What Are The Most Common Clutch Problems?

November 3, 2015

No one likes a faulty clutch. The clutch allows us to switch between gears, getting our vehicles to move the way we’d like them to. And when we can’t do that, there’s a problem.

Here at Astro Performance Warehouse, we know all about clutches, transmissions and more. If you’re having problems with your clutch, it’s likely one of these following most common clutch problems. Read on to learn more.

Slipping Clutch

When the clutch slips, the car does not move even though the engine is revving. Often this means the clutch pedal needs to be readjusted or you have a worn clutch.

Trouble Shifting Gears

This is another indicator that something is wrong with your clutch. Experts say this could mean that an external or internal transmission part is damaged or worn. An internal problem may require a rebuilt or replacement transmission.

Sticky Clutch

When your clutch gets stuck, as when it goes down but it doesn’t come back up, that is another problem. This typically means the clutch master or the slave cylinder has a leak in its external seal and it must be replaced.

Fluid Leaks

Fluid leaks are a common problem for manual transmissions. Leaks often occur in the clutch components, like the master and slave cylinder and the hydraulic lines.  Because fluids keep the internal components operating properly, it’s important that they be replaced regularly. Experts suggest fluids be changed around 45,000 to 60,000 miles.

Clutch Pedal Abuse

What are the most common clutch problems?

Properly operating the clutch is one of the best ways to keep your manual transmission running smoothly. When you come to a stop at traffic lights, you should keep your foot off the clutch. Otherwise you are helping to wear it down. Skipping gears is also another problem.

Are you in the market for a new clutch or transmission? We’ve got the parts you need to rebuild it yourself. Contact us today.

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