2000 Toyota Corolla. 5-Speed manual - Possible clutch issue?

10

Asked by May 21, 2015 at 10:54 AM about the 2000 Toyota Corolla CE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2000 Toyota Corolla. 5-Speed manual.

When I am driving down the road, the engine revs REALLY HIGH, but doesn't
accelerate as much as one would assume it should. If I am on the interstate and
heading slightly downhill, it will accelerate decently, yet still far from ordinary. While on
the interstate and going up-hill (while i give it a little more gas than usual) it will, at
best, maintain speed, if not slowly decreasing speed (when ordinarily it would have
been accelerating pretty fast (I am pressing the gas pedal about 3/4. while going up-
hill). I am assuming it is the clutch, as is a friend of mine who is a mechanic who
shared his thoughts with me. As he is not local to my area, he was not able to actually
see the car. I just wanted to get other opinions as well. Thank you!

p.s. I apologize if the amount of info I have given is not suffice. This is the first post I
have made in your forums.

9 Answers

10

It's possible that I am just an absolute idiot today, but I do not, for the life of me, see an edit button for my post.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

There is not an edit option. What I do is copy, paste my previous answer, then edit it before re-posting. Then delete old post. Now your question: It does sound like the clutch from what you describe. Slipping. Especially if you can smell it getting hot. A distinctive odor. But if it is not shot already it can be adjusted. I will look for the how-to, I don't remember off hand. just be a few minutes.

Oh..before I go searching for the clutch information, that edit is for an answer. To edit a question, you have to delete the entire thing and start over. You can still copy it, delete your question, paste new question then edit before posting. Similar thing. And no apology necessary, you did fine. We get "My car won't start". And that's all. How are we supposed to answer that?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVKulMfK5FU

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4484800_adjust-clutch-toyota-corolla.html

I put those in separate windows to make it easy to hyperlink Its hydraulic, so be sure to check the fluid. It uses the same reservoir as brake master cylinder. This is the best image I could find. (Click for full screen) If you are going to have it done, okiedokey. But if you buy the parts yourself, here is one of several good places. http://parts.copelandtoyota.com/parts/2000/Toyota/Corolla/CE/?siteid=217924&vehicleid=187610§ion=CLUTCH

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Now, a question. Does it have any free-play in the pedal? And can you smell anything odd...I don't know if you know what a burnt clutch smells like. It's rather unpleasant. One reason it's unpleasant is it means you are about to spend money

10

Could it simply be that all it needs is adjusted? What's the likelihood of that being the case?

Sorry I lost my isp for a few minutes. Anyway I have a post up 'on hold' not appeared yet. I think. It depends on if you have free-play on the pedal. If the pedal comes all the way up with no free-play it might be able to be adjusted. If not, it's a 50/50 chance.

Your Answer

Corolla

Looking for a Used Corolla in your area?

CarGurus has 65,498 nationwide Corolla listings starting at $1,250.

ZIP:

Toyota Corolla Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,520
  • #2
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,850
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,810
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
1,083 Great Deals out of 76,311 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Civic
696 Great Deals out of 53,258 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Accord
859 Great Deals out of 79,208 listings starting at $1,444
Used Toyota RAV4
703 Great Deals out of 55,044 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Altima
1,172 Great Deals out of 74,899 listings starting at $900
Used Hyundai Elantra
600 Great Deals out of 45,300 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Sentra
676 Great Deals out of 50,362 listings starting at $1,717
Used Toyota Tacoma
644 Great Deals out of 41,016 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Prius
322 Great Deals out of 15,295 listings starting at $1,100
Used Honda CR-V
722 Great Deals out of 53,301 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Yaris
53 Great Deals out of 2,654 listings starting at $1,999
Used Hyundai Sonata
763 Great Deals out of 53,224 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota 4Runner
303 Great Deals out of 27,641 listings starting at $1,900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Corolla For Sale
36,498 listings starting at $15,577
2017 Toyota Corolla For Sale
98 Great Deals out of 4,316 listings starting at $9,600
2016 Toyota Corolla For Sale
204 Great Deals out of 6,534 listings starting at $7,650
2015 Toyota Corolla For Sale
252 Great Deals out of 6,070 listings starting at $7,991
2014 Toyota Corolla For Sale
111 Great Deals out of 2,703 listings starting at $6,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.