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#8 of 94 Re: 2006 Tacoma Clutch Failure [daren25]
Feb 20, 2008 (2:19 pm)
I also have a tacoma 4cyl 5spd 2005.
I have noticed heavy shuddering in 1st gear since new, but have learned many others have the same issue.
A bigger problem occured on friday night coming down an off-ramp, my shifts felt very sticky.
Once stopped at the light, I was unable to put the truck back into gear. The clutch felt normall, but I was locked out of all 5 gears, I had the truck towed home as the dealership was closed.
Next day I ruled out the hydraulics by having a buddy pump the clutch while I inspected....I could see the slave piston moving fine ( albeit with the famous pedal squeak )....no luck getting it into gear though, so I had it towed to the dealer (truck has 31k miles and is under warranty)
They off loaded my truck, put it into gear and drove around!
I have driven manual cars all my life, and still own a 5 speed FJ60, which I have power-shifted 100 miles back home without a clutch at all!
What bothers me the most is that this is now an intermittent problem which may come and go, worse still, can be cured by a bumpy tow-truck ride!
Have you or anyone else you have talked to had a simillar problem?
This is not the legendary toyota quality that I am accustomed to!
#9 of 94 2006 Tacoma 2 cluches 28000 mi
Feb 26, 2008 (11:17 am)
2006 Tacoma 6 speed 4x4 TRD Off Road 2 clutches 28000 mi. First clutch went 18000 mi. Dealer said they would be generous & cover under warranty. The spring broke in the clutch disk. Now at 28000 mi the insied of clutch disk seperated from the out sied of the cluch disk. The delar said it is not under warranty & in plied it is the way i drive. I also drive a 2002 Jeep 5 speed 65000 mi no problems at all. I believe there is a problem with newer Toyota clutch system
#10 of 94 Re: 2006 Tacoma 2 cluches 28000 mi [sculver]
Feb 26, 2008 (4:33 pm)
This is the one and only Jap Krap that will be in our driveway. 2008 X-Runner. See my post above.
#11 of 94 Re: 2006 Tacoma 2 cluches 28000 mi [sculver]
Feb 27, 2008 (1:30 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 (6:58 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 (8:21 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 (6:47 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 (7:25 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 (9:44 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 (2:57 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.