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Knowledge is power — and as a professional semi truck drivers you need power both in front of and behind the wheel the smoothly navigate such a large beast down the road without difficulty. In order to know your rig, you've got to understand your clutch. So, here are the basics.
What does the clutch do? The clutch controls the power from the engine to the transmission. However, there’s also the clutch brake. It stops the transmission input shaft from rotating, and allows the transmission and gears to line up properly. This puts the transmission into gear when the truck is at a standstill.
You might need clutch service for your semi truck if you experience one or more of the following signs of a failing clutch:
If your truck isn't driving quite right, how do you know it’s the transmission? Here are the top 3 red flags that indicate transmission problems:
Other telltale signs of tranny trouble include a sluggish clutch—one that stays engaged even after you let up on it—and grinding gears during shifting.
An ounce of prevention is worhth a pound of cure. The second you start to notice anything unusal with your transmission, it's best to take care of it with an inspection right away. Often, if transmission issues aren't taken care of quickly, they can lead to large, expensive repair bills down the road. For example, replacing seals or topping off leaking or dirty fluid might cost hundreds of dollars, maybe as much as $1,000. However, that’s just a fraction of the cost of replacing an entire transmission.
While DIY is possible, we recommend scheduling an appointment to have your clutch and transmission inspected and serviced.
Turn to OTR Diesel & Heavy Duty Repair, seasoned experts who know how to protect and preserve trucks in Alberta. We provide tailor our services to fit your vehicle and follow the manufacturer's requirements.
Whatever your transmission issues, we have you covered: from the essential servicing to re-building the transmission in-house, installing fully re-built assemblies, to taking care of air leaks.
Contact us now to schedule an appointment.
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There's nothing worse than not having an answer to a nagging problem. We're happy to help walk you through any issues your vehicle is having — whether it results in you working with us or not.
Give us a call and our techs will be happy to help find the right solution.
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