Rav4, 4WD manual. Most what I read suggests dropping engine and trans to replace clutch. Besides clutch and its associated repairables, what else should I have done? Oil and/or water pump? Timing belt/chain? Valve job (blows a little smoke on start after sitting)? Thanks in advance
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1998 Toyota RAV4 Question: What should I replace when I have the clutch replaced?
Answer #1asksteevies March 05, 2014, 16:04Master
Just the clutch and go from there..
Answer #2Independence Auto (106 Answers) , New Hope, MN - (763) 400-8690IndependenceAuto March 06, 2014, 05:30Journeyman
If you havent done the timing belt and water pump...do them. Also replace the valve cover gasket. Replace the rear main seal. Check the slave cylinder for the clutch. The smoke is a result of worn valve guide seals. Very common. To do a complete valve job you will need to remove the head and send it to a machine shop. That is your call. The seals can be done without removing the head if you have access to the right tools. If you haven't had another shop start the work let me know. I am a former Toyota Master now running my own shop. If you are doing it yourself I would be happy to advise. Feel free to contact me.
Replyrickam, March 07, 2014, 10:48Rookie
Lets talk...I'll probably start this in late April (I winter in FL...Rav$ winters in MN).
ReplyIndependenceAuto, March 10, 2014, 08:44Journeyman
Get a hold of me when you get in town. Smart to winter out of the tundra. lol