To efficiently transfer the power from the engine to the transmission, your Toyota uses a device known as a clutch. While the vehicle is moving, the disc of the Toyota clutch kit is pressed into the flywheel, creating a physical lock between the engine and the transmission. When the clutch pedal is pressed, the release bearing pushes out of the transmission, activating the fingers on the clutch plate, which, in turn, pulls the clutch disc away from the flywheel. With the Toyota clutch kit in working order, the transmission will not be harmed from an improperly engaged gear, or the wrong gear. As the high-friction material on the clutch disc wears down, it will become increasingly difficult to transfer power to the transmission. When the vehicle finally stops moving, it will be necessary to install a new Toyota clutch kit. The perfect replacement can be found within the pages of our online catalog at a great price. Our standard Toyota clutch kit includes the clutch disc, clutch plate, an alignment tool, and the release bearing. Installing the new kit is not a job for the novice mechanic. It will require removing the transmission to gain access to the old Toyota clutch kit. The old parts can then be removed and, using the alignment tool, the new clutch can be installed. To prevent future problems, other parts, such as the flywheel and the slave cylinder, should be inspected and replaced if necessary. Doing this during the installation of the Toyota clutch kit will help you avoid the job of removing the transmission again. Order online or via our toll-free telephone number and with our quick order processing, you can have the Toyota clutch kit at your home soon.
How to Repair a Slipping Toyota Clutch Kit
Changing gears in an automatic transmission system only takes a push of a button, but with manual transmissions you need a good deal of effort and timing between shifter and clutch. For shifting to become successful every time, each of the components of a clutch kit must be in perfect shape and can provide optimum performance. However, usage and natural elements will take toll in time. Like any other clutch, your Toyota clutch kit might not release, chatter, slip, become noisy, or suffer from hard pedal. However, basic knowledge repair will enable you to fix common problems such as slipping clutch.
Difficulty level: Moderate
Things you'll need:
- Locking Pliers
- Bleeder hose and jar
- Penetrating oil
- Brake fluid
- Jacks and jack stands
Step 1: Test-drive the vehicle. Lug the engine of your Toyota at low speed in high gear, and see if it races. If it does, you've got a slipping clutch. You can also confirm that condition by setting the vehicle in parking brake, choking the wheels, and then, slowly releasing the clutch pedal. The engine would normally stall when the clutch is fully released. But if it continues to run, slipping has been severe and repair is now necessary. Repair here may only require adjusting of the clutch linkage.
Step 2: Measure the clutch free play. Determine the measurement by holding a ruler beside the pedal as you depress the pedal by hand. Normal free play is shown by the less resistant movement of the pedal in the first inch or so. If you easily push it all the way down to the floor, your clutch may need linkage adjustment or the pedal's return spring be reconnected.
Step 3: Here we are going to make an adjustment with a hydraulic clutch. Bleed the air out of the hydraulic clutch system just as how you bleed the hydraulic brakes. Use a bleeder hose that is long enough to reach a jar of brake fluid. Ask someone to help depress the clutch pedal, while you work on the bleeder valve of the slave cylinder. Your helper must continue to pump the pedal while you keep on opening and closing the bleeder valve until bubbles are all gone.
Step 4: Adjust the pedal height until it matches the height specified in your manual. This is possible only with cars that have such adjustment provisions. You can adjust the rubber stop when the locknut is open. Upon reaching the correct height, hold the stop as you tighten the locknut.
Step 5: You can now adjust free play. Loosen the adjusting nut, and then shorten or lengthen the pushrod on the master cylinder or slave cylinder until play is corrected. Take note of the clearance that may be indicated at clutch fork or pedal.
Step 6: In loosening the locknut, use locking pliers to hold the rod so you can turn the adjusting nut until clearance or pedal play is correct. And then, tighten locknut. With slotted pushrods, a screwdriver may be used to hold them instead of pliers.
Cable-operated and rod-operated clutch linkages follow a different process of adjustment. Some would require the vehicle to be lifted, depending on the location of the adjusting area.