Tag: clutches

60 Posts

May 01, 2000

Are manual transmissions generally more reliable than automatics?

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My wife and I are in the market for a new Toyota My wife insists on getting a manual transmission over an automatic She believes that automatics are more prone to breakage What's the deal Are automatic transmissions more or...

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Nov 01, 1999

How long can one reasonably expect a manual transmission to last these days?

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How long can one reasonably expect a manual transmission to last these days I drive a Volvo wagon At miles I had my First and Second gear synchros replaced by Volvo at no charge Then miles later I had the...

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Jun 01, 1999

How fast can I go in reverse before doing some damage?

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For the past three years I've been living in the bush in Africa as an Emergency Relief Coordinator I generally travel in a Toyota Landcruiser and I have a couple of questions First if I get caught in an ambush...

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Apr 01, 1999

That "300 clicks per minute" sound you hear is your clutch trying to get your attention.

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I have a Ford Ranger pickup with miles on it About six months ago it started making a rapid ticking tapping sound at the rate of about ticks per minute It happens all the time regardless of whether or not...

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Feb 01, 1999

The ideal way to park a manual transmission at a stop light.

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My wife won't let me drive her car until I drive the way she does Her ' Contour is a five speed When she is at a red light one foot is on the clutch the other is on the...

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Nov 01, 1998

I've got a lot of play in my clutch pedal which changes according to temperature.

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I'm driving a Nissan x pickup four-cylinder with roughly miles on it Recently I've noticed that the clutch pedal has excessive play I adjusted the pedal but found to my surprise that early in the morning when it's cool out...

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Jul 01, 1998

Help me convert my sweetheart from a two-footed driver to a "proper" driver.

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I am the proud owner of a Subaru Legacy Wagon and have been the sole driver of this car until recently for percent of its miles Obviously the key words here are until recently For the past year and a...

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Apr 01, 1998

Teaching your mother-in-law how to drive a stick will be harder on more than just your clutch.

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I have a situation on my hands that I thought might tickle your funny bone My mother-in-law is coming to visit and stay with my husband and me for a long weekend During her visit she wants me to teach...

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Mar 01, 1998

If your local mechanic has already replaced two clutches, it's time to let the dealer have a crack.

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Unless you can give me an answer to my problem I may need to sell my car on a cold morning in the dead of winter I have a Nissan SX with a five-speed transmission When I first start the...

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Feb 01, 1998

Here's hoping it's a broken fan clutch...and not a cracked head.

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I own a Pontiac Grand Am with a V engine This engine was rebuilt professionally several years and miles ago Last month the water pump came apart Apparently the ball bearings just started rolling out along with a big gush...

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