How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Ross Your Own Question

Ross, Diagnostic and repair technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 1159
Experience:  Licensed diagnostic and repair technician
Type Your Car Question Here...
Ross is online now

I have a '99 plate s type jaguar 3.0 manual with a very high

Customer Question

I have a '99 plate s type jaguar 3.0 manual with a very high clutch. There is nearly 100000 miles on the clock. Do I need to replace the clutch? Do I need to also replace the dual mass flywheel?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ross replied 1 year ago.
Ross :

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you today. I am a licensed diagnostic and repair technician, I look forward to working with you.

Ross :

If the clutch is high it is a sign the clutch is coming to the end of its life, however if the clutch is not slipping it will not need replacing quite yet.

You can do a stall test by putting the car into 4th gear and gently release the clutch. do this with the handbrake applied. The engine should stall. If it slips it wouldn't be long until it begins to slip when driving. The clutch can become quite high as it reaches the end of its life, but if the car is not driven particularly hard you can get many more miles out of it until gets to the point where it slips and requires replacement.

With regards ***** ***** dual mass flywheel, this should be inspected when the clutch is changed, it is not necessary to replace the dual mass unless the plate is loose and rattling, it judders, shows cracking or signs of heavy wear. This can all be checked when replacing the clutch.

What Customers are Saying:

  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil
< Previous | Next >
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, do indeed know your stuff. Jim
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex

Meet The Experts:

  • Greg



    Satisfied Customers:

    Automotive diagnostic tech
< Last | Next >
  • Greg's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    Automotive diagnostic tech
  • Matt's Avatar


    Mechanical Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
  • Ross's Avatar


    Diagnostic and repair technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    Licensed diagnostic and repair technician
  • Rob's Avatar


    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    30 years trade experience
  • uk_iaibal's Avatar


    UK Car Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    Verified Car Mechanic.
  • Billy's Avatar


    Trainer/ Master Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    Trainer 8+ years, master tech. 10+ years, SAE member
  • Mike Kelly's Avatar

    Mike Kelly

    Auto Service Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.