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<IMG SRC="http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa305/athruc/Volvo/IMG00183-20090805-2132.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Girlfriend's been taking my car since she decided to mount the winter tires I bought her - IN THE DEAD OF SUMMER <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> - and this fell onto her feet on the highway. When I was driving it the other day, the clutch pedal felt like it was 'sticking' to a piece of soft rubber at the bottom, and I think that's what it's from, but the clutch, brake, and steering wheel feel fine at the moment.<p>Sooo, I guess clutch return spring - any other takers? I just really do NOT want to make a dealer visit for this, so any input on putting it back on (if it's even necessary) would be helpful.
 

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Re: I Love This Car - Now Let's Guess Which Part Fell Off Today.. (AthruC)

Yes, it is your clutch return spring. There should be a thread in here on putting it back in.
 

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Re: I Love This Car - Now Let's Guess Which Part Fell Off Today.. (AthruC)

yeah that's a spring in the clutch actuation ....happened to some other unhappy fella after service....your clutch has been in and out many times so there u go<p>let me see if i can find thread
 

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Re: I Love This Car - Now Let's Guess Which Part Fell Off Today.. (FEO)

<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=119457" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...19457</A>
 

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Re: I Love This Car - Now Let's Guess Which Part Fell Off Today.. (FEO)

Just because you are the lone person on this forum whose search works...<p>I recalled that thread actually - hence my brilliant deduction of a guess.<p>The question now is - do I care enough to get my hands dirty?<p>(first edit)OHHH, now I recall - before my SECOND slave cylinder, they chalked the clutch feel up to the pedal's spring needing lube. While I am hardly one to pass up the chance to use more lube, this was probably more than likely the cause for the demise of the assembly.<p>(second edit) - just wanted to what it feels like to be petew...<p>(third edit) - just for the rush.
 

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ZOMG ITS THE SPRING THAT HIT MASSA!!!! LOOOOOK OUT!!!!<p>He's ok, so it's ok to joke about it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>So this spring, it does nothing? I mean, if the clutch feels fine without it, doesnt it not being there make your car a couple tenths faster through reduction of mass? Idk, if parts fall off my R and it drives fine afterwards, I just figure, hey, one less Volvo part to break, you know? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JoeLvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">ZOMG ITS THE SPRING THAT HIT MASSA!!!! LOOOOOK OUT!!!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Dude, I thought the same thing when I saw that pic.
 

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Just stalled 1st gear 2x in a row driving it with this "new and exciting" mod...<p>It definitely makes a difference. It's drivable, but VERY different.<p>The clutch feels a little bit "harder," and snaps back very fast just at the catch point (hence the stalls). It also catches a bit more harshly, and seems like it's a higher catch point as well.<p>I've driven other MT R's (04 and 05) that have had 'stiffer' pedals, and I wonder if it's because this spring was MIA on them???
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AthruC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just stalled 1st gear 2x in a row driving it with this "new and exciting" mod...<p>It definitely makes a difference. It's drivable, but VERY different.<p>The clutch feels a little bit "harder," and snaps back very fast just at the catch point (hence the stalls). It also catches a bit more harshly, and seems like it's a higher catch point as well.<p>I've driven other MT R's (04 and 05) that have had 'stiffer' pedals, and I wonder if it's because this spring was MIA on them???</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hmmm this is interesting...well ok, it stinks for you but maybe the rest of us can gain something new from it. <p>Could modifying the length and/or tension of the spring modify the feel of the pedal in a good way? Maybe you just came up with a new mod?!? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I like your outlook, sir.<p>...and on that note, it's going to be going back in with the stock springs <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Okay, so this seems to be the story:<p>The two plastic pieces work as guide pieces - one has a rod that slides into the other one. Apparently, the common 'failure' is the rod snapping. To the untrained eye, it all looks normal, but this apparently is what helps keep the two pieces together, otherwise the spring will bend sideways and the assembly will just fall out onto your toes.<p>I don't feel like trying my luck with epoxy, or fabricating something out of metal, so hopefully the dealer will send me a warranty part to avoid the 2.5 hours round trip (x2) to have a BS warranty repair done...<p>*edit*<p><i>Courtesy of ChilledMan</i><br><IMG SRC="http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii298/R410a/Irockyoursocks.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>You can see that the piece towards the left has an extended smaller shaft - that seems to have snapped off if you look at my first picture.
 

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Unbelievable.<p>That happened to mine last Friday too!!! {img}<A HREF="http://s917.photobucket.com/albums/ad16/pama123/?action=view&current=clutch_spring.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad16/pama123/clutch_spring.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>{/img} <p><br><i>Modified by pama at 2:08 PM 8-6-2009</i><p><br><i>Modified by pama at 2:09 PM 8-6-2009</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by pama at 2:10 PM 8-6-2009</i>
 

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Re: I Love This Car - Now Let's Guess Which Part Fell Off Today.. (AthruC)

some swedespeeders, their girlfriends or wives really need to wear other shoes while driving <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: I Love This Car - Now Let's Guess Which Part Fell Off Today.. (JARMO)

I don't know what it is, but nothing seems to break on the car while <b>I'm</b> driving it... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Not for nothing, getting used to it now, it feels sportier. Maybe this could be a mod for some indeed... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"><p>...some might even start calling it the <b>"AC Mod"</b> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: I Love This Car - Now Let's Guess Which Part Fell Off Today.. (AthruC)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AthruC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't know what it is, but nothing seems to break on the car while <b>I'm</b> driving it... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"><p> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It was, umm, nice that your girlfriend picked up the pieces that fell off your car...
 

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Re: I Love This Car - Now Let's Guess Which Part Fell Off Today.. (AthruC)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AthruC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...some might even start calling it the <b>"AC Mod"</b> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> there is some truth in THE AC mod <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>If you keep the A/C off ... you wouldn't loose the time/calculation the ECM needs before it switches OFF the A/C-compressor after you floored the throttle ... gives you a bit at the strip for sure <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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So my dealer replaced these springs with just one spring... I questioned the feel immediately after installation and was told that the spring design had changed.<p>has anyone experieced this? or did my dealer order and put on the wrong spring. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>The feel is different in 2 ways.<br>1) the first 1/4 of the pedal travel seems springless - a very odd feel<br>2) Under hard acceleration (fast shifts) the clutch will not engage at it's previous rate and causes a bit of an issue as the clutch is not engaging fast enough.<p><br>Anyways if anyone has info on this I would reall appreciate help.<p>I should have the part no for the spring that was replaced later today and will post when available.<p>thanks<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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These are the part numbers that slow my clutch shifting down.<p><br>Anyone have any ideas?<p>9140019 spring seat<br>3546113 spring seat<br>30665044 helper spring<br> <p><br>On the original pics you can clearly see there are two different springs... but they have apparently replaced this with just one???<p>any thoughts?<br>
 

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Re: I Love This Car - Now Let's Guess Which Part Fell Off Today.. (FEO)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FEO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=119457" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...19457</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yep, that's mine. I drove for probably a year with it off. The first time I told the dealer to fix it, they just wrapped the parts in duct tape and shoved it under the dash. (Why do this instead of just tossing the parts in the bin, I don't know). Now they're ordering replacement parts to install (maybe if they fall off, they're broke?) but they're back-ordered from Sweden for a month or something.<p>Whatevs. It drives fine without it. Clutch just feels a bit lighter without it, IMHO that might be an improvement LOL.<p>Pama: if the new part makes it worse, just take it off and go without
 
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