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RE: URGENT -- need help
Sounds like the clutch system, either master or slave cylinder.
Ian Duff, 1990 Coupe Quattro 20v, Red/Black
Home: New Bedford, MA, USA
Work: Charter Systems, Inc., Waltham, MA, USA
>From: Dan Simoes[SMTP:email@example.com]
>Sent: Sunday, 28 July, 1996 4:57 PM
>Subject: URGENT -- need help
>So much for the fairy tale.
>I came to a stop and clutched in, but the pedal
>didn't come back up. It had done this once before but
>I was able to pull the pedal up and thought "weird".
>Also, I noticed that 5th was notchier than before and
>made a mental note to change the fluids asap.
>So I remembered that my mechanic said that the vacuum
>pump on the new engine had not been working at first,
>so I swapped it out. Nothing. Then I found a small
>vacuum leak and fixed that - nothing.
>Under the car I see some fluid seeping, thinner than
>oil perhaps, could be tranny fluid. The gearbox works
>fine, I can shift and feel the gears engage but the
>motion does not reach the axles if you know what I mean.
>It's as if the clutch is in "off" and is stuck there.
>What are the possible culprits here? I figure odds are
>slim that he forgot a couple of tranny bolts and that the
>fluid leaked all out, but I guess it's possible.
>The brake fluid is topped off and the brakes work fine
>as far as I can tell.
>To make matters worse he's on vacation as of early this AM
>and won't be back for a week. Thanks for any help
>you can provide. I'll check email later this afternoon.
>| Dan |