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Disco gearbox problem

Not selecting correct gear when pulling trailer but fine when driving without trailer

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USE THIRD GEAR WHILE TOWING NOT OD. THE ADDED WEIGHT IS CONFUSING THE SYSTEM , ALSO CUNSULT YOUR OWNERS MANUAL UNDER TOWING FOR FURTHER RECOMENDATIONS

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