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!