Mechanics

CLUTCH ISSUE

1989 Toyota Tercel • 214,000 miles

I have a 1989 Toyotoa Tercel. I am the 2nd owner. 1st owner bought new and kept it 21 years and kept perfect records (even gave me all receipts). He fixed all problems and did all mechanic suggestions over the years. I am having a issue and it is new to the car.
It is the clutch. Doesnt matter if it is after a 5 minute drive or 5 hours. I can have a complete full clutch like it just came off the showroom floor. A while later, I can barely have none at all. It goes on cycles. It could last a few minutes or a few days.
I dont want to replace clutch, plate, bearings, cable, etc if it could be a more isolated problem. Please help.
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Flmanager
July 20, 2012.



I believe it is a hydraulic clutch. Check the fluid and I bet it is low. The slave and master may be failing from age. They are both external and relatively easy to change. Verify it first

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jul 20, 2012.


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