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Old 05-18-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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Troubles taking off in first gear

So I've driven a few other manuals before, but this one has definitely been the hardest to take off with.

The issue is when I start putting gas on it as I let out on the clutch, if I don't put enough the rpms drop to like 500 then go back up anthem the clutch starts to catch. The only way to get around this that I have found is to rev the engine to like 1250-1500 before I start letting out on the clutch. Is this normal?
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So I've driven a few other manuals before, but this one has definitely been the hardest to take off with.

The issue is when I start putting gas on it as I let out on the clutch, if I don't put enough the rpms drop to like 500 then go back up anthem the clutch starts to catch. The only way to get around this that I have found is to rev the engine to like 1250-1500 before I start letting out on the clutch. Is this normal?
That happens to me in my 01, but I don't know how the clutch is like in the 05, I don't have a hydraulic clutch (which I personally like). You probably just need to learn the clutch. Between my dads corvette and my mustang I actually like my clutch a lot better.

Maybe someone else has some other insight.
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I don't believe I had that problem in my 05. I know if I didnt give it enough gas it would buck like crazy. How many miles are on it?
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88000 miles, I was thinking maybe the hydraulic clutch fluid, but I don't know how to check that.

I've done the speed check on the clutch (low speed high gear) and the clutch was fine.

I don't think it's a matter of getting used to it, as I've been driving it as my daily for about 3 months now.
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Mine is the same way. Made me feel like a complete newb when I first got the car. Stalling at lights and such. Lol. I learned how to drive in a manual. Recently, I drove a '13 5 litre and the hydraulic clutch seemed alot smoother. I like the feel of ours though. Don't worry. With time, you will master it.
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Alright, we'll is it bad to rev the engine up a little to take off? Am I putting significant wear on the clutch by taking off at 1250-1500?
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I have been waiting for the clutch to start engaging before giving it any gas. Go find a level parking lot and practice slowly letting out the clutch without touching the gas pedal. This will give you a feel for where the clutch is engaging the flywheel.
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Alright, we'll is it bad to rev the engine up a little to take off? Am I putting significant wear on the clutch by taking off at 1250-1500?
Thats usually where i rev it up to, just let it out a little quicker the more gas you give it.
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Does it let out high or low is the pedal hard to push because it could be the clutch could be the slave cylinder causing the problem
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The clutch is pretty stiff, and it lets out really soon after pushing in, so really high?
How hard is it to replace the slave cylinder?
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If its really high that's good but if its really stiff like your pushing down pretty damn hard than its the slave cylinder it's a ***** and you have to drop the trans to get to it
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How stuff is too stiff? It's still manageable
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How stiff is too stiff?
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When you put your foot on it should go to where it's about to engage with just the weight of your foot and slight pressure should engage it what year is your car and how many miles?
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The '05 clutch pedals are long and stiff (TWSS). Try slipping the clutch a little more.
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The issue is that when I slip it the revs bounce around, they go high, then low then high then it usually ends low because I feel bad for my clutch so I just let it go.
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Clutches can take a bigger beating than most people think. Mine has 140k on it and it still works perfect.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:14 AM   #18
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Yeah they take a beating but if you let it slip to much is going to start slipping when you accelerate because ridding the clutch means the clutch is half engaged and not so its scrapping against the flywheel and leaving a weird film on it after a while I know this because I learned it the hard way at 17
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