Clutch Checks

If you are in any doubt that your clutch is actually faulty, we will complete a free clutch check while-you-wait. Through our expert diagnosis we will be able to tell if your clutch is faulty before we start any work on your vehicle. If you think that you are having problems with your clutch just bring your vehicle along to Bromley and one of our skilled technicians will check out the problem with no obligation for a repair. It will only take a few minutes so there is no need to book.

Clutch Issues

If you experience any of the symptoms below, bring your car to any Garages in Bromley and one of our technicians will be able to perform a free clutch check to diagnose the cause of the problem.

Judder

Symptoms: Vibration

Cause: Loose or worn engine or gearbox mountings, misalignment of engine to gearbox, uneven operation of clutch arm, oil contamination, defective pressure plate, defective driven plate, scored or glazed flywheel, worn spigot bearing.

Slip

Symptoms: Engine accelerates without giving a corresponding increase in vehicle speed, burning smell, vehicle will not drive up steep hills.

Cause: Incorrect clutch adjustments, partial seizure of linkage or fouling of pedal preventing the full return of the linkage, worn clutch facings, oil contaminated facings, defective pressure plate or broken springs, partially seized mechanism.

Drag

Symptoms: Difficulty in engaging first gear from neutral without making noise, jolt when changing gear with the vehicle in motion, vehicle moves when pedal is fully depressed.

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.