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Old 19th July 2013, 16:23   #256
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Getz has a hydraulic clutch, so there is no clutch cable.
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Old 17th August 2013, 03:13   #257
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I have a 3.5 yr old Ritz Vxi which has done 30K odd Kms and mostly driven by me. I consider myself to be a safe driver . I always try to maintain the correct gear pattern according to the speed and do not experiment too much while driving.I also do not have the habit of using the clutch too often during the city driving.(In highway driving I do use the clutch only during gear shifting)

Yesterday I was trying to park my car in reverse gear perpendicular to a narrow alley (about 10 ft wide). This alley is a busy alley and many bikes, pedestrians and cycles pass through this alley much too often. The place I had chosen for parking was a 30-35 degree inclined platform of the nursing home where I paid a visit. I was reversing in half clutch with relatively high rev so as to prevent the car from rolling forward.

Suddenly a burning smell came out from beneath the car with little smoke . I was nervous, engaged the hand brake immediately and switched off the ignition at that very moment. I also put the car in reverse gear while parked.

The car did not give any problems on my way back and the clutch was functioning quite normally.

I have got a few questions in mind, if the distinguished BHPians consider clarifying my doubts, I would definitely gather a little more knowledge about the clutch assembly and it's functioning.

a) Have I damaged the clutch assembly of my car?
b) What could have been the problem?
c) Is it required to see the MASS immediately?
d) Planning for a Puri , Gopalpur Trip from Kolkata in Mid October, do I require to change the clutch plate before that?
e) What is the best possible methodology for parking in such kind of tricky situations?


Thanking all of you in advance.

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Old 17th August 2013, 12:59   #258
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Your clutch overheated due to excessive friction - it does not mean damage, it just means excess wear and tear. Continue driving normally, no need for check up.
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Old 16th September 2013, 14:57   #259
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On my swift diesel, the clutch had become totally free and was not engaging at all. I got whole set changed, clutch plates, pressure plate, bearing and flywheel. Costed me 12K in Delhi by Maruti dealer service station. the car had run 51000km..
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@ Saurabhb2000 - That is on the higher side, I paid around 7k for petrol clutch change just yesterday from an authorised Maruti Service Center. Part changed were.

Clutch Plates
Flywheel Change
Pressure Plate
Clutch Cover
Clutch Release Bearing
Clutch Cable
Accelerator Cable
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@ Saurabhb2000 - That is on the higher side, I paid around 7k for petrol clutch change just yesterday from an authorised Maruti Service Center. Part changed were.

Clutch Plates
Flywheel Change
Pressure Plate
Clutch Cover
Clutch Release Bearing
Clutch Cable
Accelerator Cable
@Invincible - Can you please share the part list and labor charge. may be a scan copy of bill ? Will help me finding if I have been overcharged.. thanks
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@Invincible - Can you please share the part list and labor charge. may be a scan copy of bill ? Will help me finding if I have been overcharged.. thanks
Sure give me a day will list down the costs involved and labour charges.
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Sure give me a day will list down the costs involved and labour charges.
If I am not asking for too much, can you include part numbers and labor ? easier would be to take a picture of bill and upload.. thanks !!
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If I am not asking for too much, can you include part numbers and labor ? easier would be to take a picture of bill and upload.. thanks !!
Arey baba I am in office right now, so not carrying the bill with me.
Once I am back home then only can share the bill details

The appx costs are as below (this is based on my poor memory)
The labour costs as far as I remember was 2000 - 2500 INR
The flywheel was around 1200 INR
Clutch Release bearing was 550 INR
Clutch cable/Accelerator Cable were for 200/350

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@ Saurabhb2000 - That is on the higher side, I paid around 7k for petrol clutch change just yesterday from an authorised Maruti Service Center. Part changed were.

Clutch Plates
Flywheel Change
Pressure Plate
Clutch Cover
Clutch Release Bearing
Clutch Cable
Accelerator Cable
Saurabh's car is a Diesel while yours is a Petrol. Apart from clutch being heavy duty one, the clutch engaging mechanism is also different so the charges would be different as well.
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Came across a strange issue last night while returning home.
While all the gears would change smoothly at standstill and in shift up stage during shift down from 3rd to 2nd at speed it would not slot into 2nd .
faced the same issue today with sx4-D, the interesting part is the vehicle showed the issue at 40K.It almost matches the Kms which you have mentioned .

The SA said that it would be covered under warranty.

A note to other Sx4-D owners, if you vehicle is out of the warranty period the cost would have to be borne by the customer .

Will keep the thread posted about the details.
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Burnt smell doesn't mean anything. If one ofthe following is true then you have a clutch problem -

1. Has the RPM of the car increased recently for the same speed?
2. Does your car judder in 1st and second gears always.
3.Does your car face any problem climbing a steep slope.
Hi Diesel Fan,

There is no burning smell.
I am not sure, mine is a LDi
Yes when on slopes, not on plain roads. There is judder and As I pick speed, it vanishes.
Yes it struggles to climb the office parking slope in 2nd gear. It is OK in first gear.

Please advise.

The car has done 31.5K kms

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Hi Diesel Fan,

There is no burning smell.
I am not sure, mine is a LDi
Yes when on slopes, not on plain roads. There is judder and As I pick speed, it vanishes.
Yes it struggles to climb the office parking slope in 2nd gear. It is OK in first gear.

Please advise.

The car has done 31.5K kms
A Good clutch is likely to ensure the car turns itself off at one point (when you release the clutch almost 70%) while a weak one will ensure the revs keep increasing with no signs of car turning off.

In Diesel, you may slot into 1st and release the clutch and the lugging speeds/momentum will determine its health in the most simple manner.

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A Good clutch is likely to ensure the car turns itself off at one point (when you release the clutch almost 70%) while a weak one will ensure the revs keep increasing with no signs of car turning off.

In Diesel, you may slot into 1st and release the clutch and the lugging speeds/momentum will determine its health in the most simple manner.

Anurag.
On straight roads, everything is perfect.

I haven't gone on a long drive for a long time now. That may be the reason for sluggish response.

The car's inability to crawl up slopes is my only concern.
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On straight roads, everything is perfect.
On straight roads all will be fine. Can you tell me the RPM at 80 kmph and 100 kmph in 5th gear?

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I haven't gone on a long drive for a long time now. That may be the reason for sluggish response.
This can't be the reason at all. How much do you drive the car everyday?

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The car's inability to crawl up slopes is my only concern.
1) I agree. But how step is the inclination? From how long are you facing this issue? Did the car climb normally earlier?

2) How does the engine feel when the clutch is released normally in first gear without any throttle input?

3) I hope the brakes are not binding your wheels as that will cause sluggish movement.

4) Wheel bearings all ok? Have a check on this too.

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