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Anyone had their clutch pedal welded when it's still attached?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jackpilk, Feb 28, 2012.

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    [Feb 28, 2012]
    I've had the dreaded clutch pedal snap on me before in my old Golf Mk4 years ago and again last year in my VR6 and it's a right pain to put right.

    Anyway.. Has anyone had their clutch pedal tacked or welded to strengthen it whilst it's still attached to the car? Thinking about getting this done with the current S3 as the last two times it happened I couldn't have been in a worse place if I tried.

    I haven't got the car with me else I'd go out and have a look.

    Thanks
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    You'd be better off removing the pedal and the white plastic clip as one you will melt that clip and two you'll end up burning the carpet.
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    Just buy the kit and keep it spare it's happened to me 5 times!! My last four golfs and my Audi just sods law really worse was last year right before the Blackwall tunnel!!!
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    i removed mine to do it!

    its very worth while doing it even if it hasnt happened
    as you know its a right pain when it goes at a busy junction like what happened to me.

    just be careful of the clutch switch, delicate.
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    Thank's for the advice. It'l be coming off soon then to get it done.

    I know it's dead annoying, I thought someone had fired a gun when my last one went!
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    [Feb 29, 2012]
    LOL
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    What's all this about?

    I'd like to think there is very little which is new to me when it comes to 8L's. But I've literally never head of a clutch pedal snapping.

    Is this like some common problem or something?
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    You haven't lived mate.
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    [Feb 29, 2012]
    Yep this has been around for years, mk4 golf, 8L A3, Seat Leon, even Seat 6K ibiza and so on.........


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    You're right, I haven't. Because I've spent all my time pissing about with cars :drag:

    So come on then, what's all this clutch pedal jazz? I have just done some fishing around and found a fair few threads full of people going on about bits of plastic being broken. But haven't got a scooby what this is actually about.
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    That looks properly rubbish, seems strange.

    I don't know anybody who's had this problem and I've never even heard of it, and I've got 10's of friends with 8L/Mk4's and have been all over them like a rash for years.

    Ho hum, you learn something new every day. Mines fine so I couldn't care less haha.
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    you and your mates have been lucky jardo.

    i knew of it happening when i bought my car, then a couple months after bang, straight to the floor.

    theres a section of the peddle which pushes a little rod and its just spot welded so the welds break and bend back. i had mine properly welded all over so no chance of it bending.

    you'l notice creaking noises before it goes
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    I know of quite a few people it's happened too. I'm doing mine on the weekend that as well as the pick up pipe.
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