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  1. Harsh downshifts, black fluid

    Range Rover Evoque / L538
    Hello i have a 2013 Range Rover evoque 49850 miles, coming to a stop the transmission has pretty harsh downshifts intermittently and sometimes makes a weird noise during downshift, dealer could not duplicate, I took a sample of trans fluid and it is black. Anyone experience this?
  2. ZF 6HP26 Harsh Shifting/Solenoid replacement

    Range Rover Mark III / L322
    I thought I would would do a short write up on my experiences with two similar vehicles using the 6 speed ZF gearbox. Both being 2006 Jag powered - one supercharged and one normally aspirated. I started a thread regarding different coloured solenoids a year or so ago but decided it best to...
  3. 2016MY transmission judder and harsh changes

    Range Rover Sport II / L494
    Having read that a few other members have had potentially similar problems with their L494s, I thought I'd share my experience and raise a red flag or two. My car is just over a year old but has only covered 9,000-odd miles due to its transmission problems - and over 3,000 of those were in...
  4. Harsh 2nd to 1st when stopping

    Range Rover Mark III / L322
    Hi guys I hope you can help. This is my first post. I have a 02 4.4 v8 with 126000 on the clock. It had a new box 60000 miles ago. The problem is when slowing down just befor I stop it bangs down from 2nd to 1st but only when the box is warm but is fine when I do it in manual. I have a new box...
  5. Transmission harsh downshift when stopping

    Range Rover Mark III / L322
    Hey guys, I have a 2006 full size RR with 100k on it. I'm dealing with the notorious transmission head jerk when coming to a stop. It doesn't do it every time but sometimes it feels like I've been rear ended. After searching the forum I replaced the fluid and pan/filter. I used the kit from...
  6. Gearbox harsh shifting in low range only

    Range Rover Mark II / P38
    HI, Something’s very odd with my gearbox. It works fine in high range but the other day I selected low to make sure everything still works and the shifting was painfully harsh (I thought I was rear ended the first time it shifted from 2nd to 3rd) I tried it in manual mode but it made no...
  7. Weird / Harsh first start of the day on 06 RR Sport HSE

    Range Rover Sport / L320
    Hi all I've got an '06 RR Sport HSE with 165,000 miles on it. It has been an amazingly reliable car. The first start of the day....and only the first....the engine starts in the normal amount of time but seems to "race" for about 3 seconds accompanied by a loud metallic clattering noise. After...
  8. 1st to 2nd shift after first start of the day is harsh

    Range Rover Sport / L320
    Hey Guys, Wondering if you can shed some light on this. '08 RRS S/C with 56k. After first starting it in the morning and sometimes after work, my car is very reluctant to shift into 2nd from 1st. While it's still in 1st gear, if I continue to coast or hold the throttle steady, it will...
  9. I'm over the harsh ride

    Range Rover Sport / L320
    Ok, I've had my 2012 RRS SC for a month now. I like the overall proposition, but can't stand the Logic7 (discussed elsewhere) and the ride quality. We live in Brisbane, Australia, where the roads are properly crap. And it gets worse when you leave the city. The RRS is constantly harsh over small...
  10. 2012 RRS SC , harsh ride ?

    Range Rover Sport / L320
    My Sport SC seems to ride very harsh on uneven or bumpy highways. On even pavement ride is fine. I checked air pressure and its at 38f/42r. Does anyone experience the same. Thanks