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    Clutch pedal judder?

    My MK4 seems to be having a little problem with the clutch releasing. When you pull away you can't get a clean pickup on the clutch, it seems to judder as the drive takes up. It also seems 'tight' when changing gear and crunches into gear now and again. I am thinking the problem could be the clutch release cylinder? Do MK4s have problems with the clutch cylinders? Any other ideas?

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    you could try bleeding it?
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    Ive been having this similar problem for a while now. Tried pulling away and the car sometimes stutters and there is no pull whatsoever, until I gradually picked up speed. Going through the gears is like playing a video game; it sorta clunks into place. Say your going from 2nd to 3rd, the gearshift goes clunk to neutral and then clunk again onto third, when the change should be smooth.

    I had the clutch checked by a mechanic, and he said the clutch might be slipping, so he tested it. He did this by slowly pulling off in 1st gear and went straight to 5th and then floored it. If the rev counter shoots up and your car still aint moving, then the clutch is most likely to be slipping. I have had confirmation that my clutch is slipping, so instead of getting a standard replacement. I have gone for a Black Diamond sports clutch

    Hope this helps you out mate

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    I've checked the clutch and it isn't slipping, seems as if the 'bite' isn't clean as you take up drive. I'm gonna have it checked by Vauxhall, should be covered under the warranty?

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    Does your car have a hydraulic clutch or a cable clutch?

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    I'm not really too sure, there is that much junk under the bonnet on the 2.0 litre turbo's. I think it might a cable, which is worrying.

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    No Steve yours will be hydraulic vaux have used these for a few years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuttynovas
    No Steve yours will be hydraulic vaux have used these for a few years now.
    I hope so, I can't tell without stripping stuff out of the way in the engine bay & the Haynes book doesn't cover my engine.

    The last time I had a car with juddery pedal all the springs had fallen out of the clutch plate :shock: (too many full throttle gearchanges)

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    How's this for a major p*ss-you-off day? The car has had the bad clutch all weekend, done over 170 miles like that. I went off the drive this morning and the pedal wasn't quite as bad. By the time I got to the garage this afternoon (after work) the bloody fault has gone away

    The mechanic has no idea what it could have been, so I have to wait and see now!!!

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