Thinking of buying a 2000 80k miler 1.9 tdi A6. Test drove it it
yesterday and the clutch feels incredibly heavy. The bite is high up
with no slippage so the clutch itself seems ok. Right? So is it just
that the clutches in the a6 tdi are heavy? Its so heavy that it was
uncomfortable to drive. Getting back into my 95 1.6 a4 petrol the
clutch feels as light as a feather. Any advice? Or care to offer an
The clutches on TDis tend to be heavier than those on the petrol
equivalents. Whether this one is abnormally heavy is difficult to judge
unless you are able to compare with another, similarly specified, car.
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If it was abnormally heavy what would be the cause of this? Is it the
clutch going even though in every other aspect the clutch feels fine?
Are the clutches on a cable or are they hydraulic? Any ideas?
They're not on a cable, Audi stopped using cable actuated clutches in the
60's (or 70's?).
A stiff clutch may be part of the clutch binding (like the throwout
bearing), or a sticky master or slave cylinder...or even binding of the
pedal arm itself.
I have heard quite a few complaints about heavy clutch pedals on Audis
here - it may not be an equipment malfunction, and unless you can get a
custom clutch pedal arm with a pivot point moved towards the master
cylinder, you might have to just deal with the heavy clutch. I'm sure
there's folks on Audiworld that would go for a group buy on a kit......
1987 Audi 5kTQ - hydraulically actuated clutch - new master failing almost
as soon as it was put in - new new master going in on Monday
1980 Audi 5k - hydraulically actuated clutch
1962 and '64 Auto Union DKW Junior deLuxes - cable actuated clutches (+ 1
vacuum actuated clutch in parts...)
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