Do you have problem with your clutch?. Do you have a problem with shifting your manual transmission due to bad clutch or clutch hydraulic? If so, give us a call.
A Plus transmission staff is fully trained to handle any clutch repair and clutch diagnosis needs. We will perform a Clutch Performance Diagnosis and adjustment service FREE of Charge.
A clutch is a mechanism for transmitting rotation, which can be engaged and disengaged. The clutch connects the two shafts so that they can either be locked together and spin at the same speed (engaged), or be decoupled and spin at different speeds (disengaged).
In a car clutch, a flywheel connects to the engine and a clutch plate connects to the transmission. When your foot is off the pedal, the springs push the pressure plate against the clutch disc, which in turn presses against the flywheel. This locks the engine to the transmission input shaft, causing them to spin at the same speed. There are different designs of vehicle clutch, but most are based on one or more friction discs, pressed tightly together or against a flywheel using springs. The friction material varies in composition. Clutches found in heavy duty applications such as trucks and competition cars use ceramic clutches that have a greatly increased friction coefficient. However, these have a "grabby" action and are unsuitable for road cars.
The most common problem with clutches is that the friction material on the disc wears out. The friction material on a clutch disc is very similar to the friction material on the pads of a disc brake or the shoes of a drum brake -- after a while, it wears away. When most or all of the friction material is gone, the clutch will start to slip, and eventually it won't transmit any power from the engine to the wheels.
The clutch only wears while the clutch disc and the flywheel are spinning at different speeds. When they are locked together, the friction material is held tightly against the flywheel, and they spin in sync. It's only when the clutch disc is slipping against the flywheel that wearing occurs.
Sometimes the problem is not with slipping, but with sticking. If your clutch won't release properly, it will continue to turn the input shaft. This can cause grinding, or completely prevent your car from going into gear. Some common reasons a clutch may stick are:
- Broken or stretched clutch cable - The cable needs the right amount of tension to push and pull effectively.
- Leaky or defective slave and/or master clutch cylinders - Leaks keep the cylinders from building the necessary amount of pressure.
- Air in the hydraulic line - Air affects the hydraulics by taking up space the fluid needs to build pressure.
- Misadjusted linkage - When your foot hits the pedal, the linkage transmits the wrong amount of force.
- Mismatched clutch components - Not all aftermarket parts work with your clutch.
If you experience any of the symptoms above A plus transmission is ready to help. We will diagnose clutch problems, transmission problems accurately the first time and fix clutch problems to OEM standard.
Clutch repair at a plus transmission is quick and affordable. Visit us at any of our convenient locations or fix an appointment now. We Service Houston,Cypress, Sugarland, Katy,Spring, Kingwood, Humble, Porter and New Caney area.