Hyundai Tiburon Parts And Hyundai Tiburon Accessories
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There are a host of transmission-related problems that you can experience with the Hyundai Tiburon sports coupe, but arguably the most dangerous is a slipping clutch. Occurring in Tiburons with a manual transmission, a slipped clutch occurs when the clutch disc has become worn to the point that it no longer engages or disengages properly with the flywheel, causing the clutch to \"slip\" once the clutch pedal is pressed.
A slipped clutch in the Tiburon can make it dangerous to drive, as you will no longer be able to use the clutch reliably. A slipped clutch can put additional strain on other parts of the car\'s transmission as well. So once you feel the clutch starts to slip, you need to take action immediately.
A slipped clutch is often due to an extremely worn clutch disc. The Tiburon\'s clutch disc wears gradually over time, so a slipped clutch in older model year Tiburons with factory discs are inevitable. However, clutch discs can wear out faster from poor use of the clutch, so even the latest model Tiburons will experience a slipped clutch if you step on the clutch pedal too hard and too often. And, in very rare cases, the clutch disc may have a factory defect that prevents it from engaging properly, especially in the case of aftermarket clutch discs with no OEM certification.
Having a hard time getting the clutch to kick in is a likely symptom of a slipping clutch disc, but it can be due to other faulty transmission components, such as a loose clutch cable for instance.
To confirm if your Tiburon is suffering from a slip clutch, put the car into fourth gear and slowly step on the gas pedal while stepping on the clutch. If you are unable to let go of the clutch pedal without the engine stalling, the clutch is slipping. Also, take note of how deep you are stepping on the clutch. There should be an inch of two of play on the pedal before the clutch begins to disengage. If the clutch disengages earlier, this means the clutch is not \"riding\" or not partially disengaged when the pedal is not stepped on. Other symptoms of a slipped clutch include overheating of the gearbox and noticeably increased fuel mileage.
If you have confirmed that your Tiburon does have a slipping clutch, the best course of action is to replace the disc itself. To remove the disc, you will need to remove the driveshaft, bell housing, and the transmission from underneath the car. The clutch also has to be replaced in perfect alignment with a pilot tool. Doing so ensures that the transmission input shaft will slot it and function properly once the car is running again. Because of the number of parts involved and the complexity of installing a new clutch disc, it is strongly recommended to have the process done by a licensed mechanic. Keep in mind that if the clutch disc is not installed properly, the car\'s clutch may not work properly or not at all.