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 on: September 26, 2017, 02:31:29 pm 
Started by variator - Last post by roy4matra
How are the driveshafts removed from a 2.2?

Hello Perry,

You have to remove the trailing arms from the car first.  The long one also has a support bearing in the sump casting, and you will need to slacken off the hook bolts holding the bearing, turn the heads 180 degrees and the bearing will slide out along with the shaft.  The long shaft is not fastened into the diff. but the short one has a spring clip and sometimes that gets seized in or broken and it won't release the drive shaft.  If that happens you will have to remove and strip the differential which means removing the transaxle first (complete with short shaft).  You then have to release the shaft from the inside, for which there is a special technique.  Hopefully the shaft will come out in the first place.


 on: September 26, 2017, 02:23:22 pm 
Started by JL - Last post by roy4matra
I need to replace my rear discs on my 2.2 which rotors are compatible, any help please?

As Peter has stated, the 2.2 rear discs are unique, so there are no compatible ones available.  The fact that Simon Auto has no price at the moment and that  it says 'Preisanfrage' which means 'Price enquiry' usually means he is out of stock, and you need to contact him to see if he can help or is having some more made.


 on: September 26, 2017, 01:10:22 pm 
Started by TELBOY - Last post by TELBOY
Decided to dismantle clutch master cylinder to replace seals.....cat had other ideas!!!!

 on: September 24, 2017, 12:47:39 pm 
Started by perry - Last post by roy4matra
Hi guys my 2.2 Murena has leaks on both sump and timing cover, can I do the replacement just by lowering the motor using a trolley jack axle stands and a typical engine hoist?

Hello Perry,

Whilst replacing the sump gasket can be done without removing the engine, it is really not a job for someone inexperienced with these cars and engines.

To change the timing case seal and maybe gaskets (but it is the seal that is generally the cause of the leak) is more than likely not possible as there is so little room to get on the crankshaft pulley bolt, or to remove the pulley, and it really is better to remove the engine completely and do the job properly.

Have you read the details on my FAQ pages?  It is too long to go into everything here, but if you emailed me directly I can help.

To add a little more detail here for you and others, JL's itemised description for removing the sump with the engine in situ, is good, and whilst this can be done; when it comes to removing the timing case too then it is not really on.  The problem is that there is so little room between the timing case and the inside of the RH chassis, and the crank pulley and water pump have to come off... and getting a socket on the crank pulley bolt and undoing it, will be extremely difficult if not impossible just on its own!

Changing a water pump in situ is a tricky enough job on its own.  You have to know the procedure to gain enough space to get at all the bolts.  This is an engine and installation that once you know well, you can do various jobs without removing the engine if you really want to, but even though I know it well, have worked on lots of them, and I'm a professional technician with all the right tools, even I would always take the engine out to do the sump gasket and timing case seal.

Oh and one final warning - even if you have a workshop manual, and this originally only covered the 1.6 which is quite different, there are mistakes in it so you can't follow it blindly otherwise you will get in trouble.


 on: September 22, 2017, 11:48:53 pm 
Started by perry - Last post by jlg

I replaced the sump gasket on my 2.2 recently. I proceeded as follows:
- drain the oil
- remove the oil level sensor (on the front side of the sump). It will be damaged if not removed and replacement ones are very difficult to find.
- suspend the engine using a strong square section tube put across the engine bay and attached to the lifting bracket mounted on the cylinder head (near thermostat)
- remove the 2 special screws holding the bearing of the long driveshaft
- remove and suspend the brake calliper
- Remove the bolts holding the trailing arm (2 bolts at the front, one on the shock absorber, one on the antiroll bar)
- remove trailing arm with driveshaft still attached to the hub (saves a hub nut)
- lift the engine to be able to remove the lower right engine mount bolt (note the position of the spacers)
- remove he numerous screws fastening the sump (watch for the varying length and the 2 hidden ones behind the flywheel)
- curse while trying to get the sump off

I have not done the timing case but it may be a bit of a nightmare as there is not much space between it and the chassis member. You will have to drain the cooling fluid, maybe remove the water pump (lack of clearance) which means lower the gearbox engine mout. Remember to latch the chain tensioner and be careful with the position of the distributor's gear in the top half of the timing case. Also note that if you have a leak between the 2 halves of the timing case, the seal for this is part of the cylinder head gasket!

Best of luck,

 on: September 21, 2017, 04:06:39 pm 
Started by SellingMatra - Last post by SellingMatra
somebody can help me to understand where this connector rear at alternator will be connected ?
From alternator to ...... ??  Huh

Many thanks in advance

 on: September 18, 2017, 09:16:20 pm 
Started by JL - Last post by MatraIan
The 2.2 dics are still available from Simon I have just had two. Matra magic also list them at 140.40 inc Vat Each
Simons website has no price on the website so you will have message them to check latest cost. I got them for less than 140 each but had a job lot if items through Roy at Redwood RS.

 on: September 18, 2017, 05:57:12 pm 
Started by JL - Last post by suffolkpete
The rear discs are unique to the 2.2, but they should still be obtainable from Simon Auto, albeit at a price.  Do not use 1.6 discs as they are of a smaller diameter and the pads will overhang the edge.

 on: September 18, 2017, 04:43:22 pm 
Started by Gib - Last post by Gib

NCTS - Seems a good price considering they are with rings and +0.4 at rare in the UK don't know what there availability is on the mainland?

 on: September 18, 2017, 03:50:46 pm 
Started by JL - Last post by perry
I need to replace my rear discs on my 2.2 which rotors are compatible, any help please?

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