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#19 of 94 2006 Tacoma 4L X Runner
May 27, 2008 (4:56 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 (2:12 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 (1:02 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 (3:13 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 (12:46 pm)
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......
#25 of 94 Bent clutch fingers
Oct 24, 2009 (7:13 am)
I picked up the old clutch when I got the truck back. It was the 18-finger Luk clutch. The fingers were bent, not broken. Some fingers are more than 1/4" out of plane from the others. http://www.flickr.com/photos/35767627N04/4039740842/
The bent fingers held the clutch engaged so it would not release when the pedal was depressed to the floor. The service rep gave me the standard line, "Never seen this before." Not that I'm saying he's lying; he probably hasn't. But I bet he will as more of these roll in. He asked if I was towing. No, never.
I never gave much concern to the intermittant clutch chatter, but I bet that was a warning sign. The failure came on one of the first cold weather mornings here. I was driving slow through a school zone, and went to upshift when it failed all at once. It wasn't gradual; it was just gone.
#26 of 94 Re: Bent clutch fingers [chiledog]
Feb 01, 2010 (11:31 am)
Re: Clutch failure, 52k 2005 tacoma 4cyl 4x4 5 speed manual trans.
Well after having 1st gear shudder since new, intermittent sticky shifting and gear box lock out .. ( yes, I mean LOCKED OUT OF ALL GEARS, so you're stuck in neutral ) ... the clutch has finally broken.
On this last occasion, shifting became very sticky, only allowing difficult shifts with a squeak when shifting, idling at a traffic light, faint metallic rattling / tumbling noises could be heard when depressing the clutch pedal.
A few blocks from home, as I pulled away from a stop at a busy intersection, the clutch let out very suddenly and the vehicle lurched forward stuck in 1st gear.
The clutch pedal stayed depressed to the floor when I tried to change gear or put it into neutral.
Not in complete control of my vehicle, I struggled to drive safely the last few blocks home.
When I tried to brake, the engine and drive train continued to pull forward, still stuck in gear.
As you brake in such situations, you are effectively trying to stall the engine in gear, thus loosing RPMs and loosing brake boost.... VERY SCARY!
I came to a halt just inches from a neighbor's car.
The toyota dealership asked me to tow in the vehicle, and are now looking at it.
The service manager suggested that the work should be covered under the 60K power-train warranty.
I also have a history with this dealership, with the above-mentioned intermittent problems, none of which I could demonstrate on-demand. At least I had documented the issue and formed a paper trail.
I will post their response.
Has anyone else had this issue?
Any new fixes or new parts?
#27 of 94 Re: Bent clutch fingers [yodamaster]
Feb 25, 2010 (6:31 pm)
Not underwarranty any longer. Whatever state you are in google the lemon law for your state. Call and ask if you can still qualify. I had my first issue starting at 10000 miles and picked my truck up yesterday after thier final repair attempt under the lemon law, and not 1 miles down the street my clutch was making noises. I just mailed the final letter to toyota saying that according to the lemon law they have to repurchase the vehicle from me, or replace the truck with a brandnew one. I suggest you look into your resources. Emails me if you ahve any questions.
#28 of 94 Re: Tacoma 2008 clutch trouble [finaleffort]
Feb 25, 2010 (6:35 pm)
No i'm not sure what they're talking about .But i have an 08 that i bought in jan 08, and at 10000 my clutch went out. Under the lemon law Toyota completed thier 4th and final repair, about a mile down the road it started making noises again. I left the svc manager a call and haven't heard back. I sent the final letter to toyota for repurchase or replacement of my truck. I chose repurchase. please e-mail me with questions. My suggestion is just incase it keeps messing up, google your states lemon law, call them, and get into the computer system. keep all of your records!!!