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  1. Hey ,

    Wonder if you can help with a problem that might be the clutch or engine mounts.

    My 1.6 has over the last week developed a lot of judder at the biting point. (52k miles)

    My old avensis did the same but there was always a small leak of oil around the cluch bellhousing, but not a hint of oil on the corolla.

    I had a look at the engine mounts as its said these can also cause judder.

    The offside horizontal one looks fine with the rubber attached all around the outer metal ring.

    However looking at the nearside and rear vertical mounts the bolts are not in the centre, more between centre and bottom, and at the top of the ring the rubber does not touch, you can almost get a finger in the gap - is that normal ??

    Wondered how you changed your own clutch, do you have access to a proper car lift or can it be done with the car just up on jacks and axle stands ?

    Can the gearbox etc be lifted out by one man or is it two man or hoist affair ?


    Hi would there be any chance you could take a pic of the mounts in question?

    I did it at my work and used a two poster ramp. The box can be lifted in and out with just one person but its so much easier to get someone to help out, its not a very heavy gearbox.

    I put a transmission jack under the engine and lowered it down enough to clear the chassis rails.

  2. Yep ive just done mine, it can be done with out removing the subframe but its a pain in the *****, i just removed the subframe.

    Remember to mark the subframe against the chassis otherwise you run the risk of the steering wheel sitting of centre or the car crabbing down the road.

    I had my box out in about 2 hours with some faffing around (breakfast lol), its not that bad of job to do.

    Spray some release oil on all the bolts, to aid easy removal.

    I would leave the slave cylinder unless its showing signs of leaking.

    If you need more help just ask, if i dont reply send me a PM as im not online much.

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