Tag: clutches

60 Posts

Dec 01, 1997

Is using the clutch to hold my car on the hills burning it up?

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Please help me settle a little dispute I have been having with my gorgeous bride for some time It is the only blemish on an otherwise perfect marriage She insists that using the clutch to hold a car on a...

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Aug 01, 1997

A clutch release bearings salesman takes issue with Tom & Ray's clutch driving advice.

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OK guys it's time for both of you to sign up for Clutch and I just read your response to Susan You told her to leave her transmission in Neutral and her foot off the clutch pedal when stopped at...

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May 01, 1997

Trouble downshifting? Could be the torque converter clutch.

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Hill Fla where most of us drivers are over they sometimes call this God's Waiting Room I've enjoyed reading your responses to other people's problems for years and now it's my turn My Buick Century blue with sun-and-car-wash-damaged paint has...

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Jan 01, 1997

I was taught to downshift a manual transmission while slowing down. What do you recommend these days?

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My husband recently bought me a Saturn SC with a five-speed manual transmission Because I haven't driven a stick shift car in years I asked my daughter -- who also drives a Saturn stick shift -- for some advice Years...

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Dec 01, 1996

Is the clutch pedal really unnecessary when shifting?!

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Ranger that I use for delivering this newspaper I often allow my friend Vinnie to drive it I noticed that he does not use the clutch pedal when he drives He says that it is unnecessary When I asked some...

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Jun 01, 1996

The definitive clutch-slipping test.

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My wife and I were driving across the country on a concert tour about five years ago in our VW Golf Starting uphill at a traffic light the clutch made a whining sound while she released the clutch pedal When...

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Sep 01, 1995

Was this burned out clutch caused by its foreign moniker or by towing a boat?

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It was very reassuring to learn from your booklet Ten Ways You May Be Ruining Your Car Without Even Knowing It that I'm doing a lot of the right things to keep my car in good condition I hope you...

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Aug 01, 1995

Tell me it's not normal for a Suburu clutch to wear out every 26k miles!

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The clutch had to be replaced on our Subaru Legacy Wagon at miles My husband and I each have more than years of experience driving with a clutch and our other three cars had original clutches at over miles The...

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Jan 01, 1995

Will I wear out my clutch by keeping the car in gear at a stop light?

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My husband and I have an ongoing argument about the clutch in his truck He says that it is bad to have your foot on the clutch when the truck is at a total standstill and that it will wear...

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Sep 01, 1994

I have a Nissan Sentra with miles on it It...

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I have a Nissan Sentra with miles on it It has been trouble free until this summer You normally have to depress the clutch before you turn the ignition switch to start the engine But lately especially on hot days...

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