Chris NottMonster Motorsport
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    1st Gear

    Join Date
    Aug 2010

    have i been ripped off and conned

    my clutch has been grabbing and not smooth engagement it seems to jerk the car and I thought maybe it just needed the system bleeding up as not sure when last brake fuild change was so off I went to a garage (don't want to say which one yet incase am wrong) I arrived and told the guys the problem and they said its the input shaft and its happed on a few mk5 golfs and a3 audi's I was told its a joint that has become lose and needs to tight up and tighten up the input shaft on or to the the clutch and was charged £100 for this

    now after googling it it seems like this could be a load of bull was hoping you guys could shed some light and tell me if this is true or I have been swindled?

    the grabbing did go away after they had done what they said but now 2 months on its back grabbing and jerking the car

  2. # ADS
    Join Date
  3. #2
    Rom's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Join Date
    May 2010
    I have no idea on your issue... Maybe tell us what you have ? Engine, year etc.

    But i do know the input shaft is in the gearbox. So its gearbox out to access it. For £100, i doubt it. There are no joints on an input shaft, just bearings, gears and synchros.
    If you have ever seen a clutch done, the little splined shaft, that goes into the clutch plate, that is the end of the input shaft. Rest is inside the box, and require the box casing to be split / stripped.
    VCDS - Hex-Can-USB - Bristol Area
    Toyota Pro Tech - PM me if you need something done!

    2004 A3 TDi Sport
    - Bose, Leather / Alcantaras, Cruise, Eibach Sportlines, S Line Facelift
    Full Paint Correction
    To Do - Lamin X, Tints, Wheels

    Past Cars

    Peugeot 205 Gti Mi16 - Main love affair - Build Thread
    Honda CRX SiR - Short lived - Build Thread
    BMW E46 330d Sport
    Peugeot 306 Hdi DTurbo
    VW Gold MK4 TDi
    Vauxhall Nova SR - First car!

  4. #3
    1st Gear

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    I have an a3 Quattro tdi bkd engine.

    looked at the invoice I was given and it says repair of input shaft bearing and this was done within the 4 hrs I left the car for.

    do you think I have been ripped off?



Similar Threads

  1. Think I may have been ripped off
    By rhubarb4 in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 25th April 2012, 13:57
  2. Have I been ripped off by Kwikfit for tyres?
    By vibratingwombat in forum General Automotive Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 19th December 2011, 10:33
  3. Car may have already been chipped, how do I know and what do I do?!
    By Cossie_boy in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27th August 2007, 15:49
  4. Wing mirrors been ripped off..
    By sjahS3 in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 3rd June 2007, 21:58
  5. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29th September 2006, 17:19

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO