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When it comes to repairing or replacing the clutch in your Subaru, Scott’s Fort Collins Auto is the full-service auto repair facility to turn to. Our staff of ASE-certified technicians know what it takes to keep your car in excellent shape. Thanks to their vast knowledge in all aspects of Subaru auto repair and their vast experience of working on all Subaru models, our technicians can handle any type of maintenance or repair, no matter how major or minor the job.
Transmission repair is one of the many things that we do here at Scott’s and that includes clutch replacement on Subaru cars equipped with manual transmissions. Located between the engine and gearbox, the clutch is the most important component of any manual transmission. When the clutch is engaged, it helps transfer power from the engine and gearbox to the driveshaft. When you press the clutch pedal, the actual clutch disengages, allowing the engine to turn freely as you change gears or brake to a stop.
Although most manual transmissions tend to be relatively robust, age, wear and tear can cause the clutch on your Subaru to become soft and mushy as you press the clutch pedal. In severe cases, excessive wear can cause the clutch to slip or grind, which affects the drivability of the vehicle. Aggressive driving and constant use of the clutch during stop and go traffic can cause significant amounts of wear and tear. Also, “riding” the clutch by leaving it partially disengaged during normal driving also causes significant damage to the clutch as well as the rest of the transmission and other driveline components.
If you smell what seems to be burning transmission oil, spot any leaks underneath your transmission or experience other issues that potentially interfere with acceleration and gear changes, chances are you need a replacement clutch for your Subaru. Most cases call for the installation of a brand-new clutch along with a variety of other hydraulic and mechanical components including the various bearings throughout the clutch. Depending on its condition, we may also be able to have the flywheel or the pressure plate resurfaced with excellent results.
Clutch repair and replacement is just one of the many aspects of transmission repair that are needed to lengthen the lifespan of your vehicle. Without an effective clutch, it becomes significantly harder for drivers to change gears properly, and there’s also the chance of creating further damage to the transmission itself. Deferring transmission maintenance also features the side effect of creating premature wear and tear on existing transmission components.
Since 1993, Scott’s Fort Collins Auto has been dedicated to making car repairs much easier for owners to handle. If you’re in need of a clutch replacement for your Subaru in Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Greeley, and Cheyenne, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (970) 682-4202. Remember to ask about our free loaner cars – we have a fleet of vehicles available on a first-come, first-served basis to keep you on the move while we work on your car!