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#16 of 176 Freelander Transmission flashing F-4
Mar 30, 2007 (1:03 pm)
I just repaired a 2002 Freelander with "F" & "4" flashing alternately on the PRND2L indicator. My customer was told by the local LandRover dealer that the trans needed to be replaced. The vehicle did not need a transmission. If computer diagnosis indicates a P1748 code, then the 2/4 brake solonoid on the valve body must be replaced. It's a good idea to replace the 2/4 Brake timing solonoid as well. The retail $ for both from your local LandRover dealer should be: $191.91. A local transmission shop should be able to replace the solonoids for 2 hours of labor...
#17 of 176 Re: Freelander Transmission flashing F-4 [gac62]
Apr 01, 2007 (9:57 pm)
Wow! My '02 Freelander SE just started flashing "F" and "4" on the gear indicator this morning! I'll go to Land Rover first (gotta see how much $$$ they want!!) and will ask what diagnostic code comes up. Then I'll take it from there. Excuse my ignorance, (I'm not a mechanic!) but the two parts needed would be the 2/4 brake solonoid on the valve body and the 2/4 brake timing solonoid, available from the dealer, right? Are the solonoids parts of the braking system or the transmission system? Sorry for the basic questions!
#18 of 176 Freelander 02 Transmission flashing F-4
Apr 05, 2007 (2:16 pm)
I dont even know where to start with my Freelander '02 SE. its in the shop it seems every couple of months. i have 70,000 miles on it and the car started flashing F-4 and the hill decent control light went on. then the check engine. i took it in, they fixed some bolts in the rear axle and i payed 820 for that and then they said the trans needed to be replaced. for $5,035! in the past 8 months i have already spent 5G's on it. i asked how much they would give me for a trade-in - 1,000-2,000. they are nuts. im starting to hate landrover.
#19 of 176 Another Transmission Victim
Apr 10, 2007 (12:15 pm)
Just got the call from my dealer, my '02 Freelander needs a new transmission; $3900. No warning, no noise - just cruising down the highway (70mph, cruise control), transmission went to downshift and nothing - just neutral. No forward gears, no reverse.
This is outrageous: 4 years old (+3 months) 65K miles.
I see lots of other postings about problems with transmissions. Anyone getting any help from corporate Land Rover?
#20 of 176 Re: Freelander 02 Transmission flashing F-4 [scardini23]
Apr 10, 2007 (12:35 pm)
Your transmission most likely does not need replaced. There are 2 solonoids on th evalve body that may need replaced. They're the 2-4 Brake and 2-4 Timing. The cost of the parts is ~$200 plus the labor to pull the cover exposing the valve body. You'll probably have to take it somewhere other than your dealer as they typically don't "repair" transmissions, just replace, that's why it's so expensive. Good luck.
#21 of 176 Re: Freelander Transmission flashing F-4 [newday]
Apr 10, 2007 (12:40 pm)
The solonoids are part of the Valve Body located inside the transmission. The valve body controlls all shifting of your transmission by alterating the flow of the fluid through various channels. Yes, the solonoids are Dealer parts. The culprit is most likely the 2-4 brake solonoid which has been on back order for sometime.
#22 of 176 Re: Another Transmission Victim [rtaust]
Apr 11, 2007 (12:45 pm)
join the push for a class action lawsuit. you're not the only one with trans problems with the Freelander.
Email Bridget at....
Bridget OR [landrover_lawsuithotmail.com]
to join forces. The more; The better.
#23 of 176 Re: Freelander Transmission Defect [barbara6]
May 02, 2007 (11:45 am)
I also have 2002 Freelander and I have transmission problem too. It has only 66K miles and very beautiful car (it is HSE) but I can not fix it, it is too expensive. What are the options for people like me, I can not sell it either. Has anyone heard if landrover is doing something about this? Thank you.
#24 of 176 Re: Freelander Transmission Defect [cheaplander]
May 02, 2007 (12:05 pm)
Did you get your freelander checked out at a landrover dealership? If so, I would get a second opinion from a private owned transmission shop - after I researched a lot about these transmission problems and saw these posts here I thought it might pay off to get a second opinion...and I AM SO GLAD I DID. My landrover place gave me a quote of $5,035 because they said I needed a NEW TRANSMISSION. And I did not want to pay that much, for I had already spent 5G's in the past 8 months on other repairs. They gave me a trade-in price of $1,000-2,000 - I was outraged!! My car is an SE, with a lot of other additions on it, and worth A LOT more than that, even with the transmission gone and 70,000 miles on it - So, I went to this transmission shop I had heard from through a friend and they said my car DID NOT need a new transmission but that the solonoids needed to be replaced - the total cost including labor: $800. And it runs BEAUTIFULLY now. If I didnt have such a busy schedule I would seriously think about sueing LandRover - they are horrible people . Good Luck with your car!
#25 of 176 Re: Freelander Transmission flashing F-4 [gac62]
May 04, 2007 (5:01 pm)
Is there a picture, a manual on how to change solenoid on 2002 freelander? How difficult it is to replace it? Thanks in advance.