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Clutches

We supply and fit high quality new clutches from Europe's leading clutch manufacturers. With over 500 clutches permanently in stock at our Sheffield clutch center including fast fit clutches for many cars & vans

  • Alfa Romeo
  • Audi
  • Bmw
  • Citroen
  • Dacia
  • Dihatsu
  • Fiat
  • Ford
  • Honda
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lotus
  • Nissan
  • Peugeot
  • Porsche
  • Renault
  • Saab
  • Seat
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Renault
  • Range Rover
  • Rover
  • Skoda
  • Toyota
  • Vauxhall
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Top 3 Clutch Problems

  1. CLUTCH SLIP - Caused by oil on the friction plate or worn friction plate, the symptoms of clutch slip would be partial or total loss of drive, vehicle speed lower than normal compared with engine speed.
  2. CLUTCH DRAG - Clutch cable not at correct adjustment or center plate sticking on splines. The symptoms of this would be difficulty in obtaining gears, particularly first and reverse gears.
  3. CLUTCH JUDDER - Caused by warped friction plate or engine / gearbox mounts broken. The symptoms of this would be a shudder and vibration as vehicle moves off from rest.
  4. COMMON FAULT - If the clutch pedal moves easily, but the transmission will not go into gear then probably the clutch linkage has become disconnected or a clutch cable has snapped. This is generally a lot less expensive and takes much less time to fix.

Clutches - The Basics

What Is A Clutch?

a complete clutch cut out from its background laid out at a slight angle

The clutch in a modern vehicle sits between the engine and gearbox. A clutches primary function is to transmit or prevent transmission of drive from the engine to the gearbox. On most cars a clutch consists of 3 main parts; the pressure plate, the friction plate and the thrust bearing. The pressure plate is bolted to the engine flywheel. The friction plate sits between the engine flywheel and the clutch pressure plate. Typically the clutch is either hydraulic fluid or cable operated.

Hydraulic Clutch Operation

a clutch master cyclinder cut out showing its resavoir and plunger extruding from its housing

As you press your clutch pedal this operates the clutch master cylinder plunger inwards forcing fluid through pipe. The slave cylinder located next to the clutch is operated from the pressurised fluid forcing the clutch fork forwards. The other end of the clutch fork now forces the clutch thrust bearing against the clutch pressure plate diaphramn. The clutch plate which is splined to the gearbox input shaft is now free and drive is disengaged.

Cable Clutch Operation

a rolled up clutch cable cut out showind the entire end to end clutch cable

As you may expect the drivers clutch pedal is connected to the clutch fork via the clutch cable which pulls the clutch fork when the clutch pedal is operated. This forces the clutch thrust bearing against the clutch diaphragm allowing the clutch plate to spin freely disconnecting drive to the gearbox

Cable Fork

a shiny black clutch fork cut out showing the center pivot and end connections

The clutch fork rests against the clutch thrust bearing. A simple but essential component the clutch fork is attached to either a cable or a slave cylinder depending on the method of operation. When the clutch pedal is pressed the clutch fork moves. ue to a fixed pivot point.

Clutch Linkages

close up of a clutch linkgage system mount to a gearbox

While most new car clutch linkages are self-adjusting, there are some tell-tale signs that will tell you if adjustment or replacement is required. For instance, if the clutch engages and disengages and the pedal is close to the floor of the car or the transmission "grinds" when changing gear, your clutch probably needs attention. For a free clutch check or a free quote telephone us on: 0114 2363617

How Does A Clutch Work?

When the clutch is disengaged (drivers pedal up) the friction plate face is pressed against the flywheel face by a very strong diaphragm spring allowing engine drive transmission through the clutch friction plate and thus transmitting drive to the gearbox input shaft which is splined into the middle of the friction plate. When the clutch pedal is pressed to the floor the thrust bearing is forced up against the pressure plate diaphragm releasing the pressure on the clutch plate, allowing it to spin freely of the engine flywheel.

Why Do I Need A Clutch?

The clutch doesn't just allows us to change gear... Depressing the drivers clutch pedal disengages drive transmission while we select a different gear. Or by partially engaging the clutch we can smoothly move off from stationary.

four individual car dashboards showing revolutions per minute and vehicle speed enphasising the need for a clutch in a vehicle

Imagine if you could not change gear. Imagine no clutch biting point. So no uphill starts than. In fact without a clutch cars would not be usable as we might as well not have a gearbox and choose one gear like 1st, 2nd or maybe 3rd gear. 1st gear is limited to about 20 - 30 mph. But you may actually get your car moving by holding on the ignition key in start position until you are moving fast enough for the jerky motion to smooth out. you would most likely not get moving in any other forward gear.

Clutch Repair, Service, Replace

close up of a broken sheffield clutch which is severely cracked straight through

Clutch Experts

Supply and fitting of replacement clutches for classic, rare and modern cars and also light commercial vans.

Over 500 Clutches Always In Stock

12 full time in house trained technicians.

Established over 30 years we only use high quality replacement clutches such as LUK, Valeo and Borg and Beck. New car and light commercial vehicle clutches supplied and fitted by us at our garage in Bradway, Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

Need Clutch Replacement?

No matter what symptoms your vehicle clutch may have, always consult with a certified garage mechanic to correctly diagnose any clutch problems to avoid other costly damage and to ensure vehicle safety. We are experts for clutch replacement in Sheffield, South Yorkshire so give us a call for a free clutch quotation. We can usually replace your clutch the same day if we have your clutch in stock. If not the very next day.

Telephone: 0114 2363617

Telephone Us: 0114 2363617

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Sheffield Clutch Replacement Areas

If you need your clutch replacing or clutch repairs most local garages now repair and replace faulty clutches. But if you need a clutch specialist we are always happy to help. Just get your car to us and we'll do the rest. Our clutch replacement customers usually come from the local areas below. If your Sheffield area is not listed please get in touch.

  1. Abbeydale
  2. Arbourthorne
  3. Attercliffe
  4. Batemoor
  5. Beauchief
  6. Beighton
  7. Bents Green
  8. Birley
  9. Birley Carr
  10. Bolsterstone
  11. Bradfield
  12. Bradway
  13. Crystal Peaks
  14. Darnall
  15. Endcliffe
  16. Fulwood
  17. Graves Park
  18. Greenhill
  19. Gleadless
  20. Gleadless Valley
  21. Greystones
  22. Hackenthorpe
  23. Halfway
  24. Handsworth
  25. Heeley
  26. Highfield
  27. Intake
  28. Jordanthorpe
  29. Lodge Moor
  30. Low Edges
  31. Lowfield
  32. Manor
  33. Manor Park
  34. Manor Top
  35. Meersbrook
  36. Millhouses
  37. Mosborough
  38. Nether Edge
  39. Netherthorpe
  40. Newfield Green
  41. Norton
  42. Norton Lees
  43. Ranmoor
  44. Richmond
  45. Ringinglow
  46. Sandygate
  47. Sharrow
  48. Sharrow Vale
  49. Shirecliffe
  50. Shiregreen
  51. Tapton
  52. Tinsley
  53. Totley
  54. Woodseats

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