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Freelander 1 Sloppy gearchange - PU rebuild kits?

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by rob_bell, Nov 3, 2016.

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  1. rob_bell

    rob_bell Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    My FL1 has a rather sloppy gearchange - which is a surprise coming from MGFs, as the PG1 is typically quite a crisp gear-swapper. I guess it is the bushes having worn out (only 80k miles over 15 years).

    I've seen the cunning steering UJ swap mod, but also just spotted DD's website has PU bushes for the gear linkage.

    Has anyone used these, and what was the result? I am sure it could only make things better!!! :)
     
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    Er. I have:)
    It's not just the bushes and uj. The joint with the pin through goes floppy. Especially if the pins missing and it's got a nut and bolt through it
     
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    Figured you would! LOL

    How is the kit to fit, and do you need to use all the buses listed on your site?
     
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    Diesel Do Well-Known Member

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    No you just need to figure which is the cause. Each bit made a slight improvement on mine. The biggest was sorting the pin I was on about. If you slit the tube down each side then bolt it solid. It has no play at all. My gearshift is now amazing.
     
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    Any pictures? If not, I'll have a look once I've got it running and sorted the VCU and take pictures as I go along :)

    PS found this on YouTube - is this what we're talking about DD?
     
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    That needs new bushes in the uj. But the tube he's holding is the bit I was on about if that's sloppy where it goes on the box
     
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    Ah ha! I see what you mean now - the external rod for the selector fork. These are rarely a problem on the F's I'm used to working on, so wouldn't have thought to check this. Thanks for that head's up! :)
     
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    ive come across 2 or 3 now
     
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    Hi Rob, the roll pin can and does wear - it is a bit of a pain.
    The shift - to be honest - is never the best - but is actually ok.
    ANY wear as said above is a cumulative effect.
    The difficulty is expecting 'too crisp' a change - it should not be too 'sloppy' but is never - duck's bum' Quality ;)

    Joe
     
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    My car has only done 80k, but I suspect that that may be 80k of city driving, not sitting comfortably on a motorway. I'll check everything - and I suspect I'll find play in everything, but you never know: I might get lucky sometime! LOL ;)
     
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    my gearchange is not sloppy but it jumps ot of reverse cold it be the roll pin?
     
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    Jumping out of gear I fear is a different problem donbuz... :(
     
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