Does a car with automatic transmission have a clutch?

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  1. BlissfulWriter profile image75
    BlissfulWriterposted 11 years ago

    Does a car with automatic transmission have a clutch?

    I know it doesn't have an extra pedal, but is there an internal clutch.  In other words, is there such as thing as "the clutch going bad" in an automatic transmission car?

  2. Brett.Tesol profile image53
    Brett.Tesolposted 11 years ago

    As far as I am aware, that is one big benefit of automatic transmissions. You won't need to keep replacing clutches. However, if you are unlucky ... depending on the vehicles age ... you may at some point need to replace the transmission (far less common, but it does happen).

    Make sure you keep an eye on the fluid levels for the automatic transmission though, as neglecting this can lead to a new transmission being required far faster.

    Hope this helps

  3. profile image0
    wilbury4posted 11 years ago

    Yes it does, an automatic clutch, that engages as you accelerate. When the engine is idling the clutch disengages, hence you can be in drive with your engine ticking over but not moving.

  4. edhan profile image39
    edhanposted 11 years ago

    Yes it does has a clutch. In automatic transmission car, the clutch will adjust itself according to the speed of the car traveling. Therefore it will not be as fast as a racing car that uses manual clutch.

    If you are thinking of driving fast to overtake cars in highway, then it will be better to have a manual clutch so that you can easily changes your clutch to have the speed.

    In the past, I do not like automatic transmission as it breaks down quite often and costly to replace. But now it is so common in most cars and the cost has dipped so for convenient driving, I choose it.

  5. mcrawford76 profile image91
    mcrawford76posted 11 years ago

    Actually an automatic transmission has several clutches. One between every other gear.

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  6. passionatewritter profile image59
    passionatewritterposted 6 years ago

    It has several automatic clutches. My own car is with manual clutch but my uncle repair cars and I had helped him to repair one that it is automatic. I spoke with him about those type of cars and the automatic transmission. He told me that it has several clutches.

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    M Hassan Virkposted 6 years ago

    Yes, it does!
    but it's more complicated clutch system as compared to manual transmission.

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  9. Shreyansh Kaushik profile image59
    Shreyansh Kaushikposted 6 years ago

    There in no clutch in cars with automatic transmission rather they have an amazingly working thing called "Torque Converter". It is situated in between the engine and the transmission. Torque Converter is a type of fluid coupling which allows engine to turn independently of the transmission. Eventually both the clutch and the torque converter accomplish the same thing.

  10. Divya Goel profile image60
    Divya Goelposted 6 years ago

    It does have a clutch, not a manual clutch, not the clutch which you can operate, but a clutch plate that changes the gear automatically

    1. Baily John profile image57
      Baily Johnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes it does have

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    jk jaksonposted 5 years ago

    Mechanical engineering drawing is so hard,but a car design is simple .

  12. Graffiti2Graphics profile image62
    Graffiti2Graphicsposted 5 years ago

    Yes it does it has a donut shape (I can't remember it's official name) but it is filled with liquid which is tranny fluid (red in Color) and it has fins on both inside sides like a fan blades and when the engine RPM's increase the blades on the Engine side push the fluid over onto the fins on the transmission side and in turn, turn the shafts that lead into the transmission which will move the gears, plates and finally out the back of the transmission to the drive shaft down to the rear axle.


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