Clutches and Clutch Repair Mesa Part 1

Part one of a series on clutch repair in Mesa explores clutch components and what can go wrong with a clutch.

Clutch Repair Mesa: Clutch Components and Clutch Types

Get Clutch Repair in Mesa | (480) 986-7367
Get Clutch Repair in Mesa | (480) 986-7367

First off, before we talk about clutch repair in Mesa, here are your main clutch components:  the throw out fork, the throw out bearing, the clutch pressure plate assembly, the clutch disk, the flywheel, and the pilot bushing.  One of the things that can go wrong with your clutch is your flywheel can get warped, which leads to what’s called clutch chatter, where you hear a rattle when you release the clutch.  Another thing that go wrong is either your master or slave cylinder may be leaking.

If this is the case, you may either notice a strange odor in your car exhaust or see fluid under your vehicle.  There are two types of clutches that need clutch repair, and these are cable operated and hydraulic.  As a rule, most modern cars are hydraulic, which means they need the fluid to operate properly.

Other Clutch Problems that Need Clutch Repair Mesa

What does it mean when your vehicle has trouble accelerating if you’re carrying a heavy load?  It could mean that your clutch disk is wearing out.  If you clutch chatter, as we wrote about above it could mean that your flywheel is warped, or it could also mean that you’re pressure plate is going out.  You may need to get your car in for clutch service to prevent this from happening.

While clutches are some of the simplest pieces of machinery, especially where transmissions are concerned, they are also something that if you make a mistake, you may have a problem with your vehicle.  Which is why you need a transmission repair shop in Mesa.

This concludes part one of our series, be sure to read part two and part three as well.

Trail Transmission
11240 East Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85120-3529
(480) 986-7367

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