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Land Rover Repair: land rover disco 1, outlet hoses, land rover specialist
Land Rover Repair: land rover disco 1, outlet hoses, land rover specialist, heater hoses

Land Rover Repair: fuel leak, fuel leaks, uv dye
fuel leaks, uv dye, discovery td5: We don t have that motor here in the US, so I can t give you specific advice but I will say that you can almost always find fuel leaks by simply looking at the motor from up above. Most everything that will leak fuel on the ground is observable from under...

Land Rover Repair: Land Rover Discovery that overheats, land rover discovery, discovery tdi
land rover discovery, discovery tdi, air passages: There is an article called diagnosis of overheating in Land Rovers on the Robison service website. Look under service land rover advice. Your description sounds as if the radiator is clogged, or the air passages are clogged with dirt, or the fan is...

Land Rover Repair: Land Rover Discovery I Won't Crank, land rover discovery, discovery models
land rover discovery, discovery models, entry functions: If the car s starting behavior is affected by the locking of one door, you have etablished that it does have the standard security system. Presumably there is a problem with that lock actuator and it s keeping your vehicle from starting. You may want to...

Land Rover Repair: land rover disco 1, engine oil cooler, hot oil
engine oil cooler, hot oil, exhaust manifold: I m pretty sure you are describing a leaking engine oil cooler line. Follow the line to see where it goes as you have coolers for engine and transmission fluid. Either way, it s imperative that you fix it right away because they are have a tendency to blow...

Land Rover Repair: no power in one cylinder head., land rover service, test instructions
land rover service, test instructions, wiring diagrams: Since you say this happened after swapping the engine my first advice would be to look for installation errors. Presumably the car did not have this problem before, and careful review of what s been done should reveal the answer. If you can t figure it out...

Land Rover Repair: RANGE ROVER 4.6HSE ENGINE DISABLED, sync signals, door latch
sync signals, door latch, becm: If you have tried the button and the EKA code unsuccessfully your next step in the field is to swap the driver door latch. The problem you are having often occurs when the switches in the door latch fail and the latch stops sending the sync signals to the...

Land Rover Repair: Range Rover Electrical issues--BCM?, mechanical aptitude, fuse panel
mechanical aptitude, fuse panel, electrical issues: You ask what I would charge to test-swap a BECM. Here at Robison Service we actually stock a swap BECM just for situations like yours. To swap it you have to pull the instrument cluster so the mileage reading does not change. You d spend 2-3 hours doing...

Land Rover Repair: REAR BRAKE DISCS, wheel nuts, brake shoes
wheel nuts, brake shoes, discovery 3: You need to align the hole in the disc with the adjuster unit for the hand brake shoes. I would suggest you take it to a Land Rover repair shop to have the parking brake set properly as otherwise the parking brake shoes, discs and other components can be...

Land Rover Repair: starting, land rover discovery, inertia switch
land rover discovery, inertia switch, fuel pressure: You have to start with the basics. Pull a plug wire and crank it over while checking for spark. If you have spark, check for fuel pressure. Chances are, you have lost spark, fuel or both. Did you hit a bump and trip the inertia switch, thereby shutting...

Land Rover Repair: Window regulator, factory workshop, workshop manual
factory workshop, workshop manual, window regulator: If the tailgate window and regulator did not have that problem prior to replacement, I d guess there is an error in installation. I can t say specifically what s wrong but if the problem only appeared after a repair, one has to look to the repair as the...

Land Rover Repair: 1996 Land Rover Discovery wont go in gear, land rover discovery, brake switch
land rover discovery, brake switch, cranks: Hi Toby, sounds like you may have a problem with your brake switch. There is a common problem with LR s where the brake pedal switch does not disengage and thus shifting out of gear is prevented. The common fix for this is to replace the switch and it...

Land Rover Repair: 2004 Land Rover Discovery 84k miles,, land rover discovery, 2004 land rover discovery
land rover discovery, 2004 land rover discovery, test routine: There is a test routine for the secondary air system, but you need a T4 or Autologic tester to run the tests. Without that it s anybody s guess what s wrong - hoses, valves, pump, or all of the above. Secondary air problems are pretty common but unfortunately...

Land Rover Repair: 2005 lr3 Please help, land rover lr3, negative cable
land rover lr3, negative cable, 2005 land rover lr3: Hi Ed, I m not too familiar with this problem. Sounds like the ignition key tumbler may be faulty. You could try a light lube on the key and insert it several times to see if it cleans the lock. You could also try a quick reset to the vehicle: disconnect...

Land Rover Repair: defender 130, r380 gearbox, defender td5
r380 gearbox, defender td5, drive shaft: Hi Laurie, there is usually some break in noises and sensations but nothing too extreme. It could be just a matter of self adjustments taking place within the system. If no warning lights were triggered and it drives well now, I would think you are...

Land Rover Repair: discovery v8 1999 starting problem, battery cables, negative cable
battery cables, negative cable, hi adam: Hi Adam, sounds like an electrical problem. Was the temp battery fully charged? Did you install the battery cables correctly? No electrics usually means no battery. I d reinstall the original battery and see what happens. If that is not possible,...

Land Rover Repair: door locks - actuator replacement, latch assembly, blown fuse
latch assembly, blown fuse, best bet: Hello again, according to the LR workshop manual, yes - door frame (including glass) is removed in order to make way to remove the latch assembly. Some DIY ers have reported that they were able to remove and install the actuator without completely removing...

Land Rover Repair: Freelander tailgate window problem, land rover freelander, bleeps
land rover freelander, bleeps, td4: Hi Martin, it could be a problem within the window ECU...if the recalibration is executed correctly and continually fails. I was told that a bleep usually indicates that recalibration is required. So you could be in a vicious loop. It also could be...

Land Rover Repair: Land Rover Discovery 2003 electric problem, land rover discovery, power circuits
land rover discovery, power circuits, radio air: It sounds like one of the permanent power circuits is dead. Start by checking all fuses. If that does not lead to an answer your next step isto get a wiring diagram for the vehicle and start testing You can buy access to the wiring info at the factory support...

Land Rover Repair: land rover, land rover discovery, ball joints
land rover discovery, ball joints, drag link: Hi Sean, do you mean the drag link bar is bent? I don t know if that would prevent you from making turns unless it is bent so bad that it brushes against another component. My first guess would be to disconnect the drag link and see if the steering...

Land Rover Repair: plug wires for disco, land rover discovery, spark plug wires
land rover discovery, spark plug wires, cutting corners: The only way to change the wires is to remove the top of the intake. At Robison service we usually do plugs and coil packs too if they are nine years old I recommend genuine parts because it s too much work to be worth cutting corners on parts John ...

Land Rover Repair: 02 Freelander Engine Problems, firing order, engine components
firing order, engine components, ckp: Hi Max, I don t think it has anything to do with your head resurface but your reassembly of the various engine components after the rear head was installed. You ll have to back track your connections, perhaps paying closer attention to plug installation....

Land Rover Repair: 2000 disco, heater hose, workshop manual
heater hose, workshop manual, testor: Hi Anthony, There are a few ways to purge air from the system: open the reservoir cap and run the engine for awhile. Have someone rev the engine slightly while you squeeze the larger hoses to help circulate coolant and eventually the air blockage will...

Land Rover Repair: 2001 Discovery A/C, land rover discovery, serpentine belt
land rover discovery, serpentine belt, belt tension: Hi Steve, what s a Canuck doing in the deserts of UAE? Anyway...there are a few possibilites here: like you may have burned out a bearing - could be in the AC compressor pulley; you said the engine rev s were high - compressor has been known to overheat...

Land Rover Repair: 2001 Land Rover Discovery - Theft Mode, land rover discovery, starter solenoid
land rover discovery, starter solenoid, direction indicators: Hi Ron, it might be the immobiliser but it could be a problem with the ignition, the mechanics did not disengage the alarm system before repairs, starter solenoid is fried, ... The only theft mode that I know is EKA sequence below. Before doing that you...

Land Rover Repair: 2004 Land Rover Discovery S, land rover discovery, 2004 land rover discovery
land rover discovery, 2004 land rover discovery, general mechanics: Hi Skip, if you recently bought the Disco, I suggest you try a LR mechanic with at TESTBOOK diagnostic system, either a LR dealer or independent LR shop near you. Was it a LR dealer that you bought it from? Pay more and have a LR dealership or LR...

Land Rover Repair: 98 Land Rover overheating, land rover dealerships, land rover discovery
land rover dealerships, land rover discovery, coolant fluid: Hi Rhonda, sounds like your radiator. You can take your Disco to any Rad shop that you trust and have them do a pressure test - just in case. You may also consider a flush and replacement of your coolant fluid as well. Most local shops can install a...

Land Rover Repair: baffled w/ my landrover, auto electrician, general mechanics
auto electrician, general mechanics, sky lights: Hi Leigh, could there be something loose inside your gas tank? Only way to tell is to empty the tank, remove the gas pump and drop the tank in order to inspect it. I would think most general mechanics could do this. As for the radio and interior lights...

Land Rover Repair: crankshaft sensor, crankshaft sensor, discovery 2
crankshaft sensor, discovery 2, engine harness: Hi Kenny, did you remove the front wheel and plastic splash liner shield to work on the CPS? Here s a web forum thread that may help. Its for a 2000 Disco and it can apply for you too: http://www.landroverforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25610 ...

Land Rover Repair: DISCO 2 SRS, ABS, TC, SERVICE ENGINE SOON, service engine soon light, problen
service engine soon light, problen, cylinder pressure: Hi Mario, it could be one of two possibilities, the dash bulbs are removed* OR there is a problem within the ECU that performs tests on those components. Since you have a SES light, it could be linked but you ll have to have the vehicle tested out on a...

Land Rover Repair: Disco 2 gearbox, neutral safety switch, gearbox oil
neutral safety switch, gearbox oil, inhibitor switch: Hi Stewart, there should be no clunk during the first change up and your 86K is low kilometers for a 6+ year old Disco (perhaps in the UK but not for us N.Americans). Sometimes the M+S lightshow is due to water ingress: Land Rover is aware that Water...

Land Rover Repair: disco v8i speedometer, throttle position sensor, sensor tps
throttle position sensor, sensor tps, speedometer: Hi Shirishgore, could be the throttle position sensor TPS. My Disco had the same problem with strange speedometer ranges, very high revs, swings up and down - turned out to be the TPS. TPS failure is very common in Disco s. Best of luck, JohnM...

Land Rover Repair: engine noise, chevron techron, fuel additive
chevron techron, fuel additive, engine noise: Hi John, the Techron fuel additive may have helped this time but the underlying problem may become worse. Sounds to me like an ignition related problem and the engine should be analyzed on a Testbook device from a dealer or an independent LR shop with...

Land Rover Repair: P38 eas problems
Land Rover Repair: P38 eas problems

Land Rover Repair: interior leak looks to be coming from the AC, land rover discovery, 2003 land rover discovery
land rover discovery, 2003 land rover discovery, land rover discovery ii: Hi Stephanie, yes, water ingress is a problem with LR s. It could also be a coolant problem - does it smell like water (no smeil) or does it have a sweet odour (coolant)? IF it s coolant, your heater matrix (located behind the dashboard center) is leaking....

Land Rover Repair: Land Rover Discovery rear door leak, land rover discovery, water ingress
land rover discovery, water ingress, land rover discovery ii: Hi Evan, first I would take a closer look at the tail door itself. Is it hanging properly? Does the door close correctly? Perhaps the hinges are loose? Can you tighten the hinges, even add a shim to make the fit tighter. Next, I would examine the rubber...

Land Rover Repair: Land rover defender TD5 deisel (2005), land rover defender, fuel pump relay
land rover defender, fuel pump relay, defender td5: Hi John, could it be the fuel pump relay about to fail? Check to make sure its clean and well seated. Perhaps the anti-stall sensor is misbehaving? I don t know much about it but I ve heard this too can cause loss of power at strange intervals. Some...

Land Rover Repair: landrover freelander, safe mode, security system
safe mode, security system: Hi Steve, I m not a Freelander owner but I would think that using the key in the door is just the same as when you use the fob to activate the security system. If your fob is not working and you can still unlock and start the vehicle, I would suspect its...

Land Rover Repair: P38 eas problems, range rover p38, air bags
range rover p38, air bags, range rover: Bonjour David, could be a couple of problems: air bags have a leak? Compressor is operational but little air is being passed to suspension. Leak in the line somewhere? Lift height sensor failure. Best to either have EAS repaired or replace it for a...

Land Rover Repair: Rang Rover County, negative cable, obdii
negative cable, obdii, diagnostic system: Hi Jeff, that s kind of early stage OBD and I think you have just a code box found under the passenger seat. Much like my 95 Disco, the diagnostics were limited to an output code on that small box and the only connectors I m aware of are hidden behind...

Land Rover Repair: Range Rover TD6, crankcase ventilation, range rover td6
crankcase ventilation, range rover td6, fuel pressure regulator: Hi Mick, here s the text from the workshop manual: Crankcase Ventilation The crankcase ventilation system is pressure regulated by a valve mounted at the rear of the inlet manifold. Vacuum supply ports are incorporated on the valve for the power brake...

Land Rover Repair: rear door wont open, door latch, tight area
door latch, tight area, seires: Hi Larry, the tail door has a green land rover oval that pops off - you can grab the outside latch there. As for inside latch, it is a tight area to work with, so here s a diagram that may help. The diagram is an attached image... Best of luck, JohnM...

Land Rover Repair: Slow Start, starter solenoid problems, land rover discovery
starter solenoid problems, land rover discovery, oily grime: Hi Vinnie, outside temperature should not affect the ignition - unless your wires are old. Problem has to be either spark, fuel, air or Starter/Solenoid problems. Could be not enough spark to ignite fuel/air, not enough or too much fuel to air ratio,...

Land Rover Repair: 06 LR3 A/C Issues, sensor readings, autologic
sensor readings, autologic, short period: I do not know what s wrong, but I do know how to find out . . .The Autologic or IDS testers both have live data display. I d connect the tester and drive the car till it failed, and then look at the sensor readings. I believe they will tell the story. I...

Land Rover Repair: 1994 Land Rover Discovery, land rover discovery, code scanner
land rover discovery, code scanner, test gear: If the valve is failing it could cause idle to flutter. But the best course of action is probably to find a shop with a T4 or Autologic system, and let them look at the live data stream to see what s actually going on. That s probably going to be more effective...

Land Rover Repair: 1998 V8 Discovery - low revs after overheating, circulation problem, reserve tank
circulation problem, reserve tank, temperature gauge: First of all, if the vehicle runs different today than yesterday, you have to ask . . .what changed? In your case, you had an overheat incident, and now the truck does not run the same. To me, that s a pretty ominous sign; one that suggests temperature related...

Land Rover Repair: 2003 range rover, transfer gear box problem, autologic, transfer case
autologic, transfer case, test systems: You say you put the computer on it and it says nothing. What computer? The only way to read or clear a transfer case fault is with the Autologic, T4, or IDS Land Rover test systems. Do you have one of them? If not you need to find a shop with the right...

Land Rover Repair: 2005 Range Rover Sport Loss of power, throttle position sensor, range rover sport
throttle position sensor, range rover sport, 2005 range rover: We don t have that engine here in the USA, so I can t tell you too much. My suggestion is that you post this on the UK based forums. One bit of advice is that you may have an unexpected throttle reduction coming from the traction control module. You...

Land Rover Repair: 96 Discovery overheating, combustion gas, internal failures
combustion gas, internal failures, expansion tank: It s certainly possible you have an unusual water pump problem, but overheating under load does often signal combustion leakage inside the block. If I were you I would get a combustion gas leak kit (a liquid chemical that changes color when exposed to combustion...

Land Rover Repair: air con servo, perth wa, climate control
perth wa, climate control, electronic service: Replacement of the climate control servos is a big job that requires extensive dashboard disassembly. You often need the Autologic test system to clear faults from the instrument, airbag, and climate control systtems when done, and you certainly need it to...

Land Rover Repair: A/C blower doesn't work all the time., land rover discovery, john robison
land rover discovery, john robison, fan blower: Nine times out of ten, blower problems like yours come from a partly melted contact in the AC control panel. You have to get a whole new panel if that s the problem. You can take it out and examine it - usually the melting damage is visible. New panels...

Land Rover Repair: cruise control, engine vacuum, john robison
engine vacuum, john robison, rubber hoses: You push that railroad track button in to enable the cruise. Then you set it with the buttons on the steering wheel. If it does not work when you do that, it s broken. The most common cruise failure is crackign of the vacuum hoses. The system uses engine...

Land Rover Repair: discovery air bag question, air leaks, rovers north
air leaks, rovers north, air leak: The mechanic is right - you have some kind of air leak and if the bag has cracks, it s probably bad. You should consider converting the vehicle from air springs to coil springs. The air suspension is going to be increasingly costly to maintain, whereas the...

Land Rover Repair: Engine semi-mildy sputtering with misfire, blown head gasket, inescapable conclusion
blown head gasket, inescapable conclusion, rare problem: Yes, I mean one of those things. If a valve is sticking, you need head work, not Sea Foam. There s no way for me to know what piece(s) are failing on your car without seeing it. All I know is, you say (I have checked all the possibilities) and yet the car...

Land Rover Repair: Land Rover Discovery Battery Warning Light, land rover discovery, warning light
land rover discovery, warning light, alternator: Check the belt - make sure it s tight. Make sure the wires are tight on the back of the alternator. If those two things are ok, you are 99% sure to need an alternator. Get a new one or a genuine Bosch rebuilt. The off-price rebuilds are just junk in my...

Land Rover Repair: low range diff lock, land rover dicovery, linkage problem
land rover dicovery, linkage problem, v8: This is probably a linkage problem, where the lever is not moving the linkage fully into the low range. The first thing I would do is oil everything really well in there and make sure it s moving as it should. If you still have a problem it would then be...

Land Rover Repair: Noise comming from Transmission or TF box, viscous coupler, cement mixer
viscous coupler, cement mixer, range rover classic: The noise under the car may be rattles from a failed catalytic converter. You should be able to diagnose a noise like that pretty easily by putting the vehicle on a lift while it s running and listening and looking. The way you test the transfer case is...

Land Rover Repair: Range Rover 1998 electric headrest, range rover vogue, john robison
range rover vogue, john robison, drivers seat: You should be able to remove the back of the seat. With the back off the mechanism is exposed. There is a gear thingy that lifts the headrest; that s probably stripped. You should not damage anything getting that apart. Good luck with it Check out...

Land Rover Repair: Range Rover, range rover v8, air suspension
range rover v8, air suspension, scan tools: You need to find a properly equipped shop, and see what codes are stored. You may have damaged the air bag/strut. You may just need a reset. Either way, the only way to progress is by finding a shop with the T4, Autologic or IDS test systems. Generic scan...

Land Rover Repair: Range Rover Sport SE 2005, range rover sport, parking brakes
range rover sport, parking brakes, rear brakes: As far as I know, you can only do that by using the factory test system to release the calipers. I have had Rovers in our shop with fried rear brakes because the electric parking brakes were not properly released and then reset, and they bound up and burnt...

Land Rover Repair: rear door willl not open, recurrance, penetrating oil
recurrance, penetrating oil, screwdriver: Most times you can use a really thin bladed screwdriver to pop out the Land Rover oval, after which you soak the handle (which is then visible) in penetrating oil till it moves back and forth freely and releases. If that works remember to keep it oiled to...

Land Rover Repair: Will not start, inertia switch, fuel light
inertia switch, fuel light, john robison: Try locking and unlocking with the button. If that fails you either have a starter circuit problem, or a security lockout. The only way to know which would be to connect a Land Rover test system and look at the live data to see if cranking is enabled. If...

Land Rover Repair: Transmission, 2005 range rover, range rover
2005 range rover, range rover, neighbor: There is no way to know why that light came on other than to read the codes from the vehicle. There are times when the car has a failure and a code does not get stored; it sounds like that s what happenened in your case. Unfortunately, the only thing you...

Land Rover Repair: temp gauge at red, achilles heel, land rover
achilles heel, land rover, gauge: Don t ever drive a Land Rover with the temp gauge in the red. Even driving a few blocks like that can cause expensive damage. There are several articles on Land Rover overheating on my website, www.robisonservice.com service land rover advice. There...

Land Rover Repair: transfer case jumps out of low ratio an diff lock, diff lock, discovery 3
diff lock, discovery 3, cd service: 99% of these problems are in the linkage but you may have one of the ones that is in the box. Luckily for you the boxes are simple to take apart with ordinary hand tools. You can search online for the RAVE CD service manual set which includes the overhaul...

Land Rover Repair: 1995 disco, air control valve, battery drain
air control valve, battery drain, exhaust manifolds: You have to pull fuses one by one till you find the circuit that s draining the battery. Then you have to get the wiring diagram, see what that fuse powers, and see which device is responsible for the drain. There is no automated way to solve that problem...

Land Rover Repair: 1996 Disco 5 speed, linkage problem, clutch pedal
linkage problem, clutch pedal, plent: If the car will not go into gear, it must have a transmission or clutch problem. You say the clutch feels normal but the shift lever does not move properly. Presumably you ve owned the car long enough to know what s normal in terms of how the shift lever...

Land Rover Repair: 2002 Land Rover Freelander Ticking Noise, land rover freelander, 2002 land rover freelander
land rover freelander, 2002 land rover freelander, upper intake manifold: You can buy the actuators for the intake manifold but in my experience the manifolds warp, and need to be changed as a whole. So you may well end up wasting your money if you buy the kits and still have to buy the $1200 assembly. I m sorry but that s how...

Land Rover Repair: 2004 range rover, service person, necessary tools
service person, necessary tools, transfer case: So one guy says it needs a transfer case motor, and the other guy says it needs a transmission? Those are pretty different diagnoses. From my remote location there is no way to guess who s right. Either is a possibility. Your question just underscores...

Land Rover Repair: 2008 Range Rover Keyless Entry Problem, radio interference, 2008 range rover
radio interference, 2008 range rover, keyless lock: This is one of those problem situations where an intermittent failure leaves no trace. If you go to the dealer, and the system works, there is really nothing they can do because the central locking does not store relevant fault codes. Therefore there is...

Land Rover Repair: 99 Discovery headlight/tail light switch, land rover discovery, turn signal switch
land rover discovery, turn signal switch, test gear: You probably need a new head light switch, which is integrated with the turn signal switch. Switches range in price from $200-300, and they take an hour or two to install. If you choose to do it yourself remember to turn the key off, wait 5 minutes, then...

Land Rover Repair: Check Engine Light On - O2 Sensor Fault Code, land rover specialist, o2 sensors
land rover specialist, o2 sensors, problem crops: If you guess and replace parts, it s going to be very expensive. There are hundreds of reasons why your vehicle might fail emissions. There is no reason to think any of the parts you list are (or are not) implicated in the current failure. Since we don...

Land Rover Repair: choking off power, oxygen sensor, catalysts
oxygen sensor, catalysts: Catalysts can clog and choke off the engine. The way to test is by removing a front oxygen sensor and measuring the pressure inside when the engine runs. A normal cat won t have any pressure at all. A clogged cat will immediately build pressure and choke...

Land Rover Repair: Discovery 2 center diff lock system, discovery 2, rovers north
discovery 2, rovers north, hello john: A step by step guide is more than I can do here. In the United States, places like Rovers North sell the kits with instructions. You can also go to Land Rover s official support website, www.landrovertechinfo.com and buy a day s access to print the instructions....

Land Rover Repair: Discovery alt & tach, alternator belt, belt tension
alternator belt, belt tension, fuel pressure: If the alternator belt squeals, it s slipping. That means the belt is too loose, or the alternator is too tight. I d check the belt tension, and also spin the alternator by hand to see how it feels. The tach is driven by the alternator so it does not...

Land Rover Repair: Freelander Issues, land rover freelander, electric cooling fans
land rover freelander, electric cooling fans, purge valve: The purge valve has absolutely nothing to do with either the electric fans or the timing belt I am sorry to say timing belts generally fail without warning. That is why it is so vitally important to change them at or before the recommended interval. ...

Land Rover Repair: Discovery 2 center diff lock system, cdl, transfer case
Land Rover Repair: Discovery 2 center diff lock system, cdl, transfer case, linkage

Land Rover Repair: Range Rover Stability, shocks, good luck
Land Rover Repair: Range Rover Stability, shocks, good luck, tires

Land Rover Repair: Trans. failsafe prog, case problem, transfer case
Land Rover Repair: Trans. failsafe prog, case problem, transfer case, alternator

Land Rover Repair: Misfire on cylinder #5- 2003 Land Rover Discovery, land rover discovery, k n air filter
land rover discovery, k n air filter, york trip: With that code, I would start by examining the #5 plug and plug wire. Is there visible corrosion on the wire? If so, I would replace all the wires, the plugs (use only oem plugs) and the coil packs. If no corrosion is seen, I d change that one wire and...

Land Rover Repair: Power steering, on-board computer and ABS breaking sensor. (Australia), land rover discovery, power steering fluid
land rover discovery, power steering fluid, vacuum lines: There is no hidden place for power steering fluid to leak. If you can t see it get some degreaser and power wash the thing so you can see what leaks. There is no inexpensive tool for cruise control testing but I will tell you 95% of cruise problems result...

Land Rover Repair: Range Rover Stability, land rover dealer, air shocks
land rover dealer, air shocks, loose pieces: It certainly sounds like you have some loose parts in the front end. If that particular Land Rover dealer did not have the skill to find the problem perhaps you should try another one. Often shakes like you describe are the result of collective wear in a...

Land Rover Repair: Replacement key and problems starting, land rover dealer, auto shops
land rover dealer, auto shops, autologic: The only source of cut keys is your Land Rover dealer. The price should be the same nationwide though it never hurts to compare two dealers. Yes, you need to order both parts. The electronic part has to be programmed by a dealer or a shop with the T4 Autologic...

Land Rover Repair: Revs hanging up on slow down, autologic, data stream
autologic, data stream, rpm: The TPS is certainly a possibility but I would connect a T4 or Autologic system and drive the car while watching the live data. The data stream should reveal the reason for the high idle. I would follow that road rather than just throwing parts at it...

Land Rover Repair: Trans. failsafe prog, 2005 range rover, failsafe
2005 range rover, failsafe, test tools: Your vehicle is complex and there is no one answer to what may be happening. Most of the time, in my experience, that message appears because there s something up with the transmission. But what? That s the question. The only way to know is to visit a...

Land Rover Repair: 07 Freelander Radiator, coolants, antifreeze
coolants, antifreeze, coolant: There is no drain. You have to remove the lower hose. In our service department we use a vacuum filling system once they are drained, and make sure you use only the factory recommended coolant. Do not mix generic coolants or traditional green antifreeze...

Land Rover Repair: 1996 Disco, auto electrician, becm
auto electrician, becm, ground fault: Hi Keith, just a guess -- could be electrical short in ignition switch, park/neutral switch (common problem) or BeCM has gone crazy. Does it start and can you move it? Sounds to me like a ground fault problem somewhere...maybe an auto electrician...

Land Rover Repair: 1997 Range Rover Range rover p38 1997 starting problem, range rover p38, starter solenoid
range rover p38, starter solenoid, road grime: Hi Patrick, could be the starter solenoid relay, found in the engine compartment. When the Ignition Switch (X274) is switched to position III, the BeCM (Z238) grounds the starter solenoid relay inside the Engine Compartment Fuse Box (P125) which...

Land Rover Repair: 1998 Land Rover Discovery I, land rover discovery, door latch
land rover discovery, door latch, rovers north: With all those problems you really need a workshop manual. You can buy printed manuals from either Atlantic British or Rovers North online. They can also help you with parts. However, I would caution you that replacing a door latch is a 2-3 hour job for...

Land Rover Repair: 2000 Disco II Cruise Control, land rover specialists, land rover dealer
land rover specialists, land rover dealer, dealer warranty: I think you need to find a different service facility. Qualified Land Rover specialists are rare; but diagnosis of your cruise control should not take more than a few hours. I don t think a $1,000 up front payment is appropriate in that circumstance. I...

Land Rover Repair: 2000 discovery 2 will not get fire or fuel after engine swap, assembly errors, discovery 2
assembly errors, discovery 2, cracked head: I am not aware of wire harness differences from 1999 to 2000 but I have gone through this enough times that I have learned the hard way to swap the wire harness first. You have no way to know. I would also swap all the sensors. If it still does not run...

Land Rover Repair: 2001 LR Disco II died while driving, engine management system, engine coolant
engine management system, engine coolant, coolant temperature: Hi Daniel, there are coolant temperature sensors that send reading to the engine management system to establish the best possible setup for the engine to perform. One of many sensors. IF you notice a loss of coolant and the engine has stalled - it could...

Land Rover Repair: 2002 Land Rover Engine Stalls after going about 5 to 10 miles down the road, coolant temperature sensor, blessed night
coolant temperature sensor, blessed night, coil pack: Hi Charmagne, sorry Mike s not here. This is John. Sounds like a sensor from here...could be fuel temperature sensor or perhaps the coolant temperature sensor. Could also be fuel pump related - can t maintain proper pressure so it floods engine....

Land Rover Repair: 2002 Range Rover hse, range rover hse, nippon denso
range rover hse, nippon denso, refrigerant charge: Hi Charlie, here s that info: Type CFC free, sealed closed loop Compressor: Relief valve operating pressure 34.3 to 41.4 bar (497 to 600 lbf.in2) Refrigerant oil quantity 110 cc (3.8 fl.ozs) Refrigerant oil Nippon Denso ND-8 Refrigerant HFC...

Land Rover Repair: 2004 Land Rover Discovery II Stalls, land rover discovery, 2004 land rover discovery
land rover discovery, 2004 land rover discovery, land rover discovery ii: The most common cause of no code stalling is a failing crank sensor. Most other problems will put the check engine light on. If the car is indeed free of fault codes that s where I would start. I know you at thinking there must be a connection to running...

Land Rover Repair: 2004 Range Rover, fuse holder, fuse box
fuse holder, fuse box, td6: Hi Chris, here s the info: F1: 30A on a V8 ECM, EAT ECU; on a Td6 ECM. F2: 30A on a V8 Variable camshaft control solenoids; on a Td6 CMP sensor, MAF/IAT sensor. F3: 30A on a V8 LH front HO2S, RH front HO2S, LH rear HO2S, RH rear HO2S; on a Td6...

Land Rover Repair: my 2005 lr3, half tank, instrument pack
half tank, instrument pack, workshop manuals: You could have a failure in the fuel pump/gas level sender, or a problem with the instrument pack, or a wiring problem. You can go to the Land Rover workshop manuals at www.landrovertechinfo.com and download the test data but the actual troubleshooting of...

Land Rover Repair: 2005 Range Rover, head gasket problem, head gaskets
head gasket problem, head gaskets, 2005 range rover: Misfiring is three cylinders does not really suggest a head gasket problem as the first choice. I d be looking at the ignition or fuel injection. If you look with a factory level scan tool you should be able to see the conditions in the engine and make a...

Land Rover Repair: 97 Range rover idles fine put no power at higher rpm's, t4 test, car idles
t4 test, car idles, fuel pressure: I d look at fuel pressure. Maybe the filter is clogged or the pressure is low for some other reason. You could also have bad ignition wires. If the vehicle were here we would run it with the T4 test system and look at the screen that shows all the live...

Land Rover Repair: 98 Range rover coolant boiling/ticking/stalling, temp gauge, cylinder sleeve
temp gauge, cylinder sleeve, accessory power: Hi Alan, have this repaired as soon as possible. The most common cause is a blown headgasket (about $2000+). Could also be a radiator fault or perhaps heater matrix - pressure testing should reveal this. It would be nice if it s only an air blockage. ...

Land Rover Repair: '99 Discovery - two issues, head gasket failure, losing coolant
head gasket failure, losing coolant, gasket intake: I have seen the welded joints crack but usually problems are with the gasket you changed. As to the coolant loss . . . besides evaporation there is the possibility of slight consumption within the motor. We see that go on for long periods of time before...

Land Rover Repair: '99 Discovery - losing coolant, head gasket replacement, head gasket failure
head gasket replacement, head gasket failure, losing coolant: If you lack power on long grades, there must be a check engine light and codes. Are there? If not, whatever is happening is normal, as far as the engine management goes. Leaks onto the ground are common, and head gasket replacement is the fix. A valve...

Land Rover Repair: '99 Discovery - losing coolant, coolant leaks, coolant tank
coolant leaks, coolant tank, losing coolant: Often small coolant leaks just evaporate off without a trace. You could certainly degrease the motor so everything is clean and look carefully for evidence of leaks around the heads, timing cover, water pump, intake, etc. That might be the answer. If not,...

Land Rover Repair: 99 RANGE ROVER 4.6 BOSCH, throttle position sensor, crank sensor
throttle position sensor, crank sensor, light foot: Hi Troy, could be two issues here: engine and brakes. Engine: could be engine speed sensor or throttle position sensor. Engine speed sensor is perhaps most important as it is needed for all EMS strategies. I have had trouble with my TPS and it was...

Land Rover Repair: air conditioner problem, refrigerant charge, blower motors
refrigerant charge, blower motors, range rover: 2007 Range Rovers have considerably more airflow. That said, you might check the cabin filters on the older Rover, and look in where the filters go while it s running to make sure both blower motors are running. Maybe one has died and you didn t notice it...

Land Rover Repair: Battery drain, mechanic friend, speed readings
mechanic friend, speed readings, battery drain: I don t know what fuse 3 powers without referring to the wiring book. That s what you have to do next - see what is on that circuit and then figure out why operation of that circuit causes a problem. Your Discovery has fairly traditional wiring; I d look...

Land Rover Repair: BCM Programing, becm, lockset
becm, lockset, instrument cluster: You need to bring the vehicle and the BECM to a shop. We can do it (in Springfield, MA) as can any dealer or shop with a T4 or Autologic system. However, there are some limitations to a used BECM: 1 - The car will start and run 2 - You can t program...

Land Rover Repair: Car dead, land rover discovery, 2003 land rover discovery
land rover discovery, 2003 land rover discovery, drive shaft: It sounds like the vehicle s computers may have gotten messed up by the power failure and subsequent attempts to jump it and fit a new battery. If the M and S lights continue to flash and the D light on the instruments flashes you will need to find a Land...

Land Rover Repair: CD Problem on 2008 Range Rover, land rover owners, rover owners club
land rover owners, rover owners club, land rover owners club: Hi Marci, I suggest you find a radio specialist near your location since your dealer is unable to solve this. First, try the local Land Rover owners club: LandRover San Diego http://www.lrcsd.com/ They have an extensive LINKS section that leads...

Land Rover Repair: Differential Gear..., differential gear, anniversary model
differential gear, anniversary model, salvage yard: First of all, I have no idea if your truck needs a differential repair or not. If it does, a differential costs about $1,400 last time I checked with Land Rover. It tales about 2 hours to change a rear diff; 4-5 hours to change the front one. Another option...

Land Rover Repair: Discovery start motor over heating, starter solenoid, water road
starter solenoid, water road, main lead: Hi Terry, make sure your battery and alternator are functioning correctly, then take a good look at the starter (or starter solenoid). I know that on older Disco s, water can get into the starter & solenoid and start corrosion. You could remove the...

Land Rover Repair: engine died, radiator fans, head gasket
radiator fans, head gasket, temp gauge: It sounds like you may have done some major damage. I have written several articles on overheating on my website and car blog; I suggest reading those and then testing and making a decision as to what to do next. If damaged, your best option may be a used...

Land Rover Repair: Fuel pump fuse keeps blowing, vacuum leak, pump fuel
vacuum leak, pump fuel, leak testing: Hi Craig, no sure which make, model or year you are referring to... generally, it could be faulty fuel pump, fuel filter fouled, injection problem, ground fault, relay fault. I would try a few tests: injector tests for leakage & pressure testing, fuel...

Land Rover Repair: Fuse 15 Failure, failure message, electrical fault
failure message, electrical fault, courtesy lights: Hi Dana, if you go to the dealer, expect a minimum of 2 hours labour just to find the fault. If they find it in under 2 hours - consider it a bonus! fuse 15: Courtesy lights, handset receiver, loadspace light, rear wiper, sub-woofer, audio system...

Land Rover Repair: Fuse for fuel pump, discovery td5, landrover discovery
discovery td5, landrover discovery, oxygen sensor: Your fuel pump may be drawing too much current, which often happens when the pump is bad or the filter is clogged. Also check the wiring diagram to see if there are other things on that circuit. In the USA, the oxygen sensor heaters are on that fuse...

Land Rover Repair: 2000 Disco II Cruise Control, vacuum pipes, cruise control
Land Rover Repair: 2000 Disco II Cruise Control, vacuum pipes, cruise control, exhaust manifold

Land Rover Repair: 2000 discovery 2 will not get fire or fuel after engine swap
Land Rover Repair: 2000 discovery 2 will not get fire or fuel after engine swap

Land Rover Repair: '99 Discovery - losing coolant, coolant leaks, coolant leak
Land Rover Repair: '99 Discovery - losing coolant, coolant leaks, coolant leak, throttle body

Land Rover Repair: Battery drain, dicovery
Land Rover Repair: Battery drain, dicovery

Land Rover Repair: warning lights, design fault, old battery
Land Rover Repair: warning lights, design fault, old battery, modulator

Land Rover Repair: flashing m & s on dash, neutral safety switch, park position
neutral safety switch, park position, switch harness: Hi Ryan, usually this problem can be attributed to either the park/neutral switch & harness, a gear selector fault OR the brake pedal switch. The neutral safety switch and harness has been known to fail due to water getting inside. If you have trouble...

Land Rover Repair: fuel filter/pump/crank sensor, mass air flow sensor, crankshaft position sensor
mass air flow sensor, crankshaft position sensor, mass air flow: Hi Bruce, you ll have to find an independent LR shop or go to your LR dealer to solve this problem. It could be a number of faults, various sensors can fail: mass air flow sensor (MAF), crankshaft position sensor, fuel temp sensor, ... any one could be...

Land Rover Repair: land rover discovery 2004, land rover discovery, carrage
land rover discovery, carrage, best bet: Hi Toni, not sure what the problem is. Could be filter problem but your best bet is to have it checked at a local garage. It may not be related to how low your diesel was the other day. A good garage will make sure the fuel pressure is good. Best of...

Land Rover Repair: land rover fuel filter, silicone grease, unit assembly
silicone grease, unit assembly, outlet connections: Hi Chris, its incorporated within the fuel pump. You can still get to it... Filter - main Remove 1. Disconnect battery earth lead. 2. Remove sender unit. 3. Disconnect 2 Lucars from top of pump unit assembly. 4. Release 3 slots in top of pump unit...

Land Rover Repair: land rover heating, blown head gasket, land rover discovery
blown head gasket, land rover discovery, discovery series ii: Driving the car four miles when overheated was a serious mistake. I am sorry to say the engine is probably cooked. YOu can read the articles on Land Rover engine block liner failure on my website and on my car blog at http://robisonservice.blogspot.com ...

Land Rover Repair: land rover range rover maintenance and repair costs., range rover sport, range rover forum
range rover sport, range rover forum, land rover range rover: Hi Karrie, be careful what you wish for... maintaining a LR - especially a Range Rover - is expensive unless you can do it yourself. Even then, its expensive. IF your Rangie ever breaks down and you have to rely upon a dealership...ouch. Parts...

Land Rover Repair: landrover wont start, starter solenoid, car button
starter solenoid, car button, becm: Hi Richard, sounds like Passive Immobilisier was enabled. If you open the door with key and then turn the ignition to position II - do you have a solid alarm led? Only LR can fix this, if its true. BeCM and security - a bug if you ask me - I think they...

Land Rover Repair: locked ignition, land rover discovery, time steve
land rover discovery, time steve, wd 40: You almost certainly need a new ignition lock. It s also possible that your key is worn out but usually when the keys are worn out, the locks are too. There is no other hidden part that would be preventing the key from turning from the locked positio...

Land Rover Repair: Partial power steering loss + back doors/trunk blocked, serial data bus, earth clock
serial data bus, earth clock, ground faults: Hi Wally, I ve seen both problems but always separately - not as a combined fault. I think your logic is correct and it seems to lead to the BeCM as the culprit. BeCM input and outputs include the security systems as well. Even the sunroof, AC, seats,...

Land Rover Repair: Power steering water broke, power steering fluid, roverparts
power steering fluid, roverparts, hose kit: Most power steering blowouts are the hoses, not the pump. You could order a hose kit from Atlantic British, www.roverparts.com and get it shipped to where you are. If the problem is more complex Land Rover has a web site, www.landrovertechinfo.com where...

Land Rover Repair: p38 stuck in 2/3rd gear, auto diesel, rangie
auto diesel, rangie, gear lever: Hi Lynda, the most common problem with this is a faulty gear selector mechanism. Fortunately, a good local automatic transmission shop should be able to help you. Otherwise, take your Rangie to the dealer and they ll correct the poorly-adjusted gear selector....

Land Rover Repair: Range Rover 3 series 2003, land rover dealer, land rover specialist
land rover dealer, land rover specialist, specialist test: If it won t release you are going to have to use a T4 or Autologic system to figure out what s wrong and get it reset. You need one of those Land Rover specialist test systems to make any progress from where you are now. I guess you must bring the tester...

Land Rover Repair: Reset Brake Warning Light on 2007 Land Rover, brake warning light, turning the key
brake warning light, turning the key, autologic: We use the Autologic to reset the monitor, but you may be able to get a reset by turning the key on without starting the truck and letting it sit for a couple minutes. That works for BMW and the BMW Range Rover. It may work for Sports too . . . I have not...

Land Rover Repair: range rover p38, air bag suspenion, rover section
air bag suspenion, rover section, air suspension: Hi Darren, smart move - changing out the air suspension to coil springs. As for window and central lock, here is an excellent site you should use to help you with these repairs: www.discoweb.org. It has a Tech section that you can search and includes...

Land Rover Repair: rear propshaft, propshaft, diff lock
propshaft, diff lock, cdl: Hi Paul, You ll have to lock the CDL manually. Go to www.Discoweb.org to see how this is done - photos too, I believe. Do a search on Disco II CDL Briefly : use a 10mm open-ended wrench to turn the CDL nut 10mm (pretty sure) open end wrench....

Land Rover Repair: Squeking noise, propeller shaft, bullbar
propeller shaft, bullbar, road speed: Hi Pieter, could be a damaged universal joint bearings when you hit something, sure sounds like a propeller shaft problem. Could also be diff bearing damage as well. Both of these components, when damaged, can generate noise with road speed. Best...

Land Rover Repair: short cicuit, short cicuit, land rover freelander
short cicuit, land rover freelander, short circuit: The short answer is yes. In my experience with sellers of used cars, if there was an easy answer, they would have gotten it and sold the car for more. If they say its easy but they have not done it, plan on a few thousand dollars. It s best to be very...

Land Rover Repair: TC & DHM Warning Light, land rover freelander, freelander td4
land rover freelander, freelander td4, brake light switch: Hi Frank, could be a faulty wheel sensor or its electrical connection; brake light switch (on brake pedal) also has been linked to this problem. Here s a website that can help you find this fault: www.discoweb.org also try: http://forum.landrovernet.com/forumdisplay.php/148-Land-Rover-Freelander...

Land Rover Repair: tranny issue, land rover factory, clutch pack
land rover factory, clutch pack, 3ed: It certainly sounds like you have a clutch pack failure or some other breakage inside the transmission. If you had access to a LAnd Rover factory level test system - an Autologic or T4 - yo could read the codes from the transmision unit and perhaps get more...

Land Rover Repair: transfer case/ transmission problem, range rover classic, driveshafts
range rover classic, driveshafts, transmission problem: It sounds like you may have a failure in the transfer case. I d suggest you pull the driveshafts and put the car on a lift and spin both axles. See if they are damaged. If not, you have to look at the transfer case or transmission. You can probably feel...

Land Rover Repair: Won't start, throttle position sensor, crankshaft position sensor
throttle position sensor, crankshaft position sensor, crank shaft: Hi Gary, actually, if its a CKP failure, ALL the ignition timing would be off. IF the coil is at fault, again ALL ignition would be affected. You have to verify that you have spark - it may not be firing at the right moment though. I think if you...

Land Rover Repair: warning lights, land rover discovery, 2003 land rover discovery
land rover discovery, 2003 land rover discovery, shuttle valves: Hi Trent, interesting problem. The SRS warning light is indicating either a circuit is open or a short has been detected. Since it comes on in a random-like fashion, it could be that there is a short somewhere within the SRS system (air bags, decelerometer,...

Land Rover Repair: 1.8l 1998 freelander, big bang theory, box of chocolates
big bang theory, box of chocolates, replacement option: I m sorry to say that engine is really junk, and I do not know of a replacement option. Here in the USA they are just scrapped because repair exceeds the vehicle value every time. I wish I could tell you there was something wrong with the work being done,...

Land Rover Repair: 1997 Land rover discovery Chargeing issues, land rover discovery, tensioner pulley
land rover discovery, tensioner pulley, dash lights: The voltage readings you supply tell me the alternator is not delivering enough output under load. The belt may be slipping, or the unit may be bad. It s one of those two possibilities. Your description leads me to wonder if the belt is routed right and...

Land Rover Repair: 2000 diso 2 (rear susp comp?), rear susp, rovers north
rear susp, rovers north, air suspension: It sounds like you have a leak, so the compressor is making up air loss. If that goes on too long, the compressor wears out, and then it just runs because it can t ever catch up. Your best option might be to convert to to coil springs. You can certainly...

Land Rover Repair: 2003 Land Rover Discovery transmission acting up., land rover discovery, 2003 land rover discovery
land rover discovery, 2003 land rover discovery, end of transmission: I doubt is debris is being released, as you say, which the vehicle is driving. Rather, I suspect debris has clogged something in teh valve body. In my experience, when that happens, you need a new valve body because cleaning does not work. You can buy parts...

Land Rover Repair: '99 Discovery Series I, low oil pressure, rod bearings
low oil pressure, rod bearings, discovery series: There are no galleries in the caps, and yes, you can replace just one half but actually when you remove the front cover the crank comes loose enough that you can change both halves of all but the rearmost shell. And of course you can do the rods and overhaul...

Land Rover Repair: '99 Discovery Series I, rocker shaft, rocker shafts
rocker shaft, rocker shafts, discovery series: The question is . . . Is this coincidence, or did you cause the problem? I d look very carefully at your work with that in mind. The code is for an o2 sensor rich signal, which could mean the sensor is failing, or the cylinder is rich due to injector trouble,...

Land Rover Repair: discovery vibration, td5, axles
td5, axles, vibration: You took the first, easy, step. Now it gets harder. First I would look really carefully to see if anything is loose. Then I d run the vehicle with the axles supported but on a lift, and I d watch to see what shakes. You have to be really careful doing...

Land Rover Repair: drive train, wheel bearings, ball joints
wheel bearings, ball joints, discovery 2: Hi Brooks, was this work done at a certified LR shop, an independent LR shop or a local mechanic? I d take it back and make them correct the problem they were paid to fix but failed to solve. If you are in N.America, most states and provinces have agencies...

Land Rover Repair: Engine Tapping in '04 Discovery, land rover discovery, rpms increase
land rover discovery, rpms increase, 2004 land rover discovery: Hi Donny, you ll have to take it to a LR dealer. Sounds like you may have a dropped cylinder liner but the only way to tell is to open the engine up and have an expert eye take a closer look. Best of luck with this repair, JohnMc NB: Happy New...

Land Rover Repair: 1.8l 1998 freelander, golf vw, freelander
Land Rover Repair: 1.8l 1998 freelander, golf vw, freelander, dictator

Land Rover Repair: I have a stubborn mis fire problem, head gasket, gasket
Land Rover Repair: I have a stubborn mis fire problem, head gasket, gasket

Land Rover Repair: Land Rover Discovery - 2003, land rover discovery, body control module
land rover discovery, body control module, autologic: There is a body control module that may be keeping things alive. You need to look at whether the module is bad, or if it s receiving signals that keep it from powering down. You also need a T4 or Autologic to configure the new module, if one is needed. I...

Land Rover Repair: land rover discovery 1997, land rover discovery, fuse box
land rover discovery, fuse box, satellite 1: Hi Monica, check the fuses: in driver footwell, main fuse #15; satellite 1 fuse #6 (below main section fuse box); in engine compartment fusebox, fuses #1 and 3, and main circuit fuse #12. I had problems with the blower switch the turned out to...

Land Rover Repair: Rattling, squeaking, clicking noise, land rover discovery, noise question
land rover discovery, noise question, carbon deposits: Hi Mario, lower engine noises may require the mechanic to some major work to reveal the problem. Noises could be caused by something as serious as failing main bearing (5), crankshaft oil seal(2), or as simple as the knock sensor or crankshaft position...

Land Rover Repair: S11 Land Rover Discovery A/C, coolant temperature sensor, land rover discovery
coolant temperature sensor, land rover discovery, blower motor resistor: Hi Tony, are we discussing a fault with the AC/Heater blower motor or the cooling/condensor fan? IF it s the cooling fan it could be a coolant temperature sensor or the coolant thermostat. IF it s the blower, it could be a number of sensors involved...

Land Rover Repair: No start, home remedy, engine controller
home remedy, engine controller, engine immobilizer: There is no home help for that. The immobilizer function is between the body computer and the engine controller, and it s only accessible with the Autologic or T4 factory level test systems. You need a fully equipped LR specialist or dealer for this. Sorry...

Land Rover Repair: I have a stubborn mis fire problem, 2004 freelander, fire problem
2004 freelander, fire problem, fuel injector: I think the next step is to swap the coil packs. What I would do is swap coils 5 and 6 for 1 and 2 and see if the miss follows the coils. If so, fit new coils. If not, you have to keep looking. You could also look at the live data stream and see with the...

Land Rover Repair: tranny problems, axle shaft, engine rev
axle shaft, engine rev, tranny problems: Usually when you hear a pop and grind when off roading you broke an axle shaft or a front cv joint. First step should be to jack up each wheel, one at a time, and see if any spin free. If so, that axle or joint has popped. If not, you need to look in the...

Land Rover Repair: 2001 Discovery II won't start ** I have added video...., fuel pressure gauge, scan tool
fuel pressure gauge, scan tool, qualified person: I looked at your video. From listening to your narration, I think the best advice would be for you to find a qualified Land Rover expert in your area, and tow it to them. You can look for shops on www.rangerovers.net and elsewhere online. The battery...

Land Rover Repair: 2001 Land Rover Discovery II won't start, land rover discovery, crank shaft
land rover discovery, crank shaft, crank sensor: Hi George, after reading your Q I suggest you find a local independent LR mechanic and have the vehicle thoroughly tested. Don t start swapping in parts in an attempt to fix the problem - parts for this vehicle can be very expensive and you would be just...

Land Rover Repair: 2002 Landrover Discovery 2, discovery 2, lamp switch
discovery 2, lamp switch, solenoid: The problem you describe its usually caused by a failing brake lamp switch. Sometimes it results from a wiring failure in that same circuit or a failure of the release solenoid in the center console. It s a pretty simple system and those three things are...

Land Rover Repair: Defender 110. Diesel, 2010 model, diesel conditioner, fuel contamination
diesel conditioner, fuel contamination, diesel filter: On a late model car the most common reason for failure to start when cold is indeed fuel contamination. You may have to pump the tank empty and put in fresh diesel. If Land Rover says the engine is all right, that is likely the next step. You might...

Land Rover Repair: disco 2 wing mirror glass retaining clip, mirror adjustment, mirror assembly
mirror adjustment, mirror assembly, mirror glass: Hi Steven, Most dealers will replace the entire assembly ($300+) and state its all one unit. If you are a DIY er, you could do the repair but you ll need to know the correct parts. Does the mirror motor still operate? If not, replace the entire assembly....

Land Rover Repair: landrover discovery 2004, crank sensor, cutting out
crank sensor, cutting out, sensors: The first thing I would do is swap the crank sensor. If that does not resolve the problem you really need to seek out a Land Rover shop and have them look at the vehicle, as further guessing will become very costly. Crank sensors cause most of the cutting...

Land Rover Repair: 2003 Land Rover Discovery 110k miles Vehicle Jerks when Cold P0722, land rover discovery, 2003 land rover discovery
land rover discovery, 2003 land rover discovery, torque converter: Hi Max, did you test the wiring harness and connectors to both the speed sensor and the TCM? According to my RAVE manual, P0722 Torque converter slipping. Instead of throwing parts at this problem, have your Disco checked over by a LR specialist...

Land Rover Repair: 2004 Land Rover Discovery engine problem, land rover discovery, 2004 land rover discovery
land rover discovery, 2004 land rover discovery, head gasket: My guess is that the crankcase ventilation system is plugged. If the truck builds pressure and blows gaskets that is almost surely the reason. That has nothing to do with pistons and cylinders; I have no idea why they did any work there. I have never seen...

Land Rover Repair: Engine issue, oil pressure switch, highway trips
oil pressure switch, highway trips, programming mode: It sounds like the oil pump is failing, and it s important to attend to that because its failure will ruin the engine. With what you have told me, my next step would be to pull the front cover off the engine and look carefully at the pump. Then I would pull...

Land Rover Repair: engine light, land rover experience, sensor circuit
land rover experience, sensor circuit, shop directory: You don t need a dealer to fix this problem but you do need a shop with Land Rover experience. I suggest you go to www.rangerovers.net and look at their repair shop directory. See if you can find an independent near you, and talk to them. There is no standard...

Land Rover Repair: Landrover Discovery 2 transmission leak, land rover discovery 2, land rover discovery
land rover discovery 2, land rover discovery, transmission leak: Leakage from the top, and leakage after you had a service done, suggests they may have filled it with too much fluid. I d ask the shop if it s leaking from the vent. If not, where is it leaking from? They vent is the only thing on top, and it leaks from...

Land Rover Repair: lost of power, engine management computer, check fuel
engine management computer, check fuel, scan tool: It could be starving for fuel as a result of a failing or clogging pump. I d check fuel pressure and see what that shows. It could have ignition breakdown in which case you would have misfire faults logged in the computer. I think your first steps should...

Land Rover Repair: Loud rapid clicking, Car won't turn over., fuel pump relay, fuse box
fuel pump relay, fuse box, wheel arch: I still think you have a voltage problem. Id start by measuring voltage at the battery terminals. Is it 12V or better when trying to crank? If not, charge or replace the battery. Then move down the cables until you reach the starter. I think you will...

Land Rover Repair: loud vibration when in drive, discovery series ii, horrible sound
discovery series ii, horrible sound, emergency brake: First of all, I m sorry to be slow answering. Noises under that vehicle could be from several causes, listed in order of probability: 1 - a blown differential or front axle u joint 2 - a jamming emergency brake 3 - a failure in the transfer case 4...

Land Rover Repair: range rover, range rover hse, gas mileage
range rover hse, gas mileage, factory test: If you changed the coils, and changed the plugs, and still have misfires it is time to use a more sophisticated diagnostic system. Find someone with the factory test gear or an Autologic - either the dealer or a well equipped independent specialist - and...

Land Rover Repair: Running rich, labadie mo, discovery 3
labadie mo, discovery 3, step tests: At this point I think you should get hold of the factory workshop manual and go through the step by step tests for the fuel injection. They have a complete sequence in the manual, and all you need is a multimeter and hand tools. That will be more likely...

Land Rover Repair: 1997 Disco Overheating, dual carriageway, combustion system
dual carriageway, combustion system, temperature gauge: Bonjour Peter, sounds like all the indicators of a blown headgasket. The fluids were burnt off within the combustion system. Loss of power was probably due to the poor fuel mixture (coolant contaminated). If you see no leaks under the disco, the fluid...

Land Rover Repair: 1998 disco driver door lock, cylinder locks, door locks
cylinder locks, door locks, lock cylinder: Hi Steve, you can submit to the dealer ransom and have them repair this, search the internet, purchase and install new locks yourself, hire a locksmith to rebuild the lock using either new or salvaged parts, or buy salvaged parts and do the work yourself....

Land Rover Repair: 2003range rover she, fuel pressure gauge, engine management computer
fuel pressure gauge, engine management computer, mass air flow: You need to start with the basics. Does it have fuel, and does it have spark? On a truck of that vintage you can t just pull a spark plug wire or pop on a fuel pressure gauge easily. At Robison Service we would connect the Land Rover test system and look...

Land Rover Repair: 2006 Range Rover rear wipers, electrical problem, wiper arm
electrical problem, wiper arm, mechanical problem: You say wiper(s) but the Sport only has one wiper in back. Are you having a front wiper problem too? If the problem is just in the rear, your first step is to make sure the wiper arm is fastened to the shaft. If it is, the next step is to take apart the...

Land Rover Repair: 96 LR Discovery, subwoofer wiring, position sensors
subwoofer wiring, position sensors, fuel system: I think the subwoofer wiring probably has nothing to do with the failure to start. Rather that change parts, I think you need to go back to basics. Does the vehicle have spark at the plus? If not, trace the ignition. Does it have fuel pressure? If not,...

Land Rover Repair: engine noise, oil pressure switch, piston skirt
oil pressure switch, piston skirt, rocker shaft: If the noise is coming from inside, it could be a failed rocker arm, a bad lifter, or it could be piston noise. In the rear of the engine, it could also be noise from the cam moving. At this point, all you can do is dismantle the top end and see if you find...

Land Rover Repair: flashing odometer, factory test, security feature
factory test, security feature, odometer: Unfortunately, the body control unit has concluded that someone has tampered with the odometer and now it is condemned to flash. There is no deliberate fix I know of. However, I have seen two Discos with that issue at Robison Service. Neither had odometers...

Land Rover Repair: heated windshield, windshield replacement, new glass
windshield replacement, new glass, electrical connections: If one side is out there is probably corrosion in the glass, or in the joint at the base where the electrical connections are made. I don t know if you can fix that without windshield replacement. I don t know how you would get at the connections with the...

Land Rover Repair: Land Rover Discovery 2003 engine ticking, land rover specialists, land rover discovery
land rover specialists, land rover discovery, ship cars: The additional information makes it almost certain you have an internal short block failure, I agree, it s probably not worth 6k but if it blows up, its value drops to essentially zero. So it s decision time I m afraid. Sorry, but there it is. Joh...

Land Rover Repair: landrover freelander 1999, landrover freelander, wheel bearings
landrover freelander, wheel bearings, wheel components: The first step is to look carefully in that area. Is there evidence of scuffing or rubbing? If not, I d take the wheel off and look for scuffing on the brake or wheel components. If still nothing, you should check the wheel bearings. I expect the garage...

Land Rover Repair: LR 98 disco, throttle position sensor, caliper pistons
throttle position sensor, caliper pistons, valve job: Hi alaa, could be buildup on your exhaust valves. This has been a common problem and a valve job may be needed. Could also be transmission related and requires a tranny expert to verify. Another possibility could be brakes - maybe one or more of your...

Land Rover Repair: Overheating, head gasket, last winter
head gasket, last winter, root cause: Unfortunately, the only way to find out if the block is damaged will be to do the heads. I have written several articles on this subject, you can find them on my website and the Robison Service blog. There is no way to test the block while it is assembled...

Land Rover Repair: Range Rover Alarm, door latch, vehicle battery
door latch, vehicle battery, range rover: I think the alarm switches in the driver door latch have failed. I suggest you replace the driver door latch, then insert the key in the lock. Turn to lock and hold while pushing the lock button. Then turn to unlock and hold while pushing unlock. Then...

Land Rover Repair: 2000 range rover 4.6 SHE, autologic land rover, rovers north
autologic land rover, rovers north, conversion kits: If it says Slow 35 MPH that probably means the air suspension has failed, and you are riding what is essentially an oxcart with no suspension. If so, you could spend 1500-2000 and convert to coil springs, or spend an indeterminate amount to fix the air...

Land Rover Repair: 2006 RR HSE lowered suspension, stop signs, range rover
stop signs, range rover, guess: If the compressor is overheated that means there is a leak. The leak may have worn out the compressor, so you may actually have multiple problems now. In any case, you need to find a shop with Range Rover diagnostic gear, and see what that says. My guess...

Land Rover Repair: how to change auixilary drive belt, engine configuration, td4
engine configuration, td4, google: I m sorry but we don t have that engine configuration in my country, That said, I know you can get in this info from LR s factory service support website for a small fee, and it may well be available on Google. I tried it, and got several drawings, but I...

Land Rover Repair: Discovery Series I code issues, exhaust flange, vacuum line
exhaust flange, vacuum line, discovery series: If you saw leakage at the joint from the header to the catalyst, you should of course fix it. The truck is probably making a spitting or tapping noise as a result of the leak. That said, an exhaust flange leak will not set fault codes, so if you have a code...

Land Rover Repair: Discovery Series I code issues, rocker shafts, discovery series
rocker shafts, discovery series, gas mileage: Situations like this are what the live data screen on the factory T4 test system are for. The T4 has a mode where it shows all the parameters on a single screen and highlights out-range ones in grey. Then you can look further into why that particular thing...

Land Rover Repair: discovery td5 year 2000, discovery td5, salvage yard
discovery td5, salvage yard, rover dealers: If indeed the vehicle needs an aBS control unit, you should be able to purchase a used one and install it for a small fraction of the sum you mention. Here in the USA those used controllers are probably $100-200 in a salvage yard. The used controller will...

Land Rover Repair: electronics. ECU?, landrover discovery, o2 sensors
landrover discovery, o2 sensors, wiring books: My answer is still the same . . . what you related reaffirms that you have some kind of wiring problem. Does the fuse blow again? Why? You need to go back to the live data, and trace the circuits involved. Anything else is just guessing and hoping to get...

Land Rover Repair: FUEL/GAS smell inside the cabin, fuel gases, vent system
fuel gases, vent system, ventilation system: If the smell is raw (unburnt) gas, you should look at the fuel filler neck and the fuel tank vent system. Otherwise, if it s exhaust you smell, the exhaust is probably the culprit. Is the vehicle modified in any way? Sometimes body mods cause gases to be...

Land Rover Repair: Head Gasket, head gasket replacement, white smoke
head gasket replacement, white smoke, gasket: Yes, that s right. You are looking at a head gasket or possibly more, as you said. The more might be a new short block. I have written several articles on this that will shed more light for you. Go to the Robison Service blog http://robisonservice.blogspot.com...

Land Rover Repair: land rover transmission, performance thanks, filter screen
performance thanks, filter screen, couple questions: Both those symptoms could point to a partly clogged filter screen, and dirty fluid. That s the first place I d look. After that you are into internal transmission problems, and a rebuild, which gets costly fast. Start with the fluid and filter and let me...

Land Rover Repair: noise from left front wheel, wheel bearing noise, wheel hub
wheel bearing noise, wheel hub, john thanks: Sometimes you just have to change a hub to be sure. At Robison Service, we see a lot of them and the guys get used to how they feel. You can often feel a bearing going bad by rollin it by hand on the lift. But with no frame of reference I don t know if...

Land Rover Repair: Replace Brake Pads, rotors, brake pads
rotors, brake pads, discovery: If you drove the vehicle until the pads wore out, and you have metal on metal grinding, then yes the rotors need to be replaced too. That s one reason to inspect brake when you do other services. If you replace them before they wear completely away you can...

Land Rover Repair: red zone in temperature gauge, landrover discovery, v8 engines
landrover discovery, v8 engines, temperature gauge: I am sorry to tell you the engine is probably cooked. Land Rover aluminum V8 engines do not tolerate overheating well, and for whatever reason, you have let yorus go into the red repeatedly. Your statement that it now makes noise pretty much confirms that....

Land Rover Repair: right fron noise, wheel hub, noise question
wheel hub, noise question, expansion joints: The air suspension does not have anything to make noise. The anti lock brakes are silent unless they are working, and if they are, that s given away by the vibrating feel in the pedal. You might have a wheel hub failure. I think the answer should be visible...

Land Rover Repair: td5 vibration, prop shaft, broken axle
prop shaft, broken axle, floor vibration: You said you ran it on a lift but could not pin down the vibration. There is no other technique to reveal it, though, beyond removing and balancing wheels and checking for looseness, all of which you say you did. With all due respect, Perhaps it s time to...

Land Rover Repair: 00' LR disco II misfire on cyl 3 -107k miles, land rover specialist, gasket intake
land rover specialist, gasket intake, head gaskets: Hi Joe, I have a question: did you wash the engine compartment? Just a heads up : don t wash the engine compartment. There are electronics there that can fail and cause all sorts of trouble for you. For example, the CKP sensor (crankshaft speed and...

Land Rover Repair: '02 Land Rover Disco II shifter problem, circulation control, dash vents
circulation control, dash vents, air circulation: Hi Lloyd, this problem has to do with either your heater assembly, air circulation control or heater matrix. I suspect heated air is being allowed to circulate because the distribution flap is faulty. The matrix itself may not allow coolant to return...

Land Rover Repair: 1990 Range Rover classic, gasoline, range rover classic, rangie
range rover classic, rangie, fuel feed: Hi Keaton, nice Rangie; don t see many of them where I live. Misfire is often associated with either not enough spark, too much air not enough fuel (rich) or not enough air too much fuel. Since you ve adjusted the timing, new plugs and wires installed,...

Land Rover Repair: 1995 land rover discovery lost power after changing starter, land rover discovery, starter solenoid
land rover discovery, starter solenoid, champion plugs: Hi Casey, on the 96, I d check the plugs again, making sure the gap is set correctly on ALL of them. I d then check the wires to make sure they are seated correctly (snug fit to plug) and distributor. Just one bad HT lead can give you misfires. Lack...

Land Rover Repair: 1995 land rover wont start, lbs pressure, main lead
lbs pressure, main lead, doorlock: Hi Bruce, how about the starter itself? Crawl under the Disco and carefully check the main lead to the solenoid. Sometimes this lead wire can be soaked in oil, grit, grime ... and thus not enough juice is being given to solenoid. I had to clip a section...

Land Rover Repair: 1999 Dicovery I - brakes issue, fine shape, special test
fine shape, special test, stopping power: What you are describing sounds like occasional activation of the antilock system. You can check to see if the sensors are clean and seated, but if it only happens occasionally it may not really be a problem at all. A special test system is required to diagnose...

Land Rover Repair: 2001 Disco2 SLS Sudden Drop, air spring, exhaust valve
air spring, exhaust valve, autologic: If the system is deflated the only way to test it will be to use a T4 or Autologic tester. I can t imagine how one could determine if the exhaust valve was stuck from outside; that s really just a guess. With the test system you can operate the valves and...

Land Rover Repair: 2003 Disco II brake lights stay on, brake light switch, electrical issues
brake light switch, electrical issues, weird problems: Hi Joe, usually its the brake switch but sometimes its the battery or alternator. Try cleaning the battery post and wire brushing the battery connectors. Did you check the fusebox? Had a similar problem and it turned out to be alternator - bad electrical...

Land Rover Repair: 3 amigos, shuttle valve, diagnostic device
shuttle valve, diagnostic device, sales index: Hi Brad, yes, I m familiar with the 3 amigos , I m the one who created the name. :) If the problem is intermittent the common cause is usually within the ABS modulator itself - could be shuttle valve, could be circuit board. This problem is quite...

Land Rover Repair: 94 LR Discovery shut off while running., air flow meter, definite answers
air flow meter, definite answers, gas tank: Your most likely problem is an ignition cut out, either from a failing pickup or a failing amplifier. Unfortunately, you have to catch it in the act for a positive diagnosis. You could also have an intermittent fuel pump problem or even an intermittent air...

Land Rover Repair: Abs,tc,srs ligths on, range rover owners, range rover forum
range rover owners, range rover forum, cylinder problem: Hi Mike, could be master cylinder problem. You are going to need to rely upon a brake specialist to locate this problem. Many brake shops should be able to handle this repair. If you are sure you can do the job, use the www.discoweb.org site and search...

Land Rover Repair: Boot and driver's side glass and left side glass not opening., freelander land rover, cable problem
freelander land rover, cable problem, side glass: Hi Charles, the tailgate window and door windows often fail to operate, a common problem with most LR s (Freelander, Discovery even Range Rover). The taildoor problem could be a cable problem or perhaps an electrical fault within the harness (common problems)....

Land Rover Repair: Brake lights, brake boosters, park position
brake boosters, park position, brake booster: Hi Pedro. Ahhh, brake booster is causing the problem. I ve not had the problem BUT I read quite a few owners have had this and were forced to pull the new booster and install another brand (if possible). Where did you get this booster, British Pacific?...

Land Rover Repair: belt guard, land rover freelander, plastic barrier
land rover freelander, plastic barrier, distributor cap: Hi Lee, hmmm...snow on the belts. Have you considered making a full under-engine barrier? I don t think LR has this but I know a fellow who did something like this for his Suzuki. He fashion as black plastic barrier (thick grade) from a large piece of...

Land Rover Repair: brake switch, independent shop, park position
independent shop, park position, brake switch: Hi Laura, are you having trouble shifting out of the PARK position? Brake pedal switch can cause this problem if the switch is faulty. Could also be shifter cable cab can break due to a corroded linkage. A local independent LR shop should be able to...

Land Rover Repair: brake switch, land rover discovery, shift linkage
land rover discovery, shift linkage, shift lever: If you take the shift knob apart you should be able to see if the button on the knob is pulling the bar to unlock the truck from park. I can t remember exactly how the 98 sifter comes apart but they are all basically the same. There is a button on the shift...

Land Rover Repair: interiol fused box, fuse box, radio stop
fuse box, radio stop, discovery 2: The fuse box itself may have failed. If your statement is correct, then you have a break in the power feed from under the hood to the box, so your next step is to remove both for access and see what s gone wrong. You must have a failed connection somewher...

Land Rover Repair: Land Rover Disco 1, land rover discovery, crankshaft position sensor
land rover discovery, crankshaft position sensor, engine failure: Hi Ryan, Sounds like a sensor problem on both counts. Maybe fuel temp sensor, coolant sensor, or perhaps crankshaft position sensor. Sadly, you ll need a diagnostic device to see where the trouble lies. Does your engine failure trip any codes? What...

Land Rover Repair: Landrover 2005 V8, rocker assembly, push rods
rocker assembly, push rods, timing chain: If this is a 2005 vehicle, I d say the timing chain probably slipped. I d look really close for other sludge-related damage if that is the case. If the timing chain slipped you should remove the engine and pull the front covers to change the chains and guides,...

Land Rover Repair: Loose Steering, wheel alignment systems, wheel alignments
wheel alignment systems, wheel alignments, steering knuckles: Hi Leah, With Disco lifted, grab hold of front wheel (at positions 9 and 3) and see if there is movement when you jerk either side. Ball joint, panhard rod, drag link can contribute to this problem. Workshop manual: As the output shaft of the steering...

Land Rover Repair: noise from left front wheel, wheel bearing noise, wheel hub
wheel bearing noise, wheel hub, john thanks: Sometimes you just have to change a hub to be sure. At Robison Service, we see a lot of them and the guys get used to how they feel. You can often feel a bearing going bad by rollin it by hand on the lift. But with no frame of reference I don t know if...

Land Rover Repair: noisey valve, damage pistons, puff puff
damage pistons, puff puff, camel trophy: Well, you are talking about doing a valve job, at the least. Sometimes when that happens you damage pistons too. IT s a very major repair . . . with all due respect, if you are asking the question in this manner perhaps it would be wiser to find someone...

Land Rover Repair: oil leak, valve cover gasket, oil pressure switch
valve cover gasket, oil pressure switch, lr model: Hi Hector, not sure which engine or LR model but here goes... so the major oil leak arose AFTER you changed the valve cover gasket? I doubt it s the PCV as on the older engines it s found on top front. Sounds more like valve cover gasket. My LR mechanic...

Land Rover Repair: p38 won't crank, door latch, starter relay
door latch, starter relay, superlock: Put the key in the drive door, turn to unlock while pushing unlock on the remote. Do the same turning to lock and pushing lock. Unlock with remote and try to start. That should clear an alarm lockout. If it still fails to start, you will need to trace...

Land Rover Repair: park does not engage on 02 Disco II, automatic gearbox, filter transmission
automatic gearbox, filter transmission, position switch: Hi Corey, sounds like the gear position switch needs adjustment. You ll probably need to find a LR dealer to do the adjustment as I believe it needs a special tool. I ve also heard about a C clip that can pop off and cause strange shifting problems,...

Land Rover Repair: Should I re-sell., land rover cars, computer text
land rover cars, computer text, model two: Hi Cordelia, I m sorry to read that you are disappointed in your purchase. It s true though...LR s are very expensive to maintain AND they break down often. This is probably the biggest problem with LR - reliability. The problems you describe are very...

Land Rover Repair: V8i flatspot, camshaft position sensor, crankshaft position sensor
camshaft position sensor, crankshaft position sensor, mass air flow: Hi Wayne, it s possible that your TPS is causing the problem BUT there are other possibilities too. For example, if your plugs and wires are in need of replacement, you could be flooding the engine on taking off . Changing out the plugs and wires...

Land Rover Repair: vibrations in steering column, kyb shocks, steering stabilizer
kyb shocks, steering stabilizer, steering damper: Hi Richard, Q: Did you have the shakes before the KYB shocks? How long have you had the KYB s installed? hmmmm... KYB...found on Honda, Nissan and other imports; A malaysian shock aftermarket company; economic - yes, use on your Disco - no. I would...

Land Rover Repair: Wheel bearing and/or hub replacement?, front wheel bearing, wheel bearings
front wheel bearing, wheel bearings, tire shop: The front hub has wheel bearings, and it also has swivel bearings. Some or both might need service. Total overhaul of a front hub takes most all day, and parts could run $500. Adjustment of the bearings takes less than an hour. So your needed repair -...

Land Rover Repair: 02 freelander 138'000mls, electrical faults, manifold problems
electrical faults, manifold problems, freelanders: Hi Ian, are you willing to buy ANY vehicle that has recorded faults stored within its computer module? Land Rovers are very expensive to service and judging by these codes, it could be intake manifold problems, electrical harness faults, MAF problems,...

Land Rover Repair: 1998 range rover wont slip into reverse, range rover hse, zf transmission
range rover hse, zf transmission, autoshops: Hi Jessica, could be as simple as the selector position switch on tranny or its harness connector is starting to fail. The harness has been known to allow water inside and eventually it can cause some corrosion. It may also be just an adjustment to your...

Land Rover Repair: 2001 land rover disco 2 dash lights M and S flash, shaft seal, inhibitor switch
shaft seal, inhibitor switch, input shaft: Hi Tim, to help narrow the search down, consider testing the gearbox starter inhibitor switch harness connector. Perhaps it was damaged during repair or a short exists because of corrosion. They have been known to fail and, like many LR harnesses, may...

Land Rover Repair: 97 range rover hse 4.6, range rover hse, independent shop
range rover hse, independent shop, couple blocks: Hi Robert, sounds like a big restoration project. No manual means of reading codes, you ll need to find someone with a code reader. Look for an independent LR shop near you - they should be able to give you the codes you need AND you will need their expertise...

Land Rover Repair: Discovery Stalls when starts, land rover service, crank shaft
land rover service, crank shaft, cat converter: Hi YeVonne, Terrible when they say there is no problem and you know otherwise. From what I know about IAC valves - they are either stuck open or closed. IAC controls idle speed, so if its faulty you ll have low or high idle speeds when you start...

Land Rover Repair: Discovery TD 5 Series 11 Year 2000, fuel pressure regulator, intermittent problems
fuel pressure regulator, intermittent problems, hose connection: Hi Peter, my first thought was a fuel delivery problem, perhaps even fuel pressure regulator. Have the fuel line pressure tested. Perhaps the install of fuel pump damaged something, or new pump but recycled hose connection? Did you install the fuel pump...

Land Rover Repair: Electrical problem, indicator bulbs, blown fuse
indicator bulbs, blown fuse, direction indicator: Hi Uli, have you tested the lamps? Could be a blown fuse or bulb, could also be the direction indicator switch itself. As you are inspecting the indicator bulbs, also take a close look inside the bulb holders themselves. They have been known to short...

Land Rover Repair: 02 freelander 138'000mls, car 2002, mechanic
Land Rover Repair: 02 freelander 138'000mls, car 2002, mechanic, hard time

Land Rover Repair: Land Rover Discovery 2003, land rover discovery, independent shop
land rover discovery, independent shop, oil pump: Hi Karen, depends on many factors: New, rebuilt or salvaged; dealer installed or independent (indy) shop, where you live and availability of parts. Engine block starts at $5000 or more, then there is install labour, additional parts, taxes. $12,000...

Land Rover Repair: land rover disco brakes, caliper piston, piston movement
caliper piston, piston movement, seal failure: Hi Chris, how does the brake pedal feel? Is the pedal soft or stiff? Does it press down slowly or does it remain hard and little or no movement? If you are sure your pistons are moving in and out with ease, there is no corrosion present on or around...

Land Rover Repair: Ranger rover Se Misfire after driving for 15-20min and lose power, exhaust gases, combustion chamber
exhaust gases, combustion chamber, headgaskets: Hi Claudio, it sure sounds like a blown headgasket; misfires, loss of power especially when the engine is warm or hot. The clicking noise is disturbing and could be either a bearing or (gag) indication that a cylinder sleeve has dropped. No smoke does...

Land Rover Repair: Repairs to Think About, land rover discovery, 2003 land rover discovery
land rover discovery, 2003 land rover discovery, land rover discovery ii: Hi Mark, careful here...don t fix something that isn t broke. If you ve been maintaining your Disco well, continue with what you are doing. Complete fluids replacement is safe, change only those parts that appear worn and in need of repair. The major...

Land Rover Repair: How to replace driver side fog lamp, range rover hse, land rover range rover
range rover hse, land rover range rover, fog lamp: Hi Derek, access is from behind and beneath bumper. Here a website you can visit so you can meet and get more details about your Rangie DIY repairs and maintenance: www.discoweb.org Once on the site, go to the forum for RangeRovers and then search...

Land Rover Repair: td5 coolant runs away, exhaust gases, engine failure
exhaust gases, engine failure, cylinder liner: Hi Andre, sounds like a blown headgasket. That much fluid loss and there is no puddles underneath - has to go somewhere. Probably going out your tailpipe: leak allows coolant to be burned up within combustion chambre. There are tests that garages can...

Land Rover Repair: 1991 Land Rover Range Rover, left turn signal, land rover range rover
left turn signal, land rover range rover, auto electrician: Hi John, it could be as simple as a corroded contact within a bulbholder. You ll have to check the door switch to see if it is shorted or if there is any corrosion (a common problem with LR s). I d check the bulbholder for the left turn signal light -...

Land Rover Repair: 1998 discovery died at 75mph, blown fuses, independent mechanic
blown fuses, independent mechanic, combustion chamber: Hi Kelly, could be a number of causes, hard to tell so I ll give you a few components as the usual suspects: Headgasket blown - coolant in combustion chamber(s); crankshaft speed/position sensor failure - ECM needs this to manage engine system; camshaft...

Land Rover Repair: 2003 Range Rover 2003, range rover hse, 2003 range rover hse
range rover hse, 2003 range rover hse, plastic bezel: Hi Patrick, sure sounds like a ground fault issue. You may have to locate the ground connections and clean both surfaces. Water ingress is common for all LR s and your Rangie is not immune. See what you can do about your trailer connection and making...

Land Rover Repair: 93 range rover classic fuel pump electrical, system fyi, volt system
system fyi, volt system, corroded: The 6v reading indicates a problem in the wiring to the pump. You should have a solid 12v signal back at the pump. If you don t, something is corroded. That is probably why the replacement pump failed, too. Fix the wiring as the truck will not perform...

Land Rover Repair: 96 Range Rover, tensioner pulley, optima batteries
tensioner pulley, optima batteries, rangie: Hi Byron, have your Rangie diagnosed by a independent LR shop with the right testing equipment. Sure, if the battery is weak you could have some trouble running the vehicle but your replaced battery should have lasted longer than 2 months. Could be...

Land Rover Repair: 97 Disco 1, crankshaft position sensor, oxygen sensors
crankshaft position sensor, oxygen sensors, wet weather: Hi Manj, hard to tell. At first I thought it could be crankshaft position sensor or perhaps camshaft sensor. So once the Disco is fully warmed up, the problem is gone? I wonder if its a temp sensor - coolant or fuel? Were there any warning lights triggered?...

Land Rover Repair: '97 Land Rover Disco SD "Shifter", head gaskets, shift knobs
head gaskets, shift knobs, shifters: The shifter is a bit of a project to install because you have to remove the center console for access. But why does it need a shifter? With all the thousands of LR vehicles we fix at Robison Service I cannot recall a single one coming in needing a shifter....

Land Rover Repair: abs light and t/c light, inexpensive scanners, valve assemblies
inexpensive scanners, valve assemblies, scan tool: Like I said in the original post, you have to correlate the scanner codes with the manufacturer shop manual, and whatever the scanner people provide. The great benefit to the OEM scanners is that you don t need to do that. It may be referring to the pressure...

Land Rover Repair: brakes Disco I, grease seal, landrover discovery
grease seal, landrover discovery, lock nut: Hi Mick, well there s the drive member joint washer, the lock nut washer and perhaps the grease seal. I ve been lucky and only changed the joint washer for the fronts. For the rear, I had to change the joint washer and grease seal. When you remove...

Land Rover Repair: condensore, british virgin islands, tortola british virgin islands
british virgin islands, tortola british virgin islands, local labor market: It s hard to advise you about prices because i do not know the scope of the job being proposed, or the local labor market. Here in the USA the condensor and receiver drier are about $1,000. It would be a 5 hour job to change it, more or less. The job you...

Land Rover Repair: crankshaft senser, camshaft position sensor, variable reluctance sensor
camshaft position sensor, variable reluctance sensor, crankshaft angle: Hi Dave, highly unlikely that the tip broke off. I don t have any pics of the inside of the CKP housing but I do have pics of the sensor itself, if that will help. NOTES FROM WORKSHOP MANUAL: The CKP sensor is located towards the rear of the engine...

Land Rover Repair: Dangerous disco, fuel purchases, water ingress
fuel purchases, water ingress, vehicle purchases: Hi Dee, I am not familiar with your consumer protection rights in your country but I do hope that there are some lemon laws that exist to help you. Here in N.America, each state and province has it s own variation of lemon laws - laws to protect vehicle...

Land Rover Repair: Disco 2 dash pod removal, phillips head screws, instrument pack
phillips head screws, instrument pack, discovery 2: Hi Ellis, wise decision. Sounds like you did not remove the steering column nacelle. Here are the instructions from the workshop manual: Instrument pack Remove 1. Remove steering column nacelle. STEERING, REPAIRS, Nacelle steering column. 2. Remove...

Land Rover Repair: Discovery Engine Swap, head gasket, engine swaps
head gasket, engine swaps, headgasket: Hi Larry, your best option is to stay with the 4.0 or just have the headgasket repaired. 4.0 engine s main problem was headgasket failure, fix it and you should be ok for another 120,000 or so. Easier too than replacing entire engine. UNLESS:...

Land Rover Repair: discovery 2 2001 spark to coil, discovery 2, cranks
discovery 2, cranks, ignition coils: Hi Ken, I am so sorry to read about your cancer and I pray you are not in any pain and I hope you have much more time to drive your Disco. Fuse 14 of passenger fusebox is for the ignition coils, so you are risking possible damage to the coils and a repair...

Land Rover Repair: BeCM electrical fault affects dash, power relays, ground faults
power relays, ground faults, rangerovers: Hi 99Rangie, good question. Is it cheaper to disassemble the seat, trace back from the relay to determine if a wire, connector harness or motor is shorted OR would it be easier to just swap in another seat. If seats were readily available and the price...

Land Rover Repair: FREELANDER TD4 2003, crankshaft sensor, amp fuse
crankshaft sensor, amp fuse, fuse box: Hi Malcolm, perhaps this will help: Starting Main Relay The earth path for the main relay coil (C0576) is controlled by the Engine Control Module (ECM) (C0603) on a WK wire. The energised main relay provides a feed to fuse 1 which is also located...

Land Rover Repair: 97 Disco 1, coil pack, distributor cap
Land Rover Repair: 97 Disco 1, coil pack, distributor cap, condensation

Land Rover Repair: Gas seems to disappear into the car, rear cargo area, land rover discovery
rear cargo area, land rover discovery, mixture problem: Hi Melissa, do you smell gas fumes from within the vehicle? The fuel tank is in the rear and there is an access port under the rear cargo area carpet. You could lift up the carpet, carefully remove the cover and look to see if there is fuel stains or...

Land Rover Repair: knocking when cold, piston skirt, coolant loss
piston skirt, coolant loss, rocker shaft: If it knocks for a minute you could have something a little loose in the motor, perhaps a worn or partly collapsed piston skirt. You could also have lifter or rocker shaft trouble. Sometimes the lifters take a while to fill. It may or may not lead to trouble...

Land Rover Repair: Land Rover Cruise Control, vacuum leaks, vacuum pipe
vacuum leaks, vacuum pipe, vent valve: Hi Chris, yes, this could be part of the the reason why your CC is having trouble engaging. If you already have found that some of the hose was cracked, chances are the cracking is extensive. Just trace along the hose and change out all that is cracked....

Land Rover Repair: Land Rover Discovery 2003 Fuel Problem, land rover discovery, combustion ignition
land rover discovery, combustion ignition, camshaft position: Hi Brian, it s rare to have the fuel filter fail. Yes, it is integrated into the fuel pump and a pain to service. I d consider checking the combustion ignition sequence first. A common problem with Series II Disco is headgasket failure and there s no...

Land Rover Repair: LR3 will not stay at a constant idle, mass airflow sensor, throttle position sensor
mass airflow sensor, throttle position sensor, vacuum leaks: Hi Nathan, a common problem with LR s is the throttle position sensor (TPS). Could also be idle air control valve sensor, it s harness connector or wiring. LR electrics are known to corrode, so check out the various wiring looms and connectors. It could...

Land Rover Repair: landrover D2 TD5 - Automatic has lost power, injector nozzles, dramatic power
injector nozzles, dramatic power, diagnostic test: Given what you have checked, my next suggestions would be to make sure the intake is pressure-tight, and not losing boost pressure through a split in a hose or intercooler. I also suggest you check to see the exhaust is not obstructed or blocked. Both those...

Land Rover Repair: oil pan, oil drain plug, aluminium alloy
oil drain plug, aluminium alloy, cooler pipe: Hi Anthony, careful how you pry there...this is soft metal (aluminium alloy) and you don t want to damage any surface - especially the sump. Here s something to consider from the workshop manual: Oil sump The oil sump is bolted to the bottom...

Land Rover Repair: RANGE ROVER STUCK IN PARK, reverse light switch, classic range rover
reverse light switch, classic range rover, workshop manuals: Hi Dale, I only have the classic Range Rover workshop manuals 95 + Do you have this workshop manual too? You could try this manual electronics section. Many parts on the Series I Disco were found to fit on Range Rovers, perhaps the electrics will to....

Land Rover Repair: Range Rover, 2.5 deisel, s reg, eas system, rangie
eas system, rangie, manual mode: Hi Philip, there may be a fix. Not sure how the EAS was modified on your Rangie, if at all, when your Dad s Rangie was converted to shock/coil. Some kits have a module that takes care of the EAS and those pesky messages, others have wiring tricks to...

Land Rover Repair: Range Rover 98 AC, aluminum tube, pressure tube
aluminum tube, pressure tube, book icon: On a hot day the high pressure tube should be too hot to touch and the low tube should be cold. Since that s not happening your first step should be to see whether the compressor is running, and what the system pressures are. A working system is going to...

Land Rover Repair: smog (emissions test fail), smog emissions, machanic
smog emissions, machanic, best bet: Hi Mike, there could be a number of causes that triggered the CHECK ENGINE light but have no way of knowing from where I m sitting. Your best bet is to find an independent LR shop and have them perform the diagnostic tests to determine the cause(s). You...

Land Rover Repair: no spark, starter solenoid, crank sensor
starter solenoid, crank sensor, output signals: Are the mechanics using a Testbook, Omnitec/T4 or Autologic to perform their Land Rover testing? You ll need some detailed diagnostics to find out what s going on here and I suspect it could be the either the ECM or your immobiliser security system is involved....

Land Rover Repair: Water in gas tank., water in gas tank, extreme caution
water in gas tank, extreme caution, fuel water: Hi Tyler, You ll have to drain the tank by removing the fuel pump and then draining from inside the cargo area, outside in a well ventilated area, no possible sparks or electricals, take extreme caution with this - even though it may be mostly water mixed...

Land Rover Repair: Wiper Linkage, wiper linkage, salvage
wiper linkage, salvage, linkages: Hi Simon, I actually bought the wiper linkage from the dealer and it came with an adapter to match up with my series I Disco. This was done many years ago, long before I realized that salvage parts can be just as good - sometimes. Not sure which model...

Land Rover Repair: 01 LR SE7 Overheating with AC running, external temp sensor, tensioner pulley
external temp sensor, tensioner pulley, fan request: Hi James, If the temp reading is getting too high it could be a sign that you have a problem within the AC system - maybe the compressor clutch is failing or there is a bearing problem somewhere. It could also be a headgasket problem - common for series...

Land Rover Repair: 1994 Range Rover stalls, fuel pump relay, rovers north
fuel pump relay, rovers north, factory workshop: The printed factory workshop manual for the early Range Rover has a step by step troubleshooting process for the fuel injection that tests every single component. I am sure following that procedure will lead to an answer. The great thing about trucks the...

Land Rover Repair: 1999disco td5, land rover models, engine oil cooler
land rover models, engine oil cooler, head gasket: Some Land Rover models route the engine oil cooler pipes through the radiator. Check that to see if you have a failure there. If not, I m afraid you ve got a major engine problem on your hands. I don t see many TD5 motors in the US, so I suggest asking...

Land Rover Repair: 2000 discovery overheating, coolant hoses, coolant system
coolant hoses, coolant system, layout diagram: Hi Rob, I doubt routing of coolant hoses is the problem, they are preformed and fit only a certain way. So you pressure tested the coolant system and no problems were found. Could be a crack in the block? Send me an email and I ll reply with a cooling...

Land Rover Repair: 2000 LR Disc II Battery Replaced/Won't Turn Over, land rover specialists, land rover world
land rover specialists, land rover world, crank sensor: You could pull a spark plug wire and check for spark when cranking. If you have spark, you do not have a security lockout. If you do not have spark, the issue could be security, crank sensor, coil failure, or a number of other possibilities. You can...

Land Rover Repair: 2003 Land Rover Discovery Oil Pump Rebuild, land rover discovery, rod bearings
land rover discovery, rod bearings, 2003 land rover discovery: With what you did, there seem to be two possibilities. One, the front cover has too much wear and the oil pump therefore cannot make enough pressure. The second possibility is wear in the bearings. When we have pump troubles we change the whole front cover...

Land Rover Repair: 2003 Range Rover HSE Climate Control, range rover hse, 2003 range rover hse
range rover hse, 2003 range rover hse, land rover dealer: Any of the temperature sensors could cause that problem, the sun sensor being one of them. You have sensors for outside air, in car air, and the temps of pieces in the system itself. It may be necessary for someone to drive the car with the test system hooked...

Land Rover Repair: AC BLOWER FAN PROBLEM, electronic speed controller, alternate power source
electronic speed controller, alternate power source, bmw 740il: That car uses BMW 740IL climate control, and in those cars the problem you have would point to the electronic speed controller which is located on the side of the blower, or the dashboard control unit, the one you push buttons on. The other problem area can...

Land Rover Repair: Air suspension, old rover, conversion kit
old rover, conversion kit, suspension problems: Air suspension failures are really the bane of these older Rovers. I suggest you convert the truck to coil springs, which will put an end to air suspension problems forever. The trouble with fixing the vehicle now is that there are dozens of other air suspension...

Land Rover Repair: Alternator replacement, serpentine belt, fault indicator
serpentine belt, fault indicator, battery cable: Hi Gary, one thing you should check before you purchase a new alternator is how the serpentine belt is fed around the pulleys. Even seasoned mechanics can get this wrong on Land Rovers - hopefully not seasoned LR mechanics. :) IF you changed the...

Land Rover Repair: Crankshaft bearing sizes, british engines, shop operator
british engines, shop operator, workshop manual: The Land Rover workshop manual gives the correct diameter of the crank journals when new. A set of bearings .010 larger will require him to grind the crank .010 smaller than new for proper fit. He should get all the info needed from the workshop manual for...

Land Rover Repair: ECM/ECU, test gear, freelander
test gear, freelander, christmas tree: To the best of my knowledge, a US market 2004 Freelander is going to need a new engine control unit, and it will have to be programmed by someone with the dealer or Autologic test gear. We have fitted used control units to older trucks but I don t think that...

Land Rover Repair: Engine Discovery 3.9L unstable, coolant temp, workshop manual
coolant temp, workshop manual, fuel pressure: I d check the fuel pressure. It should be holding about 40psi. Next I would check the coolant temp sensor resistance and compare to a chart for the temperature at which you take the reading. In other words, if you measure at 22C, look in the workshop manual,...

Land Rover Repair: Engine Trouble - Series 2 Landrover?, losing coolant, combustion gases
losing coolant, combustion gases, tee kay: Time will reveal which answer is correct. If indeed you are getting combustion gases in the coolant, then the vehicle will begin losing coolant and overheating. If that happens the first opinion will be proven correct. Keep your fingers crossed and hope...

Land Rover Repair: "Features' 1999 LR Disco II, proper test equipment, intermittent wipers
proper test equipment, intermittent wipers, larches: For the wipers, you almost certainly need a new wiper motor, switch, or both. When the motors go bad the excess current draw often melts in the insides of the switch too. On the door locks, the most common problem is bad latches. The larches are in the...

Land Rover Repair: 1999disco td5, head gasket failure, engine oil cooler
Land Rover Repair: 1999disco td5, head gasket failure, engine oil cooler, gasket leaks

Land Rover Repair: AC BLOWER FAN PROBLEM, rush hour traffic, wiring schematics
Land Rover Repair: AC BLOWER FAN PROBLEM, rush hour traffic, wiring schematics, speed blower

Land Rover Repair: help and info for 1996 land rover discovery, land rover discovery, minute job
land rover discovery, minute job, w 107: It s true that a replacement engine control unit needs to be synchronized with the security control unit. That can only be done with the Land Rover IDS, T4, or Autologic test systems. You need a dealership or an independent with one of those tools. It s...

Land Rover Repair: Instrument Warning Lights, warning lights, stallard
warning lights, stallard, range rover: It sounds like the garage found and fixed a bad connection in the SRS (safety airbag) system. I don t see what that has to do with this morning s problem. That said, we do not know what they took apart to access the SRS fault, and there is the possibility...

Land Rover Repair: Leak in gas condensore, condenser unit, magnetic clutch
condenser unit, magnetic clutch, british virgin islands: Hi Teresa, the evaporator is located behind the dash in what is called the Heater assembly unit. IF they suspect the evaporator is faulty, they will have to disassemble the dash console to get to this. It s a long job and not one done lightly. If they...

Land Rover Repair: Landrover 2003 HSE Horn, blown fuse, steering wheel
blown fuse, steering wheel, known issues: Hi Kathryn, you sound like an enthusiastic LR owner. :) Even with known issues, we still enjoy the merits of these vehicles. Some say we may be blind but what else can we say... There is just one horn but there is an alarm sounder too. I suspect you...

Land Rover Repair: landrover tranny, driveshaft, slow speed
driveshaft, slow speed, u turn: You may have broken an axle, u joint, or driveshaft. Jack up each wheel in turn and see if any spin free. Alternately, Your transfer case may have simply shifted into neutral. The final and least likely possibility is that transmission chose that moment...

Land Rover Repair: motor management computer Disco II, computer disco, better in the usa
computer disco, better in the usa, engine computers: You should be able to take the case off the computer and see if oil got inside. If it did, the unit is probably ruined. We do not sell them at my company because the TD5 is not sold in North America. I suspect you can obtain TD5 engine computers from many...

Land Rover Repair: P1316, mass air meter, camshaft position sensor
mass air meter, camshaft position sensor, fuel pressure: The code alone does not tell you what s wrong. As you already read online, the problem could be plugs, wires, or sensors. All those things can cause the engine to miss, and when it does, that code will be logged. Normally, I would start by carefully...

Land Rover Repair: Panel lights, electronic transmission control, urgent attention
electronic transmission control, urgent attention, dashboard: The flashing lamps signal a problem with the vehicle s electronic transmission control. If the lamps continue to flash the next time you start the truck I suggest you seek service. A Land Rover workshop can read the stored faults and advise you what service...

Land Rover Repair: STARTING, dash lights, robust security
dash lights, robust security, autologic: In the USA, if the immobilizer locked the car you would need the specialized LR test systems, like Autologic or T4 to reset it so the car runs. In Africa you may be able to reprogram the engine control unit to use what they call non-robust security which...

Land Rover Repair: timing problem, discovery workshop, cam sensor
discovery workshop, cam sensor, coil assembly: The manifold should be cast iron. The codes you reference are for misfires. You might have wires routed wrong, or they may have installation problems. If the parts were replaced correctly with good parts, there is no reason for ignition misfire codes....

Land Rover Repair: transmission, transmission control unit, zf transmissions
transmission control unit, zf transmissions, spedometer: Your Rover has an electronically controlled transmission. I am sorry to say, when I have seen that in the past, it has usually meant something has gone wrong inside the transmission and it has to be overhauled. You are going to need a shop with experience...

Land Rover Repair: turbo, discoweb org, fellow owners
discoweb org, fellow owners, uk www: Hi Mick, if you are looking to gain more power, perhaps you should visit a website where fellow owners have done just that. www.discoweb.org www.landyzone.co.uk www.landrovernet.com Depending on which model you have, you may be able to make...

Land Rover Repair: 1998 Range Rover won't Start. HELP, rangie, air exhaust
rangie, air exhaust, becm: Hi Robin, sorry to read that your Rangie was vandalized. Clicking sound could be starter motor (perhaps) and I wonder if, after you replaced the ECU, you had the ECU and BECM reprogrammed? Could be that the BECM and security features are preventing your...

Land Rover Repair: 2000 BMW 740iL 123K manf. 5/99, 2000 bmw 740il, bmw 740il
2000 bmw 740il, bmw 740il, crank sensor: The most common cause of that in the 740 engine is crank or cam sensor failure. There is really no test for it; you change the sensors and see if it s fixed. The problem is, when the crank sensor fails the computer thinks the engine simply stopped turning...

Land Rover Repair: 2003 Range Rover Suspension problem, strut assembly, range rover
strut assembly, range rover, mechanic: My guess is the left front strut is failing. What happens is that the car tries to level, and if it keeps leaking, it gives up. Then you start it and the cycle resets. You will need to find a workshop with an IDS, T4 or Autologic system to diagnose the...

Land Rover Repair: 2004 LR Disco, crank sensor, purge valve
crank sensor, purge valve, smoke test: A smoke test would probably be a good idea. Another idea would be to test the purge valve per the procedure in the workshop manual. Apply power to it and see it it opens and closes with power applied and removed. They often fail. The intermittent shut...

Land Rover Repair: AC BLOWER FAN PROBLEM, electronic speed controller, alternate power source
electronic speed controller, alternate power source, bmw 740il: That car uses BMW 740IL climate control, and in those cars the problem you have would point to the electronic speed controller which is located on the side of the blower, or the dashboard control unit, the one you push buttons on. The other problem area can...

Land Rover Repair: air suspension, orange light, air suspension
orange light, air suspension, warning light: The lights indicate a problem in the air suspension, which may be causing a hill decent problem too, or that may be a separate issue. There is no way to know why those lights are on without scanning the vehicle s computers for faults. Your next step should...

Land Rover Repair: a/c not blowing,but heater blows, range rover, best of luck
range rover, best of luck, dashboard: Hi Tracey, I think this could be a HeVac problem. Here s a link that explains this system, possible causes and fixes, loads of photos: http://www.rangerovers.net/repairdetails/blendmotor.html Best to have diagnostics performed before swapping...

Land Rover Repair: Central locking, water ingress, rear view mirror
water ingress, rear view mirror, bcu: Hi Jason, LR electrics can be a mystery sometimes. Are your electric problems linked? Perhaps yes, to your Body Control Unit (BCU) which controls the power to these components. Not sure exactly what is the cause of your electric woes but corrosion is...

Land Rover Repair: Disco 1 hard to start when warm, coolant temp, engine temp
coolant temp, engine temp, dash lights: Fuel or engine temp sensors could keep your truck from starting, as could a cam or crank sensor. In the absence of testing, you are just making guesses and changing parts. I would suggest getting the factory workshop manual and testing each of those sensors...

Land Rover Repair: Discovery 2 "drone" and oil pressure, td5 engine, discovery 2
td5 engine, discovery 2, diesel engine: On the first issue . . . do you have a roof rack or anything else out there in the wind? Roof racks are notorious for noises. On the second . . . I think ten PSI sounds fine for hot idle oil pressure. Why did you think that was a problem? Oil pressure...

Land Rover Repair: driver side mirror, auto salvage company, land rover discovery
auto salvage company, land rover discovery, electric mirror: Hi Graham, the electrics requirements are different, harness connection and amperage. As for fitting, the shape and mounting bracket looks different as well. I suppose if you are willing to swap out the mirror actuator/wirings, do some changes to mounting,...

Land Rover Repair: air suspension, fuse
Land Rover Repair: air suspension, fuse

Land Rover Repair: Land rover engines., land rover engines, land rover discovery
land rover engines, land rover discovery, engine management system: Kia ora Pono, Thank you for your sympathy and kindness. Your experience with LR s at home is similar to what I shared with my wife. We too had a love-hate relationship with our Disco. Loved the ride, the security, the looks but hated the down time,...

Land Rover Repair: landrover disco 2 v8, bore scope, head gasket
bore scope, head gasket, combustion chamber: When those engines skip and the ignition is all new, I am sorry to tell you the next most common cause is coolant intrusion into the combustion chamber, from a bad block or a bad head gasket. Check the cylinders that log the miss with a bore scope and see...

Land Rover Repair: Low oil pressure AFTER head gasket replacement, head gasket replacement, low oil pressure
head gasket replacement, low oil pressure, head bolts: I did note that you ran the car after the overheating incident; however, 15 minutes might not have been enough time to see a problem like this. Lots of time low oil pressure does not show up for 20-30 minutes when the oil heats up. The oil is slower to...

Land Rover Repair: LR D2 window problem, jumper wires, bcu
jumper wires, bcu, john thanks: How do you know the wire grounded? By testing at the window motor with BCU plugged in? That does not tell you anything abnormal. The only way to determine that is to disconnect the cables at the window and BCU and measure them (resistance end to end, to...

Land Rover Repair: purchase of 2000 land rover discovery, land rover discovery, ace system
land rover discovery, ace system, discovery series: A 2000 Discovery at a used car lot with 140k miles should be about half that asking price. It didn t get there because it was a perfect gem. It got there because it had problems the previous owner didn t want to fix. What s been done to it now? I don t...

Land Rover Repair: Range 4.6 to Range 2.5Tdi, p38 range rover, engine conversions
p38 range rover, engine conversions, conversion project: Hi Alex, anything is possible if you have the time and money. Going from a 4.6 V8 to a 2.5 will be stepping down (IMO). Still, there are conversion kits available online and many companys exist who specialize in these conversions. Here are some websites...

Land Rover Repair: rangerover l322 td6 'transfer box neutral', transfer case, rangerover
transfer case, rangerover, lr: The transfer case is shifted electrically. It s possible the box is mechanically stuck, or the shift motor has failed. So it s in neutral now and you are stuck. You could remove the shifter motor and manually wind the lever to get to high range but proper...

Land Rover Repair: RR won't start!, range rover sport, sam s club
range rover sport, sam s club, rover experience: I don t know if Sams Club has the correct battery, nor do I know if they have people with the proper skill to install it. I don t know that I d send you to the dealer, but I would certainly encourage you to find a shop with actual Range Rover experience....

Land Rover Repair: service engine soon light on, land rover service, service mechanic
land rover service, service mechanic, independent shop: Hi Tom, my suggestion would be to start looking for an independent LR mechanic near your area. If the fault is as simple as your dealer stated, the SES light should have extinguished. Chances are there are other faults that have been triggered and they...

Land Rover Repair: not starting, alternator pulley, bench test
alternator pulley, bench test, solinoid: Hi Tim, very significant. Only one click...that probably means the starter solenoid is your problem. In theory, power is getting to your solenoid but it s not doing anything. Only way to tell is to remove the starter and test the solenoid. Chances are...

Land Rover Repair: Vehicle wont start, landrover discovery, discovery series
landrover discovery, discovery series, sparkplugs: There is no special procedure to restart a petrol Land Rover after it runs out of fuel. The fuel pump is electric and purges by itself. You state that there is petrol getting through; presumably you say that because the spark plugs are wet. If there is...

Land Rover Repair: wont go into gear... any!, wont move, electric shift
wont move, electric shift, transfer case: You can remove the electric shift motor from the back of the transfer case and wind it manually into gear. That will get you driving. After that, you need to find a qualified shop to find out why the transfer case isn t shifting. Could be a motor, selector,...

Land Rover Repair: 2001 Land Rover Discovery Remote key programming, land rover discovery, best of luck
land rover discovery, best of luck, security system: Hi Karen, you need to have the security system reprogrammed with the new key. Dealers can do it but charge a hefty rate; independent LR shops will also do this and usually charge less. I am not aware of any way you can reprogram the system for your...

Land Rover Repair: '96 Discover vibration when under load, noise vibration, fan clutch
noise vibration, fan clutch, steering wheel: I think you need to do some more tests to find the source of the noise. Is it loud when you race the engine at a stop? If so, look to the fan or fan clutch. If it is indeed worse under load, look carefully at the driveline. Are one of your driveshaft...

Land Rover Repair: brakes locked up, pulling a train, master cyl
pulling a train, master cyl, even move: It s possible that there is a workmanship problem with the work you had done. That s the first place I would look. If all that checks out, the next possibility is that the antilock brake unit is activating. I d lay 9 to 1 odds there is a problem with the...

Land Rover Repair: A/C, air vent, button panel
air vent, button panel, fluid reservoir: If the truck were here at Robison Service, andy the fuses and relays were good, we would swap out the panel for a known good one. Failing that, you can get out the wiring book and test power but that is one of those problems that is most rapidly resolved...

Land Rover Repair: Check Engine Light on- Car Dies, vacuum seal, vacuum leak
vacuum seal, vacuum leak, corner garage: First of all, there is no fault code for read as a MAF vacuum seal leak That is someone s interpretation of whatever was stored. Your first step is to find someone with skill diagnosing and repairing Land Rovers. Diagnosis and even the meaning of...

Land Rover Repair: Clicking noise when braking, loose pieces, transfer case
loose pieces, transfer case, ball joint: Is it a really hard clank from right under the car? That s what a slipping transfer case chain sounds like. Otherwise I d look for loose pieces and check the brake retaining hardware carefully. If the chain is the problem they are not too hard to change....

Land Rover Repair: Cruise control on 96 Disco I, vacuum lines, digital stream
vacuum lines, digital stream, speed signal: You have done all the common things. 99% of cruise problems are indeed the vacuum lines or the switches. If you have swapped the ECU as well you are running out of things to try. The speed signal is a digital stream I believe, so you can t evaluate it with...

Land Rover Repair: dash lights, traction control system, flat space
traction control system, flat space, dash lights: If the problem occurred as a result of the accident, the repair should be covered by the same insurance claim that paid for the body damage. I would certainly go back. As to the wipers not working when that happens . . . I don t know why that would happen....

Land Rover Repair: Discover window problem, workshop manual, lifter
workshop manual, lifter, window regulator: I don t have a specific answer except to say there is either something broken or loose in the track, or the lifter you obtained is defective, or you have made an error in installation. I would look over the workshop manual and the car very carefully and the...

Land Rover Repair: Hard to start
Land Rover Repair: Hard to start

Land Rover Repair: Hard to start, range rover hse, crankshaft position sensor
range rover hse, crankshaft position sensor, 2007 range rover hse: That answer does not make sense. If the crank sensor does not signal cranking, the fuel pump will time out. When you do not have fuel on cranking, and the pump and relay are good, the crank sensor is the next place you usually look. If I were you, I...

Land Rover Repair: Heating problem 96 Discovery, engine teardown, coolent
engine teardown, coolent, heat vents: There is a good article on Land Rover overheating on my Robison Service website. I am sorry to say, when you have exhausted all the options for overheating, what remains is a leak within the engine block. That calls for complete engine teardown and a new...

Land Rover Repair: land rover 2004, workshop manual, change oil
workshop manual, change oil, single solution: Each one of those has a diagnostic process associated with it in the workshop manual. There is unfortunately no single fix for all the issues. One problem is that we don t know which codes are new, and which are old. I would clear the codes and drive it...

Land Rover Repair: LR HSE 2005 suspension issues?, suspension issues, test gear
suspension issues, test gear, car guy: It s possible that your struts were old and when the car was lifted for service, one failed. If so, it s probably the age of the car more than the mechanic but without seeing it I don t know for sure. The vehicle is certainly old enough that it may need...

Land Rover Repair: purchase or not to purchase, land rover lr3, 2005 land rover lr3
land rover lr3, 2005 land rover lr3, mercedes benz: A tick in the engine is a red flag to me. The statement that ticks are common is another. Ticks are not common in those engines, and may be a sign of serious neglect. Or the tick may be harmless. The statement that the leather needs repair is another...

Land Rover Repair: Repeating Oxygen Sensor Error Code, oxygen sensors, home mechanic
oxygen sensors, home mechanic, o2 sensors: Many people assume an o2 sensor code means you change the o2 sensors. If only auto diagnostics were that easy! Most of the time, what the code means is that the o2 sensor signal is out of range. That can happen for many reasons; the truck could be right...

Land Rover Repair: SRS light, alternator failure, srs system
alternator failure, srs system, troubleshooting suggestions: If the SRS light is on, there is some fault stored. They will not find nothing. Now, the fault may be meaningless; for example it could be a low voltage fault that relates to the alternator failure. Or it could be pointing to an actually failure in the...

Land Rover Repair: 03 disco fuel problem, camshaft position, position sensors
camshaft position, position sensors, diagnostic device: Hi Hughie, firstly, is your mechanic a certified LR mechanic? Does your mechanic have the proper diagnostic equipment for LandRovers? Next, loss of power can indicate problems in a few areas: combustion loss (headgasket), engine management (MAF failure,...

Land Rover Repair: 2006 air suspension compressor, land rover dealer, suspension faults
land rover dealer, suspension faults, factory test: Compressors are a common failure. When we change them at Robison Service we use the factory test system to clear the faults and restart the system. If you just install a compressor it may or may not run, depending on the faults it has stored. Sorry I can...

Land Rover Repair: 93 lwb, stepper motor, fresh oil
stepper motor, fresh oil, hot check: You are describing the symptoms of mild overheating of a worn engine. That s what it sounds like to me. The first thing I would do is fit known fresh oil, and a mechanical gauge. See what the idle pressure is when hot. Check the temps with an IR thermometer....

Land Rover Repair: 96 Discovery, sudden vibration, rubber block
sudden vibration, rubber block, drive train: The most likely cause of a sudden vibration in the rear is a failing belt in a tire. I suggest you check that immediately as they can blow without warning The tattered rubber coupler can also cause a shake, and that too should be fixed immediately. ...

Land Rover Repair: Becm 1998 4.6 HSe Range rover, door latch, die grinder
door latch, die grinder, immobilization: When an older Rover is super locked we usually take off the rear door, and reach in the opening and cut the striker with a die grinder. Then we replace the latch. If the key won t release it that is the cure. I suspect the problem is that the latch failed....

Land Rover Repair: My door latch, door latch, air suspension
door latch, air suspension, rhd: The air suspension will not level the vehicle when it thinks a door is open. Put a latch in it, and it should level out okay. The system must leak if it s dropping down, so you may have a second problem to attend to once the latch has been changed. ...

Land Rover Repair: hdc, scan tool, range rover
scan tool, range rover, plat: the HDC inactive message does not provide any insight into why your truck does not start. Does it crank over and fail to catch? Or does it not crank over at all? Your first step is to check the basics. Is there fuel? Is the battery good, and are the...

Land Rover Repair: land rover miss fire and oil coolant leak, coolant leak, wheel balance
coolant leak, wheel balance, ht leads: The leak may be in the radiator or the line. You have to look and see. If it s in the line, you probably do not have to remove the radiator for repair. The skip . . . does the vehicle have misfire codes logged in the computer? If the coils, wires or...

Land Rover Repair: LR Freelander Reverse, transmission fluid change, transmission repair
transmission fluid change, transmission repair, best of luck: Hi Dewey, from my understanding of what you wrote: the person who sold the Freelander reported that the reverse gearing does not work because of a transmission fluid change. I ve never heard of that - unless the person changing out the fluid somehow did...

Land Rover Repair: Starter for 96 Land Rover Discovery, land rover discovery, valve cover gasket
land rover discovery, valve cover gasket, head gasket: If the truck has been sitting a while with a dead battery there is a good chance the alarm has been triggered, and the system will have disabled the starter. The only way to get it going will be to connect a factory T4 or Autologic system and resync the security...

Land Rover Repair: 2004 Freelander TD4 will not start., freelander td4, obdii connector
freelander td4, obdii connector, fuel pumps: Hi Raymond, if you are having trouble with your OBDII connector it could be that the ECM is not recognizing the link. Not a good sign. Sometimes the ignition switch is faulty and this could trigger the ECM failure but in your case you do not mention this...

Land Rover Repair: 98 land rover power steering leak, power steering pump, power steering system
power steering pump, power steering system, hoses: The only components in the power steering system are the pump, the hoses, the reservoir, and the gear. If the power steering is leaking, the only answer is that one of the components you changed is itself faulty, or incorrectly installed; or the gear or reservoir...

Land Rover Repair: check engine light, testbook, voltage supply
testbook, voltage supply, lr: Hi Jerry, the code listed are too vague. You should take your Disco to an independent LR shop and have them perform complete diagnostics using a testbook. They will be able to identify the failing components and save you both time and money. Best of...

Land Rover Repair: Discovery II Windscreen wipers, land rover discovery, windscreen wipers
land rover discovery, windscreen wipers, work colleague: Many high end vehicles use special wiper blades. The Discovery II is one such truck. I don t know of any alternative to the genuine Land Rover blade. They are readily available at LR dealers and online. The part number is dkc100960 for the front, and...

Land Rover Repair: Land Rover Discovery 2 TD5 (Manual) Doorlocks, land rover discovery 2, land rover dealer
land rover discovery 2, land rover dealer, land rover discovery: Hi John, leaving the ignition on position II for 5 minutes won t do much except drain your battery. I m not aware of any reprogramming sequence with series II Disco s - other than the dealership devices. That low whirring sound could be environmental...

Land Rover Repair: lr3 crash, land rover lr3, greenwich ct
land rover lr3, greenwich ct, byram: Clearly something in the rear suspension is bent; We d have to dismantle and measure the pieces to know what needs replacement and what could be straightened. That s what will determine cost. Your photo does not give enough information. As to bringing...

Land Rover Repair: Radiator replacement, land rover discovery, radiator replacement
land rover discovery, radiator replacement, land rover discovery ii: At 100,000 miles or ten years of age, any radiator could fail. Land Rover is no exception. The Discovery II radiator is not particularly problematic but at the age and miles . . . You say the thermostat was changed a month ago. It s possible the radiator...

Land Rover Repair: Ticking noise in engine, imminent failure, fishing expedition
imminent failure, fishing expedition, noise source: If there is any movement in that front driveshaft joint it is imperative that you replace it immediately. When the joint goes loose it will shake itself apart at highway speed, and the broken shaft can destroy the transmission housing and even tear up the...

Land Rover Repair: 1995 Land Rover Discovery, land rover discovery, factory workshop
land rover discovery, factory workshop, workshop manuals: There is no single cause for this problem in a 1995 truck, and it does not have the sophisticated self diagnostic system found on some newer vehicles. You are going to have to test the basics, when it fails. Has it lost spark, or fuel? It s going to be...

Land Rover Repair: 2002 discovery, mass air meter, crank sensor
mass air meter, crank sensor, fuel pump: Crank sensor failure is a possibility but it s nothing more than a guess. Fuel pump, pump relay, mass air meter, or fuel injection relays are all equally likely possibilities, as is a security lockout on some models. If you have spark at the plugs it s not...

Land Rover Repair: ACE pipes what goes where, piping layout, bloke
piping layout, bloke, pipes: Hi Billy, I apologize for the delay, I am away from my home/office and do not have access to my PC. I have seen the RAVE diagrams and they are sadly lacking. If you want to see them, send me a email and I ll respond when I return. Perhaps you...

Land Rover Repair: Break Pump Noise, reputable shop, rangie
reputable shop, rangie, engine compartment: Hi Yomi, the brake pump noise could be a bearing failure. Best to find a replacement quickly before the pump seizes and you have a huge mess in the engine compartment. If you plan to keep the Rangie for awhile, buy a new one from a reputable shop otherwise...

Land Rover Repair: Coolant, empty tank, engine failures
empty tank, engine failures, coolant: Use a tow truck. The correct coolant is DexCool but the 2004 trucks are notorious for engine failures that stem from cooling system problems. I have written a number of articles that discuss this extensively. Here is one from 2006: http://www.robisonservice.com/articles/RonR_march2006.asp...

Land Rover Repair: Disco 2 v8 vibration, pinion bearings, propshaft
pinion bearings, propshaft, buks: I d still check that propshaft carefully. All it takes is a few thousandths of an inch out of true to make those shafts shake. Also we see play in the pinion bearings and the output of the transfer case. I d look close at all those things. Here in the...

Land Rover Repair: disco 2003 problems, rear doors, front doors
rear doors, front doors, latch: My guess is that you are right . . . the rear door lock/latch units are bad. If that does not resolve it you will be looking at a body module, which sends the signal to open the doors. That car has no provision to unlock the front while leaving the back...

Land Rover Repair: Disco 2 v8 vibration, tire balancing, oscillation
Land Rover Repair: Disco 2 v8 vibration, tire balancing, oscillation, vibration

Land Rover Repair: Freelander 2002 No Rear Gear After Tune Up, land rover dealer, 4 quarts
land rover dealer, 4 quarts, transmission expert: All I can say is, cars do not consume transmission fluid. The only thing thy really do is leak it on the ground. If you do not see evidence of leakage that is your answer. There is nowhere else for the fluid to go in a modern computer controlled transmission....

Land Rover Repair: land rover, land rover discovery 3, land rover model
land rover discovery 3, land rover model, land rover discovery: If the dealer has not been abel to answer this question in five visits the chances of me answering it with a lucky guess online are about zero. Robison Service does specialize in solving difficult problems, and one way we do it is by actually devoting the...

Land Rover Repair: leaking through door seals, forward doors, easy job
forward doors, easy job, garantee: Hi Catherine, I ve not heard of neoprene as a replacement but if the shop thinks it ll work, ask them for a garantee. I would also contact one of the shops I mentioned and get a 2nd opinion, may save you some time and money. The more info you have the...

Land Rover Repair: leaks into both seatbelt housing units LR Disc, drainage tubes, technical service bulletins
drainage tubes, technical service bulletins, water ingress: Hi Catherine, indeed, water leaks (or what most LR owners would say: water ingress ) is a common fault and most owners learn to accept this fact. Sad but true. I was shocked when I first found both of our footwells soaked in water after only owning...

Land Rover Repair: Rust, earler, series 3
earler, series 3, rust: The parts the seller refers to are components of the frame. It s indeed common for these vehicles to need frames, and with the seller s disclosure I d assume this truck is pretty rusty. Make sure you can handle the work needed, or you have the budget to pay...

Land Rover Repair: 01 land rover, land rover discovery, transmission troubles
land rover discovery, transmission troubles, transmission failure: Check engine codes do not provide guidance for diagnosing transmission troubles. If the engine runs, but the truck does not drive, you have a mechanical failure in the transmission, transfer case, driveshafts or axles. Look under the truck while someone...

Land Rover Repair: 96 disco I alternator, life time warranty, auto zone
life time warranty, auto zone, alternators: The only thing that would make the alternator go up in smoke would be a short on the output cable and if that were the case none of the alternators would have ever worked. The fact that they worked for a while (or so you indicated) tells me you are probably...

Land Rover Repair: Ac blower not turning on., land rover discovery, resistor pack
land rover discovery, resistor pack, land rover discovery ii: Hi Gabriel, replace the transistor and be done with it. If it shows signs of corrosion and over-heating, it will have to be replaced. I ve read that the problem could be within the fusebox - does your Disco have water ingress problems? Some owners have...

Land Rover Repair: Central door lock on Freelander, door latch assembly, car wrecker
door latch assembly, car wrecker, ebay: Hi Dalton, a very common problem with most LR s. The problem could be that the sill button lock rod is not being moved by the door latch assembly. It seems to lock the door work ok (gravity ?) but unlocking is prevented as the sill door lock rod (which...

Land Rover Repair: coolant leak near the rear of the engine block, blown head gasket, gasket leaks
blown head gasket, gasket leaks, coolant leak: Tearing the heads off and changing those gaskets is a major undertaking - probably two days of labor. Be sure you re ready. Head gasket leaks are common. If you do remove the heads I advise you to surface them for flatness and do a valve job. Also be...

Land Rover Repair: Discovery 1 ABS fault, chassis number, stub axle
chassis number, stub axle, rubber mallet: The gap error can come from a weak sensor but it can also come from loose bearings in the hub (allowing the axle to wobble) or from corrosion or damage to the reluctor ring on the stub axle. Check the bearings for play and also look closely at the reluctor...

Land Rover Repair: about a diversity radio 4.6 1998, valornet com, blank screen
valornet com, blank screen, radio 4: Hi Ernst, Have you had your engine serviced recently? Battery disconnected? Water damage to electricals? A blank screen or dashes usually indicates internal damage. If water has caused the damage, you ll need to remove the radio and allow it to...

Land Rover Repair: Engine not starting, range rover sport, corner garage
range rover sport, corner garage, scan tool: If you plugged in a factory-level scan tool and the tool could not connect to the immobilizer then you probably have an immobilizer fault. Such a fault might prevent the truck from starting. The immobilizer is the part that reads the key and sends a code...

Land Rover Repair: Engine not starting, range rover sport, rangie
range rover sport, rangie, question sir: Hi Jamike, depends on what you mean by scanner and who did the connection to the immobilizer. IF the dealer is telling you this, you have a problem with the immob. BCU and key are linked to immobilizer: The security system is split into three elements:...

Land Rover Repair: Fuel pump problems?, fuel pressure gauge, mass air meter
fuel pressure gauge, mass air meter, land rover discovery: I suspect the codes you mention were present in memory for a long time before the truck ran out of gas. It s possible that running the truck out of gas damaged the fuel pump as it relies on immersion in fuel for cooling. You would need to check that with...

Land Rover Repair: landrover discovery 2 td5 2001, water ingress, light fuse
water ingress, light fuse, fuse holder: Hi Mac, Excellent! Bravo! Yes, it s true that if a taillight bulb blows it can impact other electrics. We did not know that the bulb was blown so it only complicated the matter. Did you notice if the bulbholder was corroded? Water has a sneaky way...

Land Rover Repair: lr3 not starting, body control module, landrover
body control module, landrover, faults: Hi Marshall, it could be any number of faults that are causing this: ignition switch fault, security immobiliser, key fob fault, transmission shifter adjustment, even a low or weak battery can give you this problem. I am leaning towards ignition switch...

Land Rover Repair: Speedometer display RR'99 4.0S, replaceable bulbs, best bet
replaceable bulbs, best bet, rover dealer: There are two replaceable bulbs behind the odometer. You have to remove the instrument cluster to get at them. Expect about an hour job, nothing tricky to it. The bulbs are special - best bet is to buy them first, from a Rover dealer or parts specialist...

Land Rover Repair: no start, fuel pressure gauge, starter solenoid
fuel pressure gauge, starter solenoid, fuel pump relay: Hi Michael, when you say no start do you mean no activity (starter does not attempt to turn over engine) or just that the engine turns over but does not ignite? Basics of a no start vehicle is to verify that you have: a) fuel, b) spark. IF you...

Land Rover Repair: Trans Issue??, land rover discovery, drive flange
land rover discovery, drive flange, oxygen sensors: In your first question you talked about a vibration that feels to you like it comes from the transmission or driveline. In this follow up you mention cable, plug and hose problems that seem totally unrelated. If a professional mechanic is suggesting these...

Land Rover Repair: Trans Issue/Shaking, land rover discovery, oxygen sensors
land rover discovery, oxygen sensors, automatic gearbox: Hi Connie, you still have some issues with the gearbox and perhaps the driveshaft. It s only been 2 months (?? kms) so take it back to where it was repaired and insist the problem has not been fixed. The O2 sensors would not cause this shake and, yes,...

Land Rover Repair: 03 Land Rover Ticking Noise, land rover discovery, 2003 land rover discovery
land rover discovery, 2003 land rover discovery, rocker shafts: The noise could be in the valve train (rocker shafts, lifters, cam wear) It could come from worn piston skirts. It could come from slight play in small ends of rods. I have seen all those things. You may well have to do a complete teardown to find the...

Land Rover Repair: antitheft system, immobilizer, lockout
immobilizer, lockout, security system: If the key will not go all the way in you need a new key or a new lock. If the key goes in but the vehicle will not crank you may have a security lockout in which case you will need to tow it to a shop with the proper equipment to align the security syste...

Land Rover Repair: ECU and BCU, key fobs, discovery 2
key fobs, discovery 2, bcu: The ECU and BDC are synced to each other and the key fobs, so you would need a matched set of those from another car. In my experience in America its more sensible to buy and code a new BCU. FWIW I have never seen a BCU and ECU fail together unless they...

Land Rover Repair: REPLACED FUEL PUMP AND FILTER, inertia switch, land rover range rover
inertia switch, land rover range rover, rover range rover: If the fuel pump is getting power the inertia switch is not tripped. If the pump has power, is it running? You should be able to hear it. If not you should check right across the power and ground terminal at the gas tank to ensure both power and ground...

Land Rover Repair: 2002 Land rover, neutral safety switch, cd system
neutral safety switch, cd system, battery power: You need the Land Rover wiring book to test those circuits. I think you can download what you need as part of the Land Rover RAVE CD system at this link: http://www.landroverresource.com/ It s also possible you have a security lockout. Does the alarm...

Land Rover Repair: 2007 Discovery 3TDV6 loss of power, landrover dealer, landrover discovery
landrover dealer, landrover discovery, vacuum hose: It s probably not something as simple as changing a turbo. My guess is there is something going on with the waste gate or the turbo controls. What you may have to do is find someone who will take the time to go for a ride with a proper diagnostic system...

Land Rover Repair: Freelander Starter, starter solenoid, mechanical background
starter solenoid, mechanical background, newer cars: It s pretty difficult to get at the starter on that car. That said, no special tools or equipment are needed, so it s a task a do it yourself could attempt. Last time I looked you could download a workshop manual here: http://www.landroverresource.com/...

Land Rover Repair: multiple codes on 99 disco ll, ball joints, p130
ball joints, p130, drive train: I would clear the codes, and see how it drives. If it runs well, drive it to Colorado as it is. Change the oil first, and check the safety equipment carefully. Those faults do not sound life threatening but there could be other issues (ball joints, water...

Land Rover Repair: my 1995 range rover 4.0 se, safety circuit, factory test
safety circuit, factory test, electrical troubleshooting: If it says gear box fault and will not crank that suggests the neutral safety circuit has a problem. It may think it s in gear, and hence it won t crank. You can look that circuit over for faults and perhaps find a problem. Look at the switch on the side...

Land Rover Repair: 2000 discoverycargo door wont open, penetrating oil, land rover
penetrating oil, land rover, photo: Pry the Land Rover logo out of the outside handle. Spray the exposed handle with penetrating oil and work it back and forth. Have someone inside pull the lock button up and open from the rear outside handle. Then take the panel off and fix the cable. ...

Land Rover Repair: 2002 land rover discovery heating problem, land rover discovery, head gasket
land rover discovery, head gasket, google search: If you go to my blog, http://robisonservice.blogspot.com and look through the archive you will find several articles on Land Rover block failure just like you describe. I m sure a google search will bring up the articles too. The answer is that this is all...

Land Rover Repair: '98 Disco startup, fuel pressure gauge, fuel pressure regulator
fuel pressure gauge, fuel pressure regulator, state emissions: Hook a fuel pressure gauge in line and watch what happens when it fails to start. I ll bet you see the pressure at zero when it happens. The gauge will tell the story. You may have to tee it into the line at the engine or the fuel filter. At Robison Service...

Land Rover Repair: Air Springs, competent mechanic, conversion kit
competent mechanic, conversion kit, autologic: Yes, you can order a conversion kit from www.roverparts.com and install it with common hand tools. At some point, you will need to find a specialist with a Autologic or T4 system to reprogram the SLABS system to get rid of the error message you will see on...

Land Rover Repair: air suspension, range rover sport, air suspension
range rover sport, air suspension, low rider: No, the car lifts from the low access setting as soon as it reached 15mph. Driving on the low setting would damage the struts. People try and trick the system to achieve a low rider look and they end up with damage unless the roads are perfectly smoot...

Land Rover Repair: Disco 2001 Head Gasket Repair, head gasket repair, blown head gasket
head gasket repair, blown head gasket, new spark: Unfortunately, this situation is all too common. The head gasket may have been a misdiagnosis, or the car may have cracked the block when the heads were torqued back on after the repair. I have an article on what fails in the block here: http://robisonservice.blogspot.com/2010/04/last-word-on-land-rover-liner-failures.html...

Land Rover Repair: Keyless entry on '98 Disco?, home mechanic, electrical troubleshooting
home mechanic, electrical troubleshooting, test gear: The ECU reads the signals from the key, the security system, and engine sensors and makes three decisions: 1 - Turn on fuel pump 2 - trigger fuel injectors based on mass air, temp, and crank speed signals 3 - trigger ignition coils based on engine rotation...

Land Rover Repair: Keyless entry on '98 Disco?, rf receivers, t4 system
rf receivers, t4 system, porsche dealership: If the only change is the swapping of the alarm/lock controllers then I don t see where else to look but there. It s certainly possible that you have some coincidental failure, but if so, it could be anything at all. I just know I see people spend hours...

Land Rover Repair: transmission chudder, range rover hse, 2003 range rover hse
range rover hse, 2003 range rover hse, test gear: My guess is, the transmission is near the end of it useful life. Any diagnostics of that system will require specialist LR test gear, but frankly there is nothing to adjust and little to repair outside an overhaul for symptoms like that. I trust you checked...

Land Rover Repair: 05 LR3, temp gauge, temperature gauge
temp gauge, temperature gauge, newer cars: I certainly hope the drive home did not destroy the engine. These newer cars with aluminum motors are very vulnerable to overheat damage. When the temp gauge goes up, you must stop immediately. When you have a pegged temp gauge, and the car won;t stay...

Land Rover Repair: 06' LR3 front wiper motor, 30 amp fuse, service technician
30 amp fuse, service technician, landrover: The wiper motor replacement is described step by step on the factory service website, which is here. http://topix.landrover.jlrext.com/topix/vehicle/lookupForm There is a modest access fee, but the site gives you access to all the material a dealer...

Land Rover Repair: 98 range 4.6 rh side/taillight comes on, question thanks, sidelight
question thanks, sidelight, remote start: I m sure it can be removed. You will probably see the aftermarket wiring under the hood. That s a job for a car stereo/alarm guy. You may not be able to simply pull the wires out because they may have cut some of the original starter wiring and inserted...

Land Rover Repair: discovery II fault code p1590, obd ii scan tool, engine management system
obd ii scan tool, engine management system, correct tool: If the ABS were fine, the light would be off. Not all ABS faults are apparent in a simple slam the brakes on function test. You ll need to find a shop with the specialized LR Test gear to read the ABS faults, and then decide what to do when you know what...

Land Rover Repair: Discovery whistling, land rover discovery, 2003 land rover discovery
land rover discovery, 2003 land rover discovery, midland tx: My guess is that the whistle is the screech of one of your belt driven accessories. Most of the time you can remove the belt and spin the accessory pulleys one by one to find the problem. I recommend you do this right away for the next step is for the pulley...

Land Rover Repair: excessive oil usage - Disco II, crankcase ventilation, head gasket replacement
crankcase ventilation, head gasket replacement, valve seals: There is no obvious reason why oil consumption should increase following head gasket replacement. If the oil were getting sucked in from the valley as you speculate I think you would have a check engine code for air leakage. You say the valve seals are in...

Land Rover Repair: Freelander 2003, coolant, different situation
coolant, different situation, tail pipe: If the vehicle has a sweet smell of coolant from the tail pipe and it uses coolant you have an internal failure in the engine. On a 2003 Freelander the cost of a new engine will far exceed the value of the car, and engines are scarce because this mode of...

Land Rover Repair: maybe you can help (disco 2 issues), gasket repair, head gaskets
gasket repair, head gaskets, head gasket: The problem is that the tooling for these engines was totally worn out by 2002, and the engines made after that are junk. What we do now is rebuild the blocks with flanged sleeves. That seems to solve the problem. However, I don t know anyone doing that...

Land Rover Repair: New Engine Bought and Replaced in 2002 Landrover Discovery - Many Problems!, landrover discovery, wits end
landrover discovery, wits end, catalytic converter: You say: Is it customary for the service manager to check for other problems before doing a big job. You should not assume anything in auto repair is customary. Rather, you should make your wishes explicit and clear. Did the work order for the engine...

Land Rover Repair: P38 abs/parking brake/tc lights no brakes, power brakes, fluid leaks
power brakes, fluid leaks, wheel arch: If you look on top of the driver wheel arch (under the hood) you will see a black ball. That is the brake accumulator. It holds fluid under pressure for the power brakes. Next to the ball there is an electric pump that charges it up. When you turn the...

Land Rover Repair: starting problem, seat base, location check
seat base, location check, fuel pump: The inertia switches have been hidden in the dash, under steering column, under the seat base, and against the firewall. Firewall is the most common location. Check power to the fuel pump harness. If no power when cranking I d certainly look there. ...

Land Rover Repair: 2006 Range Rover HSE, range rover, coincidence
range rover, coincidence, bulbs: Anything can break at any time. If you saw damage around the camera, I d make a connection between the two events. Otherwise, I suspect it is just annoying coincidence. The camera is not touched during any of the service you mentioned but of course...

Land Rover Repair: '98 Disco brake gremlins, blown hose, careful measurements
blown hose, careful measurements, master plunger: If the plunger is too far out in a master cylinder it will not fully uncover the port to release pressure, which can result in a gradual buildup of pressure. Also, in some cars this does not happen till things heat up and expand which may explain why you didn...

Land Rover Repair: brakes, genuine honda parts, honda pilot
genuine honda parts, honda pilot, generic question: It s common for cars to need pads and rotors together. If the wheel shudders on braking most shops would install new rotors. You can try turning the rotors but that might not work. There is no such thing as lifetime brake pads. That s a come-on from the...

Land Rover Repair: Freelander CV or driveshaft?, capable service, axle assembly
capable service, axle assembly, service person: Driving through water would not cause failure of an axle assembly. Did you hit something under the water? Either the noise and water are a coincidence, or you are on the wrong diagnostic track. The axle may have been bad all along, though. A capable...

Land Rover Repair: hi, landrover dicovery, crank sensor
landrover dicovery, crank sensor, cam sensor: You have replaced quite a few parts in hopes of solving the problem. At some point, you have to decide to get the proper diagnostics. If the security system has disabled the engine, it s never going to start until you remedy that. If I were you, I would...

Land Rover Repair: land rover disco code p 1590, proper test equipment, antilock brakes
proper test equipment, antilock brakes, rotors: The information you have does not allow determination of what s wrong. Find a shop that has training in Land Rover antilock brakes, and the proper test equipment. Have them run the tests and determine what s wrong. People hope a fault code is all that s...

Land Rover Repair: Land Rover Discovery 2, land rover discovery 2, land rover discovery
land rover discovery 2, land rover discovery, radiator flush: If your Rover is building cooling system pressure from inside the engine, $2,000 is not going to fix it unless the problem is limited to head gasket failure. If you have short block liner trouble, you are probably looking at $7-10,000 for a proper repair....

Land Rover Repair: P2096 trouble code, vacuum leaks, catalyst fuel
vacuum leaks, catalyst fuel, vacuum leak: You might be looking for an injector problem, a vacuum leak, or an air meter issue. This is the time you need a more sophisticated tool to look at the live data from the engine so you know where to go next. You need to see those various values to know what...

Land Rover Repair: passenger fuse box, fuse box, test system
fuse box, test system, relays: The fusebox just unscrews and the connectors plug in. You can see how it goes looking at the new unit. You generally have to transfer some of the relays. You may also need a T4 or Autologic test system to align the security or reset modules. The best way...

Land Rover Repair: range rover engine disabled, becm, turning the key
becm, turning the key, autologic: In my experience the code is entered by turning the key in the driver door lock, 4 3 2 2 would be done with four counterclockwise twists of the lock, followed by three clockwise, then two counter clockwise, then two clockwise. If that did not work I would...

Land Rover Repair: transmission, obd ii scan tool, electronic transmission control
obd ii scan tool, electronic transmission control, reverse gears: It sounds like the electronic transmission control has gone into limp home mode. You will need to find a shop with Land Rover test equipment to talk to that controller as a general OBD II scan tool will not do it. The tests should reveal whatever is going...

Land Rover Repair: 1996 Discovery SE - Immobilizer Issue?, annoying habit, serpentine belt
annoying habit, serpentine belt, multimeter: Hi Patrick, it could be the serpentine belt slipping OR the alternator is about to fail. Both of these can cause the symptoms you describe. I suspect the alt as this is what charges the battery but sometimes it can be the belt. ALSO, sometimes mechanics...

Land Rover Repair: 2000 LR Disco II Cruise Control, vacuum hoses, john cruise
vacuum hoses, john cruise, vacuum pump: Hi Larry, Fuse 16 is located in the engine compartment - 10 amp, first in the column near outer edge) Fuse 30 is located in passenger fusebox - 20 amp (Cruise control switch) Best way to determine CC trouble is with a testbook - it can read the CC fault...

Land Rover Repair: 2004 Range Rover, blown head gasket, coolant hose
blown head gasket, coolant hose, independent mechanic: There is no way to speculate about how your failure may have unfolded from the scant written evidence. I d have to have the truck here for that. Sorry I can t tell you more. There is no obvious reason why an improperly done oil change should result...

Land Rover Repair: 2007 Range Rover HSE Wont Start, range rover hse, 2007 range rover hse
range rover hse, 2007 range rover hse, dallas ft worth: If I were to guess I d say a failing crank sensor is the most likely culprit. I suggest you check to see if there are any stored fault codes that may shed light on the situation. If you want to throw parts at it yourself the crank sensor is where I would...

Land Rover Repair: caster correction bushings, radius arms, radius arm
radius arms, radius arm, sway bars: Draw this out on a piece of paper to understand. Draw the frame and radius arm in a normal truck (slight angle) Now draw it with the frame lifted up (greater angle) Look at how the increased angle (lift) twists the axle assembly counterclockwise when...

Land Rover Repair: 2007 Range Rover HSE Wont Start, crank sensor, fuel pump
Land Rover Repair: 2007 Range Rover HSE Wont Start, crank sensor, fuel pump

Land Rover Repair: Td5 Disco 2 vibration at 100 km/hr, beering, weel
Land Rover Repair: Td5 Disco 2 vibration at 100 km/hr, beering, weel, time in brisbane

Land Rover Repair: help with my RR, fuel pump relay, hi john
fuel pump relay, hi john, starter motor: Hi Marc Arthur Renois, Besides the fuel pump relay, which other relay was blown? Is the starter motor at least trying to start? With the new fuel pump relay, are you hearing it kick in when you first move your ignition key to position II (just before...

Land Rover Repair: im purchasing a 2003 land rover discovery SE, land rover discovery, 2003 land rover discovery
land rover discovery, 2003 land rover discovery, reliability data: You say: I am 21 years old, this is my first car, and I need a reliable vehicle. Land Rovers are high maintenance vehicles. Their reliability is lower than most. This particular example has 100k miles on it, which further reduces reliability. My...

Land Rover Repair: indicator stalk on 1990 Range Rover, indicator position, turn indicator
indicator position, turn indicator, steering wheel: Hi Greg, you just have to replace the indicator stalk switch on your RR. Must have just worn down and has no more resistance. I think there are aftermarket parts you can buy otherwise stay with the OEM and pay a bit more. Best of luck, JohnMc ...

Land Rover Repair: land rover- discovery cylinder mis fire, land rover discovery, 2004 land rover discovery
land rover discovery, 2004 land rover discovery, compression test: Hi Gary, could be spark or compression related. You could try replacing spark plug, the least expensive means of testing. It s rare but sometimes this can happen. When you remove the spark plug, you ll see if the plug is fouled up in some way. There...

Land Rover Repair: land rover question, land rover discovery 2, land rover discovery
land rover discovery 2, land rover discovery, flues: The light is not likely to be on for fluid level. To check fluid you need the car running on a drive on lift. There is a fill and check plug on the side of the transmission,. You set the fluid level with the bottom of that plug and it s right. There...

Land Rover Repair: LR3 Coolant Issue, coolant loss, coolant tank
coolant loss, coolant tank, pressure test: On the coolant loss . . . A pressure test (hot and cold) should reveal the source of coolant loss. If you have to add coolant every week there IS a leak. If on the other hand the light just comes on but coolant is not low you have a different problem. You...

Land Rover Repair: Range rover ignition, range rover hse, 2003 range rover hse
range rover hse, 2003 range rover hse, keey: The most common cause of that problem is failure of the lock mechanism in the steering column. There is a cable from the column to the center console where the key goes, and when the column fails you get the symptom you describe. Replacement is a few hours...

Land Rover Repair: Td5 Disco 2 vibration at 100 km/hr, michelin tires, prop shaft
michelin tires, prop shaft, mechanical vibration: Good luck and let us know what happens. Removing the rear prop shaft will verify the issue is not in the driveline. I was in Brisbane last September for the Writer s Festival. Very nice place. I really liked the river walk and the Koala park. I liked...

Land Rover Repair: vacuum pump, landrover discovery, manias
landrover discovery, manias, definitive source: Land Rover has a factory service support website where you can buy access by the day, month, or year. That will give step by step instructions for anything at all on the truck. You can also download the manias for later reference. In the USA they call it...

Land Rover Repair: '06 Range Rover Reduced Engine Performance message, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: There are many possible causes for the reduced performance message. Unfortunately the only way to sort it out is via that Land Rover test system. When the problem is not fixed it is not the T4 that will be at fault . . . it will be the technician who lacks...

Land Rover Repair: 1999 Rover temperature gage, land rover engines, land rover discovery
land rover engines, land rover discovery, temperature gage: 1 - Make sure the cooling system is filled with the proper mix of DexCool and water. 2 - Make sure there are no leaks. If there are leaks, get them fixed 3 - Warm the vehicle up and make sure the thermostat opens as it should. Make sure belts are good...

Land Rover Repair: 2001 Discovery- Condensation in floorboards, drain tubes, drain lines
drain tubes, drain lines, floorboards: Hi Kevin, it sounds like the lines are still plugged up. Leave the drain nipples off. Did you check the drain lines from within the cabin? Perhaps there s a kink somewhere. You ll have to pull up the carpets and trace the lines on both side of Disco....

Land Rover Repair: 2004 Disco - Overheating, head gaskets, radiator hose
head gaskets, radiator hose, recovery tank: Unfortunately, Land Rovers are not at at all tolerant of overheating, and internal damage is all too common. Here is a link to an article on block failures that I wrote a few years ago http://robisonservice.blogspot.com/2010/04/last-word-on-land-rover-liner-failures.html...

Land Rover Repair: '98 Disco startup, fuel pressure regulator, plenum chamber
fuel pressure regulator, plenum chamber, fuel gauge: Hi Michael, slow to rise and quick to drop off fuel pressure is not good, usually means a fuel pump problem. It could be an obstruction within the filter or on the line but I wonder... I forgot to mention another fuel regulator test - pressurize the...

Land Rover Repair: '98 Disco startup, vise grips, max pressure
vise grips, max pressure, check valve: Hi Michael, As mentioned if pressure builds with the return clamped off its the fuel pump regulator. Fuel is going somewhere. Drop in pressure is too fast. Check valve may be gone in pump. Here s one final test: With the Return line clamped,...

Land Rover Repair: AMR 6428 - Hazard lights on/off, land rover discovery, inertia switch
land rover discovery, inertia switch, salavage: Hi Craig, my first thought about your problem was that it could be the inertia switch or perhaps the theft alarm unit. Both the hazard lights and key fob are linked to the theft alarm unit. You mention the hazards come on after hitting bumps on the road...

Land Rover Repair: A/C, range rovers, coler
range rovers, coler, servos: You probably have a problem with the servos that regulate temperature. That is a common issue in Range Rovers and happens sometimes in Discoveries. It s also possible the AC charge is weak, if the temp problem is only on maximum ac. Servo replacement...

Land Rover Repair: a/c condenser fan, ac delco, ac system
ac delco, ac system, fan motor: Hi Jared, how are you? Quite a summer we re having. I understand your need to fix the AC system fast. Which fuse? Have you replaced the compessor clutch/condensor fan relay? Could it be the fan motor? How easy is it to spin? Will it activate...

Land Rover Repair: Disco II passenger side intermittent valve tic., bolt torque, low oil pressure
bolt torque, low oil pressure, wrist pins: We have gone down that road at Robison Service to no avail. I think the tooling was totally worn out by 2004 when these last engines were made. The ones we have taken apart have had improperly drilled and tolerances front covers (low oil pressure) loose...

Land Rover Repair: Disco overheating, land rover world, hat liners
land rover world, hat liners, reference article: Overheating does not always mean liner failure, but it is distressingly common, especially on 2003-4 vehicles. If you are in CT you may want to bring it up to us for a check. The lifespan of a top hat linered engine is longer than the original motor. ...

Land Rover Repair: freelander rear window, calibration instructions, calibration procedure
calibration instructions, calibration procedure, fuse box: Hi Nick, did you perform the calibration on the window after your repair? Here are the calibration instructions: Calibration When the CCU is changed from transit mode to a valid market mode, and after the vehicle battery has been disconnected,...

Land Rover Repair: gearbox wont change gears, change gears, landrover discovery
change gears, landrover discovery, discovery 2: Hi Peter, I suspect the alternator has failed. Have the output tested on the ALT and make sure its generating more than 12V, 14V is best. The ideal test is remove the alternator and have it bench tested - in the event that it fails under load, with heat...

Land Rover Repair: Heavy fuel consumption, wheel alignment, worn tires
wheel alignment, worn tires, heavy gauge: Hi Darryl, replace your spark plugs and spark plug wires, install new fuel, oil and air filters. Check your tire pressure, replace worn tires with high end tires (harder the tire, the less friction on the road). Lubricate your vehicle - add grease...

Land Rover Repair: Land Rover discovery, land rover discovery, release button
land rover discovery, release button, land rover: Hi Sid, more likely, your shifter was stuck and it could happen again. Could be brake pedal switch (known to short out)OR there is a small clip on the shifter release button that can pop off. Remove the cover from top of shifter and take a look to see...

Land Rover Repair: Land Rover Discovery Engine Swap, land rover discovery, discovery engine
land rover discovery, discovery engine, oil pump: In my opinion, the engines in 2003 and 2004 are all fatally flawed. The only thing I would do with one of them is rebuild it with flanged liners, which is a $10-12k job for parts, labor and machining costs. Putting in a used engine is a waste, because that...

Land Rover Repair: low coolant land rover lr3, land rover lr3, specific gravity
land rover lr3, specific gravity, coolant: Yes - the float for the sensor is part of the tank. You need to replace the tank, and also make sure you have the correct mix of the correct coolant, because the specific gravity will be off if there is too much coolant (vs. water) and that will sink the...

Land Rover Repair: Sun roof, resistance ohms, using a multimeter
resistance ohms, using a multimeter, voltage resistance: Hi Roger, rear works but not the front. Sounds more like the motor apparatus. IF BCU was at fault, neither sunroof would move. You ll have to look at the front motor gearbox using a multimeter and test if voltage & ohms are present during operation....

Land Rover Repair: Swapping tranny's, bmw engine, bmw motor
bmw engine, bmw motor, bmw 740: If the 1999 is a Discovery I the transmission will fit. If it is a Discovery II (the model that came out mid year) the transmission and engine are both different. Neither vehicle has a BMW engine. The BMW 740-derived engine was used in Range Rover models...

Land Rover Repair: 02 Freelander HSE - Service Engine Soon Light, mass airflow sensor, mass air flow sensor
mass airflow sensor, mass air flow sensor, performance air filter: The 1471 and 1472 codes point to problems in the variable inlet system. The vehicle needs a new intake manifold or new manifold motors and plates. LR sells a motor kit but at least half the time the kit does not work and you need the whole intake anyway....

Land Rover Repair: 2000 Land Rover Disc. II, crank sensor, boise id
crank sensor, boise id, qualified service: If I were going to make a guess from your description I d say put a crank sensor in it. Crank sensors are less than $100 and known for causing that very symptom. If that does not work I suggest you make the trip to a qualified service center as throwing...

Land Rover Repair: 2001 Range Rover blender motor prob?, heater core, hot day
heater core, hot day, range rover: It does sound like you have a blend door problem. As to the other issues . . . on a hot day it may take a minute for the air conditioner to generate cold air even though the compressor starts right away, and your comments about air flow are consistent with...

Land Rover Repair: 2003 Land Rover Ticking noise, land rover engines, engine teardown
land rover engines, engine teardown, mile road trip: 2003 Land Rover engines knock for a variety of reasons. Some lead to failure while others are just annoying. Sometimes we hear a noise and we know it s about to fail. More often, though, we have no idea how long a Rover will go making noise before having...

Land Rover Repair: ac / extended warranty, extended warranties, extended warranty
extended warranties, extended warranty, climate control: Land Rover used to have a great factory extended warranty but I don t think they have the plan anymore. I m sorry but I don t know who to recommend now. Check the reviews of any company you consider, though. As to the heating problem . . .the vehicle...

Land Rover Repair: air suspension or air compressor problem, discovery models, air suspension
discovery models, air suspension, coil springs: If the suspension has stopped lifting you are at a crossroad. I have no way of knowing from here whether you need air bags, compressors, valves or what, but all those parts wear out and all are expensive. The most economical and permanent repair will be...

Land Rover Repair: Anti-locking cutoff switrch 2000 Land Rover D2, door latch, engine fuel
door latch, engine fuel, one at a time: Usually this problem is caused by a failed latch in one of the doors. The place to start is the driver door latch. The way you diagnose it would be to disconnect each latch (one at a time) and lock the car. When you disconnect the latch that s causing the...

Land Rover Repair: cruise control, land rover owners, land rover dealer
land rover owners, land rover dealer, rover owners club: Hi Molly, All these problems are very common with LR vehicles. Was it a Land Rover dealer that you bought the Disco from? How are the Lemon Laws in your country? Do you have a consumer protection agency that you can contact if the dealership refuses...

Land Rover Repair: gearbox fault and battery issues, battery drain, charging system
battery drain, charging system, gearbox: The gearbox fault often appears when the battery goes dead. It may mean there s a problem or it may be an artifact of the battery trouble. I d suggest you solve that first. If you don t have any luck locally you may want to bring the truck to Robison Service...

Land Rover Repair: little spark on two cylinders, coil pack, little spark
coil pack, little spark, output stage: If you are missing spark to two cylinders you have one of three problems: 1 - There is a failure in the coil pack or plug wires - fit new ones 2 - There is a problem with the wiring between the coil pack and the engine ECU - trace and fix 3 - The output...

Land Rover Repair: Range Rover 2006 wont start, engine cranks, camshaft position
engine cranks, camshaft position, position sensors: So are you saying the engine cranks over fine, but fails to start? If so the first thing I would check is the fuel. Do you have a sufficient supply of good grade gasoline? Next I d get a scan tool and check for stored faults. If three are no faults,...

Land Rover Repair: Three Amigos, deep pockets, jd powers
deep pockets, jd powers, mechanical skills: Hi Doug, I would listen to your nephew. Of course, the dealer will say anything to make a sale, as would the seller. I doubt very much if LR will ever acknowledge the 3 amigos as a problem. They ll say never heard of it or ignore the problem (ostrich...

Land Rover Repair: transmission problems, range rover hse, 2004 range rover hse
range rover hse, 2004 range rover hse, mechanical failure: The transmission in a 2004 Range Rover is electronically controlled. A failure to shift could be a result of a mechanical failure inside, or an electronic control problem. Your first step should be to find someone with a T4 or IDS system that can read the...

Land Rover Repair: '00 LR Disc II Spitting/Sputtering, mass air flow sensors, air flow sensors
mass air flow sensors, air flow sensors, mass air flow: Mass air flow sensors do cause that problem. Was the one you fitted used, or non-Land Rover? Perhaps it s no good. Are the plugs and wires good? What fault codes are stored in the computer memory? If the truck is bucking and sputtering it s going to be...

Land Rover Repair: 1996 Landrover Discovery won't start, landrover discovery, tank fuel
landrover discovery, tank fuel, park position: The car was originally sold with a fob that activated and turned off the security. That was one idea. Otherwise I am sorry but I see no reason why leaving the key in the car and the car in drive (key off) for any period of time would prevent starting. Up...

Land Rover Repair: 2001 range rover won't start., crankshaft sensor, fuel pressure
crankshaft sensor, fuel pressure, range rover: Did you check to see if your truck has good compression? It s possible it has internal damage from the overheating. Did you check for spark at a plug? Did you check for fuel pressure at the rail? With those three things it should run. One of them...

Land Rover Repair: Disco 2 sunroof, electrical drawing, bcu
electrical drawing, bcu, v supply: If you hear a click it is more likely the motor is faulty or the roof mechanism is jammed. Your next task should be to check power to the motor, and if it s present, remove the motor and see if it runs when hanging down. If so, look into why the roof is...

Land Rover Repair: 1996 Landrover Discovery won't start, fuse one, angel from heaven
Land Rover Repair: 1996 Landrover Discovery won't start, fuse one, angel from heaven, fuses

Land Rover Repair: Gear oil smell, vent hose, rear tires
vent hose, rear tires, rear seal: If you smell gear oil around the back of the truck the first thing to check is the vent hose that comes off the top of the rear end. If it gets clogged with mud you will get pressure buildup and leakage. If the breather is clear, you probably have a leak...

Land Rover Repair: RR 2000 HSK, car rocks, hsk
car rocks, hsk, gear shift: If the car rocks but does not move I d say a brake is sticking. Pull the handbrake and put it in gear to see if the feel is the same. If it is, you know where to look. As for the alarm . . . put key in driver door, turn to lock while pressing and holding...

Land Rover Repair: Stange behavior on '98 Disco, mobil 1 synthetic atf, fan clutch
mobil 1 synthetic atf, fan clutch, tranny fluid: When a car shifts differently cold vs. hot that is a sign that the viscosity of the fluid is changing, which suggests it s time for a change. I suggest you user Mobil 1 synthetic ATF in that truck. Give it a try and let us know what happens. To get all the...

Land Rover Repair: Stange behavior on '98 Disco, fan clutch, question thanks
fan clutch, question thanks, light rain: If you observe a change in the performance of the fan clutch after removing and cleaning it, then the clutch is almost certainly going bad. The external appearance of the clutch is not going to have any effect on its functioning. The clutch works by spinning...

Land Rover Repair: 1998 RR hse will not comunnicate with nys dmv, hevac, becm
hevac, becm, nys dmv: You might have a failure in the BECM, but more likely you have a fault in the wire harnesses that run to and from the BECM and along the passenger floor. We fixed two similar complaints this year; both turned out to be wiring corrosion. That s likely in...

Land Rover Repair: 1999 disco dead, discovery models, range rovers
discovery models, range rovers, autologic: Discovery models do not have a superlock mode. That is unique to the Range Rovers with two stage door latches. What it may be in is regular security lockout mode. Unfortunately, the only way to find that out and clear the situation is via the Land Rover...

Land Rover Repair: 2002 range rover wipers stuck in middle of window, becm, wiper motor
becm, wiper motor, correct position: If the wipers are stuck in the middle of the window you have one of these possible problems: - The fuse blew - The wiper linkage broke and jammed - The wiper motor failed - The BECM (which controls the wipers) failed. I d go down that list step by step....

Land Rover Repair: 2005 Range Rover anti-freeze leak, head gaskets, 2005 range rover
head gaskets, 2005 range rover, pressure test: It s possible a hose is leaking but it s more likely a gasket. I d look at the intake gasket, the head gaskets, the radiator seams, and the water pump and front cover gasket. A pressure test should tell the story, but you have to do it cold because the...

Land Rover Repair: 98range rover breaks, range rover hse, caliper pistons
range rover hse, caliper pistons, wheel bearing: Hi Sandra, it could be the master cylinder (MC) that is at fault; fluid is slipping past seals when there should be compression. Another cause could be badly worn brake pads that require more brake pedal pressure to engage the brakes (rare but possible)....

Land Rover Repair: 99 land rover discovery 2, land rover discovery 2, land rover discovery
land rover discovery 2, land rover discovery, factory manuals: You re asking me about a job that s probably 15-20 hours of labor and has many, many steps. This is a link to Land Rover s official support site, where you can buy a cay s access and download all the factory manuals including illustrations and test data....

Land Rover Repair: Brake Light Switch, brake light switch, vacuum hose
brake light switch, vacuum hose, stop lamp: The vacuum hose dumps the vacuum for the cruise control when you apply the brakes. The other switch is the stop lamp switch. If the stop lamps don t work and the vehicle does not shift out of part when pressed, it has probably failed. Make sure the switch...