2009(09) Fabia Greenline 1.4PD clutch problem
Posted 19 May 2012 - 21:45
The big issue is that it becomes impossible to select any gear with the engine running, however if you switch off the engine you can select the gears easily. When the problem is occurring, you can select a gear and start the engine and drive using that gear but if you drop the clutch you can feel that the clutch has not fully disengaged, and if you move to neutral it needs a bit of effort to select it due to the clutch drag.
After leaving the car for a period of time (in this case 3 hours) it then drives normally again without issues, changing gear as it should.
The car is normally used for short runs, and at three years old the car has covered 22,000 miles however today I have driven it 160 miles from Stevenage to Hounslow and back so maybe the problem only occurs when the car is nice and warm.
Any ideas, the car is running out warranty in a few weeks to needs to be sorted ASAP.
Posted 20 May 2012 - 08:13
Posted 20 May 2012 - 19:31
Posted 20 May 2012 - 19:37
As long as you record the problem with them before the warranty runs out, they can't complain if you go out of warranty if they don't fix it in time so don't worry.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 16:04
Posted 21 May 2012 - 16:59
Edited by mrgf, 21 May 2012 - 17:01.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 18:42
Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:39
Posted 07 June 2012 - 17:58
After progress had the car for 3 days when this thread was posted they drove the car extensively but no fault code be found and indeed it has not occurred since.
As there was obviously a fault somewhere, witnessed by 3 people my dad and the dealer agreed that during this week they would take the car back and investigate further as long as he agreed to pay labour if nothing was found.
Yesterday the car went in, and today he collected the car with a total bill of zero pounds.
The fault turned out to be the clutch guide sleeve leaking oil onto and therefore contaminating the clutch and flywheel. and the problem was because the clutch and flywheel were sticking together.
Parts replaced under warranty:
Clutch Guide Sleeve,
So he is a happy man again, the car is fixed and he can trust it again.
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