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How can you tell when a clutch is ready to give up ????

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Re: Clutch

It slips when you accelerate or take on hills ....

Gets really difficult to release (gears crunch) ....

Make a really awful noise .....
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Re: Clutch

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How can you tell when a clutch is ready to give up ????

Sit in car with handbrake fully on.

Put heel of right foot firmly on brake pedal but be prepared to use toe to push acclerator whilst still continuing to maintain pressure with said heel.

Start engine.

Press clutch and put into third gear.

Increase engine revs to about 3000 (with toe of right foot) and evenly release clutch whilst holding down brake (right heel).

If engine stalls immediately - clutch ok.

If engine continues to run (however slowly) but car does not move - clutch gone.

Anything in between - clutch on the way out.

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