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Old 03-03-2008, 06:33 PM   #1
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Default Failing clutch?

99 SL2 108K 5-speed.

I'm pretty sure I'm feeling the clutch slip. I've never had a clutch fail before so I'll admit I'm not totally sure what to look for.

First, second, fourth, and fifth gears all seem to be slipping. Third gear slips but not quite as bad.

In addition to that, I pulled over at a gas station after a 50 mile drive home from work. I popped the hood to check the oil and I saw smoke/steam coming from between the battery and the head. I could also smell something. It was almost like burned rubber but A LOT worse.

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Default Re: Failing clutch?

When a clutch is slipping, it's just like when you haven't let the pedal out all the way when you're taking off from a start. The revs will rise out of proportion to the acceleration of the car.

And that sounds like the smell of burnt clutch too.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:22 AM   #3
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GREEATTTT........

Now I have yet another project to tackle (which I have NO time for).
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