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Weird problem. I have a 2001 VW Golf automatic. When starting car cold the clutch won't release out of park until the car is warmed up. After it finally releases it drives fine. What is going on?

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I would guess the collar the clutch release bearing rides on is worn on one side, this is the only thing that I have seen cause this, this assumes your clutch release linkage is OK.

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