As we all know the clutch is a hugely important part of your Land Rover. Without it, you’d be unable to change between gears. When off-roading you are using the gears constantly and like many of your car’s components, it is possible your clutch may wear out over time.
Signs your Land Rover Clutch is failing
- Spongy, sticking, vibrating or lose clutch pedal when pressed
- Squeaking or grumbling noise when pressed
- Ability to rev the engine, but poor acceleration
- Difficulty shifting gear
- ‘Slipping’ clutch, causing a momentary loss of acceleration.
- Friction plate,
- Clutch cover and
- Release bearing.
Please note: This kit is also suitable for Series 2A & 3, 2.25, 2,25D and 2.6. They are NOT suitable for the V8 models.
What does a clutch do?
In simple terms, the function of a clutch is to separate the engine from the gearbox, allowing your Land Rover to change gear and come to a complete stop while the engine is still running.
The clutch is made up of three main parts – the clutch plate, pressure plate, and flywheel. When the clutch is engaged (foot off the pedal), the springs in the clutch press these three parts together so that the engine and the transmission are connected and spinning at the same speed. When you press your foot on down on the clutch pedal, however, the springs pull the pressure plate away from the clutch plate, so that the flywheel and pressure plate spin at a different rate, allowing you to smoothly change gears.