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Old 10-08-2012, 08:44 PM   #7
zehkaiser
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Every now and then I smell something funny (only driven automatics). I suspected the clutches, as it happened once when I had to get on it to keep from getting run over, and now occasionally while driving up my driveway. I assumed that because it is a sealed transmission that I wouldn't be able to smell it, but now that I've read this I can only guess I HAVE been smelling the clutches.

I don't usually smell it if I have to get on it anymore, but my driveway is like climbing the Rockies. I can only climb at about 5 MPH without hitting a bump and bottoming out, so the car plays this fun game called "ride the clutch." Really makes me wish I'd bought a manual... I'd rather stall every now and then than burn up a clutch by driving up a driveway every day.
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