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Hydraulic clutch problem.

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by imported_daryl, May 29, 2005.

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    [May 29, 2005]
    Does anyone know of a web site that has technical diagrams for the S3. More specifically the clutch pedal and its connections.

    Am I correct in saying that the clutch is hydraulic?

    The reason for asking is that my clutch pedal is permanently on the floor and it happened when I was driving. It didn’t go straight away because I could pull it up with my hand and use it a little. But now there’s no resistance in the pedal and its sitting on the ground.
    I know the clutch has not gone cos a new one was put in there last September. That’s why I’m thinking there could be a problem with the hydraulics

    Do any of you also know how much this could set me back?
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    This has happened to a few people on here. As far as I know it is the clutch pedal bracket that breaks.

    Usually it has not affected the hydraulic system, and the fix is to replace the clutch pedal.
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    [May 29, 2005]
    I have had a look on the web and it seems to be the clutch slave/master cylinder.
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    Yup could be that too. But hopefully it isn't the slave cylinder as the gearbox will have to come off to replace it.

    If you can wait until this evening, I can post some diagrams and info for you.
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    [May 29, 2005]
    That would be great, thank you. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    [May 30, 2005]
    The cost to put this right sounds like REMAP money!!

    Oh well, have to start saving again.
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    [Jun 2, 2005]
    I thought people would like to know....

    On the books the labour time was 7.8 hrs. The slave cylender was £40.

    The job total was £325.

    They found that the clutch plate was covered in braske fluid so that had to be replaced. Giving a garnd total of £450.

    What hurt the most was that the clutch was replaced the day I bought it from the garage. So the car has now had 3 clutches in its life and its comming up to 4 years old ahhhh.
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