What is a clutch plate?

Answer Clutch plates are often used where big grip is a must but space is at a premium. Almost all drivetrains use some sort of clutch plate.AppearanceA clutch plate is a metal ring inserted between two c... Read More »

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What is the purpose of a clutch pressure plate?

A pressure plate is one of the four basic components of any clutch. (The others are the flywheel, friction material and release mechanism.) The pressure plate dictates much of the clutch's torque ... Read More »

How to Troubleshoot a Clutch Plate?

A clutch plate transfers the power from an engine to the transmission by engaging and disengaging the power flow. There are two types of clutch plates--drive plates and driven plates. Driven plates... Read More »

How to Change a Clutch Plate on a Ford Escort?

The Ford Escort was a front-wheel drive compact produced in North America from 1981 - 2003. The 1999 Escort came standard with a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine and a 5-speed transaxle on manually shi... Read More »

How Do I Fix a Frozen Clutch Plate on a Ford Tractor?

The clutch on a Ford tractor is vulnerable to oil, dirt and moisture. A leaky hydraulic line or crankshaft seal can spurt fluid that combines with dirt to freeze the clutch. Moisture can turn to ru... Read More »