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when to change the clutch

Old 25-Nov-2005, 12:20 PM
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when to change the clutch

hey guys, I was wondering if someone can tell me when I need to change my clutch or when it's worn out. what are some signs I should look for which indicates that I need a new clutch?

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Old 25-Nov-2005, 01:33 PM
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slippage, which means that the rpms climb after releasing the clutch but the car doesnt go anywhere
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Old 25-Nov-2005, 03:22 PM
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When releasing the clutch you could hear a squeeling sound, almost as though you are doing a wussy burn out, but not really doing it.
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Old 26-Nov-2005, 05:01 AM
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normally youll notice a few things,

-clutch releases, assuming its a stock clutch, a lot lower to the floor board than usual
-slippage, as stated above, when you accelerate and the revs/rpms go up but the car does not accelerate properly.
-noises are hard to pick out usually its too late to hear poping or grinding (normally because of broken teeth on the pressure plate)
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I decided to replace mine based on mileage (185,000km), sound (sounded like i was chirping the tires first through fourth) and feel (clutch felt weak, and was not gripping consistant. one time it was fine, next it would not grab - slipping)

I replaced it with an Exedy OE clutch and huge improvement, i'm very happy i had it replaced. was done by Scott Newman
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