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  • THE FIRST STAGE IN THE TRANSMISSION OF A CAR WITH A MANUAL GEARBOX IS THE CLUTCH

     

    Like so many other parts in a vehicle, clutches wear out over time. Your personal driving style and the geographic landscape in which you drive has a direct impact on the rate of your clutch wear. If your clutch has worn down to where it is no longer effective, your vehicle will require a clutch replacement.

    Replacing your clutch before it nears the end of its life, sooner rather than later, is your best option in terms of protecting yourself and others. At The Tranny Clinic here in Quincy, Illinois we are clutch experts that can help you get back on the road and help your vehicle continue to deliver the performance you want and expect.

    HOW DOES THE CLUTCH WORK?

    A clutch is a mechanical device that engages and disengages the power transmission to the gearbox. A clutch will allow the transmission to be interrupted while a gear is selected to move off a stationery position, or when the gears are changed while your car is moving. Some cars have a hydraulically operated clutch, generally newer cars have these.

    In the simplest application, clutches connect and disconnect two rotating shafts. In these devices, one shaft is typically attached to an engine while the other shaft is connected to the transmission.

    The clutch connects the two shafts so they may be locked together and spin at the same speed (engaged), locked together but spinning at different speeds (slipping), or unlocked and spinning at different speeds (disengaged).

     

    PARTS OF A CLUTCH

    Consists of 4 Main Parts:

    • Cover Plate
    • Pressure Plate
    • Driven Plate
    • Throw Out Bearing

    We are your Midwest expert transmission repair shop. Contact us today and let’s get you back on the road!