clutch problems

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corka
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clutch problems

Unread post by corka » May 2nd, 2009, 12:08 pm

i've just put a new clutch release folk in my disco 1,
and can't seem to get the clutch to work,
i've bleed it. do i need power? for it to work
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Unread post by Mikey0211 » May 2nd, 2009, 1:56 pm

when u say its not working, what do you mean?...

can't push the pedal in, or just wont go into gear????...

need a little more info

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Unread post by corka » May 2nd, 2009, 3:53 pm

i can push the pedal in but theres no pressure and it won't spring back.
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Unread post by Mikey0211 » May 2nd, 2009, 7:23 pm

is the slave cylinder working... ?

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Unread post by corka » May 2nd, 2009, 10:29 pm

yes it seems to be in good working order, the pin just wont suck back in after clutch is released

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Unread post by 2stroke » May 25th, 2009, 7:31 pm

Is the push rod engaged properly in the fork? It's pretty hard to clip it in properly if you do it once the bellhousing's on the motor. If it's not in the fork there's nothing to push the slave back in. Or maybe the clutch plate is sticking on the input shaft (did you put a thin smear of grease on the input shaft?)

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Unread post by BMKal » May 26th, 2009, 1:31 pm

If you can push the pedal in and there's no pressure and it won't spring back - I'd lay any money that you haven't bled the system.

You might think that you have - but I'll lay money that it's not bled.

I've seen this happen many times on Landrovers, including my own D2 which recently had both master & slave cylinders replaced at a LR specialist - they had the same problem bleeding up the system even with 2 new cylinders.

Landrover clutches are well know for being mongrels to bleed.

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Unread post by corka » May 26th, 2009, 4:25 pm

thanks guys,
turns out it was that silver disc behind the slave cylinder
apparently these are well know for trapping air.
had to pump the pedal 100+ and got the air out works
like a treat now.

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