Keeping your vehicle moving is important, and the clutch is integral. The maintenance and repair of your vehicle’s clutch is important. At Eastside Bavarian, we have been providing the Greater Puget Sound Region with the best in clutch service and repair. Common symptoms that you clutch may be of need of maintenance or repair include:

  • Spongy, sticking, vibrating or loose clutch pedal when pressed.
  • Squeaking or grumbling noise when pressed.
  • Ability to rev the engine, but poor acceleration.
  • Difficulty shifting gear.

If you are experiencing any of these issues, we can help. Please give us a call at 425-391-1990 or you can also schedule an appointment online.


A clutch is needed in order to stop your car (stop the wheels from turning) without killing your engine. The clutch allows your car to smoothly engage a spinning engine to a non-spinning transmission by controlling the slippage between them.

A clutch works because of the friction between a clutch plate and a flywheel. The flywheel connects to the engine, and the clutch plate connects to the transmission. When your foot is off the pedal, springs push the pressure plate against the clutch disc, which in turn presses against the flywheel. This locks the engine to the transmission input shaft, causing them to spin at the same speed. When you press the clutch pedal to change gears, the pressure plate pulls back from the clutch plate, which then disconnects from the fly wheel. If one or more of these parts is damaged or worn out, your clutch will not work properly.

These days, clutches can last for up to 80,000 miles in normal driving conditions.


Some symptoms of a broken or worn out clutch include:

Strange noises when the clutch pedal is pressed: If you hear a grinding noise when you press your clutch pedal, this indicates the clutch is faulty or damaged.

The clutch feels soft while pressing: Because the clutch assembly is heavy, it should require some force to press the clutch pedal. If it is easier than usual to press the clutch pedal, there is an issue with your clutch.

The clutch feels like it is slipping: You may notice that the engine RPM is rising but the car is not going any faster.

The clutch pedal feels hard: If the pedal feels hard and you have a hard time shifting gears.

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