Finding the right clutch kit and flywheel for your vehicle can often be a daunting task. When you have a question or just having trouble finding exactly what you need then turn to the expert in all things transmission
As with any other transmission part, locating the appropriate clutch kit and flywheel for your vehicle can often be a intimidating chore. You will benefit from reaching out to the Ft Worth transmission expert, Wade Transmission. We can answer the hard questions and even help you locate exactly what you need. With over 60 years of transmission repair, service, and parts experience, we have earned the reputation as the Ft Worth transmission expert. We have transmission parts from all the top manufacturers including: New Venture, New Process, Eaton, Roadranger, Red Line, Richmond, TTC Transmission Technologies, Borg Warner, Timken, ZF North America, Luk, and Valeo.
When dealing with a manual transmission, the most common part to wear out is the clutch. The clutch is part of a larger cluster of parts, known as a clutch kit. A clutch kit consists of a pressure plate, clutch disc, and a release bearing, typically. When the clutch malfunctions you know it. The best solution is to replace the whole kit versus the individual clutch parts. Individual part replacement results in parts being at different points in age thus failing at separate points in time. A complete kit replacement will insure all clutch parts are of the same age. Clutch kits come either in standard, racing, or performance varieties depending on the need of the vehicle and driver preference.
A flywheel is not included in a clutch kit. The flywheel is the mount point for the clutch disc by way of the pressure plate. If the flywheel has mild wear, then it can probably be resurfaced, but if it shows a higher level of wear including thermal cracks, replacement is required. With higher performance clutch kits, lightweight aluminum flywheels are often included.
What are the most common clutch issues or problems?
Clutch Slipping – This problem usually happens when the clutch tries to engage, but the discs do not mate securely. This is most often due to operator error or abuse. The typical cause is riding the clutch, poor friction point, or oil contamination. Usually an adjustment will fix the problem before extensive damage can occur.
Clutch Sticking or Grabbing – this issues is a noticeable stick or grab of the gears, often called chattering. The problem could be one of the following: clutch cable needs to be replaced, the flywheel is warped or damaged, or oil contamination of the clutch linings has occurred.
Pedal to the Floor – first try adjusting the cable, if not then the clutch needs to be inspected.
Most Clutch problems can be discovered quickly just by listening to your vehicle as you shift gears. Early diagnosis can save major headaches in the long run.
We will gladly answer any of your questions and make sure you are getting the right part for your vehicle. You can trust the Ft Worth transmission experts, Wade Transmission. Contact us today at (214)747-4868!