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Transmission Service On A Freelander
Watch Doug, our Land Rover Master Technician, give an overview the transmission service (using
service kit # TRANSM800SKA) on a Freelander, 2002 - 2005. In this video, Doug will show you how to access drain and fill points, and refill with new transmission fluid, which is included in our service kit. This service should be performed every 60,000 miles. Questions about this video? Call us at 1-800-533-2210. Kit #: TRANSM800SKA Performing Transmission Service On Freelander 2002-2005, 6-Cylinder Gasoline, North American Specification Hi I'm Doug, your tech support representative here at Atlantic British. And in this video we're going to touch base on one of our maintenance kits that we have available for the 2002 to 2005 Freelander, part of our maintenance and repair academy that you'll find on our website. And on our website you can also download and print this sheet which gives you all the other maintenance functions for your vehicle. In this case we're going to talk about the transmission service kit. Now, in the case of the Freelander, there is no filter or replaceable filter in that transmission. And we're just simply going to do a drain and fill, which can still do wonders for these systems. Just like any petroleum based fluid, transmission fluid can break down. It's designed to also hold any contaminants and whatnot that get into the system. You will have condensation, you'll have some dust and a little bit of debris from wear parts from the transmission usage. So you want to change this on a regular basis. Now, in this case, it's recommended every 60,000 miles. It's a very good idea to do. And it's very easy to do. And what you'll be getting with the kit is enough transmission fluid to refill the system. Specifications calls for 4 liters. We're going to give you 5 bottles because these bottles are based on quarts. And a quart is .946 liters so you will come up, if we just give you 4 bottles, you'll come up a little short. So we give you 5 so you get the recommended amount. You're also going to get a new drain plug and a new gasket. This also has the magnet built into it. And a new fill plug up top. So, very easy to do. Very easy to access. And what we're going to do now is we're going to go through this vehicle and we're to show you the basics and some tips on how to change your transmission fluid. All right, so, we have a Freelander up in the air. As you can see, the drain plug has easy access. It's a 15/16th plug. And what I would suggest is use a half inch ratchet on it which will give you a little bit more leverage. It will come out easier. Don't have to worry about saving the plug - you get a new one with the kit. And it's just a matter of drain and refill. There is no filter to change on these. As you can see there's no belly pan like the majority of your other transmissions. And the front - back pans are rather difficult to change, which you really dont need to do any way. So essentially this is just a drain and refill. So you're going to completely drain the transmission. Put your plug back in. And the next step is we lower it down and we show you how to do the refill. All right, so, now that we've drained this completely we're going to access our fill plug, which is down below these hoses, you'll see a little black plug right next to your wiring harness. Grab underneath and pull. You'll see that's what it looks like. And you've seen one similar. You'll be getting a new one with the kit. A little more softer and flexible than this one. And, you're going to notice that the hole is relatively small. You may need to either modify your funnel. Now you're going to find that probably at about the 2 and a half to 3 quart it will seem like the transmissions is full. Hop in the vehicle. Start it up. Put your plug on first. And then go from drive to reverse. Back up to drive. Put it back in park. Let it run for a minute. What that will do is circulate some of the new fluid back into the system. Shut it down. Put in the remainder. Specifications call for 4 liters after a drain. So 4 liters on a refill. The system actually holds about 8 and a half. But, when draining it you don't get everything out of the torque converter. So, that's basically all it takes to do a transmission service on your Freelander. Relatively easy. Can be done out in the driveway. Fairly inexpensive. No nuts and bolts to deal with because there's no filter. So when you're ready to do the transmission service on your Freelander, just contact any of our knowledgeable salesmen at 1-800-533-2210. And thanks for watching.
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