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Old 05 June 2006, 08:13   #1
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Calling Ribnet Landie Buffs! Sheared (Transmission?) bracket under my landie...

Hi All,
I'm own a 1995 Discovery 300Tdi, and for a few days I've been getting a strange rumble.

I looked under the landie today, and on what I assume to be the rear transmision, there was a connector that had some nastly looking shears in it, and generally didn't look too healthy. As the noise is getting worse, I can only assume it is falling apart!

Can anyone help with what this is, whether I can buy and fit it myself, or where a good garage in the Portsmouth area to get it done quickly and cheaply is?

It all looks fairly catastrophic, and expensive, and I'm a bit worried it's also fairly dangerous looking!

cheers!

Jimbo

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Old 05 June 2006, 09:16   #2
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It would appear that I shouldn't drive the car, and what I need is one of these:

http://www.devon4x4.com/shop.php?mod...ew&product=129

Anyone know anywhere within cycling distance in portsmouth that does landy bits? Time to WD40 the bike chain, and free up the siezed wheels methinks!

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Old 05 June 2006, 09:24   #3
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You could cycle up to the Marriot roundabout the is a Land Rover main dealer there at the back of Tescos.
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By the looks of it you need to remember a complete set of Bolts to go with it.

Where is the Disco at the moment?

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Old 05 June 2006, 11:17   #5
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....and fit it myself, ...
[Condescending mode on] … If you can’t even identify the part correctly, should you really be attempting to replace it yourself? Swap a few beers for some local help? [/Condescending mode off]… ....
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[Condescending mode on] … If you can’t even identify the part correctly, should you really be attempting to replace it yourself? Swap a few beers for some local help? [/Condescending mode off]… ....
Jono,

Yes, I see your point, and it is one I have thought of. Having looked at the job in more detail, I am confident that if I had an angle grinder, a torque wrench and some ramps for the car, I could do a good job (I found some instructions on the net too). However, whether or not I would trust the job with my life (or more importantly, the life of anyone I was carrying) is a different story.

I would swap a few beers for some local help (I do infact owe one forum member a few beers for his never ending knowledge of my land rover, and my yamaha outboard!) but I am aware of how busy other people are, and don't wish to be any more of an imposition than I already am!

So, I've bought the part from land rover, and the garage is doing it on Thursday!

Nasher, the landie is sitting outside my house in pompey.
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Oi Grumpy. Bad day at the office was it? Don't tell me you've never took a job on that you knew diddly about.

Jimbo, get yer overalls on, get the old part off and take it to a dealer to get the right bit. You might end up with skinned knuckles, grit in your eyes and you might even die when the jack collapses but at least you'll have had the satisfaction of doing it yourself and learning in the process.

If the jack does collapse, can I have your Yamaha please?

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Oi Grumpy. Bad day at the office was it? Don't tell me you've never took a job on that you knew diddly about....
... ….It's how I approach most jobs I do... difference is…..it's your life at risk…...not mine....
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Shame you can't drive it up to my workshop.

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Simple job - never done it on a Landie but have on an alfa. If there is banding around it do NOT cut it until the thing is fitted or you will never get the bolts through!!!

In fact these rubber doughnuts are a pain. Defenders don't have them or older Discos. They are there to stop clunks but they always fall apart eventually - especially if you do a lot of towing!!!

A lot of people go back to the older style without the rubber - much stronger and if you drive properly you don't get clunks!!!

http://forum.difflock.com/discus/messages/5/48729.html
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