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ok so i just got home, my car tonight would go into gear but i could let out the clutch all the way and it would move very slow. i gave it alot of gas and it reved up but still wouldnt move faster. finally i got it into second,third,fourth, and back to third and it picked up and went. i do smell something burning and its obvious its the clutch. i just dont know why i cannot get it to grab. fluid in the resivoir is full and the knuckle is coneccted and it does shift. what could it be? clutch? cv axle? im spazzing i just got the car a month ago. ( 05 cobalt ss 77xxx miles, stage 2) please help
 

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Yep, clutch is at it's end!
 

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new clutch, pressure plate and throwout bearing time.
 

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anyone ever replace a clutch in one of these. i did 1 clutch job in my life and it was on a 92 ford ranger , really simple. this onj the other hand looks like a pain in the ass. and thanks everyone for the feedback. also, anyone suggest a specific clutch kit and possibly knows how much it will cost to have a shopo do it?

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Someone beat the hell outta that clutch before you
im sure they did, it was an ex boyfriends who had to give it back to the girls father so i am sure, i would of lol, but there were no signs of this happening. it just did it in one day. slipped earlier that day once and then later on i went for a >10 mile driver and before i could get it home there was nothings, is there anything i can adjust on it or do to hold me over?
 

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My last manual just randomly gave out on the highway as I was trying to get up to speed. No previous warning or indication that it was going bad. I would park it and not move until you decide what you are going to do so you dont end up stranded somewhere with a large tow bill!
 

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I'm not sure if they have one or not, I personally haven't changed a standard in an ecotec. Even if they do most of the time its fine to reuse the old one even though best practice is to change it.

I've been told they aren't as nice to do as the old 2.2 ohv transmissions were but still not horrible. As for price, most people I've talked to say you're looking at $1000-$1200 for the job at a shop.

Do not replace the atf fluid with dex6 as people have complained of problems and gm now has a manual transmission lubricant that they say should be used.

I stick to dealer or exedy or LUK clutch kits but it gets pricey at the dealer. I've never had a single problem with a LUK clutch and I've done probably 50 and my dad has done hundreds if not thousands over his 35 year career. I've heard stock clutch is good into the 13's so no need to listen to ppl BS about stage 1 clutches and whatnot
 
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