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What have you done to your Freelander today

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Freelaner, Sep 21, 2012.

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  1. kernowsvenski

    kernowsvenski Well-Known Member

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    I've always been pleasantly surprised about the nice cold air from the system, especially given the age of the car and that I've never had it re-gassed in the years I've owned it. I'll investigate how involved that is now.
     
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    I must admit that I'd find a cheap second hand one and have it fitted. They're pretty long lived items, and so a second hand unit should be fine.
     
  3. kernowsvenski

    kernowsvenski Well-Known Member

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    Having done a bit of research I think I might have a go at bearing replacement first I think. If the pulley comes off okay it should be fairly straight forward. If it doesn't I'll probably look for a 2nd hand unit and have it done.
     
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    I had to change the AC pulley bearing on my D3. It wasn't a particularly difficult job, although I did have to get the bearing out so I could identify the size of it. This delayed fitting the replacement.
     
  5. kernowsvenski

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    Looking at the threads on here there was a good write up by @Hippo with a part number too. It could be my saviour lol
     
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    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    They changed the bearing number at some point so worth having a look... if eye remember correctly. Was a long time ago.
     
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    My mate and I took a compressor off a rover 75..
    Straight swap on an 06 td4
    Gassing was the awkward bit
     
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    Had a new backbox fitted, looks and sounds a lot better!
     
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    Fitted my badly painted roof rails.
     
  10. kernowsvenski

    kernowsvenski Well-Known Member

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    Ignored the recently knackered AC clutch and unknown suspension knocking, and changed the PAS fluid. Another unwelcome noise gone!
     
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    Not today, but last week I had the cambelt, waterpump and transmission fluids changed on my 09 FL2 TD4 auto.
    The only fluid not changed was the front box as he couldn't get his vac pump probe down into the oil.
    No drain plugs on some bits which is surprising. I don't believe in sealed for life!
     
  12. Nodge68

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    Today I took off the sump guard in readiness for swapping the gearbox solenoids tomorrow. I also repaired a couple of 2/4 duty solenoids, one of which I'm going to install in my gearbox, along with a complete set of cleaned and tested solenoids I've got.
     
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    I have some cracks in my rear subframe mounting points. In the weekend I investigated to see how difficult it was to lower the rear subframe:
    Rear wheels off
    jack up and support body at jacking points
    Support the subframe / diff assembly on a trolley jack
    undo the 2 10mm bolts which secure the hand brake cables - this helps to get a socket onto the forward subframe bolts
    remove the 4 subframe bolts
    Carefully lower the jack & subframe

    Pretty easy really, you can get 60 to 70mm clearance and possibly as much as 100mm.

    Edit: I tried to put a photo up but have been unable to achieve that.
     
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    Today I replaced all the solenoids in my auto and the solenoid harness too. The fluid that came out was disgusting looking, so I refilled it with my favourite Carlube ATF-U fluid. Fingers crossed the random gear change troubles are now sorted.
     
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    Nodge, How was the solenoid change job? I may be changing mine sometime over the summer. Was access reasonable from below or did you need to strip out other bits for access?

    Not much work done on my hippo over the weekend. All I accomplished was clay barring the bonnet then giving it a cut polish and wax to remove all the marks from winter commuting.
    I'll do the rest of the Landy over the next month or so.
     
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    Access to the solenoids is tight, although less so on the V6, as there's no boost pipes or fuel pipes in the way. You access some from below and some from above. You have a gap of 4 or 5 inches between the cooler pack and the value block face.

    You need to remove both the under tray and battery tray. You will then need to move the fluid cooler to the side, or remove it completely ,if you're going to be changing the coolant at the same time. You also need to drain the box, as the fluid level is above the bottom of the value block cover (traditionally the sump).
    Once you can access the solenoids, you'll find them a right PITA to do, as you're pretty much working blind in the space you have. The 2 lower solenoids are accessed from below, while the 7 other's are accessed from above.
    It took me 6 hours or so, but I did have to sort the battery tray clamp and did a video on repairing the brake duty solenoid too.
     
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    Did some cleaning of the engine bay yesterday. Decided it needed a treat after a painless MoT.
     

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    Found time today to finish the VCU bearing change and fit the front prop cv boot. All seems well. Yet more noises gone, although now it's all quiet I think I can hear a wheel bearing in the early stages of wear. I still have the suspension knocks too so that's proving a bit of a headache. The real good news though is that my aircon pump seems to be performing flawlessly (for now). The car has been standing for a few days but on the test drive earlier I tried the aircon and there was not a sound from the pulley/pump and the air was nice and chilly. All in all today the positives outweigh the negatives :)
     
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    I have a new noise now. It's a soft metallic ting, when I select D and then R. It's like something has got overloaded when the transmission slammed from 4th to 1st, or 1st to 4th. I'm suspecting the it's propshaft related, as it has a tubular bells type ring to it. It never ends does it.
     
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    Or maybe something not quite secure following your solenoids change? - although I doubt a man of your calibre would have missed anything!
     
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