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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:23 pm    Post subject: Screech from clutch Reply with quote

My C4 is has started to screech/chirp on clutch release when it's very hot, like after an hour stuck in a traffic jam.

It only does it a couple of times and then doesn't do it again until the next time it gets hot.

I suspect the clutch release bearing or the clutch itself as there's 60k on it.

Can anyone recommend a good indy in North or West London just in case? (I need this info anyway for the next service)

Also, roughly, how much would it cost to replace the clutch on a 3.4 C4


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2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bernard,

My clutch did this for a long time (about a year), then one day on the way to work, something snapped inside the clutch and it went really 'easy' to actuate. Car still drove fine and clutch was ok but slipped if really driven hard. At that point I had a new clutch fitted. Bought a Sachs clutch kit for £220 and then had (my) local mechanic fit it. Total labour is around £300ish so budget £600, although may be a bit more pricey on labour round your manor.

Whilst you're in there, get your mechanic to check the rms and also remove the ims cover plate and check the bearing. When he tells you it's ok, have him remove the outer dust shield off the bearing to allow the engine oil to lubricate it. If the bearing shows signs of play, have a think about it being replaced at the same time, but come on here for advice if you do. Might also be a good idea to check out your air oil separator whilst the box is off and you have access to replace it.
2000 Manual 996 C4 Arctic Silver Convertible

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Alex, that's a relief
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