Some auto repairs can be handled by the adventurous owner with the appropriate auto repair manual and a little elbow grease, but replacing or repairing a clutch is not one of them. Most experts recommend taking big jobs like clutch repair to a qualified mechanic in the first place instead of having to call one to fix the damage done by a botched amateur repair job.
Clutch problems with older cars and trucks can often occur between 70,000 and 120,000 miles, but hard driving or heavy loads can cut that number in half. What usually goes first on a Clutch is the friction material on the disc. This causes the clutch to start slipping and eventually it won’t transmit power from the engine to the wheels.
The opposite problem is sticking. The clutch does not release properly and continues to turn the input shaft, causing grinding or preventing the transmission from going into gear.
No matter the problem, a trained mechanic will have the specialized tools for clutch repair and the experience to know when the clutch needs to be replaced instead. CSE Auto offers decades of of experience fixing transmissions, drive trains and all their components.
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