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#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?????
#21 of 94 Re: popping clutch sound [elwayfan7]
Jul 09, 2009 (12:02 pm)
I have the exact same truck and problem. Mine gets worse the farther I drive. Did you get yours diagnosed/fixed? If so, what was the determination?
#22 of 94 Re: 2006 Tacoma 4L X Runner [dlightsey]
Sep 07, 2009 (2:13 pm)
i have an 05 extracab 4,0 sixspeed stick which i believe was built in california. after 58000 miles clutch and gears work just fine once u get use to the drive by wire accelerator. But then i have driven stick all my life (over 1million miles). Shift to nd is a lot easier if u dont change too early on revs and dont try to make it too fast. Also its easy with a V6 to skip gears as needed. Never had a tire wobble with 265/65/17 bridgestones. Mileage is anywhere between 16.5 to 21 MPG depending. Overall a good truck which does a lot of hauling of all kinds, sometimes overloaded too, infact it rides a lot smoother with ten bags of cement at back. Regards
#23 of 94 2006 Tacoma Clutch failure at 35k
Oct 22, 2009 (11:46 am)
The clutch on my 2006 Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab SR5 just failed on the way to work this AM. It only has 36,000 miles on it. The dealer said it's "wear and tear". I told him that on my 1991 Xcab 4x4, I got 223,000 miles on the original clutch, so it's not the way I drive. I'll let you all know how it works out......