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Locate Clutch Reservoir on a 97 Golf

Need to check its fluid level. Can't find any visual reference to its location

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    That's what I ended up learning. Unfortunately means that the problem is not going to be an easy fix.

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All clutches on golfs are cable operated and are self adjusting.

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Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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