Harlow MOT & Service Centre

Harlow Clutch Centre


Tel : 01279 441 438
info@harlowmotcentre.co.uk

It’s almost impossible to tell when a clutch is going to fail – but there are a few things you can look, feel and listen out for before a clutch fails!

Clutch Slip

This is when you change gear and accelerate and nothing happens. You can hear the revs increasing (engine power) but there is no corresponding feel in the acceleration of the car.

Clutch Judder

You can feel a strong vibration through the car. This could indicate a worn engine mount (as all the ‘noise’ is transferred into the cars frame) or it could indicate that the clutch is worn and needs replacing – it’s always worth getting this inspected asap.

Grinding Gears

If you’re having trouble engaging any gears (especially 1st) it could indicate that the clutch is worn/sticking and needs to be inspected.

Harsh Feeling through Clutch pedal

This could indicate that the clutch is sticking, damaged and should be inspected as a precaution to casuing any additional damage to the vehicle.

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