CwhillVT Posted November 5, 2010 Share Posted November 5, 2010 This came on suddenly with no previous symptoms about an hour ago. Here is what is happening: My clutch is not disengaging and dragging on the flywheel. When I started the car- Clutch pressed, trans in neutral- I could hear a light swoosing/dragging noise. The clutch was not fully disengaging from the flywheel/pressure plate. I let the clutch out and it sounds fine (fully engages) I pressed it back in and attempted to select a gear and it would go but it was clear that the input shaft was turning- it kinda "chunked" into gear. I tried this several times and each time it got worse (I suspect that each time the clutch would disengage even less). Now I cannot get it into gear while the engine is running and the clutch is pressed. Next, if I place the car in gear then attempt to start it (clutch pressed) the car jumps and tries to move (saw that one coming right). Quite simply the clutch will not disengage-but it does a little bit. The puzzling part: The pedal feels fine- not mushy and not different from before this problem began. The fluid level is fine- thus I am pretty sure there is not air in it or a leak. I had the gf modulate the clutch while I watched the clutch cylinder moving and can clearly see it pushing the clutch lever arm. I cannot say for sure if it is moving all the way or not, I don't know how far it pivots under normal operation. I will be bleeding the clutch tomorrow (just in case) I'll also pull the intercooler so I can try and see if the lever arm will go farther than the cylinder is pushing it. I'm aware of other people having clutch master cylinder issues, i'll check that, although i'm not really sure what to look for other than leaks or loose mounting. Any advise or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. My set up: ACT Clutch and pressure plate ACT lwfw OEM TOB replaced when I did the clutch (~30k miles ago) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.