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Does my 1996 vw jetta have a clutch slave or some just have a clutch cable

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The 2.0 's have either a self adjusting, or a manually adjustable cable. They do wear out, but are fairly easy to replace yourself. If your clutch seems to not be disengaging properly, try adjusting the cable first(if it's a manual one, there should be a long part with threads with a bolt and a white plastic cap that holds it above the arm on the tranny.)

If you have a glx model with the v6, you have a hydraulic clutch, with a slave. If that starts to disengage improperly, before changing anything, see if you can pull the clutch pedal away from the floor at all. If you can, it will generally be a temporary fix, but you'll have to pull it up with your toe from time to time. It is a sign your slave cylinder is on its way out.

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The 2.0 liters has a self adjusting clutch cable.

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they are all cable operated clutches.the further down you have to push the nearer to replacement you are.

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