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How does a pressure plate work?

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September 14, 2007 1:00PM

a pressure plate works by springs. when disengaged the tension is released from the springs which hold the clutch plate against the flywheel,allowing the clutch plate to spin free,which basically stops the transfer of power from engine to gearbox

when clutch is engaged the tension is reapplied to springs in pressure plate forcing the clutch plate against the flywheel