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Clutch master cylinder

Started by brianh, April 06, 2022, 10:53:25 PM

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Anyone tackled this? We have managed to get the pedal off the car, cylinder out, new one can go back in place but getting the spring back on the pedal is causing issues, not least because the instructions tell you to place the spring in the installation position, but no indication of what that position actually is! It seems that you position the spring, then clip the pedal back in place, then move the spring to its operating position?

Hopefully this will solve the complete loss of clutch I had last night, which ended up leaving me stuck at the junction of the A1 and A406!

Its a MK2 petrol 2.3 2001 model if that makes any difference.

Hey, I think I can't help you as I haven't done this job before. The only thing I could do is take pictures from the situation in my mk1 2.3 if it's the same and specific to the 2.3.
I own a MK1 1999 2.3 DOHC Ghia & 2003 1.9TDI Trend.

We have the master cylinder swapped, but looking like the problems caused by it have also caused the slave to fail. Its not a particaully nice job to tackle!

One thing that might help - the acclerator pedal has a clip on the end nearest the pedal, is there a plastic bush at that end of it on yours (may be different if yours is lefthand drive!)

oh yes i've forgotten for a sec that yours is righthand drive haha. Do you mean where the accelerator pedal pivots? or higher?
I own a MK1 1999 2.3 DOHC Ghia & 2003 1.9TDI Trend.

Where it pivots from please, I've checked the parts list but nothing is shown, it just doesn't seem quite right!

hey, sorry for the late respond, I lost track of the forum for a while. Still don't see clearly what you mean haha, sorry. maybe a picture can help? Or if it's fixed meanwhile, that would be great of course
I own a MK1 1999 2.3 DOHC Ghia & 2003 1.9TDI Trend.

A piccy says 1000 words
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all. Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

The bit I'm asking about is at the end of the rod that the pedal pivots on. I suspect I've lost a part of the pedal assembly here, as its loose (should there be a plastic bush or similar part where the clip goes into to hold the rod in place)?

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Sorry...a bit off topic, but how do you add a picture on here? Cheers

Also Brian about your issue, is the slave cylinder inside the bell housing of gearbox like on the mk2 diesels?

Quote from: MrBen on May 10, 2022, 11:09:11 PMAlso Brian about your issue, is the slave cylinder inside the bell housing of gearbox like on the mk2 diesels?

Yes. Intact it seems to be the same clutch for some of them as the petrol.

Quote from: MrBen on May 10, 2022, 11:05:32 PMSorry...a bit off topic, but how do you add a picture on here? Cheers

Press the preview button then you will see the attachments options


Oh that looks very different. I have a very different plastic accelerator pedal on the 2.3 mk1 and I don't see such a clip, so can't help you with that. Sorry
I own a MK1 1999 2.3 DOHC Ghia & 2003 1.9TDI Trend.

Quote from: Orbis on May 13, 2022, 03:32:30 PMOh that looks very different. I have a very different plastic accelerator pedal on the 2.3 mk1 and I don't see such a clip, so can't help you with that. Sorry

Thanks for trying, Will contiune searching, its very odd that its not showing anything on the parts list either