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Old 09-20-2008, 09:48 AM   #1
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Question Is my clutch slipping?

Every now and then when I upshift and release the clutch, there is like a 0.5 sec delay when it feels like the car is engaged to the flywheel. This occurs mostly when going into 4th gear. The car will like surge ever so slightly until it gets contact on the flywheel. I am gently appling throttle into 4th....

It's not the CDV that's creating the problem- cause I don't have one.

I am the third owner; bought at 37,000 miles now with 88,000 miles. I know how to drive a stick - have been for 20 + years. My other car had over 153,000 miles on the original clutch.

Anybody experience this occasional slippage?

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Old 09-24-2008, 09:42 PM   #2
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:50 PM   #3
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dude, i get the same thing, sometimes between 2-3 and 3-4. I also have no CDV.

to me, it feels like my foot releases the clutch pedal faster than the fluid can flow through it's line to clamp the clutch on the flywheel. while my left foot thinks i've fully engaged the clutch, my right foot is trained to apply throttle... and it does this slightly premature to the clutch actually clamping the flywheel.

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Old 09-24-2008, 09:52 PM   #4
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try this....while cruising in like, third gear, stomp on the gas peddle. If Your engine surges without You building speed, then Your clutch is slipping
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:00 PM   #5
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I never though of that but though plausible, the 'slipping' happens even in casual shifts...


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dude, i get the same thing, sometimes between 2-3 and 3-4. I also have no CDV.

to me, it feels like my foot releases the clutch pedal faster than the fluid can flow through it's line to clamp the clutch on the flywheel. while my left foot thinks i've fully engaged the clutch, my right foot is trained to apply throttle... and it does this slightly premature to the clutch actually clamping the flywheel.

Sound about right?
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:00 PM   #6
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Thanks man, I will have to test it that way...


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try this....while cruising in like, third gear, stomp on the gas peddle. If Your engine surges without You building speed, then Your clutch is slipping
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:56 PM   #7
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:02 PM   #8
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i went to get a buyer's check for my car. The technician said he starts from 3rd gear and slowly release the clutch like usual, if the car moves without stalling thats how you know the clutch is slipping, not sure if the information is reliable though. My car had about 87k at that time, but he said clutch still pretty good but i'm pretty sure it new new one pretty soon...
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:14 PM   #9
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usually with our cars you will find the clutch to start slipping at higher gears like 4th and 5th, when you are pressing on the gas and the RPMs jump and your car is not accelerating you know your clutch is starting to slip. As more wear is applied to the clutch you will notice that your car will start to slip on lower gears like 1st and 2nd. I would recommend you get it changed ASAP if you are noticing this problems bc the dual head fly wheel in these cars is not cheap and cannot be re-surfaced .
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