Tips on Clutch Replacement


Anna Wrench, Negosentro |  Most of us are aware that a clutch is important for a car and also know the possibilities of getting this replaced in case of major problems. A little knowledge in the working of a clutch can give you a fair idea of when this needs to be replaced. A clutch is considered as meeting point between the transmission and an engine. At the time the clutch is engaged, the spin of the transmission is similar to the speed of the engine. Without the clutch driver could not stop the car engine. Apart from that, clutch is a safety tool of your car and you need to repair the clutch on time. Sometimes you can feel the clutch slippery and you need to replace the clutch system to ensure the best safety measurements.

When would you need a clutch replacement?

  • Clutches which are good tend to release around three quarters of the way through one the pressure is taken off the clutch pedal and those which are problematic will take time to release. Worn out sprigs might be the cause of this.
  • With a ‘mushy’ or ‘spongy’ feel to the clutch you know it is time to replace this.
  • A burning smell from the clutch is a clear indication that these are on the way out.
  • There are many clutches which actually give out smoke when they are worn-out. Obviously, these need replacement.
  • There are times when a car suddenly slips out of gear. This is possible when accelerating on an incline. This is happened due to lack of the transmission fluid. In case there is enough fluid, means that there is a leakage of oil from crank shift to the clutch plate or probably the clutch is extremely worn-out.

However, if you find these above problems in your car then you must consult with the car repair services. The cost of the car repair can vary according to the condition of the clutch system and you need to pay the price for the new clutch system for any kind of replacement.

Details on Clutch Replacement:

Replacing a worn-out clutch is a complex job best handled by an experienced professional. This needs the removal of the drive shaft and the disassembling of the transmission. Many different models of cars require hoists. In case you wish to do this on your own, you need to own a whole lot of tools which include socket sets, screwdrivers, wrenches and more.

Removing the Old Clutch:


  • For removing the old clutch, it is essential to follow the manual provided by the manufacturer. Generally, you need to disconnect the battery to prevent any electrical damage or shock.
  • Next you need to disconnect the clutch cable along with any parts of the vehicle which are in the way. Lift the engine a little with the help of the floor jack and remove one engine mounts.
  • The next step is removing the flywheel bell housing so that the transaxle can be moved. Examine the flywheel for any damage once you have removed the bolts which are on the pressure plates. With all in place, you can now remove the clutch disk along with the parts which need replacement.

With removing the old clutch, you need to check out the crank shift and clean this thoroughly. Positioning the fly wheel on the top of the flange, you need to tighten the bolts to the specified torque. The transaxle is moved in the forward direction after positioning it right till the shaft for input enters the hole in the specific clutch disk. The bell housing and the clutch need to be reinstalled. Re-fix the vehicle and adjust the clutch cable.

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