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    Clutch seized

    Great - so the pivot is under there? Whip that off and give it a spray?
  2. I posted before on here about my clutch pedal not moving and it was suggested that I spray the pivot with penetrating oil. It has taken me this long to even take a look at it! Having had a little look am I correct in thinking that the pivot is underneath a cover in the engine bay? It looks to me like I need to remove the straight headed screws (6 of them I think) on the cover to see the pivot. Is that correct? If so is it safe to do so? I take it nothing will spring out? Thanks
  3. We are in North Staffordshire. Does it sound right to have no power to the modulator? That was the reason they were saying they couldn't diagnose it. So they thought it was more of an electrical fault actually supplying the modulator. I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't just cutting the power due to it being in fault mode.
  4. My father in law has asked me to see if I can find anything out about the problem he is having with his Discovery II Td5. He sent it to a small garage to have a number of things sorted for the MOT. One of which was the 3 amigos which were on. The garage has sorted the various other bits, but said they put it on the computer and cleared the 3 amigos, but then the ABS light has come back shortly after and won't go off. They said they can't do any more. They said the ABS Modulator isn't getting any power. It seems rather vague, but I have a few questions. When the system recog
  5. It is a mixture of 2a and 3 parts, I think the parts will be Series 3 parts but I'm not 100% sure. No diagnostics yet! Other than attempting to press the pedal and it not moving. My time was spent trying to start the engine! It is totally jammed - it doesn't move what-so-ever! I'll try the penetrating oil and see what happens. Thanks for the suggestions - I did try replying earlier in the week but for some reason I couldn't submit my reply, looks to be working now though!
  6. I've not put my series up for sale yet but will do before long. One thing I'd like to fix though is the clutch (or at least have a look at) I'm not quite sure where to start though. The problem is that the clutch pedal simply does not move. It is rock solid and is still at the top. I couldn't move it. Any ideas, I didn't want to start persuading it in case I broke something else.
  7. Had another poke round it today. I went underneath and had a good look around. The chassis seems solid everywhere. Went round it with a little hammer. As I say seems solid all round. Engine, thought I'd best turn it over by hand first, that went well. Then hooked it up to the other car too give it a jump start but couldn't get enough juice to start it. It turns over but I need a bit more to actually get it going. I've got heavy duty leads (lorry leads) but even they started smoking after a bit of trying! The battery on the land rover is as dead as can be, I'm guessing if that was a
  8. Thanks for the advice, I think I'll list it on eBay in a couple of weeks. I'll be as honest as possible and see what happens. I think I'll be looking for a minimum of £800 does that sound fair? Also would you try and get it running or leave it alone? I know the fuel will be old in the tank, the battery will be dead and from sitting in it today the clutch seems to be sticking!
  9. I've got some many other projects in mind for when the kids grow up. We loved the series and used it for a good few years both off road and I used to use it for the of drive to work. It was good fun whilst it lasted but I need the space. We are planning some building work this year and the space will be needed.
  10. Due to time among other things, I think the time has come to sell the Series. It hasn't moved much in the last 10 years. Since kids came along there just hasn't been time. What makes it tricky to sell is that it's a bit of a bitsa. It was originally a Series 2A but as bits rotted away - they were replaced with donor parts from a series 3. It went through a few different reincarnations. It was a van, now it is a pickup. It isn't driveable at the moment, it could probably move if it will start up but the fuel will be old etc. The last job I did was to rebuild the gearbox with
  11. I need the part number for the bolts (specifically the lower bolt) which holds the fuel pressure regulator in place on the td5 engine. I've searched and can't find any mention of the bolts! Thanks
  12. I've got some for sale in the 'for sale' section on here - I'll go and measure them. Measured them - they are approx 63mm overall diameter - Sorry!
  13. Thanks - will be interesting to see if a direct replacement just sorts it
  14. He said something about the fronts having 3 nipples and needing to do 2 together then the top one on it's own (I may have that the wrong way round but pretty sure it was something like that) - seemed to know what he was on about. He's had the 200tdi for years and done the brakes a few times.
  15. I don't know, I ended up driving it round the fields the other day for a few hours doing some jobs - luckily only in low box so plenty of engine braking. Each time you pressed the pedal your foot went right down to the floor but it would stop - but not with a great deal of confidence! Wouldn't the pistons eventually come out if it was pumped and then if there was friction - cause it to stick out?
  16. I notice there is another thread about this although this problem is slightly different so thought it best to start a new thread. 1999 - td5. The fuel pump was replaced a couple of years ago. When you turn the key (before you start the engine the pump makes a loud whine) when you start the engine it starts normally and the whine instantly drops - if you stand at the back you can just about hear the pump but the tone definately changes when the engine starts. Does it need a new pump or is it something else? Thanks
  17. My inlaw has a 200tdi which has a little issue with the brakes. My inlaw changed the discs and pads and pushed the pistons in on the calipers to do this. Since replacing the brakes are rubbish and your foot goes right down they do just about work but not good at all. He has tried to bleed it and there doesn't appear to be any air in it. Somebody said something about pushing the pistons in and how it can do something in the master cylinder - is there something that can go wrong and if so how do you fix it? Any other suggestions? Thanks.
  18. I presume the front wheel bearing is on the way out as there is a very slight amount of play but the ABS light comes on occasionally when cornering. I presume this means the whole hub needs replacing? If so any tips on which ones to go for? I've been told that pattern parts just don't last. However I've seen a pattern part one for £85 delivered. The local parts place does an OEM for £220 - but recently I've been suspicious that they just put OEM randomly on some products to charge a higher price. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks (Forgot to add it is an early td5 on a V plate)
  19. Yes it's a 200tdi starter motor going onto a 2.25 diesel. Looks like it will all fit was just worried by the different number of teeth but from the info above it all looks OK. Was just going to change the brushes before fitting it, but finding 200tdi brushes is harder than I expected! (ok I only searched ebay but still) so may just fit it as is, the brushes still have a bit of life in them, but I guess I'd prefer to fit and forget rather than need to replace them after a while.
  20. Thanks for that - I think that confirms it for me, just imagined it jumping but then thinking about it I remember working in a model shop and people used to buy different sized pinions for their remote control cars to alter the speed etc.
  21. Does anyone know how do dismantle the front part to swap over the pinion gear if needed? I can't see a way of taking it out
  22. This was the one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Landrover-Freelander-XEDI-Lovely-condition-well-looked-after-rare-good-one-/160791197297?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item256fe6f671 I'd seen it outside of ebay and the asking price was £1700, on ebay it fetched £1625 so close to what they wanted. I watched the auction incase it went for less than £1500, for future referrence when looking at others was it worth it?
  23. It is in excellent condition bodywork wise etc. I would have preferred leather. I think around £1500 would be more reasonable.
  24. I've got a series 3 5MB engine, the starter motor had gone very weak. After a bit of looking around a number of people told me to fit a 200tdi starter as they are a better motor using more modern technology - gear reduction to boost torque etc. Sounded great and I sourced a known good 2nd hand disco starter which appears to be in very good condition. But before fitting I thought I'd check it over and I noticed that it only had 9 teeth where a the series one had 10 teeth. Am I stuck? Can I swap the pinion gear over from the series one? or does it just not matter? or do some 200tdi have 10
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