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I'm trying to pinpoint if this is normal, normal meaning most of you experienced what I am about to describe, with your c7, and maybe also have on other manual trans cars you have driven.

With car off, pressing the clutch fully up and down feels very fluid. I don't feel anything in the travel. But once I turn car on and let clutch up there is a point going up I feel click. If keep it in neutral, Depress again, and let up I can feel again like a springy click or faint notch or click as I let the clutch up quickly or slowly. This doesn't happen every time I don't believe and I feel it is right about where the clutch would engage if I had it in gear, but should this be felt in neutral with a hydraulic clutch? Is it still engaging with engine at idle when car is in neutral?

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I'm pretty sure what you are feeling is the pressure plate engaging the clutch disk. Since brake fluid is not compressable it acts like a solid so it will transfer a lot of mechanical activity. The action of the pressure plate, which is actually what's moving, against the clutch disk and ultimately what would normally be the flywheel is the same regardless whether it's in gear or not.

I feel the same thing and have on all manuals I've owned, some just more than others. BTW, that initial contact point is well before it would actually clamp down with enough force to engage.


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I'm pretty sure what you are feeling is the pressure plate engaging the clutch disk. Since brake fluid is not compressable it acts like a solid so it will transfer a lot of mechanical activity. The action of the pressure plate, which is actually what's moving, against the clutch disk and ultimately what would normally be the flywheel is the same regardless whether it's in gear or not.

I feel the same thing and have on all manuals I've owned, some just more than others. BTW, that initial contact point is well before it would actually clamp down with enough force to engage.


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Thanks mjw for that answer. Correct, that initial contact point will move my car, if in gear, with no throttle, but if I give it gas while maintaining that same point, it will just start slipping until I continue to release the clutch. So I'm guessing it's enough to bite with low rpm but can't handle higher rpm unless the clutch continues to be fully released.
 

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My foot must not be very sensitive.Driven manual shifts all my life.I don't feel any difference
It really is something you'd have to try and do in order to feel. I mean, how many times have you sat in your car, in neutral, pressed the clutch down, and then let it up while still in neutral and paying attention to what you feel in the pedal?? When you are an insane person like me, I play with everything and take notice to everything. It really is a curse.

Try what I described on initial post and you should feel what I'm talking about. Unless you have boots on.
 
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