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Old 01-27-2010, 09:16 AM
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Default Clutch problem, 94' 4 spd

First things first, I did a some searching around on here and google and couldn't really find the right answer. I could just be misunderstanding what a clutch slipping is, but here is my problem.

When i start from a dead stop, it feels as though when i release the clutch its taking about the same amount of gas as if I were trying to start from second from a dead stop. My tachometer is non functioning so I cant tell 100%, but I dont hear any over revving at all. Same goes for when i shift up to the next gear, it just feels really heavy.

What i think is happening, just off feel, is that when the clutch and flywheel are coming together its almost as if its taking a lot more power to get the clutch (and tranny) going with the flywheel. Any idea what this means? Another thing i noticed is that when i push the clutch in to make an upshift, i feel the truck loses speed quickly, and when im in gear and back off the clutch it again feels heavy. Lastly, I know there is some type of wear going on as when i turn the truck off and step out there is an odour(this has happened the last 2 days).

I checked my clutch fluid when i got to school this morning and it was very low,if not empty, so I will purchase some fluid after class and fill it to see what happens. Any other help would be appreciated.. I really hope i dont need a clutch job!

Chris
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:29 AM
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Also, just to be clear up and down shifting is fine. No grinding, clicking, or any noises. Its actually fairly smooth for a 16 year old vehicle.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:22 AM
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So i figured out the problem. It wasnt the clutch heh. Turns out my park brake was seizing up on one wheel, and it finally seized up completely and is now sitting in a parking lot. Awesome.
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