I just got a 2000 Porsche Carrera (2 wheel drive) with 43000 miles. I made a sudden U-turn and I was surprised, the car was billowing lots of smoke from the back and no throttle response, there was also a burned kind of smell ike the clutch was burning. I had the PSM switched on. I still get a smell from what smells like the clutch so I'm driving with the PSM switched off. What kind of problems am I facing or is this normal?
Country: United StatesMake: PorscheModel: 911 Carrera 2Year: 2000
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Hello , here to try and help you to understand what may be going on .Try putting the car into 3rd gear from a stand still and let the clutch out slowly, does the car want to stall out or feel like continue to run? if it runs the clutch is worn out.
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It actually stalled when I tried this ...........This is my first Porsche with the PSM and was really wondering if the smoke and smell were a common occurence when making a sudden and fast maneuver like a U-turn. Is the PSM known to do this? Is the PSM prone to failure.
ok so the clutch seems to be alright. I need to ask you some more questions so that I may be a bit clearer on where the smoke is coming from. you say that it smells like burning clutch. do you feel any pulsation in the clutch pedal when the smoke comes out ? The PSM is tied into the ABS system keeping the wheels from spinning or breaking free when they lose grip and have little to do with the clutch. I believe that the PSM is unrelated to you're problem that is being experienced. If you live in an area where there is not ant traffic try this; drive the car in high RPM in 2nd and 3rd gear and as the RPM rises watch to see if the clutch slip's, do not over rev the engine just drive normally but when you get to the point of where you normally would shift just continue to drive and check for slipping, smoke and the smell. in both 2nd and 3rd gear.
I'll try this tomorrow, and let you know the rresults. ...Like I said this only happened once when I made a very sudden u-turn and tried to accelerate out of the turn.............smoke jusy poured out the back................I'll let you know the results of tomorrow trial........THANK YOU
it could be that the clutch slipped if the foot was on the pedal while you made the turn. But this is how you test the clutch if at a higher rpm the clutch will slip and you should see the RPM gage rise but the car will not go faster, if it does this the clutch is worn, if it does this in 2nd it is very worn, in 3rd but not 2nd its not as worn. let me know the result and we can continue.
I experience no slipping clutch in any of the methods you suggested
I'm sorry for not getting back to you sooner, but I've been traveling and have not driven the car. The clutch checks out solid on everything I've tried as per your suggestions. The problem I had, I only had at that one instance. I appreciate your help, but it appears that I over reacted to something that turns out not to be a problem. Thank you again..............
glad to know that it was figured out
Thanks for your help..........Gus Rausch