Clutch plate and its replacement time

Clutch plate is a name that you must have heard if you have been dealing with a car for even a little while. The clutch disc and the disc and disc in general are considered one of the most vital parts of the car because it is basically impossible to change the gear without the clutch disc and clutch disc. The main function of the disc and plate is to make it possible to change the gear of the car without turning off the car engine. Without using the clutch plate, it is practically impossible to change the gear or it is difficult to do. Of course, this only applies to cars with manual transmission. In automatic cars, the gear change is done automatically without human intervention, but even in automatic cars there are discs and plates. In fact, automatic transmission cars also have a clutch, but they differ from manual transmission cars in not having a clutch pedal. In automatic cars, the clutch is engaged automatically. The important point here is that the role of disc and clutch in both of these machines is the same; The clutch plate prevents the transmission of power from the engine to the gearbox and prevents the car engine from shutting down.

In fact, “changing the gear”, “disconnecting the engine with the gearbox or getting rid of the car” and “connecting the engine and gearbox and making it possible to transfer power between them” can be considered as a summary of the clutch plate’s duties.

Car clutch plate performance

Considering the role of the clutch plate in gear shifting, the car not turning off and its movement and acceleration, the importance of this part in the car is clear. To drive a car, the health of the disc and plate must be paid attention to.

How long is the life of the clutch plate?

The average lifespan of a collage is generally between 50,000 and 70,000 kilometers. But since the clutch plate is a consumable part, its lifespan is also average. Several things can affect the reduction of the life of the clutch plate. The amount of depreciation of your car can have a great impact on the failure of this part and the need for its early replacement. How much you drive and how much you brake have a direct impact on the car’s disc and clutch system. Excessive braking and clutching causes the destruction of the clutch plate and reduces the life of these parts. It is known that driving in crowded and high-traffic cities causes a greater amount of brake and clutch use, and this makes you need to check this car part in a shorter period of time and replace it if necessary. In addition, your driving habits and the geographical conditions of the driving area also affect the life of the clutch plate. The way you drive in traffic, going uphill and downhill, how you start moving are among these factors and have a serious impact on the life of this part and reducing or increasing its useful life.

What problems can occur with the clutch?

The clutch disc is made of the same material as the brake pad, so after some time it wears out due to friction and needs to be replaced. It is known that driving with a worn out disc can lead to its failure and cause a lot of damage due to its connection with the clutch plate. It should also be noted that the end of the disc will also damage the brass gears of the gearbox and if you continue driving, it will cause them to corrode. Therefore, one should be very sensitive to the health of this part. Putting pressure on the clutch causes damage and wear of this part. Acceleration, uphill pressure, non-standard increase in engine power and increase in car weight can put additional pressure on the car clutch and cause damage to this part. Another factor that causes damage and reduces the lifespan of this part is not using the clutch pedal correctly or using it too much. This action, which is generally done by drivers and of course involuntarily, causes damage and reduces the lifespan of this part and may even reduce the life of the clutch plate by half.

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However, for reasons other than friction or the end of the life of the clutch plate, the life of this part may end and there is a need to replace or repair it. For example, geographical and weather conditions can have an effect on this piece. If the hot clutch plate cools down suddenly due to weather, this can cause this part to warp or crack. The swaying of this part disturbs the balance of the clutch plate and disk and eventually causes it to slide and cause severe shocks in this system, and these shocks may be transferred to the engine room.

Another factor that can cause the failure of the clutch plate is its burning. This is generally due to moving the tires while standing. An act that is known as ticking off among young people. This action causes pressure on the clutch and can damage or burn this part. Also, changing gears without soft and with force and pressure, as well as not using the clutch pedal correctly, can put pressure on this part and cause it to be damaged.

Another factor that may cause problems with the clutch plate is a broken clutch wire. The clutch cable is placed between the gearbox and the car’s engine and transfers the engine’s power to the car’s wheels. Actually, when the driver puts his foot on the clutch pedal, the clutch wire is pulled and the car’s clutch system is engaged. A broken clutch wire causes a problem with the car’s clutch system, and you may even think that the clutch plate is worn out. Car clutch wire failure has symptoms; One of its signs is that if this part fails, even though you release the clutch pedal, the car’s clutch system remains engaged and even causes vibration. In fact, your car’s clutch does not work and when you press the clutch pedal, you notice that the clutch is empty and of course it is difficult to shift between different gears. Another symptom of clutch wire failure is the loosening or overtightening of the car’s clutch pedal; In such a way that when you press your foot on the car clutch pedal, the pedal goes down immediately and easily, or you have to put a lot of pressure to raise and lower it.

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Symptoms of clutch plate failure

Clutch plate failure has symptoms that can be a warning to replace this part. Vibration in the car, the car not turning off in second gear, and the stiffness of the clutch are among these signs. If your car vibrates when you want to start the car and the car is in first gear, it could be because the clutch plate is worn out. Also, to make sure that the clutch plate is healthy, you can put your car in a secluded place without obstacles, on the second gear and slowly remove your foot from the clutch pedal, if after doing this the car does not turn off and move forward. If it moves, it means that your clutch plate is finished, and if the car turns off, it means that the clutch plate is healthy.

Another sign of the failure of the clutch plate is the stiffness of this part and the jump of the foot; In fact, the loss of the spring state of the clutch pedal is a sign of the failure of the clutch disc; That is, in fact, if you feel that the clutch pedal throws your foot up when you take your foot off the pedal, doubt the health of your car’s clutch plate.

Another symptom of clutch plate failure is difficulty in gear shifting. A problem in the clutch or the end of the clutch plate makes you unable to change gears easily and smoothly, and the gears do not shift properly. This problem is generally associated with the itchy sound caused by the shifting of the gears.

With all these explanations, it is better to show your car to car experts and professional repairmen at certain intervals to ensure the health of your car’s clutch plate in order to ensure the health of this part from creating exorbitant costs for the repair of more car parts, from accidents. Avoid while driving.

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