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Vibration problem diagnosed

freelaner

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Just got my vibrating freelander back from the specialists and they have dignosed the vibration problem as being:

FRONT PROPSHAFT CV JOINT BADLY WORN
CENTRE PROPSHAFT BEARINGS WORN
REAR DIFF UPPER SUPPORT BUSH WORN

That is their exact words.

How much is this likely to cost to get fixed and is it likely the source of the vibration?
 
hi my freelander has a bad vibration problem did u manage to get it sorted out and what parts did u need and how much did it cost u . was the vibrating cumming from the front and vibrating through the prop to the rear wheels :D
 
My Freebie's started to vibrate post-4x4'ing in the snow... steering wheel vibrates at 50mph+ and gets progressively worse the faster you go. Grateful for any ideas why this should have happened now... I was using HDC quite a lot last week, and I was putting quite a strain on the transmission getting up hills etc.
 
My Freebie's started to vibrate post-4x4'ing in the snow... steering wheel vibrates at 50mph+ and gets progressively worse the faster you go. Grateful for any ideas why this should have happened now... I was using HDC quite a lot last week, and I was putting quite a strain on the transmission getting up hills etc.

Sounds like you might have an unbalanced front wheel, maybe threw a weight while off roading?
 
Just got my vibrating freelander back from the specialists and they have dignosed the vibration problem as being:

FRONT PROPSHAFT CV JOINT BADLY WORN
CENTRE PROPSHAFT BEARINGS WORN
REAR DIFF UPPER SUPPORT BUSH WORN

That is their exact words.

How much is this likely to cost to get fixed and is it likely the source of the vibration?

I had a vibration in the steering wheel and the reason was the worn front cv joint of the front propshaft. I changed the whole propshaft, couldn't find the cv joint separately.
Most noticable when starting from a stop or at ascend.

The front bush of the rear diff is common and the propshaft bearings too. Check this: http://www.brookwell.co.uk/acatalog/TOQ000040.php
 
How much is this likely to cost to get fixed and is it likely the source of the vibration?

FRONT PROPSHAFT CV JOINT BADLY WORN

From memory, outer CV joints are about £70 list price, inner CV joints about £100-120 list price. I think they are refering to the latter.

CENTRE PROPSHAFT BEARINGS WORN

Probably refers to either the universal joints (about £20 each) or to the two VCU supports (also about £20 each).

REAR DIFF UPPER SUPPORT BUSH WORN

There are three bushes around the rear diff. They are left-hand, right-hand and front. Not sure what the "upper" refers to. Probably worth changing all three at the same time. About £30 each.

All three jobs are suitable for a confident DIY mechanic but a lift would make the tasks a darn sight easier. Otherwise factor in a morning's labour.

Cheers

Blippie
 
To replace all three on a lift took my w/shop mate less than 30 min.The shop charged out .5hrs for the work (which I feel is quite fair).The replacements made a noticeable diffrence to noise from the back. The "knock" on take of or reversing is gone.
Spikes
 
From memory, outer CV joints are about £70 list price, inner CV joints about £100-120 list price. I think they are refering to the latter.
I think they mean the front propshaft's cv joint which is a part of the front propshaft, not the driveshaft's cv joints
 
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