2008 Toyota RAV4 Clutch Repair in Tualatin, Oregon

My clutch has problems and I want to dig in and take care of it? What should I know and should I avoid it altogether?

Honestly, there is a lot of work that is involved that you might not know until you start. For instance, you will have to remove your transmission in order to get to where you need to go. Once you get past the transmission then you will have to have special tools in order to seat and remove your new clutch pieces.

I think I know what a clutch is but I want to make sure that I know what we are talking about here. What can you tell me about it?

A clutch is found in vehicles with manual transmissions. The job of the clutch in your Rav4 is to take the power of the engine and put that into the transmission. The transferred power is what makes the wheels turn.

I’m gonna take my Rav4 in to have the OBD codes checked. What would be really helpful is knowing what I should be looking for if I have a problem with my clutch. Could you help me with that problem?

Sure. Here are the OBD codes you can expect to see if your problem is actually related to your clutch:

  • P2789: Clutch “A” Adaptive Learning at Limit
  • P2855: Clutch “A” Pressure Charge Performance
  • P2853: Clutch “A” Pressure Discharge Performance

Could you explain how a clutch works? I think that would be extremely helpful for me in order to figure out if I have this and if I need to do something about this as well.

The clutch has to transfer the power produced by the engine to the transmission in order to get the wheels to do their work. Your clutch pedal tells the vehicle to disengage the clutch friction disk from your flywheel. The parts are disconnected briefly so that the gears can be shifted.

What should I look out for if I think I’m having problems with my clutch?

Your ability to change gears will become much more difficult. You might notice that your clutch shudders or slips when you try to change gears. You should also notice that you have difficulty pressing your clutch pedal. You will probably also notice that your engine will rev but you cannot move or your speed does not change.

When should I expect to start having problems with my clutch? How do I avoid it? What is the magic number or the mileage count where this becomes an issue?

There is no magic number or mileage count. The closest we can come to one is the fact that they sometimes tend to wear out around 100,000 miles but that is dependent on a lot of factors that include how you drive and where you drive.

Can I drive out to you if I think that I really am having a clutch problem?

You should not drive your vehicle if you think that you are having a problem with your clutch. A clutch that is past its prime will not be able to generate enough torque to adequately move your vehicle. Honestly, most people with a clutch problem will not be able to drive at all.

How can I come in with my car or, at least, talk to you on the phone so I can look at getting my Rav4 fixed?

You can visit us at our location in Tualatin, Oregon. The address is 19460 SW 89th Ave. Tualatin, OR 97062. If you come by during business hours then we can definitely talk to you. If you feel like you would rather talk to us on the phone then call 503-692-0846.

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