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Merlin, you're not familiar with this problem. This has nothing to do with a case of water intrusion. It's a case of Land Rover failing to apply spline grease to the splines during the assembly process. Thanks to the physics of electrolytic migration, corrosion ensues. Poor workmanship at the assembly line.

Davrodiver - please file a complaint on the NHTSA website. The more that experience this failure report properly, the more likely that LR will have to acknowledge it and address it.

 

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I have a complete transfer case ready to go in. As for the wading, my wife definitely has NOT, and the vehicle looks too nice inside and out to have been a rock crawler. If the wife gets tired of it, I might just have to take it off road...
 

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NHTSA report has been sent. Here is a copy of my report. I plagiarized part of your explanation, 03rangiemark. Thank you, Sir!

My wife came to a complete stop at a stop sign. When she tried to pull off, the vehicle refused to move. Two good Samaritans pushed her into a parking lot. Had this happened on the Interstate, it could have caused an accident. Inspection a few days later revealed rusted and stripped splines on the transmission output shaft and transfer case mating part. During my research, i found that this is a fairly common problem caused by electrolytic migration due to a lack of grease on the mating parts during assembly. Please note the absolutely clean areas of the transmission and transfer case apart from the rust dislodged during disassembly.

EDIT: I also attached the pictures with the rust encrusted shaft and mating part.
 

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I know you like to do your own wrenching, I always have too. But I did shop around for the most time & cost efficient option, and ended up with (believe it or not) a local Aamco as the result. I've never been a fan or even believer of Aamco or any transmission shop, but the one in Longwood Florida left me happily impressed. It cost me $6000 to rebuild both the transmission & transfer case, but I'm sure that they're both in better shape than when they left the Land Rover assembly line.
And the owner, manager and crew that I spoke with at that particular Aamco were great to work with. They earned my trust.
If you'd rather get that back on the road asap and don't have as much time as you'd like, I hope you're able to find a shop as good as the one I was fortunate enough to find.
I'm still trying to find the time to drop the tranny & transfer case of my '03! Luckily, that one can wait.
Best of luck!
 

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RRPhil

Perfect writeup, I am doing a T box switch out and had not read this when I pulled the new part's Shift Change Solenoid.
I do not have whatever tool is needed and the IID Tool from GAP not helping with this one.
How do I either engage/power the solenoid up as I will have to now do it under the vehicle? I can't seem to figure out what activates the shaft to extend so I can fish it in between the forks?

Any Ideas? I've been dealing with this issue for months and parked it 2 months back fearing major damage due to a bad gearbox. I've switched the T-case as diagnostics lead there, but in a moment of excitement to get things going I mistakingly had loosened screws then rolled the unit over and it popped out. Only one broken finger getting the old T case out, and the new used one in, now this solenoid issue.

I plan to carry this out for the old T-case for a spare of if I am certain I did it right pass on to another LR fellow.

Hope you are still in the forum as I really could use help on this one.
 

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My wife's 08 RR Supercharged at 130k miles stranded her this morning and I'd appreciate your ideas.
Pulling off from a stop sign, she got high revs and no movement. After a couple of guys pushed her into a parking lot, she found that the gear shift feels normal but is useless. The transmission will not go into any gear or even park. My train of thought on this from least painful to most painful goes: Gear shift linkage, Torque converter, Transmission.

Are there any other options I'm not thinking of, especially an ID-ten-T option that i should check before moving on to the next thing?

I haven't done much work on her car, just the alternator and brakes, but i am comfortable with working on it. I do drive it semi regularly and there have been absolutely no slipping, hard shifts or any other transmission clues. I'm currently at work and am trying to formulate a game plan. I obviously have no codes but will update when i get my hands on the car.
Thanks,
David

Edit: On second thought, torque converter wouldn't cause this issue, so, gear shift linkage, rear diff, or transmission...
the bigger question how did water get into these parts?
have you been wading?
You haven’t said if it’s hot or cold, mine keeps losing all gears as I slow down but once when I was doing 70!! A lad I’ve got in touch with, with the same problem exactly, has suggested it’s the driveshaft.
As it may be worn away .
Thoughts????
Thanks
 
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