Genuine Peugeot Clutch Kit
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Genuine Peugeot Parts are quite simply the best parts you can possibly fit a vehicle. Not only are they identical in quality to parts used in new-vehicle production but also gives customers the peace of mind that they will work perfectly. In addition, they also fit the first-time saving you both time and money.
Genuine Peugeot Parts Benefits:
- Manufactured in accordance with Peugeot’s strict quality assurance and technical specifications
- Identical in quality to parts used in new-vehicle production
- Helps to ensure that the value of the vehicle is retained
- Fits first time, every time, saving you time and money in your workshop
What Does The Clutch Do?
The clutch transmits power from the engine to the gearbox, but more importantly, it also isolates the engine from the gearbox to allow changing of gears within the gearbox. The clutch plate itself is made mostly of metal trimmed in a friction material on both faces. It has a splined centre section which enables it to slide along the input shaft to the gearbox. In its default position (i.e. without the clutch pedal pressed), it is clamped against the flywheel by the clutch pressure plate. There will be no slip in this position.
When you press the clutch pedal, it disengages the clutch so power is interrupted. Some cars use a clutch cable to pull a lever within the gearbox (called the release bearing fork), which in turn pushes the release bearing into the middle of the pressure plate. There, a diaphragm spring releases the clamping pressure, meaning the clutch plate is no longer held against the flywheel, allowing it to rotate at a different speed depending on the gear selected etc. The clutch can be ‘slipped’ depending on how far the clutch pedal is pressed.
How To Tell When To Replace The Clutch
Over time the friction material on your clutch will wear out and when that happens the clutch will start to slip. It should be quite obvious when your car’s clutch is slipping when it shouldn’t be. With the clutch pedal fully out (i.e. not pressed at all), there should be no slip whatsoever. Slip can be identified by an unexpected increase in engine revs without any accompanying acceleration when your car is in gear, the clutch pedal is not pressed and you push the throttle pedal.
It is also obvious when you attempt to accelerate up a steep hill. Although the degradation of a clutch takes place slowly over time (depending on your driving style and conditions stop-start traffic can take its toll on clutches faster than, say, loads of motorway driving), if it is slipping in this manner then it really is time to have it replaced. There are other symptoms to watch out for, such as strong smells from the engine bay when you pull away from a standstill or a higher ‘bite point’ on the clutch pedal than before.
Here at Peugeot Parts Direct, we know that keeping your vehicle on the road is very important. Replacing the Clutch with a Genuine Peugeot Clutch Kit is sure to keep your car running smoothly.
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