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Hi All,

apologies, I’m new to the forum. Was driving my 110 Adventure which I’ve had from new in 2015 along the motorway yesterday when suddenly something gave / happened - it started swerving wildly - managed to keep it upright and get to hard shoulder - something also doesn’t sound right under the bonnet and there is a clunking when tried to move again so vehicle was RAC recovered and awaiting inspection by dealer but can’t see it for a week - any ideas on cause / issue appreciated.

Thanks

JT

 

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Could be a wheel bearing seizing up. If the seal is gone or muck has got in they have a tendancy to weld themselves to the stub axle and can lock the wheel up until it frees itself off again and the bearing rips apart. Can cause the brakes to feel spongey as well, 

 

Im sure a good garage will work out what it is 

 

 

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Welcome to the forum

Propshaft failure would be no.1 on the list , then transfer box , differential gears in the axles . Jon has a valid suggestion there too .

It's a bit new for any of those to fail though , so I will be interested to hear the results of the check

cheers

Steve b

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swerving wildly? tie rod broken or tie rod end broken, this joins the two wheels together cause your steering wheel only steers "one" wheel. had this happen to me on a dirt road and it was barely controllable.

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Thanks for the feedback all, TBH, it’s not been off road, only 24,000 miles and 2015/16 Reg from new - I’m in France at the moment so have booked it in to Land Rover specialist dealer to take a look.

cheers

JT

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Not sure if what happened caused me to swerve side to side a bit as was travelling on motorway when had this sudden jolt and Landy was fully loaded so was rolling a bit left and right till I could slow it down. Once I tried to drive off again there was a shudder feeling so had to stop.

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Second all the above, I'd be getting under it to have a wiggle of propshafts / UJ's, and jacking each corner up to give each wheel a wiggle and a spin - don't forget to chock a wheel when you do!

Also check the steering system as suggested - it's easy enough to see, get a helper to waggle the wheel back & forth while you follow the chain under the bonnet looking for anywhere there's play or something dodgy.

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38 minutes ago, Retroanaconda said:

Later vehicles had an issue with the axle end flange breaking off - it’s fairly obvious though as the wheel would end up at a fairly odd angle or the whole hub assembly could detach. 

I guess none of us know for sure without seeing the car but this seems the most likely, given the symptoms.  Either way, it's not the sort of thing you want to happen anywhere!

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi All,

garage investigating at the moment - early diagnostic is it was indeed the wheel bearing - I’ll update once they have a proper look. Question, is it normal these can fail after only 4 years?

thanks again for all your suggestions.

JT

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Wow they're taking their time !

Not usual on a newer vehicle with your lower mileage with just road miles but ... manufacturing defect, assembly defect, hub seal failure, any of these can cause it. 

Relatively easy fix for them depending on damage.

Mo

 

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...although as a 2015 assuming ordinary road use , not puddling in Russian muskeg etc , it would be considered unusual for a bearing to fail to destruction . Also likely to be the original factory fitted part unless it  has been replaced of course .

Steve

 

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1 hour ago, Mo Murphy said:

Wow they're taking their time !

Its France and it is the holiday season, ..... and main dealers are not quite what we are used to! Two predictions here, ... the parts are coming from the UK and it's going to be eye-wateringly expensive.

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Why not call Landypoint and ask forDrew (+33 (0) 5 17 20 03 27) as he speaks English ?

Most parts in stock for normal prices and next day delivery to you in France through DPD.

 

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Grease lubed wheel bearings with a damaged seal (or just badly fitted) tend to fail rapidly and catastrophically, usually when you're traveling at high speeds on a major road. They also aren't as well sealed as the oil lubed setup so are prone to issues with water ingress after driving through relatively shallow water.

Oil lubed bearings give you plenty of notice of a problem, tend not to weld everything together and have a visual indicator of any minor problems with the seals :)

It would be worth considering converting (very sure there is a topic about it around here somewhere !) at some point.

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38 minutes ago, Arjan said:

Why not call Landypoint

I think he is now in the hands of the dealer Arjan, they'll have it in their workshop, as it isn't driving it probably won't be cost effective to haul it elsewhere.

Do Landypoint keep that much?, I never found they had anything for the D2, might be better for Defenders I guess.

Best we can do for JT is translate for him if required, if he has decent French anyway then we can only offer tea and sympathy :), whereabouts is this I wonder?

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