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2016 focus RS with 48k miles. I drive average, not really hard on the car. Only a few launches.

I was driving on the freeway today and a few cars braked suddenly. I switched lanes, downshifted into 3rd and then full throttle to speed back up / pass. Car accelerated for a few seconds and the clutch slipped / revs climbed. I re - engaged the clutch, put it into second, back on throttle but had the same issue. Eventually the clutch engaged and everything was fine. After I got off the freeway the car drove around fine and I couldn’t replicated the issue. The bite point on the clutch is now further to the floor, but not by much. Clutch pedal doesn’t have a satisfying engagement anymore and it just feels like I’m pressing a brake pedal.

Is my clutch just wearing out? Maybe I didn’t fully release the clutch pedal? Definitely stank like clutch.

Has anyone else had this issue? Thank you for your help.
Yes. Clutch slip manifests itself in initially in high gears at peak torque when the clutch is under peak load. You can usually initiate slip when the clutch is on the way out by doing a fast shift into third gear at maybe 2500-3000 rpm and go WOT as soon as the clutch is engaged. At higher rpm in lower gears they generally hold ok but at peak torque in higher gears at lower engine speeds they let go. If you keep your foot into it when it slips it will hook up again as the clutch temp rises. When it's really worn it just wont hook up again under those conditions. If you nurse it you can probably get quite a few more miles out of it.

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