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Clutch takeup or feel can change during the same drive

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I have a 2004 Passat GLX V6 5spd. One thing I have noticed lately is that the engagement point of the clutch can vary, sometimes during the same drive.

Normally, the clutch starts engaging 1.5-2 inches from the floor. But occasionally I notice it engaging much faster - like within .75-1 inch from the floor. And then within a few presses it returns to the usual take-up.

Anyone else experience this? If I bleed the clutch line, would I then expect it to change to the faster engagement? That's about the only thing I can think of.

The clutch is not slipping. It was replaced about 20k miles and 18 months ago (due to wear from the previous owner).
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I would indeed try to bleed the clutch line and see if that helps.
When was the last time the fluid was changed in the manual transmission ?
Might be a good time to do that while you are at it.
We sell the fluid for your transmission at ECS Tuning.
Here is a link to it:

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