Is my transmission toast? ...burnt clutch smell and slipping
Damn, well i've been noticing a burnt clutch smell but thought it was my turbos cause I know the secondary is toasters strudle. I also now and again felt the car slipping and thought it was the clutch. Never having a hydrolic clutch before I didn't know what to look for.
After being in gear cruising I step on the gas, the rpm skyrocket but the car only slights pulls. I get better pull if I slowly ease on the pedal. The boost gauge jumps as well but only to abut 6lbs.
I can't tell from your post, but are you talking about an automatic? If so it's time for a partial rebuild at least (new bands and clutches, etc). If you're talking about a manual then its clutch, clutch plate, and throwout bearing. Might even throw in a lighter flywheel too, at least get yours resurfaced. Don't forget labor too, about 3-4 hours for a shop to do it.
Manual (I mention a clutch). I took it out again for a drive. From take off at 3k rpm's I let go of the clutch but the car barely moves. It does not buck and the rpms go up 3 times as fast or more as the speedometer. I can't call it slipping because it does not all of a sudden catch and go. It's light i'm towing a boat!
I agree with everyone else. That is exactly what a slipping clutch does. Get a new one in there ASAP because every time you slip it like that, you are heating up the flywheel and pressure plate and possibly doing damage to them.
I thought a slipping clutch was a delayed reaction. Is it different on a hydrolic clutch? On my CRX when the clutch slips, it all of a sudden catches after a few seconds and then goes. On the RX7 it catches right away but it feels like i'm pulling a damn oversized yaught!