Do you know if your car has a Dual Mass Flywheel? Do you know what a Dual Mass Flywheel is? Here’s the basics.
A Dual Mass Flywheel is basically what it says, it’s a Flywheel in two parts (Dual). The two separate parts are allowed to rotate slightly to create dampening when you release the clutch and to reduce engine vibrations being passed through to the gearbox.
This is done by heavy duty springs in between the the two separate parts of the Flywheel which allow the slight movement.
However, with all moving parts, especially ones under stress they wear causing noises, vibrations and lastly drive line failure!
Vibrations or Rattling?
This was a Dual Mass Flywheel we replaced recently on a Citroen C5, as you can see from the pictures when the old Flywheel had failed it was allowing the clutch to sit off centre causing vibrations. Once the new Flywheel and Clutch Kit were fitted it sat central again.
Once replaced the car was road tested and all vibrations and noises had disappeared.
If you have any concerns about vibrations or noises feel free to give us a call on 01332 205070 and we would be happy to help.