FREE CLUTCH CHECKS
Advice: Below are the common clutch symptoms that you could experience when having trouble with your clutch. If you experience any of the below bring your vehicle to T.Reeve & Son Ltd.
and one of our expert technicians will be able to perform a free clutch check and professionally diagnose the cause of the problem.
Symptoms: A sudden move off of the vehicle though the pedal is gradually released Cause: Partial seizure of linkage or fouling of pedal preventing the full return of the uneven operation
of the clutch arm, worn hydraulic system, oil contaminated driven plate, misalignment of engine to gearbox, worn spig bearing
Symptoms: Severe low frequency vibration Cause: Loose or worn engine mountings, misalignment of engine to gearbox, uneven operation of clutch arm, oil contaminated facings, defective pressure plate,
defective driven plate, scored or glazed flywheel, worn spigot bearing.
Symptoms: Difficulty in engaging first gear from neutral without making noise, jolt when changing gear with the vehicle in motion, vehicle moves when pedal is fully depressed Cause:
Incorrect clutch adjustments or lack of fluid in the hydraulic operating system, worn hydraulic system, oil contaminated facings, defective driven plate, buckled plate or seizure on spines, seized spigot
bearing or worn spigot
Symptoms: Engine accelerates without giving a corresponding increase in vehicle speed, burning smells, vehicle will not drive up steep hills Cause: Incorrect clutch adjustments, partial seizure of
linkage or fouling of pedal preventing the full return of the linkage, worn clutch facings, oil contaminated facings, defective pressure plate and/or broken springs, partially seized mechanism