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Fix uppter tie rod

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by freespaña, Nov 7, 2020.

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  1. freespaña

    freespaña Active Member

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    Hi. Few dais ago I felt the car shaking when the engine stoped. Aided by an iron bar, I moved to the sides the rear part (thick) of the upper right engine tie rod. The iron support moved very easily on the rubber support. It seemed loose. The repair I did minimized greatly the shaking when stopping the engine. I have already 2000km and continues perfect:
    Upper engine tie rod: unscrew and remove the front bolt. Unscrew the rear bolt. You will see that it can`t go out because it does' t have space. Take it out all you can. Held with a bar, maneuver the iron support laterally until it uncovers the inner central part of rubber support. Wrap tightly with a piece of bike wheel tube two turns the inner rubber support on its central part. fix with vulcanized tape. The width of the tape must be the same as the support to be well fixed. Finaly fix with vulcanizing tape.
    Putting the rubber support back is laborious and you have to use force, you have to do a double lever, one with the iron bar to put the support back in, and then, with a screwdriver inserting the rubber edges that resist entering, everything this by turning the rubber support over from time to time
    If you put a lot of rubber, you will see that it breaks when prying with the screwdriver and does not go in. It must enter very fair but enter.
    Once inside, re-fasten the bolts. It is a shame I did not take photos of the process.
    I suppose that depending of the wear of the support it will be necessary to put more or less rubber.
    All of the process can take an hour. I hope it will helps someone.
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    Nodge68 Well-Known Member

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    If the upper tie bar is loose, then the lower one will be worse. ;)
     
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    freespaña Active Member

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    Ok. Thanks. I will see.
     
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    freespaña Active Member

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    Hi. You were right. The lower was worse. I applied the same that the upper and the resoult was been very good. Firm and in it place.

    Thanks.
     
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