Landcruiser 100 Series Clutch Shudder

Submitted: Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 23:06
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Hi all,

I have been unable to find a new V8 manual demonstrator at any
dealer, they are all autos. I've read many reports which praise the 5
speed auto but none which recommend the manual. Can anyone confirm whether the clutch shudder problem was ever cured by Toyota or how the manual
drives with the V8.
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Reply By: Hatcher - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 11:03

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 11:03
Hi Landcrusa,

I have a 2000 4.5L Manual 100 series comming up to 100,000ks and have never experienced the clutch shudder others are talking about. Maybe Toyota have fixed it.
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Reply By: Crackles - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 17:21

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 17:21
No it's not fixed yet. Still plenty of cases of shudder being reported. Seems to develop around the 50K mark depending on usage. (towing/hills) Over size tyres often excentuate the problem. My dealer seemed to think that softer engine mounts added to the problem hence it not being an issue in the 80. Craig.......
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Reply By: Stadoobie - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 22:58

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 22:58
"The Rocket" (my car - 98 100 sreries) whent into toyota not long ago for the same problem - clutch shudder ( they put in a heavy duty clutch (bull bleep !)) Still Shudders ... To overcome this fantastic! Toyota Feature - Ride the clutch like I do!

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Reply By: Bilbo - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 13:01

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 13:01
I own 100 series TD, year 2000 with about 59K on the clock. It shudders when clutch is engaging from a standing start and after gearchanges. It's annoying.

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Reply By: CraigQ - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 18:10

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 18:10
I got a 2001 Standard diesel, it started to shudder around 85000km, took it Toyota and got them to check it out, they recomended that the cluth be replaced. I then asked if this was a warranty job and then thet said yes, I said you better book it in then.

Clutch was then replaced under warranty and all was good for about 3 weeks and then the shudder returned, took it back to Toyota who did some adjustments and all was good but not perfect.

My old man has a 99 GXL diesel and he has had the same problems.

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Reply By: Seto - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 01:38

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 01:38
I also have a 2001 4.2 GXL and have experienced clutch shudder, particularly when cold, since about 35K. Toyota deny there is a shudder problem and when I referred the problem to Toyota Aust they merely referred me to the dealer. I have been told by a friend in the trade that the problem is actually in the flywheel. I now also ride the clutch and have got used to it, as they won't do anything under warranty.

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Reply By: horrace - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 09:50

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 09:50
I have a 2003 TD and since day 3 when engaging the clutch at a stand still the thing rocked forward(or reverse) as if it was slowing down the input shaft. Took it to Toyota, they replaced the clutch, found a bearing siezed to the shaft etc. Guess what, still does it and now im told it is "normal"
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