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Facelift TD4 Clutch release bearing

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by IanSG19, Feb 3, 2019.

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  1. IanSG19

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    Hi All

    Next in the saga is the development of a whirring noise when depressing the clutch. No noise when stationary in neutral, clutch up, throughout rev range. No noise when driving, whatever gear. Noise appears exclusive to the clutch pedal being depressed, even partially.

    I'm assuming it's the clutch release bearing, right?

    Couple of questions:-
    1. Looking through other threads, survival times last from 50 miles to 6 years. Any advice as to how quickly i need this doing?
    2. Is there any lubrication that can be applied to prolong the life, without having to take the whole bleeping thing out?
    3. Anyone used Egdon Group in Worcester (or others by recommendation) for this type of job? Had some clutch slip and biting point at top of travel, so probably about time to do the whole lot anyway (gulp)

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. kwondo

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    Hi recently had a clutch slave cylinder changed due to snapped leaking bleed nipple, tried a temporary repair, losing fluid into housing had to top up/bleed every few days,
    Took it to MDP Landrovers Raglan. Clutch was all good and only changed what had to be, clutch was new 3 years ago,
    Highly recommend them www.mdp-raglan.co.uk
     
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    Trusted mechanics/garages are invaluable good to hear the service you received was worthy of your recommendation
     
  4. IanSG19

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    Anyone got any thoughts on this?

    Thanks again
     
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    If the noise is only there when the clutch pedal is pressed, then it's likely the release bearing is on its way out. Sometimes they can go on for years. Other times they'll fail in a few miles. It's pot luck I'm afraid.
    There's nothing you can do to improve the current one.
     
  6. IanSG19

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    Thanks Nodge. Better have a look into getting a quote or two then ....
     
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