This is a follow up to my earlier post: http://www.landroverforums.com/m_87722/tm.htm
I followed Jantiz's adive, and checked for play, but didn't notice any. I asked the local LR dealer to take a look,and he tells me that the grinding/rubbing noise from the front is due to the front differential going bad. They said there were metal filings in the oil when they drained the diff, which obviously sounds bad - and, would require replacing the entire front differential (at a cost of $2,800!!).
How does a diff go bad after 58k miles?! To me, it sounds like there must have been a manufacturing error; all the regular maintenance has been done on the truck and it has not been involved in any major accidents. In reading some posts on the www.disco3.co.uk
forum, it looks like LR has been replacing front diffs under the UK warranty (which, luckily for UK LR owners, is 3 years/unlimited mileage).
Do I have any recourse, or do I just bite the bullet and pay?! I bought the truck from an independent dealer, "as-is No warranty"; so they may not be eager to assist in this either.
Any help or input would be greatly appreciated!