My 98 RAV4 AWD with 5 speed manual transmission requires lots of force to shift from 1st to 2nd gear when the vehicle is cold (below freezing). After the vehicle is warm the transmission shifts fine. The oil was replaced in the transmission with Toyota recommended oil with no improvement. If we pump the clutch 8 - 10 times before driving the problem doesn't occur. The clutch release cylinder doesn't appear to leak fluid.
The throw out bearing chirps when the vehile is very cold (-20 C).
have the same problem?
Wednesday, March 29th, 2006 AT 10:14 PM