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Old 01-16-2006, 05:01   #1 (permalink)
Derry Argue
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300tdi soft clutch - update

Set off to town this morning and the clutch pedal went to the floor when I
changed gear at a T junction. I pulled the pedal up again with my toe and
it worked fine for a few more gear changes, then down to the floor again.
Stamping made no difference but lifting with the toe did and I was able to
change gears again.

No clutch fluid leaking out, inside or outside the vehicle, that I can see.
Clutch pedal return spring is fine.

Spoke to a few local gurus and the consensus seems to be clutch cylinders
but no decision as to which one, so I have ordered both on a sale or return
basis on the assumption that if one has gone the other will be sure to
follow.

At least it didn't happen at Dromochter!<g>

Derry
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Old 01-16-2006, 06:01   #2 (permalink)
SimonJ
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Re: 300tdi soft clutch - update

> Set off to town this morning and the clutch pedal went to the floor when I
> changed gear at a T junction. I pulled the pedal up again with my toe and
> it worked fine for a few more gear changes, then down to the floor again.
> Stamping made no difference but lifting with the toe did and I was able to
> change gears again.
>
> No clutch fluid leaking out, inside or outside the vehicle, that I can
> see.
> Clutch pedal return spring is fine.
>
> Spoke to a few local gurus and the consensus seems to be clutch cylinders
> but no decision as to which one,
>

Its the master cylinder.
If fluid leaks past the seals in the master, it goes back into the
reservoir.
If fluid leaks past the seals in the slave, it leaks out.
as you have no visible leak, it must be the master that has failed.

Having said that, it is wise to change both, as they have both done exactly
the same amount of work, and if one has failed, the other wont be far behind
it.


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