6 Symptoms of a Slipping Clutch (They’ll Only Get Worse)

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Though automatic transmissions continue to grow in popularity, many motorists still enjoy the art of shifting gears, while traveling from Point-A to Point-B. For this reason, the manual transmission continues to retain a certain degree of popularity, even today. Under ideal circumstances, a manual transmission also tends to be quite hearty, lasting for years without … Read more

Riding the Clutch (Is It Really That Bad?)

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“Man, that footrest feels amazing,” your buddy says with a grin, driving your mint-condition 1969 Porsche 911. You continue observing the open road until the thought hits you “this car doesn’t have a footrest.” He was RIDING THE CLUTCH! Your heart stops. Imagine all the damage he could be doing! Fear not, dear reader, for … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Bad Throw-Out Bearing (& Replacement Cost)

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If your vehicle has a manual transmission (a rarity these days), you need to be able to operate a clutch pedal in addition to the brake and gas pedals. The clutch assembly (consisting of the pressure plate, clutch plate, flywheel, and throw-out bearing), connects the wheels to the engine of the vehicle. The clutch pedal … Read more

How to Adjust a Clutch Pedal (for the Right Amount of Free Play)

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There are fewer vehicles on the road each year with a manual transmission. Even that new $50k sports car likely only comes with a slush box or possibly a dual-clutch transmission. While more drivers prefer automatics and car manufacturers are offering less models with stick shifts, manual transmissions are still preferred by many due to … Read more