SPECIALISTS IN MOT & SERVICING ALL MAKES AND MODELS
CLUTCHES & GEARBOXES
The clutch acts as the transfer of energy between the engine and gearbox, undergoing huge amounts of stress each time a gear is selected, particularly whenever a gear is missed or the clutch is released too sharply.Read more
The clutch assembly is made up of multiple components, depending on the make and model of your vehicle and together with the clutch plate, release bearing, nose cone, concentric slave cylinder there is often a “dual mass flywheel” in modern vehicles that can also fail.
Clutch components are large items tightly coupled with the engine and therefore time consuming to replace. A typical clutch replacement service can take anywhere from 3 to 8 hours (possibly more) depending on the vehicle model and specification. For this reason, during any clutch related service all components including the dual mass flywheel would also be checked to ensure they are in good working order before reassembling the clutch casing.
HOW TO TELL IF YOUR CLUTCH OR DUAL MASS FLYWHEEL IS FAILING?
- Engine revs are increasing but the vehicle has little power (slipping)
- Poor performance with increased fuel consumption
- Burning smell (similar to brake pads)
- Loss of drive or power especially under load, eg, climbing up a hill
- Unable to engage gear while engine Running, particularly low gears
- Car is “juddering” when setting off or changing gear
- Chattering sound when starting car
- Change in engine note with clutch depressed or released
- Clutch pedal vibrating
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or generally poor power performance then your clutch or dual mass flywheel may need attention and should be checked. If you leave a failing clutch too long before having it checked, this could cause further damage to the vehicle, including damaging the flywheel itself, which is a significantly more expensive repair procedure.
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