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Your vehicle's transmission allows you to speed up by changing to a higher gear. By doing this, it lets your wheels get the power they need to get over a road bump or ascend a steep road. However, all these things won't be possible without a properly working clutch system. And the part that you need to take care of the most in this mechanism is the clutch disc. The clutch and the transmission systems work together to transmit the mechanical power from the engine to the wheels. Now, the disc plays a big part in that operation by temporarily separating the engine and the transmission when you're shifting gears. Located between the flywheel and the pressure plate, this component locks the engine's flywheel to the transmission's input shaft. To help it perform well, the disc should have a friction facing that has high resistance against extreme heat and wearing. These are important since if the device overheats, it could burn and give off a disgusting odor. And if it wears or thins out beyond limit, it'll merely slip against the flywheel when you press the clutch pedal, making shifting gears difficult to pull off. This can prove fatal, especially when driving in high speed situations. Once such problems occur, you should get a quality clutch disc replacement. If you want to make sure you'll be able to get a superb replacement for your worn factory-installed component, be sure to check and order from our catalog only at Auto Parts Warehouse. Shop now!
Buying the Right Clutch Disc
Replacing a clutch disc is a very difficult process. Even expert DIYers find it challenging. So before you get to tinkering, itís wise to first make sure that the clutch disc that youíll be installing on your car is the right one for you. There are several types of clutch discs, with each varying from one another via the material that theyíre made of. A particular clutch disc may be more suitable for your car than anotheróit largely depends on how you drive. In this guide, we break down the various types of clutch discs to help you decide which one to get.
Clutch Disc Types
Organic: For the Average Motorist
This is the most basic type of clutch disc. Most stock clutch discs are classified as organic. This type is sufficient for standard driving conditions. If you simply use your car to drive from home to work and vice versa, you wouldnít have to look for anything beyond an organic clutch disc. Remember, too much clutch can be bad as well.
Ceramic: For the Occasional Hobbyist
A ceramic clutch disc is a step up from an organic clutch disc. If you own a performance automobile, this may be your best bet for a replacement clutch disc as a ceramic clutch disc can take more heat than its organic counterpart.
Note: There are also hybrid clutch discs (a combination of organic and ceramic) but theyíre pretty much in the same league as organic clutch discs. A hybrid clutch disc is more or less just a marketing ploy.
Kevlar, Segmented Kevlar, Sintered Iron: For the Speed Demon
These types of clutch disc are recommended for professional racers. Each of these are made of high-temperature and extremely durable material (the sintered iron clutch disc is particularly made for endurance racing). Standard flywheels normally wonít last with top-grade clutch discs such as these.
Naturally, organic clutch discs are the cheapest among all the types. In fact, you can purchase an organic clutch disc for as low as $10. On the other hand, the more specialized clutch discs can be really expensive, with some reaching the range of $100-$200.
How to Replace a Clutch Disc
The clutch disc is one of the automotive components thatís quite prone to wearing out. It canít be helped though due to the nature of its function. And when the clutch disc becomes worn down, you pretty much have no choice but to replace it. Replacing the clutch disc can be difficult due to the clutch discís location, but donít worry, weíll guide in every step of the way.
- Jack stands
- Engine hoist
- Clutch alignment tool
Step 1: Before you get to work, make sure that your car is parked at a level surface. Donít forget to activate the parking brake as well.
Step 2: Prepare your jack stands then lift the front end of your vehicle with the jack. Position your jack stands under this area. Once your vehicle is propped up, attach the hoist to your engine for support.
Step 3: If you own a rear-wheel drive automobile, you would have to remove the transmission shifter lever.
Step 4: Take out the drive shaft. After that, detach the clutch linkage and the speedometer cable from the transmission.
Step 5: You can now start unbolting the starter. If you have to remove electrical connections in order to accomplish that, make sure that you remember which wires go where so that youíd have no trouble in reconnecting them later on.
Step 6: Youíll have to work on the transmission next. But before you start removing stuff, place a jack stand under the transmissionís rear to support it. Afterwards, unbolt both the transmission and the transmission mount.
Step 7: Take out the transmission crossmember from the frame. After that, turn your attention to the transmission bell housing and start removing the bolts that attach it to the engine block. Once thatís done, lower the jack that supports the transmission in order to be able to maneuver the transmission away from the engine. Thatíll give you access to the pressure plate and the flywheel.
Step 8: Before you take out the pressure plate, take note of its exact position relative to the flywheel. Use marks or take photographs so that you wonít forget how to re-install it again later on. After that, insert the clutch alignment tool and remove the bolts to pry away the pressure plate from the flywheel.
Step 9: Finally, you can install your new clutch disc. You can then reattach the pressure plate (with your new clutch disc, of course) back to the flywheel with the help of your clutch alignment tool. Re-bolt the pressure plate firmly to the flywheel. Needless to say, make sure that itís positioned correctly. Remove the clutch alignment tool afterwards.
Step 10: Perform the process in reverse order to put everything back in their respective places.