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Clutch pedal sticking

"Smeins, Larry" <lsmeins@ball.com> wrote:

Last Friday my wife used my 87 5kcst and complained that the clutch
pedal wasn't coming all the way up.  She always seems to find a new
problem with the car every time she drives it, I hadn't ever seen this
problem.  Sure enough the clutch pedal stuck partially depressed for me
this noon.  It feels like there is a detent in the movement and if I
pull up on the pedal with my toe it snaps into a full out position.
When I depress it there seems to be a snap over position about half way

That's due to the "over-centre" return spring in the pedal assy.
Pressure bleed the clutch, you've got air in the sys. 

Check for a brake fluid puddle on the floor under the pedal and/or run your
finger around the mounting flange of the MC.
If your car is still on the original clutch hydraulics, my guess you've got a
leaky MC. In this case save yourself a lot of grief and replace all 3 parts: the
MC, the Salve and the Pressure hose, ea. ~$60. Do not rebuild the MC, it is
corroded and pitted.

Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ -- 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ -- mostly stock
Philadelphia, PA