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Easiest way to tell (and I do this always) is to apply hand brake, shift 1st gear and by keeping 2000rpm slowly releasing the clutch. As you release it you will see that front of the car is rising and the back is getting pulled. If none of this happens and you feel odd smell, your clutch is bad. If you accidentally stall the engine or you feel that rear ...


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Your best (easiest/cleanest) bet is to replace the master/slave cylinder assembly. The main part of play here is lack of use. What happens is seals dry out and when you then subsequently use the clutch, extra wear is put on the seal, which allows it to wear much quicker. You can avoid this situation by driving the car at least once a month until the entire ...


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Your vehicle has a standard clutch. The gear shifting is done by electronic controls and an ECU. You need to scan the transmission components for any faults, and perhaps to re-set the system if the battery was disconnected, as it should have been, during the replacement of the clutch. If the replacement was done for you then returning it to the mechanic ...


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Bottom Line Up Front: Basically there is no difference. You will break either type by doing what you describe. To answer your question of why you shouldn't do neutral drops in an automatic transmission ... consider this: Internally, the transmission is made up of bands, planetary gears, clutches, steels, sprag units, servos, and at least one pump to move ...


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Please note that I'm using descriptive terms in this answer; there is a lot more to the mechanics than I will cover. tl;dr: Yes. You certainly can damage the vehicle by shifting from N (neutral) into D (drive) when the engine is revving (not idle). In A Nutshell By dumping the clutch in a manual, a gear is already engaged and you are connecting the ...


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The Astra H has a concentric clutch slave cylinder which means the gearbox has to be removed to replace it, 5 to 6 hour job. Try holding the clutch pedal down on the floor, engine idling - car in first - handbrake firmly on. Just keep it held down for a while and wait. If the slave is faulty, after a little time the clutch will try to take up the drive and ...


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If lots of people are having trouble bleeding the clutch, I would suggest buying a bleeding kit. Here is a random product that will help. Your car has a hydraulic clutch and the only thing that will make a hydraulic clutch feel spongy is a lack of hydraulic pressure. Either because the fluid is low or because you have a leak somewhere. Or in extreme ...


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You could very well need the "clutches" in your transmission replaced, but automatic transmissions do not have a "clutch" per se. They utilize a torque convertor to get power from the engine to the transmission. What this sounds like is your transmission is slipping due to bad internal clutches or even a lack of or burnt transmission fluid. This definitely ...


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If you look on this website, you can see that Suzuki has a 7 year, 100k mile power train warranty if you reside here in the States (this may be world wide, but I don't know for sure). The last time I checked, the clutch is part of the drive train. Unless they have it in writing where it states the clutch is not part of the power train warranty, it should be ...


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The Susuki Swift is a budget built volume car. The type of clutch fitted would reflect this in the quality of its build. Something like 45km (or 35000 miles) for this clutch is not a bad mileage and reflects a reasonable use and service life. When driving on the motor way, every increase and decrease in speed even whilst staying in the same gear is felt as a ...


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I found this video of an '04 Mazda 3 which shows a slipping clutch. The one in the video has really bad slippage. I doubt yours is there yet, but wanted to show you how you can test yours. Basically if, while from around 10-15mph, you can put it into 3rd or 4th and romp on the gas and your rpms go up without the car going faster, your clutch is slipping and ...



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