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Golf - Slipping clutch

My 2001 Golf seems like the clutch is slipping. It bangs into gear at low revs so bad you think you’ve hit a large pothole.
I’m hoping it’s not the whole transmission that needs replacing, because we only have 135000 on the clock.
Has anyone had similar problems?

It sounds to me like the clutch might not be disengaging fully when you push the clutch in. If that has a hydraulic clutch, it’ll likely be either the master cylinder or the slave cylinder.

But I’m “reading between the lines” here. I’m not sure my understanding of the description is accurate. I’d suggest that you get it checked out.

I can’t tell if your clutch is slipping or not completely disengaging. Get it checked out, at 135K a new clutch might be in your future.