Warning Signs of Clutch Trouble

Warning Signs of Clutch Trouble


Generally, clutches should work dependably for at least 50,000 miles, though this figure can significantly vary. When you first notice a symptom of clutch trouble, you'll want to take action before the problem worsens. At SM Transmissions, our local mechanics are experts at diagnosing and repairing clutch problems. Come and see us if you encounter any of the following signs of clutch trouble.

Common Symptoms of Clutch Failure

Oftentimes, issues with the clutch pedal will make it clear that a clutch problem is present. If your clutch pedal is sticking, then you could have an issue with the linkage or release bearing. The stickiness of the clutch pedal could occur due to the springs in the linkage becoming overstretched.

If your clutch pedal has become very noisy as it goes up and down, then there could be a clutch fork problem. The clutch fork is central to the proper engagement and disengagement of your clutch, so issues with it should be promptly addressed.

If your clutch pedal feels loose or spongy, then there may be a problem related to the clutch fork or release bearing. A spongy/loose clutch pedal could also be occurring because of a leaking hose/pipe, or low fluid in the reservoir.

With a vibrating clutch pedal, you may be dealing with a worn-out flywheel, pilot bearing, or clutch disc lining. The clutch pedal can start to vibrate when the clutch disc fails to maintain a strong grip on the flywheel.

There are also a couple other issues to watch out for that suggest clutch trouble. For one, grinding could occur if a clutch disc doesn't properly disengage while shifting. Grinding may also result from problems with the pressure plate or throw-out bearing. And if you can't get your car to go into or out of third gear, then there's reason to suspect clutch plate damage or linkage failure.

Clutch Repair in Grand Prairie, TX

If you need transmission repair in Grand Prairie, contact SM Transmissions at (469) 908-3690. At our local transmission shop, we can expertly address any of your vehicle's transmission needs. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment!


SM Transmissions Blog
Posted: August 31, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ