How does the clutch work in a manual transmission car? Let see how.
Here’s the INPUT SHAFT. It’s the arm that connects the engine and the gearbox.
Here’s the CLUTCH SYSTEM. Let’s look inside.
• This is the FLYWHEEL. It’s connected to the engine and spins continuously.
• This is the FRICTION DISC. It always holds onto the flywheel and spins with it. Since the disc and input shaft are connected, the input shaft always spins too.
• This is the CLUTCH COVER. It’s attached to the flywheel and spins with it as well. Underneath it are the DIAPHRAGM SPING and PRESSURE PLATE. Continue reading