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#39 of 175 2002 Freelander Transmission- Bad - NEED ADVISE
Jul 11, 2007 (7:16 pm)
Need some opinions.
I have a 2002 Freelander SE with 50K miles. Bought it used at 39K and was Land Rover Certified. Transmission has to be replaced (two months out of Land Rover Extended Warranty). Land Rover has not responded to my request for assistance, doubt they will.
Either I replace for $3800 or get $3500 (as is) for the vehicle and walk. I owe $7550 on it...QUESTION: I am tired of the vehicle, It is very clean...except for the transmission...should I repair...and what realistically can I get if I sell it at a CarMax or something? Black Book Wholesale is $8700.
#40 of 175 Anyone with an 03 Freelander?
Jul 23, 2007 (8:13 am)
I've had my 03 hippo since it was new. Just over 50k miles now and have had very few problems. Had to take it in about a year ago when the check engine light came on and it started running rough. They replaced a couple spark plug coils or something and an intake motor. All under warranty. I did take it in for the 48k service and it checked out fine. I've read all the horror stories about the 02's. I see a lot about brakes wearing prematurely. I just changed the front discs on mine myself at about 48k and the rear shoes still don't need changed yet. I definitely don't drive like an old lady but not like everything is a LeMans either. Of course I'm a little more concerned now that my warranty is gone but it seems most of the things I've read are about the 02's. Were there any changes made that would make the 03 any better? It's been good to me so far but I'm about due for a set of tires so I'm wondering if I should just get rid of it before that.
#41 of 175 Re: 2002 Freelander Transmission- Bad - NEED ADVISE [laff2]
Jul 24, 2007 (8:01 am)
Hello. I also have an 02 Freelander, and mine has 63k miles on it right now. I bought mine at 49k, which was only a month out of its extended warranty.
About 6 weeks ago I had to replace the transmission and it cost me $2500. I must say that I debated what to do for about 2 weeks, and it ended up being worth it for me because I wanted to keep the car for another couple of years. If I were you and you are sure you don't want this car anymore, I would repair the trans and sell it privately, because you could probably get 9-10k max for it, making it a little more worth it. I know this is very hard, and I am sure it must be difficult to accept getting $3500 as is and walk away.
But, I would probably repair it and sell it privately, or try to find someone to repair it for less than $3800. I found someone to do it for $2500 and it drives very nicely now!!
#42 of 175 What gearboxes do you all have?
Jul 25, 2007 (12:11 am)
Are they automatic or manual, when you`re experiencing such problems with the transmission?
#43 of 175 Re: What gearboxes do you all have? [radichy]
Jul 25, 2007 (6:41 am)
My trans is automatic. Is that what you are asking?
#44 of 175 Re: What gearboxes do you all have? [radichy]
Jul 25, 2007 (8:55 am)
My 2002 freelander HSE (troubled car) is automatic.
#45 of 175 Re: What gearboxes do you all have? [cheaplander]
Jul 25, 2007 (9:02 am)
Well, I got the truck fixed for about $3700. Rebuilt land Rover Trans with one year warranty. They drove over to the Acura dealer and traded it in.
Land Rover would not assist after being out of warranty 2 months and certified used by Land Rover about 10K miles ago. While Land Rover did not have to do anything, I thought they would since I had a 2008 Sport Supercharge on order before it went bad. Canceled order, say goodbye to Range Rover.
Unfortunate, but this fan is done with them.
#46 of 175 I have a bad Transmission as well
Aug 13, 2007 (2:09 pm)
I have 55k on my 02 freelander and I am thinking the trans is bad as well. Here is the deal. Mine shift perfect 1 to 2nd, but then slips to nothing in 3rd. Reverse is fine and 1 and 2nd fine. When going into 3rd, nothing and RPM go up.
Does anyone know if this is can be fixed with the 2/4 solinods talked about above?
#47 of 175 Freelander Transmission Problem
Aug 19, 2007 (10:28 am)
Greetings All !!!
Have 03 Freelander with 80K, original trans with no issues, took to Dealer to do a routine transmission fluid flush.
Dealer informed me trans computer corrupt, need new computer
$1300. Puzzling as trans was working fine, installed new
computer, 300 miles later transmission needs replaced. Slipping between shifts !! Anyone with similar problem
or suggestions !?!?!?
#48 of 175 Re: Freelander Transmission Problem [rcb4]
Aug 19, 2007 (11:36 am)
I am sorry to hear about your transmission problem. I want to start by saying I can totally relate to you and I understand your frustration with the Freelander and with Land Rover.
I was never told that I had a problem with my trans computer, but at around 50k miles my transmission was seriously slipping between shifts. I had it checked by 2 Land Rover dealers, an import trans specialist and a private auto shop. The best deal I came up with was to have a private trans specialist rebuild it for $2500, which was a good deal for me at this time. All of the other places were going to charge over 5k for the job, which wouldn't have been worth it since it's a 2002 Freelander.
My suggestion is to try to have your trans rebuilt for as little of a cost as you can. In terms of keeping it or selling it, this is a personal choice. My original plan was to immediately resell after it was fixed, but it drives wonderfully right now, so I decided to keep it for the time being. I hope this helps you and I again am very sorry to hear of your problem! Let me know if you have any other questions. Take care & good luck!!