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Old 22nd September 2009, 12:55   #76
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Got my SS80 clutch changed only after it had hit the 1.4L kms mark ! And it hit that mark after 23 years of ownership !
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Esteem - Clutch Overhaul at 85xxx Kms -
New Clutch Done about - 40xxx kms & still going good
depends on your driving style
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Old 28th September 2009, 18:14   #78
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My wagon-R has done about 30000 Kms in close to 3 Yrs. 70% Highway driving & 30% Bangalore city driving, the servicing engineer from MASS says the clutch may require to be replaced.

I have got the clutch setting readjusted twice in the past & also i try & avoid half clutch as much as possible.

Any sugesstions
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Old 6th October 2009, 14:41   #79
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Toyota Innova in Bangalore - 76000 Km Clutch going Strong
Toyota Innova Bombay - 25,00 Km Clutch needs to be replaced
Toyota Qualis Bangalore - 250,900 Clutch still going strong

See where I'm going with this ? On occasion one may get a defective clutch but for the most part, it depends on driving style. I can tell you, my driver in Bombay rides the clutch like no other... maybe my uncle too
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Service advisor suggests a clutch overhaul by the next service. Fusion has done 60K. Seems too early to me. But not sure.
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Old 13th January 2010, 14:55   #81
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My Santro clutch was replaced at 63K km because the clutch pedal had become hard to push. I could not really feel any clutch slippage. May be a clutch cable change would have sufficed?
Any way it is over & done with & the odo has logged another 20K km since.
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Old 15th January 2010, 06:21   #82
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Hopefully will do another 6K before the overhaul. The problem is: It costs about 12-15K. Ford thy name is money ! Skoda are you listening?
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I have seen clutch last over 1lakh Kms with a little precaution. But why is that these professional drivers always ride clutch (seems to be an universal phenomenon)
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Old 21st October 2014, 15:49   #84
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Question Average Clutch Life - Cars

Hi all,

I Own a Fiat Punto Diesel.
Till Now i have driven around 65K Kms. Recently i went to Vecto Motors, hosur road service center for a minor work & check Up camp. The SA mentioned that the Clutch bit harder and he asked me to change it within 5000Kms.
Just would like to know what will be average age of Clutch in Punto Diesel (50% city 50% Highway)?


i checked the forum i didn't get a dedicated thread for Clutch life. Make this thread reference with your clutch change history(any vehicle)
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Old 21st October 2014, 16:08   #85
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Default Re: Average Clutch Life - Cars

Clutch wear is directly dependent on the driver habits.
I have seen cars with over 1 lac kms having decent clutch life left.

On the other hand, people riding clutches have had instances of changing them within 10K kms.

To prolong clutch life, do not ride on the clutch.

Some basic pointers:

1) In bumper to bumper traffic, better to put the car in neutral and pull the hand brake while stationary against riding the clutch.

2) Use the clutch only to change gears. Do not fear of the car stalling. Every car has some low end torque to keep it rolling. If need be, keep a light foot of the clutch.

3) On inclines, do not race the car with the clutch firmly pressed and the other foot stepping the accelerator. This causes pre-mature clutch burn out.

On an average, with a decent clutch saving mentality, 65-70K is a good time to re-check the clutch wear.
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Default Re: How many KMs before clutch overhaul

I own a 2004 vintage Indica DLX. I changed my clutch after 8 years and 110K kms. Not that it was giving me any issues but more from a preventive maintenance perspective. I got it done from my friendly neighbiurhood garage. Costs incurred:

Clutch kit - Rs 3393.00
Labor - 650.00

So the total was just over 4K. Car has clocked over 150K kms now and I dont think I will have to look at the clutch again till the odo hits 2 lakh kms

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My Swift VDi, 2008, 58K driven, has problems past 5-6 months.
The clutch is hard, and the car shudders in first gear with full load of 4/5 adults.
I'm planning to replace the clutch.
Is it advisable to replace the release bearings and the flywheel also?
Please advise.
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My 2009 Ritz Vdi has done little over 85k the clutch is still going strong. I think I can pull it for 100k with out any issues.
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My 2009 Ritz Vdi has done little over 85k the clutch is still going strong. I think I can pull it for 100k with out any issues.

How do you know how many miles are left on your clutch? Can you measure the wear?
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Exclamation Clutch overhaul advised for Wagon R (13500 kms). Feels Sluggish To Drive

My three year old Wagon R feels heavy and sluggish to drive in lower gears, also giving a jerky ride. Took it to two different MSL service stations. SA adjusted the clutch cable tension both times and all was fine again. But things soon slowed down after both adjustments. Now they're advising a clutch overhaul with an estimate of 4.5-5K!!!
My questions are:
1) I consciously avoid clutch-riding all the times. So, how can I be at fault here?
2) SA said the tension had been adjusted as far as it was practicable and if the problem recurs, a clutch overhaul would be the only option. If the clutch cable is replaced instead of performing a complete overhaul, will that not solve the problem?
3) If the clutch-plate is indeed not adequately pressing (slipping) against the fly-wheel, resulting in only partial transfer of power from engine to the wheels, in turn resulting in the car feeling heavy and sluggish...then wouldn't a clutch plate replacement suffice instead of a complete overhaul?
4) Overall what do you think is causing this problem and how do you think it can be avoided in the future??

Please advice, my fuel Efficiency is slipping
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