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1998 vw jetta clutch

My 1998 vw jetta clutch just started slipping once in a while in mostly 4th gear. I am told that there is no adjustment on this one because it is hydraulic.Is there a resivour somewhere that could be low that can be filled or it it time for a new clutch?

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  • bungus Dec 18, 2008

    While shifting, the car jerks initially then smoothes out. I believe there is a problem with the clutch but I am unsure.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Clutch seems to work OK. when in gear and accelerate quickly, the engine races as if the clutch is slipping

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    what the life of the trans oil, I have 67000 miles

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Hi from uk if as you say clutch slips in high gear ie engine revs are not compared to speed you should be doing ? then i am afraid that considering age and probable high milage of car the cars clutch is on its last legs and rqs renew not a difficult or long job to do on jetta but for the moment try not to drive car too much as it will/may fail completely no drive! then you will incurre breakdown/recovery charge ? a stich in time ? saves nine ? hope this helps you?

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