BMW Clutch Replacement
Your clutch is a very important part of your vehicle. It allows you to change between gears. Like most of your vehicle’s parts, it can wear out over time and cause issues. It is very important that you find the right repair approach for your BMW’s clutch. This takes experience and professional skill, trusting your vehicle to a specialized BMW shop will get you back on the road and help prevent future issues in the long run. Read on to find out what a clutch does and what to look out for when it needs to be replaced.
What does a clutch do?
The clutch separates your engine from your wheels. This allows you to change gears and to stop your vehicle while the engine is running.
The clutch has three main parts, the clutch plate, the flywheel, and the pressure plate. When you have your foot off the pedal, the clutch is engaged. The three parts are pressed together allowing the engine and transmission to spin at the same speed. When you have your foot on the pedal the pressure plate is pulled away from the clutch plate, so the engine and transmission spin at different speeds, allowing you to change gears.
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4 Signs your clutch needs to be replaced
Clutch repairs are not uncommon in BMW’s. There are some specific warning signs you can look out for when the clutch begins to fail. You may need a clutch replacement if you are experiencing any of the following issues:
1. Spongy, sticking, vibrating, or loose clutch pedal when pressed
One of the most obvious signs of a clutch issue is a change in the elasticity of the clutch pedal. You’ll notice more give and take in the flexibility of your pedal. When the pedal gives too easily, starts to stick, or if you are feeling vibrations through it, it’s time to take it to a trusted BMW specialist.
2. Squeaking or grumbling noise when pressed
3. Ability to rev the engine, but poor acceleration
If you rev the engine but notice concerningly low acceleration, you may have an issue with your clutch.
4. Difficulty shifting gear
BMW Clutch replacement at SL Autoworks
The cost of a clutch replacement will vary depending on the model of your car and the nature of the problem. We provide our customers with the best clutch service possible. If you think there may be a problem with your clutch, schedule an appointment with us today!