Hi everyone, I wasn't quite sure which forum to put this in, so apologies if I got it wrong. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
I have a VW Polo 1.6CL (1999)in the UK, and I'm having an annoying problem with the clutch/gears/idle. I'm not certain which of the 3 is the main problem, so I'm hoping one of you guys can enlighten me. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
Basically, I start moving off gently in gear 1 (flat ground), e.g (6-7mph) , I shift into 2nd, and without applying any gas at all, it begins to speed up by itself and maintains 10mph, (regardless of engine braking), I have to constantly feather the brakes if I need to be slower than 10mph.
It doesn't bother me for regular driving, but my son plans on taking his driving test in this car in 2-3 weeks, and he says it's hard to take corners smoothly and slowly, and apparently he will pick up faults if he steers round a corner while braking. (Apparently your not supposed to).
The same applies for gear 3, it speed upto 15mph by itself, even if u brake to a lower speed.
My friends have commented on it being an idle speed that is higher than what it should be. The needle does point a little over the 800rpm mark when idling on a warm engine.
Also, the gas pedal is always pressed down a little. Like, the first half-inch is loose and always further down. I'm guessing this is the main culprit, but if I lift the pedal up so that it's in the "normal" position, it still does the same thing.
I would hate for my son to fail his test because of a problem with the car, and I know he would probably have a go at me if I let him take the car for a test knowing about this problem. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
So any advice is greatly appreciated, and thanks very much for reading! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]