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1992 VW Jetta, 1.8, When pressure plate assembly is fastened to the engine the release plate is too far recessed and the push rod won't release the clutch when the trani is installed and clutch cable operated.

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Thats cos the release plate it on back to front(its stamped "front" on the metal centre.)

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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  2. Push clutch and brake pedal pivot shaft forward and unhook clutch release lever cable from clutch and brake pedal pivot shaft and allow it to slowly swing rearward.
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