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Freelander, rear bushes

Postby Mayo » Fri 15 Feb 2008 12:50 pm

Hi guys,
I am new on here and i am looking for advice on the best way to check the rear bushes on my freelander, 2Ltr diesel, W-reg (2000). Sorry if this has already been posted!!
many thanks
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Postby lookskyward1 » Fri 15 Feb 2008 1:01 pm

Unless you think you have a problem don't touch them until MOT time and get the tester to do them for you. :?
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Postby charlie716 » Fri 15 Feb 2008 3:48 pm

If they've gone you usually get a clunk going on and off the gas.
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Postby Mayo » Sat 16 Feb 2008 10:59 am

Thanks charlie716 and lookskyward1.
I am getting the clunking when going on and off the gas. would you recommend to change all bushes on the rear or just the one side that is effected?
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Postby lookskyward1 » Sat 16 Feb 2008 11:31 am

Crawl under the car and look at the rear diff mounts, you will be able to see if they are torn.

If you need new ones try, http://www.island-4x4.co.uk/rear-diff-m ... 533be9818a They are not difficult to fit 8)
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Postby Blippie » Mon 18 Feb 2008 12:24 pm

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Two likely candidates for clunking or thumping from the rear of the cehicle.

- the centre/front one of the three rear diff mounts.
- the VCU mounts

You can test these by getting under the vehicle, have a goiod buitchers and look for deteriorating rubber. A little bit of surface cracking is ok, but my rear diff mount had disintergrated completely. Then, whilst you are down there, grasp the propshaft and give it a good waggle up and down, side to side and see if you can witness it fouling. Also see if tou can get it to turn, and check for play ta the univeral joints.

For advice on changing the mounts, go to www.landyzone.co.uk and search the Freelander forum. You can also get the technical "RAVE" discs from www.green-oval.co.uk or com. Can't remember.

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