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Old 8th-September-2008, 13:14
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Default Re: 2002 freelander automatic, no reverse gear

Hi,

Also if this is the cause how much was repair bill to get it sorted?

Thanks

Colin
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Old 8th-September-2008, 13:38
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Default Re: 2002 freelander automatic, no reverse gear

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Old 8th-September-2008, 16:39
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Default Re: 2002 freelander automatic, no reverse gear

interesting post, I haven't had any error codes like an f4 and by the sounds of it I don't want to either, hoping it is just incorrect fluid level or possibly wrong gear box fluid
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Old 2nd-December-2008, 08:21
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Default Re: 2002 freelander automatic, no reverse gear

Hi Colin,
Did you sort the problem you had? I have the same problem no reverse Gear? Goes forward fine but just revs in reverse. Correct new oil and level?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Jon
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Old 25th-December-2008, 22:38
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Default Re: 2002 freelander automatic, no reverse gear

hi mate

i have the same problem in my xtype jag which uses a similar jatco gearbox which are CRAP i have just replaced it with another one and have this problem would appreciate it if you could let us know how you got on

cheers

MO

PS i have a range rover aswell which is F****D aswell
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Old 28th-December-2008, 00:04
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To check the oil level is correct on the Jatco you have to start from cold. Start the engine and watch the temp gauge on Land Rovers Test Book T4 software. When it reaches either 35 or 37 degree’s, can’t remember which, you then check the level on the computer. There is no level plug or dipstick to check it with.

The cost of a level check is 110 at a main dealer. The Freelander Jatco auto gear box oil is special. It’s AFT 402, also called LRN 402. What ever you do don’t use the Dextron stuff. The Proper Land Rover Jatco oil is specific to the Freelander Jatco, and said to be different in all others cars which use the same auto. The Freelander stuff is red and smells nice! Not all garages will be able to do this work for you.

I’ve had problems in the past with my v6 Jatco. You can get a main dealer to measure all the sensors in the auto, by using the 2 barrel plugs which connect all the electrical wires to the auto, above the front of the auto behind the radiators. This is done when cold, to check calibration of sensors. They will also be able to tell you which solenoid is faulty too.

If the bolt has been removed, then you have to strip apart the auto in order to fix the “no reverse gear” fault.

Warning: If the oil level is wrong, you’ll only end up stuffing the auto. The torque converter will cavitate if air gets in to it. I stuffed my auto. Mine was leaking and I wasn’t quick enough to realise. Got a large bill for a replacement reconditioned.

My advice is to stop driving the car if you have auto problems. Get a main dealer to do the above inspections. Then make a decision based on their results. You can always take the car somewhere else like ashcroft transmissions to replace the auto box if needed.
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Old 28th-December-2008, 11:18
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Old 28th-December-2008, 15:05
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110 is for 1 litre of auto oil at 10 per litre, plus 1 hour labour at 86 plus vat. Just looked it up. It’s checked at 35 degrees. A resistance diag is only 30 mins labour on top of this. I think I’ve got the spec somewhere. Will have a look.

resistance check = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTmdkDuKZ6A

My auto leaked from the side pan. Resealing this was an option, which failed. These days garages prefer to replace rather than repair auto’s. I was given the option and tried it. It didn’t work.

I then wrongly tried to keep topping it up myself, whilst it kept slowly leaking. This cost me around 2200 for a recon auto, fitted. If the oil is low, it will cavitate. That’s when you get air in the torque converter and naffs it up big time. Gear selection feels like someone’s driven in to you at 2 mph whilst stationary. If you over fill it, the oil will come out the breather pipe. Also you’ll blow all the seals. Hence you then need a replacement anyway. That’s a trick I did.

Costs vary between 1400 at independent garages, to 2200 at main dealers. That’s fitted, on the basis they take your old auto complete with torque converter. An example of an independent garage is the original post problem of no reverse gear. He must have looked for a filler, and took a guess.

I’m no mechanic. But if someone had of warned me what I was doing was going to cost me 2200, I would have stopped driving it and carried it to someone who knows how to diagnose them. Fare enough my story comes at face value. I wouldn’t try filling it again!

The only annoying thing is now the engine oil is leaking from between the auto and engine. Mines the v6. So to fix this the engines needs to come out again, and the auto taken off to get to the leak. And the cam belts due, but it’s only done 18k miles. Oh, and found out yesterday the rhs drive shaft is leaking where it goes in to the IRD.

As the song goes: “You’d cry too if it happened to you!”

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Old 7th-May-2011, 16:33
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hi,not got it fixed yet.
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Old 7th-May-2011, 16:38
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hi,not got it fixed yet.
Not got what fixed?
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