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#46 of 94 Clutch replaced 2010 Toyota Tacoma 4 cyl. 4wd
Oct 19, 2010 (3:47 pm)
Just had clutch replaced under warranty at 10,000 miles on my 2010 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab 4 cyl, 4wd SR5. Less than 20 miles towing 28 ton log splitter, rare light hauling (mulch, 1/2 load of fire wood). Been driving a standard for 35 years. When truck was 1 month old I pulled a splitter up a tiny grade, 20 feet, in my neighbors yard and smelled the clutch. Called dealer immediately "Oh, that's a protective coating on the new clutch that will wear off in 100 miles". OK. Any time I had to give vehicle a little gas to get going from a stop on a grade or over snow it smelled. Took it in to dealer at 5000 miles. "Can't reproduce problem". OK. At 10,000 miles started "chirping" when in gear and even when in neutral with clutch engaged. Took it in. "Looks like your throw-out bearing is shot". They replaced the bearing, assembly and entire clutch. Be on the look out for this problem!
#47 of 94 Re: 2006 Tacoma Clutch failure at 35k [chiledog]
Nov 01, 2010 (9:06 am)
15,000 miles/year on the 1991 and now only 9,000 miles/year on the 2006.
New driver, teenaged driver, added to the 2006 "mix"...??
#48 of 94 Re: 2006 Tacoma Clutch failure at 35k [wwest]
Nov 01, 2010 (9:15 am)
moved to a shorter commute.
#49 of 94 Re: clutch failure ... spring debris. [chiledog]
Nov 02, 2010 (7:51 am)
"..The compressor dehumidifies the air for more effective defogging..."
Urban legend, or "old wives tale", take your pick.
The efficiency of the "compressor" for dehumidifying the fresh inlet airflow is STRICKLY a function of local climatic conditions. Under the "worse" climatic conditions the "compressor" will even become a detrimental effect which leads to subsequent windshield fogging.
The "compressor" can only chill the incoming airflow to about 35F, and that ONLY with an extremely low A/C blower speed. In the wintertime the atmosphere is generally already so cold that the "compressor" will have no positive effect whatsoever.
And even if dehumidification is effective what do you suppose happens to the thin layer of condensate LEFT on the A/C evaporator once the compressor is turned off when you "exit" the defrost/defog/demist mode.
It evaporates into the cabin airstream and increases the liklihood of a return bought of windshield fogging.
In the olden days I simply unplugged the A/C compressor clutch throughout the winter period. My '01 RX300 came with a C-best option, two actually, that I had the dealer set so I could disable the A/C compressor and the A/C defrost/defog/demist "link" indefinitely simply by turning it off once.
I use the A/C for cooling ONLY and use HEAT for defrost/defog/demist functionality.
Our '92 LS400's climate control is modified internally to call for FULL HEAT when, wheneevr, it is switched into defrost/defog/demist mode.
#50 of 94 Re: 2006 Tacoma Clutch failure at 35k [chiledog]
Nov 02, 2010 (7:53 am)
But with more clutch use, wear and tear...??
#51 of 94 Re: clutch failure ... spring debris. [yodamaster]
Nov 02, 2010 (8:00 am)
"..the AC kicks in..."
If your primary interest is FE then go to Home depot and buy/install a manual water flow shutoff valve so you can disable the "climate controls" reheat/remix mode throughout the summer, A/C cooling, period. Come fall you can unplug the A/C compressor clutch circuit and turn the valve on.
#52 of 94 Re: Clutch replaced 2010 Toyota Tacoma 4 cyl. 4wd [bmordc]
Nov 02, 2010 (10:07 am)
hey, this is the EXACT same problem I had with my 2008. I've posted many times in the past year+, I finally got the truck repurchased from Toyota under the Georgia Lemon Law. My suggestion to you is call your state lemon law (google) and get you name into the computer, and familiarize yourself with the law. It's a great great great asset to use, and when it happens again (i'm assuming it will) tell your dealer that you've been talking with your states govenors office and lemon law people. it's a great backing. if you have questions please, please, please let me know! Runningboy150aol.com. And make sure you document EVERYTHING, Get EVERYTHING in writing. Everytime you take your truck in and smell something but they just tell you it'll ware off, make sure it says that on the invoice. After 4 times (atleast in GA) of taking your vehicle in for the same problem and it's not fixed you apply for the lemon law, and Toyota either had to give you a brand new vehicle, OR repurchase the vehicle from you, and most likely (happened in my case) assuming low to medium mileage you'll make money off the truck.
#53 of 94 Toyota Tacoma Clutch Issue
Nov 05, 2010 (8:54 pm)
Hello, I have 2010 tacoma which I bought brand new. I am having clutch issue, it makes ticking sound, only in first gear or when you release clutch very slowly. I took it to a dealer but they could not fix the problem. And finally the answer I get from them that this is a toyota's problems and there will be a recall. Is there anyone else having the same issue? And what can i do?
#54 of 94 2010 clutch noise
Nov 06, 2010 (5:13 am)
I have the same issue with the clutch. I called the dealer mechanic and he told me it was maybe the leaf springs (!), but I told him it felt like the pedal. I'm taking it in for the carpet recall soon and I'll have them look at the clutch. It started at about 6,000 miles. I'll keep you posted.
#55 of 94 Re: 2010 clutch noise [reuser]
Nov 14, 2010 (10:47 am)
i have an 08 tacoma crew cab 4x4. and i would agree. check your local lemon laws. mine has 66,000 miles now and ive been through 3 clutches and 4 throw out bearings. ive been throuhg all the dealerships around western nc and they have all tried to fix it and im still fighting it. unfortunetly i didnt know of the nc lemon laws until i was already over the mileage limits. now i am stuck with it. so have fun listening to all the squealing chirping and grinding i know i am. hahaha