Thread: 3rd gen burnt clutch

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2011

    Default 3rd gen burnt clutch

    So I recently started smelling burnt clutch while driving. 3.4L/5 speed/4x4. Even on very gentle/slow starts and shifts I am getting it. I have recently started towing a tent trailer, but have not experienced the smell at all while towing--I don't mind putting in a clutch, but it just seemed weird that it would start while I'm not towing and driving it really easy. I have not noticed a drop in acceleration or a discrepancy between rpms/speed. I don't have any brakes sticking either. Any other possibilities, or does it just sound like a clutch? I do not know if prior owner replaced clutch and I have had it for a little over a year.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Century City Los Angeles
    well how high is the clutch pedal engaging the clutch? If its not engaging until just about where you let your foot off the pedal, its time for a new one. Get something a little stronger than the stock one if your towing...theyre easy to ride and burn up. Go for a stage 3 setup - they feel relatively stock like, maybe a little heavier on the pedal, but grab & hold like nobody's business.
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