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#1 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 02:41 AM
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who here has changed a clutch on their rav and i mean the awd version.

how long did it take

what problems did you come across
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i gave a mate a hand to do one and i can honestly say i wouldnt do another unless i had a ramp/ pit cos trying to do it laid on the floor is a pig, its not that difficult a job its just bloody awkward doing things laid down.
pointing out the obvious though make sure that the engine is supported before and once gearbox is removed and same with the steering gear....time wise about 2.5- 4 hours if you have good mechanical knowledge .other than that have fun!! :-)
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did you leave then engine in and just manouver the gearbox out of place. did you use a hoist or a engine beam. did you replace the flywheel at the same time.

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Upgraded mine to a heavy duty when I did the rear main seal.

Biggest pain in the ass ever. Will NEVER do that again.
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we left the engine in and 'rocked' the gear box out, used an improvised beam and hand winch to support engine ( used a hand winch cos you need to drop engine slightly to get box out) didnt bother replacing fly wheel as in my opinion didnt see the point as it was fine, but they do sometimes have scoring or on rare occasions crack so it is worth giving it a good check over. as previously said though its not a difficult job, just awkward..
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it's a terrible job.
I will sell my Rav if I have to change the clutch.

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so let me get this right. basically remove both drive shafts after gear fluid drained. keep prop shaft in and how about the crossmember and sub frame did you undo them or just seperate gearbox with them inplace.
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Did mine last week on a 1997 model. Took us from 10 till 6 on a 2 post lift. We left transfer box attached to gearbox. Subframe right off. Starter motor was seized to box and one oil cooler pipe broke, rusted through. Prop right off.
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Were there any bolts in a akward place or was the box seized to the engine. I dont know if I have missed a bolt as its not moving
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if i remember correctly there are nine bolts to remove that hold the box on, is it not moving at all? with a little persuasion it should breakaway form the engine, i will say if it wont move it is a little easier though more work involved taking the enine and box out as one unit. but you will need either a ramp (four or two post type) or a body hoist. good luck with it as i know its not a fun job....
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