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What is clutch assembly?


A clutch assembly consists of clutch pressure plate, driven plate, and clutch release bearing.

Clutch pressure plate: The clutch pressure plate is the most important component in the clutch assembly. It has direct implications for vibration, resistance, and service life of the clutch after installation.

Driven plate: The quality of the driven plate directly influences the general service life and vibration and noise reduction effect of the clutch. A fifth-generation friction disk free of asbestos, lead, and volatile solvents is adopted for the plate, meeting the Euro V environmental standard. By providing optimal hardness, it leads to high wear resistance and best comfort.

Clutch release bearing: Clutch release bearing is an important component in the clutch release system. Its quality impacts the release efficiency of the clutch system and the wear rate of the pressure plate separation fingers. The clutch release bearing is made of engineering plastic, which greatly reduces dead load and wear on the separation fingers.


Symptoms of a failed clutch assembly:

1. Clutch slip

When the automatic startup of the car is set at a low-speed gear, after the clutch pedal is released, the car may be unable or difficult to start. During acceleration, the speed increases with the engine RPM, but the car may be less powerful than usual and generate a burning smell or smoke.

2. The clutch is not fully disengaged

When the engine idles, the clutch can be released by pressing the clutch pedal as it approaches the bottom. This indicates that the clutch is not fully disengaged, which can be manifested by the following symptoms: difficulty in engagement after pressing the clutch pedal, harsh noise from the transmission gear, or the car starting to move without the clutch pedal lifted.

3. Abnormal noise of the clutch

The clutch generates a strange noise when it disengages or engages. If a rustling sound is heard after the clutch pedal is pressed, the noise comes from the bearing. If the abnormal sound persists after the accelerator is pressed, the bearing has worn excessively. If there is intermittent collision sound, the release bearing moves forward and backward.