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After 31000 miles I've just had a new clutch fitted to my 2002 (52 plate) CC. All seems well on the up changes, but maybe not so on the downchanges. I get the usual throttle blip when changing from 4th to 3rd or 5th to 4th, but when i then fully apply the throttle it appears that the clutch isn't fully engaged and I get what feels like slipping (maybe for 1-2 seconds) before it fully engages. Then we're off as usual. It happens about 50% of the time. Does this sound like the settings aren't as agressive as they used to be with the old clutch, or is there a software constraint which will resolve itself when the car has adapted again to my driving style....any thoughts? I always drive in sport mode.
 

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I have the exact same issue on a Coupe Cambiocorsa 2004. New clutch exchanged under warranty at 10,000 miles after the car refused to get in gear and the red gear box warning light came on. Now it slips off the line, 1 to 3 seconds, and between gears, same time, but sometimes it shifts fine. Slip will cause RPM to go high under acceleration. Dealer said it's normal, but obviously it's not. Did the dealer ever get your car fixed?
 

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Hi PJ
Did you get the clutch done at a dealer or private or clutch specialist or a FM aftermarket centre?

I think that it could be an adaptive issue-give it a few days but you should immediately take it to the guys that did the clutch.

It should be reprogrammed (settings) using the OBD2 or 3 computer. FM mechanic at dealer told me that they dont always do this.

Have you had the campaigns and recalls done at FM dealer so that its up to date? On your model there was a software upgrade to stop the jerking and have a smoother ride. I havent done it yet as one car which had this done had the gearbox ecu fried.
 

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Not that it's related to your problem but you should always break the clutch in properly. I usually drive 300-500 miles of CITY driving before getting on the car after a new clutch install.
 

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I also had the exact same issue after a routine clutch replacement. Dealer verified it WAS NOT normal behavior, and went back in, only to find a defective throw-out bearing. Since that was replaced, the car shifts as it always has. FYI. Get it back to the dealer. Good Luck.
 

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Yes, the clutch replacement was carried out by a ferrari/maserati main dealer and all campaigns have been installed. After several-hundred miles the clutch is still misbehaving, so it's time to take it back as I'm sure it's not an adaptive issue and will not correct itself. A dodgy throw-out bearing sounds feasible, thanks for the replies!
 

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hey pj. when they replaced the clutch, they should have replaced all three clutch parts i.e clutch plate (dual),pressure plate and thrust bearing surely!

I wouldnt be at all surprised if they only replaced 2 out of 3 items. Ask to see the old parts - this is what everyone should do and speak to the actual mechanic doing the job.
next time people should ask to see the new parts and mark them with your own funny mix coloured paint then when anew clutch is fitted you know if the paint is there that they indeed have removed/replaced the full clutch. I know that this is an extraordinary procedure but what else can we do?

which dealer did you use?
 
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