Does your clutch suffer from one or more of the following:

  • Failure to disengage when pressed
  • Failure to properly engage when released
  • Failure of the clutch pedal to return in place
  • High pedal effort
  • Chattering, squealing or rumbling sound when the pedal is pressed

Do you need help troubleshooting your Toowoomba clutch repairs? Don't do it on your own. Let our skilled and licensed mechanics check this for you.

5 Common Toowoomba Clutch Repairs

Here at Blatch's Mechanical Repairs, we handle all types of mechanical repairs. This includes these five common clutch repairs in Toowoomba:

Failure to disengage when the clutch is pressed

Clutches are designed to work for a modern stop-and-go driving. Thus, if a one time press on it delivers no result, then it is a hint for you to see an expert mechanic.

There are varying causes for this type of clutch failure such as:

Sudden clutch failure

  1. Loose or broken clutch cable/linkage
  2. Leak on the hydraulic line
  3. Damaged hydraulic master or slave cylinder
  4. Disc contaminated with foreign materials

Gradual clutch failure

  1. Failed slave or master cylinder
  2. Bent linkage or stretched cable
  3. Broken transmission mount or motor
  4. Low amount of hydraulic fluid

Failure to properly engage

Your clutch should fully engage when released. If this doesn't happen but slips under a heavy load then the probably may lie on your engine's pressure plate. Otherwise, it may be due to a problem with your:

  • Linkage
  • Slave cylinder
  • Throw out bearing
  • Friction plate
  • Plate diaphragm

However, if your clutch slips under the load then consider the following causes:

  • Leak on the transmission input shaft or the engine rear main seal
  • Worn out friction plate
  • Poorly adjusted linkage or cable
  • Weakened pressure plate diaphragm springs
  • Overheated or warped flywheel or pressure plate

High pedal effort

Those who experience high pedal effort when pressing on the clutch may check their clutch hydraulic system, or a faulty slave cylinder or pressure plate. Otherwise, the problem may lie to the binding cable or pedal pivot.

Clutch pedal fails to return

If your clutch pedal fails to return then the problem is due to a faulty clutch cable, bad pressure plate or hydraulic system, binding pedal pivot or throwout bearing.

Chattering, squealing or rumbling sound when the pedal is pressed

Your clutch shouldn't produce any unusual sounds such as chattering, squealing or rumbling. Thus, when you hear these sounds produced by your clutch, especially when the pedal is pressed it is a signal that there are:

  • Worn out splines on your clutch disc hub or pilot bearing
  • Appearance of oil on the friction disc
  • Glaced or burned friction surfaces
  • Loose transmission mounts or engine mounts
  • Throw out bearing
  • Warped flywheel or pressure plate

For clutches that produce a squealing or rumbling sound when the pedal is pressed, the problem maybe caused by a bad pilot bushing or throwout bearing or failed pressure plate.

How about those rattling or clicking sound produced by your clutch?

Check your clutch release fork, throwout bearing and friction disc splines for any needed repair or replacement.

Let our Toowoomba mechanics help you with these clutch repairs and problems. Call us at (07) 4638 3533.