The basic function of a clutch is the following:

  • Allow the engagement and disengagement of the engine to the gearbox & enable flawless starting
  • Dissipate the heat generated between friction surfaces
  • Provide driver control / comfort of the rate of engagement and thus enable smooth gear changes
  • Transmit full engine torque through the transmission
  • Filter out dynamic vibrations between the engine and the gearbox
  • To act as protection against overload – provide a safety fuse to protect the drive train
  • The need for durability, extended service life of components

 Passenger Clutches images