Is it the clutch or tranny?

Tiny
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  • 2004 MITSUBISHI LANCER
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 136,000 MILES
Sometimes when I get my car up to say 3000 rpms and shift the rpms stay the same and go crazy high when I hit the gas. If im in cruise then push the clutch in, expecting to have slow down for the guy in front of me, then let out of the clutch and hit resume cruise itll redline if I dont catch it quick enough. Ive had someone say they think its the clutch but hes not very reliable. If so what do I need to get? Ive looked up an oem exedy clutch set for $150, figured I might as well do the slave if im already there but not sure if its internal or not, I seen on some threads that the pilot bearing was needed but I looked it up at the parts store and all it showed was a universal so idk if I have that or not. Can anyone tell me what I need 100% if thats even it?
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Thursday, March 10th, 2016 AT 2:50 PM

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Tiny
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Leave in 4 th gear and hit the gas if it doesn't move right away yourclutch is probably bad
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Thursday, March 10th, 2016 AT 4:13 PM
Tiny
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From a stand still or moving? I did it with 5th the other day before work and had it about 85% released before it started to stall
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Thursday, March 10th, 2016 AT 4:16 PM
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Put in 4h or 5th gear while driving and hit the gas if it slips then it'the clutch
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Thursday, March 10th, 2016 AT 4:27 PM
Tiny
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Alright thanks ill check it tomorrow on my way to work
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Thursday, March 10th, 2016 AT 4:36 PM
Tiny
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Alright so its weird. Not sure if this is normal or not. Last night I left and went a few miles to my other apartment and when I came back I was just revving in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th before it finally kicked in enough to get me moving. Then I stopped at a stop and heard a loud explosion and the smell of something burning and still no clutch so I parked it. Then this morning I hopped in it and you wouldn't even be able to tell there was a clutch problem. It had balls and was ready to go.
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Friday, March 11th, 2016 AT 4:49 AM
Tiny
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Well your clutch may be on it's last leg then or the release bearing is going to push through the pressure plate. If that happens your pedal will go to floor but clutch will still beable to move the car. But won't be able to shift. Also there are rare instances where the crankshaft thrust bearing wears out and crank shaft move to and fro to far effecting clutch operation.
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Friday, March 11th, 2016 AT 7:40 AM
Tiny
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Yikes. So what all do I need to replace while im in there? Im looking at an oem exedy clutch set from napa, ive heard the flywheel should be replaced, pilot bearing, not sure if thats in the set or not, I know the throw out bearing. Anything else?
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Friday, March 11th, 2016 AT 6:18 PM
Tiny
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Before you start replacing parts uneccessarily have a local pro take a look at this the kit shoud have a disc plate and release bearing pilot should be replaced and look for bentk/broken release arm or wornout at bearing.
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Saturday, March 12th, 2016 AT 6:20 AM
Tiny
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I work at a shop I just dont do trannys so if I mention bring my car in I get yelled at
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Saturday, March 12th, 2016 AT 6:30 AM
Tiny
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Oh flywheels can be resurfaced btw. Then have your partner look at it see what they think
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Saturday, March 12th, 2016 AT 6:54 AM
Tiny
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Is it trustworthy to resurface the flywheel though
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Saturday, March 12th, 2016 AT 8:02 PM
Tiny
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Ya they don't off that much
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Sunday, March 13th, 2016 AT 10:07 AM

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