Local Audi Clutch Repair Shops

If you live in the Washington area, and you are searching for a shop that offers Audi clutch repair — you should know the basics of Audi clutch repair and what to expect.

Audi clutch parts are made from some of the finest components available. Therefore, it is important to find a shop that will provide you with brand name Audi clutch repair kits. You should never let a clutch repair shop put used, aftermarket or generic clutch components on your vehicle.

Audi clutch repair shops are available in your local area. Search for a local shop that does Audi clutch repair and has years of experience, even those who deal with older and less common Audi models.

Audi Clutch Repair: Common Problems

Common causes of Audi clutch failure include slippage (no. 1 complaint), which is due to the wear and tear on the friction material. Other problems that indicate Audi clutch failure include shudder (due to oil on the clutch disc) or a worn out throwout bearing, which requires replacement of the Audi clutch.

Repair Clutch Audi: Hydraulics or Cable?

There are two types of Audi manual transmissions: one that uses cable or hydraulics (fluid) to connect the clutch pedal to your car’s transmission. If your Audi uses a hydraulic clutch system, the fluids need to be checked monthly to ensure they are full and there are no leaks.

How to: Checking Hydraulic Fluid Levels

1. Open the hood with the engine off.

2. Search for a plastic container that measures approximately 1″ in diameter. The fluid reservoir should be near the back of the engine — it is commonly found near the brake fluid container (and looks similar to the brake fluid reservoir, but it is smaller in size). Picture if the clutch went directly through to the engine — it may help you find the clutch reservoir and the master cylinder.

3. Check the fluid levels. The container is typically clear with a rubber cap. The fluids should be filled all the way to the top. If the fluids are low, just add brake fluid. “Clutch fluid” does not actually exist, therefore hydraulic clutch systems use brake fluid.

Audi manuals that use a clutch cable do not require fluids because the cable system replaces the hydraulic system.

4. Replace the lid.

If your clutch reservoir is constantly low, then you most likely, have a leak. The container is so small that even a tiny leak can cause the fluids to empty quickly. If your Audi manual doesn’t have fluids, the clutch pedal will be useless and the car will not be able to shift or drive. Therefore, it is extremely important to check your clutch reservoir fluids regularly (at least every month, but more if you notice a potential leak).

A leak can be identified in the clutch master cylinder or on the fluids reservoir, from inside the car (behind the clutch pedal), at the other end of the hydraulic clutch or at the clutch slave cylinder. If you do suspect a leak, have it out checked immediately.

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