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Some Quick Concerns

lets start with the fact the I believe a rear caliper or the brake shoe is locked because the parking brake is super loose. This thought comes from the fact that many times after being parked when the car is put into gear it remains that it doesn't want to move and when it finally does its sounds like a loud bang/crack from the rear discs. <br> Now onto the clutch aspect. For one I know it is catching high and worn do to certain factors, some beyond my control. when the rear brakes had locked one afternoon it took ample amount of riding the clutch to rock the car back and forth out of the stand still. Today though the clutch pedal didn't want to release back up in in a smooth manner and when it did of course there was horrible bucking.<br> <br>Any insight into these issues? I Have yet had the time to bring it in due to my work schedule, distance to dealer and shop hrs. <br>thanks for the help. sorry about the length
 

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Re: Some Quick Concerns (frankybotz87)

Slave cylinder on the way out? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Lots of discussion on this subject.
 

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Re: Some Quick Concerns (redalrt)

Sounds like how mine when. Was stuck on the floor, pumped it, came up. Clutch was horrible for a few miles, then was fine... A month later the slave cylinder went.<p>Like the above, slave cylinders are a common issue, many of threads on this. I'd get it check out, replaced, etc before you're R leaves you stranded like mine did when my slave cylinder finally let go.
 

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Re: Some Quick Concerns (frankybotz87)

The parking brake is an internal drum brake, and is separate from the normal service brake, (the disc brake).<p>The internal drum brake shoes, which you can not see without removing the rotor and drum assembly, like to stick to the drum. This is a common problem with Volvo, in spite of the VCNA expert saying it is a "rare occurence". It is indeed rare, except on Volvos. <p>As stated above, I suspect you are about to experience the dreaded slave cylinder failure. I would not venture too far from home or dealership, since it will leave you stranded when it fails. <p>To resolve both issues, you may be looking at something over $3k.
 

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Whats the word with warranties and the salve cylinder? <p>Its not technically "wear and tear" is it? But how do you approach a warranty company with this item?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>imageomega</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Whats the word with warranties and the salve cylinder? <p>Its not technically "wear and tear" is it? But how do you approach a warranty company with this item?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have an extended warranty through my credit union, written by an actual insurance company as opposed to a "warranty company," for whatever that's worth. Even though the policy considers the clutch as a wear and tear item, it does cover a transmission failure if the failure was caused by an "internally lubricated part." <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> Last time I checked, the slave cylinder is inside the bell housing and is lubricated with brake fluid. If it fails, it trashes the clutch, which is part of the transmission. That's my logic, anyhow <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I'm counting on that statement to be my ace in the hole if it ever happens.<br>But I really baby my clutch and I DO NOT keep the pedal depressed at stop lights. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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