"Chevrolet" an auto-brand since 1911 was founded by Louis Chevrolet which now belongs to General Motors. Today the line-up of existing Chevrolet models includes successful cars like Chevy Astro, Chevy Avalanche, Chevy Blazer, Chevy Optra etc. For American buyers there is an array of premium Chevy cars like Chevy Aveo, Chevy Cavalier, Chevy Malibu, Chevy Cobalt, Chevy Impala, and Chevy Corvette etc. On the other hand the range of SUVs includes Chevy Avalanche, Chevy Tahoe…………… All these Chevy models are tightly fitted with Chevy Clutch. Chevy clutches are different for their SUVs, premium cars, trucks and hybrid car model for they depend on the number of friction discs pressed against a flywheel using springs.
Chevy clutch is connected to two shafts to perform the clutch mechanism i.e. to carry rotation either by engaging or disengaging the shafts. The engagement of shafts refers to a synchronized and locked movement of the two shafts whereas disengagement indicates that they are not connected and spinning at different pace. Clutches can be either dry or wet that is how difference in the composition of clutch material comes in between. A wet clutch is partially or fully immersed in the cool lubricant fluid to provide a smoother performance and longer life.
Your Chevys' clutch is the left most pedal near your foot-step. It is operated by hydraulics or cable connection which is in between pedal to clutch. So, whenever you are exerting pressure on the pedal then the clutch plates are disengaging which helps a driver to change the gear while if you didn't put pressure on pedal that means the clutch plates are engaged and helps in driving your sedan. Your Chevy clutch actually works because of the friction produced in between the clutch plate and flywheel.
Why Chevy Clutch fails?
- The problem may arise due to the damaged friction material which is placed on the disc. This may cause your Chevy clutch to slip without transmitting power from an engine to a wheel.
- There are moments when your Chevy clutch may not release properly as it starts to stick. Such sticking prevents your ride from going into gear and can be caused by broken or stretched clutch cable, leaky master clutch cylinders, air in hydraulic line, misadjusted linkage & a hard clutch pedal.
- If your Chevy is fitted with wet clutch then before replacing the clutch you must ensure that there is no leakage of oil.
- If the release bearings are not installed properly then they may damage those fingers on a diaphragm clutch. Sometimes it may happen that the improper or loose cover bolts when bolted to flywheel may affect the diaphragm clutch by causing uneven worn on it.
- When you step on the clutch pedal and if a growling sound is audible to you then it is nothing but your pilot bearing.
- A chirping noise is due to a poor release bearing and may deepen only if the pedal pushed slowly-n-slowly. It may also happen due to vibration in the clutch actuator mechanism.
- A seized transmission input shaft bearing may lead to squealing noises even when the clutch is working.
Guys whenever you feel that your Chevy clutch is not working properly then immediately rush to repair or replace them. The Chevy clutch improves the overall quality of your sedan.