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87 Mitsubishi Starion TSI, Sticking Clutch
Q: I have an '87 Mitsubishi Starion TSI, and I have problem with the clutch. It is a fairly new clutch so I do not believe it is worn. The problem is when it's cold outside the clutch slips , when the car warms up it does get better. On a warm day, the clutch grabs fine. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A: Have your technician check the movement of the clutch release fork and shaft that enters the transmission. It's not uncommon for corrosion to interfere with the movement of the clutch release fork and shaft assembly, which is made of steel, while the housing that the assembly travels through is made of aluminum. The heat of the engine will cause the aluminum housing to expand, allowing freer movement of the shaft assembly. If the clutch release fork and shaft assembly does not move freely the transmission will have to be removed from the vehicle to correct the problem. Don't let it go too long or it will ruin your new clutch.

 
     
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