[V6-12v] Clutch Problem

The CyberPoet thecyberpoet at cyberpoet.net
Thu Oct 25 07:20:15 PDT 2007

The list has been slowly dying as fewer people keep their Audi's past  
10-15 years...
I don't have the solution to your clutch issue, although I suspect it  
relates to the hydraulic pressure container (the "bomb") in some way.

=-= Marc

On Oct 25, 2007, at 9:25 AM, Casimiro Izquierdo wrote:

> My 1995 model 90s stick shift Audi, non-quattro, V6 engine, has  
> developed some clutch problems.  The pedal will go down and stay  
> down and the car cannot be shifted.  Last night I drove it in first  
> gear for about 1.5 miles to my home from where my wife got stuck in  
> the middle of rush hour.
> A friend said that it was probably a master cylinder problem in the  
> transmission assembly.  As suggested, I lifted the pedal and pumped  
> it and the pedal will stay up for a bit, but after a few shifts it  
> goes down and stays down and I have to repeat the maneuver again.   
> To fix this he said that the transmission had to come off.  Since  
> the car already has close to 131,000 miles he suggested that the  
> clutch should be changed at the same time.  He also said that the  
> active fluid in this transmission master cylinder is the brake fluid.
> Am I getting the correct diagnosis for this problem?  Apparently to  
> fix this could cost between $1200 and $1500, so before I hand the  
> car over to have it fixed I would like to know a bit more about  
> this problem.
> By the way, I have not been receiving any e-mails from anyone in  
> trouble for about three months.  Has this board been so inactive?
> Thank you,
> cai
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