How to check the clutch?
The clutch is the system for connecting the crankshaft and the flywheel of the engine to the gearbox, which allows the car to start and end the movement, connecting and, conversely, disconnecting the transmission system from the engine. It is clear that the car requires regular testing of the clutch, because it is directly dependent on whether the car can drive normally. In the article you will find the most effective ways to test the clutch system.
How to check the clutch without devices
Before you contact the service station - service station, you can check the clutch system yourself and carry out its primary diagnostics. Most often, malfunctions occur during the closing-opening of the clutch discs. The disks are either not well and tightly closed, or, on the contrary, there are difficulties in their separation. In the first case, this is reflected in the fact that the car slips or simply slips on the spot, and in the second it drives the car, which has a bad effect on its handling, especially in difficult road conditions.Of course, in these cases, special adhesion testing is not required, since everything is usually clear and true.
Clutch check for slip
Let's first talk about car slippage when squeezing the clutch pedal, and then tell you about the driving, because different breakdowns lead to these two situations. As for the slip, it can be seen on the following grounds. When lifting, even in a small hill, the car accelerates badly, or even loses speed. Also in the cabin there may be a burning smell, indicating that the discs are not sufficiently compressed. In this situation, we recommend that you make the following check. Set the parking brake and start the car. During normal operation of the clutch, as soon as you try to move, the engine will stall. If this does not happen, then your clutch slips. This usually happens for the following reasons:
- malfunctions in the operation of the hydraulic actuator, carrying out the disengagement of the clutch;
- wear clutch release spring;
- wear of clutch linings;
- long clutch pedal stroke.
A more accurate diagnosis you can spend in the service station, and here we just gave the most common causes of slipping - so that you were aware.
Clutch Check for Driving
To do this, start the engine and, after squeezing the clutch fully, engage the first gear. If everything is fine with the clutch, then you will not notice any jerks, as well as extraneous noise. If you hear a noise or feel jerks, it means that the clutch is defective, because the discs do not open completely, as a result of which the drive shaft continues to rotate, and the moving gears in the structure strike against the fixed ones. This situation may occur for the following reasons:
- air has got into the hydraulic system of the clutch;
- free clutch pedal increased.
Thus, slipping and driving are the basic situations when changing the clutch is simply necessary. Immediately, we note that it is extremely difficult to eliminate the problem with the clutch both in the process of slipping and during driving, so the best solution would be to contact specialists at the workshop - a car service station that accurately diagnoses the cause of the breakdown. In addition, and correct the clutch breakage can only master. Also note that to replace certain parts of the system, more accurate diagnostics is needed, which is possible only if the clutch is removed from the machine.Therefore, for non-specialized motorists, we strongly recommend that you contact a specialist. Professional equipment and competent actions to replace clutch parts will allow you to maintain the full working capacity of this most important node of your car.
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