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Unread 01-22-2002, 07:06 PM   #1
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Black Smoke when riding the clutch

When ever I get in a situation where I have to ride the clutch a bit (stuck in the snow mostly) I am getting a real bad smell, like the one you get when burn up the clutch a bit. I also get a lot of black smoke with. I know this is normal if you have been treating the clutch real bad but I'm getting it from just mild clutch abuse(if there is such a thing). In normal driving situations the cluth works fine, or at least as good as it usually does. So I guess my real qeustion is, does my clutch just need to be replaced or do I have another problem?

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Unread 01-22-2002, 07:50 PM   #2
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Yes you haave a problem. Stop riding the clutch.
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Unread 01-22-2002, 09:55 PM   #3
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Well duh, I knew that one.

what I meant was when you are use both the gas and the clutch at the same time, trying to control the wheel spin.

Smartass!
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Unread 01-23-2002, 09:37 PM   #4
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No he's right. You aren't driving your manual correctly if you're riding the clutch. The burning you smell and the smoke is a result of you riding the clutch. Your flywheel is now probably glazed and your clutch will need replacing soon. Especially if you continue to ride the clutch. Stop doing it.
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Unread 01-24-2002, 09:17 PM   #5
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They arent being smart asses, you just can't drive a stick
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Unread 01-25-2002, 06:03 AM   #6
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Obviously I should have chose a better choice of words than "Riding the clutch". Either way it doesn't matter. I located the problem and it has to do with a weird oil leak that I will have to get looked at.
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Unread 01-25-2002, 12:20 PM   #7
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If you are getting black smoke from the jeep when you are on the clutch, its not due to an oil leak.. its because you are probably pushing the clutch in so it engages halfway, burning it up causing it to smoke... hence riding the clutch. An oil leak shouldnt have ANYTHING to do with black smoke.
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Unread 01-25-2002, 01:40 PM   #8
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Looks to be leaking oil from the oil pan, maybe somewhere else up high but I think its the oil pan. Driping on to the exhaust where cross underneath the oilpan/tranny area and burning off....giving lots of blackish greyish smoke. Leaks more when the jeep revs higher...as in when I am plowing and being a little harder on the clutch, causing the Jeep to rev up high...leaking more oil...and giving me more smoke...which is why I say it is an oil leak and not a clutch problem anymore

Whew....

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Unread 01-26-2002, 12:09 AM   #9
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you might want to check your rear main seal, it happened to em and would drip down to the drain plug.
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Unread 01-26-2002, 05:09 AM   #10
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Thanks, I will check rear seal. The leak does seem to be coming from the drain plug area, plus I had some rear main seal problems a last year. So there is a good chance that is my problem.
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