Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem-Yaris Pulled into Pellon Autocentre with a Suspected Clutch Failure.

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

Fitting clutches is just one of the many services that we offer our customers. This particular Toyota Yaris was no exception. This car was owned by a lady who was a regular customer here at Pellon Tyre and Autocentre in Halifax UK.

Although, clutches are matter of fact to us, I would like to give a insight into how they work? An interesting fact about the clutch. So, when it was first invented and engineered. Then the friction part of the plate was made out of asbestos.

As we all know asbestos is now found to be a carcinogen. Therefore in my early days of being a mechanic. Then I was at risk . Because. all the brake and clutch parts of early cars were made from asbestos.

The clutch is one of the most common parts used by the driver. As a result, so is prone to clutch burnout. This is when your clutch burns out and your car will no longer drive.  Modern day  ceramic clutch plates now limit the time it takes to wear out the clutch.

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

Of course the majority of cars are fitted with standard asbestos replacement plates. So, that are not a health hazard and work perfectly well. Including the clutch on this Toyota Yaris.

The other part of the clutch is made up of friction discs . Consequently, these compress against each other or against a flywheel. So to engage and dis-engage the gearbox, when changing gears. Of course, try not to burn the clutch out. Many drivers burn it out by over-revving when in gear. This is a  problem with deaf drivers? Because of their hearing disabilities they very often over rev the engine ad this burns out the clutch prematurely.

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

Yaris old burnt out clutch

Put simply then? The clutch is a device found in the car that allows you to disengage the engine and engage. Hence, from the driving shaft of the gearbox.

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem-Change your gears smoothly?

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

Alex working on the toyota Yaris clutch

Drivers should also need to be cautious about how gears are changed. When the car has been put into gear you need to smoothly apply and release the clutch throttle. Both at the same time. Because, any other way of changing gear erratically, could damage your car.

Of course, when your clutch is getting towards the end of its life. Then in most cases it does warn you. Most motorists start to get a horrible burning smell. Especially when you change gears. Also your cars gears become difficult to engage. Often drivers have to force the gears stick to be able to engage gears. Especially, when the car first start off in first gear.

However the good news is that the prices of a new clutch has come down in recent years. Because, the clutch has become part of the “fast-fit” centre itinerary. Staff are better trained and now take less time, saving the customer some money.

Eric Roberts

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem