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January 26, 2023

Proven mechanical fixes for those trickier jobs – Range Rover Evoque

What’s the problem?

Range Rover Evoque: Transmission fluid leak from LH front of vehicle

We have previously replaced the transmission oil cooler on a customer’s 2013 Range Rover Evoque due to a transmission fluid leak from the LH front of the vehicle. The vehicle was OK for a while, but has now returned to the workshop with the same fault. Are you aware of any reasons as to why this component would fail so quickly, before we replace the transmission oil cooler again?

The fix

Yes, there is one repair we know about that affects all Range Rover Evoque models with 6-speed automatic transmission  produced 2011-19. The fault is likely to be due to the transmission oil cooler chafed through on the bonnet release cable. To prevent premature component failure again, remove and discard the existing bonnet release cable retaining clip. Fit a new bonnet release cable retaining clip, available from Land Rover parts department, as shown. Ensure the bonnet release cable is correctly fitted to the new retaining clip. Fit a new transmission oil cooler and ensure the transmission fluid level is correct before carrying out a road test on the vehicle.

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