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Old 07-13-2017, 03:34 PM   #1
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2nd Gear launch burning

Shifter Cable Clamp started sliding off while driving.
Ripped off the trim, and managed to get it back on, but was still slipping for 1st, 3rd, 5th.
Ended up at a stand still in traffic.
I rev'd it up and dumped the clutch in 2nd gear.
Smelt a lot of smoke, and not from the tires at all.
How much damage do you think it did, and to what?
Clutch only? 2nd gear?

Clutch was new too, and just had transmission work done.
Ugh, nightmare.

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Old 07-13-2017, 03:58 PM   #2
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:00 PM   #3
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Lol clutch is toasted who knows what else until you start tearing apart
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:10 PM   #4
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It seems fine, so far, not that I've driven it a ton, or did anything crazy, seeing as it's still having that issues until I can get a new cable clamp. Tried to brace it up some, and got it enough that I can get it in 1st and 3rd now as long as I line it up perfect, and go very gentle; but I mean, it's still drivable far as I can tell.

Just could really smell the smoke though when I did it.
Just wanted to get out of there, with cars honking, being stock there, etc.
Didn't give it a lot of thought. Just panicked, and... well... you know the rest.

Just not sure how worried I should be now.
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Not sure why you dumped the clutch in 2nd in stand still traffic. You can start in 2nd without issue but you have to feather it so you don't roast a clutch.
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:18 PM   #6
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Never ever tried it before, or knew.
Was thinking it'd just stall out if I didn't have the rpm's to back it.
Plus was in a panic with the line of cars behind me honking.
Regretted it as soon as I did it, but yeah.. just panicked and wanted out of that situation.
Now trying to figure out how much it cost me.

Wondering if it might be ok, just shortened the life of the clutch some, or a lot, or probably damaged second, or..
Just not sure what impact that would have for sure, and how worried I should be .
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you likely roasted your clutch a bit. get the cables fixed and start driving it again
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:22 PM   #8
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So not too serious?
Think gears would be ok from it?

Ugh, regret doing it so much. Just paid so much getting work done to it, and can't afford it.
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If you smoked the clutch you likely saved the gears.

Then calm the **** down when you're driving, who gives a **** if there is a line of traffic. They make hazard blinkers for a reason.
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Yeah, was just a single lane though, and rush hour, with me stuck right in the middle of the lane.
Just sucked. Didn't really mesh well with my social anxiety to say the least lol.
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not need to dump it. fix cables and report back to us with results.
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Good to know. Hopefully I'll never have to do it again.
Hope it'll all be ok. Hope second is ok.
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Just so you know, 1st gear works really well when taking off. Standards and automatics have them. Suggest you use it more frequently. Better to burn tires than clutch.

The things kids do!!!!!
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He didn't have 1st. He didn't want to do a burnout. I'm not a fan of flaming people, but you should read the posts first. No need to pile on.
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Just so you know, 1st gear works really well when taking off. Standards and automatics have them. Suggest you use it more frequently. Better to burn tires than clutch.

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You might want to work on your reading skills. You obviously didn't even read the first post lol.
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I've done a bunch of 2nd gear burnouts at the track, but that on a clutch that's broken in. If you just had work done and replaced the clutch you could have hurt it. Like others have said, take a deep breath and think you way through it when issues arise. I could car less about inconveniencing someone as few care about you when they drive.
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He didn't have 1st. He didn't want to do a burnout. I'm not a fan of flaming people, but you should read the posts first. No need to pile on.
Please read second line in first post. Where does it say he does not have 1st gear.
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You might want to work on your reading skills. You obviously didn't even read the first post lol.
Really, please tell me where it says" i did not have 1st gear" Please find that. It says he was slipping in 1st, 3rd, 5th. So what do we do, rev it up and dump the clutch in second. Really, you need to read it again.

I was having fun with the poster. However two posts have said I did not read it correctly. Please read it and find where it says I have no 1st gear, or 1st gear is gone.

Then tell me how it makes sense to rev the car and dump the clutch, not feather it, but dump it.

Nothing against the original poster. We all do what we want to are car. However a slipping trans or clutch never improves by reving the car at idle then dumping the clutch in a higher gear. Unless there is something i'm missing.

Again original poster, its all good my man. Live and learn. But to the others who flamed me, read the wording, don't assume words or meanings that are not there.

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Again... Read..
His clutch wasn't slipping, he said his cable clamp was slipping off trying to get to first. If the cable clamp slips off not allowing you.to get to first, then obviously you.wouldnt have first.
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Again... Read..
His clutch wasn't slipping, he said his cable clamp was slipping off trying to get to first. If the cable clamp slips off not allowing you.to get to first, then obviously you.wouldnt have first.
Where does it say "my cable clamp was slipping off trying to get to first"?
Show me those exact words as you stated above and I will eat crow. Unless I am wrong I cannot find where it says "my cable clamp was slipping off trying to get to first" you said it, he did not.

The the next part, so the alternative is rev the car up and dump the clutch, really? This is not geared toward poster, just to the person who is not reading the statement. Do not put words into what was said. Do not think this is what was meant, only read what is there, nothing else.

Again show me where it says what you think it says.
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Where does it say "my cable clamp was slipping off trying to get to first"?
Show me those exact words as you stated above and I will eat crow. Unless I am wrong I cannot find where it says "my cable clamp was slipping off trying to get to first" you said it, he did not.

The the next part, so the alternative is rev the car up and dump the clutch, really? This is not geared toward poster, just to the person who is not reading the statement. Do not put words into what was said. Do not think this is what was meant, only read what is there, nothing else.

Again show me where it says what you think it says.
Holly cramp man, put down the shovel already, the holes deep enough.already...

It says, "Shifter Cable Clamp started sliding off", and "was still slipping for 1st, 3rd, 5th."

How thick are you man? What aren't you getting?

So you read that, and from it, got the impression that what this was all about, is him wanting to do a burn out....?

I'm giving up on this. You can keep going, but if you still.dont get it, I truelly feel sorry for you. Life must be difacult.

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Old 07-15-2017, 10:45 PM   #22
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The only problem I see is he said sliding and slipping those words are very different but I got the same thing nutty said when i read the post. Only the op knows what he meant to say at the end lol
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