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Clutch noise and stiffness

I have just bought a 2000 vw polo 1.0 litre, when driving today, the clutch suddenly became a lot stiffer to depress beyond about the halfway point, and the car makes a noise when i press the clutch. any ideas what the problem could be?

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  • nclipsham Jan 27, 2009

    Went out in the car last night and the clutch seemed to be ok again which is odd, i have had no problem with gear selection at all, is it looking like i should take the car back to who i bought it from?

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Wood44, if pressure plate is gone, doesnt that mean you have to get new bearing as well?

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It sounds like the clutch pressure plate has gone and will need to be replaced

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  • wood44 Aug 27, 2009

    It sounds like the clutch pressure plate has gone and will need to be replaced

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It sounds like your clutch release bearing has or is colapsing.when you press the clutch the release bearing is under the most load hence the noise.gearbox out i,m afraid.Can you still get gears ok ?.Also the pedal box,s are prone to break on polo,s ,the symptom for that is like a squashy pedal and hard to get gears.if you can look up at the top of the clutch pedal where the cable mounts see if the bracket the cable fits in to is broken away at the top.

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  • fusster Jan 31, 2009

    it wouldnt be the end of the world if you did need a clutch or pedal box it depends what you paid for it.worth bearing in mind that faults very rarely fix themselves

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