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#1352 of 1560 Toyota Celica 2002 GTS- Clutch problems
Feb 02, 2006 (10:27 am)
My 2002 Celica only has 36,000 miles on it (4 years old) (mostly city driving), and I have to replace the entire clutch and flywheel for $1255. I was wondering if anyone else had a clutch go prematurely. I'm not the best manual driver, but I didn't expect that to go until much higher mileage. I don't really like the idea of having to replace this every 36,000 miles. I have had regular maintenance and annual state inspections performed on the vehicle.
#1353 of 1560 Re: Toyota Celica 2002 GTS- Clutch problems [pattio]
Feb 02, 2006 (5:49 pm)
My 2000 GTS has 49,000 miles and no clutch problems yet.
Shifter cable broke that cost $900 but thats it.
Thinking again about selling and getting a GTO!
#1354 of 1560 Re: Toyota Celica 2002 GTS- Clutch problems [pattio]
Feb 03, 2006 (6:02 am)
My '00 GTS is currently at a bit over 133k miles - with the original clutch (although I'm rarely in stop'n'go traffic).
36k seems WAY early to me. Are you lightly resting your foot on the clutch as you drive?
#1355 of 1560 Re: Toyota Celica 2002 GTS- Clutch problems [pattio]
Feb 03, 2006 (9:33 am)
Must be slipping the clutch way too much. First thing after it is fixed, have someone who gets at least 125k out of a clutch ride with you to check your clutch skills.
#1356 of 1560 Re: 2000 Celica GT with huge oil consumption problem [rjsavino]
Feb 03, 2006 (9:41 pm)
I know this is an old post, but I have the same problem. 2000 Celica that has had great maintenance, but is now burning 3 quarts of oil on a 300 mile trip. No leaks, no smoke, and no oil at the end of our trips.
Was the ultimate solution an engine replacement? If so, I am going to get rid of this thing now. Ideas?
Feb 04, 2006 (5:46 am)
So you have removed the underlying engine shroud, and inspected the undercarriage? (Oil filter, drain plug to start with.)
#1358 of 1560 Re: Toyota Celica 2002 GTS- Clutch problems [mcdawgg]
Feb 04, 2006 (8:01 pm)
Thanks for the input. the clutch has been fixed, and i am having someone observe my driving to make improvements-- the new clutch does "feel" different than the original factory one, so we'll see. It turned out to cost 1,100, but ouch!
#1359 of 1560 Re: Toyota Celica 2002 GTS- Clutch problems [pattio]
Feb 06, 2006 (5:30 am)
Good to hear it's fixed, and that you are correcting your clutch habits. Let us know how things are going or if you have any questions. There are also some good websites to help you with driving a stick correctly to avoid spending the $1,100!! Love the GTS Celica, by the way!
#1360 of 1560 Re: 2000 Celica GT with huge oil consumption problem [cjray]
Feb 06, 2006 (6:08 am)
"....is now burning 3 quarts of oil on a 300 mile trip. No leaks, no smoke, and no oil at the end of our trips."
Consuming a quart of oil every 100 miles yet it DOESN'T leak or smoke?
Before you assume an engine replacement, you need to figure out just WHERE the oil is going.....
#1361 of 1560 Gas Mileage question
Feb 08, 2006 (3:51 pm)
Would getting an AEM cold air intake and a performance exhaust system for some extra horsepower hurt my gas mileage on my 2000 toyota celica GT 5-spd?