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Clutch Repairs and Replacement
Sawmoco Ltd in Sawston repairs your vehicle's clutch with original spare parts! Professionally and according to the respective manufacturer specifications for all vehicle makes.
How can I check the clutch myself?
- As a driver, you notice a worn clutch of several symptoms:
- At high engine load, the clutch starts to slip. This is recognisable by a sudden jerky increase in speed without a corresponding drive to feel.
- There is no complete power interruption despite the clutch pedal being depressed. This can be seen if you feel a slight engine braking effect even though you fully push the clutch pedal when the gear is engaged
- At normal engine load, there is no complete adhesion between engine and gearbox and the clutch slips.
How to test your clutch
- While standing, with the engine running, pedal the clutch and shift all gears in sequence (without engaging between them).Inserting the gears must be smooth without force and without scratching noises. Otherwise, the clutch will no longer properly separate the traction.
- Park the vehicle on a level surface and engage in 1st gear while the engine is running. Let go without giving gas, let the clutch slowly come. The vehicle must move between half and no later than two-thirds of the pedal travel.
- Tighten the handbrake and engage 2nd gear. Try to start with the handbrake on. If the engine does not stall, the clutch wears and slips.
The prices for the couplings are quite different, as they depend on the car make and model. Our competent team will be happy to advise you and make you an offer for the work on your vehicle.
Your specialist for every clutch - Sawmoco Ltd in Sawston
This leads to damage
The clutch is the link between the engine and the transmission of your vehicle. The clutch is a wearing part and usually makes itself felt only after several years.The wear of the clutch, in particular, the clutch disc (drive plate) and the thrust bearing, is heavily dependent on the driving style.
The clutch allows the interruption of the adhesion between the engine and transmission. It is necessary for starting from a standing position as well as for switching the individual gears. The clutch compensates for the speed differences between the engine and the transmission.Regular stop and go traffic, long "grind" of the clutch when starting, large speed differences between the engine and transmission when switching and actuation of the clutch during the stance phase at red lights increase wear, up to the failure of the clutch.
To ensure that this does not happen at all, the entire coupling system is checked by our service team in Sawston at your request. If it is already worn or defective, we repair the damage or replace the defective component. Of course, we only use original parts from leading brand manufacturers.
We renew and repair your clutch at fair and transparent prices Get an offer from our workshop manager in our workshop. Tips: Protect clutch and gearbox!Always change the clutch when changing gear and at the same time remove the throttle. As a result, the engine no longer receives power to the transmission and you can engage the previous or next gear without force.
If you remove the throttle too soon, you will feel the speed delay due to the engine brake being applied, and soon after you have fully disengaged. This jerking arises because the engine braking effect is suddenly interrupted.
If you remove the throttle too late, the engine speed increases rapidly and the engine "howls".Both taking off the throttle too early and taking away too late increases the wear on your clutch.
Let the clutch fully pressed until you have set the desired gear. When changing gears, make sure that the gears can be inserted easily and without exerting any force.As soon as you have engaged the gear, gently accelerate and let the clutch pedal come to the pressure point. Giving gas slightly prevents the onset of engine braking. Linger briefly at the clutch pressure point so that the speed difference between engine and gearbox is equalised. Similar to starting off, release the clutch and simultaneously accelerate or maintain the desired speed.
To protect the thrust bearing and the pedal suspension, be sure to remove the foot from the pedal after engaging it.If you have any issues with your vehicle's clutch or have any further questions, please get in touch with us.