Clutch Replacement

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The clutch provides the connection between the engine and the gearbox. It does not have to form a fixed connection because in practice it will ensure that the engine always stops when it stops because it will not be able to continue its turning movement. Sounds a bit complicated, but it comes down to the engine having to be able to run, even when the car is stationary. A fixed connection with the powertrain would not allow that. The clutch also makes it possible to adjust the driving force. Just think of driving on a steep road where sometimes you have to make some extra revs to go up the slope. You then have the option to 'play' with the link. Also when changing gears, there must be no driving forces on the transmission to prevent damage from occurring. By breaking the contact with the motor with the coupling, it is therefore possible to change gear.

So the clutch is certainly subject to a lot of wear and tear?

Yes. When the clutch pedal is pressed, a special compression spring ensures that the clutch plate disengages from the flywheel. This is almost always done hydraulically with the clutch pedal activating a cylinder, which generates enough force to press the plate against the spring. The so-called clutch bearing also ensures this. The whole clutch system is not exactly easy to assemble, and there are also many rotating parts. Just think of the flywheel, the clutch plate, the compression spring and the bearing. The clutch cylinder also moves up and down when the pedal is operated.

Enough places where there is wear. Of course, everything is very durable, and the wear is reduced to a minimum, so you do not always have to change all parts of the system. However, it is unavoidable at times that you will have to get somebody to replace some of the parts. With the emphasis on 'to get' because replacing the clutch is a job where there is a lot to look at, and the work needs to be done very carefully. So let it be left to our experts.

Will everything be replaced with a link that no longer functions properly?

A malfunctioning link can have various causes. The most common is a leaky cylinder. You will notice this more often with a clutch pedal that will feel less “harsh” when pressed. You will also more often have trouble when changing gears.

Otherwise, there might be a worn clutch plate. This has a special lining that ensures that the contact with the flywheel is not interrupted when the compression spring presses against it. With a worn-out lining, the flywheel skids through, so not all energy from the engine can be released on the transmission. You will notice a slow acceleration despite the engine making a lot of revs.

Replacing the clutch plate is the most common, but also most demanding work. For this, the entire transmission will have to be disconnected from the engine. The pressure group must then be removed. If there is damage to the flywheel, it must also be replaced. It is always wise to change the compression spring and clutch bearing immediately. It is because there is a lot of work involved in replacing the clutch plate and it is wise to quickly renew everything.

As mentioned before, replacing the clutch is best done by a professional company like Challenger Tyres & Exhausts.

Cheap Clutch services in Hoyland (also covering the surrounding areas like Tankersley, Birdwell, Worsbrough, Blacker Hill, Jump, Hemingfield, Wombwell, Brampton, Elsecar, Brampton, Bierlow, Hood Hill) at Challenger Tyres & Exhausts!

We will handle your car with the utmost care. You are also guaranteed that we use parts of the highest quality and that you will also receive a guarantee on the work we have done.

Before we start working on your car, we will give you an estimate of the costs.

We can assure you that we always do our best to keep the costs for our customers as low as possible.