Truck’s clutch is responsible for transmitting power to transmission. However, if you usually rebuild or replace the clutch, we ZNDmotor highly recommend you to think about your driving style which may make one of the following mistakes that can wear your clutch out.
1. Use clutch only when take off
When taking off from stop, you may rely on clutch to provide sufficient power to transmission, which enable your truck gain enough power to move. But you may forget to use clutch when driving on the highway. And you may only use shift stick to put the truck into the gear you would like.
As a result, the rubber seal on flywheel would tear and rip if you change gears without using clutch. In the meanwhile, gears within transmission would strip, which would damage clutch.
2. Drive in wrong gear
You may rev up your engine regularly to make your truck faster in order to get up to speed in highway or avoid an accident. When giving engine extra fuel, you may forget to change gears, which could make motor and transmission run rough.
Sometimes you have to drive in a gear which is much lower than your speed, but please do not have this everyday habit. If you forget to drive your truck in the suitable gear, engine and transmission could not work simultaneously, which would put considerable stress on clutch to make it burn up faster.
3. Skip gears when you upshift
When upshifting, you need to avoid skipping gears while driving on highway. If you pick up speed due to a decline, it would be acceptable to shift from a lower gear to top gear.
However, if skipping gears when you upshift, clutch and flywheel would be misaligned, since they cannot work simultaneously. In the meanwhile, you could find vibration or jerking when shifting up or down. This is because clutch has to bear full load of rapidly changing speed.
Finally, clutch would burn up or come apart due to extra stress.
4. Press clutch pedal halfway
When you are eager to move or you feel tired, you may press the clutch pedal halfway, which is also enough to engage clutch. But your clutch would burn up rapidly if this has been your daily habit.
In fact, if you press clutch pedal halfway, the clutch would only partially engage, which would lead to flywheel taking extra friction that would burn up the seal. In the meanwhile, gears within transmission would slip, which would cause disconnection between clutch and gear mechanisms.
If you can avoid the mistakes mentioned above when driving your truck, the possibility of clutch burning up would highly decrease. But if you find your clutch is going bad, welcome to select clutch by our ZNDmotor.