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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS Clutch

My mechanic tells me that the clutch on my 2000 Hyundai Elantra (71,000 miles) is about to go. How does he know? It has never slipped…

Also, $800 to replace the clutch–can’t it be adjusted? I DO NOT want to take this to the dealership. do I trust my mechanic or get a second opinion?

I vote second opinion.

You don’t need a dealership.

But you do need a second opinion. Presumably the mechanic has some reason for saying that you need a new clutch. What, exactly, is the problem that the new clutch will reportedly fix?

Slipping, btw, is only one problem that leads to pulling the clutch. There are other parts of the system that can be bad (e.g. fork, throw out bearing). But you do say “can’t it be adjusted?” The answer is usually no, but maybe you should tell us what is going on. What you’ve said is kind of like saying “an arborist says he has to remove the tree. What do you think?” - but without mentioning that the tree fell on the house.