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3.2 pulsing through steering wheel and clutch

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Kaibo, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Kaibo
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    Hi, after some quick help if possible before I see the dealer. Basically I've been noticing a slight knock/pulse through the clutch people when depressed on idle, I've also notice that I can feel it through the steering wheel, again on idle. Now is this normal or something I should be concerned about.
    Cheers Kai
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  3. gen.heinz guderian
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    How many miles has the car done?
    Could be the Dual mass flywheel wearing out.
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    It's done 56k. When you say it could be wearing out, how long can they last for one those symptoms appear and how much to change?
    Cheers kai
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    I had my clutch and flywheel done. As with all things on our 3.2's its 'the biggest job in the world' but I paid £650 however the gearbox was getting done at the same time (paid for by the dealer) so that saved a lot of labour costs.
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    Hard to say what kind of life the car had before you bought it. I wouldnt think it needs it at that mileage but.....
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    Thanks chaps, I'll grin and bear it for now.
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