Clutch Repair, Replacement, Service Shop
Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, IL
Are you in need of a clutch repair, replacement, or service? Need a clutch that will handle more horsepower? Need a shop that you can trust plus afford to change your clutch Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, IL or any surrounding suburbs?
Last Chance Auto Repair wants to help you get to know your clutch system. Regardless of whether your vehicle has a self adjusting, manually operated, or performance clutch system, it’s important that this component is well kept plus maintained. Call now, later, 24-7!
While clutch replacement may be done through most service shops, it’s still beneficial for vehicle, car, owners plus drivers to learn how to maintain it themselves. In some cases, knowing the basics about clutch service can help lower maintenance expenses plus save money in the long run. If you don’t want to save money feel free to stop by anytime, we are now accepting donations. But anyways back to the basics on clutches.
Your clutch is located inside your vehicle’s manual transmission case and they typically last anywhere from four to seven years, depending on where plus how you drive.
Clutch Replacement Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, IL
Looking for a quality clutch repair, replacement, or service that you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for? Why is Last Chance Auto Repair the #1 local clutch shop in the local Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, IL, Chicagoland area?
One of our goals is to provide 100% customer satisfaction. With our highly skilled certified clutch transmission mechanics, the best equipment on the market, some of the best warranties in the industry, plus our superior customer service we’re able to provide our customers with quality transmission clutch service at an outstanding value. This allows us to meet our goal of 100% customer satisfaction 100% of the time with ease.
Question: “Why do we have to replace our clutch?” Answer: Clutches get replaced because they wear out. Your engine spins all the time, but your vehicle’s wheels do not. In order for your car to stop without killing the engine, the wheels need to be disconnected from your engine somehow. Your clutch allows you to smoothly engage a spinning engine to a non-spinning transmission by controlling the slippage between them.
Each time you press down on the clutch, the pressure plate pushes against a flywheel, joins the transmission to the engine, and enables gears to be changed. Over time, the friction accompanying this repetitive action wears down your clutch, pressure plate, flywheel, springs, accompanying gears, bearings (throw-out bearing), etc.
Owners of vehicles with manual transmissions should always use their clutch with care and keep up with clutch maintenance. Do you want your clutch to last? Getting your clutch checked periodically can help extend the life of your clutch. If your clutch ever fails, the transmission will not be able to transfer power from the engine to the wheels.
• Clutch Disc • Flywheel • Pressure Plate
Automotive Clutch – A clutch is a mechanical component used to connect and disconnect a manual transmission from an engine power source. A device that disconnects an engine from a transmission source. Over time various materials have been used for the disc friction facings. Which one is best for you? What application is in need of the clutch? Race or Street? Materials needed vary to application, also over time materials change. Asbestos in the past, compound organic resins with copper wire facings or ceramic materials today.
Flywheel – Your flywheel is located between your engine plus transmission. Your flywheel is a disc that has teeth on it. It’s connected to the rear section of your engine. It’s main purpose is to transfer power to your transmission from your engine. Secondly the starter uses it to turn over “start” your engine. Flywheels need resurfacing but otherwise there’s not a lot that goes wrong with them except for when they break. Need your flywheel replaced?
Pressure Plate – In your car’s clutch system, your flywheel connects to your engine, and a clutch plate connects to your transmission. A pressure plate is located in your transmission bell housing between the rear of your engine and front of your trans. Your pressure plate is a round metallic device that has springs, levers, fingers, all controlled by a release fork that is connected to your clutch pedal. The amount of force your clutch can hold depends on the friction between the clutch plate and flywheel, plus how much force the spring puts onto your pressure plate. Hence the importance of a properly working pressure plate.
Common Clutch Problems Fixed At Last Chance Auto Repair
Slipping Clutch – Your vehicles clutch disc has friction material on both sides. The material of your clutch disc is similar to your brake lining. When your friction material wears out the result can be a slipping effect. Slipping can also be caused by your friction material being soaked with oil, maybe a warped pressure plate or even by weak springs.
Several indications or warning signs that your clutch may be slipping.
• Does your engine start revving when put into motion (from a stop) or when accelerating?
• Is your vehicle starting to have poor (or noticeably declining) fuel economy?
• Do you need to downshift more often when going up a hill or incline?
• Does your clutch feel stiff and requires more pressure?
• Do you have to press harder to use your clutch?
• Your clutch pedal can’t be adjusted anymore.
Clutch Chatter – Clutch chatter is a shaking shuddering that is felt when the clutch is engaged. Clutch chatter is typically caused by contamination of your clutch disc friction surfaces, typically caused by oil or hydraulic fluid leaking onto the clutch disc. In some cases clutch chatter can be cured simply by resurfacing your flywheel.
Clutch Drag – Clutch drag is when your clutch disc does not completely release when your clutch pedal is depressed. Sometimes clutch drag is caused by an improperly adjusted clutch. Clutch drag typically in most cases occurs when your clutch is worn out.