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Old 14th July 2008, 16:30   #1
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Question Swift Zxi - RPM needle suddenly jumps to 4K

I have noticed a strange problem in my car Swift Zxi 2006 model. The problem is that sometimes if I am trying to accelerate a bit quickly, the RPM meter needle suddenly jumps to 3.5K/4K from around 1.5K/2K. The engine sound also increases accordingly but the car speed kind of remains constant. The solution then is to completely release the gas pedal and then accelerate very slowly.
Note that this is a new problem and earlier while trying to accelerate in the same way, car use to respond properly (as expected).
Also, I am not pushing the car too much. I understand that if I suddenly press the gas pedal a lot, the car will obviously not respond in a linear manner and will take its time to accelerate.

Any idea what is causing this? Anything basic that I can check ?

Or should I take the care to service centre asap?

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Old 14th July 2008, 18:19   #2
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How many kms have you covered? The symptoms you have mentioned means the clutch is slipping. I think its time to replace your clutch.
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Old 14th July 2008, 18:29   #3
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Seems like hyper123 said.

Engine sound increasing with jumping of tachometer reading & yet no acceleration= clutch slippage.

Reasons: Weak pressure plate springs or too much wear of clutch lining or oil in clutch assy. In all 3 cases replacement is only option.

Quick Diagnosis: Accerate hard on uphill ( may be on a flyover), stop the car, open the hood, if foul smell is coming, sure sign of clutch slippage.
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Seems like hyper123 said.

Quick Diagnosis: Accerate hard on uphill ( may be on a flyover), stop the car, open the hood, if foul smell is coming, sure sign of clutch slippage.
Will try tomorrow and update...

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How many kms have you covered? The symptoms you have mentioned means the clutch is slipping. I think its time to replace your clutch.
What is the life of a clutch plate usually ? Mine one has hardly done 16K+.

Thanks for your quick response,
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Old 14th July 2008, 20:46   #5
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swift is known for clutch issues. My friend got his changed at 19k.
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Old 14th July 2008, 21:08   #6
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What is the life of a clutch plate usually ? Mine one has hardly done 16K+.
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16k is very early for a clutch change. Clutches last for atleast 40k if driven properly, i.e., not riding the clutch (half clutch), etc. Does anyone else drive the car? Chauffer driven?

Clutch should cost you around 5k including labour.
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Its most probably the clutch. Check out for foul smell. If its coming, its confirmed that the reason behind this is clutch.
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Its most probably the clutch. Check out for foul smell....
No smell

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... i.e., not riding the clutch (half clutch), etc. Does anyone else drive the car? Chauffer driven?
Clutch should cost you around 5k including labour.
Although I learnt driving in this car, still I never ride the clutch.. also, I am the only driver.

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swift is known for clutch issues. My friend got his changed at 19k.
Yeah...now found loads of threads on Swift clutch issues.

Moderators - Is it possible to merge all these 6 threads ?

Reading all those posts left me a bit undecided and confused

My main doubts are:-
a) Should I immediately go to the service centre and get our doubts confirmed?
b) There are no jitters at 1st gear or during gear change. Only RPM goes high whenever I try to accelerate fast. Should I go for clutch change asap or I can survive with this for some more time ? How badly will FE get affected then?
c) Has anyone put other brand clutch plates (Spec, Daikin, Bosch etc) in their Swift? How is the cost and performance feedback ?
(I see in threads that Maruti costs ~2.8K and some other brand is in the range of 9-18K)

Any inputs ?

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