Does my clutch need replacing?
When the clutch in your vehicle is failing here are some of the common symptoms that you may experience. If you experience any of the below, bring your vehicle to your local We Fix Any Car and one of our expert technicians will be able to perform a clutch check to diagnose the cause of the problem.
Severe low frequency vibrations can be caused by loose or worn engine mountings, misalignment of engine to gearbox, uneven operation of clutch arm, oil contaminated facings, defective pressure plate, defective driven plate, scored or glazed flywheel, worn spigot bearing
Engine accelerates without giving a corresponding increase in vehicle speed, burning smell, vehicle will not drive up steep hills may be caused by incorrect clutch adjustments, partial seizure of linkage or fouling of pedal preventing the full return of the linkage, worn clutch facings, oil contaminated facings, defective pressure plate and/or broken springs, partially seized mechanism.
Difficulty in engaging first gear from neutral without making noise, jolt when changing gear with the vehicle in motion, vehicle moves when pedal is fully depressed can be caused by incorrect clutch adjustments or lack of fluid in the hydraulic operating system, worn hydraulic system, oil contaminated facings, defective driven plate, buckled plate or seizure on spines, seized spigot bearing or worn spigot.
A sudden move of the vehicle though the pedal is being gradually released may be caused by partial seizure of linkage or fouling of pedal preventing the full return of the linkage, uneven operation of the clutch arm, worn hydraulic system, oil contaminated driven plate, misalignment of engine to gearbox, worn spigot bearing.