Land Rover Defender MT82 Gearbox
Part Number: LR039149
Why does the Land Rover MT82 gearbox fail?
The Puma 2.2 Ltr and the 2.4 Ltr TDCI Engine were released in Land Rover’s Defender fleet in 2007 and coupled with the Land Rover Defender MT82 Gearbox which is a 6 Speed manual, they were built with an unfortunate design fault allowing the output shaft to wear out early due to a lack of lubrication to the gearbox spline.
What are the symptoms of a faulty MT82 Land Rover gearbox?
- Noise protruding from underneath the vehicle
- Grinding gears
- Jumping out of gear
How to fix a Land Rover Defender MT82 Gearbox?
You have a few options;
1. Replace with a brand new gearbox from Land Rover
Land Rover did fix this design fault and a new gearbox would be the best option and would ensure longevity. However, expect a brand new gearbox from a dealership will come with a large price tag.
2. Recondition your existing gearbox
You could get your gearbox reconditioned at a transmission repair shop to bring it back to OEM standard. This will be timely as the rebuilder will need to find and order parts and put it back together. This could take anywhere from 1 – 6 weeks depending on availability.
3. Buy a replacement reconditioned gearbox from SRP Auto
At SRP Auto, we have reconditioned units on the shelf and ready to go. These have been carefully resembled with new componentry by our qualified rebuilders. Offered with 12 months warranty coverage these units can be dispatched the same day on our national wide delivery network, having you back on the road within days. Find more product details here or call one of our professionals now.