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I have a Land rover freelander 2003 TD4 i am getting a bump

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Hi i have a Land rover freelander 2003 TD4 i am getting a bump from un der the car, so i had a look . At the rear of the car drivers side at the end of the propshaft and bit to the N/S i put a screw driver under the propshaft and i was able to push up and down the propshaft and i could see that what i call the bump stop was very loos and i could make the bupping sound from under the car, am i right and is it call a "Bump Stop". The Prop seems OK.
Michael
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hello I think you're referring to the centre mount
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the centre bearing is quite loosely mounted so this can be moved normally but if you can run the car in gear with the wheels off the ground and then feel the centre bearing housing for vibration if there's any then consider replacing the unit
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your reply. Well the movement I have is. With the car on the ramp if I put a screwdriver into the knuckle at the end of the prop shaft

,I can push it up and down to the NSR there is below the bump stop a what looks like a round rubber (bearing mount)? with a bolt going through it when I lift the prop the bump stop hit the body. it seems as if it should have something in the centre like bearing there is nothin to slow or make it harder to rise. when I do this the axil moves up and down.

Michael.

Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hello the amount of movement on the centre bearing should only be 5-6mm at most yours sounds a lot more than thisso I'd say the unit needs replacing
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