D&W Clutch & Brake

2601 Sisson St

Baltimore, MD 21211


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D&W is a 41 year old company that specializes in clutch remanufacturing, and brake shoe relining for the trucking industry. Our comprehensive business philosophy is based on the premise that a high quality product offered at a competitive price, supported by excellent delivery service and technical support, is what a preferred supplier should offer. This is what D&W offers!

Our clutch product line includes remanufactured and new Spicer-type clutches, medium-duty clutches, and original light-duty clutch kits. Our clutches are sold under the branded name SURE SHIFT. We assemble new clutches as well as remanufacture units using genuine OEM (Original Equipment Manufacture) specifications and our components are supplied by OE approved suppliers. All intermediate plates are new! All clutch discs are new with the exception of rebuild and return (R&R) service units. We stock many import clutches, and we offer R&R services for all non-stocking items in a 24-48 hour window. D&W stocks both heavy-duty flywheels and conversion clutch kits with solid flywheels for Ford and GM lighter trucks. Our heavy-duty flywheels fit Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit, Navistar, Mack and Volvo engines.

In our brake shoe operation, all shoe cores are stretch gauged and bulk quantity shoes are riveted with stroke and pressure measured, hydraulic, computerized riveting machines. Our brake shop also performs R&R services for riveted brake bands up to 6" wide using molded or woven non-asbestos lining. We can also help customers with bonded bands and small shoes requiring special friction materials.

D&W Clutch & Brake, Inc. was founded in 1980, by a Baltimore based truck parts house due to frustration with clutch warranties from multiple rebuilding facilities. The owners of the parts house decided to remanufacture clutches with quality as its primary focus and thereby eliminate warranties. D&W's remanufacturing procedures were implemented by a man with over 25 years experience in the clutch rebuilding industry and certified by Dana Spicer technicians (now owned by Eaton Corp.). We use only components manufactured by ISO 9000 and QS 9000 manufacturers who supply companies such as Rockwell and Eaton. Due to our attention to details, and because we follow all OE manufacturers' specifications to the letter, we feel that we offer the finest remanufactured clutch in the U.S. We have achieved a true warranty rate of approximately one fifth of one percent or about 1 out of every 500 units.

The standard procedures followed at D&W for remanufacturing an Eaton cast iron angle spring clutch involves several stages and inspections. A core received at our facility is disassembled completely and the components may be washed, baked, shot blasted, wear points inspected with micrometers, welded, and milled back to original specifications. Assembly consists of approximately 50% new internal components, EPII Lithoplex high temperature grease, new pressure and retractor springs, new press-fit coaxial chrome-vanadium valve quality disc springs, and new center plates. Due to our use of new discs, center plates and release bearings, along with our quality control inspections and simulated flywheel adjusting procedures, we virtually eliminate warranty concerns due to product quality.