[Vwdiesel] when it rains it pours

Rudy petersenrudy at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 24 02:57:35 EDT 2007

On the 85 and later Golf they use a large steel washer and a rubber disc
about a half inch thick, it goes on the outside and the clutch cable goes
thru it, takes the place of that wimpy frame support on the pedal cluster.


-----Original Message-----
From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com] On
Behalf Of S. Shourds
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 9:27 PM
To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
Subject: [Vwdiesel] when it rains it pours

So, thanks to help from the list, I got connected with an ECM.  It will
arrive in a couple of days.  I then hopped into the trusty old '85 TD to get
to work thankful that I have a backup car.  Except that it won't quit
backing up.  The frame that supports the clutch pedal broke in three places
while I was going down the driveway and I couldn't therefore disengage the
clutch to get it out of reverse.  The rest of the day was spent discovering
that this is a part VW did not ever intend to be replaced.  Fortunately,
there's a muffler shop a bike ride away that has a MIG welder.  At least I
now know why the clutch seemed spongy for the longest time....

Vwdiesel mailing list
Vwdiesel at vwfans.com

More information about the Vwdiesel mailing list