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Clutch Gone!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by s3-Ryu, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. s3-Ryu

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    Hello chaps, put my clutch down last night and it snapped! A small white clip came out of the pedal and now it just stays down. Does anyone know if it's just a cable or does it sound like the entire clutch has now gone - it was feeling stiff over the last few days?

    Also are there any decent audi specialists in the Hounslow area?

    Please help!
     
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  3. jojo

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    I don't think you clutch has gone, the clutch pedal part has broke, it's a common problem. Do a search for clutch pedal or similar for the fix.
     
  4. chancer

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    yes it is the bracket on the pedal that has snapped. the bits cost less than £12 from the dealer and the repair is easy if a little fiddly
     
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    Thanks guys sounds very reassuring. Only problem now is, how do I get it to a trusted specialist in my area? I know alot of users rate Fontain in Iver (which is closer to home) but getting it there will be a mission. West London Audi are asking silly amounts, does anyone know of a closer specialist?
     
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    You may well find the slave cylinder has gone, sounds like a well documneted problem on here -which happened to me 12months or so ago. best to set aside a few hundred quid and may be even replace the clutch if you think it's due soon. will save you some money in the long run due to labour costs involved.
     
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    Hmmm, me think you're right wannabe. Cheers. Need to get it to a specialist who knows what he's doing
     
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    Judging by Ryu's description, it sounds to me the pedal has snapped, he said something snapped, and a white plastic dropped down, so I would look under the dash first. And if you actually used the search function, you'd have found plenty of info on it, as it's a common problem like I mentioned earlier.

    Have a look at this thread, and see if it's your problem? If you can use a spanner at all, it's a cheap fix, and can be done outside your house, if not, get a mate to do it.

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=32488
     
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    PS. if it's the slave cylinder, then huge apologies.
     
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    Nice one Jojo.
     
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    Just to update; I got the new pedal fitted in and the mechanic reckons the clutch is indeed on it's way out as it's really heavy causing a strain on the pedal hence it snapping. It's nowhere near as springy as it used to be.

    I'm being quoted £600 to have a new one fitted.

    It gets worse, had a slow puncture in the back tyre, broke a bolt whilst taking the tyre off and now I'm running on the skinny spare tyre with four bolts and a require a new wheel hub?

    Any advisories are most welcome :(
     
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    front or rear hub nearside or offside :ninja:
     
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    rear, driver side
     

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