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Clutch Pedal Snapped. GUIDE

Discussion in 'Mk3 Ibiza Guides (6K2) 2000-2002' started by cupra_matt, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. cupra_matt

    cupra_matt Audi Technician

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    The wife picked me up from work tonight and i found my biteing point had changed alot and there was a large amount of play in the pedal. Made it home and guess what..........the second i pulled on to my drive it snapped.


    Its the common crap welds that have given way.

    I read on here that steering column has too be removed........this is rubbish. I have removed mine with a phillips and flat screw driver.

    Here's how.

    Remove the plastic panel in underneath by removing 3 phillips screws. Remove that compartment under steering wheel.

    Now remove the clutch pedal switch by screwing it out.

    Remove the safety clip on the end of the pedal axle with the flat screw driver and remove the clip on the other end of axle (next too brake pedal.

    Slide the axle along too the drivers side until the clutch pedal can be wiggled out of place.

    Becareful not too get hit in th face by the over centre spring.

    Here is what ELSA says with diagrams.

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    Weld it up and refit simple.

    Right iam off too weld mine up now.






    Hope this is of some help to someone.

    Matt
     
    #1 cupra_matt, Nov 21, 2006
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2008
  2. jonesya3

    jonesya3 Full Member

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    Not had mine snap yet but it will be a usefull guide when/ if it does :)

    maybe it should be made a sticky
     
  3. R953 VSE

    R953 VSE Full Member

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    After having done this myself the harder way i now feel stupid as this sounds much easier.
     
  4. David_smith_909

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    same here, good guide, bookmarked anyway just incase its not put in the guides section or anything
     
  5. adam614j

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    mine snapped last night on the way home from work!
    gotta do this when i eventually get the car home...

    would advise people to weld it before it breaks... I didnt realise quite how weak it is/was! mine snapped at low rpm, changing gear very gently and luckily at low speed.
     
  6. Forbez

    Forbez Huge Member!

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    I think its disgusting that Seat are aware of a blatant problem, yet fu(k all is done about it!

    On the smiley side, cheers Matt, im sure this will prove very useful, maybe with some pics too.

    You also have a pm.
     
  7. Cupra Gaz

    Cupra Gaz Full Member

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    Mines snapped on my way home from work one night. rendered the car completely useless. all that for a tiny peice of metal. This shocking fro seat there is obviously a production fault which could be bery dangerous. luckily most on here seem to have been driving slowly like myself when its happened.

    in the end up It took me ages to get the pedal off. I took the drive by wire system out as well to give me more space. If only i realised there was an easier way :( This would have saved me hours. least its all nice and strong now
     
  8. cupra_joe

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    so is this a common faulft with the cupras then, do you just take off the broken one and then fit a new one. no garage needed?
     
  9. Cupra Gaz

    Cupra Gaz Full Member

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    in my case there was little metal bar which held a clip for the cutch master cylinder to the pedal. This had snapped causing the plunger for the master cylinder to go straight through the pedal and the pedal to fall to the floor. I just welded a new piece of metal in which is a million times more stronger than the bit that broke. would get chraged a lot for the labour i imagine at a garage.
     
  10. Martyn

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  11. wazo

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    ive had this happenjust recently and its not nice due to the crappy weld on the pedal where the master cylinder arm goes into....... i suggest that any one with a cupra from x plate upwards that hasnt had it re-welded yet gets it done asap because it will break at some point
     
  12. gmjgreg7

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    Clutch pedal broke on Friday when my wife was on her way home from work.

    She was slowing down on the approach to a round about when it broke so was unable to get the car out of gear. Fortunately the traffic was light and she was able to pull it across onto the pavement where it stalled out. If there had been something in front of her, or if she'd been in slow moving traffic queue she could have quite easily run in to the back of someone - I'm sure that would have made for an interesting insurance claim! She was then stranded for the next hour before the recovery company rescued her.

    According to my mechanic mk4 Golfs have suffered quite badly from this problem, by the looks of this SEATs will have the same sorts of issues. It cost me less than £50 to have it repaired by my garage (Midland VW), so surely SEAT need to do something about this and either make people aware of the problem and recommend carrying out the repair (maybe discounting the cost) or do a recall.

    ...Or they could just ignore it and wait for the insurance companies to start knocking on their door when they are having to pay out on claims for pedestrians getting run over at crossings by SEATs that the drivers can't get out of gear!

    -Greg
     
  13. strapper

    strapper Active Member

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    Mine done it yesterday!

    I shall follow this guide to fix it
     
  14. Oswald

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    I also had problems with mine. The clutch pedal just wobbles all around and 'falls' down every few minutes. So I have to put the tip of my foot under the pedal and lift it back up while driving. I 'm buying a new car tomorrow and the dealer is keeping my old Ibiza, so he'll have to fix it.
     
  15. craigy123

    craigy123 hunting for more ponnies

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    i had a polo gti and it was the piviot in the pedal box that snapped, quite a commom fault in vags i think as my girlfriends lupo has just done the same thing! in both cases the steering colum had to be removed, not a chaep thing to get done from a vw garage, around £250, but my mate done it for £50
     
  16. Big_A_Cupra20vt

    Big_A_Cupra20vt Active Member

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    same thing

    i just fixed my pedal box (weld) and a new white plastic clip but now i have an epc warning light on i can only think its from taking the clutch sensor off and refitting it? im getting pissed of with my biza
     
  17. Quikie

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    happened me today, from what i have seen so far the Ibiza is pretty un-reliable
     
  18. Quikie

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    £10 to fix tho so happy days! :)
     
  19. Beaker™

    Beaker™ Slightly Unhinged........

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    Anyone know what happened to the 'ELSA' pictures in this thread?
     
  20. cupra_matt

    cupra_matt Audi Technician

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    I was told by other forum members that i had stolen the software etc etc so i removed everything to do with elsa to cover myself.

    Sorry

    Matt
     

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