If you are like a lot of people you drive an automatic transmission and never have to worry about a clutch. But if you drive a stick-shift you are using a clutch every time you shift into gear.
What Exactly Does a Clutch Do?
A clutch on a manual transmission is a device that engages and disengages with the transmission. While you shift, the clutch manually shifts the transmission into the appropriate gear based on your actions inside the vehicle. Since clutches rely on force and friction while operating, they do wear out over time.
Issues With Your Clutch
Similar to your brake pads, clutches need to be replaces over time. The constant friction will eventually wear down your clutch plate. Here are some warning signs that you’ll have to replace your clutch:
Slipping — If there isn’t enough friction between the pressure plate and flywheel you’ll experience jerks or slipping out of gear. You are very likely to notice it going up a steep grade, with a large load. Most likely you’ve got a worn-out clutch.
Sticking — Even with the pedal to the floor you really have trouble shifting gears. That may indicate that your linkage or plate is it worn.
Mushy Pedal — When the pedal feels soft there is probably air in the hydraulics that needs to be bled out. If the pedal feels loose or floppy that’s probably a linkage issue.
Odor — If you smell something like the burning paper you need a clutch replacement due to extra wear.
Sounds — Grinding or grating sounds can also signal the need for a new clutch.
As you can see, you may not always need to replace your clutch but proper maintenance and service will allow us to identify small issues before they become big problems.
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