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The Clutch Quiz
by Staff
Clutches are in many things that you see or use everyday. The car you drive is just one example. If you drive a manual transmission car, you may be surprised to find out that it has more than one clutch. If you drive an automatic transmission car, well, you have clutches, too. How much do you know about clutches?

In a car's clutch, a flywheel connects to the engine, and a clutch plate connects to the ______.

  • wheels
  • axle
  • transmission

At what point is the clutch actually wearing?

  • while the clutch disc and the flywheel are spinning at different speeds
  • while the engine and the transmission are spinning at the same speeds
  • at highway speeds when the vehicle is in top-gear

The amount of force the clutch can hold depends on the ______ between the clutch plate and the flywheel, and how much force the spring puts on the pressure plate.

  • distance
  • friction
  • relationship

Which one of the following unlikely items has a clutch?

  • a television
  • a toaster
  • a yo-yo

Which one of the following is not a common reason that a car's clutch may stick?

  • a broken or stretched clutch cable
  • air in the hydraulic line
  • a loose shift knob

What is another name for a throw-out bearing?

  • clutch release bearing
  • turn around bearing
  • flywheel bearing

An automatic transmission has how many clutches?

  • one
  • several
  • hundreds

On a vehicle that has an engine-driven cooling fan with a thermostatically-controlled viscous clutch -- what actually drives the clutch?

  • the speed of the vehicle
  • the temperature of the fluid
  • the ambient air temperature

As the rotations per minute increase, weighted arms swing out and force the clutch to engage. This describes the operation of what type of clutch?

  • centrifugal clutch
  • magnetic clutch
  • braking clutch

What is the most common problem associated with clutches?

  • the friction material on the disc makes a whining noise
  • the friction material on the disc wears out
  • the friction material on the disc lasts too long