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My dad and i have noticed that our 110 has got quite a bit of vibration at about 15-20 mph and again at 60-70 mph. We think it might be the front diff as the noise and vibration is coming from that end. I checked the UJ's and they are ok. It is a P reg and has done about 128k. When the weather improves i will put it on axle stands and check for rattles from the front and back. Any idea what else migth be causing it?

P.S There is also a clunk when we brake heavily, same as before from the front. The calipers are on tight so it wont be those.

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Sounds like UJs to me, I would also check brake pads, I had a set drop through the caliper and landed rubbing on the disk which caused vibration and a clunk when used. Radius are bushes might also be worth looking at.

Regards

Frax <_<

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Ok will check those when the weather improves. Its still a tad snowy and damp.

As you're in Dorset, i shall make a shameless plug for a local club........ check out www.dorsetrover.co.uk

Good luck sorting the truck.... there are quite a few specialist garages around if you need one....

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We are already with Dorset Rover and FODROW. We have used Douglass Motors in the past for various bits. We tend to use a garage in blandford as it is just round the corner from our house and he has a couple of land rover specialists. We orignally got our 110 from Rudkin Vehicle Services in Clapton, Crewkerne. Its just a bit too far to go for the vehicle to be looked at.

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U/Js are funny things, they can seem ok on the truck, but disconnect one end (Diff is easiest)

and then check, its caught many out, inc solid sliders too, when the prop is off grab the flange

of the diff and see if it can be moved up / down. again with prop on everything seems to lock up and look dandy :)

Nige

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Checked the 110 this morning. Sounds so dodgy but i had it on four axle stands with Oak logs as back ups on the diffs incase the axle stands slip. Had my dad put it in low range whilst i was underneath to check for excessive play in the UJ's. And it was the UJ's on the front prop shaft that are going. That will be the project in the new year. The clunk from the front was the calipers (which scared us a bit). We tightened the nuts down so there isnt any play in them at all. Whilst i was underneath i checked for any other problems or mods we could do. The big one is a "skidder" plate for the tow hitch as we caught our one on the disco several times. The last time we caught the towhitch on the defender it was held on by bungee cords on the way home.

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