Engine noise due to broken doors inside intake manifold on Land Rover Freelander

Broken doors inside the intake manifold, that vary the length of the manifold, can cause an abnormal engine noise.
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Average mileage: 114,496 (70,000–160,000)
Engine affected: 2.5L V6
4 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
17 people reported this problem
5 people shared problem details
2002 Land Rover Freelander- 2.5L V692,000
was told i needed this. new is 1200.00 don't want to pay that. can't find used can this part be fixed
2003 Land Rover Freelander- 2.5L V697,400
same problem VIS linkage disconnected from doors inside manifold.Tried to open plenum with heat gun without success so I cut it with a sawzall,reconnected the linkage,epoxied everything back together and viola!no more noise.Kinda Mickey Mouse but beats paying the $1300 for a new one
2004 Land Rover Freelander- 2.5L V670,000
I have one in the shop same problem,were do you fine an intake dealer wants 1100.00 or can they be repaired thanks ken
2002 Land Rover Freelander- 2.5L V6127,000
Intake manifold valves knocking and not closing.
2003 Land Rover Freelander- 2.5L V6105,000
same as above and a misfire #4
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