Let Scotty’s Automotive Resolve Your Clutch Problems

Bring your car, truck, or utility vehicle to Scotty’s Automotive if you have started to have problems with the clutch. We can replace the clutch if it needs it or rebuild it if the damage isn’t severe. Adjusting the clutch may resolve some clutch problems. We are going to list below signs that your clutch needs to be serviced or replaced. The sooner you bring your vehicle to our shop the better. If you continue to drive with a malfunctioning clutch, you may cause further damage to it.

A Higher Catch Point Than Normal

One problem that may be able to be fixed within adjustment is a higher catch point than where the clutch normally catches. Also called the bite point, this is the location in the clutch where you shift the gears. If this location is higher, drive to our shop so we can inspect the clutch and make the necessary adjustments to restore the original catch point.

Changes in How the Clutch Feels

A sign that your clutch needs to be rebuilt or replaced is changes in how the clutch pedal feels when you use it. If the clutch is going bad, the pedal will start to feel soft or spongy underneath your foot. In this case, we may need to rebuild the clutch to restore its resistance. If the clutch is severely damaged, we will have to replace it.

Burning Odors Coming From the Clutch

We will have to replace the clutch if you smell hot odors when you press down on it. This is a sign that the clutch is slipping, an irreparable problem that causes the clutch to disengage prematurely. A slipping clutch is unable to transfer the power to the transmission from the engine.

Problems Getting the Transmission to Respond

Consequently, you may have difficulties getting the transmission to respond when you try to shift the gears. You may be unable to shift through the gear cycle or you may be unable to get your vehicle into gear. This can all be attributed to a problem with the clutch.

Problems With Hesitating Acceleration

Finally, you know the transmission does not have any power if your acceleration is hesitating when you press down on the accelerator. One of the reasons why the clutch moves the power to the transmission is so it can turn the drivetrain. This is what turns your wheels.

Call Scotty’s Automotive in Montague, NJ, today for a service visit if you are having problems with your vehicle’s clutch. We will recommend the proper course of action to fix it.

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