How a clutch works
How a clutch works
This is a video showing how a slave cylinder, clutch, and transmission work together to engage power from the engine and disengage power from the engine to the transmission. Filmed near Nagoya, Japan, at the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology. Clutches are what we call a “bread and butter” job. Hence, I thought that I would show a video to demonstrate the things that our technicians have to do when replacing the clutch.
Customers frequently contact us. Consequently, they ask the question, “How can I tell if my clutch is going?” Therefore, I usually answer with the same explanation. You’ll know when the clutch is gone. because the biting point will happen with less pedal push, and the clutch will slip when the drive is under heavy load.
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When my car eventually arrives in the shop, We start the car and dip the clutch pedal. The next step is to place the car in third gear. With the handbrake off, we then very slowly release the clutch. A good clutch will stall the engine.
if you carry out the same procedure with a slipping clutch. The engine will then most likely judder and try to pull away before stalling. Sometimes, you will hear a rattle when you release the clutch pedal. This indicates that the clutch plate has been damaged and must be replaced.
Another sign that your clutch is on the way out is that there will be a terrible smell when the clutch pedal is released. This is a problem with deaf drivers. Because they cannot hear very well, they do not know that their clutch is slipping. The tell-tale sign is the smell that the burning clutch plate gives off. We have one customer, who goes through a clutch a year (good for business?).
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