Your car’s clutch is definitely one of the most important components of your vehicle. Its the part that delivers the power from the engine to the wheels. Hence, when it breaks down, your car won’t even be able to run. So, here are some of the most common  problems that you will encounter and the ways that you can solve them.

1. Slipping 

A slipping clutch often happens when the surface of the clutch disc is not able to firmly grip onto the flywheel. There are several reasons for this, but the most common would be when the surface of the clutch plate has been worn out from use. Other reasons would be that the surface of it has too much oil or that the flywheel itself is warped.

The problem is often characterized by momentary loss of power to the wheels when engaged. Depending on the cause of the problem, you can simply clean the components or replace any broken or worn part.

2. Sticking 

This one is the opposite of the first problem and is characterized by it disengaging late or not disengaging at all when the clutch pedal is pressed. This then makes changing gears difficult. Here, the most common cause would be due to a broken or stretched out clutch cable. Also, if you used aftermarket parts, these might not match your clutch causing sticking.

To solve this one, you can simply readjust the clutch cable to the correct tension. Also, make sure that you match parts first  before installing it.

3. Hard 

A hard clutch occurs when you need to exert a lot of force to depress the pedal. This is a rather dangerous problem, as it can cause it to not respond when you need it. Usually, the cause is sticking or binding in the pedal linkages, which you can solve by ensuring that they are properly oiled.

If you still can’t remedy the problem, it would be best to bring it to a specialist for repair. Companies like Eagle Transmission do a thorough inspection of the assembly to better work on the problem.