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Questions tagged [clutch]

The clutch disengages the engine from the gearbox in a manual-transmission car, enabling the driver to change gear.

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Dodge Dakota 2001 gets stuck in first or reverse gear, then stalls

But it only seems to happen when I'm in a situation where I have to be on the clutch for longer than usual, like in a parking lot. This never happens when I'm driving anywhere or at a stop light. ...
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Motorcycle clutch lever is too hard to pull

I've got an old Ducati Monster 620ie, which is my first motorbike. Pulling the clutch is a real pain in the ass. I mean it becomes In order to be sure whether the problem is related with my rookiness ...
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Ford Bantam 160i

Good day Our Ford Bantam 160i can't go into gear after starting, seems like the selector is the problem. What should I look for. Kind regards Anthony
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How do self bleeding clutches work?

How do self bleeding clutches work? Even if the highpoint is the resovoir, how does the air get out without letting the pressure out? Does it use some kind of special float valve like this?
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2000 Volkswagen jetta won't move

in my 2000 Volkswagen Jetta 5-speed manual there's a burning smell coming from the motor I can shift into any Gear with or without using the clutch but yet it wont turn off or stall and it won't move ...
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Is it bad to rev the engine in between shifts in a manual transmission?

I have an argument with a friend. My friend, whenever he upshifts, he would basically rev the engine while lifting his foot off the clutch. For example, let's say he shifts from 2nd to 3rd at 3000rpm, ...
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Clutch pedal sticks in semi-released position, then snaps rest of way — worn disk? Something else?

Recently, I was trying to climb a slick frosted country road (near my home), and had to ride the clutch quite a bit to do it. At one point, I got stuck in a snowdrift so that the car wasn't moving at ...
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Pontiac solstice 2006 manual starter

It wont start in neutral unless you turn the key and mess with the stick at the same time, usually takes 5 or 6 tries to get it to catch. I have no idea what the problem is
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2013 hyuandi genesis coupe turbo-manual

My rpm's seem to be jumping at higher gears, 5th and 6th. It is almost like i am in the wrong gear but I am not. I don't know if i need a new clutch and flywheel but looks pretty expensive. It revs up ...
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An acceleration problem with my Pulsar 150

While driving long distances sometimes my bike has problems when accelerating. It doesn't go above the speed of 40kmh - the speedo stuck at 4(max 12) even after pulling full throttle. I have to drop ...
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Car has started abnormally slowing when clutch engaged

A couple of days ago was turning into my street and I noticed that I was slowing down when I engaged the clutch to shift down. I would expect to coast with the clutch depressed but the car was ...
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Hearing Rattling Noise When AC Engages

I have a 2008 Honda Civic Si and whenever I engage the Ac and have the car in neutral, I can hear a rattling noise, which seems to be coming from the gearbox. However, If I should depress the clutch ...
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My car vibrates on the bite point when no gas is given only at first gear (manual transmission) [duplicate]

My car vibrates on the bite point when no gas is given only at first gear (manual transmission). When gas is given it works fine. IT IS A NEW CLUTCH.
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Poor Uphill acceleration and skipping gears

I have a Honda CBF125cc 2010 model. I have recently tightened the chain and changed the sprockets. In the last couple of weeks my bike seems to skip 4th gear. I can physically move the gear shifter ...
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Grinding when pulling of in first gear, all other gears fine

I have a 2004 toyota yaris. I hear a grinding noise from by the clutch when pulling off in first gear. If I lift the clutch up really slowly it doesn't make the noise. I'm just wondering what could ...
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Is it sane to put a performance clutch on a car simply to get a longer clutch life?

I'm about at the point where I need my clutch replaced. From what I've seen, a performance clutch has a more aggressive, synthetic friction material which can handle the higher temperatures of high ...
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Motorbike problem with power

Hi guys I got problem with my 125cc bike.. actually the engine run fine think is soon i put the first gear on and give up the clutch the bike is like try to go but unbelievable slowly even when I open ...
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Bmw 318i msport 2007

I have a 3 series 318i 2ltr 2007 m sport and I can not get my clutch to release. The cdv was leaking. We changed the clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder and bled the system for air. I can not ...
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Clutch engages lower after mechanic repaired slave cylinder. Can I adjust this to what it was?

Disclaimer: I have a very basic understanding of clutch and master/slave cylinder. (i.e. I know it's a basic hydraulic system) Car: 2000 Hyundai accent A year ago, I had my car towed in when it was ...
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repair /service on encoder chips in smart car clutch actuator motor

I am a DIYer trying to fix the clutch actuator motor on my Smart fortwo. The actuator has 3 components A. the motor B.the mechanical arm C. the encoder. A & B are good. component C is as shown....
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Hard to get into 1st and 2nd gear, when clutch is pressed against the left side

I have a manual Nissan Qashqai dci, where when I hold the clutch stick left, in order to switch to 1st or 2nd gear, I find it very difficult or almost impossible. I have to hold the stick lightly and ...
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What problems might cause car to temporarily mimic bad clutch type symptoms?

I noticed my car(civic vti 99) would on a few occasions have poor acceleration but rev really high and when this was happening I thought my clutch was on the way out. However after a few intermittent ...
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Quick fix of air in clutch line

I drive a 1990 Mazda B2600 2W drive and within the last couple weeks I've noticed that I have been having some problems with my clutch. The clutch goes down to floor and stays there, it feels very ...
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Why don't cars have multiple disk clutches as motorcycles do?

We know from our experience so far that wet multiple disk clutches like these used on motorcycles have a way longer life that single disk clutches used in car engines. Why don't cars use the same ...
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grip to hold the threaded end

five thicknesses are held by a bolt and a nut. Among these thicknesses, one is a sealing rubber. After some time, the rubber has dried up a little and water leaks. What I need is to toghten the nut a ...
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Starting from a stop in 4th gear vs 1st gear [closed]

My employer had an argument with me as he didn't like the fact I was starting from a stop in 4th gear. He said it is better to shift into 1st gear when starting from a stop. While I said it is better ...
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Clutch smell after reversing uphill?

So I was having to reverse out of a very steep hill this morning, I drive a 2016 Golf S (Non-GTI). Anyways it was super steep and of course this car doesn't have a ton of torque...and those that drive ...
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Clutch pedal takes a second to return, sometimes

I was renting a 2018 Mokka yesterday with either 5k,14k or 17k miles. At first it was fine. Then it would only provide sufficient power up to 3k RPM and not engage the Cruise Control. Eventually at ...
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Clutch slipping yesterday but today it's fine

I have a 2009 toyota matrix with 150k on it. I bought it used but I believe the clutch is the original Yesterday it felt very soft. I could slip it in 5th with full throttle, and it wasn't grabbing ...
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Help diagnosing non peppy\sluggish car after overheating

My car recently overheated due to radiator leak and I got the radiator replaced. Mechanic told me I didn't have any head gasket problem at this point. When collecting the car I noticed it was not ...
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Is rebuilding the clutch any good?

Is rebuilding the clutch any good, or should I have it replaced? If it's convenient to have it rebuilt (in terms of cost vs. benefit), is there anything I need to keep an eye on or fix/replace ...
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Car struggles to pull off up hill

Could anyone help with another issue/potential issue I have? When I am parked on a hill, facing upwards, I put my car into first gear and when I pull off it feels as if I am towing something heavy, ...
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Focus 2003 1.8 TDCI starts, but struggles to start in the morning

I have a question, well two. Basically I have bought 2003 Focus TDCI but it is struggling to start in the morning? It's not exactly cold, so I don't understand why it would struggle. It has been about ...
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1989 Chevy S-10

When pulling out in first gear my Chevy S-10 jerks really hard and makes a grinding sound until I completely release the clutch. Is it my transmission going out or something to do with my clutch?
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Once the clutch fully expired does it affect the fly wheel

Vehicle partially submerged in a drive in beach and clutch completely exhausted, does it harm the fly wheel?
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Clutch issues with 2011 Nissan Juke

I got stuck in the flood traffic going uphill and had to ride my clutch for several minutes due to an idiot 2" behind me. It started smelling really bad then clutch went out. Had it towed to garage. ...
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Ford Fusion 2004 petrol

I have test driven a Ford Fusion 2004 model and the clutch seems to be slipping a bit, can they tighten the cable or do they need to replace the whole thing?
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Non-linear clutch in VW UP!

I've been driving a VW UP! for more than two years now and there is a question about the clutch that has been bugging me the whole time. Before this I was driving a VW Golf TDI and in this car when I ...
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Clutch fluid, DOT 4 Brake Fluid

1999 Honda Civic, 5-speed. Don't have manual, yet. Is DOT 4 Brake Fluid recommended?
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Grinding sound when trying to shift into first after completely stopping?

I just bought a 2001 Hyundai elantra 5 speed manual. The past couple of days when I come to a complete stop and try to shift into first, it just grinds. Sometimes I have to put a little force into the ...
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Saturn Ion clutch pedal and clutch master cylinder push rod equivalents

I need to replace the clutch pedal and clutch master cylinder push rod on my 2006 Saturn Ion. The clutch pedal is getting hard to find. Rather than paying more than I can afford and waiting for it to ...
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Slave leakage with levels between min and max?

Rover 75 v6 Petrol. My clutch went and had to have it towed back to my house. I was told the slave has a leak. I’ve checked the reservoir and the level is between min and max. My question is, can I ...
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Gear selector hard shifting gears

I have a 2006 YZ250F, and whenever I go to shift gears while riding sometimes I really have to kick it hard. Sometimes even twice cause the first one didn't do it. I fiddled with my clutch lever cable ...
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Overlay tachometer with clutch plate RPM

I've been thinking about this for manual transmissions, to ease RPM matching. Has anyone ever seen an additional dial (on the same tachometer) that shows the clutch plate RPM? In order to match RPM, ...
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Getting the clutch back together

I'm having trouble getting the clutch back together on my DR650. I'm following this guide. Everything is assembled back, but the clutch lever feels light when being pulled in and doesn't return after....
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Does clutch and gearbox order matter?

Does it matter if engine power goes through the gearbox before the clutch, or through the clutch before the gearbox? I'm not sure if there has to be a specific order of clutch & gearbox, or if it'...
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VW stick shift shifter lockout

So my 2007 VW GTI has 257k miles.. (I know.) But it is my daily driver for now. I went on the highway and while I was in 6th, it popped into neutral by itself. I got kinda sketch but I was like okay ...
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Stuck in neutral; throwout bearing still applied?

So, rebuilt a dodge neon. Started driving it and felt fine. Made it about 7 blocks and I hear a light click and then I'm coasting. Still goes into gears just fine, but it seems like the clutch is ...
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Slipping clutch on my Yahama YZF600R 2002 34,000km

I just bought my Yamaha YZF600r about 2 months ago and at first I noticed first and sec were slipping and last night when I went for a ride I lost all power and had to pull over. Bike will start no ...
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5th gear not working

I have a Ford Fiesta 1.4 Diesel that required a clutch change. Everything seemed fine with the car until about a week after the change. I was driving on the motorway in 5th gear and was getting off at ...