Fly Wheels


Does your vehicle have a vibration when driven? Do you have Clutch judder or does your starter motor jam or stick?

Could be your flywheel worn out and causing a juddering? Pentagon Motorist Centre in Chatham are close to both Rochester and Gillingham in Medway and can replace or fit clutches and flywheels in all types of vehicles.

What is a flywheel?

The flywheel is attached to the end of an engine’s crankshaft and is the mechanism that transfers the power from the engine to the gearbox via the clutch and finally to the wheels.

When the clutch pedal is not pushed down, the springs in the clutch push the pressure plate against the clutch disc, which in turn presses against the flywheel. This locks the engine to the gearbox input shaft, causing them to spin at the same speed.

The amount of force the clutch can hold depends on the friction between the clutch plate and the flywheel, and how much force the spring puts on the pressure plate. If a clutch is worn or is contaminated with engine oil it can cause the clutch to slip. This is because there is less friction between the flywheel and the clutch plate.

Similarly if the pressure plate springs become weak the amount of force exerting on the friction plate can become less causing the clutch friction plate to slip. The only remedy is to replace the clutch kit.

Dual Mass Flywheel (DMF):

The growing concern for the environment and the development of more efficient engines has allowed delivering more torque and power at low revolutions.

Dual Mass Flywheels were developed to address the escalation of torque and power, especially at low revs. Traditional clutch discs are unable to absorb the increase in the level of vibration given from these more powerful efficient engines. Dual Mass Flywheels play a key role, making these mechanical developments more viable.

The absorption capacity of the vibration depends on the moving parts of the Dual Mass Flywheel and is subject to a certain amount of wear. When replacing the clutch it is highly recommended that a competent workshop like Pentagon Motorist Centre replace the DMF when replacing the clutch. The failure to do so may cause the new clutch or even the gearbox or crankshaft to suffer with excessive vibration and shorten their lives.

Why Choose Pentagon?

We at Pentagon Motorist Centre in Medway have established a superb reputation for high quality replacement services, refer to our testimonials from our customers from Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester on our testimonial page.
On many occasions when carrying out a diagnosis a partial strip down is necessary. Should you agree to have any necessary work completed at this time, this initial diagnosis becomes free due to the fact that your vehicle has been partially stripped down already.
So if your vehicle has excessive clutch vibration or judder or your starter motor sticks or is jamming into the flywheel because it is worn. Come to Pentagon Motorist Centre in Chatham we are close to both Gillingham and Rochester in Medway making us the idea garage for shoppers and commuters.

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