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Clutch a drag
« on: December 19, 2015, 23:25:24 »
About 10 days ago, the TDi started playing up.  I'd notice more noise than usual when the clutch was pressed but as I'm using the Micra for work I put it down to getting used to that thing.
 
The clutch seemed to stick just above the carpet so I played with it for a while but then after about half a mile the clutch started to drag when changing.
 
Well since then I've tried a few things. The clutch damper first, now the master and slave are new.
 
What's annoying is that it all seems fine on the drive, but once I get cleaned up and go for a drive it starts again.  HUMBUG!
 
To add insult the clutch now feels heavier than before, I can't see anything wrong with the mechanicals but I'n not sure the master was 100%.
 
Now, other than having fitted a duff master cylinder what else could it be?  I haven't done anything inside the bellhousing and despite having  promised the car a new clutch 3 years ago it's still soldiering on.
 
Any ideas guys?
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Re: Clutch a drag
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 00:04:42 »
Well what fo you know, shortly after posting the above, with a squeal and a bang, the clutch let go big time.  I haven't got time to look at it now but I think the release bearing has gone through the pressure plate.

If I get chance I'll post pictures, but don't anyone hold their breath.  I'm working 6 days a week and still a month behind with marking :angry:
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Re: Clutch a drag
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2016, 18:17:27 »
Sounds like you thrust bearing went caput and wrecked the rest clutch is a day job between mates make sure you buy a whole kit don't wannt old parts with new in there
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Re: Clutch a drag
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2016, 00:53:12 »
If I get chance I'll take pictures, I bought a Valeo clutch complete and HD arm.  I've got a better box too so I'll be taking it right out.  Still haven't started it yet  (still haven't caught up with my marking either).

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Re: Clutch a drag
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2016, 17:32:57 »
Well, the marking still isn't done, but the car is fixed :grin:

The clutch plate had fallen apart, springs and bit fell out as soon as I removed the pressure plate.

One of the 3 rivets holding it all together had snapped!

Strangely I can't identify and brand markings on it.  It drove like it was worn out though but looks to be nearly new.

I'll post pictures one day.......
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