Warriorlax1234Community MemberApril 24, 2022 at 8:30 pm
I’m learning to drive manual. I had the transmission accidentally in third while at a complete stop with the clutch fully engaged. When I let off the clutch and gave it gas, I smelled burnt rubber and saw smoke. I immediately pulled over and lifted the hood to let the smoke come out. I let my fiancee drive it home and she said it felt fine. It didn’t smoke on the way home. I think I burnt the clutch. It smelled like rubber. This is the first time to my knowledge, it being a used car with 2 prior owners, this has happened. What kind of long term damage did I possibly cause?MSelleenAdministratorApril 24, 2022 at 9:16 pm
If the car is running fine now, it is difficult to say how much you damaged it. But it definitely shortened the life of the clutch! When burning the clutch it can also cause a shiny surface on the disc so it will slip more easily in the future also! However, clutches nowadays are kinda tough and can withstand a lot of stress, so it may work for several years more but is difficult to say.Warriorlax1234Community MemberApril 24, 2022 at 10:54 pm
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