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Old 3rd-October-2011, 13:15
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Default Freelander clicking/clunking noise

Hi all

I'm new here and have been searching the forum to try and diagnose a problem I have with my S reg 1.8i Freelander.

With the windows down in the hot weather yesterday I noticed a clicking clunking sound that appears to eminate from the front of the car whilst driving that gets quicker with speed.

The sound can be obviously heard whilst accelerating and on lift off for a short period. I think it can also be faintly heard at times when cruising but its hard to tell. One noticable thing though is that as soon as the clutch is pressed disengaging drive, the noise goes away. I've had a look around the car and couldn't see any thing obvious causing this.

I'm a bit puzzled as I thought if it was driveline related surely the noise would be present whether the clutch was in or out.

I don't know if this is related or not but very occasionaly the car will jump out of gear when first or reverse is selected.

I've searched through the forum and could see that it may be the demise of the transfer box and I'm going to check the VCD to see if its seized at the weekend, but I wanted to post as I've not seen anyone that has mentioned the sound going away as soon as you press the clutch.

Many thanks in advance, apologies the the rambling post.

Neil
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Old 8th-October-2011, 13:27
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Default Re: Freelander clicking/clunking noise

Ok all,

So I know what the problem is. I've had a look underneath the car and noticed a significant amount of oil around the rear diff. On closer inspection I can see its coming from the pinion and when I gave it a shake there is a fair amount of play so my guess is the pinion bearing is fubar.

Next question, how easy is it to change this? Haynes manual says its complicated so take it to a Land Rover specialist!!! !!

Also, if i remover the prop and VCD will that temporarily solve the problem until I can aford to get it fixed?
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Old 8th-October-2011, 14:18
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Default Re: Freelander clicking/clunking noise

my freelander sounds like it is making exactly the same noise as you, i also thought it was coming from front of the car, i have checked under my car and no oil around the rear diff so not sure now, i have already removed the propshaft and vcu and this hasnt actually made any difference to the noise its still there and still just as annoying. will be interesting to here if changing the pinion bearing works im getting really frustrated trying to find anything else on it, even put it through its mot thinking they would find it out but nothing
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Old 24th-March-2013, 12:29
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Default Re: Freelander clicking/clunking noise

Here's a video i made about the ticking sound in my 1.8 K series petrol Freelander.

How to fix Land Rover Freelander 1.8 K ticking sound/noise - YouTube
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Old 24th-March-2013, 12:39
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Default Re: Freelander clicking/clunking noise

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Here's a video i made about the ticking sound in my 1.8 K series petrol Freelander.

How to fix Land Rover Freelander 1.8 K ticking sound/noise - YouTube
Good video. Thanks for posting.
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Old 12th-November-2013, 14:57
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Default Re: Freelander clicking/clunking noise

how can you tell the difference between a bad vcu or a clutch on a freelander k series 1.8 petrol
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Old 14th-November-2013, 17:55
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Default Re: Freelander clicking/clunking noise

Do these have a Dual Mass Flywheel??
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Old 14th-November-2013, 18:16
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Default Re: Freelander clicking/clunking noise

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Do these have a Dual Mass Flywheel??
You mean the 1.8 K series?
No. It's got a proper single mass flywheel
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Old 14th-November-2013, 18:22
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You mean the 1.8 K series?
No. It's got a proper single mass flywheel
That would eliminate my fears on an expensive clutch replacement then!!!!
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Old 14th-November-2013, 18:29
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That would eliminate my fears on an expensive clutch replacement then!!!!
Labour costs are generally higher than the parts cost on the 1.8!!
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