Range Rover Automatic Gearbox Diagnostics and Repairs
We are now offering diagnostics and repair of Range Rover Auto Gearboxes.
These are supposed to be "sealed for life" in other words no need for oil changes, it would seem that following this lack of maintenance causes failure of the gearbox in as little as 60,000 miles (sometimes much less)
Unfortunately as many owners have discovered the cost of a Land Rover Exchange Gearbox including a torque converter and all the associated sundries, flushing of all the pipework and gearbox cooling system often results in a total bill of around £4,500.00 - £5,000.00, this could write off some Range Rovers.
The most important thing to do with any strange behaviour or errors on the Range Rover is to have the cause diagnosed by specialists such as ourselves, Using the diagnostic equipment for the vehicles, either Land Rover Testbook T4 on vehicles up to about 2005 and for 2005 models onwards JLR SDS. We have all of these tools and many more that we have created in-house. We also have the ability to drive all the vehicles on our 4x4 Rolling Road (Often called a Dyno or Chassis Dynamometer) There are not many companies that have access to the facilities that we have available.
Once we have diagnosed the exact cause of the problem or symptoms we can advise you of any options and costs of repair, depending upon the fault and how the gearbox has been serviced in the past repairs can be practical and cost effective at times. If a full exchange Gearbox complete with torque converter, flushing, fluids and labour the total is often about £2,450.00 which is a significant saving on the cost of similar gearboxes from Land Rover Dealers. About Half the cost actually.
If you are experiencing problems with the automatic gearbox on your Range Rover give us a call to discuss the problem and how we can help you .
We recommend that the gearbox on the Range Rover is serviced every 5 years or 50,000 miles, during the service we first check the gearbox cooling system using our thermal imaging camera and also temperature probes. The gearbox oil is drained and the sump and gearbox oil filter are removed and inspected along with the sump pan for any debris and swarf. We can tell a lot from this inspection. We then flush the oil cooler checking once again for restricted flow. If all is well we fit new filters and gaskets and refill the gearbox with the recommended transmission fluid. We then road test the vehicle before handing back the vehicle to our customer.