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Kia Optima Replacement Clutch Information

Kia cars are acknowledged for providing superior quality and long lasting durability with classic lines. To raise the power of your vehicle's motor, consider some of these optional components that are especially designed to improve performance. Protect your car's critical systems by purchasing the best high quality engine components. Usually the clutch is a long-lasting component, over time the mechanisms can cease to work and require repair. The Kia Optima Clutch helps switch gears by using the engine's flywheel and friction disks; if the clutch pedal is engaged, the flywheel and clutch plate become disjointed, disengaging the engine from the drive train which allows the engine to spin without moving the vehicle. In cars using an automatic transmission, the Clutch is integrated inside a transmission system, but stick shifts need the driver to operate a clutch themselves, usually through a pedal by your brake pedal. Your Clutch is a key element of a transmission system allowing the current gear to be disengaged from the vehicle's drive shaft so that another larger or lower gear to be applied. Clutches enable a driver to change gears by uncoupling the car or truck's transmission from its motor.

Kia Optima Clutch They are available for the following Kia Optima years: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 19, 18, 17, 16, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 04, 03, 02, 01. This part is also sometimes called Kia Optima Clutch Kits. We stock clutch parts for most Kia models including Rio, Spectra, Soul, Sorento, Sportage, Forte, Spectra5, Forte Koup, Sephia, Rio5 and Magentis.

We stock these Clutch brands for the Kia Optima: LUK, Valeo, Rhino Pac, Sachs, Beck Arnley and API.

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If you enjoy full control over your Kia Optima, a worn out or failed clutch is not a welcome occurrence. This important part links your engine to the transmission, making it possible to shift gears. A bad clutch makes itself known in many ways. It can make it hard, and even dangerous, to drive. Replacement is something most Kia Optima owners try to keep as far back in their minds as possible. A clutch can be very expensive to replace, but online suppliers have cut down the cost, and anxiety, quite a bit.

Common Clutch Symptoms

If the clutch slips or shudders, that is a cause for concern. There are several parts that interconnect and are part of the clutch assembly. Kia Optima clutch replacement will be necessary if the part isn't engaging with the flywheel and pressure plate. Your ride won't stay in gear if all of them can't move in unison. Grabbing or jerking motions when engaging the clutch, called clutch chatter, can mean the linings are bad, the flywheel is warped, or oil or grease have gotten inside. Any number of worn, bent, or broken parts in the system can also cause this. Squeals, growls, and other sounds can come from the clutch, which can indicate problems with the input shaft bearing, release bearing, input shaft, and other components. Other signs you might need 2005 Kia Optima clutch replacement include the clutch not releasing, a hard clutch pedal, or if the clutch drags. A bad clutch can cause anything from grinding gears when shifting to a stalling engine.

Where Is the Clutch in a Car?

If you purchase a 2007 Kia Optima clutch kit, you're also going to have to know where the clutch is, not to mention have the tools and expertise to install the parts. The clutch is located in a housing behind the engine. It is between the flywheel and the pressure plate, and engage/disengaged by a spring system and cable linked to the clutch pedal. The clutch plate itself is splined to an input shaft that runs from the flywheel to the transmission. If the part fails, then the transmission system will be severely affected. Although you can use the clutch less aggressively to put off replacement, a clutch can have worn friction material or get damaged. In those cases, there's not much to do except replace it.

How Much Does It Cost to Buy a New Clutch?

The price you pay for the parts is more under your control than the cost of labor. A clutch for 2004 Kia Optima LX vehicles, or any other model, comes as a kit that can be anywhere from $300 to $600. The total shop cost can be nearly $1,300. The lowest prices you'll likely find are with Purchasing from our exclusive online catalog, where prices are low thanks to a minimal overhead, means you can keep Kia Optima repair costs to a minimum. You'll still pay a fair amount, but we do help keep important car repairs and replacements from ballooning out of control, so you can afford to keep driving.

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