Clutch Replacement and what is included in the process

It could save you aggravation and money down the road.

THRUST BEARING - When you depress the clutch pedal, the clutch fork engages the pressure plate with a thrust bearing, also known as a release bearing or throw-out bearing.

PRESSURE PLATE

SLAVE CYLINDER

CLUTCH FLUID

TRANSMISSION FLUID

Clutch failure can also be caused by incorrect fitment and oil seepage onto the friction surfaces. On vehicles that have both the slave cylinder and the thrust bearing as a single unit, also known as a concentric bearing, the cost of a clutch replacement can also be extremely expensive.

When should a clutch be replaced?

In general, a car clutch should last anywhere between 30,000 and 100,000 miles. However, depending on the above variables, clutches can last more or less mileage. If you are worried about the clutch and have noticed any of these signs you need to change your clutch, then take it to a mechanic for a second opinion.Replacing your own clutch can be difficult at best. On a rear-wheel drive vehicle, the driveshaft, transmission and bellhousing have to be removed from underneath the vehicle to get to the clutch.