Toyota Celica - Potential near future clutch failure - Dazl1212

Car wouldn't go into gear. Turned ignition off , restarted and it went into gear fine but felt a bit stiff changing gear. Drove OK home after a couple of minutes. Seems fine now, did a few tests drove slowly in third and accelerated fine, no slipping.

Started car in fifth and it stalled. So clutch seems ok just based on those tests.

Could it be a random event and nothing to worry about? Its a Toyota Celica 1.8vvti had it a month but the guy i bought it off said it hadn't been used at all fo few months.

Edited by Dazl1212 on 31/10/2017 at 22:44

Toyota Celica - Potential near future clutch failure - Big John

A dragging clutch shows up initially in first and reverse

A slipping clutch shows up first in top gear (5th?). To test drive on a clear road at about 30mph . In top gear briefly dip the clutch and release whilst flooring the throttle. If clutch is good revs should drop back into line straight away

Toyota Celica - Potential near future clutch failure - Dazl1212

Hi thanks for the reply. I've not had it slip since and tried the test you kindly described and it worked as it should. I have driven about 15 miles today without issue.

Maybe just an isolated incident.

 

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