The clutch is the link between the engine and gearbox. It has a clutch disc with friction material on both sides a pressure plate & throw out bearing. The clutch system in cars is based on friction between the flywheel [engine side] and pressure plate [gearbox side] these components spin at the same speed. When a clutch friction material starts to wear and instead of clamping tightly between the flywheel and pressure plate the clutch slips and the speed is different in these components.
At Andrew McClure Mechanical we can service all your clutch problems. We can replace clutches in all cars, 4wd and small trucks, replace clutch master and slave cylinders and clutch cables.
The following are the most common clutch problems.
Full power of the engine does not reach the transmission, the engine speeds up, but the vehicle speed does not.
Clutch shudder is a vibration through the vehicle when engaging no matter how slowly or carefully it is applied.
When engaging the clutch a jerk or shudder is felt through the vehicle no matter how slowly or carefully it is applied.
The clutch pedal is excessively hard to push down this is usually a problem with linkage or a cable problem.
Throw out bearing failure can be heard when applying the clutch, a rumbling, squealing or whirring noise may also be the spigot bearing or front gearbox bearing noise.