When you’re on the road a lot, it’s more important than ever to pay attention to the condition of your truck’s parts. One part in particular that needs some care is the flywheel. Learn which signs are indicators that you should be replacing your flywheel.
A Burning Smell
If you’re noticing a burning smell—similar to burnt toast—it’s possible the flywheel has worn out. Riding the clutch while driving can often cause this to happen.
Vibrations in the clutch are usually a sign that the spring mount mechanism on the flywheel has failed. When it fails, you’ll notice that the flywheel’s performance is greatly reduced when you depress the clutch.
If you notice the gears constantly slipping when you shift the clutch, a bad flywheel could be the culprit. There are other reasons for gear slippage, but if you also notice small metal shavings in the transmission fluid, the flywheel is to blame. These shavings are the result of plate grinding caused by a bad flywheel.
While you may not need to replace the flywheel when replacing your clutch, it is always a good idea to inspect it. If there are radial cracks or deep grooves, then it’s definitely time for a new one.
If you’ve noticed any of the above, it may be time to order a new flywheel. Contact First Motion Products! We can help you find the right one for your rig.