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Gearbox problem 03 TD6

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Not mine! I'm not fortunate enough to own one.

A friend of mine has a TD6. He paid to have the gearbox replaced by landrover 13 months ago at the cost of nearly £5000.

He now has a problem with his current gearbox and the landrover dealer is dismissing his claim as the box is over 12 months old (Car is serviced by them too!).

His problem is the following.

Goes up and down through the gears and reverse

However between 3rd and 4th it revs to about 4000 rpm before it changes gear which is accompanied by a juddering in the gearbox.

I said to him it may be the oil in the gearbox so he had it changed by Landrover and it made no difference. (Are these sealed gearboxes?)

They have told him the gearbox is shot and he needs a new one at the cost of £4900 fitted (again). He is very unhappy (Understandably) and thinks it should be covered by warranty.
I told him to speak to Landrover customer services as I'm sure they wouldn't be happy that their dealers are treating customers in this way.

Can anyone advise if this is, in fact, a known / common issue with a cure or is he just unlucky?


(Ps I'll slink back to the P38 forum now where I belong! :wink: :D )
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If your mate has no joy with Land Rover a more realistic replacement cost would be around the £2000 - £2500 mark using an independent specialist. For example, this place near me http://www.kmotors.co.uk/index.php/range-rover-l322 quotes £2295 including a new torque converter and oil cooler (though I’m not suggesting your friend embarks on a 600 mile round trip – just an example!)

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