Your vehicle’s clutch works to transfer the power from your car’s engine to its transmission, allowing the wheels to turn. When your car is in gear, power transmits from your engine through the clutch to your transmission. When you press the clutch pedal it pulls the clutch friction disc off the flywheel, which disconnects the engine from the transmission momentarily and allows you to shift between gears.
If you experience any of the following symptoms while driving, you may need a clutch replacement:
Driving your vehicle while the clutch is failing can cause further damage to the clutch, the shifter, the gearbox, or your starter motor. Your engine may rev, but your vehicle won’t move or speed up. It may be difficult to press the pedal, and it may slip and shudder. A failing clutch could make shifting more difficult. Even if your transmission can be put into gear, if you have a worn clutch disc, it won’t be able to transmit enough torque to get your vehicle moving. If your vehicle is showing signs of having clutch issues, it should immediately be towed to Nissan of Tustin for replacement.
Clutch replacement intervals vary. For example, shifting between lower gears frequently, which is common in stop-start city driving, will make your clutch wear out sooner than if you mostly drive on the highway. Depending on your driving style and how well you maintain your vehicle and have it regularly serviced, your clutch could last 50,000 and 100,000 miles. Replacing a clutch is not a do-it-yourself project. Your technician will inspect your clutch hydraulics and clutch cable, and check for issues with worn pivot arms, misadjusted clutch cables, and leaking clutch master cylinders. Once other causes for clutch issues are ruled out, they’ll remove the transmission, and inspect and repair the clutch, pressure plate, and flywheel, and make adjustments, repairs, or replacements if needed. After the new components are installed, the technician will check for proper clutch operation. When you take your vehicle in to Nissan of Tustin for servicing, or clutch replacement, you’ll know you’re in good hands with:
Is it time to have your clutch inspected or replaced? Call Nissan of Tustin today and talk to one of our friendly technicians.
Nissan of Tustin is the preferred service center for Nissan drivers for a reason. Our highly trained service team and factory-trained technicians get you in and out fast, while providing safety checks to make sure every drive is safe. We are happy to serve customers in Tustin, Irvine and Santa Ana, CA.