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Dealer and I couldn't find a TSB but my clutch pedal return slowness is back and I'm sick of it. Thanks!
 

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Audi knows about it, its a bad throw out bearing... Tell the dealer to have a look or give AoA a call.
 

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Thanks; I'll probably do that, but am curious to hear of others' experiences. There is no campaign, and no TSB, so dealer is stumped.
 

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The just replaced a whole bunch of components on my car for the same problem, it took them two weeks to finally confirm what I told them was wrong...
 

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Thanks.
 

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What problems exactly are you talking about? tried a search but didn't get "correct matches" :confused:
 

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What problems exactly are you talking about? tried a search but didn't get "correct matches" :confused:
See this thread. FYI, I found this using "clutch" and "bearing" as my keywords.
 

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Just for you im going to scan in what the dealer did to my car, give me a few to figure out how to do that on the Mac :p.
 

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Thanks TX.

This is something I've also noticed (the gritty part), and always thought it was normal. I actually took it to the dealer and asked one of the technicians to look at it and he told me he didn't find anything unusual.
Too bad there isn't any TSB we could point to cause. I'm sick of the expression "the customer is always wrong" at the dealerships.
 

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you know I see you post a lot! And you are by far one of the most devoted and helpful people I've ever seen on a forum.
Thanks for the compliment, Jon! :) :eek: What can I say? I guess I'm just very passionate about the A5/S5, and I also really enjoy helping out others whenever I can... but only if they've attempted to perform a search first. ;)
 

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Someone needs to teach me how to scan on the Mac haha!
 

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My baby just came back from a 3 week vacation at the dealership. Long story short, Audi replaced the throwout bearing, clutch plate, and pressure plate. The technician said that the throwout bearing had collapsed, and pieces of it were in between the clutch and pressure plates, causing bad wear and heat marks. It's perfect now.

For those interested, here is the longer version:

When I finally decided to take my car in, I couldn't hardly get it into reverse, first, or second gear. It was just too hard to physically push the shifter into gear, and third gear seemed so loose that it might just slip out of gear. At the dealership, the service technician called Audi to see if they knew of the issue. They apparently did know, and knew that it was the throwout bearing. Furthermore, they had an updated bearing to put into cars with bad bearings initially. So after replacing all the major clutch parts, I have my ride back.

It drives like an entirely different car. If someone blindfolded me and told me to push the clutch pedal in the car before and after, I would have literally thought it was a different make and model. The funny thing is, the clutch felt the same the day I took it in the shop as it did the day I bought it. I never had the "grainy", "sandy" sensation in the pedal like others had. I also never had it stick or anything. It just simply took more muscle to get the thing to the ground.

Despite taking 3 weeks to get the issue resolved, I'm very happy with the work Audi did and even happier with the results.
 

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My baby just came back from a 3 week vacation at the dealership. Long story short, Audi replaced the throwout bearing, clutch plate, and pressure plate. The technician said that the throwout bearing had collapsed, and pieces of it were in between the clutch and pressure plates, causing bad wear and heat marks. It's perfect now.
Glad to hear it all worked out for you, and thanks for sharing :)
TX I haven't seen you post anything on the subject... have you had any problems with this?
 
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