When your clutch goes out, you have two main options: rebuild or replace. Many truck operators assume that replacement offers them a higher quality, and therefore safer, part and a faster turnaround time.
However, many mechanics report that, in most cases, a clutch can be adjusted and/or rebuilt multiple times before it requires full replacement. The rebuilding process is significantly more affordable than replacement. Your mechanic can provide you with an estimate of how long the rebuild will take and the time period is typically shorter than you think.
If you notice any signs of clutch slippage, wear, or failure, have the component assessed by an experienced semi-truck mechanic. Use your mechanic’s recommendations, as well as the information above to decide whether rebuilding your clutch is the right choice in your situation.
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