The engine of your car is elaborate, it is not always easy to understand all the signals it sends us. However, it is totally necessary to try to stay on alert for the slightest indication of weakness in your car to limit the risk of serious complications. If you have the impression that your clutch is slipping on your Citroen C8, you’re right to have started investigating. It’s a defect that must be taken into account rather quickly, otherwise you could end up with an unusable car. To help you in your way our team has decided to produce this guide which should allow you to see more clearly and make the right decisions to avoid aggravating the problem and ensure that it is indeed the trouble you are victim of. To accomplish this, we will first have a look at what a slipping clutch on Citroen C8 is and how to check that this is what is occurring to you, and then, what actions can be taken to solve the problem.


What is slipping clutch on Citroen C8 and how to identify it?

A Citroen C8 with a clutch that slips

The clutch of your Citroen C8 is the part that permits your automobile to change gears. It is placed between your gearbox and your engine. It is the part that comes into contact with the flywheel which is located on the engine side and which will receive the power transmitted by the clutch. With wear, the clutch of your Citroen C8 slips because it is made up of notches that engage in the flywheel, and with wear and friction it wears out. It is said that the clutch slips when its teeth are too damaged for it to engage on the flywheel.

How to identify clutch slipping on an Citroen C8?

There are many solutions to identify that the clutch of your Citroen C8 is slipping. You can conduct all of these examinations yourself.
You can simply identify that your clutch slips when you accelerate and your engine revs up, but your car does not speed up, you may also encounter a burning smell.
To validate the first statement, you can stop, pull the hand brake, engage the first one, accelerate moderately by releasing the clutch of your vehicle lightly, if your engine motor rises in revs but the Citroen C8 is still fixed it is the indication of a dead clutch.
Finally, you can put yourself, still in third gear, with the handbrake on, and by releasing it, your car should stall, if not, your clutch is almost certainly dead.

What should I do when my clutch slips on my Citroen C8?

Some advices to avoir the wear of your Citroen C8 clutch

We will now give you some ideas to limit the wear of your clutch and avoid your clutch slipping on your Citroen C8. Firstly, it is wise not to leave your foot on the clutch pedal, whether or not the pressure you apply is very light you will pre wear the clutch release bearing which will eventually lead to a full change of the clutch kit. An additional point not to be omitted, do not over-accelerate when you start, your acceleration must constantly be adapted to the speed of your engine motor. In the event that you are at a standstill accelerate slowly, if you are at medium speed accelerate gradually when you release the clutch pedal of your car so as not to make it slip against your engine flywheel.

Replacing your Citroen C8 clutch

Finally, in this last part, we will talk about the repair part. In case the clutch of your Citroen C8 is useless, you might be stuck at a standstill and have no other choice than to phone the tow truck, because a dead clutch no longer allows the transmission to transmit power to the wheels. If this is the case, take note that you will have to replace the complete clutch kit, this repair needs quite a few hours of work and is estimated to cost between 500 and 1200 euros according to the engine and the garage.

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