Originally Posted by silvia_star
what is clutch slip? how can you tell if your clutch is slipping?
Clutch slip usually occurs when the clutch is excessively worn, you'll know if your clutch is slipping if you change gear, lift off the clutch pedal and notice the engine revs climb and the car doesn't 'pick up' as well as it should do. The clutch pedal will sometimes be higher than normal, too. You'll notice your clutch start to slip after time, it wont happen over night. If you're not sure if your clutch is starting to slip, put the car in a high gear (when driving at a speed that is too low for the speed you're travelling at ie; 5th @30mph...on a slight upward hill) and gently let your foot up on the pedal, once your foot is off the pedal the engine revs should drops significantly, if the revs build but the car slows/stays at that speed, your clutch is slippng. Dont go over the top though, if you're asking about your car that is, as ya wouldn't wanna completely muller the clutch whilst seeing if it's worn lol. It should be obvious to you