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Audi A4 Clutch Switch

I got in my 2001 Audi A4 1.8T and pressed the clutch in to start the vehicle this morning. The car was cranking but would not start and the "press clutch pedal to start" was showing up in the dash cluster. Audi's have an information center in between the tach and speedometer. Do you know what this might be. Obviously my first thought is the clutch but is it possible that it may be the clutch switch?

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    the noise is not there during idle only when pressing the gas peddle; checked all fluids

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    just replaced clutch on audi a4 1997 and now starter seems to be acting up, is there a connection?

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You have the clutch switch mounted on top of the pedal, just like the brake, replace it....

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