For the brake it's pretty obvious. You don't want the brake to stay on when you aren't braking, so you need the spring to push it back. For the clutch it's the same but in reverse. You want the clutch to stay on, except for when you're depressing the lever. The spring keeps the clutch on, until you use the lever to overcome the spring. Then when you release the lever the spring kicks in again, engaging the clutch.
Have a look at: Clutch slave cylinder Clutch cable More than likely the clutch itself has broken spring(s)
A spring is used to hold together the clutch and the flywheel.
A brake spring tool is used for the removal and replacment of springs utilized in drum brake assemblies.
The clutch fluid is located in the same reservoir as the brake fluid. As a dot 4 brake fluid, used for the breaks and the clutch.
On a 2001 Ford Focus : The brake fluid reservoir is used for the brake and clutch systems
both are used for hydraulic pistons to create pressure against brake rotor/drum or clutch disc
1. Clutch fluid is brake fluid. 2. The fluid used for your clutch master/slave cylinders is pulled from your brake fluid reservoir.
clutch is used to engage or disengage gears wher as brake is used to reduce i.e to retard the motion.
If a truck has a clutch brake it would only be used when coming to a complete stop. By pushing the clutch peddle completely to the floor you would apply the clutch brake. This stops the clutch disc from spinning making it easier to shift into 1st or reverse gear. Normal shifting while driving you would not need to or want to push the clutch peddle to the floor to activate the clutch brake.
no such thing as clutch fluid. dot 3 brake fluid is to be used in the clutch tank
No. I recently had the spring plate fail in my clutch and when I took it to the dealer they stated that it was not covered in the ESP. The Clutch is considered normal wear item like brake pads.
When you depress the clutch pedal all the way down the clutch brake stops the input shaft from rotating. This allows the transmission to be put in gear. Never depress the clutch fully ( all the way to the floor) when the truck is moving in any gear. The clutch brake is about the size of a compact disc and cannot stop the input shaft when the truck is moving in gear. This will destroy the clutch brake.