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Car Revving When In Gear ? Clutch Engaging Without Pressing It ?

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#1 lilrinsa



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Posted 03 June 2011 - 11:24 PM

when driving car car revs like its slipped out of gear then goes fine again whats the problem please help 1.8 zetec 2000

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#2 H3lly


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 11:51 PM

Could be a slipping clutch.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 05:39 AM

As said above, clutch slipping, on it's way out.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 01:56 PM

Put your clutch under load by accelerating briskly whilst in 4th gear uphill. Does it feel like the engine is revving faster than you're accelerating? If so, then clutch is slipping.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 03:54 PM

The other option is try to bite the clutch, does it take longer than usual to lift the nose of the car? A good clutch should start to lunge forward, a bad clutch would struggle.

Other than that, the old test of heel on accelerator, toes firmly on the gas and just drop the clutch - does the engine stall, or do you get a horrible smell of poor clutch?

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