[A4] Clutch Pedal to the floor!
rnhurt at gmail.com
Sun May 25 05:32:57 PDT 2008
Bad news. I just talked to my mechanic (Dad) and since there was no fluid
loss he suspects a broken clutch / pressure plate / throw out bearing.
There was no noise or clunk either when I drove or when I pressed the
pedal. Usually my clutch failures are pretty dramatic. :)
Anyway, it looks like I'll be calling in the professionals for this job.
This car is too complex and I don't have the proper tools (i.e. a car
lift). $1,000 repair bill here I come. :(
On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 7:09 AM, Richard Hurt <rnhurt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Excellent information! I checked the fluid and its still full and there
> were no wet spots on the ground. I'm guessing I just blew out the internal
> valves on one of the cylinders. Oh well, I guess 100k miles will do that
> My other question is about bleeding. I've bled brakes many times before
> but nothing as complex as the Quattro system and rarely the clutch system.
> Do you need any special tools on an A4Q? Bleeding is one of my least
> favorite activities. :)
> BTW: Whats the current online shopping place for Audi parts? I've been
> looking at Blauparts & Auto Parts Warehouse but would like to have some more
> On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 11:05 PM, Richard Andrews <
> richard.j.andrews at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Slave is relatively easy, the master is kinda a PITA because it's under
>> the dash work and i have large hands.
>> You can do it, check your brake fluid before going too far but sounds like
>> a bad slave to me.
>> I would replace both like you already stated.
>> On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 6:02 PM, Richard Hurt <rnhurt at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> BTW: 1998 A4 6C Q
>>> On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 7:02 PM, Richard Hurt <rnhurt at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Hey all,
>>> > My clutch pedal just went to the floor and didn't come back. There is
>>> > resistance either way and I can push it/pull it into position however
>>> > clutch does not engage and I cannot drive the car. Any thoughts?
>>> > My first thought was master/slave cylinder? I'm thinking that both
>>> > be replaced if either one is replaced. I've gone through this before
>>> on my
>>> > Corrado and it's always better to just replace them both at once. Has
>>> > anyone replaced these before? How bad is it?
>>> > Thanx!
>>> > Richard
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