FJ-60's to almost 200k with no such phantom clutch problems.
I can't believe toyota's quality has dropped this much so quickly.
Q: What is the in-sled vs the out-sled?
Q: Did you ever get shut out of all gears with this problem?
Power in numbers may be the only way to make toyota do something about this!
Keep me posted as to what happens with your clutch issue.
#12 of 94 Re: 2006 Tacoma 2 cluches 28000 mi [yodamaster]
Mar 11, 2008 (5:58 am)
i do not know which clutch was installed either time i do have the second clutch on the driverside floor right now though. is there a way to determine which one it is by looking at it?
#13 of 94 Clutch problems
Mar 12, 2008 (7:21 pm)
I just purchased a 2002 Tacoma 4x4 w/75K and have had problems with the clutch since I bought it (shuddering). I was fortunate in that the dealership fixed the clutch not once but twice. The second time I took the truck in they replaced the clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, throw out bearing, and pilot bearing. Unfortunately the truck still shudders when I start out and when I shift from 1st to 2nd, its not as bad but it's still there.
I took the truck back to the dealership today and and they offered to buy it back as long as I purchased a new truck. They really made it sound like they were doing me a favor, come to find out they were trying to charge me $1700.00 over invoice.
Im going to go back and offer invoice and see what they say, if they say no deal than I'll keep taking the truck back till they get it fixed correctly. They hosed me once Im not going to let it happen again!!
#14 of 94 Cluth Problems - Spring
Mar 18, 2008 (5:47 pm)
CA 2005 Tacoma 4cyl 2wd 5-speed, about 80,000 miles.
I encountered a problem where I couldn't shift into any gear while at an intersection. A few attempts later, I managed to cram the thing into gear. Subsequent shifts felt reluctant. Cleared up after a few miles. Later, while at a parking lot, I heard what sounded like bits of metal rattling around when clutch was partially engaged, and for a moment or two after disengagement of the clutch from a partially or fully engaged position.
The dealer's service writer said it was probably a broken clutch spring, and that he'd seen a few other Tacomas with this problem. I have a 100,000 mile extended warranty, but the policy doesn't cover clutch issues.
I drove the vehicle to my preferred non-dealer repair shop so I'd not have to pay an arm and a leg for labor and a bunch of shabby Toyota parts.
Problem: A spring broke, throwing bits of metal around, interfering with clutch operation.
Cost to fix: $780
Mar 19, 2008 (6:25 am)
That's the first time I've heard from anyone with the same, intermittent problem shifting into gear.
Do you have the new body style tacoma or the old style?
Did you take note of the new parts vs the old ones?
- Toyota has 2 suppliers for clutches in the new tacoma, each offering very different products. There are also after-market clutches out there.
I have not seen my clutch problem return yet, but I think it's just a matter of time....
Thanks for your post & please forward any further info.
May 14, 2008 (8:44 am)
I have the same problem you guys have - no clutch release (intermitent) on an 05 tacoma 4cyl. I never know when it's going to happen. Anything new on this ?
#17 of 94 Re: Clutch problems [bogey1kenobi]
May 14, 2008 (1:57 pm)
Well I figure it may be my fault the second clutch went do to the manor in which I drive. I doped the pedal at hi rpm from first to second. it separated from tourk. But the first was not my fault & still do not understand how it went. I will not use a factory clutch agan. I got a centerforce II clutch from summit & will install this week. I will tell you if i break it. Im good at that but that is the reason I bought a tacoma I thought if any small truck had a chance that wold be it IT FAILED.
May 17, 2008 (5:05 am)
Took it to Toyota -they replaced the clutch plate; broken spring. Same problem as another poster, no clutch disengagement sometimes. I see Toyota also has a new clutch pedal which is more comfortable to use for 05-06 Tacoma. Looks easy to install. Anyone have this done ? It was covered under warrenty - 3yr, 36000 mi.
#19 of 94 2006 Tacoma 4L X Runner
May 27, 2008 (3:56 pm)
Carry truck to the shop 2 times for stranges squeaking noise. Clutch dies at 20,000 miles. Shop (Local Toyota) say "you've benna racing this here truck" - "We aint a covering no clutch work" - And this before it was even looked at. Truck has been pampered. Clutch plate broke a 3" piece off. Paid 1300 to get it back together. Never in my life have I been screwed so hard by a automobile dealership. I will keep you posted. I am letting the laywer work on now. The story is even better, but I have to keep it to the clutch work for now. I never give up.
Is this the future of Toyota? I have owned Toyotas for 30 years, that's right 30. I have 2 trucks now. X runner and a Tundra new. Stay tuned. I will post more. Yes, I have pictures
#20 of 94 popping clutch sound
Jun 08, 2008 (1:12 pm)
I have an '02 Toy Tac 4x4 5 speed. When I push the clutch in about 1/4 of the way, there is a popping sound. I have no problems with going into gears, but it sounds bad. Any ideas, costs, etc?????