VW Clutch Technical Articles

VW Beetle Pedal cluster – removal and installation

Pedal cluster – removal and installation

On models that have a manual transaxle, the accelerator, brake and clutch pedals are mounted on a common shaft which is bolted to the left side of the center tunnel. There s no clutch pedal on models equipped with an Automatic Stick Shift – the brake pedal is wider and has two arms attached to a common bushing.

Unhook the clutch cable from the clutch release lever at the transaxle.

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By jcchirco@gmail.com on September 24, 2009 | How To's
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IRS Tranny Removal and Replacement

IRS Tranny Removal and Replacement

Place the shift lever in first or third gear.

Take out the rear seat and unhook the negative cable from the battery.

Remove the inspection cover for he shift rod coupling and take out the bolt behind the coupling.

Move the shift lever to second or fourth in order to unhook the shift rod from the coupling.

Raise the vehicle and support it securely on jack-stands. Take off the rear wheels (swing axle models only).

Drain the transaxle fluid.

Take out the engine.

Disconnect and plug the rear brake lines.

Use a chisel to make alignment marks on the spring plate and the axleshaft bearing housing to ensure proper realignment during reassembly, on all models with swing axles.

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Adjusting a VW Beetle Clutch Pedal


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By jcchirco@gmail.com on September 22, 2009 | How To's
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How To Remove and Install a Beetle Clutch Cable

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How to tell if you have an early or late model pressure plate

By jcchirco@gmail.com on September 17, 2009 | Engine and Trans
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Trouble Shooting – Clutch

The pedal travels to the floor with no pressure or very little resistance

The release bearing or fork is broken.

The diaphragm spring in the clutch pressure plate has collapsed.

High pedal effort

The clutch cable is worn.

The clutch release shaft/housing is worn.
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Trouble Shooting – Air Cooled VW Engine

Engine will not rotate when attempting to start

Check for loose battery terminal connections or corrosion.

Battery is discharged or faulty.

The Automatic Stick Shift is not in Neutral.

There could be broken, loose or disconnected wiring in the starting circuit.

The starter motor pinion is jammed in the flywheel ring gear.

The starter solenoid is faulty.

The starter motor is faulty.

The ignition switch is faulty.

The starter pinion or flywheel teeth are worn or broken.
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