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LR2drivendiscover



Member Since: 14 Feb 2014
Location: Saskatchewan
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Canada 2008 LR2 i6 SE Auto Rimini Red
Rear diff

Has anybody in North America had issues with their rear diff? It seems like one of the most common faults with this vehicle. "Transmission Fault - Traction Reduced" came on the screen. Dealer did a 155$ "software upgrade" and that didn't fix it. They say they will proceed by elimination (changing part after part - the next step is the pump in the diff if I remember correctly) until they find a fix.

Dealer told me I can't damage the diff by driving around (is this true!?), so the car is with me until I find out if there are any ways to know what the fix is (instead of using the dealer's technique of replacing everything until it works). Has anyone had their diff fixed successfully (without the problem re-occurring). How much $ to expect?

At the moment, there is no whine coming from the rear diff.

Thanks for your help on this!

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Post #222498 19th Apr 2014 7:31 pm
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itsaguything



Member Since: 25 Apr 2019
Location: Ottawa
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Canada 2013 LR2 2.0T HSE Auto Firenze Red

resurrecting this as our vehicles are getting older... (And I have no interest in moving to the new vehicles... just just seem so delicate)
I have noticed that whirring noise. I'm hoping changing the differential fluid will alleviate any future issues.
Should I look at anything else, from a minor maintenance perspective?

Thanks! Guy Pensa
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Post #370820 25th Apr 2019 1:42 pm
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Peppino.1962



Member Since: 24 Apr 2019
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Italy 2010 Freelander 2 TD4 S Auto Santorini Black

Do you know the exact error code "dtc" (it is composed of 9 letters and numbers)?
Have you ever replaced the Haldex oil and filter?
Have you ever replaced the oil in the rear differential?
How many miles has your Freelander traveled?

Post #370845 25th Apr 2019 6:48 pm
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itsaguything



Member Since: 25 Apr 2019
Location: Ottawa
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Canada 2013 LR2 2.0T HSE Auto Firenze Red

Changing all diffs and haldex fluid this week. The Transmission fluid was changed and shifting does seem smoother. Guy Pensa
Cars with Personalities
Getting itchy. What's next?
2014 Land Rover HSE Lux (blend of practicality and aggressiveness)
2007 XKR (Jaguar Racing Green) (woo hoo!)
2004 XJR (Jaguar Racing Green) (deceased)
2002 S-Type R (British Racing Green, of course)
1951 Riley RMD (Black, time for that restoration)

Post #371321 2nd May 2019 8:46 pm
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BossBob



Member Since: 30 Sep 2010
Location: Bristol
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England 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Baltic Blue

There is a user changeable filter in the Haldex. It’s a pain to get to but if blocked changing the fluid won’t make much difference.

Post #371348 3rd May 2019 6:45 am
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jules



Member Since: 13 Dec 2007
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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Firenze Red

There are actually two filters in the Haldex - one that is replaceable and comes in a kit and another "pump" filter which is cleanable and requires the pump to be removed to gain access.
Youtube videos show hows is done.

The positions of the Gen3 and Gen 4 filters are different and access is harder with the Gen 4 Haldex. Jules

Post #371416 3rd May 2019 6:33 pm
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merlinj79



Member Since: 14 Aug 2019
Location: San Diego
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United States 2008 LR2 i6 S Auto Tambora Flame

I got a new rear Diff. in 2016, and am in the process of changing Diff and Haldex fluid/filter. Hoping to keep my diff going long term, but does anyone know of a shop in SOCAL (or the US) which will rebuild the Diff properly if it comes to that?

I'm using these intervals going forward, based on info here and other forums.

Haldex:
Fluid change (best I can with haldex in place) 20K
Remove/dissasemble/clean/filters 40K. May not bother with dissassembly, depending on how it looks the first time.


Rear Diff Fluid:
40K. Using AMSOIL Severe Gear synthetic, the OEM is dino juice, who the eff uses dino oil for anything but a fleet vehicle or beater anymore? May try M1 Delvac if there's anything weird with the AMSOIL.


Tranny Fluid:
50K

Transfer Case (PTU) Fluid: 50K. Sticking with OEM for now.

Also drilling/tapping drain holes for PTU and R. Diff. Installing magnetic plugs on Diff, PTU, and engine although the motor doesn't seem to be a problem on these cars, thank goodness.

Post #377795 3rd Sep 2019 7:41 pm
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to-LR2



Member Since: 31 Dec 2019
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Canada 2010 LR2 i6 HSE Auto Lago Grey

I had a rear diff 'whirring' sound in my 2010.

Removing the rear diff and taking it apart was a big effort by my local shop - I was able to watch them do it.
The guy had a lot of experience doing it too and needed a bunch of special tools.

He swapped out the bearings and it's beautifully quiet again! Laughing

Good local shop in Toronto fixed it for a fraction of the price of anywhere else. If anyone needs details feel free to reach out.

Post #383513 31st Dec 2019 2:45 pm
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to-LR2



Member Since: 31 Dec 2019
Location: Toronto
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Canada 2010 LR2 i6 HSE Auto Lago Grey

For the HALDEX fluid, did you get the Volvo AOC fluid? I was reading online that it is the same as the Land Rover product and 1/2 the price. Still expensive -- cost me $75/litre from a local Volvo shop.

Rear Diff Fluid -- I ended up getting a litre from my local Land Rover dealership (needed it right away). It was WAY overpriced at $60/litre (yes, you read that right, Sixty bucks).... spec wise it looked the same as what you would find from Canadian Tire for $8. If I wasn't in such a rush, I would have procured a synthetic version fo the gear oil.


Haldex:
Fluid change (best I can with haldex in place) 20K
Remove/dissasemble/clean/filters 40K. May not bother with dissassembly, depending on how it looks the first time.


Rear Diff Fluid:
40K. Using AMSOIL Severe Gear synthetic, the OEM is dino juice, who the eff uses dino oil for anything but a fleet vehicle or beater anymore? May try M1 Delvac if there's anything weird with the AMSOIL.


Tranny Fluid:
50K

Transfer Case (PTU) Fluid: 50K. Sticking with OEM for now.

Also drilling/tapping drain holes for PTU and R. Diff. Installing magnetic plugs on Diff, PTU, and engine although the motor doesn't seem to be a problem on these cars, thank goodness.[/quote]

Post #383517 31st Dec 2019 2:50 pm
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jules



Member Since: 13 Dec 2007
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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Firenze Red

The Haldex fluid that Volvo sell is the same as that JLR sell, except cheaper. Jules

Post #383529 31st Dec 2019 4:36 pm
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to-LR2



Member Since: 31 Dec 2019
Location: Toronto
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Canada 2010 LR2 i6 HSE Auto Lago Grey

Thanks for confirming Jules.

For me, the Volvo AOC fluid was $75 / Litre vs $186 for 3x300ml tubes from JLR. Less than 1/2 the price. (all in CDN dollars)

Post #383555 1st Jan 2020 2:02 am
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JJE



Member Since: 05 Jun 2018
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England 2012 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Auto Fuji White

Hi, I had the same message appear and needed haldex service and a new haldex pump,lots of people on here have had the same problem.

Post #383571 1st Jan 2020 3:49 pm
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jules



Member Since: 13 Dec 2007
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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Firenze Red

In the UK, Volvo AOC is the equivalent of about $60 (CAD) per L

https://www.haldexrepairs.co.uk/shop/fluid...ssion-oil/ Jules

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