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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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That sounds like the gear linkage - i.e. the physical connection between the gear stick in the cabin and the gearbox itself. A quick Google suggests that the Jetta has a cable linkage, which may need adjustment - Bowden cables stretch over time, and so become loose. This page describes a shortcut to the official factory method: Have a helper move the ...


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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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As gasoline burns, it expands. When an engine is operating smoothly and efficiently, the space above the piston will expand at roughly the same speed as the burning gasoline inside. If that happens, the force on the piston will be relatively constant throughout the stroke. If an engine is rotating more slowly, the much of the fuel will burn before the ...


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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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Well, if you engine braking is done in a way to causes your car to over-rev, you can look forward to picking up a rod on your passenger seat. All the engine is doing under regular engine braking is suffering from a vacuuming effect as the pistons are moving downwards while the throttle is closed. So vacuum wants to pull the pistons up and the momentum of ...



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