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Freelander Faults poll

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Northern Irelander, Mar 14, 2008.

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What faults have you encountered on your FL1

This poll will close on Jul 31, 2035 at 9:57 AM.
  1. Petrol engine problems

    18.4%
  2. 2L L-series engine problems

    4.4%
  3. Td4 engine problems

    24.5%
  4. Transmission, VCU, IRD, Diff problems

    34.7%
  5. Electrical problems

    30.8%
  6. Body fittings, Window mechanism problems etc

    39.6%
  7. Suspension problems

    7.7%
  8. Steering problems

    5.9%
  9. Brake problems

    17.3%
  10. Misc/Other problems

    23.0%
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  1. Joe_H

    Joe_H Well-Known Member

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    Hey Waldorf - here we go .
    :D

    SWLZ.jpg :D
     
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    Alibro Well-Known Member

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    Wot a silly pair of auld farts! :p
     
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    Joe_H Well-Known Member

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    So, there are Tree Fellers now :eek:
    Take a look you old fart....:D

    Don't mess wit da Grumpies ! - otherwise you get the naughty chair.....:)
    SWLZAB.jpg
     
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    Alibro Well-Known Member

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    LMFAO. :p

    BTW have you ever clicked on my avatar?
     
  5. Landydandytd4

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    2003 freelander td4
    189k and still going strong
    Window regulators
    Front lower arms rotting through
    Rear diff mounts
    Still love my car though
     
  6. Alibro

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    We were talking about lower arms here https://www.landyzone.co.uk/land-ro...-kilo-hippo-delta.304131/page-17#post-3894256
    A bit of rust flaking off is normal but if there are holes rusting through then get them changed. My son had a wishbone fail on him last year in his Subaru and he ended up in the ditch. :eek:
     
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    The wishbone on his Subaru failed before he left the road? I'm glad he's OK (hopefully!) and every time my son takes his Tomcat out I hope he comes back OK, but I do wonder what excuse he will come up with as to why his Tomcat didn't come back with him! Thankfully I haven't had to test his excuses, he's actually been a decent driver (I believe) and always got home. Aided at the moment with a broken brake light, no warrant and he can't be arsed to fix it!
     
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    Yes I looked at mine and in the centre of the arm it rotted through the skin I am going for lemforder ones I think with poly bush rear bush
     
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    Nodge was saying Delphi were oem at a time and are less than half the price of Lemforder. I guess it depends how long you intend keeping the car.
     
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    Apparantly it was a known weakness in Subaru's and there was a recall for it. The car had been checked and passed as OK before he bought it so after it failed he contacted Subaru to see what they would do.
    Not only did they repair the wishbone free of charge but they also replaced the other one, the damaged wheel and wing and fitted 4 new tyres. :eek:
     
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    When the rear diffs go on F2s and the owners call JLR - they are equally as helpful, ah no, they tell them to sod off !
     
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    And they always replace the headgaskets in the K series free anorl.




    Probably. :p
     
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    I plan to go through the whole car as been a mechanic for a land rover specialist it will be a project some may think that's a pointless exercise but I have a plan
     
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    Looking forward to the build thread. :)
     
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    I thought 104,000 miles was low miles, especially for high end V6 truck. Turns out the ones in the scrap yard have even less.
    I'd list the problems but I am afraid I'll get hand cramps... Maybe I'll drop the engine and transmission and just pull it behind my Dodge as a portable tool box
     
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    so far IN 49HRS

    suspension
    cooling system issues
    and lack of accerlation with chuddering

    got myself a good one here!
     
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    Yeah, but you have to love it for the colour alone!
     
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    in fairness I did fall in love with that instantly
     
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    That's the main reason I bought my wreck.
     
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    2x window regulators
    2x rear bearings
    2x drop links
    Handbrake light comes on at 10mph (red)
    2002 1.8 freelander I
    Apart from it's faults it's a great car :):)
     
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