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Td5 clutch bleeding problems

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by Markw48, Sep 3, 2017.

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  1. Markw48

    Markw48 Member

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    Just put a new clutch in my td5 disco changed the slave cylinder to now it will go into gear no problem when the engines not running won't go into gear when engines running. Tryed back bleeding it to no joy starting to really p*** me off, any ideas people ??????
     
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    Do you have good clutch pedal pressure? If not there must be air still in the system as thery can be awkward to bleed. I presume the slave cylinder has the bleed nipple at the top?
    Griff
     
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    sierrafery Well-Known Member

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    are you 100% certain that the drive plate was not fitted the other way around?... quite common mistake and that's the symptom, ask me how i know:mad:
     
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    Im not sure if this applies to the disco slave ,however, usually a slave has a threaded rod that thrusts the clutch fork. To give you an idea of what Im on about, the slave body is roughly cylindical with a bleed nipple and supply pipe at one end and at the other end is a short rod sticking out. this rod is usually threaded to allow adjustment of clutch travel. Travel should be about 1-2 inches off the floor (the clutch pedal) before the clutch begins to bite. It is possible that you have insufficient pedal travel resulting in a lack of clutch release. In other words, your clutch isnt disengaging. This would cause a symptom like you are having.

    Solution, remove the bolts of the slave, without disconnecting supply line if possible, and turn the rod in the direction that extends it. try a 1/4 ich to start. Make sure you test your pedal travel afterwards using the 1 inch off the floor before it bites info. If you have too much travel before it bites, your clutch will never fully disengage and you will wear your clutch out fast.

    worth a try. but it would seem to me one way orr the other your clutch isnt fully disengaging.
     
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    how does pedal feel
     
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    theres no adjustment on a disco
     
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    ahh...in that case, I would double check that the throw out bearing is sitting in the clutch fork properly. usually there is a set of tines either side of the bearing that need to be clipped into springs on the clutch fork. it can pop out and spin round so fork doesnt drive the throw out properly.
    This is assuming of course that the clutch has been bled and all else is as it should be.
     
  8. Markw48

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    Well Down to it the clutch plate from borgen beck has flywheel printed and gear box side printed on the same side so yes the friction plate was in the wrong way so hopefully will be working later
     
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    wow. that was helpful of them to double print it. hope that sorts it for ya
     
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    The side where the bush is protruded should go to the flywheel


    Clutch.jpg
     
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    Yeah cheers for that lads, I don't fancy lifting that gear box and transfer out again twice in a week is enough, I have done the transfer seal to while it was out
     
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    My new clutch plate says it goes to gearbox
     
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    And what brand is it ? ... i doubt it's a reliable manufacturer

    the pic i attached in the old post you quoted is from the workshop manual so it is the following one in which the red arrow points to the center bush of the plate

    Td5 clutch drive plate.jpg
     
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