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Total Lack Of Power When Trying To Drive Our Galaxy!


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#1 R4CH

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 10:19 AM

Hi guys,

 

Hoping someone can please offer some advice on a problem that my wife's 55' plate 2.3 petrol manual Galaxy is having.

 

The car is suffering from a complete lack of power. The car revs normally and you can see ther revs on the rev counter going up and you can change gear okay but the problem is the car is behaving as if there's no power coming through and she's only able to drive at about 15mph and trying to tackle a hill is extremely painful if nigh on impossible!

 

My wife's just explained that the fault feels as if you're driving around having forgotten to take your off the clutch if that additional piece of information might help diagnose where the problem lies?

 

Does anyone please know any tests I can do at home to see where the problem may lie?

 

Huge thanks for reading my post and I'd greatly appreciate any thought's you guys may have.

 

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 09:59 AM

Sounds to me like the clutch has reached the end of its life - either its worn the friction plate out, or the slave cylinder has failed and let the fluid out over the clutch. I'd suspect the first option is the likely cause. Any signs of anything leaking from the car? (you might need the undertray off to see anything)



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Posted 16 October 2019 - 10:01 AM

Test wise - easiest test is to put your foot down on the brake and release the clutch - a working clutch should cause the car to stall, one thats slipping will probabbly let it carry on. Might also be that the slave cylinder isn't releasing properly for some reason and is leaving the clutch partially disengaged.



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:41 AM

Many thanks for the reply Brain, appreciate your time and help.

 

I'll go do that test you recommended to see if the car stalls or not.

 

Am I correct in thinking that a complete replacement clutch for a 2005 Galaxy is around the £600 mark?

 

If that is indeed the case then I think I'd need to scrap the car as it simply wouldn't be cost effective to get it repaired! :(



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Posted 07 November 2019 - 07:50 PM

Your probabbly looking around that to get one supplied and fittted, If your interested in prices, goto www.eurocarparts.com and you can look at the cost of the parts based on your reg number. Mine is showing £197 for the parts only (you want a 3 piece kit not the 2 piece one offered) using the discount code at the top of the page.