How to not damage the clutch brake

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  1. Labrador

    Labrador Medium Load Member

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    Manual transmission. When you are rolling to a stop, truck in gear, if you have the clutch all the way in while still moving (and in gear), does this wear out the clutch brake?
     
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  3. Goodysnap

    Goodysnap Road Train Member

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    You should never have the pedal fully depressed while still moving. Only stopped.

    Yes it can and will damage the clutch brake. If you have an air or hydraulic assisted clutch linkage this is even more likely. Harder to do with manual linkage but still possible.
     
  4. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Yes. NEVER PUSH CLUTCH PEDAL MORE THAN 1/2 WAY except when stopped. Use just enough cluth pedal travel to get into/out of gear.
     
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  5. ducnut

    ducnut Road Train Member

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    The only time you should use the clutch brake is going from sitting in neutral, clutch pedal out, to putting the transmission into gear. The clutch brake is used to stop the clutch disc and transmission input shaft from spinning, so you can select a gear.

    When sitting at stoplights, in a line, traffic, etc, always put the transmission in neutral and let out the clutch, to save wear on the throwout bearing.

    Be nice to your clutch and transmission components.
     
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  6. lester

    lester Midwest's #1 Feed Hauler

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    it's is literally a brake. much like any other brake. it has friction material that wears with use.
    yes you will wear it out of break the tabs rendering it useless
     
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  7. Ridgeline

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    Stop doing that.

    Unless you want to pay to properly replace it, which means money.
     
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  8. Labrador

    Labrador Medium Load Member

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    Oddly it was never mentioned in trucking school or any of my training for a couple of jobs.
     
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  9. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    This isn't the last important detail nobody tells you in trucking.
     
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  10. Labrador

    Labrador Medium Load Member

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    lol
     
  11. Ridgeline

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    Sorry if this hurts feelings but it is a real common sense thing.
     
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