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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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Optimal clutch engagement speed at wide open throttle

While pretending I was a race car driver this morning, a question occurred to me: When you engage the clutch quickly while up-shifting at wide open throttle (i.e. accelerating as fast as possible and ...
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What is the difference between depressing the clutch and keeping the gear in neutral? [closed]

I have a Toyota Etios Liva, about 1 year and 3 months old. I do not know how to drive, and have learnt about car basics from the manual given with cars. Firstly, consider this situation: I am driving ...
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Clutch problems

I have a Seat Leon 1.9TDI with about 53k miles on it. While driving one day I started noticing that when I press the clutch pedal down and then release it, it starts to get stuck on the way back up. ...
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Why do cars accelerate when the clutch is in the friction zone? [duplicate]

When a manual transmission car is stopped on level ground, it is possible (for some cars) to make it start moving without using the gas pedal by putting it in gear and bringing the clutch to the ...
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How do I remove a motorcycle clutch cable that has no adjustment nut?

I am trying to remove the clutch cable on an old motorcycle. This has no mid-cable adjuster/tensioner. I've moved the nuts at the top of the lever as close to the lever as possible to make it loose, ...
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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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Clutch Peddle Pops Down When Barely Touched and Doesn't Return

My friend has a manual transmission 2000 Honda 1.6L iSR whose clutch peddle pops down at the slightest touch and doesn't return to the up position unless you pull it up. The clutch system is ...
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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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Stick shift - strong judder on pullaway

I learned to drive in a manual transmission car and have been driving them for years; while my clutch control is not perfect, I'm generally very good with it, except in my 1985 Supra. Often when ...
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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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Should I depress the clutch pedal when braking to a stop?

When coming to a stop, will depressing both the clutch and brake pedals cause any damage to the engine or transmission? Is there anything mechanically wrong with doing so?
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Towing a 72 Chevy pickup

I was towing my truck to the bodyshop on a car dolly. Somehow it slipped into reverse and I kept going until I noticed smoke coming from the towed truck. When I stopped to look at what was happening ...
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2003 F350 7.3L Superduty starts when clutch is depressed regardless of key position

When I depress the clutch on my 2003 7.3L diesel Superduty the starter motor engages and starts the engine. The starter also engages when I depress the clutch when the engine is running. This is a ...
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2-stoke motorcycle engine stops when shift to first gear

My Dt Lanza 230 has a problem, the engine idle is ok, but I when pull the clutch and shift into first gear, the engine stops. I mean,the engine idle is smooth, but the engine stops when I shift into ...
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Dropped Bike on Left Side and now It Won't Start if in Gear

My 2012 Honda CBR250RR dropped on its left side today. I tried to start it after, but it won't start unless I put it in neutral. I thought the side stand switch may be the problem, but even if I try ...
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am i supposed to use gas when i a shift gears on a manual? [closed]

I have a Chevy s-10 manual, I think the year is 2001? When i shift gears it usually jumps, should I be using gas while I push in the clutch or before I take my foot off the clutch? If so how much gas?
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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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My clutch only engages when it's almost completely out

My 2002 bmw 330xi clutch doesn't engage when it's all the way down. Instead, I have to release it almost all the way up before giving it gas. I'm not sure if it's the clutch or the cylinder.
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Why is my clutch not working properly?

1990 Toyota pickup 2x4. Once transmission warms up and you go to stop, when I push in the clutch it still moves as if the clutch is released. If you pump the clutch pedal a couple times it will ...
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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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Low Gears - “Clutch Bouncing off of Flywheel”

Not much to say - in first and second gear, car starts jerking violently when given any gas. The best association I can make is that it feels like the clutch is bouncing off of the flywheel, but that'...
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Is my clutch worn out?

I have Honda City i-detch 2014 India version. Symptoms: low pickup In third gear high RPM but very less pickup Gear shifting little hard Clutch paddle high than normal. I took my car to ...
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Possible Bad Pressure Control Sol. in my 4l30e?

I rebuild the 4l30e in my Isuzu Trooper recently. The transmission shifted great and everything seemed ok. Time went on with the trooper as my daily and everything continued well. I passed 1k miles ...
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Should you hold the clutch in if you slip the clutch too much during a launch?

We've all done it, slip the clutch too much during a hard launch. Happened to me yesterday, and there was a funky smell. My question is, to cool down the clutch and prolong it's life, should you ...
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Change gear without pressing the clutch when engine is off

Is it OK to change gear without pressing down the clutch when the engine is off? Does it damage or wear anything? Besides the general question, I also have a more specific question: When starting a ...
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Clutch problems in 5th gear

I'm having strange problem. While I drive my car in 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th gear, everything is fine and dandy. However, when I change my gear to 5th. Car runs perfectly BUT the clutch becomes so easy to ...
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Why can some cars pull up a hill with just the clutch?

Ultimately - I've been driving two cars - an old 2003 1.6l 4 door type affair, and a newer Vauxall Corsa 1l. Even on the smallest of inclines (hills) - the old 2003 car will stall if you lift the ...
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clutch makes noise and small vibration when disengaged

I recently bought a 1998 Kia Sportage. The previous owners said that the clutch was recently replaced, but I noticed after driving it for a while that when the engine speed is pretty high (around 4000-...
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Rattle sound at low speed in 1st and reverse

06 Solstice (it says "hi!"), manual transmission. I hear a pretty bad rattling sound when backing up or starting out in 1st gear. I haven't heard it in any other gear, and only at fairly low speed/...
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Chemical Like discharge from RE 350

My royal enfield 350 classic just had a service and I just noticed a weird Chemical like foam coming out of it. It has hardened now and settled on it. I have posted the photo below. Any help as to ...
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Clutch “catch” point has changed, along with distance needed to engage

I was headed home the other night, accelerating up to highway speeds, when suddenly I felt the clutch pedal completely change under me. It previously started to catch at about the 1/4 way release ...
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Need I press clutch pedal while starting my car in neutral?

As I know, clutch pressing and neutral gear both disengage the engine from wheels. So will it matter if I do not press the clutch if I start in neutral?
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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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Finding Hard To Find Parts – Clutch release fork for a 1995 Geo Tracker

The clutch release fork on my Tracker broke and I have not been able to find a replacement. I'm looking for help on identifying other models of cars that use the same part and, in general, ways of ...
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While releasing the clutch slowly in first gear it comes back loose suddenly. What could be wrong?

Before I ask the question a couple of things: I'm able to drive my car normally I'm driving the vehicle on a daily basis, taking it to work and then to back home again. The problem that I have is ...
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Clutch is soft after car sat for 2 weeks

I have a 2002 E39 BMW. I went for a 2 week vacation. After coming home, I found the clutch of the car to be completly soft, and a medium size oil (or more likely, brake fluid) leak under the car. I am ...
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Can I use clutch friction plates for a Triumph Street Triple from 2012 for a Triumph Street Triple from 2015

I bought a used Triumph Street Triple from 2015 and suspect the clutch friction plates are worn down. Before I open it up, I might as well buy the plates since they're not expensive and I found these ...
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RPM shoots up at full throttle Slipping Clutch?

2002 Subaru WRX 5 speed manual. Whenever I'm sitting around 2500RPM for example and I give the car full throttle, the RPMs will shoot up to about 5000 with hardly any acceleration and then fall back ...
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'97 Ford Ranger creeps forward while clutch pedal pressed down

I've got a '97 Ford Ranger 2.3L 2WD manual transmission. While my car is in gear and I push the clutch pedal down, there is still a little power going to the wheels. When I'm sitting at a red light, ...
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VW T5 8000 Miles Clutch Burnt Out

Recently my fathers VW Campervan registered Dec 2014 (Campervan Conversion) broke down in Belgium on his last campervan holiday with a clutch issue. The vehicle is owned from new and has a 3 year ...
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Grinding clutch

i have a 00' integra and i think the original clutch is still in it, 180,000km. when i have the car in gear there is a faint grinding sound. the same thing happens only more so when i engage the ...
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Is 'feeling' how gears down shift on automatic car indicate gearbox or clutch nearing it's end?

In my car (Cadillac CTS) gears used to shift seamlessly when not excessively accelerating, however recently I have noticed especially on lower gears when they are down shifting to actually 'feel' how ...
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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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Turning ignition off with clutch engaged, transmission in neutral

I was reading this question about regularly turning the engine off by dropping the clutch in first gear. This is fairly obviously a bad practice, and the answers give great reasons why, but it got me ...
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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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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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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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2012 Mazda3 shifts gears but won't move

My car was shifting fine. All of a sudden I attempted to slow down for traffic, depressed the clutch to downshift and nothing happened. Coasted to side road. Attempted to depress the clutch and I put ...
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A/C Clutch not Engaging on my Honda Civic?

I have a 2000 Honda Civic 1.6L iSR MTX that I bought recently and replaced the engine in. Haven't driven it much, but got the impression the A/C was not working so well. However, I took it on a long ...
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No pedal resistance in the clutch - 1998 Ford Ranger [closed]

i let someone use my truck that apparently did not no how to drive a stick and limped it home in 2nd gear by turning it off putting it in gear. Now there is no pedal resistance but with the clutch ...