Clutch Problems, Maintenance and Servicing
in Belfast

We offer a range of high quality new and
reconditioned clutches from Europe's leading
clutch manufacturers. All parts fitted carry a 2
year unlimited mileage guarantee (excluding
taxis, driving schools and commercial vehicles).
Unlike some other clutch fitting companies, RCS
Motors employ qualified Mechanics so this often
complex task that involves extensive stripping
down of engine and gear box components is
carried out by a competent person.

An example of some common clutch faults are
listed below.

It is important to get specialist advice before
fitting a new clutch as many symptoms could indicate a problem with the clutch, whilst the real fault may be something completely different such as engine revving, slipping fan belt or minor adjustment.

Common Clutch faults are:

  • SLIP - Caused by oil on the friction plate or worn friction plate, the symptoms of clutch slip would be partial or total loss of drive, vehicle speed lower than normal compared with engine speed
  • DRAG - Clutch cable not at correct adjustment or centre plate sticking on splines. The symptoms of this would be difficulty in obtaining gear, particularly first and reverse gears.
  • JUDDER - Caused by warped friction plate or engine / gearbox mounts broken. The symptoms of this would be a shudder and vibration as vehicle moves off from rest