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Burning Smell Is it normal to get a slight burning smell from the clutch, it has recently been replaced and had less than 100 miles on there, could it still be wearing in??

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No it isn't, at least not for any clutch that I have put in. Sounds like it is slipping a little. I would take it back to where you had it done, and tell them whats going on.

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