Published on August 13, 2018
Know the Common Symptoms of a Failing Flywheel: Know the Common Symptoms of a Failing Flywheel Slide2: A flywheel is a mechanical device whose purpose is to create rotational energy by spinning repeatedly and then saving the energy for future use. Slide3: In case, the torque power of your engine is not being generated regularly, then the flywheel uses its rotational energy to fill in the gaps of missing energy. Slide4: The flywheels are usually only found in manual transmission vehicles because the purpose of the flywheel is to guarantee the functionality of the gears. Slide5: In particular, when the driver presses the clutch and goes to switch gears, the flywheel will reduce the intensity of the vibrations for a smooth shift Slide6: Common Symptoms of a bad flywheel Slide7: The flywheels do not last forever as they gradually become worn as they are consistently used in the vehicle. Slide8: If your flywheel becomes too worn out or damaged, there will be some noticeable symptoms that you won’t be able to ignore. Slide9: Do not let these symptoms carry on for too long or else it will impact the overall drivability of the car. Slide10: Below are the common symptoms of a bad flywheel. - Slipping gears - Not able to change gears - Burning smell - Vibrations in clutch Slide11: Slipping gears Slide12: When you shift to a new gear and then notice that it slips back to the last gear you had it on, this is called gear slippage. Slide13: A bad flywheel will likely be the reason for this because it will cause grinding of the plate and a lot more friction overall. Slide14: And if the gear keeps slipping when you change it, then it will certainly impact your driving ability. Slide15: Not able to change gears Slide16: Sometimes you will find that instead of your gears slipping, you won’t be able to change your gears at all. Slide17: The flywheel would need to be in pretty bad shape for this symptom to occur. Slide18: And when you cannot switch gears, then you won’t be able to drive your car at all. Slide19: Burning smell Slide20: If there is a burning smell which consumes your passenger cabin, this could be attributed to many possible causes. Slide21: A bad flywheel could be one of those causes because of all the heat generated from the friction in the clutch. Slide22: If you have used the clutch at times when you weren’t supposed to, this could cause problems with the flywheel. Slide23: Vibrations in clutch Slide24: When you notice that clutch pedal is experiencing lots of vibrations, then your flywheel is likely going bad. Slide25: The vibrations will eventually get so bad that you will be able to feel them on the floor rather than just from the clutch pedal. Slide26: Check your flywheel’s spring mounting mechanism because that is likely causing these vibrations. Slide27: http://www.garbersauto.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Garbers-Independent-BMW-Volvo-185109354862588/ https://plus.google.com/117648839769733000621?hl=en THANK YOU!