How much could I expect to pay to replace the clutch on my 98 outback, it has a 2.5l 4cyl, manual tranny, AWD., I live in SWFL, USA. also, Im wondering if I even need to replace it, to engage the clutch, I only have to push it in about a 1/4 of the way and its fully engaged. but if Im accelerating at a low RPM the RPM's will jump really high (clutch slipping) and I will let off the gas to re-lock it before accelerating again (at a lower rate). Ive had 4 previous standard tranny vehicles, and in each of them, when the clutch was going bad, I would end up having to push it all the way to the floor before it would engage, along with the slippage from accelerating at lower RPM's. since this is my first subby, I am not sure if perhaps the clutch works a little differently.
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labor charges for clutch repair vary from shop to shop --- your best bet would be to find a shop that deals with late model Toyotas on a regular basis. time wise should be 4 to 6 hours and the cost should be anywhere from $450 to $750 in labor and parts. ( not a hard clutch to replace ).
tranny clutch or fan clutch? if tranny clutch you will have to drop down tranfer case & tranny -take out drive shafts - maybe loosen exhaust -starter- tranny cross member- bell housing -then you get to the clutch. if your not a average mechanic ,pay somebody to do it !
mcdevito75 here, In an automatic transmission the clutch--es are built into the tranny itself, they operate automatically with the servos and fluid. ------ I get the feeling it"s not your tranny, rather something regarding the engine, possibly a dirty gas filter, weak fuel pmp. Have your local repair shop check it out. It"ll be cheaper than another tranny.
Have you serviced the transmission latley? fluid, filter, band adjustment
Usually under heavy throttle causing the slip is caused by a seal in the pump leaking off hydraulic pressure letting the clutches slip.
Does it slip in all gears or just 1st.?
Does it slip in reverse?
The reason I ask this is because 1st and reverse use different fluid pathways,
also you can take it to a tranny shop and have them check the fluid pressure at the accumlator port to determine what the exact problem is,but my advice is to just drive it easy and make it last as long as you can,a new or rebuild tranny from a dealer would run 2500 or more.
there is a website www.car-part.com that you can use to find a replacement transmission
probably have to remove driveline, maybe remove awd unit, unbolt tranny, and lower it. unbolt and slide clutch plate and disc out. fairly simple task. make sure you use the alignment key that comes with the clutch :) tranny is kinda heavy so use a jack or tranni stand. need more detailed info just ask and ill look further into your specific car :)
A clutch issue youtend to have more of an engagement problem with 1st and reverse gear for a small time period before you notice other gears.You want to check the clutch hydrolic system for any leaks(clutch slave at transmission,clutch master,which you look for leakage on interior above clutch pedal)and at fluid resevoir.you also want to double check condition of trans fluid. strongly recommend using only HONDA BRAND MANUAL TRANS. FLUID when doing maintinance,fluid should be replaced every 30k on this car.The Honda brand fluid is like night and day on these cars,it WILL make a difference in shifting!!TRust Me on this point! Sorry now back to your main clutch issue,when driveing and you go to shift gears and normally notice grinding,with clutch pedal in shft out of gear and before engageing it into next gear do a double pump of clutch pedal then see if when continuing to next gear if it engagees smoother.if so you know you have without a dout a clutch pressure plate/disc problem. I can tell you that in twenty years the only manual transmissions themselves that ever had problems were due to outside influences(gear oil in transmission,improper driveing,etc.)let me know what you find and we can go from there..JOEL
Got a car lift? Got a tranny jack? Got a clutch alignment tool? How about a good set of mechanics tools? If you've got all the above, get a Chilton's or a Haynes manual and good luck! If not, find a reputable local repair shop, bite the bullet, and pay the freight!
Are you asking where the throw out bearing is located?
If so, removal of your transmission is necessary to access it. It will be on your input shaft of your tranny behind your clutch. Its on the other side of your clutch fork.