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samir221
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samir221 Aug 13, 10:26pm - #248544 
2002 silver Toyota Celica GT
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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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orlando fl
clutch question

hi guys how are you doing?? can anybody tell me how will you know if your clutch is wearing out or not? is it time to be changed or not??/ mine feels kind of weird, i don't know if it's just me but it feels a little bit lighter than usual. also the clutch pedal does a weird sound whenever pushed( squeel) so i don't know if it needs to be greased or what?? please if anybody has the same problem let me know what i'm supposed to do. thanks
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slidr
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slidr Aug 13, 11:14pm - #248545 

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The sound that the pedal makes doesn't mean that your clutch is worn or needs to be replaced.

A good way to check is to park the car and put your e-brake up. Rev to a few thousand RPM's and sorta dump the clutch. If you feel the car jerk, then that means that the clutch is ok, and that it is grabbing. If it burns, then it may need to be replaced.

Also, while shifting at high RPM's, when your clutch engages, look to see if your RPM's drop, stay the same, or rise too fast.

If they drop, then your clutch is slow to engage, and it may be very worn. If your RPM's seem to catch, or stay the same, then you should be fine. If your RPM go sky high at any point, without your car accelerating much, then that means that your clutch is so worn that it can't grip under certain applications.

The stock clutch is usually good for around 75k miles.

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samir221
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samir221 Aug 13, 11:21pm - #248546 
2002 silver Toyota Celica GT
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thanks man. depending on what you said my clutch is fine. i don't think it needs to be changed at least for the moment. what about the squeeky pedal. what will i need to do to stop that anoying noise. thanks again.
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