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My clutch needs help

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by jastunna1987, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. jastunna1987

    jastunna1987 Member

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    About 3 weeks ago, my clutch started slipping a little bit, i didnt think too much of it at the time. One time on the highway, i could only go upto 60mph...I could go faster, but i'd be red lining my engine in order to get it going. Recently, it started slipping really bad, i'd have to rev the engine to 4k RPM to get it going from a stop. I noticed however, on cold days, the clutch works great. But when i run the car for a long time, or let it sit to warm up, the clutch is gone. One time, i was just messing around, to see if the temperature had anything to do with it, i surrounded the clutch master cylender and resevoir with snow, and it helped a lot, it didnt slip for a few days, until it all melted because I left the car in my garage.

    Later, i let my car run while I was in my friends house for about 10 minutes, we came out, put it in reverse, and let the clutch up...all the car did was sat and revved while I was giving it gas. We popped the hood, and let the car sit for about 45 minutes, and the clutch worked...but slipped pretty bad.

    I just replaced the slave cylender about 3,000 miles ago. I made sure to bleed the lines really good. So is it my clutch or master cylender going out? I still have nice pressure when i press the clutch pedal down..it's just the clutch isnt "gripping" sometimes when I let it up. I noticed it only does that on warm days, or if the engine has been running for a while.

    I bought the car used, and I'm not sure when the clutch has been replaced last...and I dont really have $250 for a new clutch...so im just hoping its the master cylender. There is 168,000 on the chassis, and about 80,000 on the engine.

    Oh yea, when the clutch isn't "gripping" i can come to a complete stop in 1st gear w/o the car stauling, and in order for me to get goin, i let the clutch pedal up all the way, and i just have to rev the engine up high before it starts to catch and get going...I dont know if that helps.
     
  2. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    it's defenitly your clutch, i don't know what car you have but a clutch shouldn't cost $250. I also didn't read you're whole post.

    A stock clutch should only be $90-150, plus 4-5 hours of labor. Depending on your situation, it may end up costing you 500+ if you don't know how to do it yourself. Check ebay, they have some great deals on clutches, valeo (I think that's the stock brand) is perfectly fine for a stock car. Exedy is my favorite, but it's a little more expensive.
     
  3. Citizen_Insane

    Citizen_Insane Senior Member

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    Doing a clutch is really easy, you should be able to do it yourself with the help of a friend. If you want directions pm me or buy a helms manual @ http://helminc.com .
     
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