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How a Truck's Clutch Works- 3

Posted at Thu, Jun 30, 2016 4:30 PM

In the last article, we learned about the different parts of the clutch system and how they work in unison to make the clutch work. In this article, we will see how the clutch actually works.

What happens is, when the clutch pedal is depressed, a release bearing gets pushed against the diaphragm spring, relieving pressure on the flywheel. This pressure is exerted by the driven plate. The driven plate is placed on a splinted shaft between the flywheel and pressure plate.

This interrupts the transmission of power from the engine to the wheel, allowing you to change the gears. When you pull your foot back from the clutch pedal, the release bearing is withdrawn. As a result, the diaphragm spring increases pressure on the pressure plate, which in turn pushes against the flywheel.

Some trucks have a hydraulically operated clutch system. In this system, when you push the clutch pedal, it pushes a piston in a cylinder. The pressure generated by the piston is transmitted to a slave cylinder, located on the clutch housing. The slave cylinder then transmits this pressure to a clutch release arm.

As you can see, there are many parts in a clutch system and each part is essential to the proper working of the clutch. To understand how the clutch works, you should know a little about friction. In simple words, a clutch works on the basis of friction between a flywheel and a clutch plate. If you want to buy a used truck in Epsom, New Hampshire, please contact Tim's Truck Capital.




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