My clutch began slipping a touch while under a load in all gears. I was thinking it was probably a failed slave cylinder as I only have 31k on the clock, and I've never abused a clutch. I don't ride it, don't slip it, and rev match on downshifts, so I was suprised to hear from the dealer that he didn't see any hydraulic fluid leaking from the clutch. He also remarked that he'd only seen few clutches ever truly fail and that mine seemed extremely premature. Given that, he said it was still a wear item and isn't covered. It was as if he was admitting that this was above and beyond normal wear and tear, but he didn't really care because it's not his problem. <p>So the clutch isn't covered under warranty as it is a wear item, but he said it would be covered if they got in there and there was something actually broken, like the plate itself or the springs. The catch is that if they disassembled it and there was nothing broken that would be covered, then I'd be stuck paying for it all to the tune of $2800 pre-tax. <p>I can't afford that right now, so I'm wondering if I'll do damage to anything else in there if I keep driving it the way it is and just drive gingerly to keep it all from exploding? Second, this seems extremely premature for the clutch to have actually worn out and is there any recourse, or am I stuck? I did a search and it seems like every case of a failure at low mileage was actually due to the slave failing. <p>Maybe I'm just venting from frustration, but if anyone has any ideas I'd love to hear them. <p>Lastly is a clutch swap something that I can do myself? I consider myself a decent shadetree mechanic, but all my work has been on Jeeps, Chevys, and Dodges, all of which had standard longitudinal engines with inline trannys. Those are no problem to drop and change a clutch, but I've never worked on the engine/tranny of a transverse mounted FWD car. I imagine it's not something I could tackle, but I thought I'd ask.