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Mechanical Risks to slipping clutch?

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Runn0r, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Feb 15, 2013 at 7:59 AM
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    Runn0r

    Runn0r [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,

    If my clutch is slipping, and I continue driving it... what could it damage other than the flywheel? What are the mechanical risks or potential damage to driving a truck with a slipping clutch other than a worn flywheel? Any advice appreciated.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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    i'm not a mechanic but i'd wager the following hypotheses:

    slipping clutch:

    1) generates excessive heat, ...not good for clutch fluid, ..tranny...

    2) clutch fluid doesn't work good if hot...

    3) clutch disk could fail, break apart, ...potential hazard for occupant..

    ...i'm sure some folks continue to drive around if they have a slipping clutch, ...but if it's bad, i'd err on getting it replaced... it won't get any better... ;)
     
  3. Feb 15, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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    Youll warp the flywheel, too much heat and it wont be machinable. As mentioned, ur disc and pressure plate could split apart and damage parts in the bellhousing. I dont think youll harm the internal transmission from it. I could be wrong.
    Are you certain its the clutch itself? Air in the clutch line could cause slipping as well.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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    Yeah pretty sure its a (LUK) clutch, definitely slipping. I just bought the truck from a dealer 166 miles away. I've left the truck parked for a few weeks and now after calling them back and raising hell about it, they are sending someone in a rental car to pick up the truck and drive it 166 miles back to the dealer for repair. The clutch will engage, but if you try and pass someone in 5th gear normally it will slip, or on hills. I just wanted to make sure I cover my ass for letting them drive it 166 miles in this condition. They did say they would replace the flywheel if its damaged. I guess we will see what happens!
     
  5. Feb 16, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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    wait, is this a new truck?
     
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