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Clutch 300tdi?

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Desert Driver, Jan 29, 2018.

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  1. Desert Driver

    Desert Driver Member

    Mar 12, 2009
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    Hi guys,
    I wondered if someone can shed some light on a small problem I have. Firstly I want to mention that I am in southern Tanzania about to cross into Mozambique but any work is best done here before I plod on and get a problem, as Mozambique is the wild west with no spares whatsover.

    I have a 300 tdi, and for the last 1000 miles or so I get clutch judder as I pull away, not always, if I play the clutch i can get away with it sometimes. Once I am in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gears no problem, there is a bit of a clunk when lifting off in 5th gear. Recently in the last 200 miles i have noticed a bit of oil coiming out of one of the front right handside drive member bolts.

    So the question is:
    is it a clutch problem or a drive shaft problem, obviously one is a lot easier to fix than the other. Also I might only be able to find a 2nd clutch is that worth fitting in the event its a clutch

  2. Flossie

    Flossie Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2015
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    Check your gearbox and engine mounts.
    If it is the clutch it's just as likely to be the flywheel as the clutch itself.
  3. tottot

    tottot Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2010
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    west wales coast
    Check UJ's as well.Make sure drive member bolts are tight.
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