Clutch Pressure Plate
A clutch pressure plate is an essential part of an automotive clutch. Its job is to push the clutch disk against the flywheel when the clutch is engaged, allowing for free power transferring from the engine to the manual transmission.
If it fails or malfunctions, you may experience shifting problems and abnormal sounds coming from the clutch area. The other common symptoms of a bad clutch pressure plate are a slipping or shuddering clutch and no increase in speed in response to higher engine speed.
Clutch pressure plate replacement and maintenance
- A clutch disk and pressure plate should be replaced together.
- If your flywheel has signs of wear, it should be resurfaced when the clutch disk or pressure plate is replaced.
- If the clutch slave cylinder is located inside the clutch, it can be replaced along with the clutch pressure plate to prevent expensive future repairs.