Long story short:
My shifting was getting stiffer over the course of two weeks. I
suspected my clutch. A local shop took it for a test drive, and said
the clutch needed replacing. After replacing it, it turned out that
the shifting problems were due to the transmission, which was
replaced. Now the shifting is fine. The shop manager said the clutch
was definitely dead, and he knew it was because the clutch was
slipping. This was not my experience. He did show me the clutch
briefly (At least I assume it was my removed clutch...) and the cluch
surface was worn down all the way to the brass studs. I don't know
much- I just need to double check. Does this mean the clutch was
toast? Or could it be worn to the brass studs and still have life in
On 6 May 2004 21:36:41 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (ant) wrote:
He,he,he he's probably replaced _that_ clutch 100 times over
with 100 different customers.
Actually though, if you have the transmission out and have more
than 50K miles on the clutch, you might as well replace it.
You shouldn't pay the remove/install tranny labor twice though.
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