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I have a standard transmission. How do I know when I need to replace the clutch? The car has 69,000 miles on it.

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Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Hi Susan, I am assuming your PT Cruiser had a 5 speed manual transmission. A clutch will last longer in a car, that has a driver who understands how to correctly shift gears. I once had a Honda Civic that went 180,000 miles until it needed a new clutch and I have had clients who

Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management Susan Marvin, A clutch is not a general maintenance item. Depending on how you drive, and a little bit of the luck of the draw, you may never have to replace your clutch. Or, you may have to replace the clutch more than once throughout the life of the vehicle. When you start to feel the clutch slipping and/or you hear a grinding noise, this is a good indication that your clutch is going bad and will need to be replaced soon. Suzanne

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