Dakar 4X4 - Transmission Overhaul & Refurb


Dakar 4x4


18 August 2020


Land Rover

Dakar 4X4 - Transmission Overhaul & Refurb

Today we have been busy working on the Overhaul and Refurbishing, of the transmission on this Dakar 4X4.

The Dakar 4x4 is a kit car, however unlike many other Kit cars it based on the Range Rover chassis rather than the normal sports car chassis. The Dakar is well known for its appearance in the 1990's series 'Challenge Anneka'.

The owner of this vehicle came to us with the concern of the engine management light being on, and suspicions of a transmission failure.

Many Transmission problems can be solved with relatively minor repairs. The most common problem areas in transmissions are accessible without removing the whole transmission from the vehicle. However, not all transmission repairs are as simple. Some repairs may require skilled professionals to remove the transmission from the vehicle to then be able to repair it with either a overhaul and refurbishment or replacement. Thankfully here at Safari Engineering we have skills and equipment to carry out these overhauls and refurbishments on site.


The most commonly asked questions regarding transmission repairs / overhaul is understandably "How much will it cost", unfortunately is a question which has no answer. Each transmission repair is different. Therefore, here at Safari Engineering we pride ourselves on being upfront with costs and will explain the processes and reasoning for these costs once we have diagnosed the problem.


Some signs of a transmission needing repair or overhauls are:

- Slipping of gears

- Refusal of going into gears

- Engine management Light being on

- Leaking Fluid


Here at Safari Engineering we pride ourselves on using top quality branded products on your vehicles, to ensure you have the best service.

Most vehicle parts are available within our parts department. However, when a part is not readily available, we will order this as soon as we can (usually for next day delivery).

If your Land Rover needs repairing, servicing or enhancing, give us a quick call or drop us a line via our contact form, and we will talk you through what your Land Rover may need.

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