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Old 30th-September-2010, 21:47
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Hi, just joined the forum in the hope that someone somewhere can help me out. I bought a 2001 TD4 about 6 weeks ago and all has been ok after sorting out a stuck sunroof and a cracked subframe (small dealer but he paid for the "proper" repair I got done). I hit a pothole last week and altho I was only doing about 15mph, I was going round a corner and the wheel got yanked out of my hand! Carried on driving round town for usual work and home journeys for 2 days and only when I made a longer journey on Friday night and speed and revs went up did I discover the vibration! Gear lever shakes, I feel it through the floor and my watch bracelet rattles something awful! Local garage chap has told me it's not the propshaft, nor the chassis, has done the tracking, wheels are balanced and nothing looks bent or broken. He has had it jacked up and 'driven' and all wheels are straight and springs, suspension etc are fine.

So what is it? He doesn't appear to know - suggested maybe the diff or the transfer box but not sure. There is a little play in the driver side front driveshaft but he reckons its an outside chance of it being that altho he would change that before doing anything else.

Please tell me someone can suggest what this could be? I don't want to have a white elephant in my drive with my broken subaru (hence reason for buying landy in first place). Thanks guys in advance

Wondered about trying to find a local (Glasgow area) landrover expert that is not a main dealer in the hope they will go 'I know what that could be' but that might be too optomistic?
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Old 1st-October-2010, 00:22
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There's a few things it could be :a damaged tyre /wheel :it could be bearings :any of the ball joints on the track rod end(ok on the straight wobbles on the slightest bend) or the wishbone(low down rattle).

It sounds to me like a drive shaft cv joint failiure.

Please return and let us know what it turns out to be,
thanx.
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Old 1st-October-2010, 00:38
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To echo OIW, Damaged tyre or driveshaft/cv joint I reckon.

Damged Tyres: I had a vibration saga on my old Triumph GT6, I bought some new tyres and had horrendous vib problems, all balanced perfectly, checked and double checked, ended up I just had one duff one that must of been damaged but no damage visible at all.
Driveshaft: Has been documented on here before, is prone to producing vib.
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Old 1st-October-2010, 11:44
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Will certainly return with verdict! Heading over to Duke Street in Glasgow at lunchtime to 'Rover Works' to see if someone who knows landrovers can offer an informed opinion and then hopefully if it is D/shaft then organise for it to be done soon as! Vibration has got worse and OH drove it last night and reckons D/shft so fingers crossed its a simple fix. Thanks for the input on that - watch this space
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Old 1st-October-2010, 18:04
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It gets better - on way to garage it developed a knocking sound from driver front corner! If I drive carefully its not too bad but its a pain - anyway nice man in the garage said he is 99.9% sure its the d/shaft so its booked in for Tuesday - £140. That seem reasonable?
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Old 2nd-October-2010, 18:02
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It gets better - on way to garage it developed a knocking sound from driver front corner! If I drive carefully its not too bad but its a pain - anyway nice man in the garage said he is 99.9% sure its the d/shaft so its booked in for Tuesday - £140. That seem reasonable?
That is unbelievably reasonable, only takes about 1.5 hours to replace but the cheapest driveshafts i've seen are £165 each, if you buy the genuine article from a dealer they are about £240 each. got my front drivers side one done in Taunton Land Rover a couple of months back, total bill was over £300. I would ask him where he is getting his parts from.
By the way my symptons were much the same as yours, it's a fairly common problem.
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Old 4th-October-2010, 19:30
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D-day tomorrow - am presuming an aftermarket driveshaft but don't know where he gets them from. He gives a year guarantee though. It's getting done at STS in East End of Glasgow - recommended by someone. Will update tomorrow night! Wish me luck!!
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Old 4th-October-2010, 21:45
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Probably a re-con or second hand shaft. I paid £40+vat last year for one and fitted it myself so you are doing well at that price if that includes fitting and warranty.
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Old 5th-October-2010, 20:25
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FIXED!!!! £145 - he said the one he took out was knackered totally so am a happy person once again. Now just need to sort the driver side back window - bits fell down with a rattling sound into the door (thats what it sounded like) so assume its the cable thingy since the motor still works, fit an ariel, change front wiper blades and replace rear wiper arm and thats us done everything! Not going to bother getting the sunroof sorted as its now closed and fuse removed! Thanks one and all for all the advice etc!
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