Clutch is killing my knee !

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  1. dennisroc

    dennisroc Road Train Member

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    First 2 weeks of school over and today started backing on the range.

    Other students were complaining about their knees hurting but I actually had to stop and put the shifter into neutral to rest my knee during my parallel parking , I had to let that clutch out ,so much pain.

    Can anyone tell me how to stop this severe pain ?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Wespipes

    Wespipes Road Train Member

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    Only use the clutch to start going from a stop. Other then that or heavy traffic and backing you dont ever need to use the clutch
     
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    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Tylenol for arthritis tablets. 650 mg./take two
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    Hang in there until you graduate and get with a company that uses automatics.
     
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  5. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    They've probably got a old stiff clutch. Or one of them heavy clutches.

    I won't swear for all trucks but my replacement options were 1800 lbs and 2200 lbs. 2200 being a stiffer clutch.

    I could see 2200 being used for heavy haul but for standard 80k. 1800 is just perfect. And the knees like it too.
     
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  6. CraigInReston

    CraigInReston Light Load Member

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    Most driving schools require using the clutch, or double-clutching. Just bare with it until you pass the road test, then you can drive like the rest of us. I know it sucks... it will be over soon enough.
     
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    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Try adjusting the seat for both ride height and clutch pedal movement distance.

    If the clutch is good and adjusted correctly, you should only need to move it about 2 inches to break torque.
     
  8. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Schools and most DMV examiners do not want to see you floating gears. They expect you to double-clutch. While they are some exceptions to the above, nobody's ever failed a DMV test because the double-clutch.
     
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    tscottme Road Train Member

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    After you clutch a couple of thousand times, it will just be *one* of the pains you feel every day.
     
  10. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I tore my ACL in my left knee 20 years ago.

    Drove a 359 eleven yard concrete mixer for 3 years, various local, can still jump out of trailers.

    This pain. In your knee. Can you describe it ?
     
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  11. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    i use to teach the adams family song when i was a school instructor. you sing the song. and go clutch fuel clutch
     
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