To learn about clutch faults it is useful to understand how clutch works in your vehicle.
The clutch is the part that connects the engine to the gearbox, and is activated by the clutch pedal inside the car. It`s a set of metal disks that `clutch` or grab onto each other to allow some slip between the engine and transmission. This slip is what lets the car start from a dead stop without killing the engine.
Each vehicle uses a different type of clutch suited to the characteristics of the vehicle itself. We keep stocks of all the different parts used in the clutch.
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Below are some of the common faults and symptoms that you might find with your vehicle:
This is quite a common problem that we repair regularly, some of the main symptoms that you might notice with this fault include:
• Engine accelerates without giving a corresponding increase in vehicle speed.
• Smell of burning asbestos ( or Kevlar ) .
• In very bad cases, vehicle will not drive up steep hills.
The causes for this can be any defect that causes insufficient pressure on the clutch plate or reduced friction. These defects can be partial seizure of linkage or fouling of the pedal hindering the full return of the linkage. Other defects can be worn clutch facings, oil-contaminated clutch facings and defective pressure plates.
To repair these kinds of faults the mechanics shall diagnose all the affected parts and even the surrounding parts and make sure that everything is correctly aligned and should anything be damaged we can provide high quality replacement parts.
Another common that you may find with vehicles clutch can be the clutch dragging and hearing unusual noises when changing gears, this can be caused by such defects as:
• Excessive free pedal movement caused by the need for adjustment or lack of fluid in the hydraulic system.
• Fouling or wear of the linkage so that the pedal cannot be fully depressed.
• Oil-contaminated facings causing one face to stick to a driving face.
• Misalignment of friction faces.
• Partially seized spigot bearing.
• Defective driven plate, buckled plate or seizure on splines.
These problems can cause symptoms ranging from difficulty in changing gears without making a noise, jolting when changing gears and in severe cases the vehicle still moving even when clutch pedal is fully depressed.
To rectify this fault the mechanics will check the alignment of all the friction faces to make sure they are correctly set, replace damaged or worn facings and in worst case scenarios we can provide a complete clutch system installation.
This is one of the easier faults to diagnose with your vehicle, you can usually diagnose the fault due to a severe vibration felt when engaging the clutch and moving the vehicle form a stationary position.
Some of the causes for this fault can include:
• Jerky pedal operation, sticking cable or slip/grip movement of the pivot.
• Oil-contaminated facings means that the slip/grip take-up action is amplified.
• Misalignment of the friction faces.
• Defective pressure plate. Often this is due to the high friction in regions where the plate should move smoothly through the cover.
• Broken springs in the hub or a partially sheared plate.
With this kind of fault its important that we thoroughly check all the key components in the clutch system, make sure everything is aligned correctly and that any damaged or worn parts are replaced and tested correctly.
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If you are noticing any of the symptoms listed above, then contact us today to arrange to get your vehicle for a clutch repair. This can be done by filling out the car clutch form.
high revs when changing gear few seconds after gear seletion does car respond
may be slipping making slushy sounds when pushing in clutch worse in first and second
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thrust bearing noisy. replace bearing and clutch
clutch pedal stiff and goes down on its own when released. very hard to pull back up. also only disengages at full depression.
toyota avensis 2002clutch feels like it is starting to slip in 4th and 5th gear. not to confident in driving it after today.