Hey guys! I have a 06 Aveo5 Special Value with 5-Speed manual transmission and 100,000KMS. And I've put 30,000 on since I bought it in August.. And I bought it with 70,000 off a lease return. I guess when you do clutch dumps, and reverse to 1st, and drop it a lot, it ruins your clutch.
I do notice now, it used to engage in gear half way up the pedal almost, it felt springy. But now it doesn't engage until near the end of the pedal? However, everything is smooth, and I know it's not slipping because whenever it does engage, there isn't any dry revving - as if it was in neutral. It just goes into gear, and the second you tap the gas it accelerates and revs normally.
However whenever you do switch gears, 1st, 2nd and 3rd the car doesn't "dip down" like it used too, but it does a bit in 4th and 5th.
I've heard stories of peoples clutches going, and blowing the engine and transmission. So I'm kind of worried, I'm a 17 year old paying off the car.
My other question is, what about the timing belt? I have money, but it's needed for other things right now. I hit 100,000KM and it doesn't seem to be slipping, but apparently they can just "go" anytime.. So should I change it now, or is there anyway to confirm I'm safe for now? I'm in Mexico now, and a week after I get home I'm taking a trip to Fredericton with my girlfriend. Don't want my clutch or belt going on the way....