Volkswagen Tiguan [clutch fault]
This Tiguan came to us on the back of a recovery truck with the clutch pedal stuck to the floor. Straight away that indicated a hydraulic issue in the clutch system, so the first thing our technician did is check for leaks. Under inspection clutch fluid was pouring out the bellhousing and in this scenario the only real option is to estimate the customer for a clutch & slave cylinder replacement as removing the gearbox to inspect what is causing the issue is a considerably big job in itself therefore estimating for the worse case scenario is sensible. Fast forward to receiving confirmation and removing the gearbox this is what was revealed.
A piece of the clutch pressure plate had pierced the slave cylinder obviously causing the clutch system to lose all hydraulic fluid into the bellhousing.