Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: Uni-body, Subframe and Mounting System Rear Subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

 Removal

NOTES:

  • Some variation in the illustrations may occur, but the essential information is always correct.
  • Some components shown removed for clarity.
  1. Refer to: Electronic Parking Brake Service Mode Activation and Deactivation (206-05 Parking Brake and Actuation, General Procedures).

WARNING:

Do not work on or under a vehicle supported only by a jack.

Always support the vehicle on safety stands.

Raise and support the vehicle.

Remove the rear wheels and tires Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04 Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).

Refer to: Exhaust System (309-00A Exhaust System - GTDi 2.0L Petrol/GTDi 2.0L Petrol - SULEV, Removal and Installation).

Refer to: Exhaust System (309-00B Exhaust System - TD4 2.2L Diesel, Removal and Installation).

Refer to: Rear Silencer (309-00C Exhaust System - INGENIUM I4 2.0L Diesel, Removal and Installation).

NOTE:

Mark the position of the driveshaft flange in relation to the drive pinion flange damper.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

NOTE:

If equipped.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

NOTE:

Use penetrating oil - spray through the driveshaft bolt holes as shown.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

NOTE:

Driveshaft joint shown removed for clarity.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

CAUTION:

Install the bolt finger tight.

NOTE:

Alternate tighten the bolts until the movement of the driveshaft joint is detected.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

CAUTIONS:

  • Discard the bolts.
  • Make sure that the driveshaft is supported with suitable retaining straps.

NOTE:

Repeat above steps until the driveshaft joint is fully released.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

Remove the bolts, turn the propshaft and repeat the above step at the other unthreaded hole.

Refer to: Rear Suspension Height Sensor (204-05 Vehicle Dynamic Suspension, Removal and Installation).

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

CAUTION:

Make sure that the brake hose does not support the full weight of the brake caliper assembly.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

CAUTION:

Discard the nut and bolt.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

Repeat steps 11 to 19 for the other side.

NOTES:

  • Vehicles with Active driveline.
  • Before disconnecting any components of the active driveline hydraulic system, the two pipe port closing valve must be closed manually as illustrated.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

CAUTIONS:

Be prepared to collect escaping fluids.

Before disconnecting any components, make sure the area is clean and free from foreign material. When disconnected all openings must be sealed.

NOTE:

Vehicles with Active driveline.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

To aid installation, use a straight edge to mark the position of the subframe in relation to the body at the points shown.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

General Equipment: Transmission jack

CAUTION:

Discard the bolts.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

NOTE:

Do not disassemble further if the component is removed for access only.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

NOTE:

Note the orientation of the components prior to removal.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

CAUTION:

Discard the nuts.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

CAUTIONS:

  • Discard the Upper arm nut and bolt.
  • Discard the Toe arm nut.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

CAUTION:

Discard the nuts and bolts.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

Repeat steps 28 to 30 for the other side.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

CAUTION:

Discard the bolts.

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

Uni-body, subframe and mounting system rear subframe - AWD (G1779461) - Removal

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