clutch plate

The clutch discs.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • clutch plate — /ˈklʌtʃ pleɪt/ (say kluch playt) noun a metal plate which is the component of a clutch that is forced into place when the clutch is operated …   Australian English dictionary

  • Clutch control — refers to the act of controlling the speed of a vehicle with a manual transmission by partially engaging the clutch plate, using the clutch pedal instead of (or in conjunction with) the accelerator pedal. The purpose of a clutch is in part to… …   Wikipedia

  • Clutch — For other uses, see Clutch (disambiguation). Rear side of a Ford V6 engine, looking at the clutch housing on the flywheel …   Wikipedia

  • plate — [1] The action of coating a material with some metal. Also called electroplate or anodize. [2] A flat piece of material. [3] Two lead alloy plates in each cell where the positive plate is made of lead peroxide and the negative plate is made of… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • clutch disc — A spinning plate located at the end of the driveshaft facing the engine flywheel and covered with a friction material such as asbestos. When the clutch is engaged, the disc is squeezed between the flywheel and the clutch pressure plate, causing… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • clutch pedal — noun A pedal in a car that modulates the clutch mechanism, via clutch plate pressure …   Wiktionary

  • clutch facing — The asbestos type lining on a clutch plate …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • clutch semi-centrifugal release fingers — Clutch release fingers that have a weight attached to them so that at high rpm the release fingers place additional pressure on the clutch pressure plate …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • clutch — [1] An electrically operated coupling device that connects or disconnects the compressor pulley and compressor shaft [2] A device that disconnects the engine from the transmission, to allow the vehicle to change gears, and then allows the engine… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • clutch pressure plate — That part of a clutch assembly that through spring pressure, squeezes the clutch disc against the flywheel thereby transmitting a driving force through the assembly. To disengage the clutch, the pressure plate is drawn away from the flywheel via… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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