Clutch and Flywheel All Trans Autos Ltd are able to offer a complete clutch and flywheel replacement service by qualified technicians.
The clutch in your car is there to transfer the power from the engine to the wheels, creating movement of the vehicle. The clutch system has a number of components as illustrated below. To explain in simple terms how the clutch works we will concentrate on the clutch pedal, the clutch disc, pressure plate and flywheel.
When the clutch pedal is pressed, a gear selected and the pedal is gently raised, gradually and gently the springs inside the pressure plate smoothly clamp the clutch disc between the pressure plate and flywheel and all three pieces spin together (they are engaged) to match the speed of the engine and allow the wheels to move. Once the vehicle is moving in a gear the pedal can be pressed down and the clamping force from the pressure plate is released, (disengaged) the clutch disc spins independently of the flywheel and pressure plate, allowing the vehicle to change up the gears or down the gears and when required come to a stop with the engine running.
With its job and purpose the friction material on the clutch disc will slowly wear out, when this happens the pressure plate will not be able to put sufficient pressure on the clutch disk and stop it from slipping. The early signs of wear are likely to show in higher gear changes as the engine speed (rpm) will increase without a change in the vehicle speed. As the deterioration worsens the vehicle will eventually not be able to move at all as it will be unable to transfer the engine power to the wheels.
To see this in operation, follow the link to Explore my car/Manual DriveTrain
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