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Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Hippohammerz, Jun 18, 2022.

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  1. Hippohammerz

    Hippohammerz New Member

    Jun 18, 2022
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    Hi people. New to this and land rovers! Bought a 1999 freelander diesel yesterday. She needs a turbo replacement... Big job? I can't find any videos or tutorials anywhere online... any help appreciated.
  2. GrumpyGel

    GrumpyGel Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2013
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    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Never attacked the turbo.

    I suggest you have a read on the 'Rave' workshop manual from LR. Details on downloading and installing it here...


    You'll need the version for the early L Series models. There will definitely be a section from removing/installing the turbo. You need a Windows PC to run the manual on, there's instruction on that thread how to do it.

    I'd imagine you either have to remove the plenum/inlet manifold and attack it from the top, or you'll need to remove the IRD to attack it from the bottom.

    If you need to remove the top stuff, it will be a good opportunity to give it a good clear out to remove the years of gunk that has built up inside. If you need to remove the IRD, it may be an opportunity to replace the clutch if that's nearing the end of its life.

    Hopefully you will get more detailed advice. Good luck.
  3. Nodge68

    Nodge68 Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2011
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    Near Newquay
    Why do you believe it needs a turbo? The L series almost never suffers turbo issues.
    It depends on your skill set. It's buried down the back of the engine, so access is uncomfortable.
    You're unlikely to find a YouTube guide, as the turbo is very reliable.
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