A large number of malfunctions in commercial vehicles can be traced to the influence of defective release bearing systems. These malfunctions also include “capital” failures such as burnt-out clutches or poor separating characteristics. As a result, it is extremely important to precisely check the release system. There are not many maintenance jobs where concentrating on a few details can have such a big effect and save major costs. Our workshop tips will help you spot defective release bearing systems by means of a visual inspection.
Defective release bearing systems cause various symptoms. Three examples should serve to explain the types of damage that can result from a faulty release bearing system: