How a CLUTCH Works Basic Operation



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