Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Northern Ireland
147 JTDM stalls in 1st gear
Decided to take the car to the petrol station to give the wheels some air, top of the hill of my estate I sat in neutral and took off in 1st, felt a little bit wobbly, but it was ok.
Bottom of the road, stopped at traffic lights, took off in 1st and it felt really really bad, like it was struggling. Fortunely, the petrol station is right beside the lights so I just pulled in, did my business with the air compressor and tried starting it up which was a struggle. The car isnt' an instant starter, its a 2006 after all, but I've never had anything like it, just sounded like it was struggling to turn, but got it going.
Reversed back a bit, into 1st, come off the clutch and dead. repeated this a few times with no change. Tried starting in 2nd and giving it some, but it just kept dying as you come off the clutch in 1st gear.
I reversed it out of the way and gave my uncle a shout. 15 minutes later he came in and started it up and drove away as if nothing was wrong.
So, any ideas guys?
Made some minor checks. Brake fluid etc, no problems there that I can see. Tried driving back and forth on the driveway (didn't have time to take it for a stretch yet). Its kind of hard to describe how the car feels. It's like once you release off the clutch it jumps into full speed, whereas before you could ease up on the clutch and take off slowly. Feels more aggressive somehow, but it didn't conk out.
I'm trying to get some repair history from the dealer, after some reading here I was thinking Slave cylinder, but I could be wrong.
I get the impression that the plate is slamming into the flywheel instead of easing in, which suggests that either the plate isn't fully out (which would be Master?) or the Slave is slipping somehow.
(As an aside, My Uncle thinks I was trying to start in 2nd gear and I'm imagining the problems)
Last edited by Sagacious; 22-04-13 at 09:56.