Bring your vehicle to Kirby’s Auto Centre if you think your clutch is faulty or needs replacing.
Our highly skilled mechanics will complete a FREE clutch check for you. Also, they will advise you of the findings with a no obligation to repair.
If your clutch needs to be repaired or replaced, we can give you a FREE quotation for the work to be carried out. If you approve, we can then get you booked in as soon as possible.
It is now common practice to not only replace a clutch, but also replace the concentric slave cylinder (CSC). The concentric slave cylinder is constructed so that it can operate in front of the clutch cover. This relatively new technology allows for a direct hydraulic load to be applied to the clutch via the master cylinder and concentric slave.
The advantage of this new technology is less pedal pressure. This eliminates the potential loss of bearing travel, caused by wear more commonly associated in traditional linkage or cable type systems.
Kirby’s Auto Centre recommends that when having a new clutch fitted, especially in vehicles where the concentric slave cylinder is used, to have this replaced as well. Therefore, this prevents damage to the newly fitted clutch, which may result in more expensive work!
Advantages of Concentric Slave Cylinders:
- There are less moving parts which results in less items to fail or wear out.
- You do not have to apply as much pressure on the clutch pedal resulting in a smoother ride.
- Concentric Slave Cylinders are self adjusting which will proling the life of your clutch.
To assist you further, we have compiled some common symptoms of clutch failure. If you are experiencing any of these problems, bring your car to Kirby’s Auto Centre as soon as possible. We’ll soon have you going on your way!
Problems: Your engine accelerates but the speed does not increase. You experience a burning smell. The vehicle fails to drive up a steep hill.
Cause: The cause of the problems can be a partially sized mechanism, defective pressure plate and/or broken springs, partial seizure of linkage, incorrect clutch adjustments, worn clutch facings or oil contaminated facings.
Problems: A sudden movement forward of the vehicle, even though the clutch pedal is being gradually released.
Cause: The cause of the problem can be partial seizure of linkages, worn hydraulic system, oil contaminated driven plate, worn sprigot bearing, misalignment of the engine to gearbox or uneven operation of the clutch arm.
Problems: Trouble putting the vehicle into first gear from neutral without a noise. Your vehicle still moves when you have the clutch pedal pressed to the floor. A slight jolt when changing gear while the vehicle is moving.
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.