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Old 12-13-2006, 12:20 PM
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04 SMG Clutch slip????

O.K. guys, I'm new to post here but been cruzzin' around for a while. As in the title, my 04 SMG is startin to slip under moderate to heavy throttle in all settings on the SMG. I didn't notice any problems untill I put on the new tires.(Pilot Sport PS2's) The DSC light will come on every now and then even with very little throttle and shifting with the paddles I don't go out and beat the car up on purpose, but by any means do I drive it like I'm 90 either. Do you think I have more than one problem, or could they all be related? It's a CPO car so I have the extended warranty on it and to boot it only has 33K miles. Any help would be great. Love the site too, it's a great place to hang around and learn. Lost in confusion, Jeff
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:10 PM
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As best I recall......get up over 20MPH and put the gear selector in neutral, then pull in both paddles and hold for ~5 seconds. Put selector back in gear and carry on. I'm quite certain this is covered in the owners manual.
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Old 12-13-2006, 05:38 PM
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Bren thanks for the post. I'll look it up in the book.
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Old 12-15-2006, 10:33 AM
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Bren thanks for the post. I'll look it up in the book.
be sure and report back
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Old 12-16-2006, 06:24 PM
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Just checked the manual and can't find anything about holding both paddles while moving for 5 seconds. What is this supposed to accomplish?
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Old 12-17-2006, 01:57 PM
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Bren, went through the book and found it. However it only stated to hold the paddles in for 2sec and not 5. That seemed to remedy the problem with the DSC trying to take over every chance it had, but the clutch still seems a little on the slippy side. Maybe it has something to do with the OBC not realizing whats going on yet. In level 5 in manual mode I am getting better and more crisp shifts again. Nothing like having it snap your passangers head against the headrest when you nail a good shift. I'll keep driving and report back later. (only about 50 miles since the paddle trick.) Once again, thanks for the direction.
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Old 12-17-2006, 03:50 PM
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It's in the book under tire replacement and snow chains, around page 71 or so. Hope this helps
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Old 01-12-2007, 12:43 AM
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O.K. guys, I'm new to post here but been cruzzin' around for a while. As in the title, my 04 SMG is startin to slip under moderate to heavy throttle in all settings on the SMG. I didn't notice any problems untill I put on the new tires.(Pilot Sport PS2's) The DSC light will come on every now and then even with very little throttle and shifting with the paddles I don't go out and beat the car up on purpose, but by any means do I drive it like I'm 90 either. Do you think I have more than one problem, or could they all be related? It's a CPO car so I have the extended warranty on it and to boot it only has 33K miles. Any help would be great. Love the site too, it's a great place to hang around and learn. Lost in confusion, Jeff

my friend had this - some oil leak form the eng was flwing back to the trans, causing the slip - leak fixed and clutch replaced under warranty.
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:28 AM
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Oddly enough the snow chain section of my manual says to reinitialize the smg system and to see page 89 but page 89 doesn't mention it. Weird.
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