Transmission Maintenance Service
Everything wears out eventually, including your clutch. Under normal driving conditions your clutch should last between 120,000 and 160,000 KM, but if you often pull a trailer, go off-roading, or drive aggressively, you might need a replacement sooner. So the question is:
There are a few obvious signs that you need to have your clutch repaired or replaced:
Clutch pedal releases higher than normal
Slipping and/or burning smell while accelerating from a stop
Grinding while trying to shift into different gears
A soft or “mushy” clutch pedal
Possible clutch hydraulic fluid loss
The first step is to visit your nearest National Transmission location! Next, here's what the process typically looks like:
As oil contamination is one of the primary causes of clutch issues in vehicles with low mileage, we want to make sure that there are no leaks that would ruin a replacement clutch.
Misaligned clutch linkage is the second cause of clutch issues in vehicles with low mileage. Whether your vehicle has an automatic linking mechanism or hydraulic linkages, there is a chance the linkage adjustment cable is too loose or too tight.
After we have checked for oil contamination and clutch linkage issues, we are left with the clutch itself, including the pressure plate, clutch disk, bearings, flywheel, and any other hydraulic parts. Often the clutch disk, pressure plate, and bearings will need to be replaced, but the flywheel can be resurfaced to restore the friction surface. We make the best decision for your situation, and we work to make the repairs and replacement as quickly as possible.
If the clutch is the only problem, then you’re ready to go.
Here at National Transmission, we are dedicated to our customers in Alberta. If you’re having any issues with your clutch, schedule an appointment today and we will help you get back on the road.