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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Clutch slave/master cylinder

I just finished replacing the clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder. The first slave cylinder I installed, fluid starting leaking from the connecting point of the transmission to the engine. I ...
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Motorcycle dragging when not in neutral

I have a cbr250r, 2 years old. when I try to move the motorcycle physically it feels a lot heavier/dragging than doing it in neutral. Does it has to do something with clutch? as my gear shifts also ...
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Clutch replacement: How to check if Diaphragm Spring should be replaced?

In the near future I will replace the clutch friction plates for my motorcycle (1984 Yamaha FJ1100) and most likely also the steel plates (the bike's done 80k km so I think they are due for ...
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Clutch bleed (reservoir shared with brake system)

My Civic has a separate fluid reservoir for the hydraulic clutch system. I bled it last week with the method outlined below and it went great. My Yaris shares a single reservoir of brake fluid for the ...
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When the engine is warm, it's hard to put in a gear

If I start the car, in the beginning I can put in a gear without problems. However, after driving for a while, putting in the gears becomes much more difficult. If the car is turned off, it is always ...
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Fan blade spinning very fast during acceleration

2008 Ford Ranger with the 3.0 Two months ago I replaced the fan clutch and the coolant temp sensor to address this issue. It did help a little, especially when the car was idling in the driveway, ...
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Could gearbox be damaged by pushing gear lever too hard with broken clutch?

Yesterday I was unfortunate enough to have my clutch give up while a few miles away from home. My clutch pedal started vibration a lot and then after a quick pop, I had no gears. I didn't know you ...
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Possible clutch disengagement problem causing lingering reving when clutch pedal pressed on Renault Master diesel 2006

Can I ask a question about my clutch on my diesel Renault van? My clutch stopped working; A garage fitted a new clutch kit (including master cylinder); now, when I push the clutch pedal down, the ...
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Never declutch while braking at higher speeds: meaning

Apologies if this is a naive question, but: I am a new rider, just got my bike a few months ago. While reading the manual, I noticed it says "Never declutch while braking at higher speeds". ...
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No clutch pressure in N15 Pulsar (GA16DE)

I have a Nissan Pulsar 1998 N15 and the clutch has been playing up last few days. When I press the clutch in, it would not come all the way back up. Would only come back up about 2/3 of the way and ...
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Coleman CT200u problems after upgrades

I recently installed a ARC billet rod, dyno cam, new flywheel, new valve springs. After installing all of it, now when i start the bike, it sounds and runs fine with the choke on, as soon as I take ...
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Shk shk noise when engaging clutch

I have noticed when clutch is engaged there is a sound(not sure how to describe it but it sounds something like she shk shk shk shk repeatedly and fast. when I put the clutch down /disengage it the ...
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2018 Harley Forty-Eight Special - Won't Accelerate After Gravel Wipeout

I spilled on the up in the mountains yesterday (I'm fine) and had to get a tow. I went down on the left side and fear I might've done something to the gearbox or shifter. I was able to ride maybe 500 ...
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How do I determine whether this clutch is working and how it operates?

I just picked up an old Zephyr 20 inch cylinder mower. Upon running the engine, the cutter and roller are both permanently engaged. There's what appears to be a cone type clutch and I have read it ...
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Ford Fiesta 2005 1.2 Petrol Clutch Replacement

I'm going to be replacing the clutch on my Ford Fiesta 2005 1.2 Petrol soon. I've seen some videos online, in which they drain and top up two different types of oil. I was wondering if anyone could ...
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Transmission problems

So I have a 2001 subaru legacy that was gifted to me with a destroyed throwout bearing. I replaced all of it except the flywheel cause it was in good condition. I had never drove a manual and learned ...
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New clutch questions

I just had the clutch replaced in my 98 civic ex. First thing I noticed is that the engagement either grabs or doesn’t, if that makes sense. I’m used to being able to “ride the clutch” a bit to get ...
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2012 Fiat Scudo van 2.0JTD 128PS

I have a manual box fiat Scudo van and the clutch is ridiculously heavy! I have never driven a vehicle with such a heavy clutch. It works fine but is slowly wearing out my knee joint. When driving it, ...
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Lots of resistance on shifter when engaging any gear from a stop; not an issue if clutch pedal is depressed for a few seconds

2019 Mazda MX-5 M/T, 16k miles, original M/T fluid. TL;DR (I originally wrote everything below the TL;DR and then realized how long this was...): When not moving and depressing the clutch, all gears ...
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Replaced clutch master cylinder - won’t shift right unless I remove free play in pedal?

Hello I recently replaced the clutch and master cylinders in my 98 Honda Civic with 192k original miles on the clutch. After setting the pedal free play to 12mm (per service manual specs) I noticed it ...
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New Kia Stonic, vibrations and clutch noises

I have a new Kia Stonic 2020 1.0L T-GDi ISG , got it on July and 8500km on it It already had an issue with miscalibrated hill assist sensor (already fixed) so I wonder if it has other issues ... what ...
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No clutch presure, new master cylinder and slave cylinder, no leaks, no air in the system still loosing presure and clutch [closed]

Hyandai grand max. We replaced the master and slave cylinder new parts in. No leaks no air in the system still it looses pressure and clutch we have adjusted everything and tried evry possible ...
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Clutch Judder That Goes Away After Driving

If any of you have experience with this or know what could cause this please let me know I've taken it to two shops, one dealership and one was an indie shop. Both of them charged me a diagnostic fee ...
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2010 Mitsubishi sent up with the car just idling. The compressor isn't working because belt isn't turning & sparks & smokes a little when cranked

The compressor isn't working because the belt isn't turning causing it to spark and smoke a little bit when I crank it. That's without the AC or heat being on. Also, when I drive it it makes the loud ...
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2006 Holden Barina Clutch sticks when warm

My car changing gears with no problem but when warm the clutch sticks and is hard to get back out, was told to bleed the clutch before we got the cylinders etc changed is this common?
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Is it normal for a used self adjusting clutch to be loose on installation?

Model: BMW E46 6cyl 3.0L I purchased a used Dual Mass Flywheel, Clutch and Pressure plate all from the same donor car. Everything was visually in good condition and I could still feel the machining ...
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Grinding noise on startup 2010 Honda Fit

2010 Honda Fit, Manual Transmission. 84,000 miles On cold starts (the weather is also cold here if that is important) there's this prolonged noise after the noise of the engine turning over that's ...
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Ticking noise when starting from stop (1st gear and reverse)

I have a 2014 WRX and for a little while now I've noticed that when I'm at a complete stop and start (whether going forward or backwards), if the car is in gear, it will make a light tapping noise as ...
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Putting car into any gear for the first try isn't smooth

2013 Ford Focus 1.6 Diesel, manual - when I press the clutch pedal and put it into first gear (it's doing the same thing in all gears), it's not that smooth. However, if I put it into neutral and put ...
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Engine/Clutch/Powertrain

When my engine is in neutral it reaches red line with no problem. It also has power in first and second gear. The problem happens when i am driving up a long incline, I will be in third or fourth gear ...
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What's everything I should replace/maintain while changing the clutch? [duplicate]

I've got a 2007 Corolla with what seems to be a bad pilot bearing. I know changing the clutch isn't a trivial job, so I'm going to do whatever else I can do w/ the gearbox removed. I just ordered this ...
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Can clutch fluid be low for any reason other than a leak?

I’ve had two top up my clutch fluid two times in a few days though it hasn’t gone low today. I was looking for the leak which I believe can only occur in clutch fluid container, master cylinder, slave ...
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Intermittent Clutch Bite - 2018 Chevy Cruze LT RS Manual Trans

Background: As included in the title, I've recently acquired a 2018 chevy cruze LT RS with a manual trans. It's got 42k miles on it. Problem: On normal operation, the clutch will start to grab about 1/...
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Hard to shift into first and reverse, and weird noises

I have a 2000 Honda Civic, and I've been having some issues with it. It is very tough to shift into first, and sometimes when I shift into reverse I can hear the gears grinding and the car lurches a ...
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Is this expected behavior after replacing the clutch on a Mazda 3?

I recently had the clutch replaced in my 2008 Mazda 3i manual transmission (last question in this saga I hope!). The car works now, but sounds and runs a bit differently than before. I expect some ...
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New Clutch Fit 7,000 Miles Ago Clutch Feels Light Again?

Nissan Almera N16. My clutch was slipping in nearly all gears when under load, the clutch pedal itself was always heavy under my ownership. Had a new clutch fit on 07/04/20 (7,000 miles ago). The ...
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Car jerks when dis-engaging clutch quickly

1988 Accord, 5 speed manual. If I disengage the clucth quickly the car feels like it jerks. There are no other problems with engaging the clutch or changing gears. Engine mounts appear ok - I can't ...
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What else should I check and/or repair when replacing the clutch?

Based on a recent question I asked, I'm looking to have a shop replace the clutch in my 2008 Mazda 3i manual transmission with ~130000 miles on it. Before I do, is there anything else I should / could ...
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Did I hose my transmission?

I have a 2013 Ford Mustang with an MT82 6-speed manual transmission. I don't know the history of the car so I figured it would be a good idea to change the transmission fluid. I drained it out and ...
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Car stalls couple times after start-up

I own a 2004 mitsubishi lancer, everytime i start driving the car for the day it always stalls when coming to a stop even if the car is in neutral. After driving for about 5 minutes, it no longer ...
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Engine hesitating to start when clutch pedal is pressed

Recently I started noticing a weird problem with my car (Maruti Alto LXI 2009, Manual petrol with carburetor) that when I press the clutch pedal and the car is in gear it hesitates (it cranks but not ...
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What caused my manual transmission to rev while shifting gears and now won't go at all?

I have a 2008 Mazda 3i Touring (2.0L engine) with a manual transmission, ~130k miles on it. For a few weeks, whenever I shifted gears the engine would rev (up to 3000-4000 rpm) for a second or two ...
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Can you shift to neutral while full acceleration in a manual transmission, without using the clutch?

It's a pure theoretical question and these are the conditions: car is at the highest torque while accelerating (5000rpm gasoline or 3500rpm diesel) car is in 2nd gear (still has force to accelerate ...
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Questions about the clutch pilot bearing

I understand how the clutch system works in a manual transmission, but I'm struggling to get a proper image of what the pilot bearing does into my head. Does the input shaft always rest inside it, ...
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Stuck Clutch 1995 Alfa Romeo 916 S 2.0 l TS

I bought a Alfa Romeo 916 and knew I would have to do some work on it, including replacing the clutch. I bought a LuK clutch and replaced the clutch plate, pressure plate, and throwout bearing (...
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2013 Kia Sportage - Difficult to select first gear

Our 2013 Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDi has recently developed a problem with gear selection. This is specifically affecting the selection of first gear, whether from neutral or any other gear, and it is also ...
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Is clutch bearing wear still an issue with modern manual cars?

Decades ago I was told repeatedly to press the clutch pedal in manual cars for as short a moment as reasonable, since prolonged clutch disengagement leads to excessive wear of the clutch bearing, ...
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AC clutch plate on and off

My ac was not working so I installed a new ac pulley, clutch plate, and coil. Now it seems to be working fine again. I notice, however, that the clutch plate engages and disengages fairly regularly (...
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What can be faulty on my clutch system ? Mustang '67

I've ran out of ideas, haven't had the time to go under the car so I would like to know your opinion. I was riding my '67 Mustang, until gears suddenly felt stiff to engage, afterwards I realized the ...
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Grinding when Shifting to First Gear - 2005 VW Jetta 2.5L (5-speed manual)

I have a 2005 VW Jetta 2.5L (MK5, 5-speed manual) and the clutch grinds when I shift into first if I don't depress the clutch pedal for about a second or two first. One thing to note is that before I ...

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