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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Which way should a clutch plate face?

The clutch plate should face away from the engine and toward the pressure plate and the outside of the vehicle. This allows the clutch plate to interact with the pressure plate and spin.Source:Jack... 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 »

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 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 »