A clutch consists mainly of two metal plates in the engine. Stepping on the clutch pedal disengages these plates from your rotating wheels, which allows you to change gears. Stepping off the clutch pedal creates pressure to operate the hydraulic mechanism, which transmits motion to the wheels.
There is a component in your clutch system called the flywheel, and it is common for a lot of clutch repair or replacement issues to be related to it. When it’s cracked or burned, it is normally due to excessive overheating because of slipping or grease contamination. Resting your foot on the clutch pedal also wears out your clutch.
Could you have a damaged flywheel? When do you know when it’s time to go for a clutch repair or clutch replacement?
Our professional mechanics know how to spot it and repair it if you book an appointment with us for the safety of your car.
Another common problem when it comes to clutch repairs is broken torsion springs, which can be caused by hard driving, or driving at low speed while the engine revs in high gear.
We don’t judge your driving, we just repair. Don’t hesitate to come to us for clutch repairs or replacements.
CLUTCH RELEASE FAILURE
A clutch that does not release when fully depressed causes the continual turn of the input shaft that it controls. This prevents the driver from engaging the required gears, and even the neutral gear position. There are a number of internal causes for clutch release failure, including:
- Damaged release cables
- Defective clutch cylinders
- Worn fork or pivot ball
- Damaged drive straps
- Damaged clutch discs
- Damaged splines
- Improperly installed clutch system parts
Slipping is perhaps the most common issue that people come across when dealing with the clutch. It can be aggravated by driving in areas that require you stop and start often (as opposed to driving on highways); but it can also develop because of bad shifting habits (such as using too much force to change gears).
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