OKC Diesel Repair | Clutch Services
Oklahoma City, Diesel Repair talking about components that need to be repaired on a diesel-powered pickup, we talked about the cylinder heads. We’Ve talked about high-pressure oil pumps. We talked about water pumps, vacuum pumps. Next component, we’re going to talk about is clutches and flywheels. If you have a manual transmission truck, you will have to replace the clutch, depending on how you use the truck to do a lot of hauling and towing if you’re a really aggressive driver. If you work the truck really hard you’re going to have to put a call Janet as early as 80 Thousand Miles and as late as a hundred fifty thousand miles, usually so, what’s talk about, what’s involved in replacing a clutch, essentially a clutch disc as similar as Similar makeup of a brake pad its friction material that is meant to withstand high heat high pressure. It’S the friction is controlled so that you can take o take off smoothly from a stop light. As you engage the transmission, if you have the put all the way out in the transmission and gear the vehicle is moving. If you push the clutch in or have the transmission in neutral vehicle is not so it’s the clutch is what allows you to make that transition from stopped to moving getting into motion and allows you to make shifts shift up through the gears. Clutch takes up the slack, it’s the one that gives engine doesn’t give the transmission doesn’t give the clutch does so. What happens over time? Is that friction material wears down or what also happens is some of the components involved and moving that clutch pressure plate release bearing some of these components wear out as well before the friction material and it will cause OKC Diesel Repair Taft ever move those broken Parts and may I ask how you what’s involved, how do you get to that clutch all the clutches between obviously based on the description between the engine and the transmission, so you have to in order to replace it or a parent. You have to remove the transmission, so this is kind of a big job best to have your vehicle on a lift you’re, not laying on your back. You can’t do it on the ground, but it’s best to have a lift of the vehicle suspended in the air and remove the transmission. If your vehicle is 4-wheel drive, that’s going to involve extra work.
Do you have to remove the transfer case transfer case distributes power to the front and the rear wheels on a 2 wheel? Drive truck does not have a transfer case, so it’s simpler if you’re doing OKC Diesel Repair to Simply remove the transmission on a two-wheel drive resume at One Direction out to the rear wheels to remove. If it is 2 wheel, drive to 4 wheel drive, you have to drive shaft removal transfer case and then the transmission. Then you can access the clutch and the pressure plate in the flywheel when you replace a clutch similar again to a brake pad a brake pad Rise Against the brake rotor, and that is how the friction is created to the The increased pressure from the pad again Brake rotor causes vehicle to stop during that process. The rotor wears down and oftenly often wears uneven lanes same way with a clutch against a flywheel. The flywheel wears an evil and has to be resurfaced. You do not want to cut corners and not resurface. A flywheel clutch, your new clutch desk will not work properly or wear out prematurely. If you do a service thing, flywheel resurface it or replace it more about flywheels is the some of these new vehicles, especially some of the diesel. Automobiles, like Volkswagen, they have a was called a dual-mass flywheel and you cannot resurface it. You have to replace it just the way it’s built built to be smoother on OKC Diesel Repair. You have to replace that dual Mass flywheel, so that adds considerable expense to that repair. But you just have to do it. Order to end up with a good product done right, but you can depend on for miles to come. So the whatever your place, a clutch disc, you also replace the pressure plate. What is the plate? That obviously applies the pressure to the clutch disc and flywheel cell. The pressure plate has Springs in it that when you push down your clutch pedal mechanism, Plies pressure against the Springs releases, the pressure on the clutch disc allows the engine and transmission to spin independently of each other.
Can you come soon. Like? Are you coming gradually and glay and gags that pressure and take off smoothly. See how to replace the pressure plate release bearing pilot bearing and if the clutch slave cylinder is built-in side that bell housing for the transmission? Is it? You need to replace that too? While you have, it out makes no sense to replace a clutch disc pressure plate and not replace the slave cylinder if it is not accessible from the outside, would be ridiculous to leave an old slave cylinder installed and have it fail in six thousand miles after you Do a clutch disc and that slave cylinder has the same amount of mileage, OKC Diesel Repair has on it as a clutch disc and pressure plate to need to replace that slave cylinder as well to replace the slave cylinder. That’S going to require bleeding that system. How’S, it is almost all clutch systems. These days are hydraulic, they use brake fluid clutch pedal, pushes the clutch master cylinder, the clutch master is connected to the clutch slave cylinder by hydraulic brake fluid and it’s a really good reliable system. So the clutch system is pretty much the same on most Vehicles these days. It’S the same design, hydraulic clutch system. So once you replace resurface the flywheel or replace it, you install the flywheel, normally have to use new bolts cuz they stretch they will not Fastener flywheel correctly back to the end of the crankshaft install the clutch disc and the pressure plate. Those will have to be aligned correctly and then you can put the transmission back in and then, if it’s four wheel drive put the transfer case back in once. That’S all bolted: insecurely, you put the drive shafts and then you check the fluid in the transfer case and the transmission often times you will lose a little bit of fluid in that process of removing and reinstalling it.
So if you’re doing quality, OKC Diesel Repair, you will check the fluids in both the transmission in the transfer case, once you get them reinstalled and since you’re already in the vehicle, might as well check the front and rear differential fluids, but all right there. Most of the time they’re just they’re, just the plug that you remove a sure. The fluid is within a quarter inch of the whole either running out the whole or within a quarter, inch and works. And then you can also check the fluid condition when you have that transmission out. If those that fluid has a lot of miles on it, it’s a good time to change the fluid in the transmission and in the transfer case and in front of the differentials. It’S a good idea just to give you do complete Driveline Food Service, while you’re, underneath the vehicle and have it up in the air and you’ll want to be sure. You have the correct fluid on OKC Diesel Repair. Be sure that you use a lot of rear differential to limited-slip till after use a limited-slip additive, and you may as well just put synthetic oil in there as well synthetic is going to stand up longer and meet the demands most of these modern on a differentials. I want to use the correct fluid in the transfer case, as well as the manual transmission fluid certified for those components. So once you get that back together service, the fluids bleed the clutch fluid, then you’re ready for the test drive and you should be back in business and ready for it. Your next hundred thousand miles