I don't understand why you rated me THANKS FOR TRYING when my answer was the same as the expert that said the fluid was leaking and you needed a new clutch master cylinder, sorry but that is kinda mean.
You are right.You did supply the solution to my problem,the other expert just confirmed it.
After I asked for clarification as to it being a master or slave cylinder issue,or both,I could
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would be directed to you.I did not rate you THANKS FOR TRYING.
I see now I should have been more specific in my acceptance comment.
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Probably not a worn clutch, When the clutch plate get worn it tend to slip, so going into gear gets easier, not harder (but vehicle will not move in that event either)
You don't say the year, model or mileage so I only give some guesses;
I suspect tat the problem might not be the clutch at all, but lay in the transmission or shift linkage. If the problem were the clutch, slave or associated linkage, the problem would show up in other gear selections.The reverse gear is more functional related to the transfer gears (Lo-Hi) than the main gearbox, so having it work easier in low-range might make some sense.
I would first check the shift linkage to see if it is out of adjustment. If this is ok;
Next I would expect to find a worn bearing(roller gear cluster) in the transmission, probably at the reverse gear shaft. This would involve a removal and overhaul of the transmission, and I hope this is not the problem.
My knowledge is from general transmission repair and operations. Maybe someone will be able to give you a more specific answer.
I how this helps. Let me know in comment section how it turns out.
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Possible Clutch Issue.. First check fluid level in your clutch reservoir to see. if you have fluid your good if not possible leaks try to fix the leak and bleed the system.. or if that seems okay then maybe needs a clutch :(
If you check your fluid in the clutch master cylinder and there is none that means you have a leak. Make sure you add brake fluid. Pull the clutch pedal up by hand and keep pumping it until you have pedal, than top it off with more fluid. This should give you pedal until you fix it unless the leak is so bad you can't get pedal. There is two places that leak. The clutch master cylinder or the clutch slave. You should be able to see where it is leaking after pumping the pedal.
You can try to adjust the clutch cable if it has a cable, if its hydrualyic clutch then i would say theres a problem with the clutch plate or preasure plate, but first check the fluid level in the clutch master cylinder if its low then you may have a leak, most of the time its the slave cylinder or master that leak, the master is what the clutch pedal pushes which inturn send fluid to the slave cylinder at the trany which pushes the cltuch fork,so start by seeing if its hydraulic which i think it is. then fluid check if low check for leaks.
It is probably the clutch slave cylender, leaking fluid, add brake fluid and bleed the system and check for leaks then replace whatever is leaking, sometimes it leaks onto the floor of the car under the pedal.
Hi I am Vortash it sounds to me that your Thrust bearing on the clutch actuator arm is damaged , it is probably worn and not pushing evenly or that the cable is rusty and in need of repalcement ( hence the squeaking ? ) the cable may even be stretched ..some jettas in this country also had Hydraulic clutches and this would point to a leak ( damaged rubber seals or slave or master cylinder rubbers leak ) or air bubble , or low fluid level not actuating the thrust arm properly
hope this is of help regards Vortah
Check fluid level on clutch reservoir. Check also for any leaks at the clutch clyinders and lines. if it is low on fluid, or you have to drain fluid, remember to bleed the clutch.Have somebody pump the clutch and turn the clutch bleeding screw until only fluid comes out.
Try opening bleeder screw on slave cylinder and let it GRAVITY BLEED, just open clutch mater and fill with fluid and then open slave cylinder bleeder screw and let it gravity bleed( run out by itself) When it does close bleeder screw and you should get pressure.(make sure master doesn't run out of fluid during this preocess).If pedal not good enough bleed as usual. PUMP PEDAL ABOUT 6 time then hold down to the floor using wrench open slave bleed screw and close back up with pedal still being held DOWN. Repeat until fluid comes out with out air.However if all this doesn't work, YOU WILL NEED TO REPLACE CLUTCH MATER CYLINDER. Conatct if you need more help and Good Luck. Thanks for using FIX YA
Have them flush the fluid out under warranty and put in new fluid, and have them bleed the clutch lines in case air is getting in there. Audi and VW claim lifetime transmission fluid but it's BS - I've changed relatively low mile fluid from these cars and it was horrendous. It's possible that the fluid itself is causing trouble, but it's more likely that it is a synchro problem. If it was a clutch issue, you should have problems with more than just reverse gear - a clutch simply engages and disengages the engine and transmission, regardless of which gear it is. The problem (if not fixed by fluid) is in the transmission, and being under warranty, don't accept another "suggestion" like they're giving you. Changing your clutch isn't gonna do it.