The clutch assembly forms the connection between the engine and transmission that enables the power produced by the engine to be passed through the vehicle transmission to the other drive train components, which carry it to the wheels to propel the vehicle. The transmission of power should be smooth and controlled if all is well in the clutch assembly parts. If there is noise or vibration as the clutch is engaged, it can indicate the need for repair or maintenance to clutch assembly components. The Chevy clutch kit offers convenience to the maintenance of the clutch assembly. There are a number of clutch assembly parts that need regular replacement for good vehicle maintenance. These components are included in the Chevy clutch kit, making it easier and less expensive to maintain the clutch assembly by eliminating the expense and complication of purchasing each part separately. One component that is commonly included in the Chevy clutch kit is the clutch disc. This part needs periodic replacement as the friction coating it uses wears away gradually during normal use, a bit of it lost with every shift of gears as the clutch is engaged. The clutch pressure plate and bearings will also wear over time as well, and are generally included in the Chevy clutch kit. We carry a quality Chevy clutch kit selection in our online catalog, at low prices that will make proper maintenance much easier on the budget. Our site is secure and efficient, making it safe and easy to order your Chevy clutch kit or if you prefer to order by phone, our toll-free phone line can help you with your order just as conveniently.
FAQs—Chevrolet Clutch Kit
- I noticed that my Chevrolet clutch kit started to have problem and now it's sticking. I can hear grinding and having a hard time going into gear. What could be the reason/s for this?
There are several reasons why your vehicle's clutch might stick. This could be because of broken or stretched clutch cable. This cable needs to have just the right amount of tension to push and pull efficiently and effectively. The sticking problem could also be because of leaky or defective master clutch cylinders. When this is the case, the cylinders will not be able to build the amount of necessary pressure. Sometimes, mismatched clutch components are the culprit; hence, you have to make sure to buy a Chevrolet clutch kit and aftermarket components that are compatible with your clutch.
- Why can I hear excessive clutch noise when I drive?
When your vehicle's throwout bearing noises are more audible at the lower end of pedal travel, you will get excessive noise when engaging the clutch. The usual reason for this problem includes lack of bearing lubrication, you are riding the clutch too much, or there is too little pedal free-play in your Chevrolet clutch kit. When you hear a high pitched squeal as you disengage the clutch and the transmission is in gear, this means there is a bad clutch shaft pilot bearing and this needs to be replaced. Meanwhile, a clicking or snapping in the pedal means the linkage requires lubrication.
- Sometimes, my clutch fails to release or cannot be disengaged, and I'm having a hard time shifting gears in general. There are also a few cases of stalled engine. What could be the problem?
What you've just described is a condition known as clutch drag. There are varying degrees of clutch drag depending on what's causing it. There is a slight drag, which is usually caused by improper linkage adjustment and lack of lubrication. The drag can also be caused by loose, disconnected, or inoperable clutch linkage. In this case, the clutch ford inside the housing is disconnected from the throwout bearing. A hydraulic linkage that is low on fluid can also cause clutch drag. Check the fluid reservoir regularly and top up when necessary; make sure the reservoir is not leaking. Always check the linkage adjustment.
- I noticed that my vehicle's clutch starts failing prematurely although I just replaced it a few months ago. Shouldn't it last a little longer than this?
If you noticed that your clutch has low life or is easily worn out, it's time to check your driving habits. Low clutch life is usually the result of poor driving habits or frequent heavy-duty use. Avoid riding the clutch, holding the car on a grade with the clutch instead of the breaks, pulling heavy loads, and rapid clutch engagement. Also, make sure to only buy clutch components that are tested and guaranteed with high quality.
- I have just installed a new clutch kit a few months ago. However, yesterday I noticed that there is vibration from the engine and transmission every time I engage the clutch. I can also feel the weight system in the vehicle has shifted off center. Any help?
This is an indication that you have a pressure plate that is properly imbalanced. The possible causes for this problem include improper counterbalance in the flywheel as well as having incorrect hardware. The balance in the clutch and flywheel is also not correct. You can address this problem by having a mechanic verify the counterbalance in the flywheel. You may also need to replace or reinstall the flywheel.