• Feels like a slipping clutch
  • Abnormal noises from transmission/clutch area
  • Gear engagement problems

  • Possible Damage:
  • Grease / oil / fluid on pressure plate
  • Heat damage to pressure plate surface
  • Gouging to pressure plate surface
  • Broken / damaged pressure plate fingers

  • A damaged pressure plate is sometimes hard to diagnose, as it may feel like just a clutch failure.  Symptoms include a slipping clutch, abnormal transmission/clutch noises, or tranmission gear engagement problems.  The only way to verify it's the pressure plate is to access the clutch system by removing the transmission or engine.

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