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Why is my Golf revving so much?

My 1990 Volkswagen Golf sounds like it is permanently revving. I have asked my local garage and they seem to think the clutch cable may be bent! Is this correct?

Asked on 11 January 2015 by janeth

Answered by Honest John
If the clutch is very stiff then the clutch release arm is probably bent. I've had this on Golfs.
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