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transferbox test

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by redrrover, Mar 1, 2014.

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  1. jamesmartin

    jamesmartin Well-Known Member

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    both front wheels turn prop when only one is jacked up rear on the ground ,would sound like buggered vc , if you apply park brake and hand brake what then ?
     
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    handbrake on still spins free, in park it locks box and wheel has movement of about 1/4 turn then locks
     
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    That confirms it's the VCU then. Unless you are off roading it, I'd leave it, better than a seized VCU.
     
  4. redrrover

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    I have a second hand transferbox .I locked the rear out put flange and turned the front with a bar i can now see the difference thanks for your help cheer Pete
     
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    in which case you could just unbolt old vc housing from yours and fit the other as long as its not seized solid
     
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    ok thanks i will change it over .I will let you know how it goes the other vcu turns with a nice even steady force I will do it in a few weeks thanks Pete
     
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    it can be done with t/box in situ
     
  8. redrrover

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    Hi just changed the transfer box to day the old box was well nackerd vc- bearings black burnt oil. its very quite now so thats ok but still not locking in top gear any more info please thanks pete
     
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    Stick it on diagnostics maybe the lock up solenoid in the gear box is knackered.
     
  10. redrrover

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    Hi i put my p38 on testbook today showes no faults,I had a look in engine ecu by battery and it had a cold start relay fitted so i removed it and cut the resistor off between 2 wires that went on the relay,I then joined the 2 wires grey with thin blue line and it would not start at all. so i put a new resistor in line between the wires and all works fine and locks auto box in top gear ,How can something so small do all the problems i have had ,I wonder how many p38 auto boxs have been changed for 6p resistor thanks for all your help Pete
     
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    You mean an hot fix. I suggest you look at it with testbook again, this time on the EDC there should not be a resistor in that line. You may have a ECU temp sensor problem.
     
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    +1:)
     
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