2008 Scion tC Repair Question
2008 Scion tC 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 39000 miles
After i shift into gear i go to accelerate and the rpms will go to just about redline and the car will not accelerate with it. If i keep on pressing the gas while this is happening it will eventually catch up to itself and be fine. But if i release the gas while the rpms are increasing and then press it again when the rpms lower the car will accelerate fine. Please help me try and figure out what the problem is because i did bring it to a mechanic and they said it was the clutch but i dont see how.
Yes the clutch is slipping, they usually make a really bad smell when they do.
Clutch life is totally dependant on driver habits.
Holding the car on a hill with clutch is one example, it will overheat the clutch and cause it to fail.
But from your description the clutch disc is slipping. It is also possible the assembly is binding, but you will have to remove clutch in any case.
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