1997 Toyota Corolla



January, 4, 2009 AT 3:09 PM

Transmission problem
1997 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 197000 miles

You have a 1997 Toyota Corolla with a 197,000 miles 5 speed. When you bought the car you thought it was the throw out bearing. I have since learned it is within the transmission, severe grinding noise when clutch is release and when you are driving. How difficult is it to remove the transmission.

1 Answer



January, 4, 2009 AT 3:38 PM

Hi there,

Thank you for the donation.

The Transmission is not that hard to remove but there are a few tricky bits. The Drive shafts must be removed and the end nut is extremely tight and may need a large 3/4 drive pneumatic air gun to undo. &Quot; with the drive shafts out you have to remove the starter, speedo drive, electrical connections, splash covers, lower cross member and transmission mounts, the engine will need to be supported and the transmission unbolted, be careful as the diff will make it want to twist so a transmission stand is usefully as well, they are not that heavy, but can be a handful if you are not prepared, so just take your time and read up the manual before removing and you should be OK.

Mark (mhpautos)

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