All vehicle clutches are complex, and not just in and of themselves. You have to understand that a clutch is part of a larger system, the transmission, and then of an even larger system, your vehicle as a whole. The clutches created for Mazda RX-7s are known for being particularly tricky, and that’s why, if you own one of these vehicles, you will want to think long and hard before attempting any repairs yourself. In fact, unless you are a seasoned mechanic, you shouldn’t really be making clutch repairs to any vehicles.
A lot of people will tell you that repairing a clutch is easy, usually people who are eager to sell you expensive repair kits. However, the truth is, if you don’t really know what you’re doing, you could make things with your vehicle even worse. Having a mechanic fix mistakes you’ve made will likely cost you even more money and hassle, in the long run, than if you had just taken the car straight to a professional in the first place.
Keep in mind, too, that there are ways around extremely high rates. For example, choosing to have your clutch repaired, rather than replaced, when applicable can save you the big bucks. Also, the quicker you catch problems with your clutch and take your car to a mechanic, the more affordable your repairs are likely to be, since the damage won’t have had a chance to get out of control.