Question about 1999 Volkswagen Jetta
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It is probably the clutch slave cylender, leaking fluid, add brake fluid and bleed the system and check for leaks then replace whatever is leaking, sometimes it leaks onto the floor of the car under the pedal.
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
The Jetta III has a cable operated clutch with automatic adjustment. Please ignore the statement about the slave cylinder as this does not apply to your vehicle (VW expert... bah humbug).
Unfortunately, if the clutch operates only with your foot near the floorboard this would suggest that the automatic adjuster has stopped functioning (its a rather simple little thing consisting of two sleeves and a bunch of balls). The only solution would be replacing the cable. Be carefuls of pirate parts, since my experience suggests that pirate clutch cables do not work well at all on these cars.
It is also possible that the link the cable attaches to on the gearbox side has rotated on it's splines. This is however unlikely.
Also ignore the statement about the clutch plate being due for replacement, as a clutch adjusts itself 'upwards' (releases earlier in the travel of the pedal) as the friction lining of the clutch plate wears out.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
As far as I can remember, the Jetta has a ball & socket linkage on top of the gearbox. This linkage eventually wear out & the ball will pop out of the socket thus giving you no clutch pedal.
Lift the bonnet & have a look on the right hand side of the engine, you should be able to see what I mean. Push the ball back into the socket & you'll get your clutch pedal back. Chances are the clutch will probably go again unless you replace the worn parts but they're a cheap enough fix.
Hope this helps, Stephen.
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
SOURCE: I have a 1999 (actually
The clutch works this way: press the pedal, the pedal pulls a cable, that cable moves a lever with a bearing at its end, that bearing presses on the extremities of the disk spring, that spring deforms and lifts the pressure plate disengaging the clutch plate.
In your case the spring is no longer doing disengaging because either the bearing or the extremities of the disk spring have failed - most likely the latter. You will gonna have to replace the pressure plate assembly.
Here's a complete clutch kit
Posted on Oct 11, 2010
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