2003 Toyota Pickup clutch stuck/sticking

Tiny
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  • 2003 TOYOTA PICKUP
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 65,000 MILES
My clutch has slowly begun to stick near the floor and has now decided to stick all the way down forcing me to pull it up with my toe. It makes it hard to shift gears.
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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 AT 4:16 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

First check the clutch fluid, if low check the master and slave cylinders for leaks and repair as require, re bleed as well.

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 AT 4:22 PM
Tiny
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Fluid in res. Next to power steering one looks full. How do I check for leaks and or air in lines?
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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 AT 4:31 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

Make sure that you are not looking at the brake master, the clutch is the smaller on bolted to the fire wall next to the large brake master cylinder. To check for air you have to open the bleeder at the slave at the gear box and hold down the clutch pedal, close the bleeder and lift the pedal, do this 3-4 time to expel any air, don't let the fluid run low either.

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 AT 4:44 PM
Tiny
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Yeah, That one is full of brake fluid. So bleeding would be your next step then? OK, Do I need the rubber hose to voer the bleeder valve?
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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 AT 4:50 PM
Tiny
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Bleed it at the slave try and bleed into a clear jar with a little fluid in it, this will stop air backing up the line and you can check for air bubbles while bleeding.

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 AT 5:05 PM
Tiny
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Now the clutch isn't spongy, like brakes get when loosing fluid, it actually will pull itself to the floor when depressed halfway. Sou7nd more like pressure plate issues? It only has 65K miles!
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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 AT 5:08 PM
Tiny
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If the hydraulics are sound, I would be thinking the same thing, do the re bleed and just make sure that you have Little pedal free play, if that is all OK, I would be looking into the clutch mechanicals next.

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 AT 5:28 PM
Tiny
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Hydrolics seem fine. Mechanical is going to be an issue huh?
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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 AT 5:31 PM
Tiny
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If you're sure that the hydraulics are fine, the problem will be in the mechanicals, bay be get a local mechanic to test drive as it is a lot easier to diagnose with a hands on test.

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 AT 6:18 PM

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