Greg’s Garage Repairs Clutches! Clutch Problems Clutch problems can occur at almost any mileage and for a wide variety of reasons. When the clutch pedal is released and the clutch disc starts to rub against the flywheel and pressure plate, it generates friction and heat. Many clutch discs have a spring-loaded center hub to provide a little “give” when the clutch is engaged. Is Your Clutch Acting Up? clutch_content_photo
  • Drag, Hard Shifting
  • Grabbing
  • Noisy
  • Pedal Hard to Push
  • Pedal Spongy, Low Pedal Effort
  • Rattle
  • Slipping
  • Vibration
Clutch Diagnosis and Repair Clutches don’t last forever, the facing on the clutch disc wears each time it is engaged. The friction material on the disc becomes worn and pressure starts to drop, causing it to slip. Clutch issues may be caused from an oil leak or a bad driveshaft, motor mount, linkage, hydraulic system, flywheel, mounting or worn parts. Quality parts are very important because of load and continual use. No one likes to drive a car that chatters or vibrates!! Clutch repair consists of removing the transmission or transaxle, plus the related systems, to enable access. The flywheel should always be resurfaced or replaced when a clutch is changed. Oil, dirt, grease, warpage, cracks or grooves on a flywheel can cause clutch problems. Greg’s Garage has an in house flywheel grinder that can save you time and money on your next clutch job! About your Clutch The clutch consists of numerous moving parts and inspection is important for proper operation. The linkage is controlled by either mechanical or hydraulic systems. The fulcrum engages the throw-out bearing, clutch pressure plate and disc, flywheel plus the pilot bearing. The pilot bearing is important because it lets the transmission freewheel while shifting gears. Proper lube, alignment and torque are required for smooth engagement. Let Greg’s Garage help you with your clutch problems….Don’t Delay!