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Clutch Pedal Snapped. GUIDE

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

  1. Havok316

    Havok316 Boost Junky

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    Ive got a useful tip for people who have had this happen and they want to drive it a little distance.

    Simply turn off the engine, wack the shifter into 1st gear, put your foot down on the accelerator and turn on the ignition. BE CAREFUL the car will judder forwards and if you keep your foot on the accelerator the car will drive normally in 1st gear and does work! until you need to stop at traffic lights lol the AA guy told me this and its useful
     
  2. dobs5

    dobs5 Guest

    It is possible to drive for quite a while without the clutch, just a case of matching engine speed to gearbox speed when changing gear (should slip out of gear easy).

    My mate at uni drove a 50mile journey in a Ford Escort without touching the clutch once - best out of town obviously.
     
  3. tomprice

    tomprice Guest

    mine went a week after i bought it, i read this guide and it makes it really simple, i had mine welded by a mate, the only peoblem is, the bush inside the pedal that sits between the pedal and the axle melted when welding (my fault, didnt check it properly) and Seat have ordered me the wrong part in three times, has anyone got any pictures of the pedal so i can show them what i mean? Cheers. Cheers. Great guide.
     
  4. tomprice

    tomprice Guest

    Refitting Spring

    Fixed my clutch pedal last week, in the end i got a mate to weld it up for me, much better than the job on the standard pedal, i read earlier in the thread:D:D that people are having problems getting the spring back in? the way i did it was to compress the spring as much as possible and put zip ties around the coils to keep it compressed, then get the spring into place and snip the ties and as long as you have got both ends lined up properly it will fall back into place. hope this helps. :)
     
  5. Black TDI Turbo

    Black TDI Turbo Shussssh Its A Diesel ...

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    My clutch pedal snapped on saturday when i was comming up to a roundabout, quite dangerous actually, drove my car to work bout 10miles away from ym house, just used the revs to let the gearbox syncronise when changing gear. I was going to take off my clutch pedal but just used heat mats to cover up around the area then removed the origional flap of metal and used a 0.5cm thick piece and welded that on, didnt melt too much of the plastic clip and everything seems ok, really strong now,
     
  6. simontrueman

    simontrueman Guest

    thanks a lot for this info!! car in france cant speak the language yet, so managed to remove the clutch pedal tonight!! just need a welder now, whats spot weld in french anyone...these cupras are the business on the hairpin bends in the alps
     
  7. GottaIbizaMk3

    GottaIbizaMk3 Full Member

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    soudage par points petetre????
     
  8. simontrueman

    simontrueman Guest

    thanks for that, find a garage on monday!!
     
  9. Ricardo_Smooth

    Ricardo_Smooth Powered by Apples!

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    i'm another one of the victims of this crap design fault and is in the capeable hands of my brother being sorted today. really peed off about this fault. althoughj it is only a 10 minute removal and refit job.
     
  10. Cupra R 231

    Cupra R 231 Full Member

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    Was just thinking how lucky I was that my pedal hasn't broke yet...
    I go away for a month with work, first day back just parking in car park and bang. Clutch pedal dissapears.. Crap Bet I know what that is....
    Sure enough its snapped. Just taken it out so can get welded at work this afternoon and realised everyone moans about it so much. Its got 2 of the tiniest spot welds in history holding it together, really very cheap and nasty...
    O well at least it'll be a cheap fix.
    80p ish for a plastic clip and a free bit of welding at work.
    Just glad mine broke in a nice place and not miles away from anywhere....
    Anyway just thought I'd add my name to the many that have had this fault...
     
  11. spencer182

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    OK.. now i dont think my pedal has snapped... however when i was driving home, put my foot on the cluth.. hurd a clunk and it was stuck to the floor...

    i can now lift my pedal up or push it all the way down however it makes no difference to the actually clutch, if it was a cable clutch i would say it feels like it had snapped but there hydraulic right?

    At the top of the pedal there is a fork shaped edge.. is something supposed to hook in there? if so i cant find it.. also the white clip has fallen out :cry:

    any thoughts?

    Spencer
     
  12. spencer182

    spencer182 Guest

    Further investigations... it's snapped. God dam Seat.. any1 in the norfolk/norwich area that could help or know where i can take it?

    I'm not very mechanical.. could prob get it out but no clue how to get it back together
     
  13. Cupra R 231

    Cupra R 231 Full Member

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    Yeah took mine out and got it welded up back at work.. god dam fiddly job putting the bugger back together. Only just moved house so didn't have all my tools. If I did then the drivers seat would of been out which should of made it alot easier. Annoying when you've got the tools you need but they not to hand.
    There isn't that many bits to it so getting it back together shouldn't be that difficult, its just made difficult by by having chuff all room to get your hands whilst breaking your back in the footwell...
    If you've got patience and double jointed everything then you'll be alright.
     
  14. Myki da Pyki

    Myki da Pyki Senior Member

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    Welded mine up even thought it hadnt broke yet. Had trouble getting the spring back on so ended up lining it up on the clutch pedal then put a shoe lase over the it to pull the back of it into position on the body
     
  15. spencer182

    spencer182 Guest

    put mine back in.. and now the spring makes a click noise everytime i use the clutch..
     
  16. __B3NNY__

    __B3NNY__ OEM with a 'Twist'

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    Great guide matt, was very helpful.. but by god was that spring hard to get back in the orginal positon, I had it slighly lower than it should have been to start off with i mangaed to get it back in position by a 2nd person pressed the clutch in so it de-compressed the spring and then manged to lever it into place with a screw driver.

    Its proberly clicking because its not in the correct position as mine was doing the same.

    Cheers David. :D
     
  17. swampy

    swampy Guest

    snapped clutch peddal

    i stuggled for hours trying to get the spring back in. in the end i put 2 cable ties through the spring and zipped them up to compress the spring. then put the spring in place and press the pedal down onto it. then snip the ties which releses the spring.let the pedal come upand it will stay as it should be.then: pull the snipped cable ties out of the spring. job done!! took me about 2 days of swearing at it to work this out! hope it helps
     
  18. debz

    debz Guest

    clutch pedal fallen to floor

    can you please help me,had my ibiza cupra r,in to to get lowered today,on my way home,changing from 2nd to3rd, my clutch fell to the floor,and would not return,got my dad to have a look at it,he said that he couldnt see any evidence of brocken weld's,but when he was lifting the clutch lever back up to where it should be,there were brocken pieces of white plastic,clip or something,i have read about brocken weld's but not about brocken clips,is there something seriously wrong or is this just a ware and tare thing,and is it easy to fix, many thanks
    debby.
     
  19. spencer182

    spencer182 Guest

    yep, thats exactly it. hard to see the broken weld til you get the pedal off. and the white clip goes in the box where the weld will of snapped. get the pedal off and you will see exactly whats happened.
     
  20. 1981whips

    1981whips Active Member

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    wish id read this earlyer as mine went doin 80 round a corner **** me self as dint know what had happend got it changed at garage but after reading how to do it wish i dint bother as it cost me £80 for sumit i could have done
     

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