2002 Land Rover Freelander 3 DOOR 2LT DIESEL MANUAL SERIES 1 NOISE FROM ENGINE BAY.

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Problem added: Feb 3, 2019 (1 year ago)
i have a noise a bit like worn brake pad [ just replaced them thinking it might have been them ] but it sounds as if it's coming from the back of the engine low down . Thats as best as i can describe it , and it's location from in side the car . We have toyed with the idea of one of us lay across the engine whilst the drives it around an empty car park.. It does not happen when accelerating , only when the engine is not under load , ie, when you back off on the throttle or just cruising in any gear .
I think that covers it . Fingers crossed for a straight forward answer . Cheers

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Car: Land Rover Freelander
Variant: 3 DOOR 2LT DIESEL MANUAL SERIES 1
Model Year: 2002
Category: Leaks & Noises

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Feb 7, 2019 (1 year ago)
HI , update on the above problem. Having had a friend drive the car he thinks the noise might be some thing to do with the prop-shaft. He described the noise more like the sound of a bearing running dry . Could that be the case , and if so , which part might it be. The noise as i have previously mentioned only happens when the car is moving , even with the gearbox in neutral , and as i found out yesterday it is still makes a noise when free-wheeling with the engine off .
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Mar 27, 2019 (1 year ago)
THIS IS A QUESTION:HI, RE, the noise as mentioned before , the consensus of opinion is that it's the propshaft , well part of it .
I am set to remove the front section ( turning the car from 4 wheel drive to 2 wheel front drive ) as it would seem from talking to a friendly mechanic or two that this is a common fault ?? What i wish to know is where the shaft fits into the R D U ,( we all know what that is , well i do now i've looked it
up ) on removal from said RDU will i be left with a hole that leaks oil , and if not is sort of cap required ? Cheers
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