I burned my clutch backing up a hill. It smoked and smelled bad. Do I have to replace it immediately?

Asked by Jun 14, 2015 at 09:46 PM about the 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS
I was traveling down a ramp into a parking garage, but the angle was too steep and I was
scraping the front end, so I backed up super slow and burned up my clutch. I wondering
how long it might last (not knowing how old this clutch is) before I need to replace it.

2 Answers

92,525

If your lucky you just burned off some of the glazing that they get during normal usage. As long as your clutch operates as it did before you got it too hot you should be good to go, but if it starts to slip when you accelerate after the clutch is fully engaged then replacement is not far off.

Best Answer
46,035

Listen to Tennisshoes he is correct. I severely burned the clutch in my Corvette drag racing from a stop light during a car show. The pedal clutch stuck in the partially down position. There have been no ill effects from this. It happened 3 years ago.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Mitsubishi Eclipse Questions

Mitsubishi Eclipse Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,610
#2 Daniel Foster
Daniel Foster
Reputation 730
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
16 Great Deals out of 513 listings starting at $1,791
Used Ford Mustang
450 Great Deals out of 45,581 listings starting at $1,999
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
17 Great Deals out of 477 listings starting at $10,950
Used Mitsubishi Lancer
37 Great Deals out of 6,007 listings starting at $2,200
Used Honda Civic
654 Great Deals out of 90,021 listings starting at $1,299
Used Nissan 350Z
70 Great Deals out of 1,230 listings starting at $2,899
Used Chevrolet Camaro
205 Great Deals out of 30,804 listings starting at $1,217
Used Honda Civic Coupe
183 Great Deals out of 17,112 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Celica
5 Great Deals out of 333 listings starting at $1,700
Used Mazda RX-8
11 Great Deals out of 365 listings starting at $1,299
Used INFINITI G35
101 Great Deals out of 3,163 listings starting at $2,000
Used BMW 3 Series
1,016 Great Deals out of 31,751 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS For Sale
28 listings starting at $4,950
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS For Sale
22 listings starting at $2,995
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 136 listings starting at $3,500
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS For Sale
129 listings starting at $3,395

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.