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

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2000 Peugeot 206 can't make it up steep hills

long term reader first time asker. Wondering if I could pick the brains of those with far more car knowledge than myself. My situation is this: I drive a 2000 Peugeot 206 with around 140k miles on it. ...
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What happens when I shift gears without pressing the clutch in a manual transmission while the car is running?

Is it OK to change gear without pressing down the clutch when the car is running ? Does it damage or wear anything? Just wanted to know what actually happen to the car.
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In a manual transmission car when clutching halfway why throttling does not move the car?

I have a manual transmission car. Preconcept: I thought the clutch worked with two disks, when there's more friction between them, the transmission disk makes the other disk move. The friction is ...
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2009 Hyundai i20 1st/2nd gear issues - feels like it will stall and shudders, before running normally

2009 i20 petrol manual with intermittent power loss in 1st/2nd gears (no issues in higher gears) When pulling off in 1st gear, car feels like it will stall shuddering and loses power. 2nd gear can ...
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Is the clutch in automatic transmission gearboxes unduly used, as with manual transmission, when a car is driven at ultra low speeds?

I have yet to understand how an automatic transmission gearbox works (not CVT—those are trivial). This question is an attempt to figure out a small piece of the puzzle. Properly handled, the clutch in ...
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What is wrong with my clutch

So I drive a 2015 Kia rio 1.2 manual. So my car since I bought it has a very soft clutch that only balances the car for takeoff if i lift it to where it almost switches off the car before i can drive ...
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3 speed clutch converted from steering column to floor with universal shifter

I have a 3 on the tree. Converted to floor clutch issue. I think. I was driving and went to take the The truck out of Gear and my clutch Went all the way to the floor any loud sound and clang happened....
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Gear Stick sticking but only when I’m driving in the city and doing a lot of gear changes

I noticed when I’m doing city driving that my gear stick is getting stuck moving from 1st to 2nd gear. I brought the car to a mechanic and they replaced the clutch. Now a month later, I’m having the ...
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Severe Vibration When Engaging Clutch at Low Revs

Vehicle: Mazda 3 (2014) 2.2 D Sport Nav SKYACTIV-D Manual Transaxle VIN: JMZBM642611171664 Mileage: 140,000 Problem: Severe Vibration When Engaging Clutch Biting Point at 750 rpm. Problem Summary: ...
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ford connect clutch?

looking for advice Van facing uphill (steep) in neutral handbrake on, get back in van would'nt pull uphill at all with over revving then clutch smell, had to put it in reverse for a few feet before ...
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2002 Saturn SL1 [duplicate]

I have a 2002 Saturn SL1 I replaced the master cylinder the slave cylinder put a new clutch kit in it and can't get pressure on my clutch pedal and it won't go in gear
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Rubbing noise from clutch

Vauxhall astra sri 2011 reg When I drive car and it is in gear a grinding rubbing noise happens.
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Why did old planetary gearboxes use servos and brake bands instead of multi plate clutch packs to brake certain elements of a planetary gearset?

For example in the picture below you can see an allison cd-850 planetary gearbox which was first designed in mid 1940s and used in patton tanks. We can see that it uses brake bands to hold the ...
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Safety of running without clutch start sensor Ford Ranger 95 STX SuperCab

The clutch start sensor on my Ford Ranger 95 STX SuperCab gave out and I bypassed it, for now. It's becoming very hard to find a replacement that can be imported to Brazil, so is there a problem with ...
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Did I just break my starter motor?

I have an old hatchback with a manual transmission without a clutch safety switch, which means that I can start the car without depressing the clutch. Today I accidentally turned the key without ...
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Motorcycle clutch

Honda xl350 1974 Clutch not working bike won't go into neutral, I can shift it (bike not running obviously) Riding home bike it slowed down, engine then stalled, costed about 20ft then the back wheel ...
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Friction zone on a slipper assist clutch

I have been wondering about this for a while now, and no one I asked seems to know what the answer is. A slipper/assist clutch has a set of ramps that work to reduce the clutch engagement when the ...
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Unable to add clutch fluid in my 1991 chevy S-10

When i go to add clutch fluid to my 91 chevy S-10 the rubber diaphram inside the cap forces the fluid right back out, most diaphrams ive seen can be collapsed with finger prior to screwing on cap but ...
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Clutch, smoke, hill

Yesterday we went on a steep hill and suddenly we stopped because the cars in front of us weren't moving..so my mom kept on holding the clutch of the car, then the car started to smoke, maybe it took ...
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Purpose of clutch in transmission with multiple neutrals

I am currently repurposing the transmission and clutch of a pretty old walking tractor (Bucher K3). Here is a picture of exactly that transmission: So this transmission has 3 forward and one reverse ...
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New car, sometimes engaging first gear does not catch

I cant quite express myself with the proper terminology but I will try, I have a fresh new car. There is just one issue. Sometimes, very sporadically, usually at crossings I engage first gear to start ...
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Why doesn't applying the brake auto-apply the clutch in a manual transmission car?

This is more out of curiosity than anything. I've driven both manual and automatic vehicles, and it seems to me, that the hardest part of driving a manual vehicle is starting on an incline. The rest ...
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Peugeot 407 2004 with unusual sound when clutching

When I drive there is an unusual sound when I'm pressing and releasing the clutch. It sounds like something that is spinning and grinding. There is a little sound there if clutching when not driving ...
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Urgent clutch/slave cylinder/gear box advice needed pls

I don’t know much about technical parts, but I have been driving my car since 2018 and I can “feel” and hear something is wrong since my clutch and slave cylinder where replaced. I am hoping someone ...
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Troubleshooting ride-on-mower: PTO clutch not engaging

I have a Cub Cadet RZT 50 Ride - on Mower. I am having issues with the PTO clutch (magnetic clutch which engages the belt driving the mowing table under the footrest). I have tried engaging it with a ...
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Why does my clutch pedal squeak intermittently?

A couple of weeks ago when I was in London my clutch began sqeaking whenever I pressed on it, and it was like that all week until the day before it was due to go into the garage, when suddenly it ...
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Clutch pedal has a step?

The vehicle is a 1993 Lancer Evo idk how to explain this but my clutch pedal sorta has 2 positions? When I press it with little force it stops and I can engage gears. It's a little tough though and a ...
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How does the clutch prevent stalling?

How come "If you're driving slowly below 10mph and want to stop then press the clutch before the brake so that the car doesn't stall"? In other words, how does the clutch prevent stalling? ...
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Car will barely go into gear when running, and sometimes wont even go into gear when off

1998 BMW 328is 5sp A week ago the clutch was working "fine". For the last week, it has been slowly starting to engage even with the clutch pressed, but just barely. There was a bit of ...
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Most Likely Source of Metallic Clang When Dropping Clutch on FWD Car

When I drop the clutch at 6RPM (or whatever RPM to spin wheels rather than bog down), on cars other than dedicated performance cars, it's usually followed by one or several metallic bangs. It sounds ...
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How to remove stuck M/T from 2001-2005 Honda Civic (EM2 coupe)

Trying to remove the manual transmission from a 2004 EM2 Civic. Everything is loosened/undone and she should be ready to slide right off but it won't budge. (Starter motor is removed, both central ...
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Honda no matter what gear I put it in, it stays in neutral

In weeks before it became completely immobile sometimes while driving on the freeway in 5th gear all of a sudden engine would start revving and any pressure on the gas pedal would just make it rev ...
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Clutch issue Seat Leon

Today I have noticed that every time I press the clutch it makes a loud sound- as if you are pressing a manual on/off button (not sure how else the explain the sound) I stopped driving it just in case ...
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why is my gearbox still grinding after a full new clutch kit and a gearbox refurbishnemt?

I have a 65-plate Vauxhall Astra Sri. I've had this car for less than two years and have already replaced the full clutch kit once(£1300). 11 months after this (December 2022) I had issues where it ...
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Can this damage my motorcycle?

So when I brake, I first hold the clutch to take the power away and then I start braking. The problem is when I try to accelerate again, it takes about 5 seconds for the motorcycle to start moving ...
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Occasional Spinning Sound When Clutch Pedal Fully Depressed

I got my clutch changed just over 30,000 miles ago, as it was slipping badly in several gears. It was a 3-piece clutch kit (so I was told) by a reputable garage. I occasionally can hear a sort of &...
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Slight metallic ringing noise when clutch pedal is our, goes away when clutch is depressed

I have a 2013 Mini Cooper non-S (R56) with manual transmission. I’m hearing a new noise, and I’m trying to diagnose what it is. The noise is faint but noticeable, but hard to get on video. It’s a ...
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Clutch Pedal Feels A Bit Grindy

Mazda 3 Sport 2017 with 22,000 Miles on the clock ( car had 20,000 miles when I purchased it ) Recently sometimes the pedal feels a bit grindy when bringing the pedal back upwards. The higher the revs ...
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Car making loud PAT sound and also sometimes making quiet pss sound when shifting gears sometimes

i have 2000 FIAT Siena 1.4el 5 speed manual and its done only 105000km (around 60000 miles) in 23 years ever since we bought it in late 1999 , it has cable operated clutch and sometimes i hear really ...
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Clutch noise when disengaged

I recently had the clutch replaced in my 2008 Subaru Outback. About 2 weeks afterward, I hear a squeaky noise when the clutch is disengaged. What could be causing that?
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Clutch slipping problem for 2005 Corolla

I have a 2005 Toyota Corolla CE, with 5 speed manual transmission. Within the last couple of months, I have noticed some clutch slippage, especially when shifting into a gear and accelerating. At ...
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2009 Scania G360 opticruise with clutch gearbox problem

I Have a euro 5 no adblue Scania G360 LA4X2HNA Opticruise with clutch. Mileage is 341931 kilometers. The problem is that sometimes when in gear it throws out of gear. This only happens with gear 2 4 6 ...
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Why is it hard to shift gears?

Why is my transmission extremely stiff and resistant to changing gears when I drive? I drive an Opel Combo C manual. While driving through the mountains, and lots of engine braking, I noticed a smell ...
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Car Rev Counter +200

When i change upto 3rd, 4th, 5th gear and put my foot on the acceleration my rev counter flicks up 2/300 rpm before returning to normal rpm. The best way to describe what it sounds and feels like is ...
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I can't get my car into first or second gear without lifting the reverse trigger on the gear shift knob, is it safe to drive?

My car is a 2010 vauhall Astra, if I try to get into first or second gear it feels like there's something physical blocking me. When I lift up the trigger on the gear stick, that you usually use to ...
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Why does the clutch of my bike starts slipping?

I own a bajaj pulser rs200 which is a 200cc bike. I use is daily to go to work and back for about 20km. I usually ride fast and i am always above 7000rpm. I always release clutch rapidly after ...
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rattle at very low speed

when in very low speed I get rattling,this had started only in when in 1st or 2nd gear and pulling away but recently I hear it when not in gear, could this still be caused by release/throw out bearing?...
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Very hard to engage reverse gear when engine running

Hyundai elantra 2009, recently its really hard to engage reverse when engine running (grinding noise). When driving its also easier to change speed when rpms is matched. I already changed clutch ...
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How do I find a replacement clutch and brake assembly for my chainsaw?

I don't know anything about technical specifications for chainsaw clutches. I'm not asking for shopping advice, but I don't know how to determine which parts are compatible. Last year I bought an ...
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My (manual) transmission won't engage any gear 1 day after escaping bog

I ended up driving my front wheel drive manual sedan down a road meant for 4wd's due to inadequate signage (and poor judgement on my part). I saw a river and stopped before it, unfortunately the road ...
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