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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rattle at some point of clutch engagment when the pedal is coming up

I can hear rattling noise when I am releasing the clutch pedal. The problem is as follows. I push the clutch pedal to the end, change to the first gear, and start releasing the pedal (without pushing ...
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Ford Fiesta MK6 deep moan with release of accelerator

While driving my Fiesta on the motorway I noticed that at around 3000rpm/70mph that if I release my foot off of the accelerator completely (I just let the current momentum propel me forward) the ...
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Trouble with 2004 rodeo clutch

I have a 2004 rodeo and the clutch went soft the other day and no longer has any pressure in it. I have changed out the slave cylinder, Checked the master cylinder Check all lines for leakage Have ...
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new stage 1 clutch slipping after upgrading mag size?

~I installed a stage 1 clutch kit on my 07 Mustang v6. As long as the mags are 17's there is no issue, but as soon as I went to 18" with sticky pirelli's... the brand new clutch slips and over revs ...
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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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Spinning clutch by hand with alignment tool?

I'm in the process of cobbling together a custom clutch fork/pivot/throwout bearing setup for a classic Chevy with a reproduction clutch, but I'm having difficulty measuring the clutch pressure plate ...
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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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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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Clutch on new car

I recently bought a new Suzuki Dzire manual transmission and I have this weird behavior with the clutch’s biting point. When I start the car in the morning everything’s fine. The biting point is about ...
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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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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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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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Car Jerks When Not Accelerating

So, I just recently mounted snow tires on my car (or rather, paid someone else to do it), and on my way home I noticed that whenever I take my foot off the gas pedal the car jerks forwards and ...
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Golf MK7 clunk/klik while engaging or disengaging the clutch

I have a manual transmission Golf 7 TSI from 2015 and when shifting in the lower gears(1->2, 2->3, 3->4) there is an audible clunk when engaging or disengaging the clutch. This however only happens ...
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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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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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Honda Accord I-Dtec 2010 2.2 Clutch/Recall problem?

Hi I recently bought a Honda Accord Exec 2010 2.2 i-dtec 210k km, I own it for about 5 days now, I have been driving with it everyday, but since yesterday, A weird problem start to occur, When I am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Broken wire connector

The plastic part of the plug that my ac clutch connects to is broken. I cant get it unplugged. Im trying to change ac compressor in 04 kia sorento. I need easiest way possible to fix this
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to save fuel on downhill slopes on a motorcycle: clutch or neutral?

I have a two wheeler i.e. bike (Honda company, four stroke) which has four gear. While driving my bike, when I come to downhill slopes, I shift the motorcycle to neutral to save the fuel. (The slopes ...
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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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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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What is the purpose of the rubber cup in the master clutch reservoir?

My clutch feels fine, soft, fine, soft, etc. The other day I checked the clutch fluid and observed that I was not losing any fluid. I took out the rubber cup and put in back in. I remember before, ...
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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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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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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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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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