Question about 1991 Toyota Camry
I have 1991 TOYOTA CAMRY 5 speed manual transmission. My clutch is too low (I have to step padle to all the way down). I want to up at the midle.
Another issue is some time I can't shift to 1, 3 and 5 gear. When I into "R" sound like a grinding and doesn't go in. How and what should I do? My E-mail is Lin.email@example.com. Thank you.
SOURCE: 1989 Toyota Camry
On an 89 Toyota Camry with manual transmission, two possible reasons:
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Posted on Jul 25, 2008
Grinding going into third gear only may indicate a worn syncronizer ring. There are no adjustments on the shift cables, so I doubt highly that changing the cables will help you, since you are talking about 3rd gear only. Please note: This issue may be still under warranty, if your vehicle has less than 60,000 miles and is not 5 years old. Replacement of 6-speed internal parts is best left to a pro.
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
Here is what is going on. When you push in the clutch pedal you remove the connection between the engine and the transmission. At this time all the parts in the transmission stop rotating.Since the only parts in the transmission that can rotate without moving the car are the input parts we can safely assume that the noise can only be from there.This can be a transmission input bearing. Worn Synchro mechanism (allows the transmission to shift without grinding the gears)Low fluid in the tranny. Or a bad clutch component. Top off or change the fluid. If it still makes the noise you need to take it to a tranny shop.
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
Yes, your clutch might be worn and/or out of adjustment or the trans is worn. Your clutch may be fine also. Toyota's have a problem with there shifter bushings and seats. They brake and crack also causing shifting problems. And some times only one gear depending on the condition.If yours is broken,crack or damaged, you can find the parts from Toyota and there a whole lot cheaper than a clutch. Also I recommend adjusting the clutch if possible. Not all are adjustable. Check your clutch fluid.
Posted on May 04, 2009
There is an adjustment for the clutch pedal under the dash where the push rod goes thru the firewall. There is only aprx. 1/2" of adjustment so be careful when making an adjustment, if your clutch is slipping then you need to shorten the throw of the push rod.
Posted on May 07, 2009
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