The following faults, causes, and associated solutions are divided into possible complaints to help simplify the troubleshooting process.
Clutch does not disengage
This is not necessarily a clutch fault, but often relates to the release system. It is vital to a successful installation that vehicle manufacturer specifications and instructions are strictly adhered to.
A worn bearing or engine setup can prevent smooth clutch engagement. Installing incorrect parts is also a regular cause.
A whistling clutch is often caused by irregular contact of the release lever, a worn pilot bearing, or an eccentric transmission input shaft. Incorrect part installation is also an issue, whilst clutch discs with first stage dampers can cause ‘clicking noises’ when the load changes (without impairing functionality).
The most commonly occurring cause of stiff clutch operation is the release system or related components.