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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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Judging self adjusting clutch reserve

I was told that the position of the protruding adjustment springs (indicated in red on the picture) can indicate the thickness of the remaining clutch lining. Is that true and can somebody estimate ...
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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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HELLS BELLS! Auto part shop sold me wrong parts/mechanic installed them. What are consequences?

Backstory as follows: My car, which I call 'Liebchen', is a 1992 1.8 5 gear stick shift VW Golf with abut 110,000 original miles on her. Last November I replaced the clutch, flywheel, distributor cap/...
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1998 Ford Mustang jerks badly on acceleration after I shift gears

When shifting my 5-speed from 1st to 2nd gear there's no problem, but when I go to press on the throttle after shifting I feel a jerk. I have adjusted the clutch cable after replacing the broken one. ...
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Reason for high petrol useage (Ford Focus Titanium 2013)

I'll start off with the car specs: 2013 Ford Focus Titanium Navigator 1.6L with about 39k miles on the clock. I recently checked the oil on the engine and it was on the bottom notch of the dipstick....
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MG ZS 180 - overheating clutch

So I got a new (well 2004) MG SZ 180 the other day and it turns out there is a small issue with it. After using the clutch in stop/start traffic, changing gear gets harder and harder until I end up ...
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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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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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Car Hissing on Neutral After Checking Spark Plug

So last night, two days after examining one spark plug and putting it back in, I noticed a hissing sound from the front of the car. This hissing goes away completely when I press the clutch pedal in. ...
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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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How to adjust power for 1st & 2nd gear in classic 350?

i am facing loss of power with 1st & 2nd gear while accelerating after changing gears. As soon as RPM goes high the power becomes stable. I want to know that which type of setting should be done ...
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Past Clutch worries over smell/dust

A while back I was driving my '92 Mitsubishi around for quite some long journeys over a few weeks. The car was given to me, but something didn't seem quite right. After a while, I noticed that there ...
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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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Won't go into gear (rare occasion)

I have a Nissan X-Trail T30. Recently, I noticed that the car won't go into gear from time to time. Most of the time, it drives just fine. It happens after driving quite a distance. I didn't notice ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Mini Cooper base

The shift cable bushing broke. I replaced it. I had to replace the slave cylinder and master cylinder. I have bled the clutch. I have a good clutch pedal with the car running and I can put it in ...
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KIA Rio 2015 locked on the 3d gear

This is a KIA Rio 2015 with an automatic transmission . when the lever is on the D position it shifts to the 3d gear directly ( doesn't move until I let the brakes ). using the scanner it showed two ...
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Mystery-2008 Scion xB sticks in gear

So my wife has a 2008 Scion xB with a manual transmission. We've been having a problem that comes and goes with it, and is difficult to get to the bottom of. When we're driving the vehicle, it ...
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Rattling noise while clutch disengaged / car in neutral

I recently bought a Saturn Ion with a manual transmission. Today I noticed the following noise during driving: while the clutch is disengaged (pedal pushed down) and also while the car is in neutral (...
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How to troubleshoot soft clutch in 1999 Ford Ranger?

I have a 1999 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6 Flex Fuel that recently had its clutch replaced. Pilot bearing, pressure plate, slave cylinder, etc. About 4,000 miles after the replacement the clutch started ...
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1989 Ford Econovan - clutch issues

I have a 1989 ford econovan and this morning when i got in the clutch fully depressed with no resistance. I parked it 4 days ago and had no issues while driving. The van starts up fine, but will not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1.9 TDI Skoda Octavia estate with Multiple faults

I recently took my Skoda into the main Skoda garage to get some minor issues fixed, such as the cigarette lighter not working in the front for my satnav, a flashing orange coil light on the dash[for ...
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Squeak during clutch in coming from just behind the firewall

I have a Hyundai i20 with merely 29000 kilometers on the odometer. Recently, while pressing the clutch, during it's last bit of travel it makes a rubbery squeaky noise which is likely coming from just ...
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Renault Clio Mk IV - Couldn't Shift Gears Intermittently

I bought a used Renault Clio (Mk IV; 2013; Dynamique S MediaNav; 0.9 TCE) in Ireland 3 weeks ago, and everything was working fine, but yesterday, my dad drove it, and he told me it broke down 3 times ...
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Gearbox vibrates vibrates on 1st gear and reverse

Opel astr g z18xe 2001.i have just changed my clutch plate only not the pressure and flywheel plate. Gear box vibrates when it is on 1st gear even on reverse. Why?
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grinding noise when clutch pedal released

I have a 2010 Hyundai Tucson with 5-speed manual transmission. When the engine is cold, there's a loud but brief grinding noise when starting up as the clutch is released. It's been suggested to me ...
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Clutch pedal was down during driving but is up again?

During driving clutch pedal suddenly stuck to the floor however it has since recovered. Clutch fluid is present. Since this is intermittent or only happened once, what may be the likely cause? Is ...
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Clutch pedal hits floor

I have a Kia Soul 2011 with 140000 km on it which I bought used at 130000 km. Since I bought it I noticed that the clutch pedal touches the floor when I press it (but it comes back up) so I checked ...
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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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ranger clutch problems

I just tried starting my 99 ranger I just acquired . The truck hasn't been started for over a year, it was parked because the owner believed it had a lower end bearing knock. I started the truck and ...
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Sudden disengament of clutch in low rpms

I have bought a new Yamaha MT15, completed 200+ kms in it. But sometimes when I am stuck in traffic, I engage the clutch and gradually let it go but occasionally the clutch dis-engages and I am thrown ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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