Flywheel Grinding Repair Services

Long Island Flywheel Services

At Thomas Machine of Long Island, we offer various flywheel services for clients, which includes dependable flywheel grinding services. This is an issue only present in vehicles with a manual transmission. Every clutch system has a flywheel, which plays a crucial part keeping your vehicle running smoothly. It works by balancing the crankshaft and creating a power connection between the transmission and the engine. When it works correctly, it makes sure that the gears effectively change when you use the clutch. But when it doesn't work properly, the engine does not run as well.

For the most part, flywheels have a long lifespan. However, like with anything in life, nothing is guaranteed and flywheels do run into problems. Get the flywheel checked out on a regular basis. This way you can stay on top of any issues that may arise and catch them before they become more problematic. Read on to find out more regarding flywheel grinding and its advantages. And why our flywheel grinding services are important to the longevity of the vehicle.

What is Flywheel Grinding?

Over time, the position of the wheel can affect the surface composition of the flywheel. That is due to the fact that the flywheel is between the vehicle's crankshaft and its clutch plate. So, the flywheel has a close proximity to the engine, which exposes it to high temperatures. And over time, this causes heat stresses, which creates small cracks in the surface of the wheel.

After a lot of use, your flywheel will begin to show signs of wear and tear. So be on the lookout. The areas when the clutch touches the wheel may start to wear down. If this is the case, you will notice the flywheel becoming very smooth. Or, perhaps, pitted and scratched. And when a wheel develops hot spots, it can make the surface warped and/or bumpy.

All of that means that when the flywheel takes on some damage, it cannot work properly anymore. When you use the clutch, you may notice differences in how it works. If the flywheel is not working smoothly, then the gears in the engine will not work as well either. When this happens, you will hear a grinding sound when in use. Hence the name "flywheel grinding." They may also slip or drag. But either way, not something you want happening.

Once you get to this point, you likely need flywheel grinding to fix it. Flywheel grinding is the process of resurfacing the wheel by grinding it down it make it more even. The warping and bumps make the wheel uneven, so by grinding them down the wheel may be able to work properly again.

As experts in flywheel grinding, we can grind out any imperfections, small cracks, bumps and areas that are worn to get the flywheel working normally again.

Why You Should Repair Flywheel Grinding Issues

Resurfacing your flywheel can impact the wheel itself as well as other parts of the vehicle. Fixing flywheel grinding promptly offers various benefits. So be sure to bring down the flywheel for professional grinding repair services and repair.

Extends the Life of the Flywheel

You should not need to replace the flywheel too often, so replacing or repairing it when it is not working is smart. You will save money by replacing it rather than waiting for it to break down completely, which can potentially impact the rest of the vehicle. By repairing or replacing it promptly, you will be keeping the flywheel in better shape for longer. Removing minor problems as they arise ensures the life of the flywheel is extended.

Avoid Collateral Damage

If you do not fix the flywheel problems quickly, then you may run into problems with other parts of the car. Which are likely more expensive to fix. The effects of a defective flywheel can damage other parts of the clutch system, as well as the transmission. The cost of repairs after this collateral damage is going to be higher than a flywheel grinding process. Properly maintaining your flywheel avoids any collateral damage.

Meets Warranty Conditions

The flywheel grinding may be one of the terms of your warranty. In the warranty, it may state that you have to resurface the flywheel when the clutch goes in. Not doing this may void the warranty and you will not get any help from the manufacturer if it develops other problems down the line. So repairing and maintaining the flywheel ensures that you likely are meeting warranty standards.

Contact Thomas Machine Today

As professionals in Deer Park, New York, many people from across Long Island come to us for affordable and reliable flywheel grinding services. Our years of experience plays a big part in people's trust in us and our results always deliver. We also offer other professional flywheel services, including resurfacing and maintenance of the flywheel and engine valve grinding.

Contact Us

For more information about our flywheel services, please give us a call. The number for our office is 631-242-5665. When you call, we can provide you with a quote for the work and go over any issues you are experiencing. We can help troubleshoot the problem for you and come to a reasonable conclusion on what needs to be done.