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Spongy clutch and cant engage gears - but only after long run

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Scotspeed, Jan 19, 2020.

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  1. Scotspeed

    Scotspeed Member

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    Hi,

    I drive my td5 90 to work every day. 20 miles each way. Runs like a treat.

    If i do anything over 2hrs the clutch goes spongy and soft and I cant engage any gears. Just happened after a 130 mile trip.

    If i can limp to a lay by and wait for the car to cool down clutch and gears are back to normal.

    Thoughts ?
     
  2. NewDragon81

    NewDragon81 Active Member

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    Knackered old clutch fluid?
     
  3. freelance

    freelance Well-Known Member

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    And / or knackered flex pipe
     
  4. Gmacz

    Gmacz Well-Known Member

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    Master, slave and flexi, then you have sorted all the easy bits at low cost.
     
  5. zeaphod

    zeaphod Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like the clutch flexi pipe is bulging after being used for a bit. Make sure it isn't too close to the exhaust.
     
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