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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
105,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace the cracked clutch lever (1 reports)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta clutch problems

clutch problem

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012011

Jetta GLS 1.8t

  • Manual transmission
  • 105,000 miles


The clutch lever (what makes the throw out bearing move the pressure plate fingers and depress the clutch) cracked almost in half. It is in the shape of a C channel, it failed and cost me a new flywheel because you cannot refinish a dual mass flywheel ( i had to install a Sachs VR6 clutch and flywheel). The original clutch lever was prone to cracking because of the rough marks and rough edges on it during manufacture. It wasn't cleaned up and neither was the brand new one. I filed and sanded all the edges and painted the new one so it would last longer.

- , Dover, DE, USA

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