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How to adjust clutch vw golf 1.4 1997 or changing

Clutch is very high on the pedal and I expect it needs a new clutch. Is there an adjustment for the clutch?
Is the process to change the clutch stright forward?

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  • atmatma Dec 31, 2008

    Thanks for the input,

    The Clutch cable runs down to the top of the gear box where the automatic adjuster on the cable is, it is not an Hydrolic system.

    The Vin # WVWZZZ1HZVW334539

    I am looking to find a workshop manual, feedback that I have seen says the Haynes one is no good. Any recommendations on that?

    Does the engine need to come out to change the clutch?

  • atmatma Dec 31, 2008

    Thanks for the quick response....

    Glad to hear that the engine stays in... I have an alignment tool, not sure of the overall process as the last one I did (and only one) was on a different vehicle..

    Have a great New Year.

  • Angelo Attard
    Angelo Attard May 11, 2010

    is it a hydrulic or cable operated clutch

  • sparmax2001 Aug 06, 2010

    i have golf 3 93 mod can not get in gear when motor is start, but if motror is of gear work
    what can be problem, have change clutch for 1 years ago

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    where is the clutch adjuster located

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    My vw bakkie revs goes up when I change to 3 gear its a 1985 model I did adjust the clutch but didn't work can it be my caburator or head



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Good point but even if it is the cable one its automatic,hydraulic is non adjustable.if it is the cable operated one the clutch is mounted to the back of the flywheel,nothing difficult but you will need the round alignment tool,if its hydraulic it could have a dualmass flywheel which it is advisable to change thats a straight forward job to do is it a 1j chassis build 7th and 8th digit of the vin number

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  • colin white Dec 31, 2008

    no the engine stays in,i dont know about the haynes manual i am a vw specialist so i dont use the diy stuff,but it really is straight forward to do.that chassis number suggests it a mark3 and that could be the one that sits at the back ov the flywhhel so you would need the special tool to set it up but they are only a tenner or so.


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I have a 1.4 s 16v and the clutch needs adjusting or changing can anyone give advise or price to put new one in

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