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Gavin Perry
Gavin Perry, Auto Mechanic
Category: Car
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Experience:  Licensed diagnostic and repair technician
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I was travelling through the lake district and as I went up

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Hi. I was travelling through the lake district and as I went up a long but not ridiculously steep hill, my car started to smoke (white) from the engine bay and a burnt smell came through the vents. It took a while to clear so I parked it and left it to cool down, and tentatively drove home, noticing a lack of power and really high revs in 1st and second gear.
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: It's fine
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: Citroen c3 picasso 2016, 34000 miles on clcok
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I havent
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 17 days ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** am here to assist you Today has your vehicle got a manual or automatic gearbox.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Manual
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
1.2
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 17 days ago.

The issue in 1st and 2nd gear is that it is revving high.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Revving high with lcak of power, seems it takes an age before the car moves
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I'm worried the clutch is gone
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 17 days ago.

It has a clutch issue and needs replacing.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Thought so, just wanted confirmation, cheers
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 17 days ago.

No problem regards Gavin.