Original Factory Diagnostic
Fiat Examiner Smart HD
Clutch Repairs and Maintenance Services.
The clutch system in a vehicle is based on friction between the flywheel and pressure plate, and eventually these parts will begin to wear and the clutch will need replacing. If you drive your vehicle smoothly, without towing extra loads, you can expect to get around 100,000km or more out of a clutch. Common abuses of the clutch are known as “riding the clutch”, and excessive revving. When a vehicle is thrashed, or is commonly used to tow or carry heavy loads, or improper clutch release is exercised, the clutch will wear out much faster. Once the friction materials on the clutch parts start to wear out, the two parts spin at different speeds and caused increased wear.
The most common Clutch problems.
Possible Symptoms of dual mass fly wheel failure.
Car is "juddering" when setting off or changing gear
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or generally poor performance then your clutch or dual mass flywheel may need attention and should be checked. If you leave a failing clutch too long before having it checked, this could cause further damage to the vehicle, including damaging the flywheel itself, which is a significantly more expensive repair procedure.
Clutch maintenance and replacement
Genuine and OEM replacement Clutch components to suit your vehicle
Dual mass flywheel replacement
Clutch operating maintenance inspection and servicing
The clutch acts as the transfer of energy between the car's engine and gearbox, undergoing significent stress each time a gear is selected, particularly whenever a gear is missed or the clutch is released too sharply.
As an active component the clutch of your vehicle will fail at some stage as the car ages, and is designed to fail rather than cause more serious damage to other components in the drive system. Automatic vehicles do not use a clutch mechanism.
The clutch assembly of your car is made up of multiple components, depending on the make and model of your vehicle and together with the clutch master cylinder, clutch slive cylinder, clutch fluid, clutch plate there is often a "dual mass flywheel" in modern vehicles that can also fail. Clutch components are large items tightly coupled with the engine and therefore time consuming to replace. For this reason during any clutch related service all components including the dual mass flywheel would also be checked to ensure they are in good working order before reassembling the clutch casing.