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    How do you tell if your clutch is goin out?

    My tranny is grindin when I downshift to 1st with the clutch to the floor. Sometimes goin from 4th to 2nd it ground a couple times, but its never done it 3rd to 2nd.

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    Could be the synchros in the tranny. When you downshift into first are you still moving when it grinds? If so how fast?

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    maybe 20-25mph at the most 30 but I dont think I was goin that fast.

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    I don't know dude, I always got the impression that it was bad to downshift into first unless your hardly moving at all. I would stop doing that. If you clutch isn't fully disengaging then it may cause this. but since it's only in particular gears it's your tranny...

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    Ok, I'll do that

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    find a hill, put your car in 6th gear around 60-70 MPH, then punch it as you are going up the hill... if your RPMs shoot up then come back down, then you start to gain speed--your clutch is about shot.
    That is the quickest and easiest way to tell if your clutch is slipping.

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    cool, I'll try that next week thanks, I got the car in the shop this week gettin a new power steering pump and gettin the brakes turned

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    thanks I was wondering the same thing, I was thinking that my clutch was about to go since there is 108k mi on the origianal one I would assume.

    My car has just been starting to "slip" like that only it does it in almost every gear if you punch it. I was wondering if it could be some sort of problem with the linkage?

    It also pops out of gear occasionally, especially 4th. But I figured it was a clutch and I have plans to replace it next Friday if it will last that long.

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