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Re: Is this normal? (archive)

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Posted by Allan Wysmuller on October 23, 2000 at 20:59:28:

In Reply to: Is this normal? posted by Tonester on October 23, 2000 at 20:26:17:

Tony,
there is no way that if a manual gear box is in neutral that you would creep forward. However, if all you do is depress your clutch and leave the gear lever "in gear", you could indeed creep if the clutch is not fully engaged (either you're not depressing the pedal fully or a worn clutch or air in the hydraulics of your clutch system. If, however you are indeed leaving the gear box in gear and keeping the clutch depressed you are needlessly wearing your clutch. The better habit is to place the car in neutral and release the clutch completely. I learned a long time ago that the best thing for a clutch is to have the pedal depressed as little as possible, whether up-shifting, down-shifting or going into neutral. Good luck....

was sitting at a light this evening on way home and had out of gear, as I usually do at lights, and noticed that my car was slowly creeping forward even though it was a very slight incline. I assume that even though it was out of gear the clutch was somehow still engaged. Is this normal or does it need adjusting. Advice appreciated!

Tony in Atlanta
98 2.8 brite red





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