I have a 2000 toyota echo with a manual trans. I have a good mechanical back ground.When I try to put it reverse and wants to grid and hard to put in forward gears. Things I check free play on brake pedal good. No leaks in master and slave cylinder. Seem to have a lot of clutch fork action to the pressure plate. Almost feels like the clutch doesn't totally disengage. Can not hear any bearing noise from the pilot bearing. Any ideas or test I can do?
Hello, if all the things you checked are ok as you are saying then the clutch most likely needs to be replaced.
These transmissions do not have a pilot bearing.
What kind of bearing to they have
The clutch has a release bearing that pushes againts the pressure plate to release it, the transmission input shaft is supported by the input shaft bearing in the transmission so a pilot bearing at the end of the input shaft is not used as is the case with most front wheel drive toyota transmissions.
Tonight I test the clutch by drive about 30 mph, push in the clutch. reved the engine a little high and popped the clutch. Engine came back to corrected
If there is about 1/1/4" of clutch release arm movement then the hydraulic system is ok, what can happen sometimes on diaphragm type clutch pressure plates is that part of the pressure plate becomes weak and does not apply even pressure which cause clutch release problems even though the clutch is not slipping.
Can you explain how a diaphram type clutch works. Clutches I've seen have pressure plate that are spring loaded totally mechanical.
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It works the same, it also has springs but instead of having three release levers like most domestic type clutches the diaphragm clutch has a bunch of fingers all around that contact the release bearing. I switched out of chat because I could not reply to you last post there.