1995 Toyota Camry Trying to troublehsoot sons car issue.

Tiny
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  • 1995 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 121,000 MILES
Recently purchased a 1995 Toyota Camry that was not running for $650. The girl we bought it from, said she doesn't know what is wrong with it. Her description of when the problem started was. She was returning to Tucson from Phx and did smell something different, wasn't sure if it was a burnt smell or not. But when she went to pull into her apartment complex, the car would not go into gear. And she had to coast into the parking lot and the car has been parked since then. When I looked at it, I can start the car but I can move the shifter into any gear without the clutch being in or even if I push the clutch in. Any ideas what it might be? Have you heard this issue before? Have had a few people say check the clutch, other say maybe trani linkage.
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Saturday, April 17th, 2010 AT 10:14 PM

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Tiny
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Suspect Clutch and pressure plate
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Saturday, April 17th, 2010 AT 10:19 PM
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Really? So I You suspect the clutch and pressure plate. Would that be the reason why it feels like it's in neutral and I would I be able to shift the gears with the shifter while its running?
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Saturday, April 17th, 2010 AT 10:37 PM
Tiny
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Yes Clutch burnt and plate too I've seen it a lot the min you take the tranny down you will see it too

Engine off no E brake place it in 1st can you push the car?
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Saturday, April 17th, 2010 AT 10:44 PM
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Will try this and get back to you!
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Saturday, April 17th, 2010 AT 10:46 PM
Tiny
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Will try this and get back to you![/Quote:96298ed149]

Well just tried that but can't give a definitve answer, as the car is on a slight up up angle. Seemed like we could get it to move a maybe a foot.
So if it rolls or not, what is that indicative of?
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Saturday, April 17th, 2010 AT 11:06 PM
Tiny
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Bad clutch
pull the tranny and check
that was to check for a bad axle
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Sunday, April 18th, 2010 AT 7:42 AM

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