Question about 1991 Toyota Pickup

1 Answer

The connection between the clutch and the ignitor

Hi,
I have a 1991 Toyota 2-wd truck. Basic.
A few months ago I was driving home, on the last leg of my 4-hour trip. I was heading south on 95, coming into Boston- there was construction but no signs to slow down. I was going about 75. I hit a few good size bumps-after one bump I actually said to myself, "that's gonna cost me."

I get off the freeway at the cloverleaf, and as I am shifting to head home on a surface road, my truck starts bucking like a bronco and the check engine light goes on, as soon as I'm in third gear, I'm ok-but this happens at every stop light-I shift into first-bucking, I shift into second-bucking, once I ease it into third, I can drive fine.

So then I don't drive the truck for a few weeks because I was out of town. I come back and drive the truck and it works fine. No symptoms of any problem.

About a month later, the bucking happens again. I took it to the garage-the one owned by Ray M of Car Talk-in Cambridge, MA. They say that it is my ignitor but they were unable to find the part. I found the part from a used part dealer in Tucson, AZ. So they install the part, do a full tune-up. Replace the battery-all in all it cost me 1400.00-cash (they don't accept credit cards). I drove home my truck last night, and by about the 4th mile, when I’m shifting between 1st and 2nd, the same bucking happens and the check engine light flashes momentarily. Once I get it into 2nd, all is fine. So now I think it wasn’t the ignitor at all but the switch that is on the clutch the runs to the ignitor. I don’t know how this all works but I was hoping you would give me some insight into how exactly the clutch and the ignitor work together.

Thanks,
RJ

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • roxane_johns Dec 06, 2008

    Dear Toyota Ed,
    That can't be true. On my Toyota, and on my old 5-gear Nissan Sentra, and on our Nissan Pathfinder, we must have the clutch fully pressed to the floor- for the engine to turn over-So maybe it's not the clutch itself-but some switch on the clutch pedal that relays to the ignitor. Think about it.
    RJ


  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    The clutch start switch interupts the start signal to the starter motor solenoid. It allows the "key position to start" power to flow to the starter solenoid.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    There is no interaction between the clutch and the igniter.

    The igniter is an electronic device, the clutch is a mechanical device.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 56 Answers

There is a little button switch on the top of the clutch mounting bracket check it it is adjustable it may be off also the mounting plate for the clutch and brake pedal may be bent i have seen this in these trucks many times check it out for contact on the switch

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2003 Scenic 1.9DCI, new clutch, slave flywheel fitted 18 months ago after clutch failure. Last month pedal went flat to the floor and unable to put into gear. Bled system, car ok for a couple of days then...


There are only a few places air can get in the master cylinder and connections the pipe going to concentric slave the connections to slave or slave itself

Feb 05, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Have brand new battery on car and it looks corroding


Pur hot water over the conections, and then spray it whit a WD-40 or something on the terminals; try with a battery charge.

Jan 05, 2013 | 2001 Toyota RAV4

1 Answer

Change clutch


Sounds like transfer case issue if 4 wheel drive works and 2 wd does not. Clutch slippage would be worse in 4 wheel drive more than 2 wheel drive, more to push.

May 16, 2010 | 2003 Toyota Tacoma

1 Answer

I have a 1987 Toyota Celica with a clutch problem, i just had the clutch redone 2 yrs ago. It seems that the free play of the clutch is gone, my pedal just sits right above the point where it would engage...


you ride the clutch excessively ,and slip the clutch between changes ,i can make a clutch last for 200,000kms ,but i have customer who has a new clutch every 6 mths to a year and he does just over 1000kms in that time .he will not use first gear and doesnt change down just rides the clutch to go up hill .he clls it clutch control ,i do not care because i make good money from this cantankerous person who knows how to drive with clutch control ,he even holds it on a hill on the clutch instead of putting handbrake on and then gearbox in neutral -I am just fitting him another clutch today ,the last one was easter last year .

Jan 14, 2010 | 1987 Toyota Celica

1 Answer

Peugeot 106 1.5D. the clutch was slipping so new clutch fitted 2 weeks ago. It was still slipping so that garage replaced the clutch again. Guess what? It is still slipping. Any idea what is going on?


Yes clutch pedal should start to drive about 1inch off the floor and when driving keep your foot away from the pedal,/ also when new clutch is fitted did they fit a complete clutch assy /and did they surface grind the flywheel as if it was badly worn on the 1st one then the new one wouldent last very long.
as when the clutch starts to drive 1" from the floor clutch is good /when it engages right out its buggered and slips so ask about the f/wheel

Oct 02, 2009 | 1991 Peugeot 405

2 Answers

Slips out of 1st and 5th


Have you checked your transmission fluid level and your transmission filter? That's a common cause of slippping.

Sep 27, 2009 | 1996 Toyota Tacoma

1 Answer

I was driving my Toyota Camry home and just lost power and car wouldn't start again.


Have you tried testing to see what's not present, as in spark or fuel not getting to engine? Does it start for a second when you spray WD-40 into the front of throttle body for a second or 2.? If it does fire up for a second or so, then you've got a fuel delivery problem.

Sep 13, 2009 | 1991 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

My clutch catches at the last 25% on the top is there a way to adjust it so it will catch lower?


No the clutch is self adjusting and if it drives the last bit then your clutch is r/s
In other words worn out and on its last legs and you will soon get clutch when you take off or put your foot down to pass another car THEN its time to take it in and have a new complete assy fitted.
Sorry about that have a goodday

Apr 26, 2009 | Toyota RAV4 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Trouble going in to gear


Do you have to add fluid every so often?

Mar 11, 2009 | 1993 Toyota Pickup

Not finding what you are looking for?
1991 Toyota Pickup Logo

187 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toyota Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70346 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6869 Answers

Are you a Toyota Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...