FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Brake Repairs

Why is my brake pedal pulsating?

This is a common problem and usually results from uneven discs or drums running out of alignment.

Why is my brake pedal low? What is the cause?

This indicates there is something wrong with your braking system.  It could be that your brake pads or brake shoes are worn, or there is a hydraulic fluid leak in the system. You should get it checked immediately.

Why does my brake pedal feel soft and spongy?

This is often an indication that moisture has entered the brake fluid. Clean brake fluid is critical to optimum safe performance of your vehicles braking system. If left unchecked moisture can damage brake components and lead to total brake failure.  It could also mean that air has entered your hydraulic system and the system needs to be bled.

Why does my brake pedal feel hard and needs extra pressure to stop my vehicle?

This is often caused by a faulty power assist system, frozen calipers or wheel cylinders and should be attended to immediately.

My brake warning light comes on, what should I do?

Your car is indicating there is an issue with the brakes.  There are a number of causes, so call us to have it diagnosed.

Frequently Asked Questions About Clutch Repairs

My clutch is making a chatter like feeling on the pedal what could be causing this?

  1. Damaged or excessively worn cv joints.
  2. Bad u-joints in drive shaft or u-joints misaligned.
  3. Excessive backlash in differential.
  4. Defective pressure plate and/or disc.
  5. Disc has inadequate or no marcel (not enough cushion between the friction facings).
  6. Flywheel has excessive run-out.
  7. Fly wheel was not resurfaced before the new clutch was installed.
  8. Flywheel was resurfaced improperly or has improper surface finish.
  9. Flywheel has severe hard spots or hot spots.
  10. Flywheel resurfaced improperly (i.e. incorrect flywheel step)
  11. Oil or grease contamination on clutch facings.
  12. Worn or damaged clutch linkage.
  13. Bent cover assembly and/or disc..
  14. Worn or damaged engine mounts or transmission mounts.

Why is my clutch slipping?

  1. Incorrect throwout bearing is being used (too long).
  2. Improper clutch adjustment freeplay.
  3. Clutch assembly contaminated with grease/oil.
  4. Clutch not fully/properly seated in.
  5. Flywheel not surfaced and disc has been glazed.
  6. Clutch assembly not designed for the application.
  7. Clutch assembly not designed for specific type of use (racing/competition, etc.)
  8. Clutch not adequate for horsepower/torque of application.
  9. Incorrect gear ratio to tyre diameter.
  10. Clutch assembly has lost facing material from the disc.
  11. Clutch assembly has failed or is defective.
  12. Flywheel surfaced improperly (i.e. incorrect flywheel step).
  13. Damaged or worn throwout bearing collar.
  14. Damaged or bent pressure plate assembly and/or disc.

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