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Replacment Prop Shaft Gaiter

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by kernowsvenski, May 16, 2019.

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  1. kernowsvenski

    kernowsvenski Well-Known Member

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    Quick question.

    Upon changing the front VCU bearing I found that the propshaft gaiter had a small split in it. I thought it would be prudent to change it whilst the prop was off so I ordered a new GKN one.

    When it arrived I got on with the job but there was an issue which concerned me. The boot was not pressed into the metal surround and consequently I am concerned it won't seal properly.

    I just wanted to check with others who may have done the job if it's normal for the boot to be separate from the flange or do I have a part that has a manufacturing fault? The original Boot is held in the flange securely.
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  2. Alibro

    Alibro Well-Known Member

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    I replaced one a couple of years ago but can't remember if they were separate or not so probably not much help.
    I do remember spending ages tapping the edge of the metal flange into the slot on the prop shaft to try and secure it even though the bolts would hold it. I figured it would be a hassle if it rotated while I was trying to refit the prop shaft.
     
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    kernowsvenski Well-Known Member

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    Rang Rimmers today and they opened one up and said it was the same. I guess they're just like that and it should be okay.
     
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    Nodge68 Well-Known Member

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    I think the gaiter is pinched when the bolts are tightened.
     
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