Figure 13-3.-Master cylinder, slave cylinder, and connections for standard hydraulic clutch.
clutch. The plate clutch is a simple clutch with three
the clutch shaft and faced on both sides with friction
plates, one of which is clamped between the other two.
material. When the clutch is fully engaged, the driven
Figure 13-2 shows exploded and cross-sectional views
disc is firmly clamped between the flywheel and the
of a plate clutch.
driving plate by the pressure of the clutch springs. That
results in a direct, nonslipping connection between the
driving and driven members of the clutch. In this
position, the driven disc rotates the clutch shaft to which
The driving members of the single-disk clutch
it is splined. The clutch shaft is connected to the driving
consist of the flywheel and the driving (pressure) plate.
wheels through the transmission,
The driven member consists of a single disk, splined to
drive, differential, and live axles.
propeller shaft, final