Component Repair to Factory Standards
Manual Gearbox Repair
4×4 system repair
The most common problem with clutches is that the friction material on the disc wears out. When most or all of the friction material is gone, the clutch will start to slip, and eventually it won’t transmit any power from the engine to the wheels. So, if you are the type of driver who slips the clutch a lot, you’ll wear out your clutch a lot faster.
Sometimes the problem is not with slipping, but with sticking. This can cause grinding, or completely prevent your car from going into gear.
In any of the above cases you need a specialist technician to replace the clutch and make repairs if needed. German Car Service Ltd has necessary knowledge and experience to deal with such matters efficiently. Mechanics in our Glucester garage are more than ready and willing to replace the clutch in your vehicle.
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Basic clutch and gearbox problems.
The clutch makes a high pitched noise like a squeal when you press the pedal – This is a sign the bearing must be replaced. The throwout bearing noises are louder as you push the pedal right down. The bearing problems are generally caused by riding the clutch or a lack of lubrication.
Your clutch slipping will see various things happen like the engine revving while in gear but your speed not increasing, gear changes being less smooth and difficulty in pulling away from a stationary start. The best way to test this is to start the engine, with the brakes applied then put the car into 3rd or 4th gear. Slowly release the clutch pedal – a healthy clutch will cause the car to stall – a slipping clutch will attempt to engage the gear and move the car forwards.
There might be many factors contributing to the slipping clutch, but the main ones are likely to be a worn pressure plate or clutch plate, a bad waste or slave cylinder, low fluid/lubrication or an oil soaked clutch plate.
Hard gear shifts
Creaking, groaning and difficult gear changes are very annoying if not simply a clear indication that something is wrong with your car. This can be sign of the clutch linkage needing some attention due to adjustment or lubrication requirements.
Easy to spot on the pavement, even easier to spot on clean paper left under your car overnight. This will help diagnose where the leak is likely coming from too. Usual sources of this issue include the lubricant level being too high, loose bolts in the transmission housing or cracks in the transmission casing.
Noisy gearbox while driving
This is another one of the issues that really requires immediate and professional help and assistance. Call German Car Service Ltd if your gearbox is noisier than usual while you are driving. Usual suspects for this condition are worn gears in the gearbox, bearings that are worn and chipped gear teeth. All general signs of wear and tear.
As with any of the issues that may crop up on your car, the sooner they are seen by us the better. It is best to nip these problem in the bud, simply give us a call and we will check out the issues and where necessary advise on the right course of action to get things working properly again.
German Car Service LTD – Gloucester
Brake Pads & Disks
Brakes are a concern for all drivers, and over time the friction material on the pads will wear thin. It’s vital that you replace your brake pads before they get to this point.
Oil Change & Smog Test
Tyre Safety & Change
Tires are often the most neglected things on our cars. The tread is designed to disperse water thereby helping the tire grip the road.
Engine Diagnostics & Tune Ups
Engine diagnostics allow our mechanics in Gloucester garage gather useful information about your engine’s operating state.
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