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What Are the Symptoms of a Failing Clutch or Torque Converter?

What Are the Symptoms of a Failing Clutch or Torque Converter?

When people think of clutches, they usually only associate them with manual transmission vehicles. However, automatic transmissions also have a clutch system, which is a part of the torque converter system. Regardless of which type of transmission you have, a clutch component allows your vehicle to shift from one gear to another. If the clutch or torque converter starts to experience problems, your vehicle will not do as told. Therefore, your driving will become very dangerous. Here are some prevalent signs of a failing clutch or torque converter! Sign #1: Loose Clutch Pedal (Manual Only) You can usually distinguish a clutch problem if the pedal feels loose in your manual transmission vehicle. If you can press it down to the floor with no resistance, you most likely need your clutch reassembled. Sign #2: Sticky or Squeaky Clutch Pedal (Manual Only) A common problem that some drivers may encounter is a stiff or "sticky" clutch pedal. When you press on the pedal, this feel ... read more

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