Land Rover 2000-05

Differential

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Drain the differential oil.
  6.  
  7. Remove the air intake plenum.
  8.  
  9. Remove the cooling fan.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the power steering pump feed line.
  12.  
  13. Remove 2 nuts attaching engine brackets to their mountings.
  14.  
  15. Connect an engine lift to the lifting brackets and take the weight off the engine.
  16.  
  17. Remove the front propeller shaft.
  18.  
  19. Remove the right driveshaft seal.
  20.  
  21. Remove the differential seal.
    NOTE
    Place the front wheels in the straight ahead position and ensure the ignition key is removed.

  22.  
  23. Remove the lower steering column clamp bolt.
  24.  
  25. Disconnect the pinion from the column.
  26.  
  27. Disconnect height sensor harness from the sub-frame.
  28.  
  29. Disconnect the power steering gear connector.
  30.  
  31. Remove the sway bar heat shields.
  32.  
  33. Place a transmission jack under the sub-frame to support it.
  34.  
  35. Remove the sub-frame.
  36.  
  37. Disconnect the differential breather hose.
  38.  
  39. Remove 4 differential bolts and remove the differential.
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To install:

  1. Clean all mating surfaces.
  2.  
  3. Install a new o-ring to the differential housing after coating it with petroleum jelly.
  4.  
  5. Install the differential but do not tighten the bolts.
  6.  
  7. Align the differential to transfer case front output flange.
  8.  
  9. Connect the breather hose.
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  11. Install the sub-frame and tighten the bolts to 122 ft. lbs. (165 Nm), plus an additional 90 degrees.
  12.  
  13. Install the sway heat shields.
  14.  
  15. Lower the engine onto the mounts and tighten the nuts to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
  16.  
  17. Connect the power steering gear connector.
  18.  
  19. Connect height sensor harness to the sub-frame.
  20.  
  21. Install the power steering feed line using a new o-ring.
  22.  
  23. Connect the pinion to the steering column.
  24.  
  25. Install the lower steering column clamp bolt and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  26.  
  27. Install the right driveshaft seal.
  28.  
  29. Connect the front propeller shaft.
  30.  
  31. Install the cooling fan.
  32.  
  33. Install the air intake plenum.
  34.  
  35. Fill the differential with oil.
  36.  
  37. Connect the negative battery cable.
  38.  
  39. Bleed the power steering system.
  40.  
  41. Check the front wheel alignment.
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