[200q20v] Blown clutch ..

Arun Rao rao at pixar.com
Tue Apr 24 14:18:19 EDT 2001

The dealer thought the clutch was chattering when I bought the car five
years and 100,000 miles ago, so I guess I shouldn't complain that it
appears to have finally given up the ghost at 137K.

Here's what happened. I drove about  4 miles this morning to take my son
to the doctor's.  When I was about to park, it felt like the clutch
wasn't disengaging. When we got out, I had a hard time getting the car
into reverse: within the first 50 yards, the car jerked hard (almost as
if I'd hit the brakes).  I pushed the clutch pedal in, engine was still
running fine, but when I started off again, I could hear this fairly
loud grinding noise.  Car still appears to run fine in spite of the
noise, so I'm not quite sure what has failed.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!


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