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Land Rover Discovery: General Information Driveshaft to Rear Differential Disconnection (G2152273) / General Procedures

Land Rover Discovery (2009–2016) Service Manual / Chassis / Chassis-Driveline / General Information Driveshaft to Rear Differential Disconnection (G2152273) / General Procedures

SPECIAL TOOL(S)

SPECIAL TOOL(S)

SPECIAL TOOL(S)

ACTIVATION

CAUTIONS:

  • Make sure all the components are clean and free from corrosion.
  • Support the driveshaft at all times to prevent the damage to the centre bearing.

NOTE:

  • This procedure contains some variation in the illustrations depending on the vehicle specification, but the essential information is always correct.
  • This procedure contains illustrations showing certain components removed to provide extra clarity.

NOTE:

If equipped.

General information driveshaft to rear differential disconnection (G2152273) general procedures

Locate and release the Emergency Park Release (EPR).

Raise and support the vehicle on a suitable 2 post lift.

Refer to: Lifting (100-02 Jacking and Lifting, Description and Operation).

NOTE:

If equipped.

General information driveshaft to rear differential disconnection (G2152273) general procedures

Remove the differential undershield.

General information driveshaft to rear differential disconnection (G2152273) general procedures

  1. Mark the installed position of the driveshaft in relation to the rear differential drive flange.
  2. Remove the driveshaft to rear differential retaining bolts and washers.

Spray the joint mating faces and bolt holes with general purpose penetrating oil.

NOTE:

Vehicles with 2 slots located on the differential drive flange.

General information driveshaft to rear differential disconnection (G2152273) general procedures

Using a suitable tool, carefully lever against the 2 slots located on the rear differential drive flange until the driveshaft is disconnected.

NOTE:

Vehicles with 2 slots located on the driveshaft.

General information driveshaft to rear differential disconnection (G2152273) general procedures

Using a suitable tool, carefully lever against the 2 slots located on the drive shaft joint until the driveshaft is disconnected.

NOTE:

Vehicles with 2 extra threaded holes on the differential drive flange.

General information driveshaft to rear differential disconnection (G2152273) general procedures

  1. Install 2 M10 x 30 mm flangeless bolts into the 2 extra threaded holes located in the rear of the differential drive flange as shown.
  2. Tighten the 2 bolts 1 turn at a time until the driveshaft is disconnected.

NOTE:

Vehicles with 2 extra unthreaded holes on the differential drive flange.

General information driveshaft to rear differential disconnection (G2152273) general procedures

Install 2 suitable 8 mm x 30 mm metal bars into the extra 2 unthreaded holes located in the rear of the differential drive flange as shown.

General information driveshaft to rear differential disconnection (G2152273) general procedures

  1. Install 4 M8 x 30 mm flangeless bolts and 4 driveshaft washers into the rear of the differential drive flange as shown.
  2. Tighten the 4 bolts 1 turn at a time until the driveshaft is disconnected.

NOTE:

Vehicles with accessible groove around the driveshaft.

General information driveshaft to rear differential disconnection (G2152273) general procedures

Using the special tool, disconnect the driveshaft.

Special Tool(s): 205-932

NOTE:

Vehicles with tapered nut connection.

General information driveshaft to rear differential disconnection (G2152273) general procedures

Using the special tools, disconnect the driveshaft.

Special Tool(s): JLR-205-993, 303-1142

Clean and inspect the components.

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