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Clutch pedal on the floor!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Pete20vt, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Pete20vt

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    Clutch pedal went to the floor while driving this morning, no loud noises or cracks, quick look at the pedal in the dark and both the pedal and the white plastic clip look ok at a glance. Limped the car home with no clutch at all and when I arrived there was a faint smell of burning clutch. Clutch has been fine (no slippage) up until now.

    How can I diagnose pedal, master cylinder, slave cylinder or clutch?
     
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  3. Pete20vt

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    Also there is a very slight noise when the car is idling now, sounds like the clutch is ever so slightly engaged.
     
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    Master cylinder by the sounds of it...

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    Doh! Something Bill will do? (thanks for the reply btw)
     
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    Mine did this, was a failed slave cylinder. If it is the slave its a gearbox off job.
     
  7. Pete20vt

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    Really hope its not the slave.
     
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    Yeah, Bill can do this... :)

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    My a3 8l clutch pedal went to the floor from snapping,is this what you meen its gone to the floor?
     
  10. Pete20vt

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    Just dropped it down there, fingers crossed its not too expensive.
     
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    No its not the pedal failing, its something up with the system. Master cylinder, slave cylinder etc.
     
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    Oh so its more the pedal biteing low,ok
     
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    No the clutch is not biting at all. Its dropped to the floor, slave cylinder has gone, dropping all the oil out. £££
     
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    Dropped it down there earlier, turns out its the slave cylinder, doh!

    Anyone wanna buy an S3? lol
     
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    Whoops....

    Bad luck d00de..

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    slave cylinder and release bearing totally shagged... worn thru

    its nearly back together now..

    fingers crossed alls well when we bleed it back up with its new bits
     
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    Fingers crossed :)
     

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