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Old 04-06-2008, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is my clutch dead?

Ok, so this one is a little different for me. My clutch is not slipping, it engages well, the issue I am having is when I push the clutch in to switch gears, the rpms stay up and slowly come down. It's like it is not disengaging completely. Anyone ever have this problem, and doe this mean my clutch is going or something else? Thanks!
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Old 04-06-2008, 07:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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try bleeding your clutch's hydrolic system..... also check your brake fluid level to....
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that's normal on cars with drive-by-wire throttle ... manufacturers make the cars do that in order to make the gearchanges smooth and also something to do with reducing emissions or something ... google "rpm hang" or something.
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that's normal on cars with drive-by-wire throttle ... manufacturers make the cars do that in order to make the gearchanges smooth and also something to do with reducing emissions or something ... google "rpm hang" or something.


Even though it just started doing it?
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Thanks for the info! You'll never guess what the problem was. After searching on the internet for 5 or so hours trying to see if there was something easy to check, I finally found something I thought I could check. I started looking and realized man that floor mat looks crumpled by that gas padel. hmmmmmmmmm...I moved it to it's normal position, took a spin, and everything is perfect again! YAY!!!!!!!!! HAPPY ENDINGS ARE GOOD UNTIL YOU REALIZE HOW BIG OF A MORON YOU ARE FOR NOT CHECKING THAT FIRST!

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lol we all have are moments of genusness lol glad to hear it was that simple!
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Oh yeah. CHeck the mat... oh, you did that already....
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