What is the clutch master cylinder?
The clutch master cylinder
is the car part which is located directly behind the clutch pedal. It consists of a piston, a plastic bush and a small reservoir containing a special hydraulic fluid.
When the clutch pedal is pressed, the piston slides into the clutch slave cylinder
which in turn operates the spline via the pressure plates
. The entire system ensures that when the pedal is pressed, the clutch discs
can rotate freely thereby allowing the driver to change gears.
When the driver raises the pedal, the master cylinder’s piston is taken out of the slave cylinder and the clutch
is engaged. With an engaged clutch the vehicle can accelerate or reverse.
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or the master and slave cylinders together by purchasing a .