That depends. Yes a slipping clutch will cause a smell unless they kept driving the tar out of it until it no longer smells. I got a mazda 626 from my mother in law who refused to fix the slipping clutch and kept driving it like that until it was barely driveable.
By the time I got it there was no longer any burnt clutch smell to it, it just slipped like crazy. In all gears it would rev to the sky without moving the car.
Your best bet it to try to look at it through the bellhousing access hole and see if it needs a new clutch assembly. BTW: No, a slave cylinder either releases the clutch or it does'nt, there's nothing to seize.
1995 Ranger Super
2.3 w/air intake
10" Type-R's w/RF Amp
Overbuilt's better then underbuilt. After a 12 pack of beer and a dare from your best friend.
Last edited by Hardwareman; 02-17-2008 at 05:02 PM.