Flywheel is required to enable a vehicle’s clutch operation. Over time, due to changing temperatures, metal to metal contact or surging brakes, the flywheel’s surface becomes damaged and rugged. At times the flywheel will stop working, and some of the most common reasons for that are:
- Gear Slip- Common signs of a dysfunctional flywheel are when while changing gears, the vehicle is unable to shift the gear and it slips back on its own, or the gear changes but the vehicle picks up speed slowly. An impaired flywheel causes the plates to grind, amplified friction, contamination of oil and mainly gear slippage. The most common signs to recognize gear slippage are when the pedal is too soft or there is a delay in engagement after the clutch has been released.
- Burnt Smell– A burnt smell, like that of burnt toast, is one of the major indicators of a dysfunctional flywheel. The burnt odor is caused due to clutch riding. Clutch riding means keeping one foot on the clutch and keeping it partially disengaged. Clutch riding damages the flywheel, creates a lot of friction and hence the bad odor.
- Clutch Vibrations– Intense vibrations while gear shifting is an attribute of a faulty flywheel which can be felt on the floor of the vehicle. These vibrations are caused when the flywheel’s spring mount mechanism stops functioning properly which creates an inability to reduce the tremors as the driver uses the clutch.
You can either replace the flywheel or get it resurfaced. While replacing it is an expensive option, resurfacing is practical and cost effective. However, flywheel turning requires skill and experience. AAA Services Group has qualified and experienced mechanics that can resurface with precision the most jagged flywheels. Increase the life and efficiency of your clutch by getting expert flywheel resurfacing done with precision by our expert technicians.
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