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Blown clutch at 44,000 miles?

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2013 Eco

Noticed slippage and dealer checked it and gave me the bad news. But, I've never blown a clutch before and find it hard to take the clutch going before the brakes or tires.

Anyone else heard of this happening?
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There was someone who had two clutches go out within the first like 31K miles or something like that. I don't remember the exact number, but, it was under 40k. Some cruzes had a faulty pressure plate that caused the clutch to die in the first 15k, but, the dealer covered that. The pressure plate wasn't completely flat.
 

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It can happen. Take a close look at the friction plate. You're looking for even/uneven wear. Uneven wear may be is a sign of a mechanical issue that prevented the friction pad and plate from making a good solid connection.
 
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