I have recently acquired a 1998 VW Jetta from a family member. Recently the clutch pedal has been staying at the floor after depressing it. I can manually pull the pedal back up and have not had an issue getting the vehicle into gear until the other day. Doing my research I’ve concluded it’s the clutch master cylinder that’s bad. I’m eliminating the slave cylinder as I found a receipt in the glovebox from a VW dealer showing it had been replaced only a few thousand miles ago.
Anyway, now that I know what needs to be replaced, I have to find a replacement part. The clutch master cylinder part ranges in price from $80 to $100 from an aftermarket parts supply. Since a hydraulic system fails because the rubber plungers go bad, I go to thinking about just rebuilding the master however I can not seem to find one for this particular vehicle. Does anyone know of a source for a rebuild kit (not the entire part) for this vehicle? It seems to be non-existent! I know most rebuild kits are a fraction of the cost of a replacement part so I of course would like to proceed with the cheaper alternative. I’m very handy/mechanically inclined I’m just not a full fledged experienced mechanic. I have no issues or concerns jumping in and rebuilding the master I just need to find the correct parts.
For what it’s worth, I have also bled the clutch hydraulics so that’s not the problem (air in the system).
Thanks for your help!