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TD4 maladies and Fixes..

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by MollyNomad, Mar 31, 2019.

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  1. MollyNomad

    MollyNomad Well-Known Member

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    Hello 'Freaklanders'

    All good I hope with everyone?

    Just a quick visit, I have been very busy of late having returned from Spain, re qualifying to drive trucks(legally) again and moving house in-between working on my van...and my daughters TD4 ..

    Have finally gotten around to replacing the rear left window regulator..I have small hands and 'feck' knows how anyone with bigger 'un's can do that job easily. Also replaced the copper contacts and plunger in the starter solenoid...incredible wear on one of the contacts maybe justifying the replacement..only ever 'stuck' once with me but my daughter had suffered the issue for a couple of weeks and it was getting worse. 9.95 GBP on 'fleabay' and delivered next day....not such a bad job after all...even gaining some 'Ninja level' skills in starter removal and replacement. Car starts okay now. Might need a new battery soon as my tester said it was 'bad' although it still seems okay. Suggestions for a replacement (as in power ratings etc..brand seems irrelevant IMO)

    Okay, now that the windows work my attention is drawn to the sunroof...It still opens...a bit in that the glass will lower and raise but movement backwards is a no go..maybe just as well? Anyone had success at doing this job, seem to remember reading(and maybe commenting) on such a fix?? I can't remember it's been so long since I have managed to work on/fix the TD4 or log in onto Landyzone...

    Anyhoo, as my van is 'off the road' receiving some much needed TLC I will be using the TD$ for work journey's etc and will be assessing other things...a knocking on the front right suggests a new lower ball joint is maybe required and have read about the rivets etc so looking forward to that anyway...Great weather here in Scotland so would be a shame to waste it being sat 'online'...

    Take care

    Keep it rubber side down

    Regards

    Malcolm
     
  2. andyfreelandy

    andyfreelandy Well-Known Member

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    Sunroof - yes, been there done that ! Was a while ago, but if you use the sunroof enough to warrant the work it is not too difficult. I fixed mine, open it rarely, smell fumes and hate the road noise and shut it again !!

    Main problem is that the plastic slides and clips break, a service kit is available on Ebay (now much cheaper than they used to be - around £30 I think).
    Glass held in with torx screws, drop motor (access through interior light) and drop headlining a bit (remove sunvisors and door rubber trim).

    Then the slides and cables can be removed complete for a look see to identify what has broken. Disassembly and reassembly is fiddly but straight forward. Replace broken bits, lube with silicone grease, reinstall and drop glass back in. There is an adjustment procedure in Rave to ensure that the tilt and slide work on separate presses of the button. The procedure involves operating and dropping the motor out and installing at the correct number of turns.
     
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