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Old 10-08-2009, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Clutch Issues. Is it serious?

i burned my clutch a little bit today while testing the acceleration of my car.... the smell was pretty bad... gears seem to go in and out fine... my question is if i blew out my input/output transmission bearings would my engine light come on? or any light?
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Your check engine light wouldn't come on if you had a transmission problem. The fact that your clutch slipped so bad as to cause a smell is a problem within itself.
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shouldn't be a big deal, just don't make a habit of slipping your clutch. if you need a clutch replacement then do it. if you wait too long, with constant slipping you will heat your flywheel too much causing it to crack. getting a flywheel machined isn't expensive, buying a new one is
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yeah, but i would take oppurtuninty to install a nice stage 2 clutch with lightweight flywheel...

that would be expensive though...
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I never understood how people burn their clutch.

Don't make a habit out of it man; clutch replacements are neither cheap nor easy. Unless it's slipping under normal driving now, take it easy on it for a few days and you'll be fine.
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If this is the only time you have slipped you clutch in this way, you will be fine. Just don't make a habit of it or you will end up on the side of the road with a burnt up clutch.
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