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Frequently asked questions about Volkswagen clutch replacement & repairs

Read our answers to questions about clutch replacement costs, symptoms and more.

What does a clutch replacement on my Volkswagen involve?

A lot of the process to change a clutch is vehicle specific, however there are a few standard steps. The mechanic will:

  • Raise the vehicle
  • Split the gearbox from the engine
  • Remove the old clutch unit
  • Fit a new clutch kit
  • Put everything back together
  • Road test the vehicle

How do you tell if your Volkswagen clutch is worn out?

If you drive a vehicle with a manual gearbox, at some point you will experience a clutch starting to wear, the same as you will with brake pads.

The friction material will start to wear thin and it will no longer provide sufficient contact with the flywheel and you will experience the clutch slipping, so here are some tell tale signs of this occurring;

  • The engine speed will rise up rapidly, but you do not go any faster, especially up hill or under hard acceleration
  • You notice an almost electrical sweet burning smell inside the car

Other symptoms though are prevalent

  • You can engage a gear when the engine is off, but not when it is running
  • The clutch pedal biting point (this is the point when you feel the vehicle moving from stationary for example) has become much higher up in the pedal travel
  • You start to find it harder to move between gears and can often hear a crunch as you do so

How many hours does it take to replace my Volkswagen clutch?

On average, clutch replacement times can range from around 3 hours to over 7.5 hours with an average of around 4 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should my Volkswagen clutch be replaced?

A vehicle with a manual gearbox is likely going to need a clutch replacement at least once in its lifetime. If you start to experience any of the above symptoms, you are going to have to get the clutch replaced.

How can I extend the life of my Volkswagen clutch?

This is one area where your driving style and habits can indeed have a considerable effect on the components. By driving with mechanical empathy, not riding the clutch (leaving your foot resting on the pedal), not deliberately slipping the clutch to hold the vehicle on an incline and not using too high engine revs to pull away from a standstill are all ways to extend the life of the friction material.

How do you know if your Volkswagen needs a new clutch?

You can find out whether you need a new clutch by getting a professional diagnosis from a mechanic. If you're unsure whether it needs replacing book an inspection with a mechanic to check the component and get advice on whether a replacement is needed.

What is the average life of my Volkswagen clutch?

The average life of a clutch will depend on a number of factors including how you use your clutch and the quality of the part. Generally you can expect the clutch to last around 60,000 miles.

How much does it cost to fix a clutch cable on Volkswagen?

Prices for a clutch cable replacement range from £70 to £130 with an average cost of £95. Ultimately, the cost of a clutch cable replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement.

How long do clutches usually last on my Volkswagen?

A clutch will usually last around 60,000 miles. This does depend on a number of factors, primarily your driving style, what kind of traffic you mostly drive in and the quality off the clutch part fitted.

What happens when you change gears without engaging the clutch on my Volkswagen?

If you attempt to change gears without using the clutch, the gear teeth will grind together and damage the gearbox. Doing this repeatedly can end up damaging or even destroy the transmission.

Can my Volkswagen clutch be repaired?

Clutches can be repaired depending on type of damage, but it is often more expensive to repair a clutch than it is to replace it. Sometimes, you may just need to replace the clutch cable and not the whole part. A qualified mechanic can inspect and offer guidance accordingly.

Can local garages offer home collection and delivery for Volkswagen clutch replacement?

Yes, many local garages are able to offer collection and delivery for a clutch replacement on your Volkswagen. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a clutch replacement on your Volkswagen.

Can mobile mechanics do Volkswagen clutch replacement at my home or office?

Typically no, mobile mechanics cannot do a clutch replacement at your home or office on your Volkswagen, because the repair job can be complicated, may need many hours of work depending on the job and may need specialist equipment. However, mobile mechanics may be able to do a clutch inspection at your home or office on your Volkswagen and then drive the car to a garage if available to conduct a clutch replacement.

How much does a Volkswagen clutch replacement cost?

The cost for a Volkswagen clutch replacement depends on the model of your Volkswagen. See the averages for different models below. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

These estimates may include Concentric slave cylinder (CSC), Clutch release bearing, Gearbox oil (top-up), Clutch plate, cover & release bearing/CSC and/or Clutch plate & cover.

Name Average Cost
Volkswagen Amarok £568 Get exact price
Volkswagen Beetle £356 Get exact price
Volkswagen Bora £527 Get exact price
Volkswagen Caddy £412 Get exact price
Volkswagen Caddy Maxi £553 Get exact price
Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Sportline £576 Get exact price
Volkswagen Caddy Sportline £576 Get exact price
Volkswagen Caravelle £454 Get exact price
Volkswagen CC £644 Get exact price
Volkswagen Corrado £469 Get exact price
Volkswagen Crafter £667 Get exact price
Volkswagen Eos £560 Get exact price
Volkswagen Fox £322 Get exact price
Volkswagen Golf £509 Get exact price
Volkswagen Golf Plus £528 Get exact price
Volkswagen Golf SV £513 Get exact price
Volkswagen Jetta £556 Get exact price
Volkswagen LT £394 Get exact price
Volkswagen Lupo £326 Get exact price
Volkswagen Passat £559 Get exact price
Volkswagen Passat CC £562 Get exact price
Volkswagen Polo £362 Get exact price
Volkswagen Scirocco £586 Get exact price
Volkswagen Sharan £638 Get exact price
Volkswagen Tiguan £618 Get exact price
Volkswagen Touareg £781 Get exact price
Volkswagen Touran £547 Get exact price
Volkswagen Transporter £542 Get exact price
Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle £522 Get exact price
Volkswagen Transporter Sportline £557 Get exact price
Volkswagen up! £393 Get exact price

Estimates on average repair costs, such as the above results for a clutch replacement, are based on ClickMechanic's quote data which combines multiple third-party sources. Actual costs may vary. We provide estimates on average repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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