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Old 01-13-2019, 10:54 PM   #1
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Do I need a new clutch?

So recently my clutch pedal has been acting up, where the clutch pedal is super light when driving but say I park and engage the e-brake, the clutch returns to its regular stiffness. Also the exhaust note changes back and forth from a low pitch to its regular loud note when the clutch acts up, I drive a 2013 Scion FR-S with 49,000 miles on it and my cousin whoís a tech hasnít been able to fully look at my car but says he might be able to fix it with some WD40 I think he said, Iím thinking it might be the clutch/brake fluid because it is looking kinda dirty so Iím hoping itís just as simple as doing a flush. This is my first time posting and hope you guys can help me out with this.
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:25 PM   #2
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Pull the parking brake. Put it in sixth, rev the engine and engage the clutch. The engine should immediately stall. The clutch is toast if it slips even a little bit.

It sounds like it's done. That light feel is from the clutch slipping and overheating. Then it comes back some after it cools.
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If you bought it used then you will need a new clutch
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:30 PM   #4
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My clutch is still going strong after 76000mi and supercharged for 50+ of those miles. Mine makes a little noise when cold but goes away when the car is warmed up. Perhaps I'm just lucky.
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Lol WD40, I'm sure he's joking. But yeah I say it's time for a clutch.
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