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    Default Ok, so it's a typical clutch problem, but what is it..?..

    Ok, I've a car with a manual transmission. Lately it's gotten to where when you let the clutch out it shudders quite a bit unless you give it more gas than should be necessary. I know it's not an uncommon problem and is just one of those things that happens with age. What needs to happen? New clutch?

    ....am I making an sense??
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    I was reading a few sites about this. Check this SITE out.
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    sounds like a worn out clutch or pressure plate to me. Either way, it's going to be a pain if it's a sideways-mounted engine. The entire motor and transmission will have to come out if it's a sideways engine
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    Thanks to both. Darcy, nice find.

    I think it may just be time for a new clutch to get the problem fixed and then be a step ahead.

    Christopher- Not a sideways engine - it's for a mustang.

    Thanks for the answers.

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    Sounds like clutch chatter which can be caused by a few things:
    Worn clutch engagement springs
    Worn clutch plate
    Hot spots or worn pressure plate
    or
    Improper release and engagement of the clutch

    The repair for any or all of these is replacement of the clutch.
    You may be able to get your pressure plate resurfaced check first before buying a new one, depending on the car this could save you some money.

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    If you are doing the work, don't skimp. Be sure to replace the pilot bushing and check the tranny seal for leaks and replace if necessary.
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