BMW is one of the high-performance vehicles that stands out on the streets. While most people are quick to attribute these to its elegant and flashy design, the reason a BMW remains an enviable car is not these reasons. It is because of the sophistication, safety, and smooth operation of the car. The vehicle’s state-of-the-art engineering makes its operation a seamless one. However, regardless of BMW’s reliability, the car is still susceptible to natural wear and tear after an extended period of use. One such component that tends to give in to the ravage of time is the clutch.
Contrary to the popular belief that only a manual transmission has a clutch, both automatic and manual transmissions have a clutch. The only difference is that while a manual transmission has a clutch pedal, an automatic transmission does not have one for driver’s to manually operate. Instead, the clutch is automatically applied at the precise time by your BMW’s technology.
The clutch connects the engine and transmission to either engage the transmission to transfer engine power to the wheels or disengage it.
A clutch is made up of two spinning shafts, one of which is usually powered by a motor or pulley and the other of which is used to drive another device. The clutch joins the two shafts, allowing them to be locked together and rotate at the same speed or decoupled and rotate at different rates.
Depending on the application, there are a variety of clutch designs. A dry single-plate clutch with two friction surfaces is used in most automotive clutches. The function and purpose of a clutch, regardless of the application, is to transmit torque from a rotating driving motor to the transmission.
Just like most parts of a BMW, there are some telltale signs that usually come up when the clutch begins to fail. These signs include:
The reason for clutch failure can be due to certain mechanical issues. These include:
If you are looking to replace your BMW failed clutch in Green Bay, WI, Dell’s Service Center is the right choice for you. We serve Green Bay clients and surrounding towns, including Manitowoc, and Sturgeon Bay.
We handle all maintenance, diagnostic testing, and repairs, including clutch repair, oil change, suspension repair, engine and transmission repair, brakes repair and much more. We have a proven track record of high-quality service delivery. Please call or visit our shop today for your next service appointment!