If you own a Jetta, you may wonder how does a hydraulic clutch work on Jetta. The hydraulic clutch system on a Jetta is actually quite simple and can be easily understood. The following guide will help you learn how a hydraulic clutch works on a Jetta.
The hydraulic clutch allows the engine to engage and disengage from the transmission.
A hydraulic clutch is different from a standard clutch, because it uses break fluid instead of a cable to control the movement of the clutch.
- When the clutch pedal is engaged in the Jetta, it causes the transmission to disengage from the engine. This is because the hydraulic clutch is under a pressurized system, forcing the transmission to disengage.
- Hydraulic fluid is stored in a break master cylinder. This cylinder must be kept full of hydraulic fluid so that the system can properly pressurize. Hydraulic fluid should be filled whenever necessary and can be checked by the owner of the Jetta. The reservoir is located under the hood. Jetta owners should use the dipstick inside the reservoir to check the levels of hydraulic fluid. The hydraulic fluid is also referred to as break fluid and can be purchased from any car parts store.
- If the hydraulic clutch system seems slow or the Jetta isn't driving properly, it is best to take the car to a garage and have it serviced. Sometimes the hydraulic fluid needs to be bled out to rid the reservoir of any air bubbles.