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  1. Vr6 conversion with clutch issues now

    Engine Swaps
    Just wondering if people who have done this conversion before did you guys use the vr6 clutch slave and master cylinder or the beetle ? Can’t seem to get enough pressure to disengage the clutch !!
  2. Clutch toast?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    So, first post, been following this Forum for 10yrs, under 'samwidget', but could not post on that uname. The tutorials are so great on this forum, I never had an issue when following them! Anyhow...clutch issue. 1998 beetle 2.0. Bought a new car and sold the Beetle, in MA with tough lemon...
  3. Clutch wont engage

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    2002 1.8t New clutch, slave cylinder, clutch master cylinder, wont go into gear when running. I bought a motive bleeder to ensure all the air was out. After bleeding several times no change. Out of curiosity i left the bleeder attatched, pressurized at about 15psi started the car and bam all the...
  4. A/C Compressor or Clutch Problems? [Belt Screeching]

    1.9 Liter TDI
    Hello guys and gals, I own an 05 Beetle 1.9L TDI and just started hearing some serpentine belt screeching. It happens intermittently; upon start-up for a couple of seconds and then when the A/C is turned on it will happen every minute or so for about 5-10 seconds. I can also hear a sort of...
  5. Bleeding the brakes

    2.5 Liter Gas
    I just bought a 2008 new beetle convertible about a month ago. In looking at what needs done maintenance wise, we discovered that the brake fluid needs changed every two years. My question is do I need to bleed the clutch as well and in what order do I bleed everything? I have read the other...
  6. need some clutch help

    Transmission Talk
    my clutch started slipping at high speeds the other day and now it dont want to move it all.. i plan on putting a clutch and pressure plate and throwout bearing in it... can anyone tell me a rough estimate on how long it should take? i was a fleet mechanic for an excavation company so i know my...
  7. Troubleshooting AC Compressor - 1999

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Looking for some advice. I just replaced the Compressor, Dryer and expansion valve. I used a rebuilt compressor. I put everything together (4.5 oz of PAG oil in compressor) and then drew a vacuum on the system for 30 minutes. I let it sit for about an hour to make sure that there were no...
  8. 99 NB TDI - Need two clutch switches

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello - I've got a 99 NB TDI and need both the clutch switches - one for the starter lockout and the other for the cruise. The po decided to take them out.... not sure why. If anyone can help me with a part number or link, it would be appreciated. I've found a lot of switches on the web, but...
  9. Rattling Noise with clutch engaged and gas released

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi everyone, I'm having an issue with my bug and I can't pinpoint the cause. :confused: Please help... - There is a rattling noise whenever I'm in 2nd or higher gear, with the clutch fully engaged and I'm not pressing on the gas pedal - The noise almost disappears if I depress the clutch or...
  10. Clutch noise.

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Ok, so I've read all the threads I can find about clutches and DMF's, but none really describe my symptoms. Car is a 2000 1.8T 5 speed 108k. My daughter said she was trying to merge into traffic and the car did not accelerate well. I think she was in too high a gear and rode the clutch, but...
  11. Clutch replacement

    Transmission Talk
    I'm a long time VW owner and have replaced many clutches on old beetles, rabbit's and sciroccos. My wife's NB is an 04 NB 1.8 Turbo Convertible. I can say, I've never seen a Volkswagen quite so hard to work on. After an hour of disassembly and getting the battery and air cleaner out, finally...
  12. Clutch Vibration

    New Member Forum
    I don't own a Beetle...yet. Tonight I test drove a 2004 Beetle GLS TDI 5-Speed Manual with only 27,000 miles. It belongs to a 40-something lady who purchased it new and apparently drives only in town. After the car is moving, when I would press in on the clutch, I could feel a vibration of...
  13. Ticking sound when clutch released

    Transmission Talk
    Greetings, I noticed today that I have a strange ticking sound when the clutch is completely released. The slightest pressure on the clutch pedal will eliminate the ticking sound. The car has 96,000 miles and most likely the original clutch. Does this sound as if it could be an issue with...
  14. Expert help wanted!!!

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi all! I would like someone to tell me the steps i need to follow to replace my 2.0 litre new beetle CLUTCH. clutch went on my car and now i have in my possesion a new clutch kit, i need to know how to replace it with the old one, I have a ramp....all necesary tools, but dont know...
  15. Manual Transmission Problems!!

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I was changing the brake pads of a new beetle 2001 and did everything by the book, bleeding, etc. But i noticed it needed a little brake fluid so I poured some. The problem is that it was making some weird noises as I steped on the clutch pedal before I filled the cylinder to mark, but now that...