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Wed Apr 15 09:17:53 PDT 2009

it is in neutral, but the clutch will not work (disengage) to be able to put 
the car in gear with the engine running.

Most likely failure with the clutch pedal stuck down is master cylinder 
failure. A slave failure or hose failure would probably have the pedal come 
up slowly. I once had a different failure on an earlier car (1985 5kq) where 
the push-rod between the pedal and the master cylinder broke at one of the 
thinner might even be this....


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David G" <daveglu at>
To: "Ed Kellock" <ekellock at>; "'robert weinberg'" 
<centaurus3200 at>; "'200q20V mailing list'" <200q20v at>
Cc: "'Heather Mehlschau'" <h_mehlschau at>
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2009 4:24 AM
Subject: Re: OMG I HATE this F'ing car!!!!!

> Sounds like the clutch is stuck disengauged, never been able to drive one
> that way.
> Strangest problem I have seen on an audi, was clutch stuck disengauged, 
> but
> petal stuck up, could not depress unless hyd. opened.
> Found the clutch fork had worn through where the rod pushes, rod stuck in
> hole, rod pushed on side of slave piston instead of center and cocked the
> piston sideways.
> Question is "is the clutch engauged or disengauged.
> Likely just needs a master and/or slave if engauged.
> Dave G
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Ed Kellock" <ekellock at>
> To: "'robert weinberg'" <centaurus3200 at>; "'200q20V mailing 
> list'"
> <200q20v at>
> Cc: "'Heather Mehlschau'" <h_mehlschau at>
> Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 9:57 PM
> Subject: RE: OMG I HATE this F'ing car!!!!!
>> May not be serious.  I can understand that at some point any failure is
>> too
>> much to bear.  May only be clutch hydraulics.  I have driven w/o clutch 
>> in
>> several cars before.  If nothing else, you put it in gear and hit the
>> starter and at least you can move out of harm's way, whether the engine
>> starts or not.
>> Much empathy,
>> Ed
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: 200q20v-bounces at [mailto:200q20v-bounces at]
>> On
>> Behalf Of robert weinberg
>> Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 10:15 PM
>> To: 200q20V mailing list
>> Cc: Heather Mehlschau
>> Subject: OMG I HATE this F'ing car!!!!!
>> i thought me and MR. POS finally reached an understanding. you stop
>> breaking
>> and i will buy you presents (mods, paint, etc.).
>> guess not. driving back home tonight, i was rolling up on some freeway
>> traffic, so i threw it in neutral. funny thing happened, the clutch went
>> down, the tranny went into neutral, BUT THE CLUTCH PEDAL NEVER CAME BACK
>> UP!!!!
>> i was stuck under a freeway underpass (with very light traffic 
>> thankfully)
>> for 40 minutes. AAA called the cops to push me out of the way, but they
>> never came. almost got clipped by 2 speeding jackasses. luckily, nothing
>> happened.
>> so, what happened? clutch was the smoothest of any car i've ever owned.
>> not
>> heavy, no chatter, engaged somewhere in the middle. and now this.
>> getting drunk tonight.
>> see ya,
>> Robby
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