Clutch Replacement Services

A vehicle’s clutch links the engine and transmission system. The clutch makes acceleration and deceleration possible, connecting and disconnecting the engine from the transmission and wheels without turning the engine off. The clutch is essential as while the engine runs constantly during use, the wheels do not. Grease Monkey© provides professional clutch replacement services at select locations. 

What We Do 

Grease Monkey technicians inspect, repair, and replace clutch components, including full clutch replacement. Select Grease Monkey Full Service centers also offer master cylinder replacement services. 

How to Know When Your Clutch Should be Replaced

Most vehicle manufacturers don’t provide a recommended schedule for clutch replacement. Clutches provide long-lasting service, with most vehicles only needing a clutch replacement after 50,000 to 100,000 miles. Heavy use and rough driving conditions can shorten your clutch’s lifespan. 

The following signs suggest it may be time to replace a clutch:

  • Difficulty shifting gears
  • Squeaking, rumbling noises
  • Poor acceleration
  • Momentary loss of acceleration
  • Burning smells
  • Clutch pedal stuck to the floor (manual vehicles only)

How Clutch Replacement Services Work 

During a clutch replacement service, Grease Monkey technicians take the following steps:

  1. Diagnose the issue and provide service recommendations with an accurate estimate of costs
  2. Disconnect the speedometer cable and unfasten the starter motor
  3. Place a jack under the transmission for stability
  4. Release the transmission to access the clutch
  5. Remove the pressure plate and clutch disc
  6. Check for leakage
  7. Replace the clutch and reconnect the transmission and other components

How Long Does it Take to Replace a Clutch?

Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, Grease Monkey technicians can replace a clutch within two to six hours. 

Things to Consider About Clutch Replacement Services 

Your driving habits directly influence how long your clutch lasts. Towing heavy loads and driving in rough conditions can reduce your clutch’s working life. Drivers of manual vehicles may cause wear and tear by “riding the clutch” or placing pressure on the clutch pedal between depressing and releasing the pedal. 

You may detect some odd smells after a clutch replacement service. Such smells are usually oils used by the clutch manufacturer burning off. If the smell lasts more than a few hundred miles, contact your local Grease Monkey service center for assistance. 

Cylinder Head Replacement Services 

What We Do 

Grease Monkey Full Service centers offer master cylinder replacement in addition to clutch replacement. The master cylinder translates the pressure you place on the brake pedal into the hydraulic pressure that activates the brakes. 

How to Know When Your Cylinder Needs to be Replaced

Signs you need to replace your master cylinder include the following: 

  • Low brake fluid due to cylinder leakage
  • Your brake pedal feels spongy or soft
  • Inconsistent braking power
  • Brake fluid looks dark and dirty
  • Vehicles make a grinding noise when you use the brakes
  • Car pulls to one side when you apply the brakes

How Cylinder Head Replacement Services Work 

During a master cylinder replacement service, Grease Monkey technicians must disassemble various engine components to reach the cylinder. Technicians inspect the cylinder head for damage and check for signs of corrosion, cracks, and leaks. They report their findings back to you, provide you with service recommendations and an accurate estimate of costs, and replace the cylinder once you authorize the work. 

Things to Consider About Cylinder Replacement Services 

It’s important to remember that not every service center offers master cylinder replacement services. Use our Find a Location page to discover a Grease Monkey service center near you, and contact them to ask if they provide cylinder head replacement services. 

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