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I've got a Caravelle (2004) TDI 2.5 130 PS with 77,000 miles on the clock. I got in it to drive home from work this afternoon and when i depress the clutch about half way there is a grinding/crunching sound, the same is true when the clutch is released. I can only hear it in neutral but that might be because the engine is revving through the gears so it drowns it out.

I've got to say that this 'velle is starting to do my head in with all it's problems (new door lock £280, New water pump £100's etc, etc) which is very disappointing as I've wanted one for years. I've owned a Passat for four years before it and never had a problem. Bloody hell; I've owned french cars that haven't given me this much hassle!

Has anybody got any idea what the issue might be as the title asks please? Anybody had the same problem? Anybody reccomend a garage near hereford for this sort of work?

Cheers in advance folks
 

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A few people have said that but i just spoke to a guy at a clutch specialist and he wasn't so sure. We'll see - what I do know is that it's going to be pricey!!
 

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sounds like the same as on my saab, i didnt bother changing it on mine, its just the thrust bearing i expect.

when the clutch is done it will come with a new one anyway, is the clutch ok to drive? no judders etc?
 

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Could be the dual mass flywheel, does it make a noise when accelerating and decelerating or judder when pulling away:(
 

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The gears all feel a bit looser than they did a couple of weeks ago but there is no judder or anything like that. I've got a quote for £635 all in for a new clutch kit & DMF with a 2 year warranty. Sounds reasonable for the amount of work it's going to take i reckon. Does anyone know if there is a better DMF or clutch kit that is available? By better I mean more reliable! Any thoughts?
 

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So if i've got that right, the Concentric Slave Cylinder is another name for the Clutch Bearing?
 

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Cheers for the pointers guy's took it in to a clutch clinic today; It's the dreaded DMF! I'm getting that and a new clutch (all parts) for £635 give or take £50.

Needless to say that i'm not impressed with VW at the minute. I've got two pals with Audi A4's who've had the same thing. I'm more disappointed than angry... sort it out VW
 

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Hmm, clutch clinic, what do they like to do? Sell expensive items? Nowt much more expensive than a DMF!!

Sorry, a a little synical, but I'm glad I have a triable independent to go to!!
 

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Bad luck fella

£635 sounds reasonable but do get them to check the slave cylinder, change it if theres any doubt.
Check the gearbox and driveshaft splines as well. hopefully a decent garage would inform you of other problems anyway.

They drive so much better with a new DMF
 

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Yeah, I thought that sounded reasonable; he's gonna change the slave cylinder too & seemed like a decent bloke so hopefully he'll let me know if there are anymore problems. Fingers crossed not though! It is an independent garage too mate, I refuse to pay VW prices!!
 

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Yep I priced the job at 2 Main stealers..

Both £1200 plus vat! :eek::eek:LOL::eek::eek:

PS check your reverse lights when you pick it up. mine were not re connected...
 
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