“How do I know if I need the clutch replaced on my vehicle?” Usually the first indication you need your clutch replaced is a lack of power in higher gears. Some times a clutch will chatter when it is applied which is another reason for replacement. When the transmission is removed to access the clutch & pressure plate, the flywheel needs to be examined for heat damage and or cracking from overheating due to the slipping. Generally resurfacing the flywheel surface is all that needs to be done. On rare occasions the damage is so severe, replacement of the flywheel is the only remedy. Gaining access to the transmission can be simple or as involved as removing the entire cross member while supporting the engine. Usually a front end alignment is required after re-assembly. Here at Framerite Automotive Service our professional technicians can take care of your vehicle!