Treat it the same as when you buy a new vehicle with a manual transmission. What do you do differently in that case?
The best information you can get as to what to watch out for comes from examining the old parts. If you see a number of hot spots on the pressure plate, you may have been riding the clutch which lets it slip too much between shifts and when starting out. Insufficient free play in the pedal when it is released can cause that too. If the worn area on the pressure plate is larger in diameter than the clutch disc, the disc was sliding back and forth each revolution due to the transmission being mounted slightly off-center to the engine. That is extremely rare and would have caused a vibration, but it is the type of thing we look at during an autopsy of the old parts. If the disc had plenty of material left, but pieces broke off, look for rusty rivets. If you find that, suspect water was getting in that area through a missing cover or inspection plug. That can also simply be due to the age of the vehicle. It is common for clutch parts to last the life of the car. If your parts are worn evenly, at the mileage you listed, it could just be due to a lot of city stop-and-go driving.
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 AT 9:08 PM