One of the most common reasons behind why a manual transmission fails is lack of lubrication.
These slave cylinders can be difficult to bleed if installed before they’re filled. Sponsored by LuK, a Schaeffler brand.
Andrew Markel discusses several ways to diagnose a clutch’s healthy operation to maximize the life of the transmission. Sponsored by Valeo.
Replacing a clutch bearing on a Ford Ranger, Explorer, Navajo or F-Series truck generally completes the repair with no further replacement parts needed. However, master cylinders may need to be replaced, which could result in air getting into the system. This tech tip describes a common method to remove the air from a standard hydraulic clutch system.
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Diagnosing clutch and manual transmission noise can be a difficult diagnosis. There is no way of attaching a scan tool or looking into the bellhousing while the clutch is under load. Clutch diagnostics requires logic and understanding of how the parts interact.
When replacing a transmission, you have many options. Remanufactured transmissions are disassembled and rebuilt in a factory environment. Rebuilt transmissions are those that are characteristically cleaned, inspected and wear items like clutch plates and seals are replaced. These transmissions usually come with only a short-term warranty. Used or salvage transmissions can be pulled from anywhere
Slipping is one of the most common clutch related concerns. A slipping condition can occur after years of service or immediately after installation of a new clutch and is caused by various scenarios. One of the most commonly seen and easily prevented causes of slipping is improper step and cup dimensions (Figures 1 and 2)
One of the most difficult clutch-related problems is chatter. Chatter is sometimes difficult to diagnose because it has many root causes, and some of them may not seem related at first. Chatter can be detected as a pulsing or a grabbing sensation that resonates into the vehicle cabin and originates from the driveline or chassis/suspension.
Clutch replacement is a job that normally takes a good bit of time, and we want the job to go right the first time. Whether it’s a 4-wheel drive Ford F-450 or a Chevrolet Cobalt, we don’t want to do the job twice, but that’s exactly what may happen if the clutch installation does not