Eight Signs My Clutch Is Going Bad

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Goose Euro can replace your clutch when it goes bad. This generally happens at about 100,000 miles. You may receive a warning from your clutch as it starts to malfunction. We are going to list eight signs that your clutch is going bad below.

1. Burning Odors

Burning clutch odors are an indication that the internal mechanisms have worn out and the clutch is slipping. Unfortunately, a slipping clutch will make it difficult to shift the gears. This is because the clutch does not stay engaged.

2. Dead Gears

Your gears may seem dead if the clutch is going bad. In other words, you may be unable to get your vehicle into gear. You may also be unable to shift through the gear cycle. Both of these things are signs that you need a new clutch.

3. Grinding Gears

You may also hear grinding noises when you shift gears. This, too, is a sign of a slipping clutch. Because the clutch did not stay engaged, the power has transferred back to the engine. This will cause you to grind the gears when you shift them.

4. Slipping Gears

If your vehicle suddenly loses power and the RPMs go high, your automobile has just slipped out of gear. This can happen if the clutch is malfunctioning. In severe cases, you may not be able to get the vehicle back into gear.

5. Poor Acceleration

A faulty clutch can also cause poor acceleration because the transmission does not have power. The transmission needs the clutch to give it power from the engine to turn the drivetrain. If it can’t do this, your acceleration will lag.

6. Loose Pedal

You may also notice changes in how the clutch pedal responds to your foot pressure. For example, if the pedal feels loose or soft, the clutch is going bad. Your clutch pedal should always give you the same amount of resistance when you use it.

7. Squeaky Pedal

The pedal may also start to squeak when you use it. We can take the clutch apart and rebuild it to prevent the squeaking noises. If the clutch is severely worn, we will need to replace it.

8. Sticky Pedal

Finally, your clutch pedal may start to feel sticky and difficult to depress. This, too, is a sign of an old clutch that has reached the end of its life.

Call Goose Euro in San Antonio, TX, today to schedule an appointment for a clutch inspection and service.

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