On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 05:56:29 +0100, "larry90"
>After a successful day replacing the timing belt on my defender 300tdi I
>decided to round it off by replacing the marginally leaky clutch slave
>cylinder - what a mistake.
>After fitting and bleeding I had no clutch action, so bled again. No bubbles
>and still no clutch, in fact it felt rather odd as the pedal would not go to
>the floor. So.......... I took the slave cylinder off again and had a wiggle
>with the push rod that protrudes from the bell housing into the cylinder.
>First thoughts were "this fells a bit loose" the actuating arm seemed to be
>floating around rather ineffectively. Second thoughts were b****r as the
>push rod detached and came out of the bell housing.
>Is there the possibility that I clumsily knocked the release arm assembly
>off its mechanism and is there any way of recovering my "situation" without
>parting the gearbox/engine?
>If I have to part the two assemblies is there enough room to work by just
>stripping the rad/viscous fan and swinging the engine forward as I'm not
>sure I have enough lift capacity to lift the engine up and out.
>Thanks in advance for any help offered.
I once battled all weekend replacing what I was sure was a failed
clutch slave, turns out the pushrod had broken through it's mounting.
I finally twigged when I realised that there wasn't enough pushrod
sticking-out to go into the slave cylinder any significant distance.
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