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    Strange Clutch Slippage

    The stealth has been sitting for a while so i took her out today and i noticed some extremely noticeable slipping in the clutch. I thought this was odd since there hasn't even been any signs of wear/slipping in the past. Now, today, its a whole different story.
    I took the car to get it's oil changed due to snow here, and now this...

    I'm just wondering if there are any other causes to a slipping clutch other than a worn down one. Or if this is normal for a car that has been sitting for about a month?

    Thanks for any response

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    A leaking rear crank seal can cause a clutch to slip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    A leaking rear crank seal can cause a clutch to slip.
    It would have to be a super severe leak to even get on the disk.

    Check pedal free play and adjust if necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Default View Post
    I'm just wondering if there are any other causes to a slipping clutch other than a worn down one. Or if this is normal for a car that has been sitting for about a month?
    A worn out clutch will slip a little at first and then a little more and a little more until it gets really annoying.

    Your probable problem is what Stealthee suggested. For some reason our hydraulic clutches are finicky and need more than typical attention.

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    Make sure that there is nothing hindering the full return of the pedal to its topmost position. The pedal should feel smooth all the way down and back up without any binding. Hopefully nothing got rusty while it was sitting but not really likely. Also make sure there is free play of about 1/2" at least at the top.

    See the thread "Clutch master cylinder adjustment" by Rx79394 and you will find a video on that adjustment.

    Good luck.

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