How Does a Hydraulic Clutch System Work?
Clutch hydraulics work like the brake hydraulics system in your car. The clutch pedal is connected to a master cylinder. When you push the pedal, a rod in the master cylinder pushes fluid out into lines and hoses that go to a slave cylinder. In turn, this slave cylinder pushes on a fork, which moves the clutch away from the flywheel.
Unlike a mechanical clutch, a hydraulic clutch doesn’t have cable that can stretch and brake. Pedal feel remains consistent, and the system automatically adjusts itself. That means you get the same pedal feel and engagement point through the clutch’s life. However, fluid leaks and air in the system can keep the clutch from disengaging.