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1999 Land Rover Freelander

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Dave H
October 31, 2009.



Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Land Rover 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 74000 miles

Since filling up with petrol at a supermarket chain my Freelander started juddering at speeds over 30 MPH. It gets worse when you accelerate. After aout 100 miles the engine started making a high pitched whine.

I have taken it to 2 garages and had 2 very different diagnosis.

The first garage after putting it on the computer said I had a leaking head gasket, it required HT leads, rotor arm and distributer cap.

It cost me £82 for the diagnosis.

The second garage said they couldn't find a fault when they put it on the computer. They think the vibration/juddering is " probably" due to the intermediate reduction drive gear box going and the viscus unit failing.

They also asked if there was a sweet smell when the heater was on as there was an anti-freeze leak; to repair this they would have to remove the dash board.

They also drained the petrol tank, put in some differrent petrol with a petrol treatment; this made no difference.

I have been quoted a bill in excess of £2500.

Which garage is correct!

Tiny
SummerCarmen
Aug 25, 2008.
Take the car to a dealer for a better diagnosis !

Dave H
Oct 31, 2009.