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    Thread: The clutch/transmission troubles thread.

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      06-08-2012 02:22 PM #26
      I'll update this post with my build info as soon as I get my car back.

      Build date: 1/12
      Delivery: 3/12
      Canadian Golf R

      To date:
      - Had a new transmission swapped in after experience significant vibrations
      - Currently having a new clutch pedal assembly installed after experiencing a strange pop/click from the pedal, after the initial "free play/travel" at the top. Apparently the piece that the pedal pushes into the master cylinder does not fit properly into the pedal - perhaps someone grabbed the wrong part when putting my car together.

      Service assures me that my clutch is currently OK...

      UPDATE: I got my car back a couple weeks ago, and the clutch pedal assembly had been replaced (not sure how much or just a part of it). Popping/clicking is gone, and the pedal feels a lot more "normal." There is still a little vibration in the pedal, but very little - I think it's the "normal" level of vibration? No work was done on my clutch, was assured it's still good. Will see when I go in for my first service in about a month to get them to confirm everything.

      One thing I do still notice is the excessive clutch noise. If I let the revs drop and jump off the clutch, there's definitely clatter/clicking sounds from the transmission/clutch area. If I feather off, there is no sound. I've read that this seems to be the norm for our cars, but just wanted to document it here anyway. I typically feather off the clutch when shifting, so it's not an issue anyway.
      Last edited by keisuke_z; 06-25-2012 at 03:32 AM. Reason: Added build date

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      06-08-2012 02:26 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Time for a GTI View Post
      02/12
      mine is the same, havent felt any problems yet and hope to not, clutch and tranny feels about the same as the O2M in my GLI before i did a clutch and shifter upgrade

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      06-08-2012 02:29 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by _leo_ View Post
      by issues do you mean shifting into 3rd while at WOT and not beign able to hit the gate? if so i've been bashing my head against my steering wheel because i keep "missing" it. maybe this is a similar issue that others are having
      Gah ! Mine is 12/11 production date. Now I am paranoid.
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      06-08-2012 02:33 PM #29
      Wow... there's quite a few here who have had trouble. I thought it was only 2 or 3 cars, maybe 4.

      I'm at 2,400 miles and haven't encountered any problems. I've had a couple of wonky shifts but it was probably my fault. Will keep an eye on it. Early November production for me (took delivery on the same day as Siliconrane).
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      06-08-2012 02:35 PM #30
      Figured I should also include this:

      I've not had any problems with mine yet. I'm at 3k miles and my build week was 11/14/2011. I'm also APR Stage 2+ as of 6/4/11 and Stage 1+ as of 150 miles on the car.

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      06-08-2012 02:38 PM #31
      Seeing how this is drive-train related, I am wondering if those affected should file a report with the NHTSA, just so they can have a record of the issue and perhaps keep VW honest on this?

      https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/Vehicl...nt/index.xhtml

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      06-08-2012 02:41 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by VeeDubDriver View Post
      Seeing how this is drive-train related, I am wondering if those affected should file a report with the NHTSA, just so they can have a record of the issue and perhaps keep VW honest on this?

      https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/Vehicl...nt/index.xhtml
      I don't think anyone here has ad VWoA being dishonest about this. Everyone with the problem has been repaired without much hassle it seems.

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      06-08-2012 02:54 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by iThread View Post
      I don't think anyone here has ad VWoA being dishonest about this. Everyone with the problem has been repaired without much hassle it seems.
      Has anyone had dealers giving them the cold shoulder due to mods though? My local VW dealer is a tiny little place and I have a feeling if I roll in there with a warranty issue that could theoretically cost them thousands of dollars they're going to show me the door.
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      06-08-2012 02:56 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by jsausley View Post
      Has anyone had dealers giving them the cold shoulder due to mods though? My local VW dealer is a tiny little place and I have a feeling if I roll in there with a warranty issue that could theoretically cost them thousands of dollars they're going to show me the door.
      Nope, it's not happened to anyone on this forum so far.

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      06-08-2012 05:59 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by jsausley View Post
      Has anyone had dealers giving them the cold shoulder due to mods though? My local VW dealer is a tiny little place and I have a feeling if I roll in there with a warranty issue that could theoretically cost them thousands of dollars they're going to show me the door.
      The dealerships don't loose any money. Vwoa reimburses them for all warranty work. They have to get it approved by them before they lay a wrench on your car.

      Honesty gets you a long way with the dealerships.
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      06-09-2012 02:40 AM #36
      1/12 build.

      It was diagnosed as a dual-mass flywheel issue. The clutch and flywheel were replaced at 3600 miles. My car is stock.

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      06-09-2012 01:20 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Siliconrane View Post
      The dealerships don't loose any money. Vwoa reimburses them for all warranty work. They have to get it approved by them before they lay a wrench on your car.
      This is the important part. If the dealership isn't smart enough to convince VW warranty that it's a warranty issue, they won't lay a wrench on your car. And then you are stuck with the issue you came in with, or footing the bill for an out of pocket repair that should be covered under warranty.

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      06-09-2012 06:18 PM #38
      Starting noticing difficulty shifting (down and up) around 2,500 miles, with 3rd, and 4th, it grew to 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th and progessively harder to shift into those gears with occasional lock up. This was only while driving 3/4 to full throttle and above 4K rpm, if you drove it like a grandmother, no problems shifting. My vehicle is and was completely stock.

      Took it to first dealer around 3,000 miles and was told to keep driving it until it got worse.

      Took it to a different dealer around 3,800 miles and after a 5 minute drive they tore apart the transmission and found the clutch cracked in 3 places (I saw it with my own eyes). The ended up replacing the clutch, pressure plate and fluids.

      Pieces replaced under warranty:

      QTY: Part Number: Description:
      6 N-903-207-01 Screw
      1 06J-141-015-JX Clutch Kit
      -1 06J-141-015-JX Core Return

      6 Hours Labor

      Rental Car for one day
      Loaner Car for four days

      They detailed the car completely on the interior and exterior including waxing it.

      All covered under warranty, by Maund VW in Austin, TX, they did a great job, kept me up to date, and were completely professional.



      I took delivery of my car on 2/4/12

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      06-11-2012 12:33 PM #39
      An update on my car. The issue looks identical to Siliconrane's trouble. A cracked friction disk, and some abnormal wear on the pressure plate.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...1#post77766466

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      06-11-2012 01:27 PM #40
      Sounds like there's some issues with the OEM clutch setup. Has anyone asked for a root cause or further explanation? I'd be a little weary of getting a direct replacement unless VW (or the OEM supplier) could tell me that they've found a defect in a certain batch of clutches.

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      06-11-2012 02:12 PM #41
      Do any of you have a clutch noise when engaging the clutch on higher power throttle? Sounds like a "chirp/grinding", but it only happens when using the clutch. It's dead silent under normal throttle shifts, and low rpm shifts. I haven't had any problems getting it into gear, except 2-6th under power which is expected. I'm hoping this noise isn't the start of transmission problems.

      Yes, this is the first turbo car I have owned so it could be that, but it clearly only happens when using the clutch and does it on engaging and disengaging. I also hear the the VW clutch can be "noisy" so maybe this is normal.

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      06-13-2012 08:53 PM #42
      12/11 Build.

      I want to start by thanking you guys and gals for all the info. This forum is great!

      I'm having an issue when starting in first or reverse. I get a noticable clapping sound as the clutch starts to engage. I notice some difficulty from time to time shifting at high rpms, but it just takes a little extra force to get into gear, by no means am i "locked out".

      I took it into the dealership today. He heard the sound and said it definately wasn't good. The car will be going back later this month to get looked at in detail.

      I will update after they figure out what is wrong with it.

      Otherwise its a great car.

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      06-13-2012 09:13 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by flyingBigf00t View Post
      12/11 Build.

      I want to start by thanking you guys and gals for all the info. This forum is great!

      I'm having an issue when starting in first or reverse. I get a noticable clapping sound as the clutch starts to engage. I notice some difficulty from time to time shifting at high rpms, but it just takes a little extra force to get into gear, by no means am i "locked out".

      I took it into the dealership today. He heard the sound and said it definately wasn't good. The car will be going back later this month to get looked at in detail.

      I will update after they figure out what is wrong with it.

      Otherwise its a great car.
      I have this same "clapping" noise. I couldn't think of a good way to describe the sound I was hearing but "clapping" is just about perfect. I don't have any trouble getting into gear but my sh*t is definitely noisier than it should be. I've mentioned it before on here but nobody seemed to have anything similar. It kinda sounds like the throwout bearing is just loud but who knows. I'll be interested to see what happens with your car if/when the dealer does something to it. I'm at 5800 miles and mines not getting any worse than when new but I will be keeping my engine stock for a while just in case something goes awry.

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      06-13-2012 09:52 PM #44
      great to know...

      thanks guys

    20. 06-14-2012 12:36 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by iThread View Post
      Actually I'd like to replace the delivery thread with a FAQ thread that contains links to the build thread index and the various DIY threads but, I've not had a chance to get to it and won't for a bit. But, if someone wants to step up.....
      Good idea,get crackin

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      06-14-2012 12:51 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by MissUnderstood View Post
      Good idea,get crackin
      The members did, look at the stickies.

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      06-14-2012 01:07 AM #47
      If my clutch ever needs replacing (for the good old fashioned reasons), an upgraded clutch will be a no brainer!

    23. 06-14-2012 01:08 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by iThread View Post
      The members did, look at the stickies.
      No idea how to do any of that stuff otherwise I'd help.

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      06-18-2012 10:33 PM #49
      1/12 MFD 1400 on the odo. and I starting to notice the gritty clutch feel. I'm really trying to figure if I should bring it to the dealer. I am currently running APR stage 1 and VWR intake, so I'm wondering if i do bring it in should I switch it to stock? Any advice much appreciated!

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      06-19-2012 09:57 AM #50
      I've got that gritty clutch feel too, its more noticable when i let the clutch out in 1st gear
      but im not having the trouble with not being able to shift @ high RPM's? 04/12

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