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VW CLUTCH PROBLEM

2003 Volkswagen Polo • 135,000 miles

Hello, I have a 2003 VW Polo with 135k miles on the clock. Just recently the biting point is almost on the floor. When I am in traffic, the car judders slightly as if it's about to cut out. Could this be something nice and simple like a fluid or bearing thing or am I likely to be faced with a big clutch replacement bill?

Thanks,

John
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Novicejohn
September 11, 2012.




How much free play does the pedal have?

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Sep 11, 2012.
Hi Roy,

Is that before it bites? About an inch!

John
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Tiny
Novicejohn
Sep 11, 2012.
No, at the top before you feel pressure

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Sep 11, 2012.
Oh sorry. Not much - an inch or so.

Tiny
Novicejohn
Sep 11, 2012.
You may have a pressure plate issue in the clutch. The free play sounds correct.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Sep 11, 2012.
Ok, thanks Roy. Yes, top of the pedal feels fine but it feels like it's at biting point when I have it in first gear with the clutch fully depressed.

I'm completely in the dark about cars - is a pressure plate issue generally a big problem or something that can be fixed relatively easily?

Cheers,

John

Tiny
Novicejohn
Sep 11, 2012.
Replacement of the clutch assembly. Trans has to be removed to access the unit.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Sep 11, 2012.

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