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Old 12-24-2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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I've replaced my engine and the drive shafts aren't spinning smoothly

I have a focus 2.0l saloon and have replaced the engine. It is all built back up but when I start the engine and put it in gear, the drive shafts start to turn but start to judder, stop and then spin.

Is this problem to do with the driveshafts not being in far enough, or is it something to do with the clutch needing bleeding some more?


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I have a focus 2.0l saloon and have replaced the engine. It is all built back up but when I start the engine and put it in gear, the drive shafts start to turn but start to judder, stop and then spin.

Is this problem to do with the driveshafts not being in far enough, or is it something to do with the clutch needing bleeding some more?
You'd know if the drive shafts weren't in all the way in the trans. Kind of hard to figure that out= judder, stop & then spin. How dooes the clutch pdeal feel? You'd know if the pedal is soft or spongey or not. Jack up the front end on jack stands & just turn the wheels by hand. Then start the motor & release the clutch pedal in gear & then= How does it feel? Perhaps you need to bleed the clutch some more.
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