Anyone else having clutch problems ?

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  1. Bucks666

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    Well just got my car back from the dealer yesterday , had a pop sound and burnt clutch smell a few weeks ago after shifting from 3rd to 4th at about 4 grand . After that it wouldn't engage easily so took it in and tech said its gotta be the clutch . I don't drive like a maniac nor have I done any burnouts . Been driving manuals my entire life so I know it's not driver error . I went to leave and pull it out of the service bay and clutch pedal dropped to the floor , nothing like the old one at all very weak pedal in my opinion . Had my sales guy take it around and he agreed it's not stiff at all , in fact you could almost shift with barley moving the pedal . Is this normal ??? It's a hydrolic setup so why would it not be stiffer ? I was told to put 100 miles on it and bring it back in ..... Not sure why but service manager gave me that response . They replaced slave cylinder, pressure plate and disc, and flywheel . Any input from some mechanically inclined folks would be greatly appreciated
     
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    That is not right my clutch pedal is pretty stout, I have gotten on the clutch pretty good since I had the car and it seems to be holding up okay I have been experiencing some vibration in my clutch pedal at 2300 miles but it's not bad.
     
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    If you took your hand and pulled the clutch pedal all the way up and then pushed lightly until you felt a fair amount of resistance what is that distance the pedal moved?
     
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    What's next? How far would a properly operating clutch move?
     
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    No. Shouldn't move at all
     
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    In a mechanical clutch it should move about an inch, in a hydraulic clutch it should move at all, as it like a brake pedal, when it moves, it is moving fluid witch should have resistance do to the slave cylinder moving out (due to the fluid pressure) which is depressing the springs in the pressure plate (allowing the disc to disengage from the flywheel). Just adding a little color in what in B5 is saying
     
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    Jeeze, I mean should not move at all- hydraulic clutch, too much multi tasking
     
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    It sounds like they are searching - why would they change slave cylinder, pressure plate, clutch and especially flywheel - couldn't find issue so let's change everything. No pedal sounds like they didn't bleed properly but that would be unbelievable. Suprised they didn't change throwout bearing also.
    Please keep us up to date, that would be sick if clutches started blowing now also. FUBAR'd the whole drivetrain then....ugh
     
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    yes, just like your brakes, air will give a spongy pedal, if the pedal is spongy (it may still work) it has air. It should only have air if it was apart and not bled correctly.
     
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    Sorry guys for the late response just got back in . So I drove it around today for a while and noticed the pedal does have some resistance but not nearly what I had before all this took place . Pedal does go all the way up on its own but feels very soft .Now that you mention air in the system it actually makes some sense . I've driven a few vehicles with air in the brake lines and has the same feel to it . This one is tough to explain but it definitely pisses me off . On a positive note afe got installed today definitely worth it .
     
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    Same thing with mine after getting it back from the shop, they also said drive it around for awhile. They said no way to bleed the hydraulics, time will tell waiting for spring.
     
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    it definately needs bled i had to pump mine 250 + times fully up then full down ...... thats how they are bled mine was engaging right off the floor and felt soft , after all this took car to texas mile and shifted good no problems
     
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    Yep had it all figured out by the time I traded it in on my A8 . Took it to the track and seemed okay .
     
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    so how do you like AFE BUCK
     
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    i have one on too i had it for the texas mile thought my car ran good
     

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