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That shudder does not have to be from the clutch. I had a broken ball joint and that caused a shudder when accelerating at low speeds. A clutch issue should affect the car at all speeds, but it really depends on severity.


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Here's an opinion I look at the clutch as an expendable item. It has a life span, similar to a break pad. I've typically called them consumables. Chains and sprockets on motorcycles, brake pads, clutches and timing belts on cars...they all have a lifespan that is relatively short in comparison to the core of the vehicle, like the frame and body. Answer ...


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I don't know about a Mercedes in particular, but that's exactly what happens when a clutch goes bad. There are three main parts to a clutch: pressure plate; friction disk; and flywheel. Each has a specific function: Flywheel - is a rotating mechanical device that is used to store rotational energy. This part is usually attached to the rear of an engine (on ...


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You can do this if your engine RPM, the speed of the vehicle, and the gear you are shifting to/from is just right. The reason you can do this is because you have synchros in the transmission which allows the two gears to match rotational speeds as they come in contact (basically, there is more to it than this, but hopefully you get the drift). The synchros ...


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You are 100% fine. I don't think the people replying read that you didn't even step on the gas at all when trying to move. You didn't list what car you were driving but I seriously doubt your car would be able to generate that much toque to even cause any wear to your handbrake just by riding the clutch friction point.


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I'm assuming no one here answering has driven a Subaru manual transmission before or long enough. I'm fairly certain there is nothing wrong with your synchros or transmission. Subaru's are generally very hard to shift into first while in motion. I daily-drive a 2011 WRX and and the first gear has always been like that, even when it was brand new. I have ...


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This possibly isn't worth fixing - I certainly wouldn't fix it. In general you shouldn't use 1st gear except for starting off from stationary. The synchro for 1st gear is different to the others for this very reason. What you probably have done is worn the synchroniser out through not matching revs accurately. If you absolutely must change into 1st while ...


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I want to know if I have done any damage to my car. No, you're fine. In this question, a user asked if driving 1000 meters with the handbrake on had caused permanent damage: I drove with the handbrake on for 1000 metres Our assessment then was that that driver had probably caused plenty of wear to the handbrake but not damage. Since you barely ...


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No significant damage has been done. There are two potential areas that can be damaged by extended driving with the park brake on. The park brake shoes/pads will wear prematurely if the vehicle is driven with the brake engaged. The clutch will also suffer some wear as the brake being on will require slipping/riding the clutch on every start. In your case you ...


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While this isn't good for the car (obviously), it will not cause any irreparable damage. It's just a learning thing which you kick yourself in the butt for, but it's not going to cause the car any real harm.


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It sounds like your throwout mechanism is toast. I'm going to assume your throwout mechanism is hydraulic based, which means one of several things. First, you could have lost hydraulic fluid in the system. Check the master cylinder reservoir to ensure there is enough fluid to actuate the clutch. If it is low here, you can try to fill it up to where it's ...



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