Q: Clutch/gearbox oil 2013 Chevrolet Spark

asked by on December 30, 2016

My manual Spark sometimes feel/sounds like it "slip" (actually longer sound/feel than just "slip") in 3rd, 4th or 5th gear. it nearly sounds/feel like when an automatic car is busy changing to another gear. SOmetimes it does and other times not. I think it happens more when there's a slight hill. Is there any clutch/ gearbox oil that need to be changed/checked at +- 100,000 km?

My car has 102000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there - your Spark clutch is a "dry" clutch, which is to say oil/grease are the last thing you want near the clutch friction surface. It does sound like yours is slipping, and may have gotten engine oil or transmission gear lube on the clutch via a leaking oil seal. I would recommend a clutch inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, confirm this diagnosis, and give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Guage, fuel and thermostat needles moving very fast

You may have a connection that is getting corroded and is causing intermittent connection problems. If the problem happens again then have the connection to the dashboard cluster disconnected and then add dielectric lube to connection and pins. At the...

Oil Pressure Issues

The PCV system on this engine is incorporated into the air filter housing and has no serviceable parts. If there is excessive oil in the air filter housing then the entire housing would need to be replaced as an assembly....

How to tighten the emergency brake cable

Your vehicle has a self adjusting parking/emergency brake system. Consequently, if the brake is not properly applying and holding, it might be necessary to adjust the rear brakes to obtain the proper tension in the system. Adjustments require a bit...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Chevrolet Spark
The The Chevy Spark nimbly walks the line between being functional and being totally adorable. In the spirit of mini cars past like the Ford Festiva and the Yugo, this spritely little creation offers improved safety combined with the tech...
How Long Does a Fan Clutch Last?
One One of the most important parts within the cooling system of your vehicle is the fan clutch. It’s not a part that comes up often, as it’s usually pretty consistent. However, if this part should stop working the entire...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Cadillac XTS
There’s There’s no denying that the former king of luxury, quality, and name prestige in the American automobile market has suffered from a case of getting lost in the crowd in recent years. Their efforts at a comeback, however, seem...