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When you went to check your struts what did you find?
Both struts loose
7%
 7%  [37]
Left strut loose
1%
 1%  [9]
Right strut loose
38%
 38%  [193]
Both struts tight
52%
 52%  [265]
Total Votes: 504

Happy Cabbage
 


Member Since: 01 Feb 2014
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 13


Both of mine were loose. All ok now.
Thanks
  
Post #141018718th Jan 2015 11:20 pm
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disco-nut
 


Member Since: 27 Dec 2013
Location: East Sussex
Posts: 530

England 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

My right hand one is loose and looks like it has been that way soo long that it has even started to go rusty lol. Adding it to my list of to do's this weekend.
  
Post #14386327th Mar 2015 2:04 am
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rogerc
 


Member Since: 16 Dec 2014
Location: São Paulo
Posts: 51

Brazil 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Auto Barolo BlackDiscovery 3

Mine 06, right strut was loose. Also, looks like it was for a long time. The screw look like a little bended but I could screw back normally. Everything looks good now. The left strut is very tight. If you are doing, be carefull to the door do not fall in your head. One strut cannot stand!
  
Post #146332524th Apr 2015 6:01 pm
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Niel
 


Member Since: 15 Jul 2015
Location: Southampton, 'Ampshir'
Posts: 169

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Left side fine, right about 4 turns loose, tightened ok, lube might help as the dry grip and torque from the strut will tend to undo the right hand strut but tighten the left. Caught just in time. As for cutting and welding, I think I'd try a threaded nutsert first!
  
Post #150712426th Jul 2015 3:05 pm
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wcryer
 


Member Since: 27 Jan 2011
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 34

United States 2008 LR3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Chawton WhiteLR3

lr3 2008, both tight
 08 LR3 HSE  
Post #15127877th Aug 2015 5:59 pm
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CEZ1869
 


Member Since: 11 Apr 2015
Location: Nottingham
Posts: 316

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Adriatic BlueDiscovery 3

05- both appeared to be tight
 
Current: D3 2005 HSE
Previous: D2 2001 TD5
D2 4.0 V8
1998 P38 Rangie 
 
Post #15128117th Aug 2015 6:56 pm
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mat.m
 


Member Since: 26 Jul 2015
Location: Solihull
Posts: 43


2005. LH loose, RH backed out and clinging on by two threads.
  
Post #151681717th Aug 2015 7:11 pm
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MGCarr
 


Member Since: 15 Jul 2014
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 658

United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

Just found this thread and checked my tailgate struts, the right hand bolt had almost completely fallen out but the left hand was nice and tight. Both balls were dry and rusty and the right hand upper socket is very badly worn. Now cleaned tightened and greased but I think it is going to get new balls and struts in the very near future, it looks like these need to be added to the check and lubricate regularly list.
 
Now also have a 1997 Defender 90 for the kids and I to have a go at some competitive off road RTV trials when I finish rebuilding it.
Previous Land Rover history
1996 P38 4.6 V8 Autobiography
1996 Discovery TDi 300
1972 Range Rover 3.5 V8
LWB Hard Top Series 3
LWB Truck Cab Series 2A
Not been without a Land Rover for over 30 years - I must need therapy! 
 
Post #151808620th Aug 2015 9:36 pm
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braduk
 


Member Since: 27 Sep 2013
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 268

United Kingdom 

Great my right strut has just come out the tailgate door, so what are my options now?

Thanks


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Further conversation on BradUK's problem here http://www.disco4.com/forum/topic137203.html
  
Post #156065013th Nov 2015 4:17 pm
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G7jtk
 


Member Since: 03 Jun 2014
Location: Prudhoe
Posts: 502

2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

Both tight but then I replaced them a few months ago
  
Post #164399321st Apr 2016 9:14 pm
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Pete K
 


Member Since: 15 Jan 2016
Location: GL
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England 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Rimini RedDiscovery 3

interesting.....
  
Post #164423722nd Apr 2016 11:57 am
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les-goose
 


Member Since: 24 Nov 2015
Location: Wakefield
Posts: 59

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Cairns BlueDiscovery 3
strut nut

Reading through stuff on the site and found this mention about struts so went to have a look - left hand nice and tight - Right hand you could see it had come out by a couple of threads so tightened up now
  
Post #166986719th Jun 2016 8:17 pm
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discott
 


Member Since: 24 Sep 2010
Location: Harrow
Posts: 12

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3
TAILGATE STRUT MOUNTING

Saw this tip today and, on checking, found the right strut mounting was very loose. Used my slimmest spanner to tighten it up without having to remove the strut. Left side was fine. Many thanks to all for the heads up on this one.
  
Post #168008212th Jul 2016 7:57 pm
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Stokiecole
 


Member Since: 23 Aug 2016
Location: Congleton
Posts: 11

2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Checked mine in a panic after reading this and hearing something rattling round in the tailgate, but thankfully both pretty tight just nipped them up with a spanner,
55 reg tdv6 S
  
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