Land Rover Freelander Problems

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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Broken doors inside the intake manifold, that vary the length of the manifold, can cause an abnormal engine noise.
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Land Rover Freelander Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 114,087 (70,000–160,000)
Engine affected: 2.5L V6
4 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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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
was told i needed this. new is 1200.00 don't want to pay that. can't find used can this part be fixed
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
Have not fixed. Looking at used intake manifolds. Have found some on E-Bay. My Rover was running like a champ and then all the lights came on, computer diagnostic at local shop-manifold... Loss of power comes and goes but when it goes you are stuck. I bought mine for $1500 with 90,000 miles on it so worth fixing but not putting a bunch of cash in to it. Great in the snow. Also, at the 100,000 mark it needed new cam & crank sensors. About $335. If your Freelander is not starting every so often, for hours or minutes, get these sensors checked. Read on another site that this happens often. Cheers!