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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Basics of Clutch Working with Diagram

How clutch works

Clutch Engage with Engine

The clutch is a device that transfers power from the engine to the gearbox, then to the wheels that drive the car.
The above animation shows the clutch disengaged (driver pressing clutch pedal down) thereby preventing any power from the engine being used to drive the car.

Clutch Engage With Engine and Gear Box

The above animation shows the clutch engaged (driver is not pressing the clutch down) thereby allowing power from the engine to drive the car, as it would be when driving along the road normally.



Clutch Engage with First Gear

The above animation shows the clutch only partially engaged (driver has the clutch pedal about half way up) and is known as 'clutch control'. The driver can let the clutch pedal up a little more to power the car, or push it down to remove that power, which results in the car slowing down. This technique is used where power from the engine is needed, but only very low speeds are required, for example, when maneuvering.