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    New to the Forum and to Land Rovers

    Hey everyone! I just bought an 03' Discovery. It's got a few issues and wanted to see if there is anyone close by that I could drive to look my truck over and see what issues can be found. Seem to have the 3 amigo issue although I used the hill decent this weekend and the lights have been off since. Also seems to be a little slop in either the transmission and or transfer case. I'm not sure what's normal, it would be great to get some advice from a long time owner. Thanks in advance!

    Dan

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    Rovers are known to have slop in the driveline. Is most noticeable shifting into Drive and shifting into reverse? If so, no worries, everyone has the "clunk"
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    Quote Originally Posted by honda50r View Post
    Rovers are known to have slop in the driveline. Is most noticeable shifting into Drive and shifting into reverse? If so, no worries, everyone has the "clunk"
    Don't notice the slop shifting into reverse, although I listen for it later today. The slop I feel is when I'm driving (in any gear), I let off the gas, and step on it again, that's when i feel it. From the under the car I feel slop in the front drive shaft. The drive shaft joints aren't worn (or at least the slop isn't coming from there).

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    Read up. Get this done ASAP, its a matter of time before that non serviceable unit fails.

    http://landroverforums.com/forum/dis...roblems-14434/
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    I plan on doing the front drive shaft but don't think that's my problem here. The joints have no slop, it's the the transmission side, I believe. I'd like to rebuild my with grease-able joints. I've seen all sorts of stuff about which ones to buy but the threads are all old and people seemed to complain that the manufacturer was sending out the wrong size parts. Is there someone that sells a complete kit to rebuild the front drive shaft with all the correct parts?

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    First to answer your question, there is no kit.
    If you want, send me your E-Mail address and I'll send you a PDF on how to rebuild the double cardon and a list od parts numbers which you should find at most part stores.
    How many miles on your engine? What you are describing is very normal based mainily on our all gear t/case so don't worry about that.
    Here is a list I put together a few years ago, you probably need it all.

    1 Oil filter, K&N 3001 or Mobil 1- 301
    1 Factory air filter
    6 Qts. of engine oil, Shell Rotella T-6
    2 feet of 3/16th vacuum tube
    2 feet of 5/16th vacuum tube
    6 Qts. Of Vavoline’s high mileage Dextron 3 ATF
    7 Qts. of 80/90W synthetic gear oil, 85W/140 for HD use
    3 Pints of Castrol Synthetic or Vavoline’s DOT 4 Brake fluid
    4 Qts of synthetic Power steering fluid
    2 Gallons of Peak or any green or yellow coolant, don’t use Dexcool
    1 Bottle of Lucas Power Steering additive
    1 Bottle of Lucas Transmission additive
    1 Can of B&G’s 44K gas additive
    1 Can of Spray Carb. Spray
    1 Can Of Brake cleaner
    8 Spark Plugs, I use Bosch Platinum Plus 4's
    1 Set of Magnacor or STI 8mm plug wires
    1 Serpentine belt
    2 Bottles of SeaFoam gas additive
    1 T/Stat
    1 bottle of WaterWetter or Purple Ice
    Hoses and belts, as necessary

    60,000 Mile Service or Major Service for High Mileage Used Vehicle just purchased

    Bleed the brakes
    Flush and change the power steering fluid adding one bottle of additive
    Service the tranny adding one bottle of additive
    Change the coolant Pressure Cap and t/stat
    Do an engine flush before changing the oil
    Do an induction cleaning
    Clean the throttle body
    Add fuel additive to full gas tank
    Change both of the diffs fluid
    Change the t/case oil
    Replace the plugs and wires
    Replace the air filter
    Lube all the drive shaft grease fitting including the 2 slip shafts
    Do full inspection of brakes, hoses, bushings etc.
    Rebuild or Replace the front drive shaft if it only has 1 grease fitting
    Mike

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    Thanks Mike!! It's a 2003 with 100k miles. I sent you a PM with my email.

    Dan

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    Welcome to the forum.
    For future reference, technical questions should be posted in the relevant technical section.
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    That's great info Mike! Thank you!

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