Question about 1998 Toyota RAV4
Recently, I've had trouble getting into 1st gear (5 speed manual transmission) Most of the time it works, but occasionally it just won't go into first. Someone suggested I check the brake fluid, I did and it's full. Then I was told to check the clutch fluid, but am unable to find the reservoir. I was told it should be right next to the brake fluid reservoir on top, but no such luck. Am I looking in the wrong place?? Does it even exist?? Any help would be appreciated.
If you look at the drivers side of the brake fluid reservoir you should see a rubber hose that feeds to the clutch master cylinder. The clutch master cylinder is kept full via the brake fluid reservoir.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you can find the bake fluid pot ether under the dashbord or under the engine cover its got a silver top on it ok
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Posted on Jan 03, 2009
If you are leaking fluid from the clutch master cylinder then you have air in the system. You could try and bleed the air out of the clutch slave cylinder to get the gears but it would not last. The only way is to replace the defective master cylinder, replace all of the fluid and bleed out the air through the slave cylinder.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
The problem is most likely internal. Sounds like it could be the synchronizer or maybe the gear itself. Hard to say until you take it apart and look at it. I guess a price range of around $1000-$1500 to rebuild, repair costs depend on what parts needed, cost of parts, labor/time involved.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
Your rattling noise in engine bay ,dose it do it only when you start up, and if so dose the rattle go when the oil light on dash goes out, If yes then its either Low in oil/your parking on a slope/engine bearings worn/oil filter change and change oil to 30/50 oil.
you should only downshift to 1st whan stopped but you can change up and down the g/box without a clutch with correct Revs
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
I have the 1990 model and just so happened to stumble on its unusual location today as I was replacing the door hinges. On the passenger side open the door and look above the step, there should be a little plastic cap with the wiper icon on it. hope this helps!
Posted on Jul 06, 2010
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