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Hi,

I'm pretty new to Beetles. My girlfriend just purchased one 2 weeks ago. While driving yesterday her clutch pedal went to the floor and would not come back. We've had the car towed home and upon closer inspection, all of the brake fluid that I put in winds up on the garage floor.

It appears to be coming from the lower bell housing vent. Details are scarce on the internet but from what my searching tells me, this is the hydraulic throwout bearing, where the slave cylinder is essentially built into the throwout bearing. Is this right?

If so, does anyone have any suggestions for a how to or a good place to pick up the FSM for this car?

Could it be anything else?

I appreciate any input onto what is going on.

Thanks

EDIT: There also appears to be a gap in between the fitting on the end of the rubber hose and where that enters the bell housing

Here is a link to the gap I am talking about circled in yellow
 

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The slave cylinder is inside the trans, so the whole unit must be dropped to replace it. While you are in there and have it all torn apart you may as well do the clutch and flywheel. It will save you money down the road.
 
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