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Hello, I have a 93 Jetta and i just replaced the clutch friction disc and everything looks good. The problem I started having is that the clutch pedal will not return back up. I thought it was the clutch but it's not. I have gone over several things and can`t figure out what the problem is. Why won't the pedal come back up?
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2010-11-19 19:25
I suspect the problem with your Jetta is within the hydraulic system that is supposed to actuate the clutch as opposed to being caused by the clutch disc itself. The clutch system in the Jetta is operated by a hydraulic master cylinder attached to the pedal and a slave cylinder attached to the transmission. When the pedal is pressed down, hydraulic fluid flows from the master cylinder through a hose to the slave cylinder where the pressure forces a piston and pushrod outward which becomes the actuating force upon the clutch fork. This action should be visible on the side of the transmission. You could prove whether it is a hydraulic problem by having one person watch the clutch slave cylinder while another person presses the pedal to the floor. If nothing moves, the problem is within the hydraulic system. Now you'll need to determine which item is at fault; Possibly a fluid leak, a failed master cylinder, or a bad slave cylinder. In the case of a fluid leak you'd simply look to find the source. Otherwise, a good technician would be your best bet! Take the vehicle to your favorite shop and ask them to check it for you. I'll bet they pinpoint the problem in no time. I hope this helps. Write again if you still have trouble with it, ok?
   
 
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