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Old 10-13-2012, 02:20 AM   #1648
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Originally Posted by Kabigon View Post
How many miles have you put on the new clutch?
So far only about 300. But I think it has done this RPM fluctuation since the first day it returned from having the seals and clutch replaced.


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Originally Posted by jdetzel View Post
So,the story is the seals leaked and ruined the clutch?
And how many miles did the first clutch go?
About 23K. But it shuddered in stop and go traffic from day one. The transmission software update reduced it for a while, but it and the rough shifting when driven for long periods had steadily worsened.

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Originally Posted by jdetzel View Post
At 3300 miles all I get now is a slight shudder when I take off from a stop. Like I was letting my foot out on a manual transmission clutch. It seems reasonable that because it is a clutch engaging there should be some feedback. I think I could accept that as "normal".
If it doesn't get worse than this, I would agree.

But, what is causing this RPM fluctuation on inclines? I would assume it's also a clutch issue. Clutch engages, RPMs go down? Clutch slips, RPMs go up?
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