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Car Clutch Plate Usage Life with Problems and Replacement Costs in India

Car Clutch Plate Usage Life with Problems and Replacement Costs in India

Car Clutch Disc Plate Usage Life in India. Replacement Costs of Clutch Disc, Pressure Plate, Flywheel with Prices along with Best Way for 1 Lakh Kms


Car Clutch System

Although the world shifting towards Automatic Cars - but Indian Car Market with a size of close to 3 crore Passenger Cars - still accounts for over 90% of them in Manual Transmission, and Clutch related issues are faced by one or more of them during the course of vehicle ownership.

 

How Important is Clutch

When a Driver presses clutch The Engine Speed is disengaged with the Wheel of Car. What it implies - if you press clutch and simultaneously keep pressing acclerator - even though Car Engine Speed will increase but will not transmit Power to the Wheels of the Car. 

So to transmit Engine Power to the Wheels is what Clutch used and Gears are Changed using Clutch.

So in layman terms can say that a Clutch is essentially used to control vehicle speed and perform gear Shift Movement. In Case - Clutch Pedal is pressed Partially - then only a small amount of Power is sent from Engine to Wheels

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Car Clutch Problems

Some Common Clutch Problem Symptoms

  • Clutch Slippage : Probably most common, it effectively means that you will start observing drop in acceleration pickup as if will feel like driving Car on low speed on high Gear. with slight loss of Power to Wheels on low speed too. Ride will turn out to be Jittery with or without RPM Fluctuation
  • Clutch Play: If the Clutch becomes too light - wherein a slight pressure lets on press Clutch move more than 1/2 Inch (there's a free play upto 1/2 Inch in Clutch Pedal) - it implies that Flywheel and Disc are not getting Separated completely on pressing Clutch. Will feel kind of sponginess in Clutch
  • Clutch Pedal Turns Harder: The Clutch may turn out to be harder due to Worn out Seals or Blockage in Car Hydraulic System which will effectively damage the bearings on making too much attempt to press clutch or Clutch Pedal Sticks to Floor or Worse find a Burning Smell more than often.
  • Gears not Changed Effectively on Pressing Clutch : Sometimes you will press the Clutch Completely and Often find issue in Changing Gears. In that Case - there could be Problem as simple as Air in Hydraulic Lines or Worn out Bushes to Clutch Assembly needs complete replacement
  • Car Suddenly Stops and Not Moving at all Despite Changing Gear: It essentially is the final step where means your Car Clutch Plate, Pressure Plate needs immediate replacement. You need to tow Car to Workshop and in some cases even expensive Flywheel may also needs replacement. 

 all Indicates an issue with Clutch Mechanism and needs immediate check at Service Center. If you find that your Car not moving at all even after changing gears - it indicates that car clutch system is failed and needs to be towed for clutch kit assembly replacement.

Been Clutch is considered Wear and Tear Item. There's no definite life of Clutch Plate. Some People have observed Worn out Clutch Plate in even 10000 Kms and some are having no issues even after driving more than 1 Lakh Kms without any need to replace Clutch.

Clutch Disc & Pressure Plates Life is based on Driving Style and is not considered under replacement Warranty - even if replaced within 1st Year of Purchase due to Worn out Disc.

 

How to Extend Life of Clutch

If you want to extend life of Clutch - you need to follow the Basics. Some way which can extend Life of Clutch by avoiding Unnecessary Wear & Tear of Clutch

  • Never Ever Drive Car with Handbrake Up. It Leads to much faster Wear & Tear of Clutch. Its also possible that in a brand new car - you may completely worn your Clutch Disc in even few kms - if driven with Handbrake up.

 

  • Pressing Clutch along with Pressing Accelerator - Riding Your Clutch is not good for life of Clutch Plate. It will lead to Much Faster Wear & Tear and may end up Clutch Plate even before you finish off 5000 Kms

 

  • Do not use Clutch Pedal as Footrest. If you are among one of those who always keep Left Foot on Clutch Pedal while on the move or even Partially while Driving - you are allowing much your Clutch Plate to Burn in for much quicker Wear & Tear

 

  • Depress the Clutch Fully while Changing Gears. Always Start Car on 1st Gear. Pressing Clutch and Starting Car on 2nd Gear leads again to Quicker Wear of Clutch System. Even, Pressing Clutch Partially most of the times wont do any good.

 

Follow the Basics - and may end up with even Niggle Free Clutch till 1 Lakh Kms too

 

 

Car Clutch Overhaul Costing

In terms of Clutch Overhaul Costing - Indicative Cost as what charged at most of the Company Outlets

A) Part - 1 (Clutch Disc Plate, Pressure Plate and Clutch Release Bearings along with Fluid Replacement ) - combined is in range

  • Petrol Hatchback Cars - Rs 6000 to 8000 
  • Mid Sedan / SUV Cars in Petrol - 7000 to 10,000 (Mid Sedan)
  • Diesel Hatchback Cars - Rs 7500 to 12,000 
  • Mid Sedan / SUV Cars in Diesel - Rs 12000 to 20,000

Additional: Would be Labor Charge in range of Rs 2500 to 4000

 

B) Flywheel as another part which generally is not required for replacement in most of cases if Clutch fails too early. Its important to note that Flywheel is a significant costing part as it connects to Engine and its to be examined separately basis its condition - whether to call for replacement or not, while Clutch Disc Plate connects to Transmission System.

Flywheel, 2nd Part if also required to be replaced alone costs in

  • Petrol Hatchback Cars - Rs 5000 to 8000 
  • Mid Sedan / SUV Cars in Petrol - 7000 to 13,000 (Mid Sedan)
  • Diesel Cars - Rs 10,000 to 20,0000 
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Comments 11

Guest - Paul Tonsing on Wednesday, 23 February 2022 08:50

I have a Feb 2020 model of Elite i20 . Problem started in Nov 2021 when the pipe connecting the coolant came off on its on, with out any outer damage. Dealer said it was manufacturing defect. They fixed it. After that now the clutch pedal is harder and there is alot of vibration.
They have replaced the cylinder for the clutch but the problem persist. Kindly advice.

I have a Feb 2020 model of Elite i20 . Problem started in Nov 2021 when the pipe connecting the coolant came off on its on, with out any outer damage. Dealer said it was manufacturing defect. They fixed it. After that now the clutch pedal is harder and there is alot of vibration. They have replaced the cylinder for the clutch but the problem persist. Kindly advice.
Guest - Kathiravan on Saturday, 02 January 2021 12:09

2-year-old with 25000 km swift clutch burned, why so early?

2-year-old with 25000 km swift clutch burned, why so early?
Guest - RK on Tuesday, 01 February 2022 14:11

coz of half clutch driving

coz of half clutch driving
Guest - Anand Vardhan Tyagi on Monday, 20 May 2019 05:25

My Ciaz is 2.5 years old n complete running of 14000 km but it's clutches burned why so early ? Whether it's covered ?

My Ciaz is 2.5 years old n complete running of 14000 km but it's clutches burned why so early ? Whether it's covered ?
Guest - Zahoor Ahmad Shah on Tuesday, 01 January 2019 08:11

As my Alto 800 travelled about 15000km. While driving towards my office in urban city with maximum speed 40 to 50km but due to traffic jams the speed turns low to 20km and simultaneously shifting gear to 2nd, my vehicle does not gain speed correspondingly and produce racing sound apparantly on pressing clutch to accelerate the vehicle fast, even I am facing very annoying situation towards uphill driving as speed of my vehicle turned low and due to which I allow ahead to other vehicles which followed to my behind.Plz advice me about the problem for its restoration in normal

As my Alto 800 travelled about 15000km. While driving towards my office in urban city with maximum speed 40 to 50km but due to traffic jams the speed turns low to 20km and simultaneously shifting gear to 2nd, my vehicle does not gain speed correspondingly and produce racing sound apparantly on pressing clutch to accelerate the vehicle fast, even I am facing very annoying situation towards uphill driving as speed of my vehicle turned low and due to which I allow ahead to other vehicles which followed to my behind.Plz advice me about the problem for its restoration in normal
Guest - Saikishore on Saturday, 12 May 2018 04:34

My indica Ev2 suddenly getting low milage of 11KMPL. at 28000Kms run. What are the possible causes

My indica Ev2 suddenly getting low milage of 11KMPL. at 28000Kms run. What are the possible causes
Guest - Indian on Saturday, 30 June 2018 14:41

How long is a piece of string?

How long is a piece of string?
Guest - Tanaji Bavadekar on Monday, 11 December 2017 21:42

I have given my Jetta car old model for replacement of full set of clutch plate assembly in WW company. What will be appropriate cost of materials & labour work?

I have given my Jetta car old model for replacement of full set of clutch plate assembly in WW company. What will be appropriate cost of materials & labour work?
Guest - hitendra chinubhai shah on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 14:34

my maruti zen car 2002 model car is very zatka with starting so what problem running with zatka

my maruti zen car 2002 model car is very zatka with starting so what problem running with zatka
Guest - Deepak Arora on Sunday, 22 October 2017 18:04

I am using Celerio Vxi model Maruti car last 3.5years in Delhi-NCR. Drive car 50-150kms per day or 1500-2000kms per month and single handed car with no issue. Total kms drive 67,000 but recently problem of ghar-ghar-ghar when drive in high speed above 60-70kms/he or even sometime in low speed also.
I checked to car mehanic : he told to change clutch plate.
My Question is that "Can I drive this car more 1000-2000kms without changing clutch or it's mandatory to change it at the earliest"???

Awaited for reply.
Thanks.

I am using Celerio Vxi model Maruti car last 3.5years in Delhi-NCR. Drive car 50-150kms per day or 1500-2000kms per month and single handed car with no issue. Total kms drive 67,000 but recently problem of ghar-ghar-ghar when drive in high speed above 60-70kms/he or even sometime in low speed also. I checked to car mehanic : he told to change clutch plate. My Question is that "Can I drive this car more 1000-2000kms without changing clutch or it's mandatory to change it at the earliest"??? Awaited for reply. Thanks.
Guest - Mohsin Rafik Maner on Sunday, 04 March 2018 01:45

Check the transmission conical bearing ,due to bumps or not proper handling it gets wear

Check the transmission conical bearing ,due to bumps or not proper handling it gets wear
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