Clutch Repairs & Upgrades

An automotive clutch is used to connect and disconnect the engine and manual (hand-shifted) transmission or transaxle. The clutch is located between the back of the engine and the front of the transmission.

In a car the clutch is operated using a hydraulic or cable connection from the pedal to the clutch mechanism. Even though the clutch may physically be located very close to the pedal, such remote means of actuation (or a multi-jointed linkage) are necessary to eliminate the effect of slight engine movement, engine mountings being flexible by design. With a rigid mechanical linkage, smooth engagement would be near-impossible, because engine movement inevitably occurs as the drive is “taken up.” No pressure on the pedal means that the clutch plates are engaged (driving), while pressing the pedal disengages the clutch plates, allowing the driver to shift gears or coast.



A manual transmission contains cogs for selecting gears. These cogs have matching teeth, called dog teeth, which means that the rotation speeds of the two parts have a synchronizer, which is a device that uses frictional contact to bring the two parts to the same speed, and a locking mechanism called a blocker ring to prevent engagement of the teeth (full movement of the gear shift lever into a selected gear) until such time that the speeds of both parts  are synchronized thus allowing a gear change without the grinding of cogs.

As a clutch specialist, Gold Coast Brakes & Mechanical are the number one stop for all of your clutch repairs and replacement needs.

We have been replacing clutches for over 40 years. During this time we have gained a competitive edge in parts supply, quality, technical fitting knowledge and speed of clutch replacement.

Plus of course, all our work and parts are covered by a comprehensive warranty!