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TD4 clutch pedal

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Blue407, Mar 24, 2012.

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  1. Blue407

    Blue407 New Member

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    Hi Guys

    The clutch pedal on our TD4 seems very loose, you can press it almost 3/4 down before it seems to do anything.

    I've tried to check fluid in top of slave and it looks quite low - how much should be in there?

    Is it worth bleeding and refilling with fresh fluid?

    Selecting gears seems to be getting progressively more difficult. No clutch slip though.

    Thoughts, suggestions appreciated!
     
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    storm99 Spreading Joy & Harmony

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    No don't bother, just wait til your gearbox explodes.
     
  3. booboodag

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    You could try bleeding it. But would look at replacing the master cylinder, as would put my money on the seals starting to fail. There is also the possability of wear on the clutch plate springs or slave. If either of the two then if not doing the job yourself then look at £500 ish with all in.
     
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    ratty I'm not special I'm limited edition

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    slave cylinder bracket bending is also another common problem.
     
  5. Vissie

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    Its a Td4.

    Slave brackets are on the 1.8's.



    I would 100% bleed it.

    Even Land Rover had to admit that air gets drawn into the clutch system by design flaw, clutch bleeds on Td4's are as much a part of maintanance as brake fluid changes and gearbox oil.
     
  6. jon berry

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    i had the same problem with mine and eventually lost the ability to select any gear took it to the garage and had the master cylinder done. it seemed ok then 1 month later it was back in for the rest of the clutch assembly to be replaced not cheep.
     
  7. Blue407

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    Thx guys

    Bled it through with fresh fluid. Seems much better now! :)
     
  8. Safeman23

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    Hi All

    My TD4 Clutch feels very heavy. Needs a lot a foot pressure to get it to the floor and must be pressed to the floor to get a clear gear change. Is this normal for the Freelander TD4 or should I be looking at renewing some parts? Any info would be helpfull

    Cheers

    Safeman23
     
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