>Just had the clutch re-done on my 86 740 turbo, 185,000km. I'm not a
>mechanic, but wnt to know what's being done to my car. Especially
>Symptoms: clutch low, have to press right to floor, shifting starting
>to feel a bit notchy
>History: Clutch re-done at around 100,000 km. Hydraulic clutch bled 2
>weeks ago, which caused no change.
>Report after re-build: "45% left on clutch, problem likely due to
>flywheel not being machined last time, but can't really tell. (after
>follow-up with previous mechanic) "Can't tell if it was a pressure
>Previous mechanic: Say's that if it was a flywheel problem it would
>have caused shuddering. More likely that it was a pressure plate
>So my questions are, is a pressure plate likely to fail after 80,000
>km? Could not machining the flywheel cause this problem? Which is the
>more likely cause? Any consequences for how we drive, reliability,
>next likely problem?
This points to a problem with the clutch master or slave cylinder.
With 45% left on the clutch (disk I assume), the excessive clearance
points elsewhere. Also, your stating that shifting elt notchy means
that teh clutch was not disengaging properly. It could have been in
combination with excessive clearance as well- that is, it might have
needed adjusting (if they are adjustable). Bleeding might not be the
problem if one of the cylinders was leaking.
$1200 for a clutch.. Hope that was Canadian! Sounds like they are
charging for original Volvo parts. A full clutch kit at FCP Groton is
about $259USD worst case (clutch disk, throwout bearing, pressure
plate and pilot bearing). How much was the labor cost?
You should get more than 85,000km (53,000 miles) from a clutch!
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"