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how much resistance should there be?


hi all, one thing i have noticed about the freebie - which i guess is to do with the complicated way drive is spilt between front/rear is the way that when you turn on full lock to park or reverse out of a space or whatever you can feel resistance against the car, almost as if the brakes are binding,now it doesn't stall but you feel you should give it a few revs more than you would with a car....is this normal??
hi, yes this is normal it is a characteristic of the viscous coupling which results in slight wind up between front and rear wheels.When I first got my td4 I noticed this and replaced the viscous coupling(with a brand new one) . It made no difference to the 'brakes on, on full lock feeling'.
Landrover technical bulletin number 0001 relates to this and states that it is a normal characteristic of the freelander.Stating' ACTION:DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RECTIFY THIS CONDITION AS IT IS A CHARACTERISTIC OF THE MODEL.
cheers JK..
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Having a Steptronic I believe one can't feel that typical 'braking feeling' when reversing on full lock. All I notice is when I turn forward on full lock is a kind of repeated whump noise as if something is rubbing.
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