Used Land Rover Half Propshafts
All used Land Rover Half Propshafts listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for Land Rover are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.
About Half Propshafts
The Land Rover half propshaft is used on vehicles where there are two axles at the front of the vehicle (Front wheel drive). They are so called because the run the width of half of the car and are connected from a mid-point of the vehicle called the trans-axle to each front wheel of the vehicle.
The Land Rover half propshaft is connected to the front wheel and the transaxle using CV joints, which are ball and socket joints. These joints are covered with CV boots. These are rubber cases that cover the CV joints and contain a lubricant to keep the joint moving smoothly with the movement of the vehicle. Because these are made from rubber, they are prone to deterioration and cracking, which means the CV joint grease will become contaminated with dirt and debris, causing friction on the joints.
If this occurs, the CV joint will become damaged, causing movement in the Land Rover half propshaft. A replacement CV joint and boot will be required. It’s often cheaper and less time-consuming to replace the whole Land Rover half propshaft and the CV joint and CV boot in one go, so many mechanics will go for this option.
Land Rover trivia
- The Range Rover designer hated what he had made. Charles Spencer "Spen" King CBE, was focused solely on designing a large V8 engine, and then just drew a box around it to show where the engine would sit. It annoyed him for the rest of his life, and he insisted that he'd only put 0.1% of development time on the car shape. He also hated that they would be used for anything other than farming, saying, "...to use them in the school run, or even in towns and cities at all, is completely stupid."
- Land Rovers and James Bond go hand in hand. The 4x4 Land Rover has been in more Bond films than there have been Bond actors! In Spectre, the Defender SVX was customised with 37-inch tyres and more power.
- When the Pope was visiting the UK in 1984, Land Rover designed him a customised Popemobile to use in the country.
- According to the film, Judge Dredd (1995), Land Rover will be the last ever car manufacturer in the world. The car company had a heavy presence in the film, and you can still see some film versions of the car driving around the UK.
- The Queen loves Land Rovers and is reported to have owned as many as 30 different models in her life. It was in a Land Rover Defender that her majesty terrified the then Crown Prince Abdullah with her wild driving skills.