I have a 2003 Tacoma which is now experiencing clutch problems. Intermittently the clutch will fail to engage or disengage without substantial pumping. It appears to me that this problem is more common when the vehi9cle is parked on an incline with the nose high. Fluid level in clutch reservoir lis full and fluid looks good. What is the most likely solution?
Country: United StatesMake: ToyotaModel: Tacoma 4x4Year: 2003Engine: 4
mechanic looked at it but clutch worked OK for them
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If the pedal goes the the floor with little resistance, and there is no external leak, then the problem is the clutch master cylinder.
What is happening is that the fluid is bypassing the piston seal in the clutch master cylinder. So no pressure is built up, therefore the slave cylinder doesn't move enough to disengage the clutch.
When I replace a master cylinder, I also replace the slave cylinder. It just makes good sense since both are activated the same number of times.
Please let me know if you have any questions about this or if there is anything more I can do to help you.