CLUTCH


WHAT THEY ARE

The clutch controls the connection between the shaft of the engine and the shafts to turn the wheels Using the clutch disengages the wheels from the engine in order to change gear and allow a greater amount of control on the speed of the vehicle


HOW LONG THEY LAST

60,000 miles is the average lifetime of a clutch but can vary depending on if the clutch is used correctly


WHY THEY FAIL

Stretched or broken cables

Throwout bearings have worn out

Cylinders leaking

Damaged pressure plates


INDICATIONS OF FAILURE

The clutch pedal will

Make noises when engaged and disengaged

Chatter on acceleration

Pulsate

Feel loose or spongey

Be hard to engage

It will also be difficult to shift the gears

It will be possible to rev the engine but the acceleration will be poor


WHAT TO DO


CALL BEN AT CB AUTOS ON 07435 879080

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