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How a Clutch Works

May 8, 2015 - Author: Courtney

For a description of specific clutch elements see the figure on the right

Diagram

Clutch Diagram

1) Transmission input shaft 2) Transmission input bearing 3) Clutch release bearing sometimes referred to as throughout bearing 4) Pilot bearing in the back of flywheel 5) clutch disc lining and 6) clutch fork, 7) Flywheel. When the disc moves away from the flywheel, power flow from your engine to the transmission is interrupted. The engine crankshaft and flywheel are rotating at a higher speed than the disc and transmission input shaft that are coasting. When the clutch is engaged, the disc slips briefly to supply smooth engagement and once again, the clutch clamps the disc up against the flywheel. This causes the input

shaft to turn transmitting engine power to the transmission. The most important factor in clutch design is the disc materials; Luk clutches use precisely formulated lining with much better efficiency and longer life guaranteed.

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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Clutch/Transmission Problem

June 18, 2014 - Author: BartBarton

I have a Dodge 1/2 ton pickup 2WD

Question:  On mornings thatluk_repset its cool outside and only for about the first 10 minutes of driving, it grinds or feels like its catches going from 1st to 2nd.

Answer:  Sounds like a clutch problem or possibly hydraulics issue, we suggest that in the morning pump the clutch 10 times prior to trying to drive the vehicle..

If all is ok then we suggest you start by replacing your slave cylinder.  You can see the other clutch components we can provide for your dodge on our site.

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See You At Back to the Fifties Weekend

May 12, 2014 - Author: James N

 

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Exactly what does the clutch do?

January 17, 2014 - Author: BartBarton

I have a 1993 Mazda B2300 Pickup with 2.3lt engine.  I am starting to have what I believe are clutch problems.  I dont have a lot of experience can you help me understand the function of the clutch in my Mazda?

The clutch connects and disconnects the engine and transmission. Disengaging the clutch release device (peddle) actuates the clutch fork. The fork contacts the release bearing, moving up against the clutch diaphragm spring fingers. This step enables the clutch pressure plate to raise from the flywheel, opening a very small room between your disc, flywheel and pressure plate.

For a detailed explanation of particular clutch components view the clutch_cutawayfigure on the right 1) Transmission input shaft 2) Transmission input bearing 3) Clutch release bearing occasionally referred to as throughout bearing 4) Pilot bearing in the back of flywheel 5) clutch disc lining and 6) clutch fork, 7) Flywheel. When the disc moves from the flywheel, power flow from the engine to your transmission is interrupted. The engine crankshaft and flywheel are turning at a higher speed than the disc and transmission input shaft that are coasting. Once the clutch is actually employed, the disc slides lightly to provide smooth engagement and once again, the clutch clamps the disc up against the flywheel. This leads to the input shaft to turn transmitting engine power to the transmission.

The most important factor in clutch design is the disc material; our Luk clutches use exclusively formulated lining with better performance and extended life guaranteed.

As demonstrated in this figure there are a number of components that will wear or perhaps end up being broken.  You can see the original equipment clutch kit replacements on our site.

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The Clutch is a Critical Element in Drivetrain System

January 9, 2014 - Author: Courtney

The clutch disc is the central connection element in the drivetrain. In combination with the clutch pressure plate, it separates and links engine and powertrain. Every LUK clutch disc features a lining resilience system that is optimized to the particular application and enables smooth torque build up when moving away and an ergonomically synchronized pedal force curve. Reducing the speed and torque fluctuations generated by the cylinder firing processes, the clutch disc also provide the damping function, in order to reduce noise and wearing on the transmission. Clutches come with torsion damper and without torsion dampening.

With torsion damper is the most cost-effective and space-saving solution for overcoming torsion fluctuation problems in the drivetrain. The cone centering device developed by LUK corrects potential axle displacement between engine and transmission and guarantees a precise damping function, even at idle.

Without torsion damper is used with the most effective torsion damper system currently offered by LUK, the dual mass flywheel. Engine and transmission tolerances, especially on transmission input shafts without pilot bearing, results in a displacement between crankshaft and the transmission. In conjunction with rigid clutch discs for the dual mass flywheel, this displacement can cause idling noises and increased profile wearing in some cases. One solution to this problem is the displacement correction clutch disc, which enables radial displacement of the hub and thereby prevents potential radial forces in idling and low load ranges.

Dual mass flywheel/torsion dampers reduce idling noise

Sound functioning of the dual mass flywheel is therefore guaranteed, even on displacement. The combination of dual mass flywheel and clutch disc with torsion damper is the best solution for particularly noise-critical applications.

The five most common reasons for clutch problems are:

¥ Clutch fails to disengage

¥ Clutch slips

¥ Clutch judders

¥ Clutch makes a noise

¥ Clutch pedal is heavy in operation

See the clutch kits we offer on our site, easy lookup by vehicle manufacture and model number.  Info is offered to help you in diagnosis of clutch problems on our website http://www.provenforce.com/clutch/clutch_cat.html.

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Clutches, Gas and HD Diesel

January 3, 2014 - Author: BartBarton

Flywheels and Clutch Kits

Clutch kits and Flywheels are available for both automobiles, 2WD and 4WD pickup trucks including diesels. For automobiles and pickup trucks and light duty diesel trucks we offer OE clutch replacements manufactured by LUK. South Bend Heavy Duty High Performance clutch kits and flywheels are available for Chevrolet, Dodge and Ford diesel 3/4 and 1 ton models.

You can see a detailed list of clutches available by vehicle model on our site.

flywheels

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