Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Mazda 323 GLSi, Clutch Slippage
Q: I just brought a Mazda 323 GLSi. It runs like a dream with lots of power except occasionally it revs when you put your foot on the accelerator but doesn’t actually go faster!!! It happens in third or fourth gear mainly when you put your foot down but isn’t all the time.
- Laurie M.
A: It sounds as if your dream car has a little too much power for that worn clutch. From your description it sounds like the clutch is going to need replacing soon. Until you get the clutch repaired take it easy on the power, when the engine revs and the car doesn’t go it is just burning the clutch up all that much faster.