The clutch system is one of the most essential unit of the car, this makes possible the shifting of gear while the car is about to move or yet moving.
There are two types of clutch systems:
Mechanical clutch system
Hydraulic clutch system
New or the recent vehicles are built with hydraulic systems due to their self adjusting characteristic this is because older mechanical clutches needed frequent adjustment to maintain proper gap between the clutch release bearing and the clutch pressure plate.
Focus however will be on the modern hydraulic system since is very likely that your car has this modern system not the older design.
Major component in a hydraulic clutch system include:
1- Clutch master cylinder
2- Clutch pedal
3- Clutch slave cylinder
4- Clutch fork (not all cases)
5- Clutch release bearing
6- Clutch pressure plate
7- Clutch disc
9- Pilot bearing or pilot bushing (depending on the manufacturer).
In our next post we would take a look at the role of these individual components
SEE ALSO:HOW TO CHANGE CLUTCH FLUID