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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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BMW diesel takes ages to bite in first after driving for a while

I have recently bought a bmw 2011 5 series diesel. After driving for more than 2 or 3 hours consecutively, first gear takes ages to bite and vibrates a lot while it is biting. This means I have to ...
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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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Intermittent knocking sound from underneath the rear side of the car

I was on my way home from work and as I stopped at a junction I heard a loud knock coming from the rear end of the car and all of a sudden the car was not able to move forward, as if the parking brake ...
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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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Can a mechanic know that a 5 spd transmission is shot before going to the expense of replacing the clutch?

I have a 2008 Jeep Patriot, 5 spd, that would only shift into 2nd and 4th. I towed it into a shop where they replaced the clutch only to find out that the transmission was shot. Is there anyway a ...
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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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hydraulic clutch has always been stiff but no prob going in to gear

I let someone borrow it and they said clutch went out. but when i got there the plug was off and fluid was all over. I believe they thought they could adjust it. Does a clutch just go out completely ...
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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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Weird noise when clutch depressed and car rolling

I'm having a problem with my brand new car (currently 300 miles). Before stating the problem, you should now that when the car was 90 miles old, the whole clutch system was "lubricated" by the dealer,...
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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 ...
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Hard shifting gears 2003 Mazda 6 5 speed

My car was shifting fine no issues then suddenly after i came to a stop it was really difficult to get into 1st gear and then shifted hard to 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th. I stopped at a gas station to try and ...
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Low biting point after clutch change Ford Fiesta

Background story So, long story short my clutch went one day whilst I was driving on the motorway. The car hit about 60 and wouldn't drive faster and gradually slowed down. I pulled in at the next ...
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Clutch on 2009 Toyota Corolla S

I have a 2009 Toyota Corolla S, 5 speed manual. I started noticing a little difficulty with shifting, especially in second and fourth. Then one day recently the clutch was just about to the floor. I ...
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DB50QT-11 engine cuts out

purchased this DB50QT-11 as a none runner, fitted a new carb and it starts first time, but only when it's on the stand, if I stop the rear wheel from rotating it causes the engine to stop, I have a ...
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Clutch Pulses at low RPMs - Problem? [duplicate]

I drive a used 2009 Toyota Matrix S (80k miles), and this is my first manual transmission car so forgive me if I'm describing something obvious and pedestrian here. Recently, I've noticed some odd ...
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ESP/ASR fault and no power on my Peugeot Expert 2015 2.0 Diesel

My car accelerated very much (kind of like pressing the clutch while accelerating) with a ton of white smoke coming from the exhaust, then it lost power, and the triangle and ESP lights showed on the ...
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Is it correct to downshift to brake? [closed]

I'm taking the driving license and my instructor told me that I have to downshift to slow down the car, without using brakes. He said that I have to use brakes only when needed (when I need to stop or ...
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Tires always spins 49cc motor

Just bought this scooter and in order for it to start the back tire has to be off the ground and it keeps spinning and once the tire hits the ground it shuts off
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02 manual civic clutch pedal adjustment

Half a year ago I replaced the transmission and clutch of my 02 manual Honda Civic. I forgot to adjust the clutch pedal height. The current engagement point on this new clutch is very high, meaning ...
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Shifting into first gear not smooth

I have a problem with my 2005 Mazda Bounty, in that first gear has been difficult to shift into. It used to be worse, but changing the gear oil, and clutch fluid has helped a bit. Prior to ...
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Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire VXi - Gear Shifting trouble - Across All Gear shifts

I have a Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire VXI 2013 model. I am experiencing problems during gear shift when the car is in motion. And the problem starts to happen only after i have drove for like 7-10 kms(...
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I jumped my Saturn Compressor - still not engaging

I jumped my Saturn compressor right to the battery but the clutch did not click nor engage. what does this mean? I also used the paper clip trick with the low pressure switch and it only turns on the ...
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Toyota Camry 1998 4 cylinder manual transmission

While in motion on 1st gear, despite clutch been pressed in full to shift on 2nd gear, the vehicle jerks even though its clutch not being released. Predominantly vehicle is jerking on 2nd gear ...
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Why does new clutch have much lower biting point?

Car is hyundai coupe 2006. When I bought this car it had a very high clutch biting point. I have checked with other owners and they have confirmed hyundai coupes come with high clutch biting points. ...
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Does clutch change make gearbox oil change neccesary?

I recently had a clutch change on my hyundai coupe '06. The mechanic told me he also changed the gearbox oil as it was the right thing to do. When changing the clutch, is changing the gearbox oil ...
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What does it mean to “chirp” a gear?

In this clutch / flywheel replacement guide, during the test drive, the driver says "I just chirped second gear! This car has never chirped second gear.". I do hear the quick "chirp" sound as he ...
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Grinding when shifting into gear (new clutch)

I was thinking of buying a car but it ALWAYS grinds when shifting into 4th gear (up or down) regardless of the rpm. It occasionally grinds when shifting into 5th and 6th (only up) at a higher rpm. ...
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Changing only release bearing and/or clutch fork

I own a VW Golf Mk5 1.9 TDI year 2005. I most probably have an issue with the release bearing and/or clutch fork and either the release bearing or the release bearing and clutch fork would need to be ...
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Opel Vectra 1.9CDTI 2008 caravan, clutch making a strange noise

I have a Opel Vectra 2008 1.9CDTI caravan. It has 177 000 kilometers behind. I got the gearbox changed to a refitted M32 at local garage. Before the gearbox was changed i got the clutch and DMF ...
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Strange ticking noise on Golf Mk5 1.9 TDI

I own a VW Golf Mk5 1.9 TDI year 2005. There is a strange ticking noise coming somewhere from under the hood and as it seems it starts and is mostly noticeable when I press on the clutch. This noise ...