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I just wanted to know if there is any way to check if the clutch is starting to wear out? Do they start having symptoms before they go or do they just go? It is for a 3rd generation supra. Are there any checks with out removing the transmission? I had the motor replaced and I am getting ready to give it to a first time driver, also first time manual driver too at that. So I don't want the clutch to go out at a bad time. The guy putting the motor in said it has a lot left, but for a first time learner it is going to start to wear, so I wanted to be ready.
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Put the car on a hill and try to see how your clutch engages as you try to go up from a stand still.
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Put the clutch in, select 1st gear, and bring the RPM's up to redline or so. Hold it there about 10 minutes. If it starts to grab after a little bit, your clutch is okay....or, at least, it was.
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Where is the clkman when you need him in a CLUTCH situation? Burpppppppppppp.
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I burped right when I read this.

By the way, I've had ringing in my phone ear ever since you ripped one earlier.
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I just wanted to know if there is any way to check if the clutch is starting to wear out? Do they start having symptoms before they go or do they just go? It is for a 3rd generation supra. Are there any checks with out removing the transmission? I had the motor replaced and I am getting ready to give it to a first time driver, also first time manual driver too at that. So I don't want the clutch to go out at a bad time. The guy putting the motor in said it has a lot left, but for a first time learner it is going to start to wear, so I wanted to be ready.
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You are worried about the clutch so you give it to a newbie? Am I missing something here? If the mech says it is ok then it probably is, he could make more money off of you if he sold you a new one.
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I just wanted to know if there is any way to check if the clutch is starting to wear out? Do they start having symptoms before they go or do they just go? It is for a 3rd generation supra. Are there any checks with out removing the transmission? I had the motor replaced and I am getting ready to give it to a first time driver, also first time manual driver too at that. So I don't want the clutch to go out at a bad time. The guy putting the motor in said it has a lot left, but for a first time learner it is going to start to wear, so I wanted to be ready.

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I just wanted to know if there is any way to check if the clutch is starting to wear out? Do they start having symptoms before they go or do they just go? It is for a 3rd generation supra. Are there any checks with out removing the transmission? I had the motor replaced and I am getting ready to give it to a first time driver, also first time manual driver too at that. So I don't want the clutch to go out at a bad time. The guy putting the motor in said it has a lot left, but for a first time learner it is going to start to wear, so I wanted to be ready.
No, your going to have to remove the trassmission and the engine and front seats and headlights also the rear wheels along with the gas tank and hand brake, good luck
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I know it was off topic, but I thought with a clutch there is probably many ways to check it with many different mechanics ideas, and I don't want to have to remember so many log in names for different forums. Shane I acually bought the car for my little brother. I have had one in the past and still have some parts for this year so I thought if anything I would know a little about it. He wanted a manual car so I helped him get one. As for the clutch the mechanic said it looked good. I did not tell him it was going to a newbie. Then I started to think and remembered it will burn up quick, so I wanted some steps to see when I need to replace it. I found my old Haynes manual and run the spin down test and one more, I think it will last a while. Thanks guys for the help
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