One of the many components on the clutch system is the pressure plate. A pressure plate, such as the Sachs Pressure Plate, controls the action of the clutch. The rotational power of the engine is transmitted to the transmission via a friction coupling between the clutch disc and the flywheel. The clutch disc is held in place against the flywheel by the pressure plate. The Sachs pressure plate, like all pressure plates, contains springs that move parts that are generally described as "fingers." These fingers push the plate against the disc, giving the clutch the force to stay firmly against the flywheel. If you find your transmission slipping out of gear, of if you find that your clutch is difficult to engage, there is a good chance that you will need to replace the clutch pressure plate. If you suspect that any part of your clutch is failing, you should go ahead and install all new components. Opening the clutch is a major job, and you have to pull practically all of the components out anyway, so you might as well go ahead and do it all at once. The Sachs Pressure Plate is offered individually, but it is also sold as part of a larger clutch kit, which will also contain the release or throwout bearing, the clutch disc, and a clutch alignment tool. Our customers want world-class customer support while shopping for quality auto parts for their car or truck. That's why we maintain a 24-hour, 7 day a week sales support hotline to aid you with your questions. Everyone hates paying for shipping, so you always get free shipping on every order $50 and higher. If you spot a better price somewhere else, tell us - we will meet or beat any legitimate auto part price.