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Old 1st April 2008, 17:44   #1
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I have a Rover 75 connoiseur 2001 model, when i started the car up the other day and i pressed the clutch pedal down there was no pressure whatsoever. The car is now in the garage and has had a new master clutch cylinder fitted but the problem is still there and so is my car. Does anyone know what the problem could be? as the garage are now saying they are going to have to take the gearbox out. The car has done 105000 miles and has a full service history

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Old 1st April 2008, 17:49   #2
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Classic clutch failure. Seeing as you have replaced the master cylinder then the next course of action is the slave cylinder which resides inside the gearbox itself. Removal (at least partial) of the 'box is required for access. It is also worth replacing the clutch plates during this procedure as contamination from clutch fluid can happen - most people will recommend this as a matter of course as you might have to replace the clutch plates later at more expense so you might as well get them done now.

One of our members has just done his own slave cylinder and clutch plate change. I'll find the thread...

EDIT: Here it is http://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=18467

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Classic clutch failure. Seeing as you have replaced the master cylinder then the next course of action is the slave cylinder which resides inside the gearbox itself. Removal (at least partial) of the 'box is required for access. It is also worth replacing the clutch plates during this procedure as contamination from clutch fluid can happen - most people will recommend this as a matter of course as you might have to replace the clutch plates later at more expense so you might as well get them done now.

One of our members has just done his own slave cylinder and clutch plate change. I'll find the thread...

EDIT: Here it is http://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=18467
Many thanks for the info, any idea of cost for this type of job
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Old 1st April 2008, 18:28   #4
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It depends how honest the garage is....I would strongly recomend speaking to one of the trade members on here called LATES before letting them do anymore work, he will give you and honest opinion....

If you are handy with the spanners...why not do it yourself?

Ps. welcome....Dont forget to look us up when your car is running sweetly....we are a freindly bunch here!

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Old 1st April 2008, 21:51   #5
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Bad news Ian I trust Garage will not be charging you for their incorrect diagnosis.

It really is not that hard to work out which end has failed

three steps

Add fluid if required
look for leaks
replace leaking end

If no leaks at all suspect master internal seals which can be checked by attaching a sacrificial external slave

I Did this on Saturday to prove the point to an owner he had been quoted the usual garage full house i.e Master, Slave, Friction plate, Pressure plate, DMF etc

All he probably needs is slave and friction plate as the car had only done 50k

PS no I don't do clutches for people to much like hard graft for not enough money!
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Old 4th April 2008, 18:58   #6
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Thanks for very ones help in this mater, the car is now fixed cost me £800

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ian
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Old 10th October 2011, 21:40   #7
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Default hy guys

i am new arround here so hello to all the lads.i have a problem....my rover needs slave and master cilinders changed so i want to know if the clutch is always contaminated or i might be lucky and get away only with the cilinders.thank you
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Old 10th October 2011, 21:46   #8
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You could be lucky but do you want the cost of doing the job again
in a few months
as i said the clutch could be fine
would depend on the state its in
trying to be helpfull
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