Clutch Master/Slave Cylinder
Manual transmissions are reliable. Typically, there are only a few things that can go wrong with a standard shift, and even those components rarely fail. However, there may come a day when you put the clutch pedal to the floor, and it doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to. When that day comes, Brooksville Transmissions, Inc. has you covered.
Most modern clutches are operated by hydraulic systems. They’re simple, smooth, and reliable, and don’t have many moving parts. The two main components in a hydraulic clutch are the master cylinder, the hydraulic pump attached to your pedal, and the slave cylinder, the pump attached to your transmission, which responds to the master cylinder. If your clutch pedal feels weak, causing gears to grind or difficulty shifting, you most likely have a failing master or slave cylinder. If the pedal simply goes to the floor and stays there, or has no effect on the clutch whatsoever, you almost definitely have a failed master or slave cylinder. When the rubber seals inside these cylinders break down or shrink, or the cylinder wall itself becomes worn, fluid begins to leak and pressure is able to escape. When this happens, you may have to pump the pedal to build pressure, cope with difficult shifting, or you may even find yourself stranded with a car that won’t go into gear.
If your hydraulics have already failed, check to make sure the fluid is topped off and pump the pedal 20 or so times. You may regain enough function to get your vehicle to the repair shop. If your hydraulics are failing, have the problem taken care of sooner rather than later; besides running the risk of having to abandon your car, hard shifting is horrible for your gears and synchros.
If your car, truck, or SUV is exhibiting any of the above symptoms, let one of our expert mechanics take a look. Our technicians will diagnose and correct your problem in no time. For all your transmission repair and maintenance needs, and for the best transmission service in Brooksville, call or visit Brooksville Transmissions, Inc. today.
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