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> Need some help here with my 97 GT convertible, Need help
post May 5, 2019 - 8:26 PM
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TangledHeart

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Hey all, it's been a while since I've posted. Life has gotten the best if me...
I have a 97 convertible. My 98 got totalled 1 hour after I finally got it up, running and tags.
Since then I bought a sweet little 97. She's was in decent shape and I had high hopes for her, then life took me away. She's since been sitting, waiting for a clutch and all her pieces put back together. IE, I took the carpet kit out to do a thurough cleaning and detail. Still out but in perfect shape. I'll get some pictures posted ASAP. She runs great, just can't move without a clutch. I can't do that myself and stl haven't found anyone or any shop I trust to work on her. For any if you that have read my posts, or any who haven't, I have had a real bad time finding anyone with integrity, so I started working in my cars myself. (Got a 2000 Camry LE too) Anyway, push has come to shov and I need to either find someone capable if puttingng a clutch in her and getting her on the road, or I need to sale her. She's been sitting in my pops garage, and I think he's seen her one too many times and would love to see a running, put together vehicle with life next to his Lexus. He's been patient but I think I'm moving to Texas, and don't have time to do it all before I'd like to leave.
She runs great! The clutch is the only mechanical issue she has. Seats are leather and in terrific shape. Panels are all there and in great shape too. She just needs to be put back together.. She can be driven as she is, once she has a clutch. Her trim is off but all there, like I said, I was getting ready to get her in shape and detail her.
She's in Glendora So Cal... Any help or interested party, please IM me. I don't want to give her up, but if I have to, I want her to go with someone that appreciates her. There's not a lot of these babies left and she deserves to be on the road and keepin the dream alive!
post May 5, 2019 - 9:10 PM
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If you can follow instructions, have some jack stands and a floor jack, and some metric wrenches and sockets you can change a clutch. If you're not in the physical condition to, I have fibro so I'd understand that, and if the clutch is the only thing wrong with it and it's a car you really want to keep then I'd look around your local Toyota dealers. At the very least then you get someone with some degree of training and it's a place of business with some level of accountability. That or try and find a member in California that'd be willing to come and help in exchange for money and beer. Thing is I don't foresee many people wanting to spend the car's actual value minus just the cost of a clutch, they can't test drive it and they have to tow it so most will want to pay next to nothing for the inconvenience and perceived gamble on their part. So either way it really needs the clutch if you think about it.


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post May 12, 2019 - 10:28 AM
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Changing a clutch is not too bad. I am in the process of doing it right now. It only took me 3 hours to drop the transmission and get to the clutch. I imagine it will take another 3-4 hours to put it back together. I did it all following directions from one of the threads on 6gc.
post May 13, 2019 - 3:11 PM
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QUOTE (Box @ May 5, 2019 - 9:10 PM) *
If you can follow instructions, have some jack stands and a floor jack, and some metric wrenches and sockets you can change a clutch. If you're not in the physical condition to, I have fibro so I'd understand that, and if the clutch is the only thing wrong with it and it's a car you really want to keep then I'd look around your local Toyota dealers. At the very least then you get someone with some degree of training and it's a place of business with some level of accountability. That or try and find a member in California that'd be willing to come and help in exchange for money and beer. Thing is I don't foresee many people wanting to spend the car's actual value minus just the cost of a clutch, they can't test drive it and they have to tow it so most will want to pay next to nothing for the inconvenience and perceived gamble on their part. So either way it really needs the clutch if you think about it.


I like Box's suggestion, or try to find a community college or high school that has an auto shop who's willing to use your car for a training course, you just have to buy the parts but typically the labor is free from students in training, worst case you have to get it towed there.

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