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Jul 13, 9:46am - #222721 
Burnt Clutch = Stranded Aaway from home

Just my luck eh?, I was on my way home from Ocean City, trying to make the best of my day, except for that it rained the entire day... and on my way home my clutch completely went out, in a smelly smoking glory. I was stuck 107 miles from home with a car that wouldn't move at all. MD Police offered no help whatsoever, they just made sure I was ok then drove away. Pigs... Anyways has this happened to anyone else around 80k miles? I don't drive the car hard and don't burn the clutch up, so I'm pretty sure it's not my driving wink Also 90% of time on the car is highway miles not stop-go traffic. This pissed me off more because I paid 364$ to have it towed to the dealer, and they said it wasn't covered by my warranty. I'm not very happy. I got a couple pics while I was stranded

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Jul 13, 9:46am - #222722 
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Jul 13, 9:47am - #222723 
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Jul 13, 9:48am - #222724 
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Jul 13, 9:49am - #222725 
Well the clutch wouldn't just GO ... it had to give some sign that it was slipping.

idunnoSucks about your situation though.

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Jul 13, 9:55am - #222726 
Yea...it gave me some indication, about 15min before that I started losing power and having extreme trouble accelerating...it was slow as hell(like a honda)

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Jul 13, 10:01am - #222727 
sucks dude spineyes

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Jul 13, 10:09am - #222728 
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Jul 13, 10:45am - #222729 
Yea you should of known that toyota would not cover the clucth. Its considered a "wear" item like tires and such. Yea gotta suck. My clucth is fine and at 68.9k.

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Jul 13, 10:49am - #222730 
Yea.. but they just certified the clutch was fine at 78k miles, So I'm gonna try and fight them on it, say I didnt blow it up in 2k miles

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Jul 15, 2:36am - #222731 
these pics look sad man. 80k is not bad i suppose. damn these cops, you should have called them for more help, they "to protect and to serve", not "to leave you alone on the side of the street".

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Jul 15, 8:05am - #222732 
Yea the conversation basically went like this, cop-"Do you have a cell phone to call someone on?",me-"Yes I do", cop-"Ok then, good luck...(drives away now), me-"F--k da police!!!"

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Jul 15, 9:11am - #222733 
yeah...I'm gonna change mine out at like 50,000 miles just to make sure, and I'll probably do the fidanza flywheel when I do it too

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Jul 15, 1:09pm - #222734 
u took them pics with ur cell phone didn't u? ..how long did you have to wait??...sux in ur situation..my clutch burned out 2 1/2 wks after i got the car..bastard dealer said it was ok when they inspected it, they cover half the fee which is 500..bastard..Good luck trying to fight back..threaten to write a letter to Toyota, they'll get in big azz trouble if you write a letter..hehe..i did that..i pissed the used car sale manager off for that..fucker pissed me off that's y...haha..


Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Jul 15, 1:13pm - #222735 
yeah, toyota repremands dealers pretty severly if they hear about shifty service

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Jul 15, 1:27pm - #222736 
be prepare to write a letter if they try to bs or screw you ovr..


Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Jul 15, 3:21pm - #222737 
Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
u took them pics with ur cell phone didn't u? ..how long did you have to wait??...sux in ur situation..my clutch burned out 2 1/2 wks after i got the car..bastard dealer said it was ok when they inspected it, they cover half the fee which is 500..bastard..Good luck trying to fight back..threaten to write a letter to Toyota, they'll get in big azz trouble if you write a letter..hehe..i did that..i pissed the used car sale manager off for that..fucker pissed me off that's y...haha..


My dig camera actually, have to size em down though. i had to wait 4 hrs in the rain, and have it towed from ocean city to baltimore, im trying to get them to cover the reapair of like 1000$+, they said they might if i pay the tow fee, 364 v.s. 1000+ im willing to do

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Jul 15, 3:31pm - #222738 
MD police = teh suck


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Jul 15, 3:37pm - #222739 
Originally Posted by MxReb0
MD police = teh suck


Word.

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Jul 15, 4:32pm - #222740 
Originally Posted by sickcelica696
...it was slow as hell(like a honda)



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My lugnuts require more torque than my Honda produces.
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Jul 15, 5:35pm - #222741 
"My lugnuts require more torque than my Honda produces."

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Jul 16, 9:47am - #222742 
well if you had to pay for the tow fee at that price, fuck i'd do it..shit i had to pay 500..300for ACT clutch i brought in and 200 left to pay them..Well good luck with everything..let us know how it turn out


Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Jul 16, 9:55am - #222743 
i think i might have a similar problem, when i start my car and reverse out of my drive its fine a bit but on my 1st acceleration i hit 2.8 RPMs then when i start moving forward the RPMs stick at 2-4 then i gotta floor the car in 1st gear until it unsticks, anyone know what that is?

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Jul 16, 11:19am - #222744 
Plus insurance should cover the towing fees, i would assume. my friend just had an even worse weekend, went to the keys ( the boonies ) and his tire completely blew off, on a bridge between 2 keys, so he drove almost a mile on his rim, he's got some white Motegi 7 spokes I belive, and he parked his car on some nature walk thing. his friend called him a few days later saying his car had orange stickers on it and looked liek it was going ot be towed, went down there yesterday w/ 2 new tires to replace the one that was on it's threads and the blown tire and he's got lock nuts. found out his car was broken into and his surfboard, skateboard, CD book, tent and amp were stolen from his car and his passenger window was broken and you know what else... his lock nut wrench was stolen too.. WHO THE FUCK STEALS A WRENCH!? anyways so he had to get the car towed and his insurance is covering it, and his broken window. but that definately sucks, cus down in the keys, there are NO signs of life ANYWHERE!!! the closest towing company for him was like 30 miles south of where he was, and he wanted to go north. thumbsdown

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Jul 16, 12:43pm - #222745 
y would you leave ur car somewhere for a few day?? that's a def. sign of no good can come out of it...sorry to hear about ur friend..


Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Jul 16, 1:26pm - #222746 
seriously,when you abandon a car you take everything out, its more painful to have it all stolen then to reinstall stuff

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Jul 16, 6:47pm - #222747 
well dude, we live about 3 1/2 hrs away from the keys, the keys is like north dakota, there isn't a sign of civilization for miles in any direction, plus the car that we picked him up in, was a CLK Mercedes roadster, that thing is tiny, no way you can fit all his shit in there.

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