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As the title of the post suggests, I am expecting only bad news here.

I bought a 2001 Corolla with about 72k miles on it about 1.5 years ago with a dead clutch. Replaced the clutch, pressure plate and flywheel with Exedy OEM spec parts. I replaced all three mostly due to the difficulty of the job (engine blocks transmission removal) and was hoping to never need to do the job again. I am the only driver and I have about 20 years manual transmission experience. Never had to change or adjust a clutch before in my life.

I have been experiencing slipping in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gear. Going up hills mostly. :crying:

I thought at first it was just getting toward the end of the break-in period and simply needed adjustment. I did not understand that hydraulic clutches self-adjust.

I am hoping there is something else it could be other than dead clutch/flywheel/pressure plate. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Start the engine: The engine should stall if you let go the clutch pedal in 1st gear while the car is not moving(emergency brake ON). Try this test in 2nd-3rd-4th gear.If the engine does not stall when doing this test the clutch is worned.
 

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Good news then,clutch is good! One other step: I would replace the manual transmission oil in case you didn't and see how it goes. This is easily done by sucking the old oil with a pump and adding the right amount through the transmission oil fill hole.Let me know of the results.
 

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Transmission fluid was changed at time of clutch with Lucas Oil 75w90. I removed the fill bolt today and about a teaspoon to a tablespoon of clean fluid came out while on the lift at work.

I do believe the there was some issue with the motor mount near the firewall at the time of the work and it was not replaced. I will see if I can get a good look at it tomorrow and check the others too. I will also adjust the clutch pedal so it catches lower. Currently it catches toward the top of the pedal. It doesn't bother me like this, but at this point I guess it is worth a shot?

I also could ask a guy at work about letting me use his borescope. Maybe I will be able to inspect the clutch for wear with one?

Thank you for the replies, very much appreciated!
 
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