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2009 Toyota Corolla Base 4dr Sedan Man (SE)

2009 Toyota Corolla
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
26 mpg city / 35 mpg hwy
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November 7, 2012, 1:24 pm

Kevin B

Question: Gear Changing

When I drive my car it revs up really high before it shifts into gear. I have to put it in a lower gear just so it will shift down then I work my way back down to balance out just to work. back up to fifth gear. Please help!

November 20, 2012, 4:39 pm

Elizabeth K

If the rpms rev up every time you take it out off gear (either by shifting out of gear or by stepping on the clutch pedal) then you likely have a problem with your idle circuit. The first thing to do is clean the IAC (idle air control) valve, it's an often overlooked maintenance procedure that can cause idle problems.

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November 21, 2012, 4:01 pm

Kevin B

Thanks for the responds but the problem was that my clutch went out

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November 21, 2012, 5:04 pm

Elizabeth K

Okay, then it sounds like you also have the solution. Or do you have another question?

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November 21, 2012, 6:04 pm

Kevin B

How many man hours should it take to change it out? I already have the parts I just don't want to get ripped off.

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November 21, 2012, 7:10 pm

Elizabeth K

You should be able to look up the flat rate time for that using the 'repair cost calculator' link on this site.

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