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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-14-2003, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
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Finding the clutch point?

hey all,

I've only driven manny tranny once and I never really could find where the "point" was between motor and tranny disconnection and good 'ol jack-rabbiting (lol).

My questions is: how do you find the point where the engine and the tranny meet? My friend kept telling me to find that "point"... but my foot felt nothing significant until jack-rabbiting occured.

Is there a way to "feel" it? Or do ya just have to memorize the spot?

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Finding the clutch point?

It has to be on certain rpm when the "door" is opened.
That's when you shift. I think it's 4000 rpm.

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My questions is: how do you find the point where the engine and the tranny meet? My friend kept telling me to find that "point"... but my foot felt nothing significant until jack-rabbiting occured.
No you can't feel anything with your foot, however you'll know when the "point" is reach if the engine RPM drops and the car starts moving/accelerate. This clutch point is about 1.5-2 inches off the floor on most cars. But you don't need to mentally memorize it. After you have mastered the manual tranny, your two feet will automatically react with respect to engine noise and car acceleration, i.e., when you feel that the "connected point" is coming, you will quickly release the clucth and push the throttle at the same time.
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lol jack rabbiting.



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Re: Finding the clutch point?

Slowly release the clutch pedal, when you feel the car start to move, you've found the point.





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Slowly release the clutch pedal, when you feel the car start to move, you've found the point.
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That and watch for the revs to drop on the tach. That's what happens when it starts to catch.
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Re: Finding the clutch point?

sit at a light and apply the ebrake with the car in gear. you can slowly move your foot up and down to get used to where it catches. when the rpms start to dip and the car starts to bog is when the clutch is engaging. you can get accustomed to it by feel alone after a few trys.
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