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Clutch Repair

The clutch allows engine power to be applied gradually when a vehicle is starting out, interrupts power to the transmission to avoid gear clashing when shifting and prevents engine stalling when bringing the vehicle to a stop. Engaging the clutch (clutch pedal fully raised) allows power to transfer from the engine to the transmission and drive wheels. Disengaging the clutch (clutch pedal fully depressed) stops the power transfer and allows the engine to continue turning without force to the drive wheels.

Common clutch-related components are:

  • Flywheel – mounts to the engine crankshaft
  • Clutch Disk – the friction material assembly that provides easy engagement and firm torque transference
  • Pressure Plate – also known as “Clutch Cover” – this is the spring-loaded surface that locks the clutch
  • Throw-out Bearing – also known as “Release Bearing”
  • Pilot bearing –centers and supports the transmission input shaft (many cars do not have this bearing)
  • Clutch Cable – mechanical release mechanism for some vehicles
  • Clutch Master Cylinder – force-multiplying cylinder for vehicles with hydraulic release mechanisms
  • Clutch Slave Cylinder – used along with a Master Cylinder for hydraulic release mechanisms
  • Misc. hoses, lines, brackets, linkages, etc. – varies from vehicle to vehicle
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CV Axles

Constant velocity joints because of their unique ability to overcome some of the design limitations of conventional Cardan style U-joints, have become a common component on many of today’s drive trains. You’ll find CV joints used on many rear-wheel drive (RWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles as well as on all front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles.

Some type of flexible coupling is needed on all open driveshaft to accommodate the up and down motions of the suspension. What’s more, some means of allowing the driveshaft to change length or to “telescope” in and out must also be provided because the distance between the ends of the shaft change as the operating angle of the shaft increases.

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CV Axle Parts

This is the complete assembled cv axles. The axle consists of three primary components. The shaft, cv joint, and the inner joint.

Continuous “clicking” sounds on sharp turns usually indicates a worn outer joint.
Usually the sound is loudest on the joint opposite of the turning direction.

A “clunking” sound on deceleration or acceleration may be caused by a worn inner joint. This symptom may also indicate a problem with the transaxle.
Vibration or shudder during acceleration may indicate a problem with the inner joint or a bent shaft.

Diagnosis may include running the vehicle on a lift and/or test driving to locate the specific failure.

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Differential

Gear oil lubricated differentials are found in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive pick-up trucks and SUV’s, as well as in rear wheel drive passenger cars and vans. Although periodic replacement of the gear oil is specified by vehicle manufacturers to maintain the performance and longevity of the differential, this is probably the most commonly overlooked service in personal transportation. With the growing number of pick-up trucks and SUV’s on the road, it is important that differential fluid service gets the attention it deserves.

For safety and the life of your vehicle, make sure a differential fluid service is part of your normal maintenance schedule. Many vehicle manufacturers recommend changing differential gear oil as often as15,000 miles to 30,000 miles, or sooner. Manufacturer’s recommendations may vary. See your owners manual for your vehicle’s requirements.

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