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Hi all can anyone help me figure out what the problem is I will try to explain

This all started with an Abs sensor fault !! The car drove perfectly before I replaced the sensor ( had to end up drilling / picking it out ) I had to " persuade the disc off with a heavy mallet to get more room to get drill in when I drove the car it sounded like a REALLY badly worn c/v joint this only made the grinding noise when there was a bit throttle on ,if the car was moving with no throttle there was no noise . since then I have replaced the hub carrier(wheel bearing used part ) no joy then thought it may be the c/v joints so replaced the whole front drive shaft and c/v joints ( used part ) but the noise is still there !! Today I got the wife to drive car forward and back a few times and you see the front wheels judder when the noise is there ( both sides there is no judder on the rear wheels ) when the HDC and in low ratio it seems a lot worse when you drive the car with the foot brake on just enough to still be able to drive car there is no noise and the car drives as it should when you release the foot brake you get what feels like the ABS kickback and the noise returns do you think I have a problem with the front diff ? or is this possibly a fault with the ABS ? Is there any way to disable the ABS to try and see if that is the problem ( maybe disconnecting the ABS sensor plugs from the hubs? ) if you need any more info please post

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It's cool I figured out the problem ( sort off ) I unplugged the ABS plug and all is well ! Looks like a trip to the fault code robber
 

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have you figured out what the bad part was?
 

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Hi Stan yes I did . After a bit of hunting about I discovered the " land rover specialist " actually supplied me the wrong abs sensor I returned the sensor 4 times before I had to tell the " specialist " the part number myself !! They kept sending a 2006 on supercharged one I wanted a 2003 td6 all sorted now and going good .... I wait with in anticipation for the next " ping "

Lessons learnt tho I now have a part number list for the range rover so I can now quote the part number to save any " misunderstanding "
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Goodness I would have thought that in the UK there would be more "good" LR specialists than we have over here in the US (there seem to be a lot more LR vehicles on the road there). It would seem that the general disappearance of "real" mechanics must be a global phenomenon. I don't understand why this happens, I wish there were some way to reverse the trend. We need fewer flow charts and more critical thinking.
 

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thats an interesting story I am glad you got things figured out,
you could probably use Island 4x4 in the UK for parts.
They seem to have great prices
 
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