The transmission and clutch shifted fine. The vehicle is currently at the dealership waiting for a yoke replacement. It wasn't horrible before I dumped it, but had kind of an orange twang to it. For reference: My car has approximately 138k miles on it. I change all my cars every 25,000 and I too have had no issues.
Must be brain damage on the typical side mounted engine to command such a high fee to change it. Refer to Splash Shield Replacement - Engine - Left in Body Front End. I asked a few friends and looked around on google, but I got a lot of conflicting information. The vehicle is currently at the dealership waiting for a yoke replacement. I think it is good you changed the fluid early.
To flush the entire system you need to tear it down or goto a store that has a trans flushing machine. Obviously, you didn't buy your Matrix unless you understood you would be getting Japanese engineering and a brand you can trust both impeccably combined into one vehicle. We were fortunate to be able to take control of the vehicle and get to the side however we were stuck at night on the highway. At this time, Toyota will not compensate Matrix owners for this very expensive defect. I believe one of them had an automatic transmission.
I had to replace the clutch. Complaint Number: 10294700 Incident Date: December 6, 2009 Date Added to File: December 7, 2009 Description of the Complaint: Toyota matrix 2004 I have been noticing what appeared to be slippage in the clutch, especially at higher gears. Toyota denies any knowledge of such a problem. If you notice the filter screen is metal, not paper like regular filters. Regards, Redbeagle There is likely some fluid still in the torque converter that will not drain.
I sent a certified letter to the president of Toyota Motor Corp. The fluid was dirty and I believe that 20,000 to 25,000 miles is a good time to change it. Remove the left splash shield 1 from the vehicle. Two of them went over 240,000 miles, and both of those had the original clutches. The shop manual looks almost too easy. I was driving home from a concert with a few youth kids on saturday night.
We then lost 4th and 5th gears. A fush, on the other hand involves tying into the cooler lines with a special trans flush machine and basically exchanging the dirty fluid for clean. It works great and you can see a difference in the fluid while doing it. Complaint Number: 10351782 Incident Date: June 15, 2008 Date Added to File: August 25, 2010 Description of the Complaint: I purchased the vehicle used in 2007 with 15,000 miles on it. Car only had 114,000 miles on it and was regularly serviced. I am not sure, but I think the bearing comes loose and somehow destroys the transmission.
Some vehicle owners have had it happen at less mileage. You just yank the tranny out a ways, slap a new one on, and re-stab it. Thank you for your assistance. The noise occurred without warning. Pull stick and wipe cclean.
I had to slam the gear into place to prevent getting run over by a suv. The transmission is 4 years old and seems to have experience a bearing failure. Thanks to all for there assistance and input on completing this routine maintenance job. You may want to double-check that part number and the fluid capacity in your owner's manual. Complaint Number: 10288983 Incident Date: October 10, 2009 Date Added to File: October 19, 2009 Description of the Complaint: I have a 2004 matrix 5 speed manual with 85k and the throwout bearing has failed. If not, the filter has more fluid in it as well, get a new filter next time if you did not.
At this time, Toyota will not compensate Matrix owners for this very expensive defect. Installation Procedure NoticeUse the correct fastener in the correct location. The contact stated there were no warnings prior to the failure. The splash board can also be removed without jacking up the car. It is important to notify affected owners about this problem before their life is endangered when the car breaks down without warning on a 70 mile-per-hour highway. Models besides the 2004 are also affected, but I don't know which ones.
Started making clunking and grinding noises and fifth gear stopped providing forward movement. Got this repaired by the dealership and within a year the transmission went out again. The oil pan is on the passenger's side, the transmission pan is on the driver's side. Mine has a lifetime warranty, same as the clutch. I was very doubtful myself until I looked at the filter screen.