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#29 of 96 Re: 2006 Tacoma 2 cluches 28000 mi [sculver]
Feb 25, 2010 (5:37 pm)
== Dude google your states lemon law asap. contact me with questions! like it says below i'm in the final stages.
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!!!
#30 of 96 Clutch Malfunction, Lemon law applied for...
Feb 25, 2010 (5:42 pm)
I have an 08 i bought in jan 08, at 10000 the clutch went out leaving me stranded. They fixed it under warranty being "nice" third time i had to pay for a whole new clutch....a month later it started squeaking...got it back yesterday after Toyota's final attempt to repair under the lemon law. About a mile down the road my clutch started making noises again. The dealership hasn't called me back. So I sent the GA State Lemon Law's for to toyota for them to repurchase, or replace my truck. BBB Toyota Corp. I've done it. I suggest it. They suck though. The nicest person from Toyota I talked to was from South East Toyota. Stay persistant, and please contact me with questions!!!! I want to see every one get thier problems fixed and now have to pay like I did.
#31 of 96 Re: Clutch Failure & replacement. 05 TACO 4cyl 4X4 Manual
Feb 26, 2010 (7:49 am)
Thanks for you post.
Here's an update on my Tacoma.
The service technician had written a $900 work order to replace both my master and slave cylinder for the clutch... luckily I had stopped in to check on progress. I proved them wrong in 30 seconds by pumping the clutch pedal whilst the tech' looked at the slave moving back and forth.
At this point, the service dept had really pissed me off, so I gave them no choice other than to open up the drive-train & see what's happening in there.
As experienced by others, the tear-down revealed that the clutch fingers on the pressure plate were bent out of plane, and the springs had disintergrated into small pieces.
The broken clutch was made by LUK in Mexico.
The service dept had ordered the exact same clutch, much to my dismay, even after I had told them that there was a stronger Japanese alternative made by ASIN.
They reluctantly agreed to order the ASIN parts & installed then ... or at least that's what I was told!
The clutch feels great now, not surprising compared to the deterioatng one which I have been putting up with for so long.
Bottom line ... Clutch replaced 52K under power train warranty at no cost to me.
.... That's if you don't count the hours of research & hand holding at the dealership to correctly diagnose the problem and order the upgraded parts.
Keep the faith ... & good luck!
#32 of 96 Re: Clutch Failure & replacement. 05 TACO 4cyl 4X4 Manual [yodamaster]
Mar 16, 2010 (5:00 pm)
Yodamaster, I have a 08 Tacoma 4cyl 5speed manual. Ever since 20000 miles I have experienced the shuddering you speak of, and also every once in a great while get locked out of the gears. I normally just need to depress the clutch again. However when I took it in the dealership said that my clutch is going bad and its not covered because of wear and tear. Couple days ago I looked under the truck and I saw some fluid leaking from the slave/master cylinder (not sure which one). So tomorrow I am heading back to the dealership to see if they have a different determination. But you say that the slave/master cylinder replacement is not going to be the fix, but that it is actually the clutch itself as well?
#33 of 96 Re: Clutch Failure & replacement. 05 TACO 4cyl 4X4 Manual [jbuck85]
Mar 16, 2010 (5:24 pm)
Definitely take it back. The dealership had had my truck 3 weeks now trying to fix it. This is their 7th repair now....I'm waiting on Toyota Corp to repurchase the truck under the lemon law. I can't wait to be out of it. I'll miss it for sure, but not the issues, or the money they trucks cost me. Stay persistant. Use your resources, the Better Business Bureau is a great resource. Make sure you document everything, it does play a big part. They will cover it under warranty. Atleast the first repair. They just don't want to because they know they're going to loose the money. After all these repairs they've now started working on the transmission......keep strong. DO NOT LET THEM PUSH YOU AROUND!!!!
#34 of 96 Re: Clutch Failure & replacement. 05 TACO 4cyl 4X4 Manual [jbuck85]
Mar 18, 2010 (9:03 am)
My slave and master were fine... it was the wrong diagnosis.
Turned out that I had the mexican-made LUK clutch in my truck ... several of the pressure plate fingers were bent out of shape and all the springs had disintergrated into small pieces.
I had them replace it with the alternative Japanese-made clutch by ASIN.
It's a completely different design.
I'm happy to report it feels great.
I had this covered under the powertrain warranty 52k miles.
The clutch disc had very little wear ... it's a shoddy parts problem & we're not the only ones who have been through this.
Document everything & don't take no for an answer!
#35 of 96 Re: Clutch Failure & replacement. 05 TACO 4cyl 4X4 Manual [yodamaster]
Mar 20, 2010 (8:31 am)
What gets me going about this whole thing is that these mechanics know what a clutch is to feel like. I have driven a manual vehicle ever since I got my license, and have never driven one that had a clutch as unresponsive as this clutch. Which is bad, because every other vehicle I owned had over 100k miles on it. This is my first brand new vehicle and at 28k miles I hate driving it because the clutch is so spongy and I can never get a smooth shift because it feels as if the "spot" changes depending on the day. When you take it to the dealership I do not understand how the mechanic's can drive it and tell you it feels great when it clearly does not feel great. All I want is a clutch that feels like it should in a new vehicle. I do not feel that is asking for much considering the price we pay for the Tacoma's. Just getting my little rant in, that's all.
#36 of 96 Re: Clutch Failure & replacement. 05 TACO 4cyl 4X4 Manual [jbuck85]
Mar 20, 2010 (10:07 am)
I know how you feel. I just picked my truck up from the dealership after they've had it for 3 weeks. They said they couldn't find what was going on, and apparently when they called Toyota to find out what to do they were told my trucks being repurchased under the lemon law, which it is. Let's hope it happens soon! This is had been the worse experience ever. Ever. I never want to purchase a brand new vehicle again. And i agree. All i've driven since i got my license was a standard. This was by far the worse clutch ever. My truck has 30,000 miles, and it's on it's 3rd clutch and more repairs.
Mar 23, 2010 (5:49 am)
I feel for you guys who are still fighting toyota to resolve these issues ... all I can say is ... get the ASIN clutch installed ... the LUK from Mexico is JUNK!
I would be interested to hear if anyone has had an ASIN clutch fail yet.
Best of luck!
#38 of 96 Re: Clutch Failure & replacement. 05 TACO 4cyl 4X4 Manual [yodamaster]
Mar 25, 2010 (3:36 pm)
Whenever I take my truck in to the dealership, either they tell me that they cannot feel what I am describing in the clutch, or they just tell me that I burned my clutch up. My truck is just about to go in for the 30k mile check up. If I have them change the trans fluid do you think that possibly they will be able to see metal shavings or debri from the pressure plate (springs or whatever) in the fluid itself and determine it to be faulty? Or would I just be wasting my money?