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      05-30-2012 01:52 PM #1
      Got my car a few months ago, and ive been having a problem with the clutch making a loud, repetitive clicking sound when the clutch pedal is both pushed in and when it is let out. The sound appears to come from the transmission area, not from the pedal itself. ONLY happens when the car is warm. Seems fine when i first drive it in the morning. Any ideas? It is a 2005 1.8t gti with 83,xxx miles.

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      05-30-2012 02:03 PM #2
      any chance the clicking your hearing is an axle?

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      05-30-2012 02:10 PM #3
      It will make this sound if i push the clutch in while the car is not moving at all, so I believe the axels can be ruled out.

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      05-30-2012 02:12 PM #4
      broken/bent clutch fork
      my engine has three times the mileage of my car
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      05-30-2012 02:16 PM #5
      Would a bent or broken clutch fork have any other symptoms beside the clicking sound?

      -I also forgot to mention that i can feel the clicking in the pedal

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      05-30-2012 02:20 PM #6
      broken clutch fork is your best bet. I just had the same problem two weeks ago. made clicking sound and then my whole clutch went out. It's a weak clutch fork from the factory.
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      05-30-2012 02:30 PM #7
      Is it safe to assume this is going to be a difficult repair? From what i looked up it seems like a lot of labor to get to the clutch fork. I usually fix my own car, but i have never worked on a clutch assembly before

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      05-30-2012 04:08 PM #8
      anybody have any other inputs other than the clutch fork?

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      05-30-2012 04:12 PM #9
      does it almost sound like a squeek and click? can you kind of feel it in the pedal
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      05-30-2012 04:19 PM #10
      Not so much of a squeek, but a very distinct clicking sound. When i fully depress the clutch it clicks maybe 8 times? Definitely coming from the transmission area, and the car does not have to be moving for the sound to happen. I can keep it in neutral, or in any other gear and it will make the sound It is less noticible when the car is moving

      edit*---yes i can feel it in the pedal

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      05-30-2012 04:57 PM #11
      its the shaft where the throw out bearing rides on. mine has been doing this for a long time. gets worse when its hot out.
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      05-30-2012 05:03 PM #12
      Is there any way to fix this? Or do you just let it go

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      05-31-2012 12:03 PM #13
      anyone else experiencing this problem? any solutions out there?

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      05-31-2012 12:20 PM #14
      Are you sure this isn't the Clutch master cylinder that you're hearing? It sits right under the clutch pedal, they have been known to make a squeak or clicking sound, I had to replace mine.

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      05-31-2012 12:21 PM #15
      I currently have a similar problem..a couple people told me it could be possible flywheel chatter..I also have an 05 gti 1.8t and mine has exactly 90k

      my car is at a friends cuz he's fixing a couple other things and should be able to test it out when I get to his house today after work.

      Does the engine shake at all if the hood is popped and the cluth is pushed in?..

      I'll update once I see if it goes away with some of the other fixings he did. GL
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      05-31-2012 12:23 PM #16
      you only get flywheel chatter when taking off or right after you shift and let the clutch out.
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      05-31-2012 12:25 PM #17
      ^^thanks. It definitely did that trying to accelerate from a stop..almost like it was lagging in first gear and hesitating until it caught on and went.
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      05-31-2012 12:35 PM #18
      -Ive thought about the slave or master cylinders. However, the sound comes from the transmission area, not near the pedal...possibly the slave cylinder then?

      -I dont believe the engine shakes with the clutch pushed in, but im at work right now so i cant check. I also cant imagine it is flywheel chatter because the sound is directly correlated to pushing the clutch in and out. The slower I push the clutch in, the slower it clicks. Same amount of clicks no matter how fast I push the clutch in though.

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      05-31-2012 01:11 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Hustle-DubS View Post
      you only get flywheel chatter when taking off or right after you shift and let the clutch out.
      that's dmf failure though, right?
      my engine has three times the mileage of my car
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      06-07-2012 11:38 AM #20
      Any more insight on this problem or possibly how to fix it? This sound will happen when the car is not even turned on. Anyone have input other than throw out bearing or clutch fork?

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