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Old 06-25-2011, 09:43 AM   #69767
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Originally Posted by 04SVTFreak View Post
so, i was driving yesterday and sometimes when i was in 5th or 6th at around 2k rpms and i would try to accelerate, it just felt really weak. i mean sometimes i literally wouldn't go up in 6th gear. and then this burning smell was coming from the clutch area. it stopped doing it later on, but also in that same time period, my parking brake was like making this terrible creaking noise and the car would roll back maybe half an inch. now neither problem happens but any clue if those could be related?
I can almost guarentee that they are related. If your brakes are dragging it makes it terribly difficult for low torque engines to overcome it. When you come to a stop, does your car roll for a while or can you feel it drag?


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