Used Land Rover Gear Selectors
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About Gear Selectors
The Land Rover gear selector is the part of your gear box that selects gears in an automatic vehicle. The Land Rover gear selector attaches to the gear stick and consists of a barrel with selector gates in it. This barrel is attached to three selector rods with notched grooves cut out of them. These rods are supported in the gearbox housing.
There are selection forks that are positioned on these rods and slide along with the rods movement. When a selection fork is moved it is pushed towards a gearwheel. The teeth of this gearwheel meet the teeth of a dog-clutch hub. This causes the power to flow to the gear and allows the gear to be selected.
Problems with the Land Rover gear selector can result in difficulty in finding gears. The gears may also slip, meaning a vehicle that is driving in one gear suddenly changes to another. This may or may not be accompanied with the smell of burning. You may also notice a warning light on the dashboard alerting you to a gearbox problem.
Issues could be caused by faulty solenoids or wiring to the gearbox. Any issues with the transmission should be rectified immediately.
Land Rover trivia
- The designer Charles S. King worked with Rolls Royce to design jet engines before going on to build the Range Rover. King would go onto building a car around those jet engines that then held the world land speed record, the first turbine-powered vehicle to do so.
- In 2012, Land Rover hired Posh Spice as their temporary creative director. Victoria Beckham was the key to the design of the Evoque Special edition. It came with a hand-finished matte paint job, mohair floor mats, and a matching four-piece luggage set.
- When the Pope was visiting the UK in 1984, Land Rover designed him a customised Popemobile to use in the country.
- Inspired by the Jeeps that had been used in WWII, the first Land Rover's steering wheel was in the middle of the dashboard. This was partly to counter the need to create left and right-hand drive models for different countries.
- Most cars get an immediate redesign after the prototype is designed. Not with the Range Rover, however! The 1966 design was considered perfect as it was, which never happens in the automotive industry. The Range Rover is considered a work of art, and one of them is even on display in the Louvre.