Clutch Replacement and Installation
Truck Clutch Installation, Sales and Adjustment
Your truck’s clutch is one of the most heavily used pieces of mechanical equipment in its transmission and operating system. When the clutch is operating effectively, it is what allows a sync up to happen between the engine and the transmission, transferring power between one and the other. It operates a mechanism that basically locks two shafts making them spin at the same rate of speed which is connected to the engine’s flywheel. Operation of the clutch is what enables you to stop the truck without depressing the brake pedal while downshifting or stalling out the engine.
Shifting gears up and down allows you to increase power and speed or decrease both exponentially. When you depress the clutch pedal, you can slow or stop smoothly without jerking your loaded trailer. Since you use the clutch constantly in the course of driving, you are putting a lot of wear and tear on this important piece of equipment. The wear and tear is a normal part of your truck’s operations, but you have to consistently be on the lookout for signs that this usage is causing a problem that needs to be seen to quickly in order to maintain that normal operation.
Performance of your truck clutch
Allowing your clutch to decline in performance can lead to a host of other problems that would not occur if you are watchful and have regular maintenance done to repair or replace the clutch or its components in a timely manner.
One of the most common signs that your clutch isn’t operating at peak capacity is slippage. A slipping clutch is one that doesn’t take much pressure to disengage it. This means the RPMs are too high – it takes more RPMs to reach a certain speed than it should. You can also tell that your clutch is starting to slip when you aren’t getting as much feedback from depressing it or letting up on it. If you determine that you possibly have a clutch that is slipping, you should have it seen to right away.
If the clutch is sticking, another common clutch problem, you probably have a cable that needs replacement or you could possibly have an oil contamination issue. Squeaking or rumbling sounds during clutch operations are another clue that your clutch needs attention.
When you believe your clutch needs such attention, you need to bring it in to Ressorts Industriels Laval Inc. and let the team perform an inspection to determine the root cause of any issues you may be having. The experts at Ressort can evaluate the operations of your clutch to see if truck clutch adjustment or spicer clutch adjustment is in need. If repair is not possible, you might need truck clutch replacement instead. If you need a new clutch, the Ressorts Industriels Laval Inc. professionals can provide you with sales options and then install the clutch you need quickly and efficiently to get you back on the road without undue delay.
With over two decades of experience, the Ressorts Industriels Laval Inc. team has your clutch and transmission covered with regard to sales, installation and/or truck clutch repair. Don’t hesitate when you believe you have a clutch that’s not performing up to par – get your truck to us right away.
Spicer Clutches Organic or Ceramic 14’ and 15’