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2009 Kia Rio Question: Car won't accelerate. Have a manual. Car just revs and a burning smell occurs.

 

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ddellahoy, Hudson, FL, August 21, 2013, 03:18
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I accidently was revving the engine to much. The car was working fine. The clutch is burnt. It has that distinct smell. I went to work, got off about 8 hours later and the car will barely accelerate at all. I believe the clutch may have slipped. If I try to accelerate I'll go about 5mph. It's basically acting like it's in neutral. What do I do?

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    pushrod August 21, 2013, 03:52
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    Not much choice! Tow to repair shop, get clutch assembly replaced. After repair dont "accidently" rev. the engine too much again!

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    sarge88, August 27, 2013, 13:38
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    you can RPM shift it to get it home

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    pushrod, August 27, 2013, 15:06
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    Wont help, clutch pedal is wroking, just wont hold!!! It's slipping.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13388 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper August 21, 2013, 05:30
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    agree with pushrod. lesson learned

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