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Old 01-23-2014, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default Is there a way to test if the clutch is worn out?

My friend is going to look at a 95 SL2 5 speed with 125k. Is there a test to determine if the clutch is worn out? Like putting the car in 4th or 5th gear?

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Old 01-23-2014, 10:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Is there a way to test if the clutch is worn out?

gas it good at 55 to 60mph if it slips constantly there its prob bad

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Old 01-23-2014, 10:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: Is there a way to test if the clutch is worn out?

Put the car into 2nd gear and apply the Park Brake, Dump the clutch it should stall instantly if the clutch is good, If the engine does not die out right away or even in worse cases continues to idle with the clutch engaged the clutch is bad.

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Default Re: Is there a way to test if the clutch is worn out?

WOT, 5th gear, ~55MPH, hills. Any slippage indicates a problem.

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Default Re: Is there a way to test if the clutch is worn out?

Since it's not his car yet....

Select 2nd gear from a standstill.

Floor it and let it bounce off the rev limiter for a couple seconds to scare the crap out of the current owner.

Dump the clutch.

Note any slip.




Usually the WOT in a higher gear will find the slip if it's there. Uphill is even better if you have a steep hill.

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What does WOT stand for?

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Default Re: Is there a way to test if the clutch is worn out?

Wide Open Throttle. The PCM (Powertrain Control Module) greatly enriches the mixture and you produce max torque at WOT.

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Wot= wide open throttle.....

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