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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Corvette clutch problems

clutch problem

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2005 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 212007

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles


Chevrolet 2005 Corvette. Aprox.40,000 miles driving under normal conditions. Dry/sunny. Driving slowly in morning rush hour traffic. Changing from first to second gear. Pedal lost pressure, sank to the floor. Slave cylinder, hydraulic clutch failure. Line ruptured, squirtig brake fluid all over hot exhaust manifold, block, heads, firewall. Fluid caught fire. Seen smoke within two seconds after pedal sank to the floor. Popped hood seen flames. Was able to put out. Seems to be very dangerous, generic design and parts quality. Car is at the shop as I write this. Mech removed slave master line assembly. It seemed to be inferior for heat and pressure. Most was plastic and held together with a plastic clip. If any of the plastic cracks or fails, break fluid could spray all over your hot exhaust manifold. Such as in my case.

- Grapevine, TX, USA

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