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Today: Where's the Leak?

07.08.2014
Matthew's '92 Honda Civic is leaking fluids. His grandfather, who gave him the car, has already had the clutch master and slave cylinders replaced, and has enlisted Tom and Ray to help him find this leak. Find out what they recommend, right here. 

Today: Still Not OK to Overuse the Clutch.

12.24.2013
Joe's a self-proclaimed old-timer who's driven manuals his whole life, always taking care never to keep the clutch depressed at stoplights. Now he has a newish Mini Cooper and he's wondering if the wisdom is still true. Tom and Ray say nothing's changed and he should keep up the good work. Find out how this will prolong the life of both the clutch and the release bearing, right here. 

Is There A Doctor In The House?

08.20.2013
Jill's manual transmission Celica is a pain in the back. She wants to adjust the clutch so that it's easier to manage with her sciatica. Read Tom and Ray's car advice, plus their unsolicited and unvetted medical opinions, right here. 

God Save the Clutch

03.11.2013
Tesa has been driving stick for years but still harbors traumatic memories of learning to drive with her dad. She recently moved back to her home town and her dad thinks he's still obligated to remind her not to ride the clutch (which she wasn't doing anyway, thank you very much.) Is her dad right, or is he just being a pain in the tuchus? Find out what Tom and Ray think.

Why Can't Trudy Adjust Her Clutch?

08.06.2012
Trudy went in to have her clutch adjusted but her mechanic said it wasn't possible on her 2007 Toyota Matrix. Tom and Ray explain that most new clutches are "self-adjusting". Find out more about these hydraulic, self-adjusting clutches right here.  

Another Clutch Bites the Dust in Mark's Kia

04.24.2012
Mark's Kia has burned through three clutches in eight months. Mark swears he knows how to drive. Is there something wrong with his car?

Is a vehicle easier to start with your foot pressing the clutch?

09.01.2010
I am a college student who loves anything mechanical, and I work on a local farm to earn a little extra money. My boss likes to keep costs down, and that includes maintenance on tractors. That being said, none of...

Is keeping your clutch pressed in such a bad idea? Find out.

11.01.2009
A friend of mine at work and I have a disagreement regarding using the clutch on a standard-shift car. He says that keeping the clutch pressed in will wear out the throw-out bearing, and I say it won't. For example...

Finding the source of an elusive clutch fluid leak...

06.01.1989
MY DAUGHTER'S S BLAZER HAS A STANDARD TRANSMISSION IT STARTED LOSING CLUTCH FLUID REGULARLY ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO NO ONE HAS FOUND ANY EVIDENCE OF A LEAK SHE THINKS I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT CARS IF YOU COULD...


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