This Workshop Manual Supplement covers vehicles
from 1999 and 2002 model year onwards. The Body
Repair Manual has also been incorporated into this
supplement. Amendments and additional pages will
be issued, when necessary, to ensure that the
supplement covers latest models.
This Supplement is designed to assist skilled
technicians in the efficient repair and maintenance of
Land Rover Defender vehicles.
Individuals who undertake their own repairs should
have some skill and training, and limit repairs to
components which could not affect the safety of the
vehicle or its passengers. Any repairs required to
safety critical items such as steering, brakes,
suspension or supplementary restraint system should
be carried out by a Land Rover Dealer. Repairs to
such items should NEVER be attempted by untrained
WARNINGS, CAUTIONS and NOTES are given
throughout this Manual in the following form:
WARNING: Procedures which must be
followed precisely to avoid the possibility
of personal injury.
CAUTION: This calls attention to
procedures which must be followed to
avoid damage to components.
NOTE: This calls attention to methods
which make a job easier or gives helpful
The dimensions quoted are to design engineering
specification. Alternative unit equivalents, shown in
brackets following the dimensions, have been
converted from the original specification.
References to the left or right hand side in the manual
are made when viewing the vehicle from the rear.
With the engine and gearbox assembly removed, the
crankshaft end of the engine is referred to as the front.
To reduce repetition, some operations covered in this
Supplement do not include reference to testing the
vehicle after repair.
It is essential that work is inspected and tested after
completion and if necessary a road test of the vehicle
is carried out, particularly where safety related items
REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENTS
When replacement parts are required it is essential
that Land Rover parts are used.
Attention is particularly drawn to the following points
concerning repairs and the fitting of replacement parts
and accessories: Safety features embodied in the
vehicle may be impaired if other than Land Rover
parts are fitted. In certain territories, legislation
prohibits the fitting of parts not to the vehicle
manufacturer’s specification. Torque spanner values
given in the Supplement must be strictly adhered to.
Locking devices, where specified, must be fitted. If the
efficiency of a locking device is impaired during
removal it must be replaced with a new one. Certain
fasteners must not be re-used. These fasteners are
specified in the Supplement.
Many liquids and other substances used are
poisonous and therefore must not be consumed. It is
also advisable to keep all substances away from open
wounds. These substances among others include
anti-freeze, brake fluid, fuel, windscreen washer
additives, air conditioning refrigerant, lubricants and