1994 Corolla does not accelerate

Tiny
PARAG9
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  • 1994 TOYOTA COROLLA
I have a 1994 Toyota corolla DX ( manual) with 142K miles on it. It has 1.8L 7AFE engine. It seems to have lack of power while accelerating. I had got it tuned up, changed the distributor cap, spark plugs and wires, 2 months ago. When the RPM needle is at 2500 and you press the gas paddle the RPM goes up but the speed does not catch up. It takes a lot of time for the speed to catch up. It is tough to pass other vehicle which was not an issue earlier.

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2007 AT 8:45 AM

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Tiny
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Your clutch sounds like it is slipping. How many miles on the clutch? Could also be fluid is getting on the clutch disc, in which case (generally) the leak needs to be repaired and the clutch replaced.
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Tuesday, March 13th, 2007 AT 1:07 PM
Tiny
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I have 142000 Miles on the clutch, because I dont remember changing the clutch. Is changing the clutch fairly expensive? Would it imply removing the transmission and changing the clutch plate? Is changing the clutch fairly common on Manual transmission and what are the steps one can take to avoid it.

I changed the air filter and the problem did not go away. I have not changed the fuel filter ever. Could it be the air sensor or fuel filter. I checked the distributor cap and one of the spark plugs connectors had some kind of oil/gas where it connected to the distributor cap. There is definitely oil leaking from this connector because there seems to be lot of oil on parts below distributor cap. I was wondering if the leak is repaired why would I still need to replace the clutch. Wouldn't the oil burn away by friction? I was checking on the internet and some one mentioned that changing the clutch could cost $800+ which is a lot of money. So is it worth spending money on changing the fuel filter ($100) to see if it fixes the problem or based on the symptom do we know for sure it is not the fuel filter? Please Help.
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Tuesday, March 13th, 2007 AT 2:38 PM

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