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Hi, Ref, S4 manual, petrol, 6 plate Trying to find out if the pin from the clutch pedel to the clutch master cylinder should be straight or bent please? Have had an ongoing problem with the clutch pedel sticking and then obviously got to a point that car broke down as could get any gears moving. A mechanic said he hasn't seen a bent pin before when he looked under the pedel. Garage is now saying there is a centre plate and flywheel damage problem?? Help please Regards, Julian

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Hi Julian,the pin should be straight.the only way it could get bent is if undue pressure was applied with limited travel.your mech will understand.

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