Q: Clutch out in car

asked by on

I think my clutch is out in my car. How can I tell if it is?

The clutch will typically last about 150,000 miles. When the clutch is bad you may have a problem putting the car in gear or when you drive you may feel the clutch slip. A good way to tell if the clutch is about to fail is to drive the car down the road and when you get to third gear leave your foot on the gas a little and engage the clutch and release it. It should not slip at all. If there is slippage then your clutch is bad.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Clutch out in car

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

Q: Replaced downstream o2 sensor, check engine light related to that sensor. What do i do?

Claimed by John Hege

Q: i had my complete brake system replaced. vacyum booster wheel sensors traction contril module master cylinder rotors and pads. ye

It sounds like you may be having an issue with your transmission rather than an issue with your break. I would recommend having your transmission inspected by a qualified professional in order to determine the exact cause of this issue....

Q: tube to maf was off replaced drove 15 miles today at 1 mile mil came on

Hi Michael. Thanks for contacting us today. We appreciate sending in the question, but we're a bit confused as to what is going on with your Sebring. If any part of the Mass Air Flow sensor has fallen off, then...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...