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L322 Range Rover 2002 4.4 with 70k miles has been looked at by main dealers 3 times to rectify a noise/vibration that occurs when the car is in the higher gears under moderate load. Only tends to occur when climbing an incline and will will stop when you stop accelerating. If you accelerate harder and it moves in a lower gear, again the noise goes. Any ideas? Have had chassis ears listen to it and have checked wheel bearings, pads and done visual drive shaft check. Should I be looking at the propshaft perhaps?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Joe Barfield replied 6 years ago.
Hello, Sounds as if you have the ( Torque Convertor Clutch Shudering )......Acceleration Makes it go Away........Classic Issue With these Models......Very easy to Test.......When this Occurs Up hills Keep a Steady Speed While Lightly Depressing the Brake Pedal......Your Vibration Should Go Away........Thanks XXXXX the Accept Button if You Have No Further Questions.......Thanks Joey
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