A tried and true sign of a failing clutch is if your engine races, but your car starts out very slow. This happens because the material that grips the pressure plate or flywheel is worn out, causing a slippage. Another way to tell is if you’re hearing noises, with the engine off, when pressing the clutch. When the lubricant begins to dry out, that may cause a rod to begin making a clunking sound.
There’s also an issue known as a dragging clutch. This happens when your disc gets stuck, but your transmission shaft keeps spinning. If you’re looking for a top transmission repair shop, come see us at Key Transmission today. We’ll help you safely get back on the road.