Judder when I start to drive (REME Q)

#1
Hi guys, just got a new car today.

Rover 214 si
90.000 on the clock and full service history! (fully stamped up).

1 thing is a bit strange and I cannot place it.

When I pull away and release the clutch slowly, the car judders a bit until I release the clutch - I would presume the clutch may be on its way out....

What's your opinion?

Martin
 
#3
Clutch plate - what cost are we looking at???
 
#4
I would sugest checking the engine mounting bolts too.
 
#5
Try taking the handbrake off before releasing the clutch.
 
#6
agree with oldagecrafty,

check for knackered engine/gearbox mountings too, judder also is a sign of oil on the clutch plate showing a possible rear crankshaft oil seal or gearbox input seal failure. is there oil around the bellhousing??
 
#7
No, the engine is clean apart from the obvious slight spillage and grime marks, the clutch wire is in place. The engine mounts are, as far as I can make out in place and thats about that. If I rev higher and ride the clutch the car pulls away smoothly!

Would replacing the clutch plate be a job I could do myself (I last serviced vehicles in 96, driver trade)

Oh hell - i said it now... lol
 
#8
To check the mounts rock the engine and look at the top of the mount. If there is excessive movement( I would say more than 10mm) than they may need some attention.

I think that if the plates are worn then the engine revs will go up but you wont go any faster.
 
#9
No, Revs are constant, their seems to be a slight movement when I rock the engine but only very marginal movement.

If I drive off in 2nd gear she is fine, it is merely the first gear where the car shudders.

Now I'm thinking it could be 1st gear!?
 
#10
Check your wheel nuts. This is the cheapest first check.
 
#11
Done, tyre pressure also done, cracks in alloys checked for.

I'll have to take it round to the mechs to see if they have a clue - I appreciate your input guys!
 
#12
Got to agree with ASS.
Typical sign of an oily clutch plate. Leakage may not be apparent as most garages will do a clean up job to hide anything they don't want you to see.
Also, very little oil is needed to produce the effect you describe. Good luck to you mate.
 
#15
Slip the clutch until you get a distinct burning smell. Let it cool, then do it again a few times. Then try driving normally. I there is no judder, then you've probably got/had oil on the clutch plate. If you're dead lucky, there may only be a small amount on - possibly washed onto it during an engine clean - and it will be cured.

On the other hand....
 
#16
If it judders whilst pulling away in first but is fine in second guess what my advice is........
 
#17
I'm guessing..... go on tell us the clutch is on its way out!
 
#18
or bearings in the spigit bearing are goosed ....either way tek it back
 
#19
Definately sounds like the clutch is on it`s way out.
I assume the service history makes no mention of the clutch being replaced? 90,000 is a lot for an original clutch.
Off topic I know , but wasn`t there an old trick of using a BCF extinguisher to clean a clutch plate?
Or did I dream it?
 
#20
heard of putting a hacksaw blade across the brake linings on and old heavy, never heard that one tho
 

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