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Clutch problem

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mewstar, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. mewstar

    mewstar New Member

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    hi
    I bought my first ever Audi last week (A3 sport 2.0 FSI, 2004 plate). Im wondering if there's a problem with the Clutch.
    Basically moving off from a standing start the biting point is literally an inch from the carpet floor. is that correct?
    when actually driving the clutch is spot on and gear changes a dream. it's just pulling off


    please advise.
     
  2. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator
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    im sure audi's have hydraulic clutch's so maybe it needs bleeding but could be a worn clutch too get it checked out by a garage doesnt have to be audi either so will save you a few ££'s
     
  3. mewstar

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    yeh ive google'd and i too found that they are hydraulic and can't be adjusted?

    i do have a 30 day warranty, but the garage is 30 miles away, and no doubt the warranty will be one of those not worth the paper it's on
     
  4. roman3000

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    is the clutch slipping?
    drive at 30mph and put it into 5 and floor it, if it slips then you know it needs replacing.
     
  5. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Normally a worn clutch means the pedal comes up higher. I would be thinking clutch master/slave cylinder. if you are lucky it might just want bleeding.
     
  6. FranA3

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    thats what i would do first its cheaper that way lol
     
  7. mewstar

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    i dont reckon it's slipping but i shall try the 30mph/5th gear tomorrow

    master / slave sounds rather expensive.....?


    thanks for the replies on this topic. seems a good forum
     
  8. mewstar

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    update:
    clutch not slipping

    Ive rang Audi, he said same as above, if clutch was on way out the biting point would be near the brake pedal

    they are gonna have a look and drive Thursday
     
  9. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    See i "DO" know what i am talking about :)
     
  10. mewstar

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    let's hope u are even more right with just needing bleeding :)
     

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