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    Ahhh FFs......clutch pedal snapped!

    yesterday I was reading a thread about how to repair a snapped clutch pedal, thinking, ill read it when it happens to me. little did I know next day going to work, put in in 3rd, as soon as I lift of the pedal snap, and litle buts of plastic in the footwell. I knew exactly what it was. now I gotta wait in the bloody cold for the insurance company to open so they can send recovery for me. I'm in the middle of nowhere aswell to make this worse! great start to a Friday ah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox1 View Post
    yesterday I was reading a thread about how to repair a snapped clutch pedal, thinking, ill read it when it happens to me. little did I know next day going to work, put in in 3rd, as soon as I lift of the pedal snap, and litle buts of plastic in the footwell. I knew exactly what it was. now I gotta wait in the bloody cold for the insurance company to open so they can send recovery for me. I'm in the middle of nowhere aswell to make this worse! great start to a Friday ah
    Just drive it without the clutch! I had to put it in 1st gear with engine off. Start car with some gas and get ready to fly off down the road. Then you have to pop it our of gear and rev match to change gear. It's a bit fiddly but I got home 10 miles away so I could work on it at home and not wait for the AA.

    When you get a new pedal it might be worth popping into a garage and asking them to put a bit of extra weld on it to strengthen it because they are a bad design.
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    Is it still on the original clutch? If so I'd take a snapping pedal as a sign that it may soon be on its way out. I found the pedal started to get heavier before my clutch went and I reckon the extra weight contributes to the pedal snapping....
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    cheers lads,wish I red this before I got towed home. I did try putting it in gear with some revs but I guess I didn't give it enough. so does this mean I need a nee pedal or can I repair the original one. I noticed black and white plastics buts in the footwell once it happend.

    still on standard clutch. will get a vr6/g60 done next month

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    Check this mate:

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    ou need to buy a new pedal but it's worth getting it strengthened. I didn't as I just wanted the car back on the road ASAP so I dont blame you if you dont do it too lol.
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    cheers westy. will have a read of that thread in a sec.

    I called Mr clutch and they want 80quud to weld it back. I was thinking I could use some chemical metal weld which should do the trick I hope?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox1 View Post
    cheers westy. will have a read of that thread in a sec.
    Dont read the whole thread or you'll be there all month lol. Just the post I've linked to
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    I'd be surprised if chemical metal held it together long term to be honest, it takes a fair bit of leverage to push the rod into the cylinder.

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    update

    went to my mates garage who welded the broken metal part.he also compressed the spring for me so hopefully it should be easier to get back in place. will try finishing it tomorrow morning.

    cheers for the help fellas

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    I has the same problem on my golf and then again on my Audi and just replaced the who clutch pedal assembly and been great ever since glad to hear ur getting it sorted I broken down just before the Blackwall tunnel and it wasnt pretty especially for the poor AA man who had to recover me lol
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    Bit of a thread revival but my pedal snapped on saturday, drove it to football fine, got in after football, put my foot on the clutch and "crunch", foot to the floor, plastic pieces everywhere. Been driving it since then without a clutch, makes driving more interesting lol. Can you only get the necessary parts from a dealer? Or does someone like GSF or euro car parts supply them too?
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    just get the little metal bit that snapped off re-welded. so much easier and cheaper.
    Word!!!

    My A3/Martys Golf would smash that, and this guys £7000 GT9743 supercharged love machine.

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    i put an allen key throught the pedal for a few days, drove fine untill i got a new one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox1 View Post
    just get the little metal bit that snapped off re-welded. so much easier and cheaper.
    That's exactly what I did at work today. Took me just over an hour as the spring was being a b*tch to get back in. Also I think I'm missing a part as my pedal isn't touching the clutch switch so when I change gear the revs climb slowly.
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