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    Hi does anyone know where to get the three point bearing inside the front propshaft for this is all thats wrong with my prop and it clips of with a sirclip and landrover want me to buy the whole shaft. Any ideas?

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    As you have found its only available as a complete shaft, you can't even by the rubber boot separate.

    Best i can suggest is that you often see the front part of the shaft for sale second hand on ebay.
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    If you can get it off it might be worth taking it to a Bearing Factor as they might be able to find a comparative one. That might be cheaper than a new prop.
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    Thanks it is a joke at landrover make you buy the whole shaft just becuse the bearing is gone.

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    There may be many reasons that LR do not see fit to make this an available part. It may be a safety matter. It might be that it is a unique part and they have an agreement with the manufacturer. We don't know so we have to accept it, I'm afraid.
    And to be honest in 5 years I don't think I have heard of many of them failing. Are there many threads on here about it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan johnston View Post
    Thanks it is a joke at landrover make you buy the whole shaft just becuse the bearing is gone.
    Agreed and it's a bigger joke that they expect you to replace the whole thing if the rubber boot splits so you have to be ultra careful when removing/handling the front shaft.

    God only knows why they didn't use a conventional sliding joint and UJ.
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    That is common, Renault won't supply the rubber drive coupling as a seperate part, it's a complete shaft set. We get them from a place in Wales.

    I have a couple of Freelander prop sets with seized VCs, if it's the front CV joint you want, PM your address or come and collect one.

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    I am searching for 2 complete front drive shafts, can you buy them reconditioned? I need someone in the North East (Newcastle) to point me in the right direction as I will be visiting there in December and hope to sort something and ship them back to Dubai..my Freelander jumps like a Kangaroo!

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    Hi, new driveshafts available here.......

    http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_trkpa...d=p3286.c0.m14

    have them delivered to your UK address for you to collect when you visit..
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    Wow Chaser that's been a huge help...Thank you.

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    Contrary to popular belief, thats the kind of guy I am!
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    I've got a Freelander V6 2.5 2001 auto that I've just bought and I was shocked to discover that a split gaiter entails having to replace the whole shaft. Can't someone design one that fits over the top with a couple of jubilee clips? Anyway if you've got a prop how much to supply/send it to me?

    Does anyone know if I can fit a new output shaft bearing without taking the IRD off? This is where the flange goes from the front section of the the rear prop into the IRD. I've seen posts saying it can be done on the Discovery but not sure about the Freelander.

    Any advice gratefully received.

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    I'm sure somebody found that one of those "stick it together" type rubber covers could be fitted.

    Don't know about the bearing, but take into account the IRD of a FL is nothing like that of a Disco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaser View Post
    Contrary to popular belief, thats the kind of guy I am!

    Very helpful with info on towing eyes if i remember correctly

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbie77 View Post
    Very helpful with info on towing eyes if i remember correctly

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