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The clutch in the 6 is a cable clutch and not a hydraulic clutch, is that right? I don't recall seeing a clutch cylinder under the hood of the one I checked out.

Can anyone tell me what are the advantages and disadvantages of a cable clutch system versus a hydraulic system?

My 02 Camry has a cable clutch as well; my 98 Accord, 99 Camry, 93 Prizm, and 81 Accord all had hydraulic.
 

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In case anyone wants to look at the clutch assembly on their 6, here's a picture of the one in my '02 Camry. The small tube coming down from the right side, going across and up a little is the clutch cable tube. Anyone have anything like that on their 6?

Hmm... couldn't seem to upload the picture. Some OpenBB SQL error. Here's a link to the picture so you can take a look...

http://www.dreamhaven.org/~data/pics/clutch.jpg
 

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            Judging from the feel of the clutch, it's hydraulic as every other modern car on the road.
Are you sure it's not the shifter cable that you are wondering about, not the clutch?

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Yep, I'm sure. The manual makes no mention of anything having to do with the clutch/brake fluid either, unlike the M6's manual, so I'm reasonably sure it's a cable clutch (my Camry, that is). I've seen the shifter linkages, too, and they appear to be rods and not cables. So who knows... :)
 

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The small tube coming down from the right side, going across and up a little is the clutch cable tube.  [/b]
Nope, that is a hydraulic cluth. The thing with the rubber boot is the slave cylinder.

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Hmmm, are you sure? I'm not trying to pick a fight or anything... :) But see the thing between the two rubber boots, the brownish thing? That's the part that moves when you press the clutch pedal. I thought the cable runs through the tube and then connects inside that semi-purplish thing to the part that moves. (Love my technical terminology, eh?) Is that purplish thingie the slave cylinder?
 

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Hmmm, are you sure?  [/b]
Yes :D

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Thanks for clearing that up; you answered my question. And thanks for doctoring up my picture, too. :) Makes a lot more sense now! I had no idea that little tiny tube was a hydraulic tube....
 

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Interesting... I just checked the manual for my '02 Camry again. They make no mention anywhere of the clutch using brake fluid, or making sure the brake fluid level is up, or anything. At least Mazda's manual spells it out for you! I wonder why Toyota made no mention of it...
 

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I wonder why Toyota made no mention of it...[/b]
I would suspect because 90% of the people who buy a Camry probably never open the hood of the car to check anything.[/b][/quote]

Well, you still gotta check fluids... :) Though you're right, a lot of people who buy them probably don't check that either. They just take it to the dealer and let them do it. ;)

I'd bet part of it, too, is that probably 90-95% of Camrys sold are automatic, so they don't bother mentioning clutch-related stuff for the tiny handful of us who buy the manuals.
 
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