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Old 08-02-2011, 12:27 AM   #1
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burnt clutch?

My clutch has been kind of strange since I got my car. I keep smelling burnt clutch occasionally after taking off from a stop. Then tonight I took off from a stop and the clutch seemed to stick 2/3 of the way up and really started smelling burnt clutch and the clutch felt really different after that. Is the clutch ruined? I only have 1300 miles on the car so far,is this covered under my bumper to bumper warranty?
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:54 AM   #2
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Depending on how you're taking off, slipping it excessively could be causing the burning smell or maybe it's the clutch still breaking in. How's the fluid in the master cylinder look? If the car is stock then I wouldn't imagaine you would have a problem getting it warrantied if there's a defect in design.
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:24 AM   #3
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Depending on how you're taking off, slipping it excessively could be causing the burning smell or maybe it's the clutch still breaking in. How's the fluid in the master cylinder look? If the car is stock then I wouldn't imagaine you would have a problem getting it warrantied if there's a defect in design.
I seriously doubt it's defected. As you said earlier: slipping it excessively will begin to smell, but just when you stop at a light or when so... Sounds glazed to me.
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:44 AM   #4
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Run and Gun, I would suggest having it checked to see if there isn't something wrong in the clutch if not for a repair then out of peace of mind. Eliminating the vehicle as a suspect would be a step in the right direction to getting this issue eliminated. I hope that helps you. If you continue to have issues with the vehicle let me know. Also in regards to your warranty question the bumper to bumper would have you covered for a fix like this under normal circumstances.

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Old 08-02-2011, 12:08 PM   #5
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I'm going to drive it some more today and see how it feels. I really hope it's me and not the car.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:33 PM   #6
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Depending on how you're taking off, slipping it excessively could be causing the burning smell or maybe it's the clutch still breaking in. How's the fluid in the master cylinder look? If the car is stock then I wouldn't imagaine you would have a problem getting it warrantied if there's a defect in design.
What master cylinder are you referring to?

Whoops. I see now the brake master cylinder is also the hydraulic clutch reservoir .
Yes, the master cylinder is full of fluid.
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:30 PM   #7
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hey run and gun , dont play around with that factory clutch, they are junk!! it will NOT get better!!! get a MONSTER CLUTCH kit and your clutch troubles are OVER. chris sent us one up here in mich, it was the best move we have made!! our car had only 677 miles on it. we got a level 3 love it!!
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:33 PM   #8
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I hate the clutches on the these cars as well. Lately, I had a ridiculously bad metal to metal grinding in the clutch area and am wondering about whether I should have it checked out. Eventually went away after a couple stops and starts but feel it's not completely back to normal.

My question is whether I'll be charged up the wazoo if they find it to be okay. Tried getting an answer from the uninformative desk girl and she gave me a general answer: '$100 for electronic diagnostic.' From what I know, the only way a clutch can be diagnosed is to take apart the clutch assembly. Will I have to pay $50/HR for it if they determine it to be fine?
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:39 PM   #9
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I had burnt clutch smell well over 2K miles until it got broken in, never stuck though.
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Well so far today it seems like it's back to normal,no burnt smell either.
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hey run and gun , dont play around with that factory clutch, they are junk!! it will NOT get better!!! get a MONSTER CLUTCH kit and your clutch troubles are OVER. chris sent us one up here in mich, it was the best move we have made!! our car had only 677 miles on it. we got a level 3 love it!!
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Well so far today it seems like it's back to normal,no burnt smell either.
If it gives you any more trouble feel free to contact me and I'll help you out whether or not it has a Monster in it that matches your Synergy Green Camaro
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how much does a monster clutch kit go for?
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Depends on which model you're looking at, check out our website or call me and I can answer any questions you may have.
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:43 PM   #15
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Mine has over 35,000 burns every time I back up and the clutch stuck the other night and burned it really good... it slipped really bad for about 200 miles after it seems now it has gotten better but only about 90%... seems to be a common issue that GM has not addressed.
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