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Clutch pedal occasionally sticks half way down

This first occured about 2 months ago and most often happens not whilst driving but when I first get in the car or parking.I pull the pedal back up with my foot and then it works fine.I did notice after this first happened that the brake fluid level was on minimum,have topped it up,there seems to be no leak.
Do I need to be concerned about this problem and if so what is the cure?

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  • lasuf Oct 22, 2008

    I would appreciate a second opinion as to whether this problem is a Master or Slave cylinder issue
    Thank you

  • lasuf Oct 22, 2008

    Yes your solution has been helpful
    Thank you

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Make sure there is not an empty clutch reservoir (a lot like your brake fluid reservoir) up in the engine compartment, if it low or empty fill it.
as emissions wiz posted, a leaky master cylinder will keep leaking or losing pressure and needs to be replaced.

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This problem is caused by the hydraulic clutch master cylinder, you will need to get it replaced, there is no other part that will do this except that cylinder.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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    yadayada Oct 21, 2008

    The cure, replace the clutch hydraulic cylinders, do both the master and slave cylinders.

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    yadayada Oct 22, 2008

    With 30 years of automotive dealership experience (including VW) I rest my case.

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    yadayada Oct 22, 2008

    Thanks For Trying is an unjust rating.

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    yadayada Oct 22, 2008

    If the clutch fluid is gone from the resovoir then the hydrulyic cylinders leak, replace them.

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