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      12-23-2011 02:35 PM #1
      sooooooooooo here is the scoop. dropped the trans and took a look at the clutch, pressure plate, clutch fork and throwout bearing. everything looked good. just replaced the slave cylinder and the clutch is not going into gear 100%.. bled the slave cylinder for 1 1/2 hours and still no luck. WTF! will go into gear but car moves slow.... has to be something stupid

      what am i overlooking?
      like to start building this car up but gotta drive the damn thing fist

      any suggestions on what i should replace or test out?? HELP!!!!

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      12-24-2011 10:19 AM #2
      clutch master cylinder?

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      12-24-2011 12:05 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by AWSALK3 View Post
      clutch master cylinder?
      thats my next replacement

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      12-25-2011 05:37 PM #4
      just ordered clutch master cylinder. hope this solves my problem

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      12-31-2011 07:12 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by asstap94 View Post
      just ordered clutch master cylinder. hope this solves my problem
      changed your screan name.......LOL,stop replacing parts...it has a new clutch master and slave cylinder,i replaced them right before i sold it........
      did you pull the presher plate and look at the clutch disk.to see if it has oil on it,when you had the trans out,did you make sure the clutch fork was straight and not bent???
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      12-31-2011 08:45 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by redskins1fan View Post
      changed your screan name.......LOL,stop replacing parts...it has a new clutch master and slave cylinder,i replaced them right before i sold it........
      did you pull the presher plate and look at the clutch disk.to see if it has oil on it,when you had the trans out,did you make sure the clutch fork was straight and not bent???
      checked all of that... its something in the line. kept bleeding the line then id have to build back up the pressure. pressure plate is good, clutch disk is good clutch fork is brand new as well as the throw out bearing.

      changed my name cuz i forgot my password to my other one. decided best way to get get away from the BS as well.

      hoping the clutch master will be my best bet. took the old one out and inspected it. think that was the cause for it making that snapping noise. pretty sure i ****ed that up. i can only hope thats my issue
      All the wheel gap in this thread scares me

      you own a VW and nothing has ever broke???? WHAT!

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      12-31-2011 05:02 PM #7
      sooooooooooo just replaced the clutch master cylinder and still no luck. noticed that when i press the brakes all the way in it clicks... dont know wtf is going on

      im going CRAZY! can anyone shed some light? going to do some research to see if there is anything im over looking. gave a couple people a call and they have 0 idea whats wrong. worst comes to worst im going to drop the tranny again and start checking to double check everything again. (hate to do that but gotta do what i gotta do.

      HELP A NOOB OUT! lol
      All the wheel gap in this thread scares me

      you own a VW and nothing has ever broke???? WHAT!

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      01-01-2012 11:04 PM #8
      can anyone help me??????????
      All the wheel gap in this thread scares me

      you own a VW and nothing has ever broke???? WHAT!

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      01-02-2012 07:58 PM #9
      anyone??
      All the wheel gap in this thread scares me

      you own a VW and nothing has ever broke???? WHAT!

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      01-02-2012 09:09 PM #10
      What about the Clutch return spring that is actually underneath the clutch pedal?

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      01-03-2012 07:31 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by SpaceHamster View Post
      What about the Clutch return spring that is actually underneath the clutch pedal?
      already checked.. not my issue. clutch wont release as in car wont go full power from the clutch itself not the peddle. im going to try and bleed the line more. if that doesnt work im going to drop the trans. just wondering if maybe something else i should be looking at as well...
      All the wheel gap in this thread scares me

      you own a VW and nothing has ever broke???? WHAT!

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      01-03-2012 12:08 PM #12
      did you bleed the clutch, and filled again with enough liquid, sometimes is a PITA to get it done and working fine.

      also check for a leak on the brake lines.
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      01-03-2012 06:00 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by perickomx View Post
      did you bleed the clutch, and filled again with enough liquid, sometimes is a PITA to get it done and working fine.

      also check for a leak on the brake lines.
      ya no leaks going on. also bleed the sh!t outta the clutch master and slave cylinders.. just ordered a new clutch and pressure plate. just going down the list of sh!t to replace until my problem is solved. about $1000 deep already in misc. parts but i guess thats what i get for liking VW's lol gotta pay to play haha.
      All the wheel gap in this thread scares me

      you own a VW and nothing has ever broke???? WHAT!

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      03-09-2012 05:05 PM #14
      hey im having the same problem right now did you ever figure out what it was?

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      03-11-2012 07:24 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Low_Key 21 View Post
      hey im having the same problem right now did you ever figure out what it was?
      it was my fly wheel... replaced with a stage 3 clutch and 10lb flywheel... problem solved. where you located? i can lend a hand. also check your lines. make sure your system is bled properly. clutch master and slave cylinder. replace them first because there alot cheaper and quicker to replace. then move to the big stuff if that doesnt fix ur issue. clutch is easy to do if you know what your doing. i live in glen burnie MD and have a lift. took me 3 hours to do the clutch
      All the wheel gap in this thread scares me

      you own a VW and nothing has ever broke???? WHAT!

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      03-11-2012 08:22 PM #16
      im in ny. i bled the system and pressure came back for a few days then went again... i ordered the clutch master cylinder a few days ago it should be here by tomorrow. hopefully that solves my problem if not il try the slave cylinder and if that dosnt work it take a look at my clutch. thanks for the input

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      03-11-2012 08:55 PM #17
      when you say you have pressure for a few days is your clutch working normal? if so its not your clutch... thats either slave or clutch master cylinder
      All the wheel gap in this thread scares me

      you own a VW and nothing has ever broke???? WHAT!

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      03-11-2012 10:09 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by asstap94 View Post
      when you say you have pressure for a few days is your clutch working normal? if so its not your clutch... thats either slave or clutch master cylinder
      yea it worked just fine for those few days then it started to go again. i was able to pump the clutch pedal for a few minutes to build pressure and drive off, only to get stuck again a few blocks later... but now it just refuses to build pressure at all. pedal just stays on the floor

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      03-12-2012 01:55 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Low_Key 21 View Post
      yea it worked just fine for those few days then it started to go again. i was able to pump the clutch pedal for a few minutes to build pressure and drive off, only to get stuck again a few blocks later... but now it just refuses to build pressure at all. pedal just stays on the floor
      its one of the cylinders
      All the wheel gap in this thread scares me

      you own a VW and nothing has ever broke???? WHAT!

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      03-13-2012 08:10 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by asstap94 View Post
      its one of the cylinders
      changed the master cylinder today to no avail. gonna change out the slave next and see if that does it

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      03-17-2012 09:11 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Low_Key 21 View Post
      changed the master cylinder today to no avail. gonna change out the slave next and see if that does it
      no bueno
      All the wheel gap in this thread scares me

      you own a VW and nothing has ever broke???? WHAT!

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      03-17-2012 02:56 PM #22
      There's so many things in sequence and action.. itemize it.

      - pedal mechanism seems fine
      - Master cyl = fine
      - Slave cyl = fine
      - replace all lines? (this is what i had to do)

      you dropped trans to look at internals, and saw
      - input shaft fine,
      - clutch plate fine,
      - pressure plate fine,
      - fork - bearing = fine.....

      How about any crap, smudge on flywheel? did you make sure it was free of all contaminants?

      In the sequence thats all I can think of, reservoir hardly would give you such a problem unless it's a seal/cracked line fitting right at the reservoir/master..

      Did you tighten every pressure plate bolt to spec? that alone would cause slow moving if at all if it has only 10% contact. and if so, the clutch disc you have in there probably turned to toast at some point.

      all I can think of dude.
      Last edited by diagramOSC; 03-17-2012 at 03:01 PM.

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      03-18-2012 03:32 AM #23
      Just replaced the slave cylinder and that did it. Although now I have new problem... My check engine light is now on, the car sometimes dies when I start it and when I take her to higher speeds she starts to jump when I press the gas. Also when it starts doing that the rpm gets stuck in a loop jumping from around 1500 to 2000 for no apparent reason. I have to rev the engine to make it idle correctly again. I'm really not sure what's going on but at least she's drivable again

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      03-20-2012 03:49 PM #24
      Anybody have an idea of what the issue could be? I've never had this problem until I replaced the clutch slave cylinder

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      04-02-2012 08:23 PM #25
      no idea brotha. thats weird. idk if your syncro could do that or not. did you find the problem?
      All the wheel gap in this thread scares me

      you own a VW and nothing has ever broke???? WHAT!

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