When should a Range Rover’s chassis lubrication be replaced?

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As a mechanic and avid Range Rover owner, I have experienced the joys and frustrations of owning these iconic vehicles.

While our beloved Range Rovers are known for their reliability issues, there are steps we can take to keep them running smoothly.

In this article, we’ll discuss when you should replace your Range Rover’s chassis lubrication.

When to replace

The general consensus among Range Rover experts is to replace the chassis lubrication every 12 months or 15,000 miles, whichever comes first.

However, it’s important to note that this timeframe may vary depending on your driving conditions and habits.

If you frequently drive on rough terrain, you may need to replace the chassis lubrication more frequently.

Signs and symptoms it’s time for a replacement

If you notice any of the following signs and symptoms, it’s time to replace your Range Rover’s chassis lubrication:

  • Squeaking noises when turning
  • Difficulty turning the steering wheel
  • Uneven tire wear
  • Excessive vibration in the steering wheel

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may see the following OBD codes:

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  • C1095- Rear Right Tone Wheel Performance
  • C1231- Steering Angle Sensor Signal Bond Failure
  • C1422- Front Right Swivel Switch Failure
  • C1535- Steering Angle Sensor Signal Out of Range

What can happen if not replaced

If you neglect to replace your Range Rover’s chassis lubrication, you may experience the following issues:

  • Premature wear on tires, steering components, and suspension
  • Difficulty steering, particularly at low speeds
  • Increased risk of accidents due to reduced control over the vehicle

Can it be replaced without a mechanic?

While you can technically replace your Range Rover’s chassis lubrication yourself, it is a complicated and involved process.

It’s recommended that you bring your vehicle to a trusted mechanic who has experience working on Range Rovers.

Parts you’ll need to replace it

  • Chassis lubricant
  • Replacement seals and O-rings
  • Replacement bolts and nuts

Tools you’ll need to replace it

  • Jack and Jack stands
  • Socket and wrench set
  • Adjustable torque wrench
  • Hammer and pry bar
  • Clean rags

How to replace it

  1. Park your Range Rover on a level surface and engage the parking brake.
  2. Use the jack and jack stands to lift the front end of your vehicle off the ground.
  3. Locate the front and rear sway bars and remove their brackets.
  4. Locate the chassis lubrication nipples and cover them with clean rags to avoid dirt and debris contamination.
  5. Remove the grease fittings and drain the old lubricant into a pan.
  6. Install new O-rings and seals on the nipples.
  7. Refill the new chassis lubrication until it oozes from the nipple.
  8. Reinstall the grease fittings.
  9. Reinstall the sway bar brackets.
  10. Lower your vehicle to the ground.
  11. Turn the engine on and turn the steering wheel to ensure proper lubricant distribution.


How often should I replace my Range Rover’s chassis lubrication?

We recommend replacing the chassis lubrication every 12 months or 15,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Can I replace the chassis lubrication myself?

While it’s possible to replace the chassis lubrication yourself, we highly recommend bringing your vehicle to a trusted mechanic who has experience working on Range Rovers.

Why is chassis lubrication important?

Chassis lubrication helps to reduce friction and wear on your Range Rover’s steering and suspension components, improving the overall performance and longevity of your vehicle.


Last updated and verified on 4th September 2023

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Gareth Boyd
Gareth Boyd

An avid Land Rover fan, and lover of all models, specifically Range Rover Sports. Having owned over 5 Ranger Rover models, he has encountered every error code and problem you could imagine!

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