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While driving if i give it too much gas the rpm go way up without the car going any faster. 5 speed with a new clutch .

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If you have a new clutch check your adjustment. If the adjustment is okay you need to check all linkage, cables, and pivot points for the clutch operation. Somethingthing must be hanging up causing the slipping problem.

Posted on May 06, 2010

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If this is a standard shift transmission it sounds like the clutch is going out..

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Clutch doesn't have computer and is not monitored by any other system.
Very rare car here and I don't remember if it's hydraulic or cable clutch.
If it's hydraulic then there is no adjustment.
If it's a cable then it may have one.
In any case make sure that :
1)you are not riding the clutch , in other word you are not the cause of it.When you drive, keep your foot out of clutch pedal , exept when you shifting , even when you think you just have you foot on it without pressure you are wrong , little touch already apply pressure to the system disengaging the clutch.
2)Cable adjustment is ok if aplicable.
3)Clutch engaging at no more then 70% of pedal travel distance.
4)You replaced pressure plate when clutch has been done.
5)Flywheel was in a good shape(not grooved or burnt) at the time of clutch replacement.
There is a way to check if clutch is slipping.
When you go at 35-40MPH shift it to 3d gear , take your foot of clutch pedal completly then floor the gas pedal , if RPM rising much faster then you gaining the speed there is a possibilities that clutch is slipping.(you can also smell it if it burns)
Make sure you are not hazard for any traffic when doing this test.

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Could be several things.. I would suggest replace the neutral safety switch, all O2 sensors and fuel and air filters, PVC valve and if needed plugs n wires..
The issue could also be a bad throttle body.. Should be a good idea to get it hooked up to a diagnostic machine - get the codes and then you will know more of what you are dealing with..

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