The engine of your car is elaborate, it is not always easy to read all the signals it sends us. However, it is definitely necessary to try to stay on alert for the slightest sign of weakness in your automobile to limit the risk of serious problems. If you have the feeling that your clutch is slipping on your Renault Modus, you’re right to have started examining. It’s a defect that must be taken into account as soon as possible, otherwise you could end up with an useless automobile. To help you in your approach our team has decided to produce this guide which should allow you to see more clearly and make the right choice to avoid aggravating the issue and make sure that it is indeed the issue you are victim of. To do this, we will first have a look at what a slipping clutch on Renault Modus is and how to verify that this is what is happening to you, and then, what steps can be taken to resolve the issue.


What is slipping clutch on Renault Modus and how to detect it?

A Renault Modus with a clutch that slips

The clutch of your Renault Modus is the part that allows your car to shift gears. It is located between your gearbox and your engine. It is the part that comes into contact with the flywheel which is located on the engine side and which will receive the power transmitted by the clutch. With wear, the clutch of your Renault Modus slips because it is made up of notches that engage in the flywheel, and with wear and friction it wears out. It is said that the clutch slips when its teeth are too overused for it to engage on the flywheel.

How to detect clutch slipping on an Renault Modus?

There are many solutions to find out that the clutch of your Renault Modus is slipping. You can accomplish all of these examinations yourself.
You can simply find out that your clutch slips when you accelerate and your engine revs up, but your car does not speed up, you may also experience a burning smell.
To verify the first statement, you can stop, pull the hand brake, engage the first gear, accelerate reasonably by releasing the clutch of your car delicately, if it turns out your engine motor rises in revs but the Renault Modus remains stationary it is the sign of a dead clutch.
Finally, you can put yourself, still in third gear, with the handbrake on, and by releasing it, your automobile should stall, if not, your clutch is probably dead.

What should I do when ever my clutch slips on my Renault Modus?

Some advices to avoir the wear of your Renault Modus clutch

We will now give you some tips to limit the wear of your clutch and avoid your clutch slipping on your Renault Modus. Firstly, it is good not to leave your foot on the clutch pedal, even if the pressure you apply is very mild you will pre wear the clutch release bearing which will eventually produce a full change of the clutch kit. One more point not to be neglected, do not over-accelerate when you start your car, your acceleration must permanently be adapted to the velocity of your engine motor. If you are at a standstill accelerate slowly, if you are at medium speed accelerate gradually when you release the clutch pedal of your car so as not to make it slip against your engine flywheel.

Replacing your Renault Modus clutch

Finally, in this last part, we will address the repair part. In case the clutch of your Renault Modus is dead, you may be stuck at a standstill and have no other alternative than to call the tow truck, because a dead clutch no longer allows the transmission to transfer power to the wheels. If this is the case, bear in mind that you will have to change the complete clutch kit, this repair needs quite a few hours of work and is approximated to cost between 500 and 1200 euros according to the engine and the garage.

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