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reverse gear problem??


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Hi guys,

Something very strange is happening on the 90 now :/ I have recently had the clutch changed on my r380 gearbox... since then 2nd gear synchro mesh is starting to go (1st to 2nd is ok, but 3rd to 2nd is quite hard, near impossible if travelling at speed).. that's not bothering me.. but now I have realised that in flat ground (in my garage) if I put it in reverse, move back slowly and press the clutch (while in reverse gear) there are some strange noises and the landrover seems to jurk, brake and come to a stand still.. any idea what it can be? Front axle is a 10 spline and rear is a 24 spline with an arb locker.

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the clutch was changed about three months ago.. somebody has told me that it could be the spogit bush? if that fails, could it cause the problem i have?

A spigot bush can cause drag if it's too tight or got damaged during installation (there is another recent thread here in which someone had that problem). Other causes of drag can a warped or sticking friction plate; or damaged pressure plate which no longer has even spring tension (less of an issue in the modern era with diaphragm springs). Has the clutch been bled properly so it's getting full travel? If you're on smooth, level ground, handbrake off and foot brakes off and plenty of air in the tyres, and put it into first or reverse (with clutch pedal depressed normally), does the car move slightly or give a little jerk? If so, there is drag and it needs investigation. It's possible to get a lot of things slightly wrong when installing a new clutch!

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another way to check if the clutch is dragging is if it makes a sound when pushing it into gear from neutral, the more the clutch drags the more "gonk" you have as you go from neutral to a gear. at best at idle with windows open in a garage where you can hear whats going on outside the vehicle.

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