VW Polo clutch problem

Tiny
NOVICEJOHN
  • 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?

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John

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 AT 3:55 PM

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Tiny
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How much free play does the pedal have?

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 AT 4:24 PM
Tiny
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Hi Roy,

Is that before it bites? About an inch!

John

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 AT 4:36 PM
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No, at the top before you feel pressure

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 AT 4:50 PM
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Oh sorry. Not much - an inch or so.

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 AT 5:06 PM
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You may have a pressure plate issue in the clutch. The free play sounds correct.

Roy

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 AT 5:12 PM
Tiny
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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?

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John

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 AT 5:19 PM
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Replacement of the clutch assembly. Trans has to be removed to access the unit.

Roy

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