Has it recently had a service done?
Are there any new "odd" noises from that area?
Is it easier to stir the box, if the engine is not running? If so, the
clutch may be dragging. Check the cluth master cylinder fluid level,
and pedal adjustment, also if the push rod in the clutch housing has
worn down to much, as some do. (A messy job sadly...)
(I'm assuming the 2010 Defenders still have a hydraulicly operated
clutch, if it's cable by now, check/adjust that as needed. Cables can
If it's still dificult with no engine running, try checking/changing the
gear oil. It probably should not have EP90 in the modern boxes, I
think you usually use ATF/AQF, or even engine oil if that is not
available. Consult the manual to find out what should be in there.
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