Land Rover Differential

Sound of a failing Land Rover differential

When you hear that dreaded low growl from your Land Rover rear differential or front differential it is time to consult with your favorite mechanic. If you are lucky your growl can be fixed with a quick flush of the fluid, but for most it will be the sign of a failing differential.  You now have to make some tough and potentially expensive decisions.  The purpose of this page is to provide you with a description of your options so you will be better equipped to make an informed decision.

So Now What Do I Do?

There are two significant parts of the decision you are about to make; 1)  The quality of the parts you purchase and perhaps more importantly, 2) the knowledge of the mechanic you use to install the parts.  Our experience has been that the cost of the parts will vary from $700 to $5,000 and the time for a mechanic to install your parts will be from 5 to 20 hours.  As you choose your technician do not forget to consider his experience, tools, and labor rate.

For a list of Independent Land Rover shops near you please visit Rover-Service-Network.   Of course, you always have the choice to use your nearest Land Rover Dealer.LR3 Front Differential

Your choices for a Land Rover rear differential will include the following:

1.  Purchase a used Land Rover differential from a salvage vehicle.

2.  Purchase a remanufactured Land Rover differential from us.

3.  Purchase a new Land Rover differential.

4. Rebuild yours.

The costs and issues involved with each of these choices are discussed below.

 

Purchasing a used Land Rover differential from a salvage vehicle

Within the US there is a large network of salvage yards that can provide almost any car part you can imagine.  Various sites such as Carparts.com can provide a ready source to a specific part and its location.  The major consideration with this decision is the probable wear and tear on the used part you purchase.  Consequently, be careful that you are not just replacing your problem with another.

Purchase a remanufactured Land Rover differential

Sufice to say there are few Land Rover differential remanufacturers that can provide a product thats meets both factory specifications and can warranty it for 12 months.  In order to fill this need and essentially provide a fair and professional level of service to the Land Rover owner, Centurion Differential USA was created and established in 1999.  Our remanufactured Land Rover differentials have all new internal parts.  Nevertheless we recommend that your mechanic contact us directly should questions arise.Freelander Rear Differential

Our fully re-manufactured differentials are better than original for the following reasons

We completely strip, clean, and machine (where necessary) these units. Generally they are rebuilt better than before. Rear units include new gears and seals. In short the new gears are stronger, longer lasting and run quieter than the original gears.
Our units include an 12 month unlimited mileage manufacturer warranty undoubtedly another important aspect when considering a purchase. You have the option also of contacting us for your rebuild. Simply ship your to us and we will rebuild it for you. Call for shipping options and pricing.

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To compare remanufactured priced to new prices here is your link if you need a remanufactured locking rear differential for a 2005 LR3 HSE with a list price of around $2,000.

 

Purchase a new Land Rover differential

This option is the most expensive choice. For those that can afford it should consider this path.  Here is your link if you need a new locking rear differential for a 2005 LR3 HSE with a list price of around $4,000.