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    Thread: help!!!! clutch r&r questions

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      03 jetta IV gli vr6 24v(sold) 2012 Gli autobahn man.
      10-03-2010 04:36 AM #1
      so ive replaced a million clutches but im new to vw...im pullin out my old clutch and replacing it with a high performance one...my question is simple..i have not been able to find a good walk through for my particular car...its a 2003 jetta gli vr6 24v and its different from the 12v or 1.8 for 1 i cant find the slave cyl and im unclear on a few other odds and ends...can any1 point me in the right direction? i could prolly figure it out but this car is my new project and i would like to handle with care...any advice welcome

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      2003 GTi VR6, 2006 Touareg V8
      10-03-2010 11:49 AM #2
      The slave cylinder is inside the bell-housing of the transmission.

      You'll want to remove the starter, the shift linkage, the axles (12-point bit), the slave cylinder hydraulic line (top of the trans in front of the linkage) & the motor mount. Your biggest issue will be actually getting the trans out, as the subframe will be in the way.

      When I replaced mine, I loosened the subframe bolts (which should be replaced if you go this route), and the trans slid right out.

      It's a good idea to replace the slave cylinder while you're in there, as they tend to develop leaks. Be sure to prime the new one with brake fluid BEFORE you install it, as this will help with bleeding it later (there's a DIY for that in the FAQ).

      One thing to remember is this: DO NOT step on the clutch pedal while the slave is disconnected. This will ruin the seals on your master cylinder, which will need to be replaced in order to properly bleed the entire system (as me how I know).

      Hope that helps

      Edit: Here's a link for a 12v VR6 trans replacement. It's similar in most respects & has some helpful tips on removing connectors & such. The biggest differences are the slave cylinder, the physical size of the trans & some bolt locations (specifically the motor mounts).

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?2703042

      Or this, 5 posts down...

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...he-tranny-Tips
      Last edited by GRN6IX; 10-03-2010 at 11:58 AM.

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      03 jetta IV gli vr6 24v(sold) 2012 Gli autobahn man.
      10-03-2010 06:25 PM #3
      wow guy...you are my hero
      that tells me everything i need to know...
      as long as i can find my slave cyl hose im good..
      do i still have to prime anything if i dont replace the slave?
      its almost new..im just doin the clutch, pp, and bearing
      but man if i run into anything else im gonna hit you up
      thanks so much for the help

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      2003 GTi VR6, 2006 Touareg V8
      10-04-2010 11:10 AM #4
      the slave cylinder will need to be disconnected to get the trans out, so it will need to be bled. I'd recommend replacing it, it's cheap insurance against a leak down the road. Also, the throwout bearing is part of the slave:

      http://www.germanautoparts.com/Volks...f/Clutch/191/7

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      01-21-2011 03:14 PM #5
      thanks guys. i will document my work and post it as it appears no one has yet on the 24v's. i cant wait. is spec clutch going to b the best bet?


      thanks again
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      08-19-2012 06:19 AM #6
      Had to replace my slave cylinder as well, here is th DIY I used: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?2703042 Its not a 24v vr6 but it helps a lot!

      Jerry
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      01 wolfsburg 24V swapped 08 F250 6.4
      08-28-2012 09:21 PM #7
      i wouldn't recommend spec. installed a few on 02J and had issues with slippage and engagement. i have clutchnet stage 2 w/ organic on my 02M. G/L im in cali if you need help
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