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When pushing the clutch pedal in or letting it out the pedal is not operating smoothly it seemns to be as if it were sticking slightly ,gerky whether the motor is running or switched off,750 miles from new model audi tt 2 liter turbo, any ideas

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This seems to be a common problem on both the new and the old TT (from looking at the forums, my MK1 did the same thing). You could be lucky and it could just be a build up of crud in the cylinder causing it to stick.
Alternatively the metal part where the slave cylinder connects to the pedal breaks, causing the pedal to stick to a gradually worsening degree until it finally sticks down (which is what happened to me on the motorway) and you wont be able to engage or disengage the clutch (if this does happen try pulling the pedal up with your foot an pumping it like crazy).
The cylinder is a reasonably simple job to replace but its incredibly awkward to get at and fiddly to do so it might take a few hours to do.
You should also be aware that it is possible that the master cylinder needs replacing, this is a pig of a job as it requires the transmission to be dropped out. I had all 3 done under warranty but prices would be an hour or so's labour for the first one, £200ish for the slave cylinder replacement, and £1000 for the master cylinder change.

I would be suprised if either cylinder has gone as its done so few miles but it is a known problem that has carried over from the MK 1.

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