Phoenix Clutch Repair
Clutch failure is an issue that cannot be avoided in manual transmissions, particularly in older vehicles, and is not a quick or easy fix. Fortunately, the process of clutch failure is usually gradual, showing symptoms over an extended period rather than suddenly leaving you stranded without warning. Nevertheless, if clutch problems are left unaddressed, they will eventually lead to an unexpected breakdown.
Therefore, it is crucial to know what signs to look for. There are various things that can go wrong with a clutch, and since driving style and conditions heavily influence the wear and tear, it can be challenging to determine precisely when a clutch will fail. One classic indicator of failure is a burning smell, similar to cooked brakes. When the friction material is worn down to the rivets, it will slip and spin against the flywheel, creating a lot of heat from the friction.
Another early warning sign is a spongy clutch pedal. As the friction material wears down, the pedal must travel further than usual to disengage, making it difficult to shift gears. The vehicle may experience sporadic issues with shifting, especially in first and reverse, or fail to shift smoothly.
The clutch is an essential component that connects the engine speed to the chosen transmission gear. When the pedal is depressed, the clutch disengages, allowing for a gear change. However, the clutch is only one part of a closely related drivetrain system. Since the clutch takes more abuse than related parts, as it is surfaced in friction material similar to brake pads, many mechanics suggest changing other parts that often come in a kit during clutch replacement to save time and money in the future.
At Perez Auto Repair, our certified ASE auto technicians possess the necessary experience and training to replace even the most complicated vehicle clutches, including foreign models such as Porsche, BMW, Lexus, and all other top brands.
Always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you! If you believe your vehicle’s clutch need service or are not sure and would like to have your vehicle inspected, contact Perez Auto Repair online via phone 602-269-3576 or stop into our facility located at 429 S. 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009.