Grand Vitara clutch

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  1. Peter

    Peter Well-Known Member

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    I put in a fairly good clutch into it about 1000 miles ago. Its not slipping but it's getting it hard to engage first and reverse and at times no gears at all. Would changing the master cylinder solve it?
     
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    maybe. sometimes the linkage to the master cylinder is bent so the clutch doesnt press as far. is there enough fluid in it?
     
  3. Peter

    Peter Well-Known Member

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    The pedal feels spongy but it is able to travel it's full distance. It's low in fluid so I'm going to try and bleed it and see from there.
     
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    Sometimes by jamming the clutch pedal to the floor overnight with a stick or something can release a small airlock in the clutch system.
    Obviously make sure there's plenty of fluid in the reservoir first.
     
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    scoffcruddle Well-Known Member

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    Best way of bleeding is from below pumping through the bleed nipple with an oil can.
     
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    How did the bleeding go peter?
     
  7. Peter

    Peter Well-Known Member

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    I bleeded the master cylinder and it's definitely leaking there. I've a spare one off the old engine so that should solve the problem. This morning the mother had the parish newsletter out and I seen another gran vitara advertised on it. I went over to Portlaoise and after a bit of negotiation I bought it and brought it home on the lowloader.
     
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    Once upon a time , you collected Massey Ferguson’s , then for a period Heston SPFHs , and now you have a collection of Suzuki Grand Vitaras
    I know the feeling well...
     
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    The Lord works in mysterious ways......:yes:
     
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    How is the priest getting around now ?
     
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    youd never know what would be in the parrish notes
     
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    He's borrowing a Honda 50...

    Must have been divine intervention!
     
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    Good man Peter, it's hard to bate having a good bit of metal around you.
    Aye, and no worries about P.C.P. or hire purchase.
    I could do you a good deal on a few Caddy vans, I might have a few "spare ones" ( only 3 or 4)
    :rolleyes2::rolleyes2::scratchhead::cool1::whistle:
     
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  14. Peter

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    I don't know what he worked at he was very difficult to deal with I found. He had the neck to call me the meanest man he ever met in his life.

    It all depends who you know. I tried to advertise the old jeep on it and got nowhere.
     
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    Births, deaths, marriages and the odd vitara....
     
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    We bring you the sad news that one of our much loved and popular parishioners has unfortunately passed on. His jeeps for sale if anyones interested.
     
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    The Scottish version.
     
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