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Old 02 February 2014, 18:38   #11
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It's a hydraulic clutch on the Trooper/Monterey. It could possibly be contamination or air expansion in the fluid not allowing the clutch to engage fully.
That true. But checked fluid today and reservoir is as full as the day I bought it. The evidence is stacking up and I am beginning to think the end of the clutches life is close. I've also raised the clutch pedal up a little and see if that gets me to warmer weather.
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Old 02 February 2014, 19:20   #12
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It's not right at the top brim full is it?
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No Matt, it's at the right level.
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No Matt, it's at the right level.
Just askin'...Didn't think you were that silly, but had to ask

FWIW, I was sat around thinking today and I'm sure I remember my old Isizu Mu doing the same as yours a couple of times then sorting itself out.
Don't write it off as a bad lot til you notice some proper slip-mine was fine for 2 years of my ownership afterwards and was still ok when my mate sold it last year.
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Just askin'...Didn't think you were that silly, but had to ask

FWIW, I was sat around thinking today and I'm sure I remember my old Isizu Mu doing the same as yours a couple of times then sorting itself out.
Don't write it off as a bad lot til you notice some proper slip-mine was fine for 2 years of my ownership afterwards and was still ok when my mate sold it last year.
Thanks for your reassurance. Luckily I do a lot of short local journeys, so she's never that far from home. I will keep driving her till I notice something more significant.
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The clutch adjustment should be between 8-10mm of freeplay before there is any resistance of the clutch. Best felt with the hand. There will be a jam nut under the dash if it needs adjustment.

My test for clutches is as mentioned above, get going about 35-40mph in fourth gear, and with a heavy foot, quickly pop the clutch. It should rapidly drop back down in RPM. The amount of delay is the amount of slippage.

If it is slipping...well clutches can be expensive if done right!
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Okay guys, done a little driving this weekend and clutch is defiantly on the way out. Tried that hill on the M27 with all the family on board....Was a good test!

Anyone recommend a garage in the local area (Fareham, Portsmouth, Southampton) that I could phone for a quote?
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As a service writer I try to never give quotes out over the phone as it is a waste of my time, since we are not after low price shoppers. Take a shops reputation/warranty and pay the price for quality parts and good service.
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ive had my trooper for ten years now, and several times ive convinced myself that the clutch was about to die, only for it to sort itself. ive put it down to contamination of some sort on the flywheel / clutch.
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Okay guys, done a little driving this weekend and clutch is defiantly on the way out. Tried that hill on the M27 with all the family on board....Was a good test!

Anyone recommend a garage in the local area (Fareham, Portsmouth, Southampton) that I could phone for a quote?
Try Premier Brake and Clutch, mobile service based in Locks Heath, Rob 07880 928063. Used him for years and always had good service. Please do not distrub him this morning as he is working on my Freelander!!!!!

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