We can even wire in a warning lamp into your existing dash module if you desire. If the vehicle is put into first gear and the handbrake released on level ground with wheel chocks to prevent excess rolling you may be able to see the movement by nudging the vehicle back and forth from underneath. This is a normal feature of the four-wheel drive system. Series Gearboxes Gear Ratio Models Used 1st 3. So you can now drive to the trails at a descent rpm and highway speed, then when you reach the trail, you can have a crawl ratio that is much lower than anything else offered for the Rover.
All versions share the same basic design and external dimensions, and they also share a similar low ratio 3. You will experience clunking when changing gears if this part is worn. If there's any sign of oil leaking past the seal, then replace that too. Aggressive wheel spins can terminally damage the centre diff. The housing is slightly larger as well.
The Underdrive lever comes out near the hand brake lever and has a small range of motion up and down and has full detents for positive shifting. When the flange is removed, check the condition of the plain surface of the flange stub where the oil seal touches. Take the weight of the Transfer box abnd remove the final bolt. Speedo cable next - this is retained by a forked bracket and a 10mm nut on a stud. Contact us for technical information. Extreme off-road driving and heavy towing can have a detrimental effect on most drivetrain and suspension components, but the transfer box usually seems to hold out against the odds, only succumbing to relatively minor issues. The pressure felt at the actuator, created by the flow from the pump, is controlled by the pressure control valve in the valve block.
Ashcrofts actually sell a high range kit with gears at 1. Does it make the 110 difficult to drive or tow? It may not look like much, but you'd be surprised just how much that little black lever can do for your Rover in off road situations! The replacement transfer box is a 1. Cheers Craig Just found some info that indicates all are 3. These units are very heavy and awkward to manhandle, so it would be easier to have a second pair of hands available when lifting it off and replacing it. It has not necessarily been cross checked and verified, so use the information with the appropriate amount of discretion.
The latest generation underdrives are better than ever. Then undo the cross head screw that holds the handbrake drum in place. If there is no speedo drive, then carefully lever the one out of your old box, clean and grease it, then press it into the new box after apllying some grease to the hole of the new housing. You may also have an Earth cable attached to one of the bolts, as in this picture. A real pain in the butt towing and ratios are too far apart on the dirt in high ratio with 1. The answer is that a lockable center differential is the single most effective off road performance upgrade one can make to a Discovery 2. The method of replacing any transfer box is much the same - regardless of engine or vehicle not sure about a Freelander though.
If anyone has done this can they let me know if it was an improvement and also any negatives. On the trail the 40:1 ratio means a pretty fast crawl ratio and that for some of today's trails can cause problems. Hopefully someone can clarify that? Remove the split pin form the linkage closest to the backplate. I believe my R380 does have the oil cooler fitted. It is better to swap cases as there may be differences in your 2 boxes. Diff lock works in either ratio, and also works with electronic traction control if fitted.
The intermediate range is a useful gear split between stock high and stock low High and Low ratio will remain unchanged but when selected the underdrive will give an additional 2. Sort of makes sense to me as the Defender seems to crawl way better than the Disco I had. Front and then rear view:- First drain the transfer case - 17mm socket or spanner to remove it. The backplate, complete with the shoes, expander unit, etc, will now lift off. If you are located in southern California, then visit the for a list of local repair shops around Los Angeles. It you have some more or better info.
Peter Thanks, guys, for the info! The new shaft is retained in the transfer case using a new bolt and special washer supplied in the kit. Not sure how to link this thread to that one, so here's a screen shop of the important bits! Not the position of the plate - it must go back on the replacement box in the same position. Data has come from a variety of sources. Fuel economy on the big trips is good though. Sort of makes sense to me as the Defender seems to crawl way better than the Disco I had.