Toyota Camry and Avalon 1997-2000

Clutch

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Adjustments

Hydraulic clutch actuating systems used in Toyota vehicles do not require adjustment.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Camry, Camry Solara


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Fig. Clutch component assembly-Camry shown, others similar

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding.
  4.  
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the transaxle assembly from the vehicle.
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  9. Matchmark the clutch cover to the flywheel.
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  11. Loosen each set bolt 1 turn at a time until spring tension is released.
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  13. Once the tension on the springs are released, remove the clutch pressure plate retaining bolts.
  14.  
  15. Remove the clutch cover.
  16.  
  17. Remove the clutch disc.
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  19. Remove the retaining clip and withdraw the release bearing from the transaxle.
  20.  
  21. Remove the release fork and boot assembly.
  22.  

To install:

  1. Using a suitable clutch disc alignment tool, install the clutch disc onto the flywheel.
  2.  
  3. Position the clutch cover onto the flywheel and align the matchmarks.
  4.  
  5. Install the clutch cover retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts in a crisscross pattern to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Lubricate the release fork pivot contact points and the release bearing, bearing hub and input shaft spline surfaces with a suitable molybdenum disulfide lithium based or multi-purpose grease.
  8.  
  9. Install the boot, release fork, hub and bearing assemblies.
  10.  
  11. Install the transaxle to the vehicle.
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  13. Lower the vehicle and check the clutch is working properly.
  14.  
  15. Connect the negative battery cable to the battery.
  16.  



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Fig. Tighten the pressure plate bolts according to the sequence shown-Camry



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Fig. Be sure to tighten the pressure plate bolts in the correct order-Supra

 
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