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Delving into a Freelander 2 differential

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by busybeaver, Feb 7, 2019.

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  1. busybeaver

    busybeaver New Member

    Feb 7, 2019
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    London, UK
    Hello! I've been replacing the pinion bearings in the rear diff that came out of my Freelander 2. It was purchased secondhand and was noisy. There was a shim fitted above the lower bearing and while I will refit it as found and follow the necessary testing procedure, does anyone know if there is a way to measure the pinion gear height to match factory specs, as is possible with earlier differentials?

    It also seems much harder to quickly test the crown wheel positioning as the bearings are set within the castings and not easily adjustable, as they are on earlier models.

    I have the workshop manual but basically wondered if there is any further documentation available that was used when building the diffs in the first place.

    Interested to know how they may have been put together and adjusted during manufacture.

    Thank you!
  2. guineafowl21

    guineafowl21 Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2015
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    Comprehensive article in last month’s Land Rover Owner magazine.
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