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Land Rover Repair/Questions Answered by Expert John McInnis

SubjectDate Asked
DHC11/18/2016
  Q: I'm from Portugal, and i bought a Discovery II Td5 of the year 1999, my question is about the DHC ...
  A: Olá João! Here are a few links that may help you with your HDC problems: ...
Cd exchanger10/6/2016
  Q: On radio it says no discs on all discs
  A: could need an intense cleaning, or it could be a mechanical fault. Other others have had this ...
1997 5 speed discovery9/27/2016
  Q: John, can you or someone please tell me how many 1997 discoveries with a 5 speed manual transmission ...
  A: check out www.lrfaq.org for more info. 1997: about 58,352 Disco's made, 14,703 sent to LRNA, ...
2003 Land Rover SE79/6/2016
  Q: I am considering buying a used Land Rover SE7 for $3,400. It has 130k miles on it. This truck would ...
  A: You are taking a very expensive risk buying that vehicle. You already can hear engine sounds that ...
engine trouble7/25/2016
  Q: When I start to crank the vehicle the motor turns and turns but then final hits and then dies the I ...
  A: When's the last time you had your LR tuned? Air filter good? Fuel filter ok? It could be fuel/air ...
brakes giving me alot of feed bake when braking7/15/2016
  Q: hey i have 99 disco v8i model when im braking usually when engines cold it feels like theres air or ...
  A: does it feel like the ABS system is locking up your brakes? Like a pulsation or is the pedal too ...
no reverse6/20/2016
  Q: my 2002 landrover has no reverse what should i do Why would a land rover have forward gears ...
  A: How long has this been a problem? Are there any dashboard indicators that you are having a ...
New Tires2/15/2016
  Q: I just had two rear tires replaced. After the air-suppression fault warning came on stating normal ...
  A: did you buy the tires from a Land Rover Dealer? I doubt that any other tire mechanic would even ...
01 discovery 2 se gas 4.01/22/2016
  Q: Just ran out of gas 2days ago,i put 2.5 gals of gas back in the truck and tried to start it up and ...
  A: I believe you have to press the inertia switch to reset fuel system. Check your owner manual. ...
Dashboard lights12/24/2015
  Q: I have a 2000 Land Rover Discrovery2 I love these trucks. I wanted to see what these light mean when ...
  A: so sorry for the delay in my response... Those warning lights can be a nightmare to some owners. ...
electrical problems12/10/2015
  Q: my 98 disco 1 the left indicator lights stay on when the head lights are on. what do I do
  A: sorry for the late response. Usually, when indicator lights fail it indicates trouble with the ...
Intermittent steering wheel vibration11/8/2015
  Q: hope you can make a suggestion. I have a 2010 discovery 4. Over the last 18 months the vehicle has ...
  A: nice vehicle BTW. As to precisely what causes steering vibrations (death wobble) under power, ...
Discovery 2 remorse programming10/30/2015
  Q: Help!! Just bought my daughter a beautiful 2004 Discovery 2. Problem is that it only came with one ...
  A: check to see if it's just a fuse problem. Pull out 'central door locking' fuse #1 (25A, white), ...
car revs up but no acceleration in drive10/28/2015
  Q: I have 2009 land Rover lr2. My check engine light came on and my abs light is on, the vehicle revs ...
  A: it could be the TPS (throttle position sensor), hence the reason the TC, HDC and ABS are affected. ...
Why Gas pedal does not work in my 2001 Land Rover Discovery II ?9/28/2015
  Q: I have 2001 Land Rover discovery II( LE7 ) V8 , and tonight during driving to home , the gas pedal ...
  A: that sounds like the throttle cable may have broken or come loose. There's an inner cable from the ...
2003 landrover discover. Se8/25/2015
  Q: Driving down the road white smoke came out the car stopped pulling I filled. No good only works in. ...
  A: if you just started your engine and you see white smoke it could just be moisture buildup, however, ...
Range Rover Vogue Dashboard lights8/19/2015
  Q: The level of illumination is very low on my 2004 car. When I adjust the rheostat to increase it the ...
  A: some even by-pass the rheostat, switch out blub for LED's. Here's a website forum with a lengthy ...
Discovery18/9/2015
  Q: Good day to you Can you assist me with a discovery 1 hand break I dont know where to adjust the hand ...
  A: the Disco series 1 hand brake is cable attached to an old style drum braking system on the tranny ...
Range Rover Sport8/4/2015
  Q: Good Morning, I am having another big problem with the Range Rover. It was the first time towing ...
  A: yes, it could very well be a coolant pump fault. It sure does look like your Rangie is doing ...
03 land rover discovery 2 4.6 liter8/4/2015
  Q: I have 03 disco 2 that keeps leaving me stranded, driving along motor dies, and it's dead for 20 ...
  A: did the Disco trigger engine codes? Your local Advance Auto can read the code(s), if any exist, and ...
range rover hse 06 with multiple dash messages and illuminations7/14/2015
  Q: My 06 range rover hse has a dashboard that is lit like a christmas tree and multiple error messages ...
  A: not surprised that the dealer would try something like that. Hard to believe that the tranny would ...
discovery 2 td5 ace problems7/9/2015
  Q: I have a td5 disco. For 4months I have a problem with the ace system amber light or sometimes a red ...
  A: Michalis, could be the pump. Read the RAVE manual to learn how to flush the system. Some owners ...
2003 land rover discovery6/5/2015
  Q: I have a 03 Land rover discovery and I just replaced my transfer Case on it. But I still have a red ...
  A: there are several 'gear-like' warning lights found on your dashboard (instrument panel), namely, the ...
Freelander tailgate window works backwards5/25/2015
  Q: My 1999 Freelander Tailgate Window is working in reverse. When you press open it shuts & press shut ...
  A: you say you renewed the cables and now window works in reverse? You need to check how you set that ...
wire shorting out, battery goes dead5/1/2015
  Q: I have a 2001 Discovery Land Rover. The battery goes dead if I don't disconnect it. I took it to the ...
  A: that's very different... FL3 is a fusible link to a number of components including Anti-theft ...
wire shorting out, battery goes dead4/24/2015
  Q: I have a 2001 Discovery Land Rover. The battery goes dead if I don't disconnect it. I took it to the ...
  A: FL 13 is a Fusible Link (FLn) with FL13 being the lighting switch. It is advised that replacing a ...
Remote will not unlock jeep12/26/2014
  Q: Range Rover sport HSE 2.7 diesel (2006) remote key fob will lock the jeep but will not unlock it ...
  A: Happy New Year. Does this happen with both key fobs? Are they the original fobs? Fobs status ...
1996 P38 Range Rover steering12/20/2014
  Q: John, Long time Land Rover owner/mechanic, first time with a P38 Range Rover. One issue I am ...
  A: Michael, if there is no cracked boot or leak, don't go there. It probably is a worn CV and on its ...
No start, Blinking M & S light10/13/2014
  Q: I recently bought an 03 LRD2. However it had a bad water leak from the sun roof and water ...
  A: the flashing M&S lights indicate your tranny is in "limp home" mode. The vehicle is having trouble ...
landrover discovery10/11/2014
  Q: john have you came across a water leak offside under dash area can not see up far enough to see if ...
  A: more than likely the leak is from the body corner post. Sorry, don't take calls, besides I'm ...
Transmission9/28/2014
  Q: Manual mode and sport mode light came on and are blinking, how serious is this and whats the fix? ...
  A: M & S light flashing: could be battery going bad, ground faults, inhibitor switch failure, tranny ...
2000 land Rover Discovery acting up.9/12/2014
  Q: I have a 2001 Land Rover Discovery. There is a winning noise along the left side of the driver ...
  A: could be power steering fluid or transmission fluid. Have you checked the power steering reservoir? ...
Speed limit problem8/21/2014
  Q: .. I have a range rover 2004 hse and my speed limit is 80km/h, I don't know what to do right now ...
  A: Bonjour Yussuf, have your tried turning off the Speed Limit setting? It is on the turn signal ...
1995 Discovery 1 V8i no start6/30/2014
  Q: 1. Very intermittent, recurring problem of starting and no starting, perfect running, sudden death, ...
  A: I had a similar problem with my '95 Disco. Replaced MAF, alternator, battery, had ECU checked and ...
transfer case3/31/2014
  Q: my 2004 land rover is stuck in high range . There does not feel as there is any tension on cabe I ...
  A: could be gear selector switch, a common fault. Here's a website I suggest you can use for further ...
2001 Disco II - Starting problems3/30/2014
  Q: My 2001 Disco II was in the shop for repairs...mechanic took it for a test drive and parked it. I ...
  A: I sorry to hear this. It's a mercurial problem ... could be fuel tank crud in the fuel line, how ...
power supply to fuel pump3/28/2014
  Q: I have problem with my Discovery again. It stalls straight the way on start. I check the fuses, ...
  A: could be ignition switch itself. They are known to fail. Then there is the park/neutral switch ...
cuve sedimentation3/8/2014
  Q: bonjour, pour un freelander td4 de 2003 2 litres 112 cv, je voudrais savoir ce qui a dans la cuve, ...
  A: Bonjour Francis, bonne questione! La cuve? C'est la citerne d'essence (au Canada)? Je suis anglais, ...
Landrover Disco V8i 3.9L starting problems3/7/2014
  Q: I've got a 1999/2000 Landie Disco V8i 3.9L with petrol engine. For the past few months I've had ...
  A: Problem 1: could be starter solenoid or BeCM (Body electrical Control Module) security error (see ...
2003 Landrover Discovery series 2 OVERHEATING2/17/2014
  Q: I have a 2003 land rover Discovery series 2,it over heats when it is on idleling and boils but when ...
  A: could be that the coolant is not circulating properly. You need to have the system tested, check ...
1999 land rover discovery ii2/15/2014
  Q: Car overheats but had the head gaskets replaced. Still overheats. Wats the problem
  A: could be repair was not done correctly or thoroughly. Take it back and voice your complaint. Also, ...
lights out in dash and heater hot cold button11/14/2013
  Q: I have a light out in dash. How do I remove the cover. And on the hear my side the hot/cold button ...
  A: What make/model/year do you have? Here is a website that has the workshop manuals available for ...
help10/23/2013
  Q: i have a 2001 land rover discovery i am trying to program the door and gate opener when i push the 2 ...
  A: here's what one owner reported (ObieClark): "Note: Must be carried out in 8 seconds to access learn ...
Land Rover, 2001 Disc. SALTY12451A71220010/1/2013
  Q: I have on dtcs P0447 message. How can be fixed. Were is connectors C133 and C636. Can you send me a ...
  A: CVS fault? Here's a great webpage on how to check for that fault: ...
LAND ROVER FREELANDER8/18/2013
  Q: Freeland 2,5v6 2003 model my freelander is not moving in none of the forward gears,but i have no ...
  A: Freelander transmissions are notorious for failing. Transfer gearbox as well. You'll need an ...
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 77/19/2013
  Q: what is needed to fix Secondary Air Injection System Switching Valve A Circuit Open
  A: there is an excellent thread discussion on this very subject within the discoweb.org site. Do a ...
land rover freelander7/11/2013
  Q: first time I got to speed to 65 in freeway and after I got check motor light why. and how can I ...
  A: there could be dozens of reasons why your Freelander is having trouble. If you take your vehicle to ...
drl7/10/2013
  Q: what do I have to do to turn on the drl or is there even that on the car
  A: Revised answer... Hi Tim, seems the only part of the question I got was the ending (I think). ...
landrover discvery7/9/2013
  Q: my landrover 00 diesel is making a clicking noise when coming out of 5th gear any idea what this ...
  A: sounds like it could be the reverse inhibitor which prevents you from shifting into reverse during ...
land rover would start5/16/2013
  Q: Problem is as follows: Put key in ignition, get lights and display but no start. No check engine ...
  A: sorry for the delayed response, I've been away from my PC for awhile. Sounds like it could be BECM, ...
land rover disco 025/7/2013
  Q: the rovers stops after a while just for nothing. I clean "MAF" and still goes off . I have a code ...
  A: I'm not aware of a P1950 OBDII code. According to your description it could be any of these 1. ...
Land Rover Disco 3 - middle seat cable appears broken5/7/2013
  Q: The cable appears to have broken so I can no longer fold down my middle seat. Vehicle is 2007 LR ...
  A: sorry can't help you there but I can send you to a couple of websites that can: www.discoweb.org ...
1997 Land Rover Discovery Clunking Sound4/15/2013
  Q: Just purchased a 1997 Discovery- Lots to like about it. Would like some help diagnosing the ...
  A: I'd take a closer look at the transfer gearbox. I had a similar problem with my '95 Disco and ...
Land rover ace pump3/24/2013
  Q: I have a 2004 Land Rover Discovery, 4.0 ltr V8 petrol. I have a pipe that feeds the Ace system pump ...
  A: I would address the problem of why the hose keeps blowing off. Chance are that you have a blockage: ...
Cost of Range Rover parts3/5/2013
  Q: Is there a reliable way to check the price of Ranger Rover parts needed for a repair, other than ...
  A: surf the internet. Here are the sites that I use (in order): used parts: http://car-part.com ...
Trailer light on dash on all the time2/27/2013
  Q: I have a 94 land rover discovery and for some reason a light with a trailer has came on and won't go ...
  A: did you do any repairs recently? Change any bulbs in the rear? Incorrect bulb wattage could do ...
Discovery head bolt stuck2/24/2013
  Q: I have a 1998 Discovery I with 3.9 EFI engine (36D76610C). I am trying (first timer) to replace the ...
  A: head bolts are notorious for being difficult to remove. Make sure you have thoroughly cleaned the ...
cruise control & tach problems2/23/2013
  Q: I try to fix the cruise control system on my Land Rover Disco 1 1995 with automatic transmission. So ...
  A: The RAVE troubleshooting tests for Cruise Control (CC) are the only ones I am aware of and, as you ...
Car has no power whatsoever2/16/2013
  Q: 2006 landrover LR3 car hasno power whatsoever. Won't unlock/lock no lights doesn't crank at all!!! ...
  A: could be the battery. Have it tested. A multimeter testing unit can verify how many volts are ...
Start up problem2/8/2013
  Q: I own a range rover hse 2006,I have a problem in starting fail, so the mechanical expert changed the ...
  A: no diagnostic faults, interesting. Here are a list of possible suspects from most common to rare: ...
Location of fuel filter2/6/2013
  Q: Where is the exterior fuel filter located on a 2003 range rover hse 4.4 liter on vehicle
  A: here's a description to help you: "The fuel filter/pressure regulator is mounted in on the lower ...
07 range rover2/6/2013
  Q: vehicle is a 2007 range rover 4.4 supercharged..presented today with engine oil in the coolant ...
  A: are you sure it's not your headgasket? Down 1 quart of oil - it's going somewhere so this is the ...
land rover discovery drive problem1/29/2013
  Q: I am totally stuck I bought this lovely vehicle v8 petrol/prinns converted LPG 4 months ago and ...
  A: M&S lights indicate transmission trouble. The '3 amigos' indicate problems within braking, ABS ...
98range rover breaks1/23/2013
  Q: I have a 98 range rover hse 4.6 awesome car till now, the abs and tc light were on and off for a few ...
  A: it could be the master cylinder (MC) that is at fault; fluid is slipping past seals when there ...
Land rover freelander1/22/2013
  Q: Could you give me an estimate on how much it would cost to replace the drive shaft on a 2004 land ...
  A: depends on what needs replacing, front or rear shaft, other parts? Front shaft is about $600*, rear ...
no start11/26/2012
  Q: just got a 1997 range rover 4.0 se with no battery put battery in and it wont start, when i pull the ...
  A: when you say 'no start' do you mean no activity (starter does not attempt to turn over engine) or ...
Engine not starting11/18/2012
  Q: Sir, My Range Rover Sport 2006 has a starting problem, I just bought it 3days ago and It was working ...
  A: could be a Body Control Unit (BCU) fault as this controls the components you mention. You'll have ...
lr3 not starting11/12/2012
  Q: i bought an accident damaged lr3 tdv6 hse 2007 model . the damage was only in front not very bad, ...
  A: it could be any number of faults that are causing this: ignition switch fault, security immobiliser, ...
Trans Issue/Shaking11/11/2012
  Q: I have a shake or vibrating going on. It feels like it comes from automatic gearbox as I can feel ...
  A: you still have some issues with the gearbox and perhaps the driveshaft. It's only been 2 months (?? ...
landrover discovery 2 td5 200111/10/2012
  Q: the dash board light fuse keeps blowing. the radio & rear wiper dont work but everything else is ok. ...
  A: I would suspect that you may have a problem with the fusebox itself. What are the conditions of ...
Ac blower not turning on.11/6/2012
  Q: I just got a 2001 Land Rover Discovery II se from an uncle. The other day my blower just cut out. i ...
  A: replace the transistor and be done with it. If it shows signs of corrosion and over-heating, it ...
Central door lock on Freelander11/5/2012
  Q: Hallo. My dad just bought a used Freelander 2.0 Di and he's been having some troubles with the ...
  A: a very common problem with most LR's. The problem could be that the sill button lock rod is not ...
about a diversity radio 4.6 199811/4/2012
  Q: when i put the radio on the red light not on i don t have no access to put the code he just give me ...
  A: Have you had your engine serviced recently? Battery disconnected? Water damage to electricals? A ...
Break Pump Noise10/30/2012
  Q: I have a 1999 Range Rover. Recently, I observe that the break oil pump is making intermittent ...
  A: the brake pump noise could be a bearing failure. Best to find a replacement quickly before the pump ...
leaking through door seals10/28/2012
  Q: I am being told that the water is indeed coming through the door seals. So that is the poor design ...
  A: I've not heard of neoprene as a replacement but if the shop thinks it'll work, ask them for a ...
leaks into both seatbelt housing units LR Disc10/26/2012
  Q: I've had my used 04 LR Disc for two months. A few weeks in, water starting pouring in with rain, ...
  A: indeed, water leaks (or what most LR owners would say: water 'ingress') is a common fault and most ...
ACE pipes what goes where10/5/2012
  Q: I have been replacing the ACE pipes on 2003 disco I was sure I had marked them for where the run ...
  A: I apologize for the delay, I am away from my home/office and do not have access to my PC. I have ...
Three Amigos8/6/2012
  Q: John, I am looking at a 2001 Discovery SD with 86000 miles. The vehicle seems to be in good shape ...
  A: I would listen to your nephew. Of course, the dealer will say anything to make a sale, as would the ...
cruise control8/2/2012
  Q: after reading some of your answers to landrover problems i thought i would ask for a little help.. I ...
  A: All these problems are very common with LR vehicles. Was it a Land Rover dealer that you bought the ...
Sun roof7/24/2012
  Q: Discovery 2 sun roof. The front sunroof will not open, but the rear opens easily. When the button ...
  A: rear works but not the front. Sounds more like the motor apparatus. IF BCU was at fault, neither ...
2001 Discovery- Condensation in floorboards7/22/2012
  Q: Mr.McInnis, I just purchased my first LR Discovery II. My wife and I love it so far. It has 90k on ...
  A: it sounds like the lines are still plugged up. Leave the drain nipples off. Did you check the ...
'98 Disco startup7/21/2012
  Q: John, So, check this out - I put a pair of vise grips on the return hose, and with my gauge in ...
  A: As mentioned if pressure builds with the return clamped off its the fuel pump regulator. Fuel is ...
'98 Disco startup7/20/2012
  Q: John, On my second Disco now, a '98 with only 120k miles, Ive had for 5 months, or since 114k ...
  A: Q: did it maintain a 40psi for very long BEFORE you actually started the engine? Once the engine is ...
gearbox wont change gears7/14/2012
  Q: i have a landrover discovery 2 2002 v8 petrol auto,it had a flat battery ,i recharged the battery,i ...
  A: I suspect the alternator has failed. Have the output tested on the ALT and make sure its generating ...
AMR 6428 - Hazard lights on/off7/11/2012
  Q: John, I have a 97 Land Rover Discovery. I recently started having issues with my Hazard lights ...
  A: my first thought about your problem was that it could be the inertia switch or perhaps the theft ...
Heavy fuel consumption7/10/2012
  Q: Good day,.....I have a '76 landrover 2 1/4 series 109 petrol 4 cylinder. Extremely heavy on ...
  A: replace your spark plugs and spark plug wires, install new fuel, oil and air filters. Check your ...
Land Rover discovery7/9/2012
  Q: My Discovery which is a UK 04 plate was stuck in reverse after a relatively short journey. I called ...
  A: more likely, your shifter was stuck and it could happen again. Could be brake pedal switch (known ...
a/c condenser fan7/6/2012
  Q: hey john, i'm having trouble trying to fix my condenser fan in my '03 discovery. i keep blowing ...
  A: how are you? Quite a summer we're having. I understand your need to fix the AC system fast. Which ...
freelander rear window7/5/2012
  Q: i have just replaced a cable on the rear window winding mechanisem but when i press the button to ...
  A: did you perform the calibration on the window after your repair? Here are the calibration ...
2000 LR Disco II Cruise Control6/23/2012
  Q: John, Cruise hasn't worked for several years. Noticed today there's no cable entering the ...
  A: Fuse 16 is located in the engine compartment - 10 amp, first in the column near outer edge) Fuse 30 ...
1996 Discovery SE - Immobilizer Issue?6/21/2012
  Q: My recently acquired '96 LR Disco SE has an annoying habit of seeming to lose all power when I ...
  A: it could be the serpentine belt slipping OR the alternator is about to fail. Both of these can ...
help with my RR6/12/2012
  Q: my 95 RR wont start after I discover two relay were blowed out,I pull out the fuel pump relay, start ...
  A: Besides the fuel pump relay, which other relay was blown? Is the starter motor at least trying to ...
indicator stalk on 1990 Range Rover6/11/2012
  Q: When moved up to the LH turn indicator position the indicator stalk will not stay in place. When ...
  A: you just have to replace the indicator stalk switch on your RR. Must have just worn down and has no ...
land rover- discovery cylinder mis fire6/7/2012
  Q: I have 2004 land rover discovery. check engine lite started coming on. Advance auto diagnostic test ...
  A: could be spark or compression related. You could try replacing spark plug, the least expensive ...
2004 Freelander TD4 will not start.1/30/2012
  Q: The engine of my Freelander TD4 turns over but refuses to start.On turning the key to ignition i can ...
  A: if you are having trouble with your OBDII connector it could be that the ECM is not recognizing the ...
check engine light1/25/2012
  Q: i have a 2003 discovery and the code is 001 permanent voltage supply fault 002 evaporative ...
  A: the code listed are too vague. You should take your Disco to an independent LR shop and have them ...
Land Rover Discovery 2 TD5 (Manual) Doorlocks1/8/2012
  Q: To cut a long story short, my driver's side door lock is not responding to the auto-close and open ...
  A: leaving the ignition on position II for 5 minutes won't do much except drain your battery. I'm not ...
1997 Disco Overheating12/15/2011
  Q: Yesterday whilst driving up an incline on a dual carriageway the speed started droping and despite ...
  A: Bonjour Peter, sounds like all the indicators of a blown headgasket. The fluids were burnt off ...
LR 98 disco12/7/2011
  Q: I notice that my disco when start driving it moves slowly and then start takes normal speed after ...
  A: could be buildup on your exhaust valves. This has been a common problem and a valve job may be ...
1998 disco driver door lock12/1/2011
  Q: Key flops in lock;no resistance when turned. Alarm comes on if door opened. removed door ...
  A: you can submit to the dealer ransom and have them repair this, search the internet, purchase and ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery 110k miles Vehicle Jerks when Cold P072211/19/2011
  Q: I have a 2003 Discovery with 110k miles and the vehicle jerks when its cold. The M and S are ...
  A: did you test the wiring harness and connectors to both the speed sensor and the TCM? According to ...
disco 2 wing mirror glass retaining clip10/12/2011
  Q: I smashed my wing mirror glass and the retaining clip hold it broke, how do i remove and replave ...
  A: Most dealers will replace the entire assembly ($300+) and state its all one unit. If you are a ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery II won't start10/11/2011
  Q: John, I have read many forums and some of your answers, so I have a strong hunch it is a crank ...
  A: after reading your Q I suggest you find a local independent LR mechanic and have the vehicle ...
03 disco fuel problem9/28/2011
  Q: I have a 03 disco special vehicle edition and it loses power when under pressure. i have had it ...
  A: firstly, is your mechanic a certified LR mechanic? Does your mechanic have the proper diagnostic ...
LR Freelander Reverse9/20/2011
  Q: I purchased an 02 freelander. The seller explained that he had the oi and fluids changed after ...
  A: from my understanding of what you wrote: the person who sold the Freelander reported that the ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Remote key programming8/8/2011
  Q: Help! how can I program the key that was purchased through the internet and came without the tag ...
  A: you need to have the security system reprogrammed with the new key. Dealers can do it but charge a ...
a/c not blowing,but heater blows7/15/2011
  Q: 04 range rover,the heater blows in the winter,but when i switch to a/c it doesnt blow.the lights all ...
  A: I think this could be a HeVac problem. Here's a link that explains this system, possible causes and ...
Range 4.6 to Range 2.5Tdi7/13/2011
  Q: Great website . I have a very silly question. I have a dream to buy a 1998 Range but all i can find ...
  A: anything is possible if you have the time and money. Going from a 4.6 V8 to a 2.5 will be stepping ...
not starting7/13/2011
  Q: I have a 98 landrover disco le. It started having problems starting. I would turn the key and it ...
  A: Rapid clicking could be low voltage to the solenoid or it could be a solenoid short. Only way to ...
1998 Range Rover won't Start. HELP7/11/2011
  Q: My son's 98 Range Rover was vandalized. ECU brain stolen, some air exhaust thing, etc. I replaced ...
  A: sorry to read that your Rangie was vandalized. Clicking sound could be starter motor (perhaps) and ...
driver side mirror7/11/2011
  Q: Will a 2002 Land Rover Discovery Drivers side electric Mirror fit a 1996 land rover discovery V8i ...
  A: the electrics requirements are different, harness connection and amperage. As for fitting, the ...
Central locking7/9/2011
  Q: 2001 Disco 2 had car from new. CL drivers door works well all other doors will lock but will not ...
  A: LR electrics can be a mystery sometimes. Are your electric problems linked? Perhaps yes, to your ...
Land rover engines.7/7/2011
  Q: Kia ora (good health to you) John, I have a quetion out of curiosity more than anything else, of the ...
  A: nā koe! Interesting question on LR engines. The 3.9 was a real workhorse of an engine. Did ...
service engine soon light on7/6/2011
  Q: Just bought a used 140,000 mile Land Rover Discover sport 11 model. While driving "service engine ...
  A: my suggestion would be to start looking for an independent LR mechanic near your area. If the fault ...
01 LR SE7 Overheating with AC running6/12/2011
  Q: I own a 01 LR SE7, I just replaced the water pump and thermostat. The vehicle continues to overheat ...
  A: If the temp reading is getting too high it could be a sign that you have a problem within the AC ...
Landrover 2003 HSE Horn6/9/2011
  Q: I have read a lot of your great information. My Land Rover has had several issues and I still love ...
  A: you sound like an enthusiastic LR owner. :) Even with known issues, we still enjoy the merits of ...
Alternator replacement6/6/2011
  Q: I have a 2000 Discovery II. A few days ago the electric fault indicator came on. I had the battery ...
  A: one thing you should check before you purchase a new alternator is how the serpentine belt is fed ...
turbo6/3/2011
  Q: can you turn the turbo up to give you more power and how
  A: if you are looking to gain more power, perhaps you should visit a website where fellow owners have ...
2000 discovery overheating6/2/2011
  Q: vehicle overheated and trace of hydrocarbans showed up in cdoolant...heads have been removed ...
  A: I doubt routing of coolant hoses is the problem, they are preformed and fit only a certain way. So ...
Leak in gas condensore6/1/2011
  Q: I have a range rover 4.6 hse brought from the UK to British Virgin Islands. Just when I need air con ...
  A: What year is your Range Rover? It sounds like your blower motor is working just fine. From the ...
brakes Disco I5/28/2011
  Q: please can any one tell me what gaskets and seals i will need to fit new discs front and rear to my ...
  A: well there's the drive member joint washer, the lock nut washer and perhaps the grease seal. I've ...
Land Rover Discovery 2003 Fuel Problem5/24/2011
  Q: My 2003 Land Rover Discovery will start fine, yet stall during idle. Once it stalls I can restart it ...
  A: it's rare to have the fuel filter fail. Yes, it is integrated into the fuel pump and a pain to ...
oil pan5/24/2011
  Q: I have a 1999 disco 2 I removed all the screws (11) plus 3 nuts from the front timing cover an still ...
  A: careful how you pry there...this is soft metal (aluminium alloy) and you don't want to damage any ...
2003 Range Rover 20035/23/2011
  Q: The battery for a 2003 Range Rover HSE completely drains either after the truck is washed in a drive ...
  A: sure sounds like a ground fault issue. You may have to locate the ground connections and clean both ...
smog (emissions test fail)5/22/2011
  Q: My landrover has failed smog because the check engine (among some of the other lights)light is stuck ...
  A: there could be a number of causes that triggered the CHECK ENGINE light but have no way of knowing ...
FREELANDER TD4 20035/20/2011
  Q: NO POWER TO GLOW PLUGS COULD YOU TELL ME WERE THE RELAY IS AS THE 100 AMP FUSE IS OK OR SHOULD I BE ...
  A: could be camshaft or crankshaft sensor failure too. If either of these sensors fail you will not be ...
Wiper Linkage5/18/2011
  Q: John, I just read that you swapped out your wiper linkage...WHERE DID YOU FIND A REPLACEMENT...I ...
  A: I actually bought the wiper linkage from the dealer and it came with an adapter to match up with my ...
1991 Land Rover Range Rover5/17/2011
  Q: I own a '91 Range Rover and there is a combination of problems i am having there is no power to the ...
  A: it could be as simple as a corroded contact within a bulbholder. You'll have to check the door ...
97 Disco 15/16/2011
  Q: My 97 Disco 1 has 215,000 km and receives regular maintenance. A problem I can't solve is when the ...
  A: hard to tell. At first I thought it could be crankshaft position sensor or perhaps camshaft sensor. ...
Disco 2 dash pod removal5/15/2011
  Q: John, I'm attempting to remove my dash pod above/around the speedo/tach on my '99 Discovery 2. I ...
  A: wise decision. Sounds like you did not remove the steering column nacelle. Here are the ...
Water in gas tank.5/14/2011
  Q: What is the best way to get water out of a 1999 Disco? I accidently put water into my gas tank, and ...
  A: You'll have to drain the tank by removing the fuel pump and then draining from inside the cargo ...
1998 discovery died at 75mph5/13/2011
  Q: Just purchased about 3,000 miles ago. It shut down on the freeway outside of Las Vegas. Engine ...
  A: could be a number of causes, hard to tell so I'll give you a few components as the usual suspects: ...
96 Range Rover5/11/2011
  Q: 1996 4.0 Engine was running weak continued driving than engine just stopped on me no leaks no ...
  A: have your Rangie diagnosed by a independent LR shop with the right testing equipment. Sure, if ...
no spark5/11/2011
  Q: I have a 2000 lr discovery 3 and im getting no spark i installed new crank sensor.the security light ...
  A: no spark - usual suspects: coil pack, crankshaft speed/position sensor (CKP), camshaft position ...
electrical fault5/10/2011
  Q: My electrical system in malfunctioning. I recently had a used becm unit put in my car and had the ...
  A: certainly sounds like one of your seat motors could be the root cause of your electrical problems. ...
Discovery Engine Swap5/9/2011
  Q: I blew a head gasket in my 97 Discovery with a 4.0. Can I replace the motor with a used 3.9 out of a ...
  A: your best option is to stay with the 4.0 or just have the headgasket repaired. 4.0 engine's main ...
Dangerous disco5/8/2011
  Q: I was driving it and put my foot on the clutch to change gear and the pedal went right to the floor, ...
  A: I am not familiar with your consumer protection rights in your country but I do hope that there are ...
Land Rover Cruise Control5/8/2011
  Q: The cc on my disco will only work if hold the acc on, if I release it the cc disengages.
  A: Which model and year do you have? could be the switch itself, cc diode, speed trip module, cc ...
LR3 will not stay at a constant idle5/7/2011
  Q: my 2005 LR3 HSE while in part idles from 500-750 rpm. when coming to a stop sign, on occation it ...
  A: a common problem with LR's is the throttle position sensor (TPS). Could also be idle air control ...
Gas seems to disappear into the car5/6/2011
  Q: I have a 2003 Land Rover Discovery S.E. , Recently I have issues with the Gas , I can really see the ...
  A: do you smell gas fumes from within the vehicle? The fuel tank is in the rear and there is an access ...
crankshaft senser5/5/2011
  Q: a 2000 discovery v-8 my boss changed the senser in the winter and it would not start I told him I ...
  A: highly unlikely that the tip broke off. I don't have any pics of the inside of the CKP housing but ...
RANGE ROVER STUCK IN PARK5/5/2011
  Q: I can not get the car out of park (sometimes it will work) I have checked the solenoid it is ...
  A: I only have the classic Range Rover workshop manuals '95 + Do you have this workshop manual too? ...
discovery 2 2001 spark to coil5/4/2011
  Q: my 2001 cranks but does not start. Repair shop is asking 900.00 to replace the entire under dash ...
  A: I am so sorry to read about your cancer and I pray you are not in any pain and I hope you have much ...
Range Rover, 2.5 deisel, s reg5/1/2011
  Q: This is my Father's car and he has had the suspension changed to springs all round, but the 20 mph ...
  A: there may be a fix. Not sure how the EAS was modified on your Rangie, if at all, when your Dad's ...
Discovery Stalls when starts4/28/2011
  Q: It just so happens when I turn on the air condition then start my car; it stalls, it idles really ...
  A: Terrible when they say "there is no problem" and you know otherwise. From what I know about IAC ...
Land Rover Discovery 20034/27/2011
  Q: I need to replace the engine in my Discovery. Could you give me an estimate on the cost for ...
  A: depends on many factors: New, rebuilt or salvaged; dealer installed or independent (indy) shop, ...
Discovery TD 5 Series 11 Year 20004/27/2011
  Q: My Disco does not want to start when in Park. Seems to happen intermittently. Today after only ...
  A: my first thought was a fuel delivery problem, perhaps even fuel pressure regulator. Have the fuel ...
1998 range rover wont slip into reverse4/26/2011
  Q: '98 range rover hse 4.6 engine won't go in reverse ...
  A: could be as simple as the selector position switch on tranny or its harness connector is starting to ...
Repairs to Think About4/25/2011
  Q: I have a 2003 Land Rover Discovery II. Its been great so far. I've only had to replace a ...
  A: careful here...don't fix something that isn't broke. If you've been maintaining your Disco well, ...
2001 land rover disco 2 dash lights M and S flash4/23/2011
  Q: I have recently had my disco 2 out of the shop for a input shaft seal replacement and a front drive ...
  A: I have to ask ... you returned to the shop that did the repair, right? Not sure what happened ...
Ranger rover Se Misfire after driving for 15-20min and lose power4/22/2011
  Q: 0 1998 and while i was driving on freeway 70mile/hour i felt the car was losing power so i pushed ...
  A: it sure sounds like a blown headgasket; misfires, loss of power especially when the engine is warm ...
How to replace driver side fog lamp4/22/2011
  Q: I have noticed that the Bulb is burnt out on my fog light drivers side. Can you advise or post a ...
  A: access is from behind and beneath bumper. Here' a website you can visit so you can meet and get ...
97 range rover hse 4.64/21/2011
  Q: found my range rover a couple blocks from our shop sunroof open no wheels 700 bucks n I love it but ...
  A: sounds like a big restoration project. No manual means of reading codes, you'll need to find ...
Electrical problem4/20/2011
  Q: I have a 2007 defender,The left indicator stays on when the ignition is switched on but does not ...
  A: have you tested the lamps? Could be a blown fuse or bulb, could also be the direction indicator ...
land rover disco brakes4/20/2011
  Q: I have a 1997 discovery le, I have replaced the front calipers, pads, and the master cylinder. But ...
  A: I would remove the caliper, insert a block of hardwood or a brake spreader/clamp and then have ...
02 freelander 138'000mls4/19/2011
  Q: Im thinking of buying this car, I ran carfax on it it was a one owner vehicle. I had it ran for ...
  A: are you willing to buy ANY vehicle that has recorded faults stored within its computer module? Land ...
td5 coolant runs away4/19/2011
  Q: my disco with td5 engen runs out of coolant and no one can find leakage place!I loose about 1 liter ...
  A: sounds like a blown headgasket. That much fluid loss and there is no puddles underneath - has to go ...
'02 Land Rover Disco II shifter problem3/28/2011
  Q: My '02 disco recently developed a problem where the shifter would not fully engage in the "P" (park) ...
  A: could be the brake pedal switch, the park/neutral switch or a circlip within the shifter console. ...
belt guard3/27/2011
  Q: I have a 1999 1.8l petrol land rover freelander. I am getting snow and mud in my belts. Is there a ...
  A: hmmm...snow on the belts. Have you considered making a full under-engine barrier? I don't think LR ...
Boot and driver's side glass and left side glass not opening.3/25/2011
  Q: I have a Freelander,Land rover,honestly,everything in the car is still working well,because i always ...
  A: the tailgate window and door windows often fail to operate, a common problem with most LR's ...
2003 Disco II brake lights stay on3/24/2011
  Q: I just noticed that my brake lights are on every time i put on my headlights. If the headlights are ...
  A: usually its the brake switch but sometimes its the battery or alternator. Try cleaning the battery ...
Land Rover Disco 13/23/2011
  Q: I Have a Land Rover Discovery 1 V8 3.9L(Automatic),The problem I have with it, when i am driving ...
  A: Sounds like a sensor problem on both counts. Maybe fuel temp sensor, coolant sensor, or perhaps ...
oil leak3/22/2011
  Q: i have pinpointed it to the top rear of engine and running down to trans. going to change the lower ...
  A: not sure which engine or LR model but here goes... so the major oil leak arose AFTER you changed ...
Should I re-sell.3/22/2011
  Q: just bought a Land rover 2001 model two days ago.Milage done 124,000 km,according to computer ...
  A: I'm sorry to read that you are disappointed in your purchase. It's true though...LR's are very ...
00' LR disco II misfire on cyl 3 -107k miles3/21/2011
  Q: I have owned this vehicle for a week and I washed it like 5 times already. After the fifth time at a ...
  A: my first thought was headgasket failure but your notes say it was replaced before you bought it. ...
V8i flatspot3/21/2011
  Q: Just bought a 1996 Discovery 1 V83.9i. On starting engine revs to about 2000rpm for awhile then ...
  A: it's possible that your TPS is causing the problem BUT there are other possibilities too. For ...
vibrations in steering column3/20/2011
  Q: 1999 Series I Discovery: Driving on freeway, hitting a small bump and suddenly steering column ...
  A: when this first happened to me and my wife, we were travelling on a highway at 100 km/h. It was a ...
Abs,tc,srs ligths on3/20/2011
  Q: I bouth a 1996 Range Rover 4.0 SE the abs ,tc ligth is on, and my rear brakes don't work i've bleed ...
  A: could be master cylinder problem. You are going to need to rely upon a brake specialist to locate ...
1995 land rover discovery lost power after changing starter3/19/2011
  Q:
  A: on the '96, I'd check the plugs again, making sure the gap is set correctly on ALL of them. I'd ...
brake switch3/17/2011
  Q: i have a landrover 98 and the brake lights work properly, trasnmission works fine, and the lever ...
  A: are you having trouble shifting out of the PARK position? Brake pedal switch can cause this problem ...
Brake lights3/17/2011
  Q: I have a 98 Disco. Just replaced the Master cylander. My brake lights wont turn off. I also ...
  A: Ahhh, brake booster is causing the problem. I've not had the problem BUT I read quite a few owners ...
1990 Range Rover classic, gasoline3/15/2011
  Q: Rover misfires (miss?) under load 2500 rpm and up, warmed up. We have had the timing ...
  A: nice Rangie; don't see many of them where I live. Misfire is often associated with either not ...
3 amigos3/11/2011
  Q: "I've searched the web, and have decided that I have the 3 amigos. I'm sure your familiar with the ...
  A: yes, I'm familiar with the '3 amigos', I'm the one who created the name. :) If the problem is ...
Loose Steering3/8/2011
  Q: I have a 1998 LR Discovery. When driving it feels ask if your sliding on ice. When turning right or ...
  A: With Disco lifted, grab hold of front wheel (at positions 9 and 3) and see if there is movement when ...
park does not engage on 02 Disco II3/7/2011
  Q: I just shipped my car to Italy from Hawaii and upon receipt of my vehicle (2.5 weeks of transit) ...
  A: sounds like the gear position switch needs adjustment. You'll probably need to find a LR dealer to ...
1995 land rover wont start3/5/2011
  Q: wont start. i changed the fuel pump i have 37 lbs pressure. changed filter. my doorlock broke ...
  A: how about the starter itself? Crawl under the Disco and carefully check the main lead to the ...
S11 Land Rover Discovery A/C1/6/2011
  Q: flucuating air con fan speed on start up. ie, when cabin hot instead of blasting away the fan speed ...
  A: are we discussing a fault with the AC/Heater 'blower' motor or the cooling/condensor fan? IF it's ...
land rover discovery 19971/4/2011
  Q: the defrost/heating is suddenly not working on my 97 discovery. any ideas?
  A: check the fuses: in driver footwell, main fuse #15; satellite 1 fuse #6 (below main section fuse ...
Rattling, squeaking, clicking noise1/3/2011
  Q: I have a 2001 Land Rover Discovery with about 127,000 miles, I just changed the engine oil, as ...
  A: best way to check is to open hood, position yourself carefully above the engine and listen to your ...
drive train1/2/2011
  Q: I bought a 2001 discovery 2 series 6 months ago and i have had nothing but problems. These ...
  A: was this work done at a certified LR shop, an independent LR shop or a local mechanic? I'd take it ...
Engine Tapping in '04 Discovery1/1/2011
  Q: I own a 2004 Land Rover Discovery SE with 64,000 miles. I purchased the car about two months ago, ...
  A: you'll have to take it to a LR dealer. Sounds like you may have a dropped cylinder liner but the ...
Land Rover 2.5 Front Cylinder engine miss11/16/2010
  Q: My dad is a retired mechanic and trying to repair my sister's 2001 Land Rover 2.5 Freelander. The ...
  A: he should have a workshop manual to help with these repairs. Send me an email and I'll tell you how ...
Disco II 2002 Auto GS11/16/2010
  Q: Please can you give me some pointers, I have a problem with the ABS, Traction control and down hill ...
  A: when you say computer, do you mean the Controller? If so, its possible that it could cause the 3 ...
i need assistance11/14/2010
  Q: i have a 1999 range 4.6hse, just noticed my air conditioner air flow is not selecting after the air ...
  A: could be a compressor problem; could also be ATC ECU error. So many variables to check - best to ...
air suspension11/12/2010
  Q: Why does my 2005 Landrover show suspension fault max speed 30 mph. It bounces up and down like a ...
  A: problems like this are usually caused by connections on the suspension arm, water/salt causing it to ...
Freelander died won't restart. Code P60611/11/2010
  Q: My wife was driving home on the freeway yesterday when the 2005 freelander quit on her. It had half ...
  A: could it be water ingress related? Here's a website that discusses the possibility that water can ...
LR3 warning lights11/9/2010
  Q: I have a 2007 LR3 and there has been several weird things happening. My computer flashes a ...
  A: sounds like it could be the battery or perhaps the problem is caused by: water damage on the ...
1998 discovery brake issue11/8/2010
  Q: I've got a 1998 discovery (the v8 petrol edition) and have a braking issue that is spardic. I've ...
  A: at first I thought of ABS wheel sensors or perhaps even the modulator but usually ABS light would ...
96 RR 50 - 55 mph Violent shake11/3/2010
  Q: When driving down the road if I ease into 50mph a violent shake will happen in the front end and ...
  A: check out the shocks on your RR. I had the same problem with my Disco - it was terrifying when it ...
engine strain when climbing in mountains11/2/2010
  Q: Discovery 2 2000 77000 miles. I drove from SF to Yosemite this last weekend and when on steady ...
  A: it could be oil related: oil pressure sensor fault, strainer pickup fouled, oil filter needs to be ...
'01 Disco Cooling System overheating11/1/2010
  Q: i saw you"I own a 2001 Land Rover Discovery II SE with 68,000 miles. Recently, I have had an odd ...
  A: headgasket failure could cause this problem; blown headgaskets are common with Disco II' - dealers ...
land rover range rover maintenance and repair costs.9/30/2010
  Q: I'm thinking about purchasing a late model range rover sport, possibly a 2004 or 2005 model. What ...
  A: be careful what you wish for... maintaining a LR - especially a Range Rover - is expensive unless ...
1996 Disco9/30/2010
  Q: Today when i got in my truck i heard a loud constant noise similar to the door chime when you stick ...
  A: just a guess -- could be electrical short in ignition switch, park/neutral switch (common problem) ...
land rover discovery 20049/27/2010
  Q: I let my deisel run really low yesterday which i am quite bad for doing,I finally got to the petrol ...
  A: not sure what the problem is. Could be filter problem but your best bet is to have it checked at a ...
fuel filter/pump/crank sensor9/27/2010
  Q: i have a 2000 LR discII V8- 2 days ago it stalled at a sto p sign - cranked over fine but wouldnt ...
  A: you'll have to find an independent LR shop or go to your LR dealer to solve this problem. It could ...
TC & DHM Warning Light9/26/2010
  Q: TC & DHM Warning Light on my freelander td4 2005 keep intermittently going on and off i can not find ...
  A: could be a faulty wheel sensor or its electrical connection; brake light switch (on brake pedal) ...
2004 Range Rover9/25/2010
  Q: i am looking to identify 5 30A fuses in the engine compartment fuse box of a 2004 Range Rover HSE. ...
  A: here's the info: F1: 30A on a V8 ECM, EAT ECU; on a Td6 ECM. F2: 30A on a V8 Variable camshaft ...
Won't start9/24/2010
  Q: 1996 discovery V8 I replaced fuel pump ran fine for 2 days now just turns over won't start. ...
  A: Have you verified if you are getting enough spark? How are the wires and plugs anyway - could there ...
2002 Range Rover hse9/24/2010
  Q: What should the pressure readings be for the air conditioning system. And quantity? Thanks... ...
  A: here's that info: Type CFC free, sealed closed loop Compressor: Relief valve operating pressure ...
flashing m & s on dash9/22/2010
  Q: These codes flash and my disco 2, 2001 seems to change shifting patterns and now won't recognize ...
  A: usually this problem can be attributed to either the park/neutral switch & harness, a gear selector ...
2001 LR Disco II died while driving9/19/2010
  Q: I just purchased last month my first LR Disco II with 88K miles and it has run beautifully so far, ...
  A: there are coolant temperature sensors that send reading to the engine management system to establish ...
warning lights9/17/2010
  Q: i have a 2003 land rover discovery. the srs light periodically comes on and also the antilocking ...
  A: interesting problem. The SRS warning light is indicating either a circuit is open or a short has ...
rear propshaft9/17/2010
  Q: I was reading your response to another guy. I have a problem with the support bearing on the rear ...
  A: You'll have to lock the CDL manually. Go to www.Discoweb.org to see how this is done - photos too, ...
Fuse 15 Failure9/16/2010
  Q: .. My 2001 RR message center is saying Fuse 15 failure. When I try to replace the fuse it ...
  A: if you go to the dealer, expect a minimum of 2 hours labour just to find the fault. If they find it ...
land rover fuel filter9/16/2010
  Q: 8 petrol land rover pls cheers chris
  A: its incorporated within the fuel pump. You can still get to it... Filter - main Remove 1. Disconnect ...
landrover wont start9/15/2010
  Q: I had my rover parked and the battery out for almost 8 months. Just had it serviced and was running ...
  A: sounds like Passive Immobilisier was enabled. If you open the door with key and then turn the ...
Partial power steering loss + back doors/trunk blocked9/14/2010
  Q: My car: RR l322 S/C 4.2 november 2005 has the following problem (which seems to be common, but on ...
  A: I've seen both problems but always separately - not as a combined fault. I think your logic is ...
99 RANGE ROVER 4.6 BOSCH9/14/2010
  Q: WHEN TAKING LONG DRIVES EVERYTHING IS FINE. STOP IN GO IS WHERE THE THE PROBLEMS START. AT THE RED ...
  A: could be two issues here: engine and brakes. Engine: could be engine speed sensor or throttle ...
Fuel pump fuse keeps blowing9/12/2010
  Q: Why does my fuse for fuel pump keep blowing causing loss of power
  A: no sure which make, model or year you are referring to... generally, it could be faulty fuel pump, ...
range rover p389/12/2010
  Q:
  A: smart move - changing out the air suspension to coil springs. As for window and central lock, here ...
Discovery start motor over heating9/10/2010
  Q: I have a 96 v8 discovery, the start motor won't work after I have driven for some time, usually ...
  A: make sure your battery and alternator are functioning correctly, then take a good look at the ...
1997 Range Rover Range rover p38 1997 starting problem9/9/2010
  Q: I have a problem with my Range rover p38 1997. It cannot start, the battery is new, the check ...
  A: could be the starter solenoid relay, found in the engine compartment. "When the Ignition Switch ...
CD Problem on 2008 Range Rover9/8/2010
  Q: I've been having many problems with my Range Rover that I cannot seem to get LandRover Miramar to ...
  A: I suggest you find a radio specialist near your location since your dealer is unable to solve this. ...
98 Range rover coolant boiling/ticking/stalling9/8/2010
  Q: My Range rover keeps overheating even tho my thermostat was replaced. i droove it 300 miles after ...
  A: have this repaired as soon as possible. The most common cause is a blown headgasket (about $2000+). ...
p38 stuck in 2/3rd gear9/7/2010
  Q: I have a 1995 p38 auto diesel RR, that will not change gear.When the gear lever is in p, r and n no ...
  A: the most common problem with this is a faulty gear selector mechanism. Fortunately, a good local ...
Squeking noise9/6/2010
  Q: During a off road session i hit either the diff in front or maybe the bullbar on a discover 1, v8, ...
  A: could be a damaged universal joint bearings when you hit something, sure sounds like a propeller ...
2002 Land Rover Engine Stalls after going about 5 to 10 miles down the road9/5/2010
  Q: My name is Charmagne and my husband is Jack we just purchased a 2002 Land Rover it was running great ...
  A: sorry Mike's not here. This is John. Sounds like a sensor from here...could be fuel temperature ...
crankshaft sensor6/30/2010
  Q: I managed to get off the crankshaft sensor, but having issues plugging in the new one to the engine ...
  A: did you remove the front wheel and plastic splash liner shield to work on the CPS? Here's a web ...
02 Freelander Engine Problems6/29/2010
  Q: On my car with 50k miles. I took the rear head apart and had it resurfaced. I put everything back ...
  A: I don't think it has anything to do with your head resurface but your reassembly of the various ...
Slow Start6/29/2010
  Q: 1997 Land Rover Discovery SD. v8. Usually starts as soon as ignition is turned. Last 5 days it has ...
  A: outside temperature should not affect the ignition - unless your wires are old. Problem has to be ...
Disco 2 gearbox6/28/2010
  Q: I have a late 2004 Discovery 2 Auto (facelift model). The Manual and Sport lights keep illuminating ...
  A: there should be no 'clunk during the first change up' and your 86K is low kilometers for a 6+ year ...
rear door wont open6/27/2010
  Q: we have a 1994 disco 300 seires some of the screws on door latch had threaded door was opening fine ...
  A: the tail door has a green land rover oval that pops off - you can grab the outside latch there. As ...
interior leak looks to be coming from the AC6/27/2010
  Q: Just purchased a 2003 land rover discovery II on Thursday. Today noticed that there was water ...
  A: yes, water ingress is a problem with LR's. It could also be a coolant problem - does it smell like ...
2000 disco6/26/2010
  Q: Hey there. The problem I'm having is over heating and loss of water. I recently replaced the water ...
  A: if you hear water behind your dashboard (firewall?) you have either an air lock problem within your ...
baffled w/ my landrover6/25/2010
  Q: When my landrover is very low on gas, I hear a sort of rattling noise under car when I am going very ...
  A: could there be something loose inside your gas tank? Only way to tell is to empty the tank, remove ...
disco v8i speedometer6/25/2010
  Q: my disco v8i's speedometer goes to zero while running.but when i run vehicle next time it works ...
  A: could be the throttle position sensor TPS. My Disco had the same problem with strange speedometer ...
Land Rover Discovery rear door leak6/24/2010
  Q: my 2000 Land Rover Discovery II leaks at the top of the rear door. It is almost like a bath in the ...
  A: first I would take a closer look at the tail door itself. Is it hanging properly? Does the door ...
2004 Land Rover Discovery S6/23/2010
  Q: recently bought this car from a trusted dealer. Took it to be state inspected at trusted service ...
  A: if you recently bought the Disco, I suggest you try a LR mechanic with at TESTBOOK diagnostic ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery - Theft Mode6/23/2010
  Q: My son drives a 2001 Land Rover Discovery and recently the transmission failed while driving. I ...
  A: it might be the immobiliser but it could be a problem with the ignition, the mechanics did not ...
Land rover defender TD5 deisel (2005)6/22/2010
  Q: My defender has started loosing power. It will idle fine, but when I move off and get up to speeds ...
  A: could it be the fuel pump relay about to fail? Check to make sure its clean and well seated. Perhaps ...
P38 eas problems6/21/2010
  Q: my 1996 range rover P38 will not raise out of crawl mode after i dropped it down. there are no fault ...
  A: Bonjour David, could be a couple of problems: air bags have a leak? Compressor is operational but ...
landrover freelander6/20/2010
  Q: hi there do you know if the freelander as fail safe mode when remote fob not working to allow car ...
  A: I'm not a Freelander owner but I would think that using the key in the door is just the same as when ...
DISCO 2 SRS, ABS, TC, SERVICE ENGINE SOON6/20/2010
  Q: Ok my problen is thath now when i start my disco 2 2001 4.0 v8 the SRS,ABS, and TC lights don´t turn ...
  A: Hola Mario, If the Service Engine Soon light is activated it could mean either an engine component ...
2001 Discovery A/C6/19/2010
  Q: I am living here in the UAE and took my 2001 Land Rover discovery dune bashing in the UAE desert ...
  A: what's a Canuck doing in the deserts of UAE? Anyway...there are a few possibilites here: like you ...
engine noise6/18/2010
  Q: my 2003 disco has always had a noise when accelerating that reminds me of a diesel. However ...
  A: the Techron fuel additive may have helped this time but the underlying problem may become worse. ...
Rang Rover County6/17/2010
  Q: Just wondering where the Plug in for a 1990 Rang Rover County is for the ecu we have a check engine ...
  A: that's kind of early stage OBD and I think you have just a code box found under the passenger seat. ...
Range Rover TD66/17/2010
  Q: Where is the Crank Case Ventilation Valve Located
  A: here's the text from the workshop manual: Crankcase Ventilation The crankcase ventilation system is ...
98 Land Rover overheating6/16/2010
  Q: I have a 1998 Land Rover Discovery I, that I just purchased about 6 months ago with 150K miles on ...
  A: sounds like your radiator. You can take your Disco to any Rad shop that you trust and have them do ...
2005 lr3 Please help5/5/2010
  Q: My wife has a 2005 Land rover lr3 V8. It says on cluster ignition key is in. It is not in. all ...
  A: I'm not too familiar with this problem. Sounds like the ignition key tumbler may be faulty. You ...
defender 1305/4/2010
  Q: My question is regarding the R380 gearbox in a 2001 defender td5 130. At 100000k I needed a complete ...
  A: there is usually some 'break in' noises and sensations but nothing too extreme. It could be just a ...
discovery v8 1999 starting problem5/3/2010
  Q: I have a discovery 1999 v8 petrol gas converted, recently the car didn't start. i tried jump leading ...
  A: sounds like an electrical problem. Was the temp battery fully charged? Did you install the ...
Freelander tailgate window problem5/3/2010
  Q: John Tried your calibration fix for Freelander rear window (2003 TD4)without luck.. My problem is ...
  A: it could be a problem within the window ECU...if the recalibration is executed correctly and ...
land rover5/2/2010
  Q: i was out off roading when i hit a stump in my 94 land rover discovery 200tdi after freeing it from ...
  A: do you mean the drag link bar is bent? I don't know if that would prevent you from making turns ...
1996 Land Rover Discovery wont go in gear5/1/2010
  Q: i got in yesterday and my yard was full of cars so i had to park going down a hill but when i went ...
  A: sounds like you may have a problem with your brake switch. There is a common problem with LR's ...
door locks5/1/2010
  Q: I have a 2003 Disco. The drivers side lock has stopped working with the remote. It will work with ...
  A: chances are your door is not working because the door actuator assembly has seized up. Door ...
Landrover freelander Td43/28/2010
  Q: Don't know if you know much about the freelander but this morning the landy started as usual but got ...
  A: could be related - how good is your battery? For the starter of any vehicle to not release properly ...
00 LR Disco ii will not shift from high3/28/2010
  Q: I have a 2000 LR Disco ii. It drives and works fine in high. However, I cannot move the shifter from ...
  A: I'm not sure about the solenoid, but I do think its a question of cleaning and lubricating the ...
Freelander codes3/27/2010
  Q: I'm getting DTC codes p0171 p0172 p1471 p1453. I was been getting the p0171 p0172 p1471 codes I have ...
  A: too rich then too lean...sounds more like sensor control trouble. Could be the IAT (intake air ...
97 rover rained out3/27/2010
  Q: I left my sun roof open - it rained the inside got wet (alright, I realize that was stupid) next day ...
  A: could be that the rain has shorted some electrical harness somewhere in the steering column. You ...
Radio Code displayed3/26/2010
  Q: 1997 land rover discovery ls I changed the fuse for the radio and it will not work it says COOE ...
  A: you will need to enter the security code to unluck the radio. If you do not know this code, contact ...
door locks3/26/2010
  Q: I'm having problems with front passenger door as well as the tailgate door on my 2001 disco. ...
  A: this is a common problem on both series I and series II Disco's. LR never addressed the problem and ...
99 Discovery II suddenly won't start1/27/2010
  Q: My son has a 99 Land rover discovery II and he was at a service station to gas up. He says he ...
  A: I agee that it could be your security system has immobilized your Disco... here's a website that ...
noise1/26/2010
  Q: I have an 04 Land Rover Discovery SE7 and recently it has been making a lot of noise when I release ...
  A: could it be exhaust related? Take it to a muffler shop or a general garage mechanic that you trust. ...
Engine Immobilisation Control Unit (Spider) (Z2711/25/2010
  Q: We have done everthing Dico Dave suggested including looking behind the glove box replaced the ...
  A: (Bonjour!!) Here's a quote from a fellow LR owner who has repaired this problem : "The spider unit ...
Lug nuts1/25/2010
  Q: what size are the lug nuts on a 2001 landrover discovery and are is there a cover over the nuts to ...
  A: don't remove the cover on the lug nuts - it's there to reduce the chances of seizing inside the ...
none starter1/24/2010
  Q: my disco will not start but the battery says it has loads of charge, there is a new symbol of what ...
  A: I'm not sure what the symbol is but I can tell you that here in N.America, a volt reading of 19.5 on ...
remote contol fitment1/24/2010
  Q: I have landrover discovery 1 original central laocking fitted but i would like to install universal ...
  A: go to the following site and read this thread on central lock replacement (wiring): ...
land rover discovery series 21/23/2010
  Q: during easy on road motoring I have suddenly had both ABS and traction control warning lights come ...
  A: could be a wheel sensor. This has known to be one of many causes for ABS and TC warning light to ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery1/23/2010
  Q: i recently got a 2001 land rover, and the acceleration on it is horrible it take forever to even go ...
  A: definately take the Disco back to where it was repaired if you are still having trouble with it. ...
Discovery TD51/22/2010
  Q: I have adiesel drip from an attachment of some sort at the rear of the cylinder head . It is not ...
  A: could that be the fuel leak-off return line? I'm just not that familiar with diesel engines to ...
locked radio1/21/2010
  Q: John, I have the correct code for the radio, but initially read it wrong and inserted the wrong ...
  A: I've heard that the more wrong attempts you've made requires longer wait times. Other LR owners ...
91 Discovery ignition1/21/2010
  Q: I have a 91 Disco and lately every time i go to start it it it doesnt start it just makes a clicking ...
  A: Are you absolutely sure its not the starter or starter solenoid? Here's a website that shows you ...
99 disco won't crank12/23/2009
  Q: I have a 99 Land Rover Disco with 125,009 miles, About two months ago I had trouble starting , like ...
  A: the codes you gave are O2 sensor and cylinder 1 faults. Check the wires to Cyl 1 just to be sure. ...
find an independent dealer/others12/23/2009
  Q: Please suggest an independent dealer for LR in Co. Springs,CO. Also, my questions is that my LR ...
  A: Merry Christmas to you too! wow ! what a nightmare that must have been having all that lock up on ...
1998 Land Rover Discover LE oil leak12/22/2009
  Q: i have a 98 discovery le. when i make sharp turns it make a grinding noise. when i drive over 50 ...
  A: my first thought was the CV joint (grinding noise on turns); sounds creepy and can leave you ...
03 freelander rear window12/22/2009
  Q: ive got an 03 3 door freelander, have recently changed the battery and now the back window does the ...
  A: some owners have reported that the electrical harnesses needed to be cleaned - some use WD40, others ...
shuddering and rattling in 2003 freelander 2.5 v6 auto12/21/2009
  Q: I hope you can offer some advice on the problem i have:- My recently aquired freelander 2003 2.5 v6 ...
  A: I thought it may be a ball joint - track rod problem. I'm not sure but it could also be the tie rod ...
Automatic Gearbox Fault12/21/2009
  Q: I have a 1999 Discover II and the M & S lights are flashing on the dash while driving. Also, my ...
  A: could be a water ingress problem. Water has been known (by LR and LR owners) to enter the gearbox ...
window regulator cable11/22/2009
  Q: '03 Freelander rear passenger window regulator cable frayed. I purchased cable replacement kit, but ...
  A: Strange that the kit did not come with instructions...must have been from the dealer. :) I recall a ...
Driving with out a prop11/2/2009
  Q: The front prop on my 1996 Land Rover Discovery V8i has broken.The day before it broke it started ...
  A: Not sure of cause - could be CV failure, no fluid, seal broke... as for driving with diff locked ...
RR problem11/1/2009
  Q: I have 04 RR HSE, the message says Air susp inactive, and the button which Up and down don't work, ...
  A: I don't think it is the temperature that caused this problem. Do you see "AIR SUSP.INACTIVE MAX ...
95' Discovery FUSE 1811/1/2009
  Q: i own a 1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9 V8i Neither rear wiper/wash nor mirrors and cruise control ...
  A: Do you have water leakage in the rear compartment? Maybe the tailgate wiring harness has a fault. ...
Transmission Failure Safeguard10/31/2009
  Q: I was driving my 2003 Range Rover and the screen displayed Transmission Failure Safeguard. What does ...
  A: it indicates that a problem has been detected with the electronic transmission. That your battery ...
Engine leaks10/31/2009
  Q: I have a 2003 Land Rover Discovery SE with 89000 miles and we took it in to the Omaha,NE Land Rover ...
  A: I couldn't say if you'd have this problem again in 90,000 miles. I've seen this problem with other ...
T027 Code showing up per mechanic10/30/2009
  Q: My mechanice says the code T027 (or maybe TO27) is showing up for the problem we are having with our ...
  A: I'm not sure what that code is - T027. DTC's are usually are in the format of P#### or similar. GM ...
Ignition coil10/29/2009
  Q: How hard is it to replace the ignition coils. Can I do it from the hood or do I do it from ...
  A: for DII models you'll have to remove the intake manifold & MAF to get to the coils. Some brave ...
Rotor replacement 2002 Discovery9/29/2009
  Q: on this vehicle will we need any special tools or instructions? Thanks Jack
  A: you are referring to the front discs, correct? Here are the steps necessary to remove and refit the ...
Dicovery II running on 4 cylinders9/28/2009
  Q: I was a few miles from home one day when my 2000 Discovery suddenly lost power and was barely able ...
  A: could be a blown seal or headgasket. Maybe exhaust gases were expelled and that's why some ...
head gasget landrover discovery9/28/2009
  Q: hi i own a 300tdi which has started overheating and water doesnt seem to be circulating through the ...
  A: are you certain it is a headgasket problem? Could it be a water pump problem? What about the ...
land rover discovery 200TDI9/27/2009
  Q: Do the rear discs separate from the hubs for replacing?
  A: On your Series I, the rear disc is more complicated to remove - you have to remove the hub assembly ...
2000 RR 4.09/27/2009
  Q: My truck will not restart after running, and shuts of after 5 min idle, and will not restart for ...
  A: are there any fault codes present? Do you see a check engine light? Could be a number of ...
Discovery 95 popping thru intake under load9/26/2009
  Q: My wife has a 95 Discovery 3.9 (obd1) and when driving the distributor vacuum advance fell off. ...
  A: I understand where you are coming from. My wife too loves her '95 and I'm always given that 'look' ...
o3 range rover9/25/2009
  Q: how do i connect a after market horn? where are the horn harnesses located?
  A: here's what I found: HORN Remove 1. Raise RH front of vehicle and support on stand. WARNING: Do ...
EVAP Leak detection pump9/25/2009
  Q: my mechanic is tellme i need to replace leak detection pump, but i spend to many money in repairs, ...
  A: here's what LR repair manual states for Disco II's up to '03: Remove 1. Raise vehicle on lift. 2. ...
engine will not rev9/24/2009
  Q: I have a 2002 freelander 2.6 I just replaced the thermostat housing and water outlet elbow. After ...
  A: could you have a transmission or clutch problem? Have the code(s) read and it should give you a ...
Leaky Fluid9/24/2009
  Q: My Land Rover LR3 is leaking a dark brown fluid from the passenger side, rear lower control arm, at ...
  A: the only sweet fluid I can think of is coolant. You don't mention if you are loosing any coolant so ...
Immobiliser9/23/2009
  Q: I own a Freelander 99 model and my immobilser is giving up what should I do get a new or it the a ...
  A: I don't know a way around this problem. Yes, I'd replace it with a new one as it is too important ...
2003 Range Rover AC Blower9/23/2009
  Q: I just bought a 2003 Range Rover with 50,000 miles on it. Everything has been fine except the other ...
  A: sure sounds like the blower motor. From RAVE: Blower The blower is installed between the air ...
transmission9/21/2009
  Q: I own a 2002 Land Rover Disco. Recently it would not shift out of park. After removing the shift ...
  A: first check the brake pedal switch to make sure its working. Do you have brake lights on when you ...
LR Discovery Oil Leak9/21/2009
  Q: I have a 2002 Land Rover Discovery with 96,000 miles on it. At about 92,000 miles it started ...
  A: LR's are notorious for leaks. Some say they are simply 'marking their territory', but most owners ...
Green "S" light8/30/2009
  Q: What is the Green "S" light used for in the Dash of the D2? Is it like an Overdrive (to save gas) ...
  A: the green "S" light indicates that you are using the "Sport" mode on your gearbox and transmission. ...
range rover repair8/29/2009
  Q: I just got a 02 land rover range rover ,love it ,I think its a classic art, I have a cover gasket ...
  A: I would suggest you take your Rangie to a shop that has worked on Land Rovers (Range Rovers). The ...
changing the spark plug wires and the coils8/29/2009
  Q: Allo John like you can see I own a 2001 Land Rover Disc. II. I getting check enging light and use my ...
  A: Bonjour Jean-François, send me an email and I'll reply with the techsheets you need to do this. ...
engine knock noise8/28/2009
  Q: I bought a 2003 LR Disco II not too long ago. I took it to my friend's shop and did an oil change, ...
  A: could be slipped cylinder liner. Could also be main bearing, piston slap and maybe heat shield is ...
2002 Discovery 2 engine failure replacement8/27/2009
  Q: I need to replace the engine in my 2002 disco II SD (#5 sleeve/piston) It has the underpowered ...
  A: I would suggest you go for the 4.6. Most owners who've done this are satisfied with the effort and ...
high revving8/27/2009
  Q: I have a 1997 Discovery 1 V8i that revs to around 1500-2000 rpm after it has been for a run and ...
  A: try swapping out the idle air control valve (IACV) also known as the stepper motor. When this fails ...
no start8/26/2009
  Q: I have a freelander 2. It can not be start with the warning:low coolant level. Pls help advise what ...
  A: Have you checked the coolant level? If you have the correct level of coolant, it is possible that ...
'04 Discovery Door Locks8/26/2009
  Q: The rear left passenger door and the front passenger door no longer lock or unlock with the key ...
  A: if you are still under warranty - get your Disco to the dealer quick. Door lock problems are a ...
Engine Issues8/25/2009
  Q: I have a 2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II. Shortly after refueling last week my "service engine ...
  A: I had a similar problem with my Disco. I had broke from my tradition of fueling my own vehicle one ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery8/24/2009
  Q: John-I have a 2003 Discovery. Everything was fine until last week. It all started when my Disco ...
  A: could be a blown headgasket, a common problem with LR engines. Best to have a LR mechanic test it ...
freelander sunroof problem8/24/2009
  Q: sunroof jammed but i have closed it but i still have a leak on the drivers side front corner could ...
  A: so long as you are sure the sunroof glass is sealed properly, it sounds like a drain tube. If you ...
redligh of srs airbag8/23/2009
  Q: after a vacation of 10 days we have started our range rover sport and the redlight srs airbag on the ...
  A: you'll have to go to a dealer to have this investigated. It can be one of the following components ...
Air suspension8/22/2009
  Q: When the vehicle gets up to 50mph in the raised normal riding position, there is a rumbling noise at ...
  A: could it be the bushes on the Watts linkage? Do you suspect one of your air springs could have a ...
carbon fouling8/22/2009
  Q: I have read many of your answers and the one regarding carbon fouling is very close to the symptoms ...
  A: tell your husband to hold off on the diesel fuel oil flush. If you had a carbon fouling problem ...
power steering DII SD7 20018/21/2009
  Q: power steering began leaking slowly 1 week ago. Topped off fluid every 3-4 days. Now reservoir ...
  A: it's harder to detect on the series II with the MAF, ACE and A/C in the way. You'll have to ...
Door lock8/21/2009
  Q: On my '02 Freelander HSE, the front passenger door lock no longer locks or unlocks with the key fob ...
  A: it's possible that it could be the front door latch itself. I would suspect this as you mention all ...
1994 landrover disco - battery problems!8/20/2009
  Q: I hope you can help me, I purchased Betty my 1994 LR disco (2.5 TDI) around 2 months ago, knowing ...
  A: it's possible that something is draining the battery. It's also possible that the battery is unable ...
Land Rover Freelader8/19/2009
  Q: How to turn on/turn off warm side mirror?
  A: the exterior mirrors that have heating elements are automatically controlled. According to the ...
door locks8/18/2009
  Q: i have a land rover disco tdi, 1996 i think, ive had probs with the 2 front doors, the passenger ...
  A: this is a common problem for LR doors. Send me an email and I'll respond with some techsheets on ...
02 Disco8/18/2009
  Q: John, I bought my wife a 02 Disco 4.0 SE. I notice a small puddle of coolant on the garage floor. I ...
  A: you can't. At least I've never done it. Its not to complicated to remove the viscous fan... Send ...
starting - fuel pump relay?8/17/2009
  Q: Was running but losing compression Shissing sound. Had blown head gastket rplaced. Now no power to ...
  A: sounds like the fuel pump relay. Send me an email and I'll respond with some techsheets that should ...
range rover 98 warning light8/17/2009
  Q: i have a 4.6 range rover auto 1998,on the dash for the first time the battery light is ...
  A: could be that the alternator, serpentine belt or even the battery are having some problem. It may ...
RRC 88 Antifreeze Leak... Big Leak8/16/2009
  Q: My truck has; a new water pump, new hoses, new radiator, the whole shabang. The problem is that ...
  A: is it possible that you have a blown headgasket? It could be blow back into the coolant system and ...
Range Rover 2002 - L322 headlight wiper8/16/2009
  Q: Can you tell me how to remove the above? Tim
  A: To remove the wiper arm, simply raise the nut cover, remove nut and carefully lift off the wire arm ...
2000 Range Rover 4.6 HSE7/22/2009
  Q: I recently found a 2000 Range Rover 4.6 HSE for sale in the paper for $1800, I go and look at it and ...
  A: could be a good purchase but be warned and aware that LR parts are very, very expensive. The ...
Freelander 2005 2ltr Diesel7/21/2009
  Q: Our freelander developed a power problem. It had an intermitent lack of power, wouldn't go above ...
  A: could be air in the system or a leaking injector. A fellow Freelander owner once wrote about ...
clutch failure7/20/2009
  Q: Refer to my previous question regarding master cylinder failure.All the parts have been replaced ...
  A: my advice is to post this question on www.discoweb.org and see if someone has had this problem ...
discovery electrical problem7/20/2009
  Q: 1998 discovery tdi back window wiper not working all the time only after driving for a short ...
  A: all are common problems with LR's. Rear wiper motor may be at fault and the best way to resolve ...
landrover boot lock7/17/2009
  Q: my boot lock on my discovery 3 has jammed. I can hear it trying to open but will not. Is there any ...
  A: not sure about LR3 - I don't own one. Asked around and not many have had this problem. You'll ...
99 Disco tool kit7/16/2009
  Q: I recently purchased a 99 Discovery SD and am trying to piece together a tool kit. I try to keep a ...
  A: here's what I have in my Disco... Nice ratchet set (about 60 pieces), small wire brush, long-nose ...
Rebuilt engine7/1/2009
  Q: WE ordered a rebuilt engine for our Discovery II SE 2003 but our mechanic has never been able to get ...
  A: I'm not sure how silicon got into the installation process in the first place. Sounds like a lame ...
overheating '96 Disco7/1/2009
  Q: i have a 1996 landrover disc i start it and about 20 min it starts to overheat but if i turn on the ...
  A: could be a blocked radiator. You should have the radiator tested then have the entire cooling ...
Air Conditioner for '98 disco6/30/2009
  Q: Last fall, while repairing the driveshaft on our '98 discovery, my husband noticed that fluid was ...
  A: it could be a number of problems. What you should do is go to a local AC auto shop and have the ...
Flat Battery6/30/2009
  Q: The battery is going flat after a couple of days the man from the AA says there is a leakage from ...
  A: see if the battery can hold a charge. Most car part shops will test your battery and alternator ...
Adding Freon - No. Adding R-134a - YES.6/29/2009
  Q: a/c blowing hot air today, worked fine last week. Can I add freon myself, if so how is it done on ...
  A: by Freon, you actually mean R-134a. Freon is no longer used. You can add R-134a to the low ...
Yes, LR maintenance/repair is overly costly6/29/2009
  Q: Are looking at buying a great 2002 LR Discovery SE. Our friend said his sister had one but they ...
  A: listen to what your friend has to say. Yes, it can be extremely expensive to repair and maintain a ...
ATF leakage from the hose6/28/2009
  Q: Ilive in Nigeria and currently have ATF leakage on my 2002 LR discovery SE(85,454 miles) which has ...
  A: replace the hose. Best practice is the remove the hose and install an new one. I wouldn't bother ...
97 Disco idles very rough6/27/2009
  Q: my 1997 LR Disco 1 when you first turn it on it might idle way to high (anywere between 1500rpm and ...
  A: this sounds like the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) and you could probably do replace this yourself. ...
where is O2 sensor position?6/27/2009
  Q: I have Range Rover 1991 V8 3.9L and Discovery 1996 V8i 3.9L too. But I can't found O2 sensor. Where ...
  A: send me an email and I'll reply with some technical notes to help you out with the 02 sensors. On ...
CV Axel replaced 1996 land rover discovery6/26/2009
  Q: 00 - the seller indicates/recommends the CV axles be replaced - is this a DIY project - I have done ...
  A: careful with what you wish for... If you've done a CV joint before, then this should be about the ...
Gas Gauge down6/25/2009
  Q: This morning, my wife called me after leaving for work, thinking we had been stolen a full tank of ...
  A: sounds like the fuel pump 'sender' unit is not working. If I'm right, there is a float lever that ...
2004 disco II park-neutral problem6/25/2009
  Q: zee4real. how do i fix my landrover disco. 2004 that cannot start if it is in parking but can start ...
  A: I wonder if that's the 'wxyz' safety switch. Here's an explanation that might help: Gear ...
Engine Discovery I suddenly die.6/24/2009
  Q: I have a 1996 Discovery V8i 3.9L. Finally I replace the product with the MSD coil and cable spark ...
  A: You should stay as close as you can to OEM parts. Coil for your Disco is a Bosch Make/type Bosch ...
overheating6/23/2009
  Q: i have a 97 range rover 4.0 se its overheating its not the thermostat it only seems to overheat when ...
  A: codes show you are having massive misfires being detected. Check your wiring and plugs first before ...
eye level brake lamp6/22/2009
  Q: i have a discovery 2 with a rear eye level brake lamp that not working but it's not the bulb that ...
  A: how's the weather over there? Well, I hope. Here's what LR has to say about the high mounted brake ...
Three warning lights6/22/2009
  Q: I hope you can point me in the right direction. I pulled my 2000 Discovery out of the garage today ...
  A: I call them 'the 3 amigos'. The problem is usually linked to the ABS modulator but it could also be ...
ACE whining6/21/2009
  Q: I have recently purchased a series II 1999 Disco. There is a whining noise on cornering and the guy ...
  A: could it be a bearing problem within the anti-roll bar links attached to the axle? What you should ...
Passenger Door Lock - LR Discovery 20016/21/2009
  Q: I just come across a strange problem. My front passenger door lock does not work proper i.e. some ...
  A: actually, many LR owners have problems with their door locks. In your case it could be the CDL that ...
2001 discovery6/11/2009
  Q: Good afternoon, how complex can thefault codes p1590, p1884, p0102 be my truck has been stalling ...
  A: Could be very complex. P1884 code is generated by transmission controller module I believe. Do you ...
installing crank sensor and o2 sensors6/11/2009
  Q: i had my 99 land rover tested this am. because the check engine light is on they said it showed a ...
  A: yes, both are relatively easy to install. Sensor - crankshaft position (CKP) Remove 1. Release ...
Engine over heating5/22/2009
  Q: John,my 2000 Land Rover Discovery 4.0 engine/petrol is over heating. I have replaced the 3-way ...
  A: could have been a blockage that caused hoses to burst BUT I suspect you may have a headgasket ...
1998 land rover 4.0SE5/21/2009
  Q: I do not have a owners manuel on this vehicle....Can you tell me what the dash light means the has ...
  A: so you changed from air suspension to coil springs: could be the self-leveling suspension warning ...
land rover 1997 discovery 1 oil change5/20/2009
  Q: I got a landrover 1997 discovery 1 and I'm changing the oil alone for the first time since I got it. ...
  A: Salut Mark-Antoine, oil change seemed ok but here is what I would have done: remove oil filler ...
demage on car, while servising it5/19/2009
  Q: I took my Frelander model 2000 TDI - to a Land Rover dealership - Constantia Kloof in south Africa, ...
  A: interesting situation. Strange that an unrelated component to the service is no longer functioning. ...
98 disco 1 tapping5/17/2009
  Q: I have a disco 1 that taps at warm up. it is hard to pin point, it is loudest at passenger side ...
  A: Could it be exhaust crack/leak, rockerarm or loose bolt(s) on a pulley? Did you know that sticking ...
grade of oil5/7/2009
  Q: what grade of oil and how many quarts does a 1998 land rover discovery need?
  A: depends on where you live and how you drive. Right now in N.America, 10W30 or 10W40 will do. In ...
98 Disco Transfer Locked5/7/2009
  Q: Have a 98 Disco Series I that the transfer case is locked in high since I bought it. 116k miles. ...
  A: common problem to have CDL shifter lock up if it is not used. You can try using WD-40 from ...
Discovery Electrical Problems5/6/2009
  Q: I have a discovery mark 1/2 (bit of a hybrid)- 1995 3.9 V8i. Recently I have had some rather ...
  A: could be a ground fault problem or corrosion in a wiring harness - both are very common problems ...
1997 Disco tach erratic, battery not holding charge but both have been tested and shown to be ok5/6/2009
  Q: John I've read many of your comments regarding similar situations but none seem to fit my problem ...
  A: sounds to me like your alternator is fried. First clue: tach is out of wack. Just in case, check ...
Range Rover Vogue +/- 19885/5/2009
  Q: please can you help me: Driving an 1988 Range Rover Vogue. Workshop replaced starter 23rd April. ...
  A: Sad. I really feel bad for you and your Rangie. I hope you can get them to repair the damages ...
Dragging Brakes5/4/2009
  Q: My 2000 Disco II has an intermittent problem with dragging rear brakes. The first time it happen I ...
  A: no this is not common to LR. It could be that your calipers are in need of repair or perhaps your ...
oil leak from oil filter5/4/2009
  Q: I have a 2000 TD5. It has an oil leak. It was leaking mildly for a while, then started increasing. ...
  A: interesting problem. At first I thought blown headgasket and thus oil is being blown back. Could ...
Land Rover 00 Discovery4/14/2009
  Q: Im new here and I must say that I really appreciate what you guys do. I just bought a 00 Disco LR ...
  A: what you can try is to insert your key into the driver's door; turn the key to the right and hold it ...
95 discovery loss of power4/13/2009
  Q: What are the point setting for 3.9 v8. Car starts then losses power, RPM drops to 300 then stalls. ...
  A: ignition timing is set by electronic equipment. IF you are working on the distributor, wend me an ...
Starter Sheild Disco 954/13/2009
  Q: i have a 95 Disco, i had the starter replaced and the shop took the heat sheild off and did not tell ...
  A: its there to protect the shield from the intense heat. It can also deflect grit and fluid (to some ...
2001 land rover disco11 purge valve4/12/2009
  Q: will the purge valve cause the check engine light to stay on. change all 4 o2 sensor and the gas ...
  A: what you should do is have the OBDII code(s) read off this Disco. IF you don't have a reader, some ...
Tail Light problem '98 Disco4/12/2009
  Q: 0n my 1998 Disco I several months ago I noticed the tail lights were not coming on when the ...
  A: I had a similiar problem with my Disco - turned out that the RH sidemarker light was shorted out. ...
Transmission morning noise in reverse4/10/2009
  Q: I have a 1999 ROVER 623GSI, with a 16 valve Honda Engine. Last year they put a new or rebuilt Honda ...
  A: Natour, I'm impressed that you got a Honda engine into the RR. My advise is to go to ...
front seat heater4/9/2009
  Q: I have a 2000 DII. The passenger seat will not heat up. Is it a matter of changing out the heating ...
  A: first, you have to determine where the problem is seated ... ouch. Is it a fuse problem, a switch ...
ecu4/9/2009
  Q: is there any way to fit a direct wire to a ecu ive just put a 3.9 in a rangerover and it wont start ...
  A: I'm not sure you can do that, however, someone with more experience with the ECU connections could ...
purge valve4/8/2009
  Q: I would like to start with purge valve. Could you please let me know where it is located and how to ...
  A: ok...send me an email and I'll pass you the techsheet on the purge valve and vacuum can. I cannot ...
Vapour leakage : Discovery 20014/8/2009
  Q: As per your advise, I checked the code for service engine light. My mechanic said there is some ...
  A: it's quite possible that you could do the repair but it depends on which component and how familiar ...
Death shake at 50mph and less4/7/2009
  Q: death shake 50mph replaced shocks,damper,worn outer tie rod, balanced tires,air pressure, alignment. ...
  A: you replaced or tested the 'usual suspects' to this common problem. There are a few 'culprits' out ...
transmission fluid level4/7/2009
  Q: I have a 1999 Land Rover Discovery, and I do not see where to check the transmission fluid level ...
  A: Series I Disco has a dipstick located center rear of engine compartment. Series II Disco you have ...
09 range rover dash removal4/6/2009
  Q: Need step by step instructions on removing a dash from an 09 range rover. Can you tell me where to ...
  A: I don't have those instructions...too new for me and if it was my '09 Rangie, I'd be worried about ...
94 discovery rear windows4/6/2009
  Q: My discovery rear windows are both not working,the centre lock out switch hasn't shorted or fused.I ...
  A: sounds like the window lift ECU, not sure damaged due to corrosion (water leaks) or just bad ...
Steering problem4/5/2009
  Q: John have you ever experienced bad steering shimmy? When driving at between 50 and 100 kph and go ...
  A: you bet I have. Many other LR owners will also tell you the nightmare about those shimmys at high ...
Emission Relay4/5/2009
  Q: I own a Land Rover Discovery 2001. I just want to reset my emission relay. I read it is located in ...
  A: on model Disco series I there was an emissions reminder that you could reset with a paperclip (found ...
Defender Fuel sediment drainage system4/4/2009
  Q: Got a defender 90 SW TD5 , reaching 56 000 km the fuel filter plug separator broked in two parts , ...
  A: yes it is abnormal for this part to fail in the same place. I wonder if there is another cause ...
2004 Range Rover HSE Transmission?4/4/2009
  Q: I have a 2004 Range Rover HSE fully serviced from mile 1 at the Range Rover dealership, I currently ...
  A: this is not normal for '04 RR's with such low mileage. Were there any warning lights? Consider ...
'98 Electrical problems4/3/2009
  Q: I have a 1998 Disco 1, when it rains the parking lights, and sometimes the electric fans come on. I ...
  A: could be corroded harness connections. Take the time to check the light socket connections and fans ...
transmission speed sensors4/2/2009
  Q: I'm having a problem with my land rover discovery II 2000...automatic trans, V8. The transmission ...
  A: Did you see P0500 or P0501 codes as well? I believe VSS is inside the transmission on DII's, ...
code p11794/2/2009
  Q: Hey John, long story short about a month ago check engine light came on in my 1998 range rover. The ...
  A: Your question is quite clear and succinct. Don't think its O2 sensors, P1179 is Air Meter Fuel ...
2003 discovery oil seal leak?4/1/2009
  Q: the driver axel is leaking,how much is a seal,how long is the process?how much?is there special tool ...
  A: Do you mean the front driver side axle oil seal? You'd have to wheel, the brake caliper, the hub ...
tranny lights/weird acceleration4/1/2009
  Q: I see you guys get swamped but trust me, we DO appreciate it!!! I have a 1999 Disco II and it's ...
  A: my best guess is the starter inhibitor/park neutral switch problem that is common with Disco II's. ...
88 Range Rover Ignition Warning Light3/13/2009
  Q: I have an 88 Rover, and it is full of surprise leaks, and cracks. haha anyway. I just had to replace ...
  A: Not owning a classic Rangie, I'd guess it could be something like the failure of the Mass Air Flow ...
alarm remote3/12/2009
  Q: I have a 1998 110 CSW, my remote would not disarm the alarm. The courtesy light came on but the red ...
  A: for my Disco, if the key is inserted into the drivers door, turned to the lock/unlock position and ...
Rear Windows 1997 TDI Disco3/9/2009
  Q: The rear windows (powered) do not work. I've ascertained that power is available at the front ...
  A: sounds like rear windown regulator. Here's something I found that could help: 1) Remove screw ...
Land Rover Discovery Cooling System3/8/2009
  Q: John, I pray to the heavens that you will be able to help me. I'll try to keep it as short as ...
  A: The possible causes are that you have a blockage somewhere, the coolant temp sensor is faulty, ...
Land Rover Disco 3 wiper washer failure3/8/2009
  Q: the front windscreen washer on a 2005 HSE is not working. I am a land rover disco 3 owner. I am a ...
  A: sure sounds like a relay problem. Yes, I there is also a relay in interior footwell. Here is some ...
swivel pin housing oil and large bolt ?3/7/2009
  Q: my name is malcolm ive purchased a 1993 build date disco im not sure what oil to use in the swivel ...
  A: LR dealer will have swivel pin lub and its usually reasonably priced. Stuff is thicker than ...
Disco '02 $3K gasket repair job warranty3/6/2009
  Q: How long should a dealership honor a repair job for a gasket job?
  A: if it were up to me, I'd say at a year (parts and labour). There are local state and provinical ...
Range Rover Classic 2.5 TDi Manual3/6/2009
  Q: Range Rover classic 1989, (in ex con for it's age) I've had it 3 years. It started life as a 4L ...
  A: take the Rangie to a garage and have the tranny fluid replaced. This will remove any doubt about ...
tailgate door3/6/2009
  Q: year 00 diesl.my tail gate door wont open.the window goes up and down from switch inside near dash ...
  A: it could very well be the tail door latch that's seized. Latch problems are common. You'll have to ...
1996 Disco misfiring3/5/2009
  Q: John- I have a 96 disco w/ 175,000 miles, it was re-engined at 90,000 miles when I experienced ...
  A: firstly, I'd replace the plugs and wires to be sure its not as simple as that. Its a low-cost fix ...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Ticking Noise3/4/2009
  Q: I have a 2000 Land Rover Discovry and it is making a ticking noise and it sound as though it is ...
  A: could be a problem with the sticking exhaust valve(s) that is common to Series II Disco's. Deposits ...
2003 Disco codes3/3/2009
  Q: I was recently on a road trip, when about 10 miles after a fill up, suddenly my beloved Disco ...
  A: sounds like the MAF could be faulty but it could be a number of other faults - CKP sensor, or TPS ...
vehicle cant start3/3/2009
  Q: i have denfender td5 2005 model sometimes it start,sometimes does not;when you crank it the ...
  A: could it be the crankshaft position sensor is faulty? Without a clean signal, the PCM is not ...
1996 land rover discovery3/2/2009
  Q: 9 petrol v8 for about eight years with vitually trouble free motoring over 320,000 ks except for the ...
  A: you're so fortunate to have owned a Disco I with so few problems and I hope this one is the only one ...
Rear diff problem3/1/2009
  Q: I have got a 1996 land rover defender 90 300tdi. this morning when i went around a slight corner i ...
  A: ouch! Was there oil in the diff? Replace it and see if you have metal filings. Take a magnet and ...
Locked out - superlocked mode?3/1/2009
  Q: Key won't go into lock completly,remote entry won't work, red light is flashing inside on dash. Back ...
  A: this is a tricky question for lots of reasons... I'd be concerned about the key not going into the ...
Back Wiper2/28/2009
  Q: My back wiper want work. Is the motor bad?
  A: could be the motor, could also be a stripped spline boss or even the wiper switch itself. ...
Misfire & rough running2/28/2009
  Q: I recently purchased my 03 Discovery II. It had a minor stumble during the test drive but I figured ...
  A: I'm not familiar with the electical fault you describe. As for the SAI (Secondary air injection) ...
yet another oil pressure issue ...1/5/2009
  Q: Ok I have read a bazillion questions about oil pressure ... so you can copy and paste the answer lol ...
  A: I'm not surprised by the dealers suggestion. I've heard worse. I had the main bearing fail on my ...
Electrical Problem '99 Disco lights1/4/2009
  Q: I have a 99 Land Rover Discovery 1. My left headlight around a month ago became dim however I never ...
  A: I can tell you that LR electronic problems can be really weird sometimes. A dim headlight may ...
land rover starting issues1/4/2009
  Q: have a 01 land rover discovery when trying to start it will turn over but it's not catching.then it ...
  A: how old are those codes? Could be result of combustion or vacuum problem. Why did you replace the ...
2000 disco 21/3/2009
  Q: service engine light on have to warm up for about 5 min before it will move without coughing and ...
  A: take it to a local garage or Advance Auto parts and ask to have the OBDII code read. Advance Auto ...
Starting problem '02 Freelander1/3/2009
  Q: My 2002 Petrol Freelander HSE has been having problems starting after having been driven for at ...
  A: there are a number of problems that can cause these symptoms, mass air flow sensor, crankshaft ...
land rover disco 96 4 wheel drive1/2/2009
  Q: My land rover has made a ringing high pitch sound coming from the right side front when I begin to ...
  A: could be CV joint. LR mechanic or some experience general mechanics can do this. IF you lock in ...
hi John, there is this H shape light on dash1/2/2009
  Q: hope you can help me, a light is showing up on the left side its an H shape light permanent and ...
  A: It couldd be that your differential lock was activated. In the owner's manual it states: ...
1997 land rover discovery no spark1/1/2009
  Q: I have a 1997 land rover discovery se. I just recently took it to a shop and had the motor replaced. ...
  A: could be the coil pack itself. Can you replace it with the original from your old engine? How ...
Stuck in reverse1/1/2009
  Q: John, I have a 1999 model year, Disco I (or original), production date 5/98. This past summer I ...
  A: sorry for the delay. I have a cold (I too live in the North). Seems like the typical description ...
LR3 Emergency Brake Light12/31/2008
  Q: I am about to take delivery on a 2005 LR3 w/ 35k miles. The dealer I'm buying from has it at an LR ...
  A: not to worry. If the LR dealership has the vehicle and they are doing repairs, especially when ...
95 Disco Tranny oil temp light always on12/31/2008
  Q: Recently my transmission oil temp light came on even when it first starts up and hasn't had a chance ...
  A: do you have a leak? How is the level of fluid? Perhaps its time to replace the transmission fluid? ...
code P0727 engine speedsensor12/2/2008
  Q: the engine speed sensor is the crank sensor or the camshaft sensor i have 96 RR 4.0 se it turn off ...
  A: I'm on the road and away from my office, so I don't have access to my many notes. I suggest you ...
Starting Problems - 2000 Freelander12/1/2008
  Q: I have diesel Freelander - 2000 model - it has become erratic to start - sometimes it will fire up ...
  A: sounds like you have two distinct problems: difficult cold starts and rear window motor (or cable) ...
hazards & horn12/1/2008
  Q: So I just bought a '97 land rover disco and my horn and hazards do not work. When I bought the car ...
  A: it is true that the horn and hazards are an intricate part in security. Check satellite fuse 'C' ...
'03 Disco Brake caliper11/11/2008
  Q: I recently replaced the rear brake pads on my 2003 Disco without any problems. When I went to do ...
  A: loctite is used on the caliper bolts. You'll need a long handled ratchet to apply the right torque. ...
landrover discovery lights11/10/2008
  Q: just bought myself a 1995 300tdi se discovery, got a problem,already, with the lights. When I switch ...
  A: yes, electrical problems are quite common with LR's. In this case, you have an electrical short ...
overfill of engine oil11/10/2008
  Q: a guy borrowed my 1997 disco to tow a digger. he claims that the engine light came on and so he ...
  A: the simple answer is to have the Disco towed to the nearest LR dealership and to have assess the ...
What to check when you wnt to buy a second hand Land Rover Discovery11/9/2008
  Q: I am preparing to buy an second hand Land Rover Discovery TD 5 S 2.5 cm 102kw/139PS construction ...
  A: yes, this is an important question for used LR buyers. Firstly, do you know much about LR ...
brake lights11/9/2008
  Q: I have 3rd brake light but no power to the other brake lights. F1 fuse is not blown and I have ...
  A: perhaps the brake pedal switch is not working completely. There are four pins and wires. Also, ...
2001 4.6 motor overheating11/8/2008
  Q: John, My Range Rover is overheating and spewing water out of the reservoir. My first thought was a ...
  A: obviously your coolant is boiling over. Thermostat could be sealed closed and the remaining coolant ...
disco 3 rear door11/7/2008
  Q: cant open rear door on disco 3- can hear the solenoid actuating but it still wont open - can i get ...
  A: you are the first LR3 owner to complain about rear door problems. If its like the DII and DI ...
Closing window of 5th door( luggage)11/6/2008
  Q: Sir, I have a 1998 2.0 TCI Diesel Freelander. I did some repair work on the damaged cable of the ...
  A: sounds like you need to recalibrate the window position. Here's what I found: Calibration When the ...
'95 Disco serpentine belt11/5/2008
  Q: HOW DO i FIT A FANBELT TO MY DISCOVERY 1995?
  A: first, may I suggest you find yourself a RAVE CD which contains all the workshop info you need to ...
disco will not start11/5/2008
  Q: i have a 2002 landrover discovery series 2. Twice now with no warning the car runs great and then ...
  A: this sounds more like a Body Control Unit (BCU) or Intelligent Driver Module (IDM) problem. Perhaps ...
ODB II question11/4/2008
  Q: I have a 96 Disco and the garage I tool it to cant seem to get their reader(s) to communicate with ...
  A: yes, OBDII connectors on LR's have failed, however, it's rare. On OBDII connectors, pin 16 is the ...
'01 Disco HT leads, rocker cover gasket11/4/2008
  Q: 000 miles. The #2 spark plug wire is bad and ive tried everything to change it even paid my 8 year ...
  A: working with your daughter on your vehicle - that's priceless! Forking over $1800 to a dealer, ...
2003 LR Disco II Brake Lights11/2/2008
  Q: Aug question about 'my left brake light goes out when I hit the brakes... but only when the ...
  A: the problem could be in the brake pedal switch, it could be the engine compartment link (50 amp), it ...
Water pump replacment11/1/2008
  Q: I am replacing the water pump of my discovery 1 /1999. I am having a very hard time detaching the ...
  A: Here's the LR workshop answer: NOTE: Nut securing viscous unit to water pump has a right hand ...
90 RR coolant boiling or leaking?11/1/2008
  Q: i have a 1990 range rover3.9 v8 it seems to use a lot of water (2-3 liters aday).it runs fine then ...
  A: sounds like its either boiling the coolant off or you have a leak somewhere (possibly a headgasket ...
93 discovery 3.5 v810/31/2008
  Q: the idol fluctuates up & dow to the point of stalling in gear new plugs,leads rotor&dizzy cap + ...
  A: sounds like the throttle position sensor (TPS), possibly an oxygen sensor or (not often) idle air ...
'03 Disco Valve cover gasket repair10/31/2008
  Q: I have had an oil leak for a long time on my 2003 Disco II. I have taken it to the dealer many ...
  A: regarding the oil leak and valve covers (aka: rocker covers) the complications depend on which valve ...
Wont shift into 4th gear10/23/2008
  Q: I own a 1996 Land Rover Discovery 1, it will not shift into fourth gear. the car will get up to ...
  A: could it be a CV joint problem? Do you hear any weird noises when you are turning the steering ...
remove front rotor from driveshaft10/15/2008
  Q: Why is it so hard to remove the rotor from the driveshaft on my 2000 disco ? I've removed the screw ...
  A: here's what the workshop manuals states: Propeller shaft - front $%47.15.02 Remove 1. Raise front ...
electriacl fault10/14/2008
  Q: i recently came into a discovery 200 TDI, L reg 93. it had been sitting for 18 months so i was well ...
  A: sounds like a typical electrical problem. Check the brake pedal switch. Could also be park neutral ...
Headlight switch replacement10/13/2008
  Q: John, I have seen a few posts in your site about replacing the headlight / turn signal switch (i ...
  A: I've never done this repair so I am relying on what I've read before. Most owners who've done this ...
'95 disco wiring issue10/13/2008
  Q: I'm going crazy trying to identify a problem with the left hand side lights on a '95 Disco. The ...
  A: I recall reading many years ago something about the rear defrost and that if damaged it would impact ...
driver side door lock10/11/2008
  Q: '97 Land Rover Discovery : Sometimes when I try to open the driver's side door from the outside, the ...
  A: Here is what the LR workshop manual states: ADJUSTMENT-FRONT DOOR LOCK AND HANDLE ASSEMBLY Service ...
1996 Range Rover Rear Doors wont unlock10/11/2008
  Q: 6 HSE rear doors will not unlock, my mechanic seems to think there is a fault with the BeCM and the ...
  A: I had similar trouble with my '95 Disco. The first repair I did was to attempt to adjust the ...
land rover freelander rear differential10/10/2008
  Q: "HI I have 99 LAND ROVER FREEALANDER 2,0l tds DIESEL. I had problem with rear differential. At first ...
  A: could it be the rear driveshaft or vicous coupling? Something beside the diff is causing it to ...
2001 land rover range rover hse 4.610/10/2008
  Q: I was handed a basket case L.R. R.R. 4.6 top end over haul and have found conflicting data On the ...
  A: the owner's manual has a spark plug (HT) lead diagram which shows (from the front of the engine) ...
Coolant leaks10/9/2008
  Q: I have a 1999 4.6 rover and ther is coolant leaking from back top of engine. When I start the car it ...
  A: the first leak sounds like either the feed or return hose of the heater matrix (heater core). They ...
2000 Disco II - heater core10/9/2008
  Q: My 2000 Disco II is pouring coolant into the passenger side of the cab and the mechanic tells me ...
  A: heater matrix has to be changed. In order to do this the dashboard has to be dismantled and is very ...
TD5 missfire @ 1400-2000 Rpm10/8/2008
  Q: the injector wiring harness under the rocker cover and the main engine wiring harness but it still ...
  A: you best bet is to chat with a TD5 owner who should have more experience than I. After all the ...
range rover 4.0 1995 1996 connector?10/8/2008
  Q: i have a 4.0 litre petrol model range rover i have done a top end rebuild and have a 4 pin wire ...
  A: Do you have a RAVE CD? IF so, you could match it up within all the connectors listed in the ETM of ...
"tres amigos"10/7/2008
  Q: I've had "the 3 amigos" for about a cpl of months. i have spent many hours researching this issue ...
  A: Hola Edison! Sorry to read that you have the 3 amigos on board. Typical LR response is to swap out ...
'01 Disco Cooling System overheating10/7/2008
  Q: I own a 2001 Land Rover Discovery II SE with 68,000 miles. Recently, I have had an odd development ...
  A: one of two common problems could be involved here. It could be a failing thermostat and the fix is ...
Freelander stalling/ Dash lights all coming on10/6/2008
  Q: How do I rectify the stalling of my freelander and correct the engine light and hill descent from ...
  A: you should find someone who can read the OBDII codes that are associated with this problem. It ...
98 Disco requires some TLC10/6/2008
  Q: John, 1998 disco 1 4.0l gas. 1) having trouble starting after sitting in the cold and damp. will ...
  A: wow...that's quite a crazy list. 1. Could be starter or solenoid. Need a good 120RPM to turn over ...
Disco '97 V8 not starting10/3/2008
  Q: I can hear the fuel pump buzzing away, theres fuel in the tank, battery is fine. Ive pushed the ...
  A: common problems with difficult starts are EMS sensor faults, old spark plug wires and plugs, ...
1995 Disco - Rocks the house!!!10/1/2008
  Q: it was a land rover 1995 in my previous question about the light
  A: no problem. I too have a '95 Disco. Its a 5 speed manual and (like yours) a real beauty. Not many ...
1995 Land Rover CEL10/1/2008
  Q: I have bought a used LR-discovery but check enginge light on.prior owner says cant get off and ...
  A: I wonder how many LR service managers would drool over a problem like this. Hard to believe a ...
land rover electrical fault,2001 manual diesel8/14/2008
  Q: alarm goes off generally anytime when there has been heavy rain and hazard lights,indicators and ...
  A: could it be the Bonnet (Hood) alarm being triggered? It has a rubber conical cover, is located ...
Brake Master Cylinder8/13/2008
  Q: I replaced the brake master cylinder with a new one. Followed the maula to the letter. I went to ...
  A: you've got air in the system somewhere. How did you bleed the wheels? Furthest point first? RAVE ...
2002 Discovery II8/13/2008
  Q: I have a 2002 Disco 4.0 Bosch engine with 108000 miles on it. I recently had the oil light come on ...
  A: before I suggest you spend more money, I'd bite the bullet and have an experienced LR mechanic ...
00 Disco cold start trouble8/12/2008
  Q: the problem only happened when i go out on a cold morning and try to start it, it will crank but not ...
  A: I would first take a close look at the ignition system: Check battery to make sure it holds a ...
96 Land Rover Discovery SD stuck in park8/12/2008
  Q: I'm having an issue with my Discovery not wanting to come out of park... I can start my engine just ...
  A: clearly the brake switch has to be replaced. Two possible causes of being stuck in park are a ...
97 Disco Ignition Switch8/11/2008
  Q: Have a 97 Disco and its latest trick is that the ignition switch just turns continuously when the ...
  A: If you are in a pinch, I would contact a local locksmith and see what they can do for you. No doubt ...
VEHICLE OBDII COMPLIANCE8/11/2008
  Q: it is quite informative. I have a land rover discovery 2 td5 1999 model. Is this vehicle ...
  A: actually, your Td5 complies with the OBDII standard of diagnostic messages. The Autotap device you ...
96 Discovery8/10/2008
  Q: Read your lulu bogs down and need to know what "TPS" in your answer stands for. My symptoms are ...
  A: TPS - Throttle Position Sensor If you are having irradic engine idles, stalls, the engine revving ...
03 Land Rover Discovery8/8/2008
  Q: MY service engine soon light is on. I thought this was to remind me to have the oil changed (I'm ...
  A: in your '03 manual it states: << If an engine operation or emissions problem is registered by the ...
97 Disco NOT STARTING8/6/2008
  Q: I AWOKE ONE MORNING LAST WEEK AND MY 97 L.R. DISCO. WILL NOT START. THERES NO SOUND NO CLICKING NO ...
  A: yes, its the inertia switch in the engine compartment. It has a unique rubber cap/button. Press ...
Problem with pump on '02 freelander 360° TD48/5/2008
  Q: sorry for the English cause I'm french, I explain the problem : when i turn the key on position ...
  A: Bonjour Kevin, votre Anglais est tres bien. Pardon, notre website est simple, donc tous les ...
2003 landrover brake light issue8/4/2008
  Q: I have a 03 discovery II and my left great brake light goes out when I hit the brakes,,, but only ...
  A: start looking at the wiring harness and bulbholder for corrosion and an electrical short. Also ...
2001 Disco engine whine and gas tank trouble?8/4/2008
  Q: Just bought a used at 127K. It has been running well. Today, the check engine light comes on - not ...
  A: From whom did you buy the Disco? LR dealership? Private sale? Used car lot? The whine sound is ...
'04 Disco 3 amigos disc warning lights8/3/2008
  Q: I am sure you been asked this before ,but my 2004 discovery tc,abs P/brake,h/decent.warninglights ...
  A: many years ago, I dubbed this problem as the 3 amigos. ABS, TC and HDC lights coming on and ...
00' Disco II Chirp and bang8/3/2008
  Q: When my 2000 disco 2 is rolling slowly, it sounds like a bird is chirping in rhythm with my speed. ...
  A: could be a wheel bearing, brake caliper, CV joint, or transfer gearbox. Worth looking into by an ...
Steering Wheel8/2/2008
  Q: Problem: I replaced my horn switches and the wiper switch - I had to pull the steering wheel out - ...
  A: here is what LR instructs: Steering wheel $%57.60.01.30 Remove 1. Remove drivers airbag. +RESTRAINT ...
Land Rover Discovery oil pressure8/1/2008
  Q: I have a 2002 land rover discovery with 110000 miles. Once the motor is warm the oil light comes on. ...
  A: have you considered testing the oil pressure switch? Here some LR info that may help: << Switch - ...
2000 LR disco M/S lights8/1/2008
  Q: My LR disco is now having the same problem that yours had in a prior post. initially it would crank ...
  A: it could be the tranny "A" clutch. It has been said by LR that sometimes problems like this can ...
98 Disco Rear Door Knob7/31/2008
  Q: I have a 98 disco 3 and the back loading door knob won't stay up. The motor for the central locking ...
  A: sounds like the rear door lock actuator will have to be replaced. The weight of the rod link and the ...
2003 land rover discovery7/31/2008
  Q: I have an engine tapping sound in my 2003 discovery. The dealer thinks it is rocker arms and push ...
  A: engine tapping sounds are usually the result of the lifters. The noise often speeds up and slows ...
2005 Range Rover HSE Brakes5/5/2008
  Q: John, quick question. At 33,000 miles, I had front and rear brake pads and sensors replaced with ...
  A: may be you are in need of new shocks. I had this with my older Disco and thought it was the ...
LF door handle broken5/4/2008
  Q: yup, I snapped it pretty much in half when it was cold outside. Now its warmer and I am tired of ...
  A: its very straight forward but space is small so be prepared for knucklebusting and finger pulls... ...
ABS/TC/BRAKE light on5/3/2008
  Q: I have a 2000 disco. Today I found the ABS/TC/BRAKE lights on. The right front tire is covered ...
  A: could be a severe hub seal failure. Hopefully its not an axle fault. Quite possible that same ...
Chirping sounds 02 Disco5/3/2008
  Q: My 2002 disco II has recently started making a chirping sound when I accelerate. I let off the gas ...
  A: sounds like a bearing from one of the pulleys. Could be tensioner belt pulley. Have a local garage ...
96 Rangie - connected wrong batt. cables5/2/2008
  Q: Please help, I have a '96 Range Rover. It wasn't driven much so the battery died out. I took it ...
  A: ouch. You may be in for a world of hurt. Radio has a fuse access from behind. IF fuse turns out ...
'96 range rover-Check Engine light on5/2/2008
  Q: I am considering to purchase a '96 Range Rover with only 37,xxx miles on it. I have inspected the ...
  A: I've never seen an engine react like this to a tank of reg. fuel (89 octane). Its possible that the ...
Discovery II 2003 Drivertrain5/1/2008
  Q: My front shaft broke my mechanic try to fix it,he put it back,the same one is working but It sound ...
  A: all I can do is send you the techsheets on the correct installation of the driveshaft. With this in ...
Land Rover Discovery brake shudder5/1/2008
  Q: I've got a 1995 Series 1 Disco. It has a couple of issues that I'm hoping you can help me with. ...
  A: grinding sound when braking - probably your rotors need changing (brake pads too). Lots of weight ...
freelander fuel pump fault?4/17/2008
  Q: I recently got a freelander in the garage that was not starting changed fuel pump started ok after ...
  A: did you test fuel pump before install? Was it a new pump or salvage? Here's some tech info: Fuel ...
2001 Range Rover Radio4/17/2008
  Q: At first none of the buttons on my 2001 Range Rover radio would work and neither did the buttons on ...
  A: sure sounds the radio is dead. When you reinstalled it, did it prompt you for a security code or ...
Disco II won't crank4/17/2008
  Q: 2001 disco II, water pump went bad so I replaced it. I took it out on a drive to make sure all was ...
  A: sounds like a crank sensor. Could be fuel pump but since you've already worked around the sensor, ...
Brake repair ???LR4/16/2008
  Q: Do you have a copy of the tech manual to replace the brakes? Also, can the pads be replaced w/out ...
  A: yes I do and yes they can. Send me an email with the year and model of LR you own. Its always best ...
1999 Range Rover 4.0 - Head Gasket4/16/2008
  Q: It appears that the head gasket as you stated may need to be replaced. How much on average is a job ...
  A: can start at $2000 and go from there. Rangie is always more expensive. I sent you some ...
2000 disco II abs/tc/hd lights on4/16/2008
  Q: a little over a year ago, the abs/tc/hd lights came on and i had the dealership fix the problem. ...
  A: like the movie saying goes, "They're baaack". This is a really annoying problem for LR owners. ...
Drivers side door lock seems to slip4/15/2008
  Q: I have a very temperamental 1995 Land Rover Discovery 7 seater. It is a veritable wealth of ...
  A: the door lock problem is very common for LR owners. The locks eventually seize up and eventually ...
keys4/15/2008
  Q: how do you change the key from the remote
  A: if you mean replace the key with something different, you'll have to get the dealer to do this. ...
03 Discovery catalytic converter rattles4/15/2008
  Q: The catalytic converter on our 03 Discovery rattles on the frame when the car is in drive. Do you ...
  A: rattling Cat? Not a common problem as far as I know - unless the plates are damaged and have come ...
2001 Range Rover HSE Check Engine Light4/13/2008
  Q: I just bought a 2001 Range Rover 4.6 HSE with 88k miles and I have no previous history on it. ...
  A: yes, its probably your MAF. I've read recently that cleaning can even do more harm than good. One ...
98 landrover discovery4/13/2008
  Q: 98 land rover discovery V8 4.0l Gas / Automatic John, here is the problem. i have just purchased a ...
  A: the window switch problem is very common with LR's. Sometimes its the central switch that needs ...
Cooling system4/13/2008
  Q: I have recently taken my disco in for servicing and have been told that the radiator/cooling system ...
  A: start by going somewhere else for a 2nd opinion. Find an independent radiator shop that can ...
ABS problem4/12/2008
  Q: basically ive been conned into buying a 1996 3.9 V8i LPG discovery with faulty ABS, i was assured ...
  A: Here's some comments I've collected on the subject of ABS sensors: "The sensors are magnets ...
99 range rover overheating / check engine light4/12/2008
  Q: 99 Range Rover 4.0, petro - Truck has overheated a few times. The mechanics couldnt find anything ...
  A: could be headgasket (common problem), radiator, water pump, heater matrix, air blockage... Best of ...
RR 4.6 2000 cylinder issue?4/11/2008
  Q: Need a 2nd opinion. Took 4.6 in for 60k service (55kmiles). Had sat for a while unused then some ...
  A: yes, if you go to a Dealer you will see $$$ in their eyes. They like it when you visit them. $1000 ...
Disco II air suspension problem4/11/2008
  Q: Good Day John, I drive a Disco II and have similar rear air suspension symptoms describes by Mr ...
  A: yes, this is a common problem. If it is not the air compressor, its the airbag ... If you are ...
changing spark plug wires on my 2001 discovery4/1/2008
  Q: i need to change spark plug wires on my 2001 discovery. does not look as simple as my 67 chevy ...
  A: your plugs will be fine (I like Bosch). You're right about the simplicity of spark plug wire ...
tdi overheating4/1/2008
  Q: 1996 disco. tdi, auto. overheats quickly if throttle opened beyond half-way. uses water. no leaks. ...
  A: usual suspects you've mentioned but you forgot about the @&#@#*$#@ coolant temperature sensors. They ...
2000 Disco II Rear Air Suspension3/31/2008
  Q: John, Good morning! I recently purchased a used 2000 Disco II 4.0L V8 with 101K mile on it. ...
  A: sounds like you have a leak one (or both) air spring(s). Could also be height sensor failure. ...
Small Rattle in Front end3/31/2008
  Q: I notice a small rattle in the front end of my LR DISCO II (2002). I check underneath and notice ...
  A: sure hope you've fixed that. Not too common to read about loose shocks so I can only imagine what ...
no central locking or cranking3/31/2008
  Q: I have a '95 Disco (gas, 3.9L) that won't start (i.e. won't crank) and central locking is out. The ...
  A: your probably on the right track concerning the alarm. You'll have to resolve the alarm fault first ...
2000 Land Rover Discovery II3/2/2008
  Q: many times a week when my truck is started and seems to be at idle, no ac or heat on. I get this ...
  A: hard to tell from where I'm sitting. Here is some general information concerning the AC and ...
'96 Disco elec. components not working3/2/2008
  Q: i have 1996 landrover driscovery, im having problems with, brake lights wont come on, night lights, ...
  A: the problems you describe could be related to the central computer module (ECM) of your vehicle. ...
clock bulb1/23/2008
  Q: I have a Discovery SII 1999 and the repair manual states "carefully remove fascia" in order to get ...
  A: I don't have the same manual as you. Mine simply states the following: Clock $%88.15.07 Remove 1. ...
2003 Discovery ABS problem?1/23/2008
  Q: I recently bought an 03 Discovery in June. I live in Mich. and the weather gets bad. When there is ...
  A: nice Disco by the way... I'm not sure if you have braking problems. I live north of you (Quebec) ...
2001 Disc II 112k miles overheats1/23/2008
  Q: I had this problem once b4 and now a gain from different hoses. I have a picture the passensger side ...
  A: overheating can be caused by a number of things; radiator breakdown, thermostat failure, air ...
2001 RANGE ROVER 4.6 HSE1/13/2008
  Q: recently i had gizzling noise coming out of the pulley and my land rover specialists replaced new ...
  A: the problem could be with the pulley installed. Perhaps it is not properly seated or it may be too ...
1999 Range Rover EAS LOUD1/12/2008
  Q: When our EAS system comes on, it vibrates so loudly that it makes the inside of the car sound really ...
  A: sounds like a pressure buildup but I'm not sure. A LR mechanic with EAS experience would give you ...
super locked out1/12/2008
  Q: I just changed the battery in my 01' range rover; and when I reconnected the battery cable the ...
  A: One owner wrote and said "...the main wire that connects right on top of the starter just comes ...
96 disco cruise control1/12/2008
  Q: How do I turn on the cruise control for a 96 disco? Where is the turn on switch? What does it look ...
  A: for my '95 Disco, I have a switch on the dashboard that I must activate. It is in the cluster of ...
02 Freelander - o2 failure + vac hose replacement1/11/2008
  Q: I recently bought a 2002 Land Rover Freelander. I bought the car at 36,000 miles, and it ran great ...
  A: good questions. If you talk to o2 sensor manufacturers, they'll tell you that the sensors should ...
00 Disco - Cannot remove key12/25/2007
  Q: I have a 2000 Disco II. I put the car in park and then I could not remove the key. Additionally ...
  A: interesting problem. Could be park neutral switch, brake switch or the actual ignition key tumbler ...
98 Disco 1 Window "Popping"12/24/2007
  Q: Another question for you...and by the way, thanks for all the help in your threads. My 98 Disco 1 ...
  A: I had this problem with my series I Disco. Turned out that the main rail that holds the window ...
'99 Range Rover 4.0 SE (US Model)12/24/2007
  Q: I purchased a used Range Rover off a mechanic I know back in Nov '07. As I was driving it off the ...
  A: I'm not sure what happened when you bought the Rangie...to me it sounded like a Throttle Position ...
CV JOINT repair12/24/2007
  Q: I've been noticing clicking/clonking noise when accelerating from idle, of when braking to full ...
  A: I had to replace a CV joint a couple of years ago. Dealer charged me $2500. I noticed the problem ...
landrover alarm12/23/2007
  Q: I have a 99 landrover discovery I that I bought used. It only came with a plain key so I went to the ...
  A: clearly there is a problem that the dealer has to address. If you bought a remote from them they ...
Range Rover 2004 Air Suspension Inactive Error.12/23/2007
  Q: I replaced the battery on my Hse 2004, but when I turned it on all lights are on ( ABS, BRAKE, and ...
  A: could be within the security system. Here is a website that has loads of details on this and the ...
98 Disco fog light replacement12/22/2007
  Q: Everywhere I read, it days the fog lights should be replaced by a dealer or independent land rover ...
  A: here is the text from the workshop manual: FOG LAMP - FRONT Service repair no - 86.40.96 Remove 1. ...
87 won't start12/22/2007
  Q: we're looking to buy an 87 range rover but the owner said it won't start unless some ether is ...
  A: if you can't start any vehicle without spraying into the carb, you know there is a problem. If you ...
top end rattle clicking disco 2 v812/21/2007
  Q: Tappet preload keeps on coming up as the possible cause of my top end rattle on my disco series 2 ...
  A: to be honest, this is work I've yet to perform. I've looked around and some have suggested problems ...
01 Disco gas tank gauge reads half tank only12/21/2007
  Q: It seems i can only fill my 2001 discovery up half way, it sould like it fills up but the gauge only ...
  A: sounds like the fuel gauge sender unit has failed. Most likely, if this is the case, you'll have to ...
COOLANT FLUSH RR 1997HSE12/21/2007
  Q: I'm planning on draining/flushing my radiator and engine block. However, I want to make sure when ...
  A: if you are in N.America, you have LH driving and use this as your reference. Its possible that ...
Disco Purchase - 03 to 0412/20/2007
  Q: I am a previous Range Rover owner (many years ago), and I am now interested in purchasing a Disco. ...
  A: so the high cost of repair is no surprise for you. The model year you are considering is a good ...
96 Disco Driver-side seat stuck12/2/2007
  Q: 1996 LR Discovery Gas.....Electric seat switch activates every direction EXCEPT BACK and (naturally) ...
  A: sorry, I don't know of a reset method for the elect.seats. You can try electrical contact cleaner ...
fuel system cutoff switch reset12/1/2007
  Q: how do you reset the inertia fuel shutoff switch on a 98dis land rover
  A: here's the info you requested: Inertia fuel shutoff switch The inertia fuel shutoff switch is a ...
2001 disco pass. front window trouble12/1/2007
  Q: do you have to reset timing of auto window on 2001 discovery pas side front window seems to stop ...
  A: I suspect it is either the switch or motor. A LR technician with a testbook diagnostic unit should ...
mylandrover freelander11/30/2007
  Q: how do i change or even get to my transmission fluid????? idont even know where to check it... do ...
  A: here's the techsheet info: Drain 1. Position vehicle on ramp. WARNING: Observe due care when ...
2001 Disco II speedometer11/30/2007
  Q: my speedometer is acting strange. At any speed it will jump and sometimes it won't even work, it ...
  A: its not rare to have the vehicle speed sensor (VSS) fail. There are water ingress problems that can ...
Landrover freelander front window/sunroof stuck11/29/2007
  Q: i Have a landrover freelander 1.8 2001 model. when i bought the fornt window doesnt work and teh sun ...
  A: from here, I am not certain what component is causing your problem. You could try to swap the ...
95 disco radiator hose11/29/2007
  Q: hi can you tell me the easiest way to put a bottom radiator hose on my 95 disco it is the main pipe ...
  A: if you are replacing the bottom rad hose, the easist way to remove it is with a utility blade. Yes ...
2001 Disco 2 SE7 engine stalls - MAF again?11/29/2007
  Q: Last night, While driving my 2001 SE7 Disco's engine cut off on me three - four times! I felt some ...
  A: its possible that your MAF is failing. I've seen guys install new MAF only to have it fail. P0112 ...
1996 Land Rover Discovery Windows Not Working11/19/2007
  Q: 1996 Land Rover Discovery SD My passenger side window only goes down 2 inches and goes up right ...
  A: common problem for series I Disco's. Usually the switch, motor, window guides, security ECU and ...
Brake calipers 04 Disco11/18/2007
  Q: I am changing my front brake pads on a discovery (2204) and can not renew the calipers to their ...
  A: I don't have the manual for the 2004 (2204? ;) Disco but I do have it for the '03. Should be the ...
2003 Discovery engine knocking noise11/18/2007
  Q: I bought my 2003 discovery about 2 months ago. It has 116k miles and it has a knocking noise which ...
  A: welcome to LR service!! This is what you can expect from LR service when they don't know what to do ...
98 disco woes and troubles11/17/2007
  Q: thats a good scottish name you have there! Just bought a 98 disco LSE 4 liter for $1800 ,one or ...
  A: Moran taing, Duncan. Excellent price for that 98 Disco, by the way. Buy the Haynes Repair manual ...
freelander11/17/2007
  Q: i wander if you could help? i,ve just bought my wife a x reg freelander & after 30 mins driving it ...
  A: could be just a sensor. Could also be valve trouble. Best to have a LR mechanic check it out ...
8/98 LR disco v8 4.0L11/16/2007
  Q: I just purshesed this car and have no history on it, seller tall me that as he think it got ...
  A: could be a blown headgasket. This has been known to be a problem with this vehicle. You should ...
1991 Disco - It just died...11/16/2007
  Q: My very well kept Disco 1 from 1991, just died the other day. I thought I had the wrong gear in when ...
  A: you have to determine if its lacking spark, fuel or compression. You can have a local garage do ...
Freelander 99 Rear Window11/16/2007
  Q: please help me once again. My rear window doesnt seem to open and close when i want it too, and my ...
  A: sounds like the rear window cable and motor is failing. Its a difficult job to repair and for the ...
1997 Land Rover TDi Turbo diesel 4 cylinder11/4/2007
  Q: We're looking at buying a 1997 TDi Landrover 4 cylinder turbo diesel but have never owned a 4x4 ...
  A: the 97 Disco TDi is a somewhat solid vehicle. The engine is good and the security within this 4x4 ...
Discovery Spyder11/3/2007
  Q: I have just dismantled the dash on my 96 300tdi Discovery to fit a bypass loom to the spyder to find ...
  A: according to the RAVE CD, not all Disco I's have the spider. Other 96 DI owners have also reported ...
3.9v8 efi on lpg-misfire,followed by backfire through airbox :(11/3/2007
  Q: I have a problem which im finding difficult to solve.When my engine is warm and under load i.e. up ...
  A: its quite possible that you have an exhaust valve problem. It is common to have carbon deposits ...
01 Freelander ticking engine - recall?11/2/2007
  Q: I recently bought an automatic 2001 Model Freelander. I have been told that a noisy ticking in the ...
  A: Here is a website that has TSB's for Freelanders. You'll find some bulletins concerning engine ...
03 SE7 4.6 dual battery installation11/2/2007
  Q: I have an 03 SE7 4.6, was wondering if it's even possible to carry dual battery setup under the ...
  A: you have at least two options that I know of ... You can purchase a dual battery tray ($175+) and ...
brake clunking/metallic sound 99 Disco11/2/2007
  Q: I have a 99 Disco I that just recently starting making a loud clunking/metalic sound when I step on ...
  A: if you hear the brakes it has to be bad. If could be a loose caliper, badly worn rotors or pads. ...
1.8 freelander engine stalling11/1/2007
  Q: 8 petrol o series - cylinder head blown 2x - just fixed again but when car comes to a halt the ...
  A: just a guess here, but could it be that the wiring to the IAC stepper motor is shorting out? With ...
LR DISCO II ABS/TC/HDC INTERMITTENT PROBLEM11/1/2007
  Q: 1. I have a 1999 lr disco II. The ABS/TC/HDC come on at times, especially when turning. What could ...
  A: 1. It could be that the wheel sensor(s) have an electrical short - check the wiring for damage and ...
1998 discovery engine making ticking sound11/1/2007
  Q: I have a 1998 discover. The engine has been making a ticking sound for the last two months. It ...
  A: here are a three I know of in your area: Rover Club House - contact: Luke 402-A Hardee St. Durham, ...
1999 range rover 4.0 se bosch eng10/16/2007
  Q: my rover temp guage goes hot mostly when going up hill. had dealer replace waterpump. I also changed ...
  A: with all you've done, it could very well be the rad. Costs about $500 to have it rebuilt. Just as ...
Disco II Rear suspension down10/16/2007
  Q: I have a Land Rover Discovery two. More often than not I find my car sitting down. Right above the ...
  A: sounds like a problem within your air suspension - leaking air bags and/or air compressor faults to ...
security system - 1995 Disco won't start10/15/2007
  Q: I am the owner of Landrover discovery 95,I am having problems in the security system,the remote ...
  A: sounds like the alarm system was triggered and is preventing the engine from starting. There is an ...
1998 Disco DRL & Frnt marker lights10/15/2007
  Q: My Disco's day time running lights and front running lights don't work. Checked all fuses and bulbs. ...
  A: problem is usually corroded wires, harness or connectors. Check the bulbholders for elec. shorts. ...
P38 1998 Air suspenssion went down10/15/2007
  Q: How much damage can cause drive with a "hard fault" "Low to 35 MPH". I have to drive around 15 miles ...
  A: not to worry. The warnings are meant to indicate best ride and safety conditions given the fault ...
discovery td5 year 53 automatic10/14/2007
  Q: could you tell me how to confirm my steering box has gone. I have a lot of play on my steering ...
  A: You could try bleeding your steering box (there is a bleeding nipple that works like brake line ...
99 Freelander electric sunroof does not close10/14/2007
  Q: John,one side of my sunroof(T reg 1999 1.8 Freelander)when open fully will not lock back.I can move ...
  A: have you tried a thorough cleaning and lubrication (lithium grease). Here's what the LR techsheet ...
range Rover V810/14/2007
  Q: have changed engine to aoutobox V8 but cannnot get oil to pump in gear box- will not engage gear ...
  A: here's a website that should have answer for you: ...
Main bearing '94 Disco10/13/2007
  Q: On my 94 disco 300 diesel i appear to have a oil leak on the two cap oil seals on number 5 main ...
  A: I took a look at the engine ovehaul manual and it seems you can get to it with the sump off. To be ...
'02 Disco clicking noise on startup10/13/2007
  Q: i have a 2002 range rover 4.6 HSE (last of the old shape)when i start the engine i get a loud ...
  A: could be the in-car air temperature sensor. Here's a note I found: General The heating and ...
'97 4.6 EMS fuse blows / will not start10/13/2007
  Q: I have a 1997 4.6 that will not start. While driving down the road one day it just stopped working. ...
  A: sounds like it could be the Engine Control Module. Do you have a Check Engine Light? Here's some ...
RR Door will not unlock10/12/2007
  Q: I am still working on that 99 rover RR door. I am thankful for your comment on the cleaning of the ...
  A: ahhh. I see. SO this is a '99 Range Rover OR is this a '99 Disco and you are having trouble with ...
00 Disco II Tail lights10/12/2007
  Q: My 00 tail lights & stack turn signal lamps will not work. Brake lights work fine. I swapped the ...
  A: check all the tail lights and make sure none of the bulb holders have corroded. I've seen this when ...
Revs stay high for long time when starting10/11/2007
  Q: I have a Disco 97. Everytime I start it even when the motor is hot the revs go up to 2,000 and stay ...
  A: sounds like the throttle position sensor (TPS) or idle air control valve. I read somewhere that on ...
ABS - TC and Hill Decent Lights On10/11/2007
  Q: I have a 2003 Disco II SE7 with the 4.6 Engine. A few months ago the ABS/TC/ Hill Decent lights came ...
  A: it all depends on what component is at fault. Sometimes its the wiring to the ABS sensors, sometime ...
95 Disco gear shift malfunction courtesy beep stays on + key gets stuck9/29/2007
  Q: I have spent days searching the archives for something that sounds similar to my problem. But I ...
  A: could it be just a bad coincidence to have these problems? Courtesy chime could indicate the door ...
Land rover disc 19979/29/2007
  Q: on my recent trip back from ensenada I found that all of a sudden my motor would hesitate and loose ...
  A: for your 97 Disco, sounds like either the heater matrix (core) is blown or maybe a headgasket or ...
Discovery II '99 SES light vs CEL9/28/2007
  Q: Does it have both a "service engine soon" light and a "check engine light"? my mechanic said the ...
  A: NO, you have the SES instead of the CEL dash light. If the SES light comes one (amber) and you do ...
3 land rover discovery lighting questions9/28/2007
  Q: ..I recently bought a 1998 Land Rover Discovery. In the specs for the vehicle, it states that the ...
  A: as a new owner make sure you understand how to operate the rear fog lights: Press (switch) to ...
2003 RANGE ROVER KEY9/28/2007
  Q: I Have a 2003 Vogue 4.4. i only received one key when i purchased the vehicle so i bought 2 from ...
  A: just in case, here is the key initialization listed in the RR workshop manual: Initialisation ...
Disco 2 Issues9/27/2007
  Q: A couple of issues... The M and S light both started blinking at the same rate and the transmission ...
  A: M & S light Here's a TSB on this problem, it could contain the cause and the fix: No: 86/04/03/NAS ...
Transmission Illumination lights 95 Disco9/27/2007
  Q: I have a 1995 Discovery 1 and I have replaced the instrument illuminations fuse many times but this ...
  A: Check fuse 6 for lighter and shifter light. To replace these bulbs, you have to remove the center ...
Disco 2000 Series II9/27/2007
  Q: my wipers have always been noisy, but today (in the middle of a Miami T-storm) they started making ...
  A: ************************************** Hi Mari, if you'd like the techsheet on the wiper linkage, ...
Rear Windows 98 LR Disco9/26/2007
  Q: The rear windows are both stuck. The problem was intermittent and on both windows, if right didn't ...
  A: you could try applying 12 volts to the window motor to raise them if they are stuck OPEN. Use a ...
Disco I Body9/26/2007
  Q: This may a be a goofy question, but are there any modifications you can do to the exterior of the ...
  A: yes there are some mods you can do. You can change the lettering on your hood to match that found ...
01 Discovery Door Locks9/26/2007
  Q: I am on my second Discovery and I have recently ran into a problem with the door locks that I have ...
  A: there are so many reasons why the door locks fail that its really sad. Its possible in your case ...
1999 LAND ROVER DISC II - headgasket or dropped sleeve9/25/2007
  Q: I JUST GOT THIS LAND ROVER FROM A ACTION, IT RAN FOR LITTLE BIT AND THEN IT DIED. NO. 8 CYL WAS FULL ...
  A: sounds like either a badly performed headgasket job or it could be more serious - dropped cylinder ...
Door/ Latch Problem - 95 Disco9/25/2007
  Q: I know most people have had door problems on the disco 95. The driver door only opens when I pull ...
  A: I had that problem on my '95. There are one spring and an assortment of linkage rods and a latch ...
abs ,tc light 99 Disco9/24/2007
  Q: hi i have a 99 4dt freelander whit shuttle valae switch failure do you know how to get repair or ...
  A: here is what I've been told on how to install shuttle valve: Remove ABS Modulator from the vehicle. ...
1993 3.5 disco/transmission problem9/24/2007
  Q: my 1993 discovery 3.5lt auto,when the car has been out of use for a few hours when i drive off it ...
  A: Possible causes could be kickdown cable needs adjustment, governor valve sticking or shift valves ...
1996 disco starter removing heat shield9/24/2007
  Q: Please explain in detail how to remove this I'm not seeing the bolt to loosen Thanks
  A: On my '95 Disco, the bottom (lower) mounting bolt on the starter holds the shield in place. On your ...
Cooler Line Leaks - 96 Disco9/23/2007
  Q: I took it in for an oil change today and they identified the leaks and I'd like to know where I ...
  A: hose leaks are easy to fix for most DIY'ers. I think the pinion seal is a bit more complicated. ...
Radio Code unlock for 1998 Disco I9/23/2007
  Q: My battery died and, of course, the radio requires the code be input in order to work. The owners ...
  A: Your best bet is to contact the local LR dealership and ask them to give you the code. The code for ...
1990 RR - needs repairs - what should i do9/22/2007
  Q: So i got a range rover a 1990 about 3 years ago it was in pretty bad shape didn't even run. I have ...
  A: It will be hard to sell a RR classic that is not running and having possible expenses. Some would ...
LRD2 Td 3 amigos9/22/2007
  Q: hey john- yes, another tres amigos question... so, i just bought a 2002 land rover discovery II, ...
  A: Hola Darren, even with the 3 amigos, you still have a mighty fine 4x4. The '02 diesel is a ...
extended? Warranty Info9/21/2007
  Q: I have a 2000 Land Rover Disco w/100,000 miles on it. It has been somewhat of a nightmare since ...
  A: My experience with extended warranties has me running away from them. I don't trust them at all. ...
Really Squeeky Wheels9/21/2007
  Q: Now I have a question which may pertain to that but I'm not sure. When I turn really slowly on tar ...
  A: -------------------------- Hi Marcus, send me an email and I'll give you some independent LR ...
Freelander engine malfunction9/21/2007
  Q: I have a 2lt year 2000 TD4 ES Diesel Freelander which had problems with the tank pump but is now ...
  A: the only reference I have to P1612 is for LR Disco's: P1612(2)* Solenoid valves power supply relay, ...
2001 Discovery engine shuts off9/20/2007
  Q: John, I have a 2001 Series II with 101K miles. I've had all of the regular scheduled maintenance ...
  A: its quite possible that the crankshaft sensor (CKP). So much so that LR even describes the faults: ...
p38 2.5 deisel bmw engine 1998s reg9/20/2007
  Q: t know if you can advise, my p38 1998 deisel range rover, when driving up the gears only not down, ...
  A: many years ago, I had my Disco into the dealer and they could not diagnose a rough idle and stalls ...
Brake lights stay on!9/20/2007
  Q: How do I get my brake lights to turn off. As soon as I turn the ignition to the on position the ...
  A: could be the brake pedal switch located on the pedal itself. They have been known to fail. ...
1996 dico radio replacement9/19/2007
  Q: I have a dead head unit for this vehicle. Will I run into compatiblilty issues if I put an ...
  A: other Disco owners have told me that it can be a nightmare. I've been lucky to have no troubles ...
Rear door - Disco ?9/19/2007
  Q: My rear door can open and close with ease. However, when I'm driving I can hear sounds coming from ...
  A: rear door - do you mean the tail door? If so, next time you open your tail door, examine the post ...
2000 Disco door/hinge problems9/17/2007
  Q: I have a Land Rover Disc 11 2000 and the back door will not open any more it's not the usually where ...
  A: you'll have to try lifting up the door before you attempt to open it. Sounds like the hinge pin is ...
Oil in Radiator defender 90 tdi9/17/2007
  Q: I have a diesel 90 tdi Land Rover and I observed a lot of oil(engine oil)in the radiator water. ...
  A: If ONLY the coolant is contaminated, AND enging gaskets are ALL ok, I would suspect the radiator. ...
Door Handles on my 1995 Disco9/14/2007
  Q: I was hoping that you can help me. My door handles for both of my front doors do not seem to pull ...
  A: I too have had this problem. Seems the 'hardened' plastic pushrods can become 'soft' with age. (No ...
Range rover ecm over exposed?9/14/2007
  Q: is the ecu unit over exposed in recent models to powerwashing of the engine compartment
  A: To address your question, here's what LR has to say: The ECM is located in the Environmental (E) ...
'99 Disco Blinker failure9/13/2007
  Q: 1999 LR Disco. Replaced the rear brake light bulb. Next day, both blinkers do not work (no light, ...
  A: check the brake light bulbholder to see if its corroded and shorting out. Also, it may be possible ...
'02 Freelander Sunroof9/13/2007
  Q: I have Land Rover Freelander HSE 2002. When opening the sunroof all works out like well oiled ...
  A: sounds like the sunroof is not tracking properly. Could be worn or broken. Best to have LR take a ...
'97 Disco, coolant leak9/13/2007
  Q: I have a leak (fast drip) at the block behind the water pump. I think it is the timing cover. The ...
  A: sounds like the gasket is blown on the water pump. It is not as expensive to repair as, for example, ...
'96 Disco stuttering9/12/2007
  Q: John, i recently bought a '96 disco and immediately noticed a problem while driving for trips over ...
  A: you mentioned you have to wait for the vehicle to "cool off" - is it overheating? It does sound ...
Land Rover Disco II service engine light9/11/2007
  Q: My Rover seems to be working fine but the service engine light came on and was flashing, then ...
  A: yes, there is an emissions reminder but just in case, go to a local autoparts store (like Advance ...
Just bought my first LR Disco 98 - Q's9/10/2007
  Q: So I bought a 98 Discovery. It has 93000 miles on it. Some of the problems that I see, is firstly ...
  A: welcome to the world of LR (some say large repairs). bad joke. Make sure to give your Disco a name ...
LR DISCO SERIES 2I TD5/7 2001- FUEL LEAK9/9/2007
  Q: Have completed 112,000 kms and have diesel dripping from the Diesel Fuel Regulator. Is there a ...
  A: I looked around to see if a kit was available but did not find any. I'm sure you could get 'o' ...
'96 Disco SRS light after heater matrix replaced9/7/2007
  Q: I had to have my heater core replaced today. Not a cheap thing I learned...When I picked up from the ...
  A: more than likely the problem was triggered by the recent repairs BUT you'll have a hard time proving ...
95 LR Discovery fuel pump and other9/4/2007
  Q: I have '95 LR Disco and have recently had the fuel pump replaced after local mechanic indicated lo ...
  A: so nice to chat with a fellow '95 Disco owner. You mention you had the fuel pump changed, did you ...
'99 Disco fuel pump relay location9/3/2007
  Q: ...I can not locate the relay for a 1999 land rover discovery 3.9L, we hav no power reaching the ...
  A: fuel pump relay is behind right hand footwell trim panel. Could be the pump itself. You would have ...
2000 Discovery II stuck in park9/2/2007
  Q: Just got home from my sons football game (car ran fine) - then had to run to the store and it ...
  A: its a common problem and usually attributed to the brake light switch found up under the dash on the ...
P38 engine knock8/30/2007
  Q: My 98 Range Rover has a knocking in the engine that escalates with the throttle. Just spent $700 ...
  A: knocking sounds can be caused by many things: catalytic convertor failure; reluctor ring teeth not ...
03 Discovery SE vibration8/29/2007
  Q: First, I have an 03 Discovery SE, 45,000 miles, just out of warranty. 1) I have noticed a ...
  A: the vibration may be u-joint or front driveshaft related. Suspension shop or LR dealer can verify ...
02 Freelander wind noise and door panel8/28/2007
  Q: I have a 2002 Freelander and everytime I hit the 80 km/hr speed, I get this wind noise like the ...
  A: could the wind be from a misaligned door? You could spray water on the outside of the door and ...
98 Disco AC water leak into footwell8/27/2007
  Q: I have a 98 Disco 4.0 that leaks water into the passenger side floorboard when using the A/C, any ...
  A: could be the AC condensation drain thats plugged and backing up into your footwell. If you go under ...
Disco starter location?8/26/2007
  Q: can you tell me where the starter on a 96 Disco is located? and is there anything online that shows ...
  A: the starter is on the left hand side of your vehicle (as you are facing towards your engine and in ...
'89 Disco spark plug leads diagram needed8/25/2007
  Q: LR Discovery 1989 petrol 3.5ltr carb. I am fitting a new dizzy and the leads have become all mixed ...
  A: send me an email and I'll pass on what I have. This website does not have graphic abilities. ...
ENGINE LIGHT8/24/2007
  Q: I throw off my soda in where i put in parking ,drive neutral ,by accident. and then the soda sink ...
  A: could be unrelated to your soda spill. Stomping on brakes is never good but Check Engine Light ...
Sould I buy a 2000 land rover with 68000 miles8/23/2007
  Q: This car will be my main transportation, is it reliable and do they cost allot to maintain is the ...
  A: these are very good questions about this vehicle. Are 2000 Disco II's reliable - I'd rate it 6 out ...
P0709 Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Intermittent problem8/21/2007
  Q: how do i locate the Transmission Range Sensor in BMW 325i inorder for me to service the sensor,i ...
  A: : I'm not sure where to locate that sensor on a BMW 325i. I would go to the following website for ...
Range Rover 4.0 would not re start , I need to wait 20 minutes+ to re start8/17/2007
  Q: I have a 1999 Range rover 4.0 , The problem I am having is that the car starts & drives and if I ...
  A: this sounds like a temperature sensor problem. It's possible that data from a faulty sensor or ...
03 Disco tire related questions8/16/2007
  Q: My wife needs two front tires for her 03 Disco. I was told that I would have to change all 4 tires, ...
  A: there should be no trouble in purchasing two tires for the front so long as they match the type of ...
97 Land Rover Radio code missing8/15/2007
  Q: I have a 97 Disco and can't get the radio to work.Every time I turn it on it asks for the code. The ...
  A: I suggest you contact LR head office and make the request. Most LR dealers can do this for you too. ...
'97 Disco remote locking problem8/14/2007
  Q: Tried to open my '97 Disco and all locks responded to the remote 'open' button as expected except ...
  A: yes, this is a common problem. As to the cause, it can the lock actuator failing, the latch needing ...
'00 Disco water in the dash and leaks8/13/2007
  Q: I have a discovery II, year 2000. Over the past 6 months or so, I have heard what sounds like ...
  A: 1st problem sounds like the heater matrix within the coolant system has failed. Usual fix is ...
Freelander Fault Codes8/12/2007
  Q: My freelander's check engine light is on. Sometimes engine stops working while the car moving or ...
  A: p1473: Variable inlet manifold motor 2. Short circuit to V Battery P1155: Post-catalyst oxygen ...
rear window and driver seat8/10/2007
  Q: My rear right window is not going up I can hear the motor going up and down is it possible for the ...
  A: yes, it could be that the rear window has lost its track. You'll have to remove the door panel to ...
coolant leak 2003 Land Rover Disco II8/8/2007
  Q: I have a small coolant leak .. turns out to be a head gasket my truck only has 40 thousand and the ...
  A: I've never had much success with quick fix sealants. My worry would be the affect it would have on ...
'04 Disco M & S Flashing Light8/6/2007
  Q: 2004 Discovery. M & S light sometime come on (flashing) while driving, resulting in slow speed. ...
  A: This is a warning that you are in "limp home" mode and that you should have the problem investigated ...
Rear Suspension & ABS/TC/HD warning lights8/5/2007
  Q: I have 2001 LR Disc II. Back in January, my ABS, traction control and hill decent light started ...
  A: ****************** Follow-up **************** Hi Dania, I apologize for responding so late to ...
95 Disco overheats, difficult cold starts8/4/2007
  Q: .I have a 1995 land rover discovery..First Timer..I found it in the newspaper..it was not ...
  A: make sure to test the battery - has to be fully charged and stable. You may want to replace the ...
coolent leak from ? 2003 LR DISCO II8/3/2007
  Q: I own a 2002 Land Rover Discovery II a sensor came on and it kind of staled a little bit for a few ...
  A: advice? Yes, get it fixed right away. Sounds like a hose rupture or perhaps a seal. Get it ...
97 Disco does not start8/1/2007
  Q: Ineed help, I just purchased a 1997 discovery SD ans it ran fine for a week and sunday morning it ...
  A: do you know if it is ignition or fuel feed related? Do your spark plugs work? There are meters to ...
running rough/whining noise7/31/2007
  Q: I have a 2000 disco with 74k and it seems to idles rough and makes a whining noise when it idles ...
  A: the whinning noise may be a bearing from one of the pulleys - perhaps the tensioner pulley. Remove ...
Freelander dashlights not working7/30/2007
  Q: I have a land rover freelander, recently the lights for all the instruments went out, (so at night I ...
  A: I had this problem happen on my LR Discovery. The cause was a shorted out rear brake light ...
'95 electrical problems - alt?7/30/2007
  Q: ..did change both and yesterday on the highway lost the rpm power then battery light came on ...i ...
  A: Bonjour Alain, when your tachometer is no longer functioning, its the alternator. It's quite ...
RR 2000 fan removal7/29/2007
  Q: how do i remove a fan for 2000 range rover
  A: Here's the LR text to remove the fan: Coupling unit - viscous fan Before disconnecting the ...
land rover P387/28/2007
  Q: I have a LR p38. Windows will not open. Water was in the BCM. I dried it out and this worked for a ...
  A: I'm sorry but I cannot find any information about the BeCM board itself. I only have the RAVE CD ...
power seat fuses7/27/2007
  Q: I was wondering where the fuse box for my front seat was located and what size fuse to put in so my ...
  A: since you did not mention which model, I'll assume its a Disco I like mine: right power seat fuse ...
SES Light on 2000 Disco II7/26/2007
  Q: John, I have read through many of the threads on the site about this. I bought my disco, and on the ...
  A: I understand your frustration. I wonder if your state or province has lemon laws that can force the ...
Freelander TD4 hard cold starts7/25/2007
  Q: I have a problem very like the one reported by Brad on 31 March 2006. It starts when cold and the ...
  A: I will try to help but diesel engines are not my forte. Could it be air in the fuel? "Air can ...
95 RR Clasic LWB tone alarm7/23/2007
  Q: My 95 Range Rover Classic has a new quirk that is getting more frequent. After I have driven over ...
  A: have you tried to resync your alarm system? If you are in the UK, refer to your owners manual and ...
2001 Range Rover locked out7/22/2007
  Q: Yesterday I got out of my Range and used the remote key pad to close the truck up (windows, sunroof, ...
  A: not sure what happened here but let's try a few things: Could be a combo of keyfob low battery and ...
P38 auto transmission7/21/2007
  Q: Just bought a p38 4.0l se n reg 1995 v8 petrol front prop shaft is removed (broken) and we put her ...
  A: I had a similar problem with my '95 Disco. Mine would have a low grinding noise when I engaged 1st ...
2003 Disco II (thinking about buying)7/20/2007
  Q: I wanna buy a 2003 Discovery II, but have heard that there is a lot of trouble with Disco's ...
  A: best purchase is a diesel model. Look for water stains in driver and passenger footwell; make sure ...
97 3.9 petrol - no start ; some clicking noise7/20/2007
  Q: Help, My 1997 3.9v8 petrol discovery has packed up..the AA said it was the coil and rotary arm...I ...
  A: sounds more like a starter solenoid problem. Could also be the main HT lead to the starter solenoid ...
range rover 3.9 engine flooding7/19/2007
  Q: wonder if you could help, i have a 1990 3.9 efi with a lpg conversion on it, from cold it starts ...
  A: could it be the coolant temperature sensor? I know that this temp sensor changes the pulse width on ...
Disco 1 Brakes too soft & possible ABS fault7/18/2007
  Q: I have a discovery 1 with braking issues. It has jsut started that when you hit the brakes the pedal ...
  A: could be the Master C. Replacing the fluid and bleeding the line might help if there is air in the ...
95 Disco hard starts7/17/2007
  Q: My rover unexpectedly doesn't start at times. I've had the battery changed and still encounter the ...
  A: I too have a '95 Disco. When I was having trouble like yours, it turned out that the HT lead wire ...
Defender '02 doors won't close7/16/2007
  Q: Doors will not close properly. Slamming is not the go as they simply bounce back open. A gentle ...
  A: I have the same problem with my '95 Disco. I had to remove the door panels and fully clean the ...
re: 1997 Disco Check-Engine codes7/15/2007
  Q: On a recent long distance trip down to Los Angeles from Victoria, BC' - my 4.0 Litre GEMS Disco ...
  A: P1176 is upstream O2 sensor related. MAF is expensive part to swap - especially if you are not ...
gearbox fault 95 RR7/14/2007
  Q: I have a 95 range rover 4.6, driving along, usually when idling along in traffic, auto starts ...
  A: could it be your O2 sensors? I'd hate to think its a gearbox problem. Does not sound like gear ...
Difficult starts in cold weather7/13/2007
  Q: Kia ora anoo John, I would like a second opinion on my LR, in the mornings when it is cold(middle of ...
  A: Kia ora anoo Te Pononga! Difficult starts in cold weather could be a bad temperature sensor. I ...
03 Disco tranny S+M lights flash7/12/2007
  Q: I have a 03 discovery, and everynow and then it wont start, it wont even crank but if I wait a few ...
  A: as you may know (and found in your owner's manual),S + M lights flashing usually indicate electrical ...
2001 Discovery Electric window7/11/2007
  Q: My drivers side electric window went 'plunk' and it sounded as if a bit fell down in the door ...
  A: I can tell you what happened with my Disco and perhaps this can help you: I too had my window drop ...
Discovery 1 : Check engine light7/10/2007
  Q: I have a 97 Disco 1 automatic with Electronic Diesel Control. This has a problem where at slight ...
  A: some owners think its the EGR control solenoid, others think its a load relay. I'd hate to suggest ...
'93 Defender fan belt tension & water pump failure?7/9/2007
  Q: I have a 1993 LR Defender 90 TDI 2.5 Diesel and am not very mechanical but am keej to learn. Is ...
  A: sounds like the water pump you mention may be the cause of your problems with the belt. If the ...
'96 Disco OBDI and leaking power steering7/7/2007
  Q: I have a 1996 Discovery v8 gas engine and was wondering 1. where the OBD unit is located? 2. I ...
  A: 1. Under driver's side dashboard (LH side). 2. Leaks in that area could could the steering box, the ...
ABS brake light7/6/2007
  Q: I have a 1998 Discovery with the ABS light on all the time. I have replaced the pads but not the ...
  A: if you are having trouble with your ABS and the fault light is on, you can ask the good people at ...
1997 landrover discovery7/4/2007
  Q: my car will not start.i have fuel going into the injection bar.have spark but will not start.it when ...
  A: if you smell fuel and your engine is not 'firing', most likely its spark related. It could be your ...
fuel pump and gas tank recall7/3/2007
  Q: I was checking out the sight and saw there was a recall on the 95 land rover could you give me ...
  A: a couple of years ago, LR recalled certain LR vehicles due to a problem with cracks in the fuel ...
noise under load '96 Disco7/2/2007
  Q: when i drive my 96 disco 2.5tdi i get a grumbling rumble when under load when accelerating above ...
  A: it would be nice if you knew where the noise was coming from. One way to do this is to remove the ...
service engine soon '00 Disco7/1/2007
  Q: I have 2000 land rover discovery , a " service engine soon" light came out .I took to a friend , we ...
  A: not much. You have a fully electronic engine management system and all are controlled by sensors ...
Limp home mode engaged '02 Disco6/30/2007
  Q: 2002 V6 gasoline,Freelander. Goes into Rovers classic "Life Saver Mode" or Limp Home Mode, ...
  A: could be a number of things; cam shaft position sensor, fuel pump, O2 sensors, even VSS (vehicle ...
Poly V Belt over the pulley is squeaking6/29/2007
  Q: John, I have a 1993 Range Rover LWB. Put a new 4.0 engine in and can;t stop the squeaking coming ...
  A: could it be tensioner that needs to be replaced? IF its slipping, you can replace the belt (if old) ...
'98 Disco ABS light6/27/2007
  Q: I recently purchased a 1998 Discovery and I love it but shortly after I bought it the "Anti Lock" ...
  A: not a good idea to just remove the ABS light. Its true that some ABS faults are sensor related but ...
landrover 2000 - inertia switch triggered?6/26/2007
  Q: . i just purchased a 2000 land rover discovery.. i had a mechanic come over and change the oil and a ...
  A: kill switch? Maybe you are referring to the inertia switch... An inertia switch, operational only ...
Land rover model6/25/2007
  Q: Kia ora John, I have what my papers say at least is a 1996 ES Land Rover Discovery. Iwent to Britsh ...
  A: Kia ora Te Pononga Tuma'uki! What language is this? It sounds beautiful. I too have a difference ...
Malfunctioning Alarm System6/24/2007
  Q: I have recently purchased a Land Rover Discovery Mark II TD5 Diesel Automatic, year 2002 model. ...
  A: obviously the dealer did not take the time to look further than the battery. If you live in the US, ...
Disco engine ticking/knocking6/22/2007
  Q: I am really glad that I found this website. I need help and advise regarding me beloved 2003 ...
  A: lift off the valve covers and take a look. IF its not a new engine, those valve covers will have a ...
'98 Disco - heat problem6/20/2007
  Q: hey John, I just bought a 1998 Land Rover Discovery and I am having a problem. When I drive it long ...
  A: if its gear shift related, it could be that it needs a linkage adjustment. If its power related, it ...
instrument panel6/19/2007
  Q: The fuse for instrument panel ligth is blow out all times,I have my panel off ,no body find the ...
  A: strange as it sounds, check the bulb holders for your exterior lights. I have seen corroded light ...
2003 Landrover Discovery O2 sensor problems...6/18/2007
  Q: I keep getting a O2 sensor code and engine light. I have spent a ton of money having the dealership ...
  A: sorry to read that you are being yanked around by the dealership. I hope you are being compensated ...
security system disabled6/17/2007
  Q: Have a 1997 LR Discovery and am on vacation in Martha's Vineyard. My son locked himself out of the ...
  A: usually, you can disarm the vehicle by locking the doors with just the key. insert the key into the ...
range rover turn signal6/16/2007
  Q: I have a 95'classic> I started experiencing a problem with the brake/turn signal? when i would press ...
  A: let's hope it's not the Body control unit and something easy. I have seen strange electrical ...
'98 Disco - replace front brake rotors6/15/2007
  Q: Does anyone have some tips or instructions for changing out the front brake rotors on a 1998 model ...
  A: send me an email and I'll reply with the LR techsheets on this. Removeal is not difficult but you ...
Defender a/c condenser fans not working6/14/2007
  Q: on my defender, the a/c condenser fans are not kicking in though i know they work as i have tested ...
  A: the clutch is controlled by a thermostat on the evaporator. I think the fans are likewise ...
'95 Disco overheating6/12/2007
  Q: I own a 95 disco. I have replaced the water-pump, radiator, fan clutch and thermostat. The oil is ...
  A: could you have a problem with your serpentine belt? Is it possible that the belt is worn or ...
exhaust problems on my discovery 26/10/2007
  Q: I hope I can get some help from you. I have a 2000 Land Rover discovery 2 , a computer diagnostic ...
  A: it has been said that driving with faulty O2 sensors could result in catalyst breakdown - but it ...
97 Discovery Won't Shift6/9/2007
  Q: My 1997 LR Discovery won't shift out of park. My anti-lock brake light came on earlier in the day. ...
  A: it could be one of several causes: your brake pedal switch that is faulted; your automatic ...
are transmissions interchangable?6/8/2007
  Q: Is there a manual transmission available that will fit into a 1998 range rover 4.0/4.6 without the ...
  A: I took a look for a manual transmission for your 98 Rangie and could not find a salvage yard that ...
2001 POWER STEERING PUMP installation6/7/2007
  Q: I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT THE HOW TO TAKE THE POWER STEERING PUMP OFF TO REPAIR ARE PUT A NEW ONE ON. ...
  A: send me an email and I'll reply with a techsheet regarding removeal of the PS pump. Regards, JohnMc ...
Power Steering Pump Problems6/6/2007
  Q: How can you tell if your bearings are bad in your power steering pump. Also my 99 Disco has a ...
  A: to determine if your PS bearings are bad, look for fluid leakage around the pump. Also, remove the ...
Cylinder 6 misfire6/4/2007
  Q: I have a cylinder 6 misfire code and I have replace the plugs and the wires and I still get it. The ...
  A: not sure what model you have: If you have a DII, it could be a coilpack problem. If your Disco is ...
95 Land Rover alternator6/3/2007
  Q: I have a 95 Land Rover Discovery. I had a new alternator put one about two to three years ago and ...
  A: I had similar trouble with my '95 Disco alt. After 3 alts, I decided to rebuild the alt and replace ...
95 Disco auto trans leak5/31/2007
  Q: Our 1995 Disco automatic just burped out about a quart of trans fluid on the garage floor after a ...
  A: could be a hose or line leak. Maybe a certain vibration causes the line leak to 'open up' and leak ...
inertia switch...5/30/2007
  Q: I'm a new range rover owner---a 95 county LWB. I love it. However, so far I've had several ...
  A: it could be a security problem within your Rangie. The Inertia Switch is part of the security ...
discovery TC HDC and front drive only5/28/2007
  Q: i have a land rover discovery and only my front wheels are pulling my traction controll light is on ...
  A: have the codes read to determine what might be causing this problem. I think Advance auto does this ...
97 Disco fan not working - engine overheats5/24/2007
  Q: John, I have a overheating issue. I replaces the thermostat and did not resolve the problem. It ...
  A: could be faulted AC fan. Here's some troubleshooting help from the LR techsheets: ENGINE ...
94 Disco Heater Stopped Working5/23/2007
  Q: I have a 1994 300tdi disco. The heater no longer operates but the vent flaps in the heater box ...
  A: this sounds like the heater matrix has failed. It can happen to older vehicles. The heater matrix ...
service engine soon5/22/2007
  Q: I have a 2000 disco 2, I looked for the little orange box but it was not there, is it a differnt way ...
  A: for your Disco, I think it can be reset by an OBDII reader. Advance auto and Autozone are two part ...
Discovery Series II (facelift)5/21/2007
  Q: McInnis, I have a Td5 manual Series II Discovery. About a year after purchasing the car, it began ...
  A: sounds like you've lost your clutch. I had mine replaced and it cost me about $2500. That rush ...
Radio5/19/2007
  Q: My radio/CD player stopped working. When I turn it on it lights up and diplays the word 'CODE.' ...
  A: what is the model and year of your land rover? Let me know so I can give you further ...
2003 Range Rover Land Rover5/17/2007
  Q: How do I replace the cam sensor and turn off engine light?
  A: ****** Rick, an owner wrote: "There is a small allen head screw holding it into the front of the ...
A/C Blower Not turning on5/16/2007
  Q: My 99 Disco II, (Which has the earlier Disco I Blower), does not get enough power to the blower to ...
  A: I read an interesting article (thread) awhile back about power feed to radio. It was on the ...
2003 Disco II Ignition switch failure5/15/2007
  Q: My sons ignition switch refused to turn and the steering Interlock kept the wheel from turning. The ...
  A: I've never had this problem before. SO...if dealer says the ignition switch has to be ordered from ...
Garage door buttons - LR Homelink5/14/2007
  Q: I have a 1998 land rover discovery and i was wondering how to program the garage door buttons? ...
  A: it's in your owner's manual...look under Land Rover Homelink. If you don't have an owner's manual, ...
auto transmission top up procedure5/13/2007
  Q: i have a disco series 2 v8 which i have just rebuilt spilling about 2 litres of auto transmission ...
  A: here's what the techsheets state: Automatic gearbox WARNING: Avoid excessive skin contact with ...
Trouble starting; stalls when idling5/12/2007
  Q: My 1996 Land rover seems to have trouble starting after I've driven it for a while. I have to wait ...
  A: it could be your alternator. If you are in the US, go to an Advance auto parts store and ask them ...
98 Disco ABS light on, Speed Sensors Bad5/11/2007
  Q: My ABS light is on and the ABS "works" when it's not supposed to preventing me from being able to ...
  A: according to the LR techsheets: For all control functions, the ABS modulator regulates the ...
Cracked subframe5/10/2007
  Q: I have a 1999 Landrover Freelander 3 door soft top. I recently noticed a unusual "cracking" noise ...
  A: it's rare. I've never heard about this problem before with Freelanders. As for rewelding and ...
bottom back door hinge5/9/2007
  Q: what size are the two bolts that go in the door hinge on the inside there side by side but i have ...
  A: I'm not sure what model of Land Rover you have. I would go to the Atlantic British website and ...
Staring problems: after stored for 1 month5/8/2007
  Q: My car has been in storage for a month and did start the first time with no dramas. Now its got a ...
  A: it's possible that the battery was just weak. The battery should recover if you are driving the ...
2001 land rover discovery5/7/2007
  Q: I just bought a lr discovery, and I took it for a test drive for the first time, and it felt like I ...
  A: there could be a number of different reasons. It be sticking exhaust valves, headgasket leak, ...
2003 Disco 2 Piston #2 Misifre5/6/2007
  Q: I was driving the other day and the Service Engine Light came on and the engine was hesitating and ...
  A: could it be related to the injector for cylinder 2...OR... I've seen one wire short out in an entire ...
rear suspension5/5/2007
  Q: can any one help, i have a 2001 TD5 ES, when the disco is at rest the rear of the car loks low, even ...
  A: most likely its an airbag leak. Compressor may suffer if not repaired. I've been told that warm ...
DII won't start5/4/2007
  Q: Hey John... where to start?? I have a 2000 disco 4.0, recently i went to leave work and tried to ...
  A: Hey Grayson, how's it crank'in? :) sorry... Do you know if your DII is in passive mode? I've ...
p38 door problem5/3/2007
  Q: my front passenger side door has just stopped working and it is now locked and i cannot open it, it ...
  A: you have my sympathy. I've never had to do this ... yet. I'm haunted by door latch and pwr window ...
Landrover Disc... 1 Car cut off5/1/2007
  Q: I own a 99 Landrover Disc...1 with 94000 miles, I slammed on brakes at the redlight and my car ...
  A: sounds like the engine ignition cut out. If this is the only incident, I would not be too worried. ...
discovery 2 td54/30/2007
  Q: the tc light will come on occaisionally with a strange noise.also when engine is switched off after ...
  A: the TC problem could be ABS or brake related. That noise you hear may also be the ABS modulator. ...
LR Disco II - difficult start and stalled4/28/2007
  Q: My 01 Dico II would not start this morning the engine would turn over but it would not start. Tried ...
  A: could be a combination of problems; maybe the alternator is at fault or the battery is unable to ...
Suspension 96' Land Rover4/27/2007
  Q: ..I have a 1996 Land Rover Discovery and have noticed the front right sits a few inches lower than ...
  A: sounds like suspension - could be shock or a coil spring. If this is original equipment, it's about ...
no start/water drenched ECU4/25/2007
  Q: i have a 1997 discovery,4.0 with water in the ecu. got a used one from scrapyard but still won't ...
  A: you could try swapping out the EPROMS from your old ECU to the new ECU. Shame your ECU was flooded. ...
FREELANDER STARTING PROBLEMS4/24/2007
  Q: As per. a few others on this site ,I also have had ignition problems on my 1999 Freelander its done ...
  A: could a number of things: starter (including solenoid), fuel pump relay, inertia fuel cut-off ...
ABS on/Brake lights off/stuck in Park4/22/2007
  Q: John, I truly hope you can help. I have a 97 Disco and my ABS light is on, My brake light are not ...
  A: sounds like your brake pedal switch may be faulty. There is a temporary way to by-pass this to get ...
Discovery 2001 strange noise and steering woes4/21/2007
  Q: The other day when I turned the engine off, I had a "Grunt" sound. My steering is a little noisy ...
  A: Not sure about that noise. Could be pressure being expelled or a leaked. How's the engine ...
99 LR D2 coolant smell/ no obvious leaks4/19/2007
  Q: I consistanly smell a coolant leak when my motor is running but see no steam, have no visibile ...
  A: could me from the radiator - micro leaks? Could also be throttle body leaks; O-rings can wear and ...
97 disco died going down the road4/18/2007
  Q: I have a 97 disco, 4.0, gas burner that died while driving 35 mph, just died instantly. I checked ...
  A: did you check for blown fuses? My first thought was coilpack failure. Here's a test that may help ...
1996 discovery chirping sound4/17/2007
  Q: I started hearing a chirping sound on acceleration. The chirping can now be heard if reved. Sounds ...
  A: could be a bearing on one of the pulleys. The first bearing to go on my '95 was on the tensioner ...
ventilation system4/15/2007
  Q: My question is this. When i turn my air conditioning/heater power button off,my display goes out but ...
  A: it would help to know what make model year you have. For series II Disco's you could try the ...
HDC & TC lights stay on - freelander 1.8s 024/14/2007
  Q: these lights stay on despite the fact i have never used the HDC since purchasing 6 months ago. ...
  A: HDC and TC lights are indicating a sensor fault has been detected. The dealer can determine the ...
discovery 96 - injector misfire4/13/2007
  Q: I need some help and advice on what to do with my Disco 96. Suddenly my engine starts to misfire ...
  A: sounds like your first problem was caused by the shorted engine management ecu. You should be able ...
97 Land Rover difficult start in humid conditions4/12/2007
  Q: After a heavy rain the car would not start. Had 1/4 tank gas and battery turning-lights working. ...
  A: could be that the high humidity was causing your ignition to short out. You can correct this by ...
2003 Disco brake light with ABS & TC4/11/2007
  Q: Today on two different occations, my brake, ABS and traction control lights came on during braking. ...
  A: your right. This sequence of lights may indicate brake pad or rotor discs are worn. I've read about ...
98' Discovery electrical problems4/10/2007
  Q: I have just purchased a 98 Land Rover Discovery from a flaky fellow and am trying to figure out what ...
  A: you may want to hold onto that spare engine for parts. Brace yourself when you do go to the ...
98 Discovery Sunroofs4/9/2007
  Q: I just bought a 98 Discover I and neither one of the sunroofs open. I hear a click when I hit the ...
  A: you may have a sunroof controller problem. The sunroof ecu should be under the overhead map pocket. ...
Non-working Odometer4/8/2007
  Q: I have a 99 DISCO series I. Last week the Odometer stopped working (speed and milage indicator). I ...
  A: I read once that it could be a loose connector to the SLABS ecu or the shuttle valve. Remote ...
Rear Wiper Motor Install4/6/2007
  Q: Discovery II '99. Attempting rear wiper motor replacement with aftermarket motor. How do I remove ...
  A: here's what I have on the subject: WIPERS AND WASHERS Motor - wiper - rear screen Remove 1. ...
1995 Range Rover LWB leak4/5/2007
  Q: Can you give me some places to look for a water leak on t he drivers side floor. It gets soaked and ...
  A: yes. Windshield seals is one, framing post is next, then floor welds. Where ever there are ...
3.9 to 4.04/4/2007
  Q: I have a 1995 Discovery with a 3.9 engine. It lost a head gasket, cracked a head. I found a nice 4.0 ...
  A: I posted this question (on your behalf) to another website I use. As soon as I get an answer, I'll ...
2001 Discovery 3 amigos problem4/3/2007
  Q: I see many other owners are also still facing the 3 amigos problems (ABS+TC+downhill ascent lights ...
  A: H., hard to read LR dealers. Some are helpful, some apt and succinct and some are just curt. As ...
2001 Discovery TD5 brake problems4/2/2007
  Q: I have recently purchased a a Disocvery and have a break problem I wondered if you could help me ...
  A: May be a brake caliper problem. Perhaps pistons are seizing. The grinding sound could be pads on ...
1989 Fuel Injection3/31/2007
  Q: My rr has a new fuel pump that works great, and new plugs dist. cap rotor coil supressor ect... I ...
  A: here's a website I use for parts: http://www.car-part.com this part is found on 88 and 89 models. ...
SRS light3/30/2007
  Q: I have a 1998 Freelander XEDI S Wagon when i use the indicators a buzzing sound comes from the colum ...
  A: this sounds like an electrical short. Since it involves the SRS, you should have this problem ...
REAR VIEW MIRROR3/28/2007
  Q: I NEED TO REMOVE THE MOUNT FOR MY REAR VIEW MIRROR THAT IS STUCK TO THE WINDSCREEN.I AM AFRAID TO ...
  A: for Disco Series II, here's what I found: Certain vehicles have an interior rear view mirror that ...
Disco II SE7 possible air suspension leak3/5/2007
  Q: after my rover sits awhile, like overnight, sometimes he looks like he is sitting down in the ...
  A: this is an air suspension problem. It's possible to have someone else do the repair but they should ...
Land Rover 2004 disco ABS/Hand Brake/TC/Hill Decent lights on2/22/2007
  Q: I have a Land Rover 2004 discovery Petrol, recently ABS/TC/Hand brake/Hill decent lights are on in ...
  A: sorry to learn that your '04 Disco has the "3 amigos" problem. ABS, TC and HDC problems are common ...
All Brake lights on - 3 amigos2/21/2007
  Q: I have a 2000 Land Rover Discovery Series 2. Recently the ABS, downhill warning light, and the TC ...
  A: this usually is traced to the ABS modulator, the wheel sensors, seals within the modulator or the ...
'00 Disco II ABS/Trac/Hill Des Lights2/20/2007
  Q: I have a 2000 Discovery II. Recently while driving the traction control light, ABS light, and hill ...
  A: ahhh, the 3 amigos. The cause is difficult to pin down. Could be the ABS modulator, the wheel ...
heater not working2/19/2007
  Q: my heater doesn't work on the discovery it is not the fuses it doesn't work on the fan will it be ...
  A: it sounds like the heater matrix is at fault. If your fan is working but there is no heat, most ...
Discovery Coil Pack replacement2/16/2007
  Q: My 1998 Disco is sparking on tower 5 of the coil pack. There is a large gap on the back side of the ...
  A: that's about right. Here's what LR has to say: Coil - ignition $%18.20.4 Remove 1. Remove upper ...
speedometer VSS problem?2/13/2007
  Q: Two questions. Where is the speed sensor on my 96 disco? What would cause my speedometer to behave ...
  A: 96 speed sensor is located on the transfer gearbox (LT230T) and is held in place by an allen screw. ...
ecu / gear box2/12/2007
  Q: 99 range 4.6hse if i put it in D it will not go any where. its like as if it was in neutral. in ...
  A: here's a technical bulletin I found (thanks Chris L.) that may apply to your Rangie: AFFECTED ...
FREELANDER NO FRONT WHEEL DRIVE2/10/2007
  Q: any ideas thanks
  A: could be your IRD: Two drive shafts transmit drive from the intermediate reduction drive (IRD) to ...
2001 Disco II M & S lights2/8/2007
  Q: My rover recently displayed the "Service engine soon" light. The same day, later, it would not ...
  A: here is a LR technical bulletin I found for you: No: 86/04/03/NAS Ref:Issue: 1 Date: 05/02/03 ...
2002 freelander rear window problems2/7/2007
  Q: my rear door window dosnt roll down defrost dosnt work or wiper when you try to roll window makes a ...
  A: do you think these problems are all related? I don't own a Freelander but that's the first thing I ...
96 disco keys, lights, cruise ctrl & heater2/6/2007
  Q: I lost my keys and had new ones sent from the dealer. They did not work well and I found my ...
  A: Addendum: perform a coolant flush to see if any blockage (air or 'gunk') can be freed up - ...
3.9 for 4.0 engine swap - is it possible?2/4/2007
  Q: I got LR Discovery 1995, 3.9 V8 and also a Disco 96 with 4.0. The question is can I put the 3.9 on ...
  A: I think you'd have trouble doing this. The '96 has a differnent engine management system, unless ...
95 disco2/2/2007
  Q: I just bought a used 95 disco with about 50t miles on the odo. Aside from the knocking sound on the ...
  A: could be fuel related. This vehicle had a fuel tank recall last year, so you may qualify for a new ...
ABS,TC&HILLDESEND LIGHTS ON2/1/2007
  Q: MY DASH LIT UP LIKE A XMAS TREE, ABS NOT WORKING. WENT TO DEALER, NEED ABS MODULATOR (2500, JUST ...
  A: I am glad that you solved this problem without the dealer. I will keep this information and pass it ...
2002 Freelander Electrical Short?1/31/2007
  Q: I have a 2002 Freelander and there is an electrical problem when I try to use the turn signals. The ...
  A: you will have to test out the fuses within your vehicle. Purchase a fuse tester (about $2 or so) ...
98 Disco with multiple problems1/30/2007
  Q: I have three simple questions (hopefully): 1. My right passenger window slipped off track. Please ...
  A: Problem 1: Passenger window off track. You have to determine what has caused the window to go off ...
discovery maintenance1/28/2007
  Q: I changed the spark plugs on my 99 discovery series II and now it won't start. the hazard lights ...
  A: Hola Jesus, how did you change your spark plugs? Did you replace the spark plug wires too? If you ...
brake rotor1/27/2007
  Q: how do you get the rotor off on a land rover discovery II?
  A: here is the text from the LR techsheets : Front Disc: BRAKES REPAIRS Brake disc - front Brake ...
94 Disco 300tdi fuel blockage?1/24/2007
  Q: I'm having problems with my disco its a '94 300tdi commercial. on two separate occasions now the car ...
  A: seems like you don't have enough fuel under load. Could it be something other than a blockage? ...
won't come out of park1/22/2007
  Q: I have a 2002 Landrover Freelander that won't come out of park. Never had a problem with it until ...
  A: it could be an electrical short in some wiring. If you are lucky, you'll find that one of the ...
land rover1/21/2007
  Q: I have a 2000 land rover D. I bought it wrecked but in running condition. It will start and ideal ...
  A: it could be a number of things: Mass Air Flow sensor, the fuel injection system, the various other ...
95 Disco difficult starts - flooding?1/18/2007
  Q: Was running great. now it floods and won't start esp. when it is cold. Acts like it is fixing to ...
  A: ######################### Hi Sarah, thank you for the kind words of appreciation. If you or your ...
99' disco II - possible blown headgasket1/17/2007
  Q: i will try to keep this as short as possible. okay, my 99 disco has 100000 miles on it. about 3 ...
  A: sounds like you have a blown head gasket. It's possible that coolant is leaking in to the ...
Flashing odometer Disco II1/15/2007
  Q: After replaced an alternator the Disco II odometer is flashing, but working fine. I'll try to press ...
  A: check the alt installation. Make sure the serpentine belt is correctly placed. Flashing Odometer ...
1994 Discovery starter removal1/13/2007
  Q: I see you replied about removal of a starter and stated it had 3 bolts. Mine looks like this with ...
  A: your right. There are only 2 bolts actually holding the starter onto the engine. The other bolt I ...
98 discovery ignition coils1/10/2007
  Q: Do you know how to replace them?
  A: send me an email and I'll send you a techsheet to replace your ignition coil. ON my '95 it's so ...
lulu bogs down1/9/2007
  Q: Hey John, My 96 disco starts out fine but after about 30 miles of driving she begins to hesitate ...
  A: when Simba had trouble with the TPS it was a nightmare to fix. The dealership really took me to ...
'98 Disco loss of power on uphills1/8/2007
  Q: I have a Disco 98 and change the packing from the engine, then the car ran good on freeway, but i ...
  A: packing change - do you mean spark plugs and wires? have your engine cylinder's pressure tested. ...
Range Rover 2001 4.01/6/2007
  Q: John, my wife recently purchased the above car which is beautiful. The only fault with the car is ...
  A: sounds like either the window support arm is off-track and hitting the internal door frame or ...
Electrical Trouble On 2004 Range Rover1/5/2007
  Q: I notice at night that the lights on my dash and interior seem to dim in and out(also any interior ...
  A: sounds like an electrical short. Whatever it is, it's slowly draining your battery overnight and ...
94 Disco Sputtering1/4/2007
  Q: John, I hope you can help me. My 94 Disco has started sputtering on take off. Once I get to ...
  A: I've had TPS problems before. They are usually random idles and rev's that bounce all over the ...
1995 Discovery Starter1/3/2007
  Q: I sent to start my disco today and nothing!, i have new battery, new plugs wires, dist cap, plenty ...
  A: yes. Get yourself a very, very long ratchet extension. There are only 3 bolts holding the starter ...
Error code 11581/2/2007
  Q: I just read your response to Vince regarding his Dico. OBDII code 1158 problem. I have 95 RR 4.0SE ...
  A: sometimes this code is triggered when the connection is faulty. Make sure the wire and connector are ...
Discovery Starting Problems1/1/2007
  Q: For the 7 years we've owned our 1997 Discovery we have had an intermittent starting problem which is ...
  A: the problems I've had with starting were associated with the starter itself and the starter ...
2001 Discovery II Cup Holder Repair12/31/2006
  Q: My rear cup holder gets stuck in the center console. It is supposed to pop out when you push on it. ...
  A: I believe it's almost like the console facia holder. That metal spring is in tension against the ...
Spark plugs and wires12/29/2006
  Q: The plugs and wires were due to be replaced at the last normal scheduled service according to the ...
  A: the price is far too high but very real. That's what the dealers usually charge. You're right ...
Backlight for digital clock - 00' Disco II12/28/2006
  Q: The backlight for my digital clock is no longer on. The clock is still working and keeping time, ...
  A: Here's what I found for your clock: 1. Carefully remove clock assembly from fascia. 2. Disconnect ...
Land Rover Disc ll Battery or charging problem12/27/2006
  Q: I'm having some problem with my Discovery 2001, petrol 4.0. My first question my explain my other. ...
  A: you'll have to start searching for this short. It could be within the alarm system ... that ...
Discovery I Alarm12/26/2006
  Q: I have just read that you say you know how to disable the alarm. So do I, that s not a big deal, ...
  A: with an older Disco, I think it's possible to start the engine and run the vehicle without the alarm ...
97 discover brake lights and no start12/24/2006
  Q: A two days someone stop me on the road to tell me that my brake lights were out in the back of my ...
  A: yes...I had something like this with the Disco. Bulb holder shorted out and caused trouble for my ...
freelander electrical short12/23/2006
  Q: occasionally when I turn the ignition the dash lights come on there is a single clic sound and a low ...
  A: a definite short, probably on the solenoid main wire. Strange that the garage did not test this ...
ABS sensor adjustment12/22/2006
  Q: What's the right gap for ABS sensors? What's the main cause (in the swivel pin housing)for gap ...
  A: ********* Follow up ************* Ivan, as far as I can tell, your sensors should be self-seated. ...
2001 Disc II engine starting problem12/21/2006
  Q: The battery in my Discovery went dead today after the hazards were left on too long. Attempts to ...
  A: it could be the starter or starter solenoid. If you only get a click sound with a FULLY CHARGED ...
Brake Bleeding Techniques12/20/2006
  Q: I just purchased my first 2000 LR Disco Series II SD (71,000 miles) - a rookie at best. I am ...
  A: Merry Christmas! I think the general concensus on brake bleeding is to start with the longest lines ...
Overheating Range Rover 4.612/18/2006
  Q: My 2000 range rover 4.6 hse has been overheating and spitting up hot water from the radiator ...
  A: thermostat canister for a RR 4.6 is about $60 at Atlantic British - much higher if bought at ...
heater control lighting12/17/2006
  Q: discovery 1 1998 4litre gas lights out around all heater controls and fan switch . best way to ...
  A: may not be burnt out console lights. Could be a burnt out rear brake light, shorted out bulbholder ...
unable to access ECU vehicle systems12/16/2006
  Q: I have Land Rover Discovery 1995 and i try to read the diagnostic but it's unable to access vehicle ...
  A: it's possible the harness has a fault. In cases like this, it could be one of three things: 1. ...
Discovery ABS remains on after brake work12/15/2006
  Q: I hope you can help. I replaced the front pads in my 94 Disco and the next day my ABS light came on ...
  A: some would consider pulling the ABS fuse as a temporary measure. Satelite 1 fuse 4 for ABS brakes; ...
01 discovery shakes when low on coolant12/14/2006
  Q: My 01 discovery starts to shake when it is low on coolant...Why? It doesn't over heat (but I have ...
  A: If you just bought it, is there hope for a warranty here? You may have a headgasket failure - loss ...
2000 RR Transmission stuck in reverse/ABS Fault/Traction Failure12/13/2006
  Q: First, im am stuck in park, starts up fine, i checked my brake lights, do not come on, i looked at ...
  A: could be the brake switch. It's one of 15 components involved in this scenario: 1 Permanent ...
fuel guage/speedometer/door lock/seat adjust problems12/12/2006
  Q: We recently purchased a 2000 Discovery. These are my problems 1. The gas gauge needle is inaccurate ...
  A: no, they are not all related. The fuel gauge problem is known within LR and it's most likely the ...
Defender '84 faulty alternator12/11/2006
  Q: I have a defender V8 petrol 1984, after having the car serviced the battery was not being charged so ...
  A: it's amazing that your defender was doing so well with a modified alternator repair that you ...
discovery 2002 interior light + horn; possible door ajar?12/10/2006
  Q: "when i lock and unlock my car my horn sounds once telling me something isnt closed, but every ...
  A: could be door sensor switch. Unlike my series one, with the traditional door 'pin' switch, yours is ...
Discovery 1 Overheating12/8/2006
  Q: For 11 months I have been trying to have my overheating problem fixed on my '97 3.9 litre Disco. ...
  A: who is doing the work? Temperature imbalance is a concern as it indicates flow restriction or ...
1995 dicovery transmission replacement12/7/2006
  Q: what is the average cost to replace an automatic transmission on a 1995 discovery SE. All help ...
  A: if you have the tranny replaced at the dealer, it's probably more than the vehicle is worth. I ...
96 disco starting trouble12/6/2006
  Q: need help with a 96 rover disco SD.it started but will not say running even though i pressed the ...
  A: here are possible causes: could be ignition related - no spark, loss of spark (bad wires or plugs), ...
2000 Disco 2 alarm going off on inginition12/6/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 Discovery and lately I tried to turn it on and when I turn the ignition, the car does ...
  A: no, I don't think the cold climate is the cause of this. I live in Québec, Canada and I can speak ...
water leak onto right rear speaker area; power steering leak12/4/2006
  Q: I have a '95 disco, 3.9 gas. I see water leaking down the back panel from the bottom of the top, ...
  A: water ingress has to be door seals. On my '95, I found that same problem. I replaced the door ...
Defender models12/3/2006
  Q: I am quite familiar with the Disco's having one of my parents who own a '94 with many of the ...
  A: not many defender problems or questions come my way. Even though I know more about series I Disco's ...
code p073412/2/2006
  Q: Suddenly while driving the check engine soon light came on. at auto zone this was the code,p0734. ...
  A: Gear 4 Incorrect Ratio BUT before your start looking for a transmission specialist: some owners ...
water leak Freelander rear door seals12/1/2006
  Q: hi i have 2000 freelander witch has bad water leak in back all the head lineing is wet above rear ...
  A: seems this is an known problem and door seals are the cause. Here's a notice I found that explains ...
AC condensation leaking into cab11/30/2006
  Q: Good Morning, I have a 1999 Landrover Freelander and have recently noticed H20 dripping down from ...
  A: the compressor and condensor are both in the front of engine and only the evaporator and air inlet ...
Freelander 1998 XEDI11/29/2006
  Q: On a couple of occasions I have been unable to open the doors via the remote keyfob. I have ...
  A: when you replaced the battery, did you resync the fob to the security system? Your manual states ...
2001 Discovery SE "Service Engine" light11/28/2006
  Q: How do I turn off the "Service the Engine Soon" light?
  A: in your owner's manual you'll note that this warning is associated with the engine management system ...
Range Rover P38 1996 Immobilised11/26/2006
  Q: I am hoping you can assist me. I own a 1996 2.5DSE Range Rover. Approx 4 weeks ago I lost my only ...
  A: What's a Q plate? Sorry - I live on the other side of the pond and we don't have that 'status' ...
Blinking Odometer on Disco II11/25/2006
  Q: I recently had the alternator replaced on my Rover, I drove the Rover for the first time today since ...
  A: could be a 'communication' problem within the BCU. The BCU checks input from security, ignition ...
Freelander TD4 electrical problems; hard starts11/24/2006
  Q: I own a 2003 freelander TD4, that sometimes does not start espacialy after it was driver a couple og ...
  A: Strange that a LR dealer cannot find the trouble - if they are really looking. Difficult starts for ...
2000 Disco2 Head Problems ??11/22/2006
  Q: Recently I have had some issues with a check engine light coming on and it was an O2 Sensor in ...
  A: I use to live in Acton, MA and drove up your way many, many times. It certainly sounds like a ...
Discover II Warning Lights - 3 amigos11/21/2006
  Q: I have 3 warning lights staying on after start. ABS,Hill descent control (HDC) 'failure'. and ...
  A: this is a known problem (to owners, LR may not admit it) for series II Disco's. The problem could ...
Disco not starting after changing Distributor Cap and Rotor11/20/2006
  Q: John- We have the same Dicso, a 95/ 3.9. The check engine light and came on after I had a tune up ...
  A: so you replaced the dist.cap and rotor. Did you have any problems removing the rotor? Here's what ...
2000 disco II misfire11/18/2006
  Q: I have 2000 disco that was misfiring. I had the coil pack replaced and it ran fine for a couple of ...
  A: I would go with magnecor wires: www.magnecor.com high heat resistancy is what you want for your ...
rear windows11/16/2006
  Q: sir .. rear windows some time working some time not , I could not find out when and when, any way ...
  A: here is an excellent website for you to visit. They have a TECH section that fully describes how to ...
fan stays on11/15/2006
  Q: i have 97 land rover discovery 4x4. the fan stays on after i turn off the engine, also the temp gage ...
  A: although rare, it has happened when the temperature sensor has failed. Usually, when it fails, it ...
'98 Disco Electrical Problems due to rain11/15/2006
  Q: Hell, I have a 98 Disco/LE. Well last 3 weeks it rained and for 2 weeks i had my sun roog open, not ...
  A: obviously the electronics, wires, harness etc. are wet and will have to be dried. Unfortunately, ...
Freelander rear door window problem11/14/2006
  Q: i have a 1998 5 door 1.8 xei when i open the rear door the window will not drop down to let the door ...
  A: has to be the door handle switching. Could be corroded wires or an electrical short. Go to ...
98 Land Rover Discovery Engine11/14/2006
  Q: I think I blew my engine, and someone is selling one on Ebay right now for pretty cheap. I have a ...
  A: ########################## Christina, how is the engine problem working out? You mentioned in ...
94 Disco Transmission/Cooling overheating11/13/2006
  Q: Disco 94 3.9 V8I Recently had new water pump installed after car started to overheat--run fine for ...
  A: that 'waterfall' sound you hear may actually be an air blockage in your heater core. The ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery SE711/12/2006
  Q: Underneath the drivers side door there is what seems to be a compressor that recently (tonight) ...
  A: I wonder if it's the ACE valve block that is making this noise? Next time, get down on all fours ...
Discover 2 Front Sunroof Leak11/11/2006
  Q: My 2000 Disco 2 has a bad leak from the front sunroof. It drips out through the ceiling console. ...
  A: front drain tubes are located at either forward (front) corners of your sunroof. There is a tube ...
94 v8i Landrover11/11/2006
  Q: We recently had our valley cover replaced because it was leaking and our mechanic told us that he ...
  A: it is quite possible that the headgasket will eventually need replacing. Very common for older ...
Rear air shocks passanger side11/9/2006
  Q: John, my rear passanger side air shock droped and the dealer said I need a new valve and compressor. ...
  A: if there was a small leak in one of the air shocks (or somewhere else), the compressor would be ...
gear box linkage L 9311/9/2006
  Q: stuck in 2nd gear best way to fix it pls tell 01522 879891or o7738923639
  A: best way could be to drain current gear oil and replace with new synthetic gear oil. If you remove ...
air compressor filter11/8/2006
  Q: How do I change the air compressor filter that airs up the air bags on lr discovery II?
  A: here's the LandRover instructions: Filter - intake - SLS $%64.50.12 Remove 1. Remove LH tail lamp. ...
Will not come out of parking gear11/7/2006
  Q: I have a 2001 Land Rover Discovery II SE, I started my car this morning (it did start with no ...
  A: sounds like your park neutral switch may be at fault. That chime may be the one associated to your ...
Transmission Whine and Wipers11/6/2006
  Q: I just purchased a 2000 Discovery, 4.0L with Automatic. On deceleration in 2nd and 3rd gears ...
  A: sounds like a bearing has worn on the transfer gearbox. Keeping it well lubricated (synthetic oil) ...
desperate now...11/6/2006
  Q: ..i dad got me a land rover discovery 97 for my birthday thougi could never adapt 2 an english car ...
  A: I know all about your vehicle and the tough decisions you'll have to make. Your problem with the ...
Manifold Bolt sequence and Torque settings11/5/2006
  Q: I have a 03' discovery SE7. I replaced my spark plugs and wires, in the process I had to remove the ...
  A: here's the info: TORQUE DESCRIPTION METRIC (IMPERIAL) Spark plugs 20 Nm (15 lbf.ft) Fuel tank ...
Hood Latch not unlatching11/4/2006
  Q: John, I have a '99 Discovery II,4L Gas model. The problem is that I can't open the hood anymore. ...
  A: ***************************** Follow-up: Joe, thanks for the kind words. As for your cable, if ...
97 disco dies while driving in rain11/3/2006
  Q: '97 disco II, gas, 4.0. Bought used with 50K miles. Had CE light and ABS light on when bought in ...
  A: could be your solenoid or solenoid cable that is shorting out. Could also be the park neutral ...
sevice eng light11/3/2006
  Q: i have a 96 disco and the service light will not go off. can you help ?
  A: could be just an emissions reminder. Go to www.discoweb.org and check out the TECH section. In ...
Bad Idling on Discovery11/2/2006
  Q: I'm hoping your expertise can help. I have a 1995 Discovery (automatic, gasoline). Last summer it ...
  A: we have the same Disco...it's a real workhorse! You had better change the distributor cap (crack is ...
abs modulator failure10/31/2006
  Q: was given bad news from dealer re: fault in modulator $1800 part + time. I read here that new diag ...
  A: I'm not aware of any new diagnostic tool for $100, unless you are talking about an OBDII reader. ...
Why my range rover wont shift into reverse?10/31/2006
  Q: I recently bought a '89 range rover and after 2 weeks of having it, it wont go in reverse. It is ...
  A: Sounds like it may be the transfer case (transfer gearbox) or the transmission. Most likely, it's ...
2000 Disco II Hydraulic Lifters?10/30/2006
  Q: In looking to buy a used 2000 Disco II i was informed that one or more of the hydraulic lifters ...
  A: for series II Disco's, it's been known to have trouble with the exhaust valves. If this is case, a ...
2000 Disco II petrol10/30/2006
  Q: I purchased the car in 2003, I started to here a slight tapping sound coming from the engine ...
  A: I once had some tapping noise after filling up at a new service station in our area. Seems the ...
Freelander electrical fault10/29/2006
  Q: I have a 1999 Freelander DI 1997 cc. My rear window, rear demister and rear wiper have all ...
  A: I'm not too sure about this but here goes... I looked at the Heated Rear Window techsheet and found ...
Range Rover P38 air conditioning belt10/29/2006
  Q: How do I remove the air conditioning belt - there has to be an easier way!! I have a 1996 2.5 TDI ...
  A: here's how to remove the drive belt for you AC: COMPRESSOR DRIVE BELT - DIESEL Service repair no - ...
2001 LR Discovery SD - 4.0L V8 OHV 16V FI Engine (Petrol)10/28/2006
  Q: I have an intermittent acceleration surge occurring (like trying to kick into overdrive) between 40 ...
  A: my first thoughts were the sticking exhaust valve problem that seems to plague series II Disco's. ...
harness short 03 Disco10/28/2006
  Q: On my '03 Discovery, the oxygen sensors seemed faulty. found fuse 2 blown. The sensor side of fuse 2 ...
  A: found the connector C0203-14 from engine fuse box to places unknown. Electronic Workshop diagram is ...
Radio And All Audio Sources Skip10/27/2006
  Q: Like you, I love my 99' DISCO. Outside of normal maintenance, I haven't experienced any major ...
  A: do you have a CD changer? I've seen this when the CD changer wiring harness was corroded. I removed ...
2000 Disco - difficult start and rough running when engine is cold10/26/2006
  Q: I tried to send this message this morning, but I think I accidently deleated it, so please forgive ...
  A: hard to say. Could be poor ignition spark, old wires and spark plugs in need of change. Could be ...
Vacuum Low on 95 Disco10/26/2006
  Q: I have a 95 Land rover discovery. The problem began with the truck shutting off when I applied hard ...
  A: nice Disco! Here's some suggestions: Check your vacuum advance, base idle, vacuum leaks, T-Piece, ...
Powerchip, power, MPG, To good to be True?10/25/2006
  Q: I came across a forum and a guy said he installed a Powerchip brand chip in his Discovery I, and was ...
  A: I don't have one in my '95 - no need. As for newer DI or DII, it may give you some additional power ...
95 Rangie gears 1 & 2 noices10/24/2006
  Q: I want to buy a range rover 95 2.5 DSE from a local dealer. When I drove the car, I found the change ...
  A: how eager are you to buy a Rangie? Do you know how much a new or rebuilt TG will cost you? Even a ...
2000 Discovery - TV in seat conversion10/24/2006
  Q: I want to replace my headrests with 2003 OEM headrests that come with tv's in them. Is this ...
  A: yes it's possible. You'll have to take your time wiring the TV down thru the back panel of the seat. ...
1999 Disco II: dropped into reverse at 10 mph10/23/2006
  Q: My Discovery was put into Park mode by mistake whilst travelling at about 10mph. This caused a ...
  A: yes but not sure where. You should have both the transmission and the transfer gearbox examined to ...
2000 Disco: Burned out Check Engine L.E.D.10/22/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 Discovery Series II. It failed to pass its smog test because the Check Engine light ...
  A: ouch! Since it's the Check Engine light, it could be the wiring, the connector, a short between the ...
Malfunction Indicator Light10/21/2006
  Q: I took in my 1999 Ranger Rover for a Smog Check, as required by the State of California. However it ...
  A: ****************** follow-up ****************** Melton, if it's wiring to your Oxygen sensors, the ...
2000 Front Bumper Removal10/20/2006
  Q: John, I'm trying to remove the front bumper on my 2000 Disco. I have a small dent in the corner ...
  A: **************** follow-up ***** I've been searching for a possible answer to your Q and can only ...
98 discover - remote programming10/20/2006
  Q: One of my 2 remotes for my 98 Discovery does not function, so I've replaced the battery in it, but ...
  A: I believe only the dealer can reprogram your key fobs. I have the reprogramming sequence for single ...
2000 Discovery II Air Suspension10/19/2006
  Q: Lately my 2000 Discovery's rear supsension has been lowering. Here's the history: 1) It would leak ...
  A: leaks are a major problem with LR air suspensions. They can form almost anywhere and can lead to ...
93 Disco engine stalls, noise, black smoke, dirty plugs10/18/2006
  Q: my discovery 93 4 litter petrol has some serious problems which 2 mechanics could not fix, after ...
  A: all these symptoms point to poor fuel or fuel mixture and ignition. The engine management system is ...
1999 Disco dash & clock lights not working10/18/2006
  Q: Can I fix this problem myself? Replace a fuse or bulb? I don't want to take my vehicle in if I can ...
  A: chances are you can do this work yourself. Usually, this is your Disco's way of saying a rear ...
99 Disco; dealer says its normal - brake to the floor10/17/2006
  Q: i have a 1999 land rover disco discovery,my question is,do i have to pump the brakes before i stop. ...
  A: ask the person at the dealership who said this, to go out and stand in the parking lot. Tell him ...
Series I Coolant Temperature Sensor replacement10/17/2006
  Q: You have saved me a fortune in mechanic bills. I have been battling with poor fuel economy, ...
  A: I'm glad I can help. Here is the LR text on the subject of replacing the sensor in a series I ...
99 Range rover remote programming10/16/2006
  Q: I have a 99 range rover and purchased a remote with same serial numbers.I switched keys as the old ...
  A: Try this: (from your owner's manual) Handset synchronisation The handset transmits a coded ...
Range Rover 2.5 Diesel Cold Start Problem10/15/2006
  Q: My 97 Rangie TD has a difficult cold start. It sounds like there´s no fuel arriving at the Diesel ...
  A: Hola João, It's possible that the glow plugs are at fault. Glow plugs and relay switches are the ...
01 Disco radio security code missing10/15/2006
  Q: we just purchased a 2001 land rover discovery series II se. we were not given the security code for ...
  A: when I purchased our Disco, there was a security code on a sticker within the owners manual. I did ...
99 ECU programming / 2000 rough idling10/14/2006
  Q: I have a 1999 discovery II that has been out of operation since june.I've had the ECU replaced and ...
  A: nice: 2 disco's! It takes a lot of patience to maintain these two 'stallions'. For the 99 Disco, ...
96 Disco misfires, fast idle, ...... ECU ?10/13/2006
  Q: I OWN A 1996 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY PETROL 4.0 67,000 MILES ON IT. WHEN I START IT IN THE MORNING, ...
  A: tough call. Looks like the usual suspects have been swapped out. Throttle position Sensor (TPS) ...
98 Disco Check engine: P1179, P1137 & P131310/13/2006
  Q: John, I have a 1998 Discovery and after servicing the vehicle the check engine light will reappear. ...
  A: P1313: Misfire Likely To Damage Catalyst, Bank A P1137: HO2S Failed To Switch To Rich, Bank "A" ...
96 Disco engine knock at idle10/12/2006
  Q: I have a 96 Disco 300 auto, mileage unknown as it is not the original engine, I recently replaced ...
  A: this kind of problem is difficult to assess. Do you have a stethescope? I ask this because you have ...
key broke off in ignition switch10/12/2006
  Q: My son broke the key off in the ignition switch of our 96 discovery. Is there an easy way to remove ...
  A: a few years ago, I broke a key off in my ignition. I took the broken portion, dipped that end in ...
96 disco brake pedal seized10/11/2006
  Q: went to drive to work today, 96 discovery commercial, when i went to push to brake pedal it was ...
  A: visually inspect all your wheels and determine the current state of your brake pads and rotors. It ...
'98 Disco sunroof jam10/10/2006
  Q: (1998 Land Rover Discovery 4.0 LE) My rear sunroof is jammed and stuck in the open position and will ...
  A: could be the guide that is jammed due to a motor timing problem. Here's what I've found: << ...
2001 Disco SRS light remains on10/10/2006
  Q: 2001 land rover discovery air bag light The SRS light is lit on the instrument panel. Every once in ...
  A: SRS light remains on...time for expert help from your local LR dealer. The SRS ECU (computer) has ...
Freelander wont move forward10/9/2006
  Q: hopefully you can give me a steer on my latest Freelander failure. I was reversing slowly out of my ...
  A: I've read about this type of problem on Disco's but never with the Freelander. Here's what I know ...
96 Disco Handbrake tension adjustment10/9/2006
  Q: 1996 L/Rover 110 Tdi How do I tention the handbrake?
  A: Here's the LR text for this task: Parking brake adjust 1. Select a gear or ’P’ in main gearbox. 2. ...
96 Disco. Turns over, won't start.10/8/2006
  Q: My LR turns over but won't start. Possible causes: It has been really rainy and it is wet under ...
  A: just a guess, but if your older Disco has been exposed to heavy rains, it's possible that the ...
96 Disco no remote; doors do not lock?10/8/2006
  Q: I just bought a 96 Discovery with no key remotes. I try to lock and uplock with the key and nothing ...
  A: the key should always lock and unlock your doors. If it does not, it could be the key tumbler ...
2000 Disco II Flashing M+S10/6/2006
  Q: On my way home last night my 2000 Series 2 discovery td5 (auto) came to a halt. I tried to restart ...
  A: in your owner's manual, when both the Manual and Sport mode lights flash together: "...this ...
'98 Disco RH rear window won't raise10/6/2006
  Q: 1998 Disco -takes regular gas. rear right window does not go up-tried to push it up manually but ...
  A: seems like to move the glass up but the bracket that lifts the window is stuck in the down position. ...
'98 Discovery has trouble starting10/5/2006
  Q: I have a 1998 Discovery LSE. It's got about 70,000 miles but now has an issue starting. When we ...
  A: to start (pardon the pun) go to a local autoparts store and ask if they can check the OBDII reading ...
Disco 1 overheating = air blockage?10/5/2006
  Q: I saw your reply to another disco overheating issue. I just did a coolant change along with a new ...
  A: It's possible that when you replaced the thermostat, air could have been trapped in the heater core. ...
engine knock/tap10/4/2006
  Q: also when its cold it runs pretty good until it warms up
  A: could be exhaust valves sticking. This is a known problem with Series II Disco's. Carbon deposits ...
99 Disco II Starter just clicks, needs replaced!10/4/2006
  Q: My 99 Discovery II w/ 105K just decided to not start, only a single "click" each try. Even after ...
  A: That bolt should be just like my series I...an allen key that is insert using a very long extension. ...
1996 Discovery Serpentine Belt10/3/2006
  Q: I'm trying to help my neighbor get his 1996 Land Rover Discovery fixed. Water pump failed and came ...
  A: go to this website: http://groups.msn.com/LRDiscovery/shoebox.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=2 ...
Diesel Engine Hard Starting Tips10/2/2006
  Q: I have no problems starting my Freelander TD4 first thing in the morning ... the problem is that ...
  A: here's what I know about hard starting diesel engines: Diesel Engine Hard Starting Tips You may ...
Possible cause/cure of 3 amigos ABS10/1/2006
  Q: I own a Landrover discover series 2 TD5 year 2000 assembled in the UK I have asked several different ...
  A: ************************************* Hi Ken, you may have caught on to something there. I wrote ...
97 Discovery- totally dead-is it the ECU alarm problem??10/1/2006
  Q: My 97 discovery se-7 is totally dead. Battery is OK, Cable to Starter OK. No juice at solonoid.When ...
  A: when you first turn the ignition key, do you hear the fuel pump relay kick in? Sound would come ...
99 Rangie Prop shaft problem9/30/2006
  Q: I have a 2.5 DSE 1999 Rangie that has had most of the classic faults you can expect, many of them ...
  A: could be the pinion within a differential or the driveshaft connection U-joints. Most likely, it's ...
03 freelander tailgate window drops9/30/2006
  Q: can you help please 2003 3 door soft top freelander my rear tail gate window goes down on its own. ...
  A: could be cable system problem within tail door. Could be glass regulator motor, cable pre-load ...
Land rover disco 1 remote programing9/29/2006
  Q: Here is my problem I have a land rover discovery 1 (1996), I bought a new remote; I follow all the ...
  A: Bonjour Suliban, I suspect that the problem may now be within the door latch. Perhaps your key can ...
speedometer sporadic9/28/2006
  Q: my speedometer is acting strange. At any speed it will jump up 50 or so extra kms or sometimes it ...
  A: sounds like vehicle speed sensor (VSS) or wiring is at fault. Could also be throttle position ...
abs / traction control / descent warning lights disco 2 1999 t registered V89/28/2006
  Q: I am stuck on this one, everyone says put a new hub on this car, to make the 1999 disco abs/traction ...
  A: si..si... los 3 amigos... sounds like you've been to a LR dealer. They rarely admit that the ABS, ...
96 Disco engine noise - headgasket repair9/26/2006
  Q: I have a 1996 Disco I. I just had it worked on and got an estimate for head gasket repair job. Can a ...
  A: yes, most mechanics should be able to perform a headgasket job on you Disco. The advantages of a ...
2001 defender TD5 smoking badly9/26/2006
  Q: After about 10 to 15mins running my 2001 defender TD5 cuts down to tickover and will not run above ...
  A: badly smoking diesel engine. Sounds like you're running lean - did you check your filters? I hope ...
Service Engine Light9/24/2006
  Q: 1995 Land Rover Discovery petrol engine. How do I resetn/turn off the 'service engine light'. I ...
  A: I'm not sure which magic button the dealer mentioned to you about resetting the SERVICE ENGINE ...
98 Disco LSE overheating9/23/2006
  Q: I drive a 98 Discovery LSE. Recently, it had begun to make a rattling noise. Today, after driving ...
  A: I doubt it's your water pump. I rarely see this component fail. More likely its your radiator, ...
startup problems9/23/2006
  Q: land rover lse 1998 50 th anniversary turn key wont kick over changed starter worked one day then ...
  A: could it be the wiring to the starter solenoid? I had a problem were the exposed main lead wire to ...
98 Disco ran out of fuel; won't start9/22/2006
  Q: i have a 98 discovery i let my friend drive it it ran out of gas now it will not crank. i filled the ...
  A: Is that the fuel cutoff switch that you engaged? Usually, that switch is engaged when there is a ...
96 Disco Roof replacement9/21/2006
  Q: Landrover Discovery ES 1996 3.9l V8 petrol The roof is quite badly corroded, to such an extent that ...
  A: roof replacement...that bad? I've never done this before but it should be possible. It's the only ...
Land Rover Electrical Manual9/21/2006
  Q: I have been searching for a land rover manual that includes the electrical shcmetics. I have a 1998 ...
  A: Haynes has a repair manual that includes electric schematics. Haynes Land Rover Discovery 94-98 ...
98 Disco Check engine; problem w/ O29/20/2006
  Q: 98 LR Discovery SE V8; regular petrol. My vehicle has recently had a new catalitic conv. installed. ...
  A: all this happened right after your new cat's were installed? Did you replace the Y pipe with an ...
1998 Freelander Misfire problem9/19/2006
  Q: How are you? Wondering if you could help me, i own a 1998 Landie Freelander. 1.8l Manual petrol. ...
  A: Do you see a CHECK ENGINE light? One of the reasons that most catalytic converter fail is due to ...
96 disco tach and rear lights9/18/2006
  Q: aloha i just got a 96 disco 138,000 miles and i was driving it and the tach was at 3,000 rpm then it ...
  A: sounds like two problems here. If the tachometer is acting up, it can only mean the alternator is ...
2000 Discovery9/17/2006
  Q: 2000 Land Rover Discovery- I went to start my car and when i started it would not disengage from the ...
  A: take a closer look at your brake pedal switch to see if its stuck. You could try using a pair of ...
97 Disco brake pad replacement9/17/2006
  Q: 1997 land rover discovery 4.0L petrol how do I remove brake pads and install new one. thank you
  A: replacing your brake pads is simple: buy and install pads in pairs, never just one wheel; remove ...
ABS / traction control, etc9/16/2006
  Q: i have the usual lights on, abs, traction control and a third light(something to do with decent? ...
  A: ahhh, the three amigos. ABS, TC and HDC. A common problem with series II landrovers. I get plenty ...
battery going flat9/16/2006
  Q: range rover p38 4.0 1997 fitted new altenater but if i dont run car every day battery go flat had ...
  A: could be your air compressor for your suspension system. If there is a leak somewhere, the ...
02 Rangie overheating9/14/2006
  Q: 02 rangerover did not start overheating until i change my thermostat how can i fix this
  A: careful with this overheating engine. Don't drive it very far in the red zone...you can permanently ...
97 Disco SD ABS, Check Engine light, windows not working...9/14/2006
  Q: I have a 1997 Discovery SD, 101600miles- there are a few things that I would like to try to fix ...
  A: don't worry about the questions you ask - just the ones you don't! I once spent several emails ...
DII M&S lights flashing and no start9/13/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 Discovery Series 2 w/ about 90k miles. In the mist of driving the vehicle, the manual ...
  A: When the M & S lights flash, your vehicle has moved into "Limp Home Mode" because an electrical ...
97 Discovery engine/transmission lock?9/13/2006
  Q: I have a 97 Discovery 4 liter automatic. I sprayed the engine/transmission at a car wash to ...
  A: what prompted you to manually rotate engine? Just curious. When you wash the engine compartment, ...
'99 Land Rover Discovery II overheating9/11/2006
  Q: How is it that my Discovery II runs like a champ during the hot Texas summer months and as soon as ...
  A: 3 headgasket job? That's a strange one. Odd that the experts at the LR service department you ...
Freelander Power Loss9/11/2006
  Q: 0 Diesel. Recently it has started lossing power so I changed the MAF sensor but the problem didn't ...
  A: don't give up just yet... you could have a alternator problem, a fuel injector problem, a fuel pump ...
dashboard lights coming on9/10/2006
  Q: 2003 Land Rover SE7 only 15K miles. yes 15K ABS-TC-Rover Car light...These 3 lights come on my ...
  A: check to make sure no lightbulbs are burnt out on the exterior light panels. Also examine the ...
'95 Discovery, multiple drivers, one keyless remote9/10/2006
  Q: The company I work with has a Discovery I (1995). We had key copies made, and they work fine ...
  A: if I published an answer to this, every car theif on the planet would have that answer. I'm not ...
96 Disco overheating in Alaska - RETURNS9/9/2006
  Q: I am back with my 1996 Disco - still overheating. I will tell you what I have done to date and let ...
  A: **************** Follow up **************** Charles, I wrote to a LR mechanic and passed on your ...
89 Rangie overheats; difficult starts hot or cold9/8/2006
  Q: Today I come to you in need of help with my Rover. 1989 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9 v8 4 door with ...
  A: could be two unrelated problems. The first problem could be as simple as a bad thermostat. It's ...
98 Disco shifting jams, ignition locked9/8/2006
  Q: John, I have a 1998 Land Rover Discovery LE (gasoline). The automatic transmission shifter recently ...
  A: could be the park inhibitor switch - the only thing I'm aware of that involves the ignition key and ...
97 rangie 4.6 HSE problems - S.Pacific locale9/7/2006
  Q: My husband and I just bought a 97 Range Rover 4.6 HSE and we live the the South Pacific so garages ...
  A: I understand your anxiety with this Rangie...being so far from a LR dealer and having so many ...
91 Range Rover dash light - rad or battery?9/6/2006
  Q: I own a GDE 1991 Range Rover and noticed an interesting light flashing on my home from work today. ...
  A: I think that is the battery symbol and not a radiator icon. Check your battery and alternator to ...
99 Disco II misfires9/4/2006
  Q: Land Rover Discovery 2. 4.0 petrol V8. V reg (99). Popping sound through the exhaust. misfires ...
  A: could be a fuel filter or fuel pump fault or even a vacuum leak. It's also possible you have fouled ...
alarm/electrical9/3/2006
  Q: Engine has been immobilized. The advice I got to reprogram did not work (lock/unlock door lock three ...
  A: not sure which vehicle you have but... could be the park neutral switch inhibitor. Could also be ...
after 3 trys Radio code not accepted9/3/2006
  Q: I recentlty changed the battery in my 2003 discovery (HSE) with nav system.After putting in the ...
  A: it's rare to read that a valid security code does not work on reconnection. I've never heard of ...
1994 Discovery 3.9L overheating9/1/2006
  Q: I have an overheating problem. At idle the disco stays around normal temp, but once I get on the ...
  A: Hola Ernesto! I've had some recent experience with this on my '95 Disco. It could be your ...
defender 94 chugging9/1/2006
  Q: just took my car to import service and after 4 hours can't diagnose why defender is chugging ...
  A: misfires are a result of the following: fuel injectors fouled; coil failure; cracked distributor ...
Leaking Steering Box Replacement8/31/2006
  Q: 99 Petrol Disco, Large pool of red transmission oil greeted me this morning. It seems to be coming ...
  A: you'll have to clean up the area and determine if it's the steering box, the input or output seals ...
key will not turn ignition8/31/2006
  Q: husband is at job site and the ignition acts like it's locked...key will not turn. HELP!
  A: .. do you mean the key won't turn or the engine won't turn? Take a look at the brake pedal switch ...
96 LR Disco turns over won't start8/29/2006
  Q: Just got the LR back from the dealership to fix alarm problem and now it won't start. It turns over ...
  A: this sounds so much like other dealers. They appear to be swapping parts in hope of fixing the ...
AC notebook symbol8/29/2006
  Q: John: You answered the question about the issue with the AC system. The problem with mine falls ...
  A: I did? Could it have been my neighbour... :) IF your warranty covers specific items, like those ...
LR D3 low coolant level8/28/2006
  Q: I have a 2006 Land Rover Discovery 3 4.4L V8 HSE. It's been six months since I bought the vehicle. ...
  A: I think I've had only 3 questions from 2006 LR3 owners...that's good. As for your coolant leak, ...
1995 disco idle problem8/28/2006
  Q: 1995 V81 Disco When car is fisrt started will idle and run correctly. Once the car is driven for a ...
  A: could be the throttle position sensor (TPS) or idle air control valve. Rarely but possible, it ...
Car Stereos8/27/2006
  Q: I have a 1996 Land Rover Discovery SE, and my sub woofer stopped working. I checked the wires and ...
  A: with the subwoofer, if it has developed a short there is little you can do but replace it. Try ...
98 Discovery Night Lights8/27/2006
  Q: I drive a 1998 Discovery Land Rover LSE 4.0 Liter V8 engine. I have not driven my land rover at ...
  A: it could be the harness, as you suggest. I would inspect the bulbs and even swap in a new bulb(s) to ...
03 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY AIR STRUT8/26/2006
  Q: MY LEFT REAR STRUT LOOSES AIR INTERMITENTLY. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND A LEAK. THE OFF ROAD ...
  A: leaks can form almost anywhere, faulty seal, along the top were the lines go in and sometimes the ...
Turbo boost adjustments?8/25/2006
  Q: P reg 5 door 2.5tdi. If I want to turn the turbo down or up how do I do it? Thanks
  A: I've never adjusted the turbo boost on my vehicle. I would worry that it could overheat and cause ...
dead engine8/24/2006
  Q: 2002 landrover freelander"S" 56,000 miles... I cannot aford the bill of 5000 dollars to replace this ...
  A: sorry to read about your Freelander engine. 56K ... what a shame. Don't throw in the towel yet (or ...
engine lacks power after fluids changed8/23/2006
  Q: First of all nice to write you. Well, before going on journey this summer I took the disco to a ...
  A: could be that the coolant system has an air blockage of some sort. You should consider trying to ...
Sun roof stuck in discover land rover8/23/2006
  Q: I own a Discovery 1996 land rover. Yesterday the sun roof got stuck in open position. When i try to ...
  A: I've heard that the guides can become stuck and even dislodge themselves. First make sure the ...
Can't release the gear box8/22/2006
  Q: John I have a 95 Land Rover Discovery LE. My Clip came off from the shifter box and is such a joy ...
  A: so you clipped your park neutral solenoid wires? I don't know if crossing those wires would help. ...
Speed Limit message - overspeed warning8/21/2006
  Q: As I was driving my 2001 Range Rover HSE on the highway, the car beeped at me six times and the ...
  A: Sounds like your Trip computer overspeed warning has been activated. This function is activated by ...
Brake Pedal Mechanical Noises8/21/2006
  Q: There is an intermittent moaning/groaning/mechanical noise when I hit the brake pedal ( usually ...
  A: is this noise unlike the one usually heard when the ABS system is activated? It could be a problem ...
Exhaust valve8/20/2006
  Q: I have a 1999 Discovery V8. After sitting for 1-2 days the engine would start, but run very rough. ...
  A: if you truly have the sticking exhaust valve problem that has plagued series II Disco's, the only ...
Changing Spark Plug Wires8/20/2006
  Q: I saw in a previous post that you have offered advise to those needing to change plug wires on a ...
  A: if you witnessed electrical shorts then you really are in need of new wires. These shorts have a ...
Range rover 1995 classic 2.58/19/2006
  Q: Have just swapped out my battery as it was flat.Have managed to get the key fob to work now but the ...
  A: you must have the 'anti-trap' function on your vehicle. Not being a Rangie, owner, I am not ...
a/c condensor fans8/19/2006
  Q: My girlfriends 98 discovery has been giving her problems and she took it to a mechanic and he said ...
  A: what are the symptoms of the AC problem? Condensor is mounted in front of the radiator. Fans ...
Landrover Freelander 2.0L8/18/2006
  Q: I owned a Landrover Freelander 2.0L Diesel manual Model year 2000. I am having problem with my rear ...
  A: Are you having this Freelander serviced by a LR dealer? Strange that no one has investigated why ...
1999/2000 Disco II purchase8/18/2006
  Q: First of all. I want to thank everyone who contributes to this site. I dont' think I would even be ...
  A: good luck with your purchase. If you maintain any vehicle on a regular basis, it can last many ...
disco tranny conversion8/17/2006
  Q: I have a 94 disco and the standard tranny went out. Can I convert to an automatic? If so where ...
  A: ********************************* Follow-up: Hi Jen, my suggestion to you would be to contact some ...
flushing coolant on a Discovery I8/17/2006
  Q: I saw instructions for flushing the coolant for a Discovery II, but it referenced two square drain ...
  A: make sure the engine is cool. Very important. Then, open the cap on the expansion tank; remove the ...
97 Rangie 4.0 Turn Signal not working8/16/2006
  Q: My turn signals are not working on my Range Rover. When the new bulb is placed in the rear indicator ...
  A: I suspect its a corroded bulbholder. Could be either front or rear...even the sidemarker bulbholders ...
coolant eruption follow up8/16/2006
  Q: follow up on the coolant eruption from a few weeks ago. (cruising at 100km) sorry it is a series 1 ...
  A: I think you have a blown headgasket here. The coolant leak, the noises, the smells and the repeated ...
'00 Rangie 4.0 refilling transmission fluid8/15/2006
  Q: i was just wondering i bought a range not too long ago and wanted to know where i would look to ...
  A: Brandon, here's how you refill: GEARBOX - DRAIN AND REFILL - Service repair no - 44.24.02 Drain ...
land rover defender 1108/15/2006
  Q: i noticed a prior comment about buying an old land rover vehicle in costa rica and bringing it to ...
  A: I'm not sure about the US or Costa Rica custom regulations. You should contact both government ...
96 Disco 300 Tdi - air lock problem?8/14/2006
  Q: I just replaced a turbo intake pipe on my Discovery 96 300 auto tdi and i'm only able to drive 200 ...
  A: here's something I found that may be of interest: "Air can cause numerous problems with the diesel ...
fuel injectors and floor rust8/14/2006
  Q: John Thanks for the info. Why does a company that has such a "good" rep have such a lousy time with ...
  A: Danny, I know exactly where you are coming from. How does that other saying go " good from far but ...
Battery light staying on8/13/2006
  Q: I have a discovery 200tdi. I noticed 2 nights ago that the battery light stayed on even when the ...
  A: could be your alt is not charging properly or you've got a short somewhere. Have the alternator ...
Discovery Condensation8/13/2006
  Q: I have a 2001 Land Rover Discovery and here recently I have noticed that when I'm running my A/C ...
  A: I'd go with the drain plug first...don't know of any special A/C filter. The heater assembly has ...
idle problems with Rangie8/12/2006
  Q: tank QF but I also would like to know where the vent tube is and could you recommend good ...
  A: fuel tank breather hose should run along charcoal canister vent pipes starting from filler neck. ...
stalling engine8/12/2006
  Q: 1998 Land Rover Discovery After my engine is warmed-up (10 min or so) my engine seems to stall ...
  A: sounds like the TPS (throttle position sensor) or IAC (idle air control). Remote problem could be ...
Disturbing clicking noise emmantating from/around left wheel when turning8/11/2006
  Q: I am the proud owner of a 1996 Disco SE7. About 3 months ago I began experiencing an intermittant ...
  A: I had to replace my CV joint a few years ago. I recall that it began with a soft clicking noise ...
brake lights stay on8/10/2006
  Q: I have a 97 disco. I recently changed the tail lights and now they won't shut off. If the key is in ...
  A: check the bulbs and make sure they are the correct ones to use. Check the bulbholder for any ...
discovery immobiliser8/9/2006
  Q: Land Rover Discovery 2.5 td. year 1995, N reg. The problem is that the immobiliser kicks in every so ...
  A: inspect your door sensors to determine if they are working properly. They have been known to stick ...
Warning lights8/7/2006
  Q: I have 1998 1.8 Freelander.My problem I'm having is that on the odd occasion I notice the ...
  A: this is a common problem with LR's ... many owners have complained about these three lights ...
265 75 R16 - need to raise vehicle?8/6/2006
  Q: I AM GETTING READY TO BUY SOME NEW TIRES AND WANTED TO PUT SOMETHING ON BIGGER THEN MY 255 65 R16. ...
  A: if you have a Disco I or II and you want to run with the 265 75 R16's, you'll need to do more than ...
Vacumn Pump8/5/2006
  Q: I drive a Discovery TDi 300, build October 1994, manual. My mechanic told me I need to change the ...
  A: here's a brief description (compliments of Alex) that answers yourVacuum hose goes from the vacuum ...
check engine after coolant eruption8/5/2006
  Q: i had a scenario where is was cruising at about 100 km/hr when apparently my plastic rad cap failed ...
  A: Disco series I or II? Could be the serpentine belt or a pulley soaked in coolant. This liquid can ...
Overheating Discovery8/3/2006
  Q: I have a 1995 Disco I that has just started overheating. I have replaced the thermostat, coolant ...
  A: could be within the engine itself. Have you pressure tested the coolant system within the engine? ...
ABS8/3/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 Landrovey Discovery Series II and recently took it to a dealer to change a rotor as ...
  A: the truth be told, ABS, TC and HDC are related indirectly to the brakes. SO.. any repairs to pads ...
active corningt system8/2/2006
  Q: Mr McInnis This question is in regards to my dad's 2001 land rover discovery II. The problem is ...
  A: small world. My parents are from Cape Breton - North Sydney. Check the sway bar, it may need to ...
How to start car immobiliser problem8/1/2006
  Q: I am unable to start my car. It is not a Land Rover but a Rover car. It had never given me problems ...
  A: it could be as simple as reprogramming your security system (sort of like a reboot of a PC). ...
Water behind dashboard - heater matrix8/1/2006
  Q: One year or so, I had a front end collision and replaced my radiator, and had other minor damage ...
  A: Dee, this is a common problem with Disco II's. It could be the heater matrix is faulty. You could ...
Engine shutting down7/31/2006
  Q: I have an English built Australian version 1996 3.9ltr petrol Discovery. What happens is, whilst ...
  A: I've never heard of this happening but you never know. Kind of dangerous situation, if you ask me. ...
no dash or running lights7/30/2006
  Q: Have a 1996 Discovery. Started it last night no interior dash lights and no running lights. DDash ...
  A: Rob, check your running light connectors for any corrosion. This is the main cause of light ...
rough idle - Diesel Pump Fault?7/29/2006
  Q: I have a 1998 Range Rover 2.5DSE and recently I have found that when the engine is idling (best ...
  A: could be a throttle position sensor, vacuum leak, air leaks, MAF sensor problem, temperature sensor. ...
cruise control - THE ultimate overview and troubleshooting guide7/28/2006
  Q: My cruise control in my 2000 discovery series is not working. Is there a fuse I can check? any other ...
  A: fuse 16 is the one I'd check. For a more complete answer, I must bow in honour to Chris St-Louis ...
Anti-thef Alarm7/27/2006
  Q: My Freelander 1.8 2000, has a problem with de anti-thef alarm. It's unconfigured and the engine ...
  A: Sorry Andres, I don't know how to perform this security by-pass. You could try to post your ...
Freelander Front N/S Regulator7/26/2006
  Q: V Reg 2000cc Diesel I have removed the inner skin and found the cable actually in strands. Not sure ...
  A: Stephen, replace the entire wire. The fellow I know in Australia had to repair his tailgate window ...
Air Suspension7/26/2006
  Q: I drive a 2000 Land Rover Discovery and on day the back sank down low. I brought it into the Land ...
  A: sorry to read about your Disco air suspension. It's a carry-over from the Range Rover and (in my ...
Land Rover Disco 19947/25/2006
  Q: 3.9ltr 1994 Disco Series 1. What is happening is when driving it will sputter out and die. I have ...
  A: could be fuel related, just as you suspected. Fuel pump, fuel filter, bad fuel, fuel injectors. ...
leaky roof7/25/2006
  Q: I currently own a 2004 Discovery, it has been giving me water problems. Everytime it rains and the ...
  A: Hola Carlos! Time to raise your voice. Talk to your dealer's management and demand that this leak ...
Lock door stuck7/24/2006
  Q: I own a LR Discovery 1 1998. Few days ago I realized that a front door was a little hard to open, ...
  A: Ivan, is it possible to open from the inside? Could be that the lubricant oversprayed onto the ...
1995 Land Rover Disco Automatic - stalling, ooverheating.7/24/2006
  Q: I have an Automatic 1995 Land Rover Discovery. For a while it had problems stalling when starting ...
  A: I think you should be addressing the overheating problem. Something is causing and is affecting the ...
01 disco II won't crank7/21/2006
  Q: My 01 Disco II won't crank. It turns over but at times won't catch fire and actually crank. If I ...
  A: could be one of a dozen things causing this. Your EMS system has many sensors that influence engine ...
Series 2a fuel pump7/21/2006
  Q: Hey John, I have a 1966 series 2a 88in.(2.25 petrol) and It does not start unless fuel is put ...
  A: sounds alot like poor line pressure OR a fouled fuel filter. Could be a fuel pump but you should do ...
oil light flickering7/20/2006
  Q: I have a 98 LR Disco I with about 188K miles on it. Love this truck! My question is: I recently ...
  A: just like to say "bravo" and encourage you to continue to question how your Disco works. Your ...
Double Trouble7/20/2006
  Q: I just hit the wrong button on my key board and not sure if I sent the first part of my question so ...
  A: Have your ABS system inspected. A good OBDII reader or dealer testbook will reveal the error code ...
Keyless Remote programming7/20/2006
  Q: Do you know/have the instructions for programming the two button remote for a 2003 Land Rover ...
  A: Gang, here's a code you can try. If it does not work, like most 2 button key fobs, you'll have to ...
Air Supension7/20/2006
  Q: I have a 99 Dico2 that constantly lowers on the passenger rear side even driving on smooth highways. ...
  A: go to Atlantic British (AB) website and check out their suspension replacement kit. ...
ABS lights on7/19/2006
  Q: I am the owner of a LR Discovery 1998, V8, 4.0 L. The ABS light started to lights very often when I ...
  A: Ivan, where you instructed to do all this work to solve the ABS light problem? By whom? ABS ...
shaking on the highway7/19/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 Range Rover. When I drive on the highway, and the tire hits a crack or bump, it ...
  A: have your suspension tested at a local garage. Could be as simple as the shocks needing replacement. ...
interment oil light indicator and7/19/2006
  Q: son's wife has 97 Landrover..oil indicator light comes on after 10 minutes or so..then goes off, ...
  A: more likely it's the oil pump or could be the pickup valve in sump. Here is a simple suggestion ...
power loss at 70 MPH7/19/2006
  Q: 1998 Disco LE. When travelling about 7O MPH I have sudden power loss/surge. I had the TPS replaced, ...
  A: I know of a few causes that can do this. The first to come to my mind was the exhaust valve ...
Rear View Mirror on '96 Disco7/18/2006
  Q: Like a lot of '96 Disco owners, my rear view mirror finally broke (leaked the fluid inside against ...
  A: here's what I've found: INTERIOR MIRROR (96 MODELS) Service repair no - 76.10.51 - Manual Service ...
Land rover Series II Air Conditioning7/18/2006
  Q: 1999 Land Rover, Series II. Notice that air conditioning on driver's side works (although not ice ...
  A: sounds like your compressor is starting fail. It's about $1200+ You could try to have the system ...
3 amigos and MOT testing7/18/2006
  Q: W Reg. It seems I have the same warning light problem as many others withe ABS TC & Hill Decent ...
  A: Edwards, depends on where you live. IF they see the ABS light, they could 'nit-pick' and refuse it ...
AC Drainage Plugged7/18/2006
  Q: I am stuck on this one. I must have a plugged AC system drain as cold water gets in the passenger ...
  A: lets hope its not a leak from a cracked bulkhead. I've seen this on my '95. As the AC sweats, it ...
vacuum moan7/17/2006
  Q: 2003 Range rover has a short moan from behind the dash at highway speeds. I tried to time it but it ...
  A: this is a new one for me. How does your Rangie perform? Do you notice a power loss? Does it happen ...
1998 V8 Series 1 ABS problem.7/17/2006
  Q: Great work on this site. I've read your many threads, and my Disco seems to suffer the same problem ...
  A: I understand your position...I too am far (110 kms) from the nearest LR dealership. Instead of the ...
landrover discovery7/17/2006
  Q: My 1994 3.9L Discovery just won't start---It was going fine pulled up and in the drive. 1/2 hour ...
  A: so you have a good battery, the starter is working and you here the fuel pump relay. Fuses all look ...
freelander locking7/16/2006
  Q: on my 97 freelander when i press the unlock bottom on the remote drivers door doesn't unlock all ...
  A: yes, I've seen this with my Disco. What I did was lubricate the 'internals', that is, the door ...
Spider Unit Location and picture7/16/2006
  Q: John, Using your detailed process of removing the Spider Unit from my 1997 Discovery, I opened the ...
  A: here's an excerpt from a fellow owner who replaced his spider unit. Within these steps is a good ...
2003 Discovery gear shift problem.7/16/2006
  Q: I recently bought the Disco used with 88K miles. It runs well but has just started to become ...
  A: on such a 'new' vehicle, I'd take it to your local LR dealer and have them do the adjustments. ...
lights7/16/2006
  Q: i have a land rover 1997 series 1. i am having problems with flickering lights ,main lights and all ...
  A: my first guess is to check the battery terminal connections. Are they loose? Next time this ...
ABS, TC, HDC lights Disco II7/15/2006
  Q: I have 01 disco II, 55K miles and in great shape. Every so often while just driving down the road ...
  A: Clay, so your dealer suggested that you should ignore it? This is a common problem with LR and ...
range rover 4.0 engine knock7/15/2006
  Q: I spoke to the seller this morning and he said his mechanic said it was varnish build-up on the ...
  A: varnish buildup? Hmmm... You can try running with engine additives to help clean up the varnish. ...
Land Rover 99 Disc II ABS, TC, SERVICE ENGINE, DOWNHILL SYMBOL7/15/2006
  Q: I bought this LR last year and for the last six months the ABS, Traction light (looks like a ...
  A: the ABS, TC and HDC lights are a common problem that has haunted Series II Land Rovers. LR is not ...
discovery water leak7/15/2006
  Q: i have recently bought a second hand (m reg) tdi 200 and a serious water leak has arrisen from the ...
  A: sounds like a headgasket has blown. Unless your equipped to do this, you'll have to count on the ...
SRS Light7/14/2006
  Q: I have '96 LR Discovery and recently the SRS light came on and it stays on. I took it a local ...
  A: I've handled many questions and I've not seen many problems with the SRS light remaining on. Some ...
driver side window down but motor seems to work7/14/2006
  Q: i have a 2001 disco. the driver side window went down and doesnt come back up. i can hear the motor ...
  A: common problem with LR. You could remove the door panel and expose the frame to see what is ...
Disco 2001 Transmission Fluid Leak7/14/2006
  Q: I have a 2001 Discovery II with 85,000 miles. There is a small leak of transmission fluid near the ...
  A: Sounds like the pipe connection has developed a leak. You could purchase the pipe from your local ...
Disco2 - gearbox overheats6/19/2006
  Q: just purchased a used model - was driving home in bumper to bumper traffic on a hot day - warning ...
  A: IF you bought if from a LR dealer, I be surprised to see this problem. Take it back to the dealer ...
LR Disco Flashing M and S lights6/17/2006
  Q: Land Rover Discovery 2 TD5 1999 Automatic ES The M and S lights started flashing on the way out of ...
  A: with the M and S status lights flashing, this is a clear indication of an electrical fault within ...
TD5 in adefender 90 cutting out.6/17/2006
  Q: My 1999 Defender having in the last two days been fitted with a new injector on no 1 cyl is now ...
  A: clearly the dealer has not isolated the problem properly. Could it be that dealer diagnosed faulty ...
1995 Disco I - brake hum/buzzing6/16/2006
  Q: Lately my brakes will hum or buzz at times when I apply the brake, then stop. There isn't any ...
  A: without a doubt, if you have the sensation that you do not have brakes, immediately take your Disco ...
2002 Discovery Series II Brakes and Rotors6/15/2006
  Q: John- I'm thinking about saving some money and replacing my pads and rotors all around on my 2002 ...
  A: If you changed rotors before, this should be a familiar job for you. Not much to be aware of...no ...
fuse6/15/2006
  Q: I have a 98 landrover disco w/ the 4.0 v8 and automatic trans. My question is...what could be ...
  A: this is a tricky problem. I believe there are 21 10amp fuses on your Disco. Could it be the MFU ...
Brake bleed nipple acesss6/14/2006
  Q: I have a 109 which need the brakes bleeding. To access the bleed nipple on the front drums I have ...
  A: I am not very familiar with the 109. Wish I had one though. Here is a few links that might be able ...
Landrover TD5 difficult cold start6/14/2006
  Q: My Landrover TD5 Defender has 180000km on the clock. It does not smoke neither use oil and run very ...
  A: here's the general problems that cause difficult cold starting: 1. Battery faults - discharged, ...
Freelander Rear Window6/14/2006
  Q: My '99 Freelander rear window cable has broken and the glass has dropped like a guillotine. ...
  A: here's what I've found: Rear Door Windows General Feed from the positive battery terminal (C0192) ...
AC Leak-Floors wet6/13/2006
  Q: 2000 Discover II with 65,000 miles. I saw an answer of yours a wile back about the AC leaking and ...
  A: .. here's a website that has loads of helpful information for your Disco and this problem: ...
Rear Windows6/13/2006
  Q: I have a 97 Disco. The driver side rear window dropped open and will not raise electrically. When ...
  A: this is a very common problem. I wish I could post photos but I can't. (please ask AllExperts to ...
WATER IN TRANS6/12/2006
  Q: I HAVE A 2001 DISCO II THAT I JUST PURCHASED, IT HAS 62000 MILES ON IT. I HAVE FOUND WHAT APPEARS ...
  A: have this fixed immediately. You don't want to corrode your tranny out! Must be a leak where the ...
vibrations, 96 Disco6/12/2006
  Q: 96 Dicso I-I'm feeling some vibrations as I accelerate.I can feel it through the gas pedal and on ...
  A: could be the engine. Maybe you have faulty or old/worn spark plugs and wires. Have them changed. ...
at peace with The Three Amigos6/12/2006
  Q: I have been visited by The Three Amigos as well (02 Disco). I have read the previous entries ...
  A: so you are at peace with these 3 amigos. Good. I've long given up hope of permanently fixing the ...
strange sound freelander 19996/12/2006
  Q: I own a freelander from 1999 with 62000 km. Last month I notice a sound in the car wich shouldnt be ...
  A: I've heard that the electronic traction control occasionally makes buzzing sounds. You'll have to ...
Start Engine problem Dicovery I6/11/2006
  Q: I had problem starting engine for 96-Discovery I. I thought was security alram system first but not ...
  A: this could be the throttle position sensor (TPS). It can cause this type of problem. Not very ...
96 Disco Overheating in Alaska - air in radiator hose6/11/2006
  Q: John, Make: Land Rover Model: Discovery I Year: 1996 Engine: 4.0L V8 Fuel: Petrol Problem: See ...
  A: have you examined your radiator? Micro leaks can exist without leaving a spill on your garage floor ...
Fan removal6/11/2006
  Q: But I cant seem to get the fan out I have been trying to use a large cresent wrench. The wrench fits ...
  A: you've got it right. Use a large screwdriver or something to prevent movement as you undo that nut. ...
AC Condensation Leak6/11/2006
  Q: I live in St. Lucia in the Caribbean and recently purchased a Land Rover Defender 90. From the day I ...
  A: could it be that drain hose that is plugged. Up here in Canada, AC is used for only one or two ...
Flashing M, S and Gear Indicator6/10/2006
  Q: I have a discovery II with 62k miles. After putting the car in park for a couple minutes, I was ...
  A: when you see those warning lights, it has something to do with your transmission. The owner's ...
Increasing fuel economy and hp6/10/2006
  Q: John, I have a 1997 Disco SE. I recently came across an ad for a FloBlade Vortex Generator. The ...
  A: ... I'd stay away from those products and learn to live with what you've got. We both have a MAF ...
1997 Discovery A/C6/9/2006
  Q: My air was blowing warm so a took it in and they said it could either be my condensor or a seal. I ...
  A: if you have a spare condensor...why not swap it in. I suspect it's the AC compressor. There is a ...
Knocking the motor6/9/2006
  Q: I have a 300TDI, the biggest peice of junk I have ever owed! The motor was making a very harsh ...
  A: this sounds like piston slap which is contact between the engine's pistons and cylinders. When the ...
Automatic transmission problem6/9/2006
  Q: 2000 Land Rover Disco II - V8 - Automatic - Gas Over the last 2 weeks, the vehicle will rev the ...
  A: When both the "M" manual and "S" sport mode lights come on together, this is a clear indication that ...
Not Starting6/9/2006
  Q: 1995 disco 3.9 Disco started running rough and took a while to crank. now it will not turn over at ...
  A: could be timing related, the alternator, the coil, the spark modulator, mass air flow (MAF) sensor ...
landrover discover automatic stuck in reverse6/9/2006
  Q: landrover discovery v8 , r reg , automatic ,petrol/lpg .hi ,put the car into reverse , it made a bit ...
  A: it could be that the transfer gearbox gear oil has leaked out over time. If this is true, ...
Auto Box & oil screen change6/8/2006
  Q: I have a 94 Discovery V8i 3.9 Automatic. When cold or if it has been standing for approximately half ...
  A: I'm not sure if an oil strainer is what is needed here. Have you maintained the tranny fluid; ...
Disco Mk1 - Rear Suspension6/8/2006
  Q: Rear shocks need replacing due to corrosion of outer bodies ! How easy to self replace ? Am ...
  A: shocks are somewhat easy to replace. IF your rear shocks are in need of replacement, what about your ...
Discovery 2 R380 5spd gearbox6/8/2006
  Q: My 1999 Disco 2 V8 will not change into 2nd gear on cold mornings, when the engine and gearbox heat ...
  A: shifting problems are either with the transmission or the transfer gearbox. I've had to live with a ...
'02 Disco2 Daytime Running Lights6/8/2006
  Q: Just purchased "Audrey" and the daytime running lights don't appear to be working. Is there an easy ...
  A: if you live in N.America, DRL's are required and you should return from where you purchased the ...
Air Pockets5/26/2006
  Q: Land Rover, Discovery, 1995, 3.9, gas... I have got air bubbles in my cooling system... I have ...
  A: I hope you don't have a headgasket failure. Open the reservoir cap and run the engine for a few ...
Suspension/Bearings? 95 Disco I5/26/2006
  Q: John, Hey there, Wes in Nova Scotia again. I just about have her (95 Disco I) running like a champ ...
  A: this sounds like the CV joint - part of the axle components. If you have LR do this, it'll cost you ...
I am unable to view the jpgs of - resetting the abs light5/25/2006
  Q: John, HELP! I CAN NOT VIEW THOSE JPEGS, MY BREAKS HAVE BEEN THIS WAY FOR OVER 2 YEARS--ALL NEW ...
  A: ****** follow up ****** Theresa, if you've had the ABS light for over 2 years, it sounds more like ...
brakes5/25/2006
  Q: 1999 Discovery II - Are there any tricks to replacing the rear rotors. The wheel is off, the flat ...
  A: **** Follow up *** Ray, here's a website just for you! ...
Freelander High Idling5/25/2006
  Q: My name is daniel, I own Freelander 2.0 td 1997, 5sp manual, 5door. I have the same problem as ...
  A: this problem seems to be an electrical short. At first, I thought it had something to do with the ...
Water in stereo5/8/2006
  Q: I have just bought a Landrover Discovery 2 TD5 ES7 Auto 2003. We have experienced heavy rain today. ...
  A: F16 fuse in passenger footwell (15amp) should be pulled. You'll have to dry out the radio fully ...
01LR DiscoveryII inoperable window5/7/2006
  Q: I have a 2001 Land Rover Discovery SII. I went to lower my front driver side window, and when I did ...
  A: could be that the glass has come out of the frame for some reason. It's also possible that the fram ...
When should get a valve job?/5/7/2006
  Q: I have a LR 1999 discovery II that has 113000 miles and has never had a valve job.What are the ...
  A: loss of power, misfires, poor gas performance, rough idle, engine stalls are all signs of valve ...
'96 Discovery Turn Signal / Headlight Switch replacement5/7/2006
  Q: I wrote you a few days ago about my dash lights and glove box light being out. . . I did as you ...
  A: you'll have to remove the steering wheel then expose the upper column components. Once the column ...
'95 Disco Water Pump5/5/2006
  Q: just wondering if there's a secret to getting the fan off of the water pump prior to putting a new ...
  A: the trick to removing the fan is to lock fan blades carefully before removing the bolt. The centre ...
SRS lights5/5/2006
  Q: I own a '01 LR Discovery. I have had the SRS lights come on and off usually I would take it to the ...
  A: a "Pertitioner" is a legal term and I have never heard of this as a LR component. There are two ...
No Horn5/5/2006
  Q: 1993 discovery mk1 diesel tdi-notice the horn not working-took the top off the switch in the centre ...
  A: Tony, real quick answer...take a look at the light bulbs on your Disco...especially those ...
car not moving!! ugh..5/4/2006
  Q: Hey there John - have a 99 Rover Discovery TDI - put in gear, while shifting is fine car will not ...
  A: can you lock your differential into low gear? Try this to see if you can move your vehicle. ...
1998 Land Rover O2 Senser5/4/2006
  Q: I checked the code and got 1191 or 1193. It keep changing. I replaced the o2 senser downstream ...
  A: I've heard someone have this problem once before....he unplugged and reconnected the sensor and his ...
Mysterious Yellow wire unconnected behind dash of my 1996 Land Rover Discovery SE5/3/2006
  Q: I appreciate your assistance here. . . My dash lights are out on my 1996 Discovery SE making driving ...
  A: it's possible that this wire is not needed for NAS Disco's. I doubt it has anything to do with your ...
tire repair5/3/2006
  Q: i have a slow leak on my rear left tire i don't have a jack for the land rover or i can find the ...
  A: the jack may be in the engine compartment towards the front just behind the headlight. It's held in ...
Land Rover Disco 25/3/2006
  Q: I have just purchased a 2000 Land Rover Discovery 2 and was wondering if there are any problems that ...
  A: replacing all the fluids is a good practice, one you should adopt every two (2) years. You can have ...
Truck won't come out of park5/2/2006
  Q: I have a 2003 Land Rover Discovery that won't come out of park. The brake lights work and I read the ...
  A: once you've removed the sound deadener pad (insulation) you should see a cable coming up in front ...
landrover 2003 window5/2/2006
  Q: ) i have a 2003 landrover discovery with a window repair. the drivers side window made a pop sound ...
  A: be careful here. It's possible that the window is being held up temporarily. Perhaps the bracket ...
Air Suspension5/2/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 Disco 2 which the suspension sometimes goes down on. This is usually overnight but not ...
  A: could be a compressor problem, possibly a leak. That your suspension lifts as soon as you start the ...
Oxygen Sensor Identification5/2/2006
  Q: I am chasing down malfunctioning oxygenb sensors (since my engine was replaced and I was told that ...
  A: Bank A(or bank 1) is driver's side, sensor 1 is upstream or pre-catalytic. Which leaves you with ...
Front Passenger Window Inoperable5/2/2006
  Q: John, Thanks for the great advice in the past No more water sounds from behind the dash! Here's ...
  A: You'll have to lower the window further to see exactly what's gone wrong. The frame may have broken ...
question not answered5/1/2006
  Q: 6 hse and have not recieved an answer yet and was told to contact you if it's been more than 3 days, ...
  A: actually, you don't really have to contact me. The AllExperts system is automated...if I had not ...
water ingress int cab5/1/2006
  Q: the used car dealer repkaced the front sunroof after 4 attempts to cure leak it worked for five ...
  A: go back and have the sunroof resealed. Also check the runner edge along the roof. If you see that ...
Changing Shocks on a 1997 Land Rover, Discovery series.4/30/2006
  Q: John, is changing the shocks on a 1997 Land Rover, Discovery series, something I want to tackle? I ...
  A: yes, remove the wheels and tower's on the front to remove the shocks. The night before, apply some ...
Land Rover TD5 Gear box oil light comming on4/30/2006
  Q: My 2000 Land Rover TD5 RHD AUTO, Is displaying the RED gear box oil too hot light on dash, I do as ...
  A: you did the right thing. It's possible that the temperature sensor may be faulty but it's rare. ...
switches4/29/2006
  Q: I own a 2000 D2 petrol engine. I purchased a boat recently so paid $132 for the wiring harness ...
  A: you have the luck of the Irish on your side! A new tranny would have set you back $7500 or more. ...
freelander rear tailgate/window4/28/2006
  Q: freelander GS TD4 02 reg.Hi John,Just seen your reply to R reg freelander tailgate problem [ ...
  A: wow! All that work and it's still a problem. Clearly, you have a problem that LR has to address. ...
my car starts but doesn't start (please help)4/28/2006
  Q: 1995 land rover discovery v8 unleaded gas only location of problem: anything to do with the ...
  A: difficult problem to diagnose. Have you examined the spark plugs? Next time you have difficult ...
99 disco II power door lock d.s.4/28/2006
  Q: o.k i let my mother use my rover and now the drivers side door does not unlock or lock using the ...
  A: put away the hammer...try opening the rear door via the inside latch next time. You'll have to ...
2000 discovery II windshield wiper failure4/27/2006
  Q: My windshield wipers for the front windshield are not working. Rear are fine. I would like to check ...
  A: you can order a new owners's manual from any LR dealership in your area. You can also call Land ...
Disco II - Engine Surge / power reduction4/27/2006
  Q: John, your advise on previous questions has been great. I hope you can help me out. I have a 1997 ...
  A: glad I can help you out. This problem is a bit more complicated...it could be (worse case) the ...
Land Rover power steering leak4/27/2006
  Q: I have a leak - not from the hoses, but looks like it is under the power steering pump. Pump still ...
  A: yes, you can have a local garage replace the PS pump. I did it in my driveway and it took me less ...
Landrover Discovery TD5 20024/27/2006
  Q: We seem to have developed a problem with the braking system. The ABS,hill decent and traction light ...
  A: this is a common problem with Series II Disco's. I've coined the phrase "3 amigo's" as they are ...
Land Rover Discovery door windows 19974/26/2006
  Q: Both my front door windows have failed in the up position, they move down an inch and then stop. the ...
  A: are the rails well lubricated? White lithium grease will prevent water from damaging this rails. ...
ace valve block problem4/26/2006
  Q: discovery 2000 4.6 i had a leek from the ace valve block my mecanic try to fix it but nothing help ...
  A: your leaking valve may be related to the '3 amigos' lights misbehaving. Have the valve replaced to ...
Land Rover Discover Series 24/25/2006
  Q: I purchased a 2000 Land Rover Discovery 2 and I am having problems with the transmission. I brought ...
  A: this sounds like an electrical short between manual and sport modes. You'll have to leave it with ...
Engine feels like it's missing4/25/2006
  Q: 6, The problem I'm having with it is most regonized when you first start the vehicle, it starts fine ...
  A: could be worn or faulty spark plug wires, faulty spark plugs, clogged fuel filter, faulty coilpack. ...
1999 Disco II ABS wheel senors4/25/2006
  Q: John, on 12/27/05 Lee Williams asked about extinguishing "Tres Amigos" warning lights. Lee referred ...
  A: yes, RF is right front. Upgrading your rotors should not affect the wheel sensors unless the wires ...
98 Discovery rear door rattle4/25/2006
  Q: I have just bought a 98 disco LE. What a vehicle. I love it, apart from the very annoying rattle ...
  A: check the hinges on your Disco rear door. The weight of the spare tire takes a toll on those two ...
'96 LR Disco SE 4.0L gasoline(petrol)4/25/2006
  Q: A month ago, I purchased a '96 Disco SE with 92k miles. The engine purrs like a kitten but now I'm ...
  A: it's possiblethat the window and remote access may be linked but I doubt the other problems are that ...
Freelander - Rear window4/14/2006
  Q: Freelander 2.0 Xedi v-plate (2000) 3door John, While opening the rear window with a bag from the ...
  A: check out an earlier answer I gave about a Freelander rear door. It describes how to reset the ...
Disco 1 98 Alternator4/13/2006
  Q: Ok I have the truck and loved it until i had to park it due to a problem. Since November the truck ...
  A: it does sound like the alternator. Go to www.car-part.com and you'll find a salvaged replacement ...
air in diesel fuel line4/13/2006
  Q: Concerns a 1980 RR with fitted with a York 6 cyl diesel. Runs for a short time then stops. Been told ...
  A: here is an excellent website that can help you understand what's going on with your diesel Rangie ...
freelander fault4/12/2006
  Q: landrover freelander 1.8xei 1999 petrol model. sometimes when i turn the ignition on nothing lights ...
  A: you've got an electrical short perhaps in your ignition switch or somewhere in-line with the ...
2001 disco transfer box leak4/12/2006
  Q: John, I own a 01 disco II that has developed a leak that appears to be coming from somewhere around ...
  A: ****** FOLLOW UP ****** Tom, do you know if your transfer gearbox uses synthetic oil? Red fluid ...
RRC Question4/12/2006
  Q: Mr McInnis, Thank you for investing so much time in this resource. I have a 1990 Range Rover ...
  A: was as sad trail of events! It could be a serious problem if the Rangie had all these problems ...
discovery 03 rattle in dash board4/11/2006
  Q: John you've been so helpful in the past. We have a rattling sound in the dashboard up front by the ...
  A: yes, I've heard of rattles and even water sounds from inside the dashboard. Usually, its associated ...
Reseting alarm for 00 Disc II4/11/2006
  Q: Help! I have a 00 Disc II and some how I keep tripping the anti-theft causing the vehicle to not ...
  A: I can't answer the firsthow to reset the alarm once its triggered other than by using your key in ...
96 Discovery SD engine oil leak4/11/2006
  Q: 96 Discovery SD, 165K miles. Your recent answer to another reader regarding oil leaking mentioned ...
  A: I've used Purolator, Fram, Quaker State and AC-Delco filters too. They all look like Fram ...
99 Disco II valve timing4/11/2006
  Q: John; Aside from a rattling catalytic converter I have no problem at the moment. I'm just looking ...
  A: Inlet Valves Opens at 28° BTDC Inlet Valves Close at 77° ABDC Exhaust Valves Opens at 66° BBDC ...
Replacement sideview mirror.4/11/2006
  Q: I saw your post about how you were able to purchase a replacement sideview mirror for your land ...
  A: perform a search at www.car-part.com for the door mirror assembly nearest you. I've seen them as ...
Range Rover 95 nreg p384/10/2006
  Q: i have a p38 RR which i bought about 2 weeks ago its a 4ltr se with lpg convertion. the last couple ...
  A: better to have your Rangie serviced by LR for more expertise with this type of Rangie. As for air ...
Rear Wiper Motor '02 Disco II4/10/2006
  Q: John, I asked you a few questions about a year ago about the 3 amigos and you were very helpful. I ...
  A: Faulty hub...strange. Rear wiper fault...could be corroded wiring or the motor is just burnt out. ...
warped dashboard4/9/2006
  Q: it,s got a warped dashboard.is there a quick fix or does it have to be replaced.atb craig
  A: LR has a $120 fix for this design flaw. There is a screw down trim that is available. You can buy ...
Rotor replacement 03' Disco4/8/2006
  Q: I read a post that you wrote about replacing rotors. I have changed several rotors before, never on ...
  A: yes, it's really that simple. I've replaced rotors on my Disco and I always clean, inspect and ...
Freelander back door4/7/2006
  Q: I own a 2002 Freelander. For some darn reason the back door will not open. I have tried the key and ...
  A: could be all related to the rear window. Here's an interesting article I found on the net conerning ...
Land Rover Discovery stuck in park4/7/2006
  Q: John, I have a 96 disco and it is stuck in park, how do i get it to disengage, the engine runs fine. ...
  A: got the following from Atlantic British parts store website: Check to see if you have stoplights. ...
Freelander 1.8 Xsi starting problems and losing power4/7/2006
  Q: I have a 1999 T reg Landrover Freelander 1.8 Xsi s/w and it has recently developed a starting ...
  A: have a compression test done of engine. Hard cold start and loss of power on uphills, ...
99 range rover 4.0 air suspension4/6/2006
  Q: I was offroading and hit 2 big curbs that were beneath the snow. The RR had a right front air bag ...
  A: could it be possible you still have a leak somewhere? connectors or line somewhere? Be careful not ...
Vibration Accelerating and Decelerating4/6/2006
  Q: I have a Disco I 99, 3.9 Petrol Engine. I thought I had my vibration problems solved when my local ...
  A: depends on how long it was since the driveshaft was replaced. Could be an underlying problem that ...
Landrover series 2 discovery grinding noise4/4/2006
  Q: When i my traction control kicks in after pulling away fast i hear a grinding noise while the ...
  A: Here's an excerpt from your Owner's manual: ELECTRONIC TRACTION CONTROL The purpose of electronic ...
Disco II SE7 unknown light4/4/2006
  Q: I own a 2001 SE7. Recently, when I go into reverse, a light comes on under my Check engine soon ...
  A: that warning light you describe is the transfer gearbox in Neutral. It could be just a warning or ...
land rover 2000 disco blown engine4/4/2006
  Q: I also have a Land Rover 2000 Disco that the engine blew. I was told that the sleeves in the ...
  A: the sleeves within aluminium engines are there for specific engineered reasons, heat reduction, ...
94 Land Rover4/3/2006
  Q: Hey! OK, from the top: -I changed the oil, couldn't get the filter off, so it took a while. ...
  A: did you have troubles BEFORE the oil change? Sounds like you all the right moves during the oil ...
Timing For '94 Discovery4/3/2006
  Q: John, I recently purchased a '94 Discovery and have been trying to figure out a starting issue it ...
  A: timing for 3.9 litre engine is 6°BTDC (statically). Here's what LR has to say: Service repair no - ...
Landrover Discovery4/3/2006
  Q: i have a'00 LR Discovery auto ES and it has started vibrating as i accelerate as i get to about ...
  A: Des Mullan, the director? nice to help you. ***************************** Hi Des, so it was the ...
Disco II 3 amigos4/1/2006
  Q: I am considering to buy an incredebly new june 99 Disco II with only 30 thousand miles. The only ...
  A: intelligent questions. I also see you do your research. The 3 amigos are a concern that will nag ...
DISCO DIZZY3/31/2006
  Q: i purchased a beautiful land rover , been to the shop, i was told that the truck was mechanically ...
  A: have you at any time taken this Disco to a certified Land Rover dealership for service? Most ...
Stuck parking brake3/31/2006
  Q: pulled parking brake, it releasd fine, but the cable to the brake lever still has tention. I ...
  A: you'll have to adjust the cable from below. Here are the steps: 1. select a gear or put in "Park" ...
Freelander TD4 Starting Problems3/31/2006
  Q: I have an X reg Freelander TD4 that starts 1st time everytime when cold or when started again within ...
  A: At first, I thought this sounds like a fuel feed problem but the more I think about it perhaps it's ...
1997 Range Rover 4.6 HSE idling3/31/2006
  Q: My RR 4.6HSE is idling at 1250 rpm at cold and 1200 at hot air con off. Any suggestions. Thanks. ...
  A: your Rangie should idle at 700rpms (+-20). This is control by the engine management system. You'll ...
Discovery 2 brake rotor3/21/2006
  Q: I would like to replace the front rotors on my 03 Discovery. When I tried to remove them, they would ...
  A: here is some info that you can use for you '03 Disco: Brake disc - front $%70.12.10 Brake discs ...
Land Rover Disco overheating3/20/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 Disco II and had the radiator replaced just a few years ago. Problem is temp gauge ...
  A: it may not be your rad. It could be that the coolant is boiling over because of trapped air OR your ...
Alternator and Water Pump3/20/2006
  Q: I am having trouble with my '95 disco. The tach is only working intermittently and battery won't ...
  A: a clear sign the alt is failing is the tach not functioning properly. As for the water pump, send ...
Land Rover Gaskets & Engine Overheating3/8/2006
  Q: We have a 2001 Discovery with 150,000 miles. It is leaking coolant and the repair specialists said ...
  A: yes, I've seen Disco head gasket failure many times. I don't think it's a problem that affects ALL ...
Land Rover Starting Problems3/8/2006
  Q: We have a 98 Discovery. For several months, it seemed to be finicky starting. We would turn the key ...
  A: by the sounds of it, you have a starter problem. Often, starter problems are mistaken for a weak ...
running lights out 1996 disco3/8/2006
  Q: John, My rear tail lights, dash lights, all dont work. The fuel low light thankfully works! The ...
  A: I've seen this with my '95. Has to be a fuse, bulb, bulbholder (wiring or contacts corroded), or ...
drivers power seat for Range Rover3/8/2006
  Q: have 2002 Range Rover with 30k. Just noticed that although the drivers power seat functions ...
  A: ****** follow-up ************* Vern, another Rangie owner wrote me about a problem she was having ...
Land Rover Discovery Seat Release Cable3/7/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 Land Rover Discovery TD5 7 seater, with forward facing, side storage rear seats. On ...
  A: here's what LR has to say: Seat - third row $%78.10.4 Remove 1. Manufacture a spring retainer ...
Land Rover parts3/7/2006
  Q: My power steering gearbox on my 1998 Land Rover Discovery is leaking and I am searching for a ...
  A: yes, I can suggest an excellent site that does all the searching for you: www.car-part.com This ...
I have 2000 Land Rover Discovery...3/7/2006
  Q: I have 2000 Land Rover Discovery 2 and I purchase an extended warranty with an warranty company, I ...
  A: the extended warranty take affect from the day you purchased it? Usually this is the case. Look in ...
power window stop3/6/2006
  Q: I have a 96 discovery.The driver window went all the way down and wouldnt come back up.I took it ...
  A: I believe its the regulator that does this. LR tech sheet is not very descriptive but the Haynes ...
2000 Discovery chatter when in reverse3/6/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 Discovery II with 80k miles. For the past 6 months it has been intermittently ...
  A: you have warranty coverage? Get it in quick before it expires. Sounds like a possible transmission ...
Discovery II 3 Amigos3/6/2006
  Q: I am an engineer who likes to trouble shoot problems and doesn't like to get ripped off from ...
  A: ahh yes...the ABS exciter ring... I believe they are inside the swivel pin housing and very ...
'96 Disco OBD II codes3/5/2006
  Q: John- You may have answered this question ad nauseum, but sine I am new, I'll ask: I'm like you - ...
  A: I like your analogy of LR ownership and a marriage. "...in sickness and in health...". I wonder if ...
Rover 620 stalling when engine cold.3/5/2006
  Q: Although my car isn't a Land Rover Discovery, it is a Rover so I'm hoping you can help. It is a ...
  A: you are very brave. I don't know if I'd ever buy a converted LPG vehicle. Nice Rover - perhaps ...
Fuel Filter Location3/5/2006
  Q: John, Two quick questions for a 1999 Range Rover HSE 4.6: 1) Where is the Fuel Filter located ? ...
  A: Fuel filter should be in rear wheel wheel. Normally, you remove the rear wheel to change the fuel ...
rear window on freelander "R" reg3/5/2006
  Q: Have had a problem with starting so changed battery. When re-connect and operate rear tailgate ...
  A: here is what I've found: Calibration When the CCU is changed from transit mode to a valid market ...
1999 Land rover disco - AntiLock light on3/5/2006
  Q: I have a 1999 Disco. I find out the Anti-lock light on when start and keeps on even I use R gear. ...
  A: ABS light indicates an error condition has been detected with the Anti-lock Brake System. This is a ...
Warning lights on3/5/2006
  Q: I have a Land rover Freelander 98 XE and have just read your answer to the question about TC, ABS ...
  A: if you have a ground wire that's loose, I'd fix it quickly. You can never tell what will be ...
Land Rover Discovery3/4/2006
  Q: My ABS, TC and the red light showing the axles shows up and I can't move the car out of Park ...
  A: is it possible to find another LR dealership or an independent LR mechanic? Sounds like this ...
landrover discovery II3/4/2006
  Q: I was wondering if you can help. I have taken my disco 2 for the same problem to the dealership 6 ...
  A: this may be a suspension or steering related problem. I wonder if your dealer was waiting until your ...
Service Engine on 1997 Disco3/3/2006
  Q: My 1997 Discovery has about 85,000 miles. The Check Engine light came on and I had it serviced. ...
  A: the service engine light (at the 85,000 mile interval) is an emissions examine reminder. I'm ...
Whinng Noise and Other Engine Problems3/3/2006
  Q: I own an automatic, petrol, 97 LR Disco SE7. The engine has taken to making some strange whining ...
  A: sounds like it could be the PS pump bearing that is seized. Eventually, you have leaks and it will ...
Removal of 2000 DiscoTD5 starter motor3/2/2006
  Q: My lovely TD5 Series 2 Disco intermittently gives ominous "Click", "Click" sounds when the ignition ...
  A: *************************** Hi Russ, I removed by starter using several smaller extensions. I know ...
2003 Disco series II future??3/2/2006
  Q: We're considering purchasing our 2003 Disco series II coming off lease in a few months. We have ...
  A: crystal ball time. Most Disco's have weird electrical faults, window operational failures, door ...
Disco II TD5 Auto starting problems3/2/2006
  Q: I have a 2001 TD5 Auto XS 7 seater. with 196000 kilometers & full service history. After driving ...
  A: sounds like a cylinder compression problem or possibly the fuel cut-off solenoid could be faulty. I ...
Brake Switch3/2/2006
  Q: Recently my 96 disco has bee "stuck in park." After reading a lot of infor and calling the land ...
  A: here is the LR tech info: BRAKE PEDAL SWITCH Service repair no - 18.30.66 Remove 1. Disconnect ...
'00 Discovery II acts as if it's flooded3/2/2006
  Q: Started fine this morning, next time I tried to start, it acted as if it was flooded or out of fuel. ...
  A: could be spark or ignition related. Spark plugs, wires even coilpack and alternator may be causing ...
Not Charging3/1/2006
  Q: John, Hey there from Nova Scotia...how are ya boy? The saga of the 95 Disco I continues, and my ...
  A: How's the weather treating you over there? Not too cold for you? I was at the Canadian Eastern ...
Land Rover Discovery II Alarm issues2/28/2006
  Q: My little sister is having some issues with her LR Discovery II that is 4 years old, but has under ...
  A: I would not advise removing any fuses to the alarm system. It can interfer with the operation of ...
Landrover auto gearbox sticks when cold2/28/2006
  Q: I have landrover disco 2.5 (1994)300tdi automatic. When cold the gearbox sticks in 1st gear. Once ...
  A: my first thought was low oil but you've got that covered. Have you considered changing to a ...
02 Disco - chirping sound2/28/2006
  Q: I have an 02 Disco, and like so many of my fellow owners the "three amigos" (ABS, ETC, and HDC) are ...
  A: it could be a bearing that is about to fail. Which bearing becomes the question of the day. You ...
Alarm system in 2000 Discov2/28/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 Land Rover Discovery. I had some work done on it awhile ago for the brakes and since ...
  A: check each of the door sensors to make sure they are working properly. Where I live, fine particles ...
starting problems2/28/2006
  Q: i have a 1.8 freelander.which up to present date has not missed a beat,however recently its starting ...
  A: a difficult starting engine can be caused by either ignition or fuel related problems. Ignition ...
Rear Door2/27/2006
  Q: I'm a new owner of an old 97 Disco. I've had it less than two weeks and so far this site has helped ...
  A: you're luckier than most...you've found a reliable mechanic. Hayes does cover our Series I Disco's, ...
ABS, TC, HD Warning lights On2/27/2006
  Q: I have read extensively about your "3 amigos" - ABS, TC and HD warning lights on LR Discos. I own a ...
  A: I use to live in Boston. Actually, it was Acton but close enough! Ahhh...si...los compadres! ...
Overheating2/27/2006
  Q: 2000 TD5 SeriesII Auto.Blocked radiator replaced 3 weeks ago. Still overheating. Initial diagnosis ...
  A: from a cold engine, remove the reservoir cap and start the engine. Let the engine idle and watch to ...
Discovery Trouble Codes2/26/2006
  Q: I Have a 98 LR discovery suffering from poor performance and a intermitiant check engine light. i ...
  A: p1179: AMFR Correction At Maximum Negative Value p1448: evaporative loss control system - Major ...
whining whistle noise on turns 1996 Disco SE72/26/2006
  Q: We just got a 1996 Disco SE7 and my husband who is more a saab expert is learning all he can, all ...
  A: good luck with the Disco. Make sure to register with a local LR dealership so you can be included ...
Freelander oil change2/26/2006
  Q: Could you tell me if it is possible to change the oil and filter on a 1998 K series petrol ...
  A: could be done but it looks like a knuckle buster job. Would save you all that work lowering and ...
1996 Land Rover Discovery-No fire to Coil2/25/2006
  Q: John, Hi, I have a 96 Disco SE7, has 125k on it. One morning cranked it up and it idled rough and ...
  A: rare to find a coil problem. Coilpacks are a different type and they can break down but older coils ...
1999 landrover td5 rear suspention2/25/2006
  Q: the bags arnt leeking i have changed the ecu fitted new pump and fitted new rear sencers. it went to ...
  A: if a SLABS engineer can't find the fault, I don't know what a volunteer LR owner will do. Most ...
96' disco- Misfire2/25/2006
  Q: I am original owner of a 96' disco with 91k miles. For the last year I have battled the check eng ...
  A: I had some trouble with my '95 Disco that sounds like your problem. Turns out that three (3) spark ...
OBD II Codes2/25/2006
  Q: My Service Engine Soon light has been going on periodically , so I bought an OBD II scanner. I got ...
  A: use this website to find LR OBD codes: http://www.iequus.com/obd_def.asp p1319: Misfire with ...
95 range rover classic rotoflex replacement2/25/2006
  Q: i am replacing the rotoflex coupling of the driveshaft - I have removed all six bolts of the ...
  A: here's what I found for you; Rang Rover Classic REAR PROPELLER SHAFT Service repair no - 47.15.03 ...
98 disco lse2/25/2006
  Q: I've been reading thru your section and although found very usefull info, still can't find help for ...
  A: in one of my recent discussions you'll find a reference to a company that specializes in servicing ...
98 Discovery Rear View Mirror Messed Up!2/24/2006
  Q: I have a 1998 Discovery and the interior mirror (which is supposed to be auto dimming) has turned a ...
  A: just go to www.car-part.com and perform a search on your vehicle with part rear view mirror. I did a ...
Electrical Issues2/23/2006
  Q: I recently bought my 2nd Classic LWB ('95 4.2 L). This one has 208k. It's been taken care of and the ...
  A: tricky problem. Usually, if there's a problem with the alternator, it'll show itself if you connect ...
97 Disco Cruise Control2/23/2006
  Q: I've found a fantastic DIY troubleshooting guide for failed CC. However, the guide requires you to ...
  A: here's what LR has to say: CRUISE CONTROL ECU - V8i Service repair no - 19.75.49 Remove 1. Remove ...
land rover repair2/22/2006
  Q: I own a 1999 Land Rover Discovery. When I depress the brakes, the top rear brake light works but ...
  A: check the wiring and the bulbholder for corrosion. Also check all the other light bulbs on the ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery II2/21/2006
  Q: John, I just purchased a Land Rover a little less than a month ago, and it has been inoperable for ...
  A: when LR's are running, they are the best vehicles on the road...when they are in need of repair, it ...
More Electrical Issues??2/21/2006
  Q: John, I fear I am starting to sound like a broken record on this one, but I am stumped. I have a ...
  A: My folks are from Cape Breton..."how are ya, boy!" Too bad about all these troubles. Have you ...
Overheating2/21/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 LR Disco, It has 63,000 miles and has been maintained well. It started to overheat ...
  A: be careful not to drive the car too far with the temp gauge maxing out. The cylinder sleeves can ...
Land Rover Brake/stop lights...2/20/2006
  Q: I have a 1994 Land Rover Discovery and recently "discovered" that my brake lights aren't working. ...
  A: start checking ALL the bulbs on your Disco. If one goes, its possible that some others in the ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery SE7 Problems2/20/2006
  Q: My Discovery has 75000 miles currently. Up until 60000 miles the maintenance was normal, ...
  A: all that and you're only at 75Kmiles...ouch. The other repairs seem normal for a heavy 4x4 with a ...
intermitant irregular running2/20/2006
  Q: 5L petrol 90 1986 112000 genuine mls that starts 1st time and drives ok for about 3 miles,then it ...
  A: nice 90 and low mileage too! Sounds like it could be ignition timing, possible vacuum leak, even ...
My 2000 Disovery II Wont Start2/20/2006
  Q: Parked my 2000 Discovery II (51k miles) in the garage last night. I smelled a burning smell not ...
  A: sounds like the starter relay was blown. Probably a seized starter or solenoid shorted out. Make ...
automatic door/lock/unlock2/20/2006
  Q: I recently needed to change the ignition tumbler on my 98 Disco... since the two botton fob does not ...
  A: you could look for replacement locks and ignition switch at www.car-part.com... Just make sure the ...
1997 power locks and remote fob not working2/19/2006
  Q: I just bought a 97 disco SE7. 125k miles but looks well maintained. Having a bad luck experience so ...
  A: I think someone is telling you something..."if it weren't for bad luck, you'd have no luck at all". ...
Ignition Key - Intermittent inability to remove2/19/2006
  Q: I have a 1997 Landrover Discovery 1 (3.9 petrol). From time to time I have problems removing the key ...
  A: sounds like the lock tumblers are worn down. Over time, the key can score the tiny teeth/tumblers ...
freelander trouble2/19/2006
  Q: Where will this be coming from? My rear door window doesnt open using dash board controls when door ...
  A: water ingress in footwell is common to LR's. Could be windscreen leaks, leaks from in-dash heater ...
cooling system2/18/2006
  Q: I have a 1997 land rover and I had a pin hole leak in my head that makes me lose antifreeze ...
  A: pin hole leak sounds ok but using rad sealer may have gunked up the system. Flush it all out and ...
2000 Discovery Electric Cooling Fan2/18/2006
  Q: Tonight, when i returned home after driving approximatley 20 miles on the freeway, the electric ...
  A: don't think this is related to the TC, HDC and ABS bug. Could be a short in the fan's wire ...
Key2/17/2006
  Q: John, I have a 1999 Range Rover HSE. Suddenly, neither of my keys will turn in the door lock. Any ...
  A: hmmmm...have you tried spraying some white lithium lubricant into the keyhole? Its possible that ...
Land Rover speedometer failure2/17/2006
  Q: I have a 95 Land Rover Discovery automatic 3.9L gas engine with only 77,000 miles on it. The ...
  A: nice Disco...and such low mileage! wow. This sounds like the speedometer transducer has failed or ...
Engine Light and many other problems on NEW Sport!2/17/2006
  Q: Car is barely 2 weeks old and we've had our engine light come on 3 times. Three other symptons ...
  A: oh boy...for you it begins very early on in your ownership. For LR's this is not unexpected. If I ...
Rev Counter Sticking2/17/2006
  Q: 99 Disco I, Petrol 3.9 Left Hand Drive, Located in Dubai (Very Hot Climate) Automatic...Great info ...
  A: I would guess that your alternator is not working properly. Check to make sure all the cables are ...
oxygen sensor replace2/16/2006
  Q: John. I recently ran my 1996 Discovery through DEQ and failed due to the OBDII spitting out 2 codes ...
  A: I believe there are two O2 sensors on your '96 Disco. Both can be found on the exhaust "Y" pipe ...
Failing Smog Test2/16/2006
  Q: See what happened was I took my 1999 Disco II in for a smog test. The check engine light had been ...
  A: it's very rare for O2 sensors to fail. Clearly, they are part swapping to solve this problem. How ...
Disco II Coolant System2/16/2006
  Q: John, Thanks for all of your hard work giving advice! I've never asked a question prior to now, ...
  A: Nice to read feedback from fellow Disco owners. So far, the problem seems to be with the heater ...
2000 RR security has locked me out?!2/15/2006
  Q: My 2000 Range Rover every now and then seems to go into a lock-down and i can't do anything to get ...
  A: superlock prevents any door from opening when the locks are engaged. You can activate superlock two ...
Engine will not start2/15/2006
  Q: I have a 1997 Land Rover Discovery. The engine started to lose power like it was out of gas and ...
  A: first determine if you are getting fuel to the engine. You could remove one of the spark plugs and ...
no reverse - 2002 freelander2/15/2006
  Q: I have had a tranny in my Freelander go bad. I have put in another tranny (used) with that one being ...
  A: interesting problem....are you sure its the tranny? Same problem exists with 3 trannies... Could ...
96 Disco Misfire1/23/2006
  Q: I have a 96 4.0 Disco SE. The coil packs have been replaced, new plugs and new wires. The LR has ...
  A: this sounds like the exhaust valves are sticking...a common problem with 4.0 engines. Valve job is ...
engine won't start1/23/2006
  Q: Well this complicated I have an 01 disco se7. about four months ago while pulling a trailer the ...
  A: so the problem is two-fold; you have a static discharge that the radio is picking up, the starter ...
Rear Door Replacement1/22/2006
  Q: We went offroading today and got stuck sideways. Had to open back door of my 2003 LR Disco (to get ...
  A: OUCH. That's gotta hurt. Whitney, I've seen them on www.car-part.com for as low as $200. Try ...
knocking noise from a disco 21/22/2006
  Q: I have a 1999 disco 2 V8/dual fuel auto ES model 67000 miles. Recently it has started to knock when ...
  A: how is the fluid levels? When was the last time you changed the gearbox fluid? No leaks? I'd have ...
too much pressure on cooling system1/21/2006
  Q: I have a 93 Range Rover County LWB with a 4.2L. My question is, what causes for my coolant to ...
  A: could be a blockage. Pressure test the radiator and then the engine itself. Flush the coolant and ...
Disco TD5 Auto Transmission1/20/2006
  Q: I have owned a 2000 Discovery TD5 series 2 Auto in Australia for several months. Trouble free, great ...
  A: yes there is a coolant line into the rad for the tranny. As for an aux cooler, I'm not aware of one. ...
Not the battery1/20/2006
  Q: I have a 96 disco. I've trouble starting it-it just won't turn over sometimes. The next day it ...
  A: go back to the shop and ask for a refund. This sounds more like a starter problem. Could be ...
gasoline leakage1/20/2006
  Q: HELP! I just got my 96 disco out of the shop after having replaced the solenoid, as well as having ...
  A: did you contact the dealership after this? I too had the recall performed. Recently, I've heard ...
1999 Land rover Discovery front end shake1/20/2006
  Q: My '99 Discovery developes a shake in the front end after I hit the brakes at 70mph. When I try to ...
  A: I doubt that it's the head. Rev the engine in your driveway and watch for vibrations at same rpm ...
1995 Land Rover Discovery1/19/2006
  Q: When I bought it, it was idling pretty roughly, but no problems. Normally I give it a bit of gas ...
  A: wait the 30 days and then get it repaired. Could be transmission (the noise you mention). Could ...
95 Disco with the leans1/19/2006
  Q: John, First of all, thanks for doing such a great job! I can't begin to tell you how much money ...
  A: glad I can help. Sounds like a bad shock. If they are originals its overdue. If you're not ...
2000 disco II1/19/2006
  Q: I have a few issues with my LR. First it sounds like a waterfall in my dash on the passanger side.We ...
  A: welcome to the wonderful world of owning a british motor car. GAG. The water you hear in your dash ...
1999 Discover 21/19/2006
  Q: Just some brief background information on my new LR. I recently bought a 1999 Discovery 2 with ...
  A: nice Disco. 1999 model year is solid. Glad to read that LR repaired the headgasket for ...
2000 Disco II, Traction control1/18/2006
  Q: I just bought a 2000 Discovery II SD, In low range, I put the left front tire against a steep angle ...
  A: the valve adjustment you could probably do in your driveway. Crank seal...a garage with a lift is ...
drive shat/transmission on 2001 Discovery1/18/2006
  Q: I have a 2001 Discovery SE (second owner). Original owner bought Discovery from local LR dealer and ...
  A: I doubt that LRUSA will do very much for you. You can try but unless all the moons of jupiter are ...
97 Discovery Driver Door Latch1/18/2006
  Q: I have a 97 Discovery SE7 that I bought used with 90K miles on it. I like the vehicle so far but am ...
  A: nice purchase...great price. The door problem you describe is quite common. I suggest you clean up ...
ABS warning lights1/18/2006
  Q: re: 99 Discovery, Series II. Our ABS, Traction Control and Hill Decent warning lights are all lit. ...
  A: this is a common problem, however, if you talk to LRNA they'd say otherwise. It all depends on ...
Service engine light on Disco II1/17/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 Land Rover Discovery II. How do I reset the service engine light ?? Do I need a tool ...
  A: for Disco series I owners, here is a website that describes how to reset the Service Engine Light. ...
2000-2002 Ranger Rover Discovery II1/17/2006
  Q: I am looking to buy a used Disco II,the adv miles for a good used one in my price range is around ...
  A: for series II Disco's, check the owner's manual to see if routine maintenance (warranty service) was ...
Fuel Gage not Working (98 LR Disco)1/15/2006
  Q: 1998 Land Rover Discovery: I am wondering what I may do to fix the problem with the fuel gage ...
  A: sounds like the fuel gauge sender (found on fuel pump) may be at fault. The other possibility is ...
altenator1/15/2006
  Q: John I have a 4.0 1998 disco. the problem started after fixing some oil leaks and washing the engine ...
  A: you've got a short somewhere in the engine compartment. Something is drawing a charge...could be ...
1996 range rover auto1/15/2006
  Q: recently bought a range rover 1996 auto 2.5 dse. When I selected low range than returned to high ...
  A: do you have an owner's manual for that Rangie? Here's what I found and maybe it can help: LOW ...
Starter?1/15/2006
  Q: 99 Disco I have a fresh battery with a good charge. When I turn the key I get a "click" like my ...
  A: yes, sometimes the main cog within the starter that engages the main crank can be surrounded with ...
Steering issues1/3/2006
  Q: I recently purchased a 94 disco with only 42k. I live in japan. While doing JCI (japanese ...
  A: I don't believe that just adjusting the toe will correct the misaligned steering wheel. Remember ...
fuel pump /sencer prob1/3/2006
  Q: ok model 4dr discovery runs on petrol and yes fuel is being sent to the fuel ...
  A: here's what you do: double-check the fuel pump installation. Next, check for loose or faulty ...
what do i do my srs light comes on1/2/2006
  Q: my 1999 disc. type 1 has about 124,000 miles it had a bad heater hose i fixed it sat for 2 weeks ...
  A: sounds like your having electrical short somewhere. Check all your lightbulbs all around your ...
Electrics1/2/2006
  Q: The dashboard battery light fails to go out once the car has strated - though it does dim to some ...
  A: have your battery tested right away. ALSO, have the alternator and serpentine belt tested too! If ...
Follow-up1/1/2006
  Q: John, Probably should have read the hundreds of fellow Disc owners with all the same issues ...
  A: no problem. As for the gas tank recall, call LRNA and ask them directly. Have your VIN ready to ...
Service Engine/Check Engine lights1/1/2006
  Q: John, I have a 99 Disc with 84k miles. I just returned from a long trip, and like the other ...
  A: the SES is an emission reminder. The Check Engine light is another matter. Its usually EMS related ...
What does a Discovery 1995 need to pass an MOT1/1/2006
  Q: By the way, managed to bleed fuel system eventually, took a long time though. Any way, the ...
  A: I'm glad you finally bled the fuel line...it's a tedious task to perform. As for MOT ...
Disco 2 Whining1/1/2006
  Q: I have an 02 disco that is starting to wine or whine.. it always had made that LR noise, but now ...
  A: could be pulley bearing related. Does not have to be the alternator though. One way to tell is to ...
LANDY WILL NOT START1/1/2006
  Q: PLEASE COULD YOU HELP I HAVE A 3.9 V8 DISCOVERY.LANDY WAS RUNING BUT IN THE DARK YOU COULD SEE THAT ...
  A: here's what I understand: spark plug wires were worn and you could see sparks in the dark; you ...
Disco II problem1/1/2006
  Q: John, Thanks so much for this service! You rock! I have a 2000 Disco II, and the SES light has ...
  A: the coolant overflow is unrelated to the SES light. SES reminder is usually triggered around the ...
check engine12/31/2005
  Q: Discovery 98. I tried the reset procedure by disconnecting the negative terminal for about 10 secs. ...
  A: if after resetting the system and the Check Engine light reappears, there is clearly an component ...
ignigtion key release12/31/2005
  Q: I have a 98 Discovery. Two part probelm. 1) When starting there are two double chimes and then the ...
  A: could it be that the key is worn down or maybe a copy? Seems more related to the key and the ...
oil leek and ratling12/30/2005
  Q: I have had the check engine light flash (never stay on), and have had the engine die but immediately ...
  A: overfilling the transmission fluid may cause problems within the transmission. It could cause ...
No keyless entry, no interior lights, no rear sunroof12/29/2005
  Q: 2001 Disco SE I have a few problems and am I hoping for one solution. My keys don't work, although ...
  A: so you recently changed your battery and then these problems arose? What circumstances made you ...
alarm system12/29/2005
  Q: when i turn on the rover sd the horn starts to honk when i open the door it stops i unscrewed the ...
  A: this sounds more like a security related problem and I don't think its related to the lock that was ...
Smell of anti-freeze outside of vehicle after operation12/29/2005
  Q: I have a 1995 Land Rover Discovery, 3.9 liter, petrol vehicle. I recently noted a smell of ...
  A: well, it could be your radiator, a hose, a cracked engine block, headgasket failure or heater matrix ...
2000 Land Rover P0174,171,301,734,131912/29/2005
  Q: This is a 2000 Land Rover Discovery II. OBD II light is on. I'm getting the following codes P0171, ...
  A: wow! what a list of codes! Here's a website that can decipher them for you: ...
Freelander Key Fob problems12/29/2005
  Q: My key fob for my Freelander fails to open the doors. The immobiliser has kicked in and won't allow ...
  A: this is usually reset with the LR Testbook device found at your local LR dealer. I took a look ...
/overheating.12/29/2005
  Q: On Christmas Eve I notice my temp gauge rising to hot and the red light on. Then a few minutes it ...
  A: wow...your message sure is, er, exciting. An erotically hot Rangie engine attracted to red ...
front brake and brake light replacement12/28/2005
  Q: Upon replacing the front brake pads and the left brake light on a 1998 Discovery, the very next day ...
  A: very strange. I doubt it has anything to do with your brake pads. Do you still have the old brake ...
not starting or running rough12/27/2005
  Q: couple days ago, my 91 RR started acting very weird... I was driving on freeway around 65mph, and ...
  A: perhaps your problem is not the fuel portion of the ignition but the spark. You've replaced the cap ...
Oil lek and rattling12/27/2005
  Q: I have a 93 petrol discovery. Recently it has developed an oil leak right near the oil filter. Not ...
  A: could be a gasket seal failure on the crankshaft pulley, the large pulley just above the oil filter. ...
2001 Landrover Discovery II12/27/2005
  Q: 1- Is there an ODB II Reader available to read & reset the Brake Codes for my 2001 Discovery? I have ...
  A: I don't know very many OBDII readers that reset ABS codes. You could do a internet search on ...
97 Disco Brakes12/25/2005
  Q: John, I'm having an intermittant problem with my brakes. At low speeds (2-3 mph) I hear a whirring ...
  A: no...I would not blame the ABS right away. If you hear a scraping or whirring sound, I'd suspect a ...
disco clutch/drive train noise?12/25/2005
  Q: I have a 1996 discovery with a manual transmission and 105,000 miles. We love the truck. I have ...
  A: it could be the clutch that's failing. It's in a crucial area and hard to guess from here. It's ...
disco 1 rear shock12/25/2005
  Q: I have replaced shocks on 97 discovery and only have driver rear left. There is a metal line ...
  A: avoid damaging the brake line. According to LR tech sheet, if you can't remove the top fittings for ...
Rear Door Lock 98 Disco12/24/2005
  Q: We have acquired a 98 Disco, and the rear door cannot be opened from outside or inside. The locks ...
  A: the fastest way to repair this is with the dealer. They'll be able to do this quickly and correcty. ...
Water Sound Behind Dashboard12/23/2005
  Q: 2000 Land Rover Discovery We are experiencing what sounds like rushing water behind the dashboard of ...
  A: Yes, I've heard of this before. It has something to do with the heater hoses located in that area. ...
SES light blinking12/22/2005
  Q: I have a 2000 Disco II 87,000 miles. The SES light started blinking last weekend and everytime I ...
  A: the Service Engine Soon light is an emissions reset reminder. You should have no trouble driving ...
Engine surging12/20/2005
  Q: First: thank you for the advice. I have been putting a higher grade of fuel and have seen a ...
  A: don't overfill the fuel tank. That vacuum you hear is normal. If you're having 'sending' problems ...
total brake loss12/19/2005
  Q: 1996 Range Rover SE with a Transplanted 4.6 liter engine. We have a complete loss of brakes, no ...
  A: could be master cylinder. If you press the pedal and it goes to the floor...its your Master C. Its ...
L R Discovery TD5 Auto ES 20010 overheating12/19/2005
  Q: I had been losing power at odd times, usually at low speeds and with aircon on. Re-starting solved ...
  A: You have some very valid points in this message. Have you written to LR headquarters? These LR ...
oxygen sensor12/19/2005
  Q: 2003 disco 88,000 with the servise engine light on and idiling really rough .I have a OBD11 reader, ...
  A: the MAF failing can make your engine run really rough. Looks like your ems is very very lean. O2 ...
Land Rover Discovery locks12/19/2005
  Q: I have a 2000 Land Rover Discovery and my driver door won't lock/unlock with my key. I had the same ...
  A: the power door locks on most LR's have various problems. Most of them have to do with the security ...
Routine maintenence12/18/2005
  Q: I am planning(?) to buy a used Freelander 2002,with 77K on it.I am concerned about sceduled ...
  A: small world...I'm from London originally. Yes, you can save a bundle by doing the oil changes and ...
Rattling when cold.12/18/2005
  Q: I bought my 1999 Discovery 2 TD5.with 56,000 mile in August which had a full service (correct oil ...
  A: sounds like your mechanic is guessing too! It would be a shame to spend so much and the problem ...
SRS12/18/2005
  Q: Good day John, 1995 LR RR LWB Classic, 4.2L / Auto, "25th Anniversary", SRS light problems. The ...
  A: from what I understand, that's the normal sequence of events...after 10 years, the SRS system has to ...
Land Rover Discovery 2000 - Warning Lights12/17/2005
  Q: John, the horn button on the right side of the steering wheel came off and the spring and metal ...
  A: The ABS, TC an HDC lights coming on at the same time is not related to the horn button problem you ...
Land Rover Disco '99 Series II12/14/2005
  Q: We have a 1999 LR Disco with 65K miles. We have been experiencing the "three amigos" problem for ...
  A: its a known problem that has haunted Series II Disco's for some time. Many owners have written ...
discovery series 2 lights12/14/2005
  Q: I have a 2004 ,04/06/04 registered discovery 2 (Landmark)model. is it possible to fit xenon bulbs to ...
  A: Xenon-plasma technology bulbs? They are suppose to be direct replacements but the heat they ...
Land Rover Disco Camber.12/14/2005
  Q: John, I have recently joined the ranks of pround Land Rover owners. I purchased a '96 Disco Series ...
  A: that's right. It's a solid axle and so castor angle and camber angle are not adjustable. Only the ...
Do Discoverys have a PCV valve12/14/2005
  Q: I have a 1995 Discovery. Everytime I go into an oil change place they tell me I need a new PCV valve ...
  A: yes, its true. You can remove the breather and clean it if you wish. Some owners have been known ...
2000 Range Rover Starting???12/13/2005
  Q: BACKROUND: I am a college kid in AZ that is 500 miles away from my trusted mechanic at West Coast ...
  A: seems a faulty battery have have started this series of events. Make sure your alt is charging ...
2 problems12/12/2005
  Q: I was reading about Tim and his comments which dealt with landrovers 3 light and valve job ...
  A: an '03 with these problems? I hope you're still under warranty. It's a shame that this problem was ...
noises in drivetrain12/12/2005
  Q: ive always heard a clanking/shifting sound in the drivetrain, i guess some noise is normal since it ...
  A: Noises from a 4x4? If you're off-roading this may be true from the suspension but I don't think it's ...
'02 Freelander Side View Mirror Body Replacement12/12/2005
  Q: I saw your response for the mirror body replacement on the 2001 Discovery II on 10-19-05. Is the ...
  A: here's what I have for Freelanders: Mirror - exterior - electric $%76.10.57 Remove 1. Remove ...
Engine knock and surging12/12/2005
  Q: John, I have a 1995 land rover discovery 3.9 5spd that I have owned now for a week I have already ...
  A: you and I share the same vehicle. My 5spd '95 Disco is white and was named "Simba' (a LR tradition ...
Discovery 1995 Tdi12/11/2005
  Q: Spoken to you before and i am having no luck with bleeding the Fuel System on my LR discovery. I ...
  A: could it be that the filter is not installed correctly? I think it allows fuel to flow in only one ...
Intermittent Service Engine Light12/11/2005
  Q: I have owned a 2001 Land Rover Discovery II for about 18 months. The Service Engine light has been ...
  A: on Disco II's, many owners have complaints about the sticking exhaust valves that eventually result ...
94 Disco 1 stuck in Park12/10/2005
  Q: This has happen to me twice before with my 94 Discovery...and I have jumped the left 2 wires on the ...
  A: here's what I have on the SHIFTLOCK SOLENOID/NEUTRAL SWITCH Service repair no - 41.10.63/64 This is ...
99 Disco rear suspension air bag replacement HOW TO12/10/2005
  Q: I have a 99 Disco and the rear air suspension bag needs to be replaced..Any ideas on how to or where ...
  A: here's what I have... Air springs have 4 sections: 1 Top plate 2 Voss connector 3 Air bag 4 Piston ...
TC, ABS & Hill Decent dash lights-valve job12/9/2005
  Q: love your site. I have a 2000 Discovery II. I have the same problem everyone else is having. The 3 ...
  A: I am always amazed when I read messages like the one you sent me. Its a very sad that this vehicle ...
Range rover classic 199512/9/2005
  Q: My battery is not able to hold a charge. I am able to jump the truck but if I turn it off, the ...
  A: this could be a pulley bearing failure. As the bearings grind down they make a high pitched squeal. ...
Range Rover ABS12/9/2005
  Q: I have a RR Classic 1993- and noticed a drastic pulling when braking - I have removed wheels and ...
  A: send me an email and I'll send you what I have regarding the front brakes on your Rangie Classic. ...
Coolant flush TD 5 ,How to do ?12/9/2005
  Q: John, Can you give me a short description on how to drain the cooling circuit of de D2 ? (TD5) I do ...
  A: Here's what LR has to say about Disco II V8's: ADJUSTMENTS 26-2-13 WARNING: Since injury such as ...
96 LR Discovery SE7 petrol 68,000 miles12/8/2005
  Q: I am looking at a used 96 Discovery. I rode in the passenger side while my husband was driving, and ...
  A: hmmm..passenger side footwell has thumping underneath... below that area is the mud flap. The ...
Overheat12/8/2005
  Q: 1991 Discovery Diesel. hi, Temperature gauge, occasionally climbs up to top, and red light begins ...
  A: here's a checklist that will help you out: ENGINE OVERHEATING Before conducting any cooling system ...
Brake Pressure Loss12/8/2005
  Q: On my 50 mile drive home the other day I noticed my brakes becoming squishy--that is -- I had to ...
  A: it sounds like your Master C has lost a seal somewhere. You can buy OEM, rebuilt or salvaged* (my ...
ABS Random Failure - Please for the love of LR's HELP!!!12/8/2005
  Q: I stumbled on your question and am experiencing the same problem. My ABS randomly fails which is ...
  A: when the ABS light shows up be assured that you still have brakes. Our Disco's are heavy vehicles, ...
99 DIsco vibrating12/8/2005
  Q: Our 99 Disco series 1 is acting up. When traveling at 25-35 mph there is alot of vibration in the ...
  A: Follow up: Jessica, I forgot to mention that you should inspect the swivel hub on your wheels. ...
Coolant leak12/7/2005
  Q: I have a 01 4.6HSE. I recently noticed a lack of heat and then intermittent overheating which would ...
  A: Nice 4x4. I usually don't hear from 4.6HSE owners... Yes, you've got a leak probably around the ...
97 land rover disco no start when hot12/7/2005
  Q: I am trying to figure out why this vehicle runs perfect until you shut it off starts good doesn't ...
  A: There are usually several reasons why an engine has difficulty starting when hot. It could be that ...
Engine Light P0174 P073412/7/2005
  Q: I have 2000 Disco II that I had the diagnostics read when I went to get my emissions tested. The ...
  A: the two codes are not related to the same problem. The P0174 refers to a lean condition detected by ...
Land Rover Discovery Gear Box Leak12/6/2005
  Q: I just recently bought a 98 LR Disc. I am leaking Power Stearing fluid from the gear box. Is there ...
  A: You've got to address the leakage sooner rather than later. How is the fluid level in the gearbox? ...
Left turn problems12/6/2005
  Q: About a week ago I begain to make a left hand turn and my wheel started to shake as if my alignment ...
  A: yes...its sounds just like the CV problem I had last year. Ouch. If you don't act soon, you'll be ...
TAPPING NOISE FROM THE ENGINE AND POWER LOSS!,PLZ HELP12/5/2005
  Q: How you doing sir?,well i have a range rover 1996 4.0 SE (unleaded fuel),its been a year now since ...
  A: what fuel are you using? Make sure it complies with the fuel type needed for your Rangie. Here in ...
transfer case banging noise entering reverse12/4/2005
  Q: Firstly let me convey my gratitude for the info u 've provided to every land rover lovers as I'm ...
  A: lately, while suffering from a slow transfer case leak, I've notice a sharp bang when engaging ...
93 Rangie...AIr Susp. fuse problem..12/3/2005
  Q: Selling my 93 LWB...and the day the buyer arrives the suspension quits! Tracked it down to the 30 ...
  A: here's what I found out for you: Could it be a problem with the suspension compressor? Older pumps ...
Discovery 300TDi Overheating ?12/3/2005
  Q: I need some backup here, my TDi300 has run great, previously all core plugs changed then the other ...
  A: Could you pressure test the rad? If all the hoses check out ok, the rad is holding up under ...
'99 Disco Series II needs remedies12/2/2005
  Q: 1. On cold winter starts, I hear a brief noise from under the hood. It lasts maybe a second, but ...
  A: if we were neighbours, you bet I'd come over to help out. However, its a 15 hour drive for me (one ...
Rover 9812/2/2005
  Q: I have a '98 Disco with 132,000 miles on it. Last night after work I started my engine. It started ...
  A: sounds like a pulley somewhere along the length of your serpentine belt had bearing problems and ...
will not start12/1/2005
  Q: The only way that it will start is to Jump it, brand new battery,fully charged. all fuses were ...
  A: seems you have a few problems here. The difficult starts may be due to a weak battery or ...
2000 Landrover Discovery II12/1/2005
  Q: I have a 2000 Dicovery and bought it used from the dealership(not a landroveer dealership) in March ...
  A: If you did not have the noise BEFORE the LR dealership serviced the vehicle, I'd take it back and ...
1999 dico II How To?11/29/2005
  Q: John, Hey- I wrote on the 21st about the "1999 dico II engine sputtering on exeleration." You gave ...
  A: lets hope its just the plugs or wires for 5 and 8. The codes could also indicate fuel injection ...
Loss of power and engine sputter after heavy rain: is water finding its way in my gas tank?11/29/2005
  Q: I have a 97' Discovery that will lose power, and the engine will sputter after a heavy rain. This ...
  A: I doubt you have water in your tank, unless you buy your fuel from the same station and THEY have ...
Freelander difficult cranking11/28/2005
  Q: I own 2003 SE Freelander which has been having trouble to start for the last three months (or four ...
  A: ¡Hola, Lisa! Make sure this problem is fixed while you're still under warranty. Once that warranty ...
Electrical Problems 97 Disco11/28/2005
  Q: I have a 97 Discovery 4.0 L V-8 with 110,000 miles. Recently, it has developed some sort of ...
  A: you'll have to check all the grounding points on your Disco to make sure the contact is clean and ...
ABS problem on a 96 Disco11/27/2005
  Q: I have a 96 Disco that recently had the brake relay switch replaced. Now the ABS light will not go ...
  A: if I knew the answer to this question, I'd make a fortune! The LR ABS problem is a long and murky ...
2003 Discovery II Ignition Wire Replacement11/26/2005
  Q: The #6 cylinder in my 2003 Discovery II is not firing. The dealer wanted $780 to fit new ignition ...
  A: I posted a page on the following website: ...
Range rover open book!11/26/2005
  Q: I have a 1999 range rover 4.6 hse, and after about 10 minutes of driving I get an open book symbol. ...
  A: Your Rangies AC problem will have to be analzyed by either the dealers testbook OR a similiar ...
door hinge11/24/2005
  Q: 91' discovery, has a sheared off pin in the lower hinge. Have got new, complete hinge in front of ...
  A: well...good news and bad news. The good news is that I've changed the hinges on my '95 Disco and so ...
94 disco,transfer stuck in high11/24/2005
  Q: I have 94 disc Auto, the gear box is stuck in high. i tried moving it in N standing as well as ...
  A: lucky you! A '94 Disco with low mileage and a neighbour who is a gearhead (nice tag) with tools! ...
Whining noise on passanger side11/24/2005
  Q: I have a 94 Disco and it makes a constant whining noise around the passanger side glove box when I ...
  A: the only thing I know thats behind the glove box on most Disco's is the BCM (body control module). ...
1998 range rover 4.0 128,000 miles11/23/2005
  Q: 1 check engine light with 2 codes P0300 (random multiple cylinder misfire) and P1316 which I cant ...
  A: P1316 indicates misfires causing excessive emissions. Be careful here...you could loose your ...
5 speed shifting but not into gear11/23/2005
  Q: 1996 Discovery 5spd. Not going into gear. Shifts through H N L and also seem to shift through all ...
  A: Could it be a CV joint problem? Just in case, lock your differential and then try moving your ...
Service Engine Soon at 50K miles11/22/2005
  Q: 2001 Range Rover 4.6 HSE, Service Engine Soon came on at almost exactly 50k miles. Seems too much ...
  A: yes...thats an emissions reminder and it can be reset using either a LR testbook or an Autologic ...
1998 Discovery - Idles Very High after replacing Fuel Pump11/22/2005
  Q: One day alst week, my car died as I was driving. It stopped and I was not able to turn the car over ...
  A: This sounds so much like a problem I had with my Disco and dealership 5 years ago. I took the Disco ...
1996 Range Rover Electrical Problem?11/22/2005
  Q: I have a 96 Range HSE and about eight months ago I had to replace the battery and alternator because ...
  A: I had so many troubles with the alternator on my '95 Disco. I've replaced 3 and rebuilt the one I ...
99 Disco II bought used many problems11/22/2005
  Q: 99 disco II 97k, V8 automatic petro I bought my disco used... i'm 19 i don't know much about ...
  A: the water leak is a common problem to Disco's. I've yet to learn if the LR3 Discovery has this ...
1999 dico II engine sputtering on exeleration11/21/2005
  Q: john, I have a 1999 dico II that is giving me an engine problem, "I think". I've had the dico for @ ...
  A: yes...the '99 is one of my favourite model years too! Take your Disco to a local parts store ...
Freelander Brakes11/21/2005
  Q: our 2004 Freelander with 23k miles still under warranty, needs new brakes. Land Rover wanted to ...
  A: yes, it does seem strange to see new rotors for a car with only 23K miles. Are you sure you need ...
starting problem freelander td411/21/2005
  Q: john thank you for your answer to my question i have had a bit of luck with finding my starting ...
  A: Willem, that's very good news. I wonder which relay it was? I will keep this in mind for the ...
Will not start when cold, 1998 Range Rover11/18/2005
  Q: I have a 1998 range rover and when it get cold outside, it will turn but not catch. If I keep it in ...
  A: ******* Follow-up ********* Cortelius, Here is a portion of an article I read a few months ago, ...
1996 Discovery Radio11/17/2005
  Q: I have a 1996 Discovery. Some months ago the radio and cassette both quit. The lights to the player ...
  A: Your best bet is to have it serviced. Here is a website that may be of help to you: ...
How do i know when i have bleeded the fuel system on my Discovery11/17/2005
  Q: From recieving the method on how to bleed the fuel on my discovery, how do i know when the system ...
  A: its best done manually. You should know that the system is completely bled when no more bubbles ...
Irregular Mis-Firing11/17/2005
  Q: HELP ! I have a Land Rover Disc. 1997 V8 auto petrol with 204K klms which I have owned since new. ...
  A: It could be your throttle position sensor (TPS). This is a common problem, especially with Disco ...
Intermitent Power Hesitation11/17/2005
  Q: I have a Disco '98 LSE 99,000 miles, I'm having problem with the engine, power loss once in awhile ...
  A: there is a common problem with sticking exhaust valves. Carbon buildup deposits are causing the ...
thank you11/16/2005
  Q: Looks like this isn't going to be easy. Thanks again. Dave
  A: you're welcome. Here are some other websites that might have some insight into this problem. ...
blinking odometer11/16/2005
  Q: Recently replaced a defective alternator. When I got the disco buttoned back up, car runs fine, but ...
  A: I'm guessing here...could it be that you have to select the correct reading...kilometers or miles? ...
distributor problems11/15/2005
  Q: John, Could really use your help. I'm currently located on the island Guam and have no access to ...
  A: I think I can find something to help you out. Just send me an email and I'll forward what I have. ...
97 Land Rover Disco SE7 Radio Problems11/15/2005
  Q: I have a 97 Land Rover Discovery SE7. One of the previous owners had taken out the original facotry ...
  A: ******* oops...forgot...follow-up ******* Daniel, the website I mentioned also provides ...
1997 Discovery -- Overheating and more11/15/2005
  Q: Sir, Having multiple problems with my 1997 Discovery LSE. The engine tends to overheat every 7 or ...
  A: Sir? John is good (no OBE attached to my name - yet.) Your problem does read like a typical ...
Disco 2000 ABS/TC/HDC11/14/2005
  Q: I have a 2000 Disco with the usual 3 suspects acting up. It's not just the lights. The functions ...
  A: I've read that other owners have had the modulator replaced and not long after the faults came back. ...
dash lights on 97 Discovery11/14/2005
  Q: after the glove box light broke and short circuited, the dash lights (only the illumination that is ...
  A: I've looked around on the web for a problem originating from the glove box light. No such luck. I ...
Land Rover IDLING11/13/2005
  Q: I have a 1998 discovery LE, and the problem that I have is what seems to be the engine idling rough, ...
  A: with the '98 Disco, there are not many adjustments that can be done manually. For rough idles and ...
not starting11/13/2005
  Q: i have a 95 discovery that used to stall out and then completely quit. the mechanic replace the fuel ...
  A: its obvious that you're not getting enough spark AT THE COIL. Its very dangerous to touch the HT ...
Bleeding the FUEL System on TDi 95 Discovery11/13/2005
  Q: You answered this question yesterday and i think you may have mis read the question. You gave me an ...
  A: UH-OH! My excuse is poor but valid...I'm sooo tired. I quickly read your Q and having just ...
95 land rover discovery rear window11/12/2005
  Q: The rear windows on my 95 discovery do not work properly. Sometimes you can control them from the ...
  A: this is a common problem and most Disco owner's would tell you to wait until it decides to go back ...
Bleeding the fuel system on my 95 Discovery Tdi11/12/2005
  Q: I need to bleed the fuel system on my 95 Tdi discovery. I have looked in the 'haynes land rover ...
  A: This past summer, I had to replace my radiator. Here's what I did to bleed my system: Air rises to ...
Disco II Overheating11/10/2005
  Q: I recently bought a 02' Disco SE7. It has been running great until the other day. After a long trip ...
  A: first of all...be very careful with this problem. If your engine overheats too severely, you could ...
Voltage fluctuations... alternator?11/10/2005
  Q: Kudos to your site - well done and great information. My problem relates to a 1995 Land Rover ...
  A: interesting problem. Ever since I've owned my '95 Disco, I've always noted some small peculiar ...
1999 Disco II stuck in park11/10/2005
  Q: My 1999 Disco II is stuck in park. When I touch the brake the differential locks (light ...
  A: for the Disco I, should be the same for Disco II, here is what I know about 'stuck in park' woes: ...
Transmission11/9/2005
  Q: I have a 1997 dico 1 se7 4.0L petrol automatic and has 103,000 miles. I had this car for 12,000 ...
  A: Your Disco has very little mileage on it and could be worth the time and money to repair. 103,000 ...
01 Disco II11/9/2005
  Q: John- I have a 01 Discovery II W/ 48,000 miles. I have fault codes P0171 & P0174 present (engine ...
  A: what you have is a weak air/fuel mixture that has less fuel to air ratio. It could be injectors, ...
freelander 2.5 auto 200011/9/2005
  Q: travelling along the road the car gives a loud noise from underneath,almost throws you from your ...
  A: you'll have to look under your Freelander while someone rev's the engine. Its quite possible you ...
93 Range Rover Staarter11/7/2005
  Q: I have a 93 Range Rover County LWB w/ 4.2 v8. Starter just spins. I tried to remove but cannot get ...
  A: sounds like the problem I had this spring. You'll need extensions to your ratchet to get the socket ...
'01 Discovery Hesitating11/7/2005
  Q: John, I have a 2001 Land Rover Discovery V8. My problem lately has been that the car is hesitating. ...
  A: it could be exhaust valves. Here's a website that discusses the problem : I doubt it your battery. ...
Land Rover Discovery SE7 1997 Radio Problems11/6/2005
  Q: I own a 1997 Land Rover Discovery SE7. It is an automatic and has a V8 engine that runs on petro. ...
  A: you could have a couple of problem here. The lights not working 'normally' usually indicates that a ...
DISCOVERY WILL NOT OPEN11/6/2005
  Q: IM NEW TO THIS.I WOULD APPRECIATE IF SOMEBODY CAN HELP ME.I OWN A 99 DISCO II.THIS MORNING I NOTICED ...
  A: with the battery full discharged you should still be able to use your key to open the drivers door ...
96 land rover starting prob.11/3/2005
  Q: Ok so me and my girlfriend just bought a 96 discovery 1 and we knew it had some problems one was ...
  A: This sort of problem can be caused by various sensor failures. It could be the Throttle Position ...
Please help. I have a 1999...11/3/2005
  Q: Please help. I have a 1999 disco series II. My temperature gauge was in the red and antifreeze was ...
  A: Its difficult to say if you're being 'taken' by this mechanic. Its true that a failed headgasket ...
Dash Ticking Noise11/3/2005
  Q: I have a 2001 Land Rover. I noticed a ticking sound coming from the dash. The ticking noise ...
  A: I've been looking all over for something that resembles a fan in, on or near the driver side fuse ...
2003 disco II10/31/2005
  Q: hoping for your help... i have an 03 disco. it sounds as if i have a bit of an exhaust leak (tick, ...
  A: Does the ticking noise increase when you accelerate? I would have thought the sticking exhaust ...
1997 land rover discovery service engine soon light10/31/2005
  Q: Is there any way that you can reset the "service engine soon" light in a '97 discovery? I know of ...
  A: yes, there is a way to reset the Service Engine light. There is a website that describes the reset ...
ABS/HDC/SL Warnings all on10/31/2005
  Q: My '99 Discovery 2 has been plagued with all the warning lights coming on (ABS/HDC/Self ...
  A: its a shame that your '99 Disco is plagued with this problem. Of all the Disco's, the '99 is my ...
starter and transmission problems related?10/31/2005
  Q: 10/28/05 I have a 1990 XJ6 jag and wonder if someone out there could help direct me and/or answer a ...
  A: I don't believe that a starter fault can affect the transmission on any vehicle...unless your ...
Freelander service engine soon light10/30/2005
  Q: I have an '02 Freeland SE. it has 39k miles on it. My service engine soon light seems to come on at ...
  A: here's what I know about Freelander clocks: SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT Normally, this is reset by ...
discovery 2 200310/30/2005
  Q: I have a 2003 discovery 2 with 86000 on the clock which i bought in may.When i bought it I got the ...
  A: you'll have to make sure the fuel you select has the highest octane available. An octane of 91 is ...
Disconnecting 02 sensor10/30/2005
  Q: I have read through all the questions pertaining to Disco's and found many of your responses very ...
  A: I believe that automotive designers should (mandatory) spend some time repairing cars OR move on to ...
3 lights on at once then a double misfire10/29/2005
  Q: I have a 1999 disco 2 with 54,000 miles. 2 weeks ago the abs, tc, and hill descent control (/!) ...
  A: yes, this is a problem with Disco II's. I call them the 3 amigo's and once they come to visit, they ...
Antifreeze smell10/29/2005
  Q: I e-mailed you yesterday and I have more to report too you. I looked under the hood today and the ...
  A: if you see a leak, its also possible for air to get in. It could be as simple as an air blockage ...
startera10/29/2005
  Q: replacing a bad starter
  A: I'm not absolutely sure what your question is but here goes: if its just a general question - your ...
2003 Dis SE710/29/2005
  Q: The rear right passenger door look will not lock or unlock with the remote or the interior ...
  A: D., Since both the key fob and interior switches don't work, it could be as simple as the door ...
No tailights / interior lights10/29/2005
  Q: 97 Disco - when I turn light switch to 1st position - parking lights + Dashboard lights work and the ...
  A: check all the exterior lights for failure. Also check the bulbholders of these lights. I have had ...
heat/service engine light/10/29/2005
  Q: the heat is not working, but the air is and all controls. also the service enginr light is on ...
  A: ******* Follow up ****** Jeff, also check your thermostat. If it fails (remains open), it often ...
Rear Suspension10/28/2005
  Q: We own a 1999 Disco S2 that we love. Unfortunatley, lately when we stop and park it, the rear ...
  A: it could be a leak in the line or a compressor failure or leak. I'd be going back to the trusted ...
Antifreeze smell10/28/2005
  Q: I have a 2001 land rover Disco with about 35000 miles. It runs great and I have had no problems with ...
  A: you can have your radiator pressure tested to see if it has any tiny leaks. This can happen over ...
LandRover alternator gone bad again.10/27/2005
  Q: A couple of weeks ago, my 1996 Discovery showed the classic signs of a dying alternator: first the ...
  A: I've had this happen to me...I install a rebuilt alt that I bought and it fails within a week. I ...
Disco I Transfer Case10/26/2005
  Q: Hey John, Can you tell me where to fill the transfer case on a 96 Disco? I found a plug that has ...
  A: the transfer gearbox case on a 96 Disco should be like my '95 Disco. There are two plugs, one for ...
Discovery 1.. Hesitation in Drive, then a none starter.10/25/2005
  Q: Disco 1 98 V8 3.9... My Disco had been parked up for a week. I decided to top up the fuel ready for ...
  A: the problem you describe is usually associated with the MAF. The MAF controls the air that is mixed ...
Oil Sump10/25/2005
  Q: I own a LR Disco 300 tdi on an S plate. It seems to be leaking oil from the Oil Sump. Would this ...
  A: changing the sump gasket is a few hours of work. You have to: loosen the steering damper and ...
Again the water sploshing car!10/24/2005
  Q: you sent an answer back to me earlier in the year regarding the water sploshing noise in the ...
  A: ******************* Follow up **************** Camilla, I had your problem in the back of my mind ...
Disco Wipers quit10/24/2005
  Q: John, Yesterday the wipers on my 99 Disco II just quit. I checked the fuse (OK) and the relay that ...
  A: here's what LR has to say: << Control of the wipers and washers is achieved by the following ...
noise on deceleration10/24/2005
  Q: I will take a closer look at the brakes then will check the pulleys. When I jack up the front wheels ...
  A: **************** Follow up ***************** James, I've had a CV joint fail on me. Its not nice. ...
Land Rover Series III -Clutch10/24/2005
  Q: I am in the process of replacing the chassis on my 1979 Series 3 Landy. While I had the engine and ...
  A: As a Disco owner, my first thought was clutch slave cylinder (lower back passenger side I believe). ...
valve job10/19/2005
  Q: i have a 99 disco 2 with 57k, and ever since i got it around 56k and and its been pretty sluggish, ...
  A: IS your Disco in need of a valve job? Could it be something else? If your Disco has been ...
Side View Mirror (glass) replacement10/19/2005
  Q: 2001 Discovery II. Drivers side, side-view mirror (glass) is cracked. I bought a new mirror, and ...
  A: here's what I have: EXTERIOR DRIVING MIRRORS Service repair no - 76.11.10 Replacing the mirror ...
1988 Range Rover10/19/2005
  Q: The ignition on a 1988 Range Rover I'm borrowing has gone out. No warning. Came out from lunch and ...
  A: Sounds more like a solenoid failure on the starter. If there's a problem with security, the theft ...
replacing brake lights for disco series II10/19/2005
  Q: i own a 2002 disco series II and i was informed by a friend that was driving behind me that my ...
  A: Usually, bulbs are not covered unless a larger problem has caused the bulbs to prematurely fail. ...
99 d2 not firing 97k miles10/19/2005
  Q: While coming to a stop the engine stalled. After turning the engine over a few tries it started. The ...
  A: so you have a difficult starting '99 Disco II that, on occasion, will stall while coming to a stop. ...
1997 Disco daytime running lights10/18/2005
  Q: my day time running lights stay on all the time 1997 discovery I heard it could be the daytime ...
  A: it can be found behind right hand side fascia on bracket. Look for Z122 Daytime Running Light ...
Shift lever button10/18/2005
  Q: Hey John, first of all, thank you for your help with finding why my Discovery was stuck in park ( ...
  A: are we talking about the kickdown cable? It may be possible to salvage this without replacement BUT ...
alternator repair land rover discovery 199510/18/2005
  Q: Really helped ,I had my fist alt. done at land rover San Antonio $600.00/along with about $4700.00 ...
  A: changing an alternator is one of the easier parts to do on your Disco. Most Disco I alternators fit ...
Rear wheel bearing10/18/2005
  Q: How do I change a near side rear wheel bearing on a 1991 land rover discovery
  A: its just like my '95 bearings...you'll have to pop off the tire, remove the hub, pull out the ...
Diagnostic P-Codes10/17/2005
  Q: I had a diagnostic done on my 1997 Range Rover 4.0SE. It came back with two codes which they told me ...
  A: yes...sometimes dealers can be that way. I hope your dealer is saying this for a good reason, ...
Status Lights10/17/2005
  Q: The status lights...like check engine do not come on with the 2001 Discovery II everything works ...
  A: I could be wrong but could it be just the bulb? You could dismantle the driver side dashboard and ...
CD Changer10/16/2005
  Q: I have a 96 Discovery with over 100k on it. We have a CD changer, but recently the radio has stopped ...
  A: Here's a company that can service your CD changer AND can provide you with more expert assistance in ...
u joints10/15/2005
  Q: i luckily came across this site when looking for an answer about u joints. ive been hearing a lot of ...
  A: You could crawl under your Disco and look to see if the rubber is not cracked. You could look around ...
belt tensioner bearing replacement10/15/2005
  Q: Got the serpentine belt and pulley off and have the corrct bearing to replace but how did I get ...
  A: I've replaced the pulley wheel on my tensioner but that's about it. I'm not sure about this one so ...
ABS/Traction Control Sensor Problem10/14/2005
  Q: I have a 2000 Land Rover Discovery, SD Model, with 121,000 km on it (about 75,000 miles). I ...
  A: I sorry I don't have much on fault codes for the ABS, HDC or ETC system. That is kept with ...
RR steering damper10/13/2005
  Q: john, i checked the other questions i could find about the steering damper, those were regarding a ...
  A: its much the same as my Disco: Range Rover Steering Damper Service repair no - 57.55.21 Remove 1. ...
ABS, TC, Hill Descent Warning Lights10/13/2005
  Q: I have a 2001 Discovery Series II with just over 50K miles. Over the last several months, the ABS ...
  A: no, the 3 amigos (ABS, TC, HDC) are usually related to wheel sensor, ABS modulator or, as suggested ...
oxy sensors and fuel pump10/13/2005
  Q: John A few months ago a gentleman put my 97 disco on the computer and stated that I would need to ...
  A: the O2 sensors detects oxygen after the engine has fired the oxygen/fuel mixture. IF your O2 ...
Range Rover Classic Issues10/13/2005
  Q: I have a 1995 Range Rover Classic with 150k miles with unknown repair history (it has had the air to ...
  A: it could be a loose caliper or a problem within a caliper, such as a seized piston that won't ...
ABS, TC, LIGHT ON WHEN BRAKING ALONG WITH SQUEKING NOISE10/12/2005
  Q: I have 2003 disco(45000) . I changed the pads front and rear with Mintex brand last year arround ...
  A: there is nothing more annoying than BS from LR. Seems like someone wants to hook you for new pads ...
2003 discovery ignition wires10/11/2005
  Q: how do you access the back of the engine (2003 discovery) to connect the ignition wires? what is the ...
  A: here's what I have on this. It can be complex and I'll give you a taste of what has to be done: ...
minnor issues w/96 disco10/11/2005
  Q: I just purchased a '96 dico w/ 176k. Drove it 700 miles the same day. It rides great. The owner did ...
  A: too bad you found out about these problems after driving 700 miles. 1. Both headlights are out? ...
key will not turn or unlock steering10/11/2005
  Q: My Discovery II (1998/99) will not allow me to turn the key in any direction or to unlock the ...
  A: it could be a fouled key lock mechanism. You could try a local locksmith. More likely, you'll need ...
1999 Disco II (29K miles) ticking noise10/11/2005
  Q: I just purchased a 1999 Discovery II with only 29K miles on it. It already had the 30K service from ...
  A: ...oh boy...ticking noise and only 29K...my first thought was the sticking exhaust valves. A ...
2005 Range Rover brakes10/10/2005
  Q: Took my 2005 Range Rover in to rotate the tires today and noticed the brake pads are thin. The ...
  A: here are a couple of sites you can try: http://www.rangerovers.net/ <---- this is the best! ...
Sqeeking Brakes10/10/2005
  Q: John, My brakes are sqeeking on and off really loud. I took it to the Land Rover Repair shop and ...
  A: you could consider changing the pads. Raybestos are a good brand and they are about $50 for a pair. ...
Freelander TD4 Clutch10/9/2005
  Q: I have an 02 Freelander Td4 60k mls That needs the clutch bleeding every two weeks, due to stiff ...
  A: could it be a damaged air relief valve? I think there is one on top of the gearbox. A mechanic ...
diff lock won't engage10/8/2005
  Q: I have a 1997 Discovery LSE Automatic 4 liter. I can not engage the diff lock. I can get it into ...
  A: consider changing the fluid in your gearbox. I switched to synthetic and it seems to help. I was ...
Stalling/Black Smoke10/8/2005
  Q: I have a 1996 Discovery. Often when I stop the car the the revs will rise and fall between 0 and ...
  A: it could be the MAF or the ECU but most likely the TPS (throttle position sensor) of VSS (vehicle ...
Freelander Rear Knocking Noise10/8/2005
  Q: I have a 2001 td4 es freelander with a rear knocking noise when braking / pulling off / cornering ...
  A: could it be suspension related? What about the trailing link to the rear hub? I read somewhere ...
2000 Disco II misfire10/6/2005
  Q: John, I have a 2000 Discovery II w/ 78K miles. 2 weeks ago, the engine started hesitating slightly. ...
  A: WHAT! $953 to replace your spark plug wires? What are they made of ... GOLD? You can buy a set ...
fuel pump relay10/6/2005
  Q: were is located the fuel pump relay of a land rover discovery 1996 se7 and if you have a photo to ...
  A: the fuel pump relay is found in the engine compartment against the left hand side fender wall. The ...
Overheating 2002 Disco II10/5/2005
  Q: Hopefully you can shed some light on this over heating problem. 2002 Disco II with 68,000 miles. ...
  A: it could be a plugged radiator, the vicous fan is no longer working, air blockage somewhere in the ...
discovery window problems10/4/2005
  Q: John, the model is a '96 discovery. The front passenger side window refused to operate, at the ...
  A: yes, that's the area for the Window ECU. Here's a website that shows exactly how to find it AND ...
Moaning Disco10/4/2005
  Q: My 95 Disco developed a problem a few days ago, at 103k miles, and I'm hoping you may be able to ...
  A: it could be your alternator or maybe its a condensor. Usually, when a condensor or alternator ...
my disco is sluggish10/3/2005
  Q: John, I have a 2001 discovery and it is not my daily driver. I hit a deer with it and it stayed in ...
  A: ****************** FOLLOW-UP ************* Mardy, here's a website that is exactly what you need: ...
1998 Disco LE electrical problem10/1/2005
  Q: I have 1998 Discovery LE that for the most part has always been reliable and runs well. Only ...
  A: ************FOLLOW-UP**************** Ronnie, check the following website out for VSS problem ...
Moonroof,seats and remote?9/30/2005
  Q: It seems as soon as get the check engine light off or fix something else on my 97 disco five more ...
  A: **************Follow-up****************** Eric, I was thinking about your sunroof problem and I ...
97 Disco Won't Start9/30/2005
  Q: I have a problem with my 97 Discovery V8. I can't get it to start. It turns over alright and sort of ...
  A: difficult cold starts are related to the following areas: fuel battery faults batter terminals ...
CD Changer9/28/2005
  Q: I got a Land rover Discover 95' Pluged a Cd changer in the pre-wired place under the seat. seems ...
  A: my CD changer was stolen not long after I bought my Disco. I never replaced it. Here is a ...
Rear bumper light9/24/2005
  Q: I had a slight mishap and broke the left hand rear bumper tail light on my 1999 LR Disocvery II. The ...
  A: about 2 years ago, while pumping gas into my Disco, a careless driver backed into my Disco with his ...
Cup Holder9/24/2005
  Q: I have a 2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II. While cleaning the dash board, I justled the pop out ...
  A: I'm not absolutely sure about this problem. IF its anything like my slide out cup holder, you'll ...
99 Disco II TC issue9/23/2005
  Q: My TC engages and the dash warning light (TC) illumintates on right turns. Brand new hubs and abs ...
  A: this problem is quite common and so hard to diagnose for both of us. A Disco owner told me that he ...
Front window LR Disco 20019/22/2005
  Q: My front driver side window will not go back up. I have taken the door face off. I can't get the ...
  A: I've been searching for a website that might be able to shed some light on this problem for you. ...
98 Land Rover Discovery9/22/2005
  Q: I put my windows down two days ago, and now the driver's side window won't go up. Any ideas before ...
  A: seems you have some maintenace work pending .... The window could be jammed for a few reasons: the ...
Fuel Pump9/22/2005
  Q: I understand that there were two different fuel pumps installed on my 97 Discovery. How do I tell ...
  A: I recently had my fuel tank recalled and replaced. LR also replaced the fuel pump. I had a look at ...
97 disco trans oil cooler9/21/2005
  Q: I found a major trans fluid leak recently and brought it to the shop. Mech stated I needed new ...
  A: glad you found a workaround to $1500. Send me an email and I'll give you what tech sheets I have on ...
Freelander TD4 Y reg9/21/2005
  Q: just wondered if you can help me please ,its been an expensive year with my car....first the airflow ...
  A: Sorry to read about your service bills. I've been in that same circumstance with my Disco. Black ...
Transmission Maybe ?9/20/2005
  Q: McInnis. My name is Michael. Recently I just bought my first RANGE ROVER here in smoggy Los Angeles, ...
  A: call me John. I'm too young to be a grandfather. First, you bought a Land Rover Discovery. It's a ...
1994 Discovery Rear Wheel - pasanger side9/20/2005
  Q: I own a 1994 LR Disco. My rear right hand tire is wearing out a lot but only on the outside edge, to ...
  A: that's a serious problem you've got there. Could be axle related or could be suspension trouble. A ...
Discovery Radio9/20/2005
  Q: My radio stopped working and now it just says code when I turn it on. I have no code. I called the ...
  A: there is no way to override the code on your radio. You have to get the code from LandRover HQ. ...
1994 Diso Overheating9/20/2005
  Q: I have a 1994 Discovery - AT, single AC with 142000 miles on the clock. About a month ago started on ...
  A: strange that your Disco only overheats when the AC is turned on. It could be that the rad is only ...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Seat Belt9/19/2005
  Q: I have a 2000 Discovery, and the middle rear seat belt is locked to the point I can not get enough ...
  A: About a year ago, I tried to repair the passenger's seat belt on my Disco. I had the same problem ...
these @#$%&^$$& brakes9/19/2005
  Q: hay . I have a 1995 3.9 rangerover county. My abs T/C light went on. A week later lost brakes. had ...
  A: ABS problems with Land Rovers are very common. I'm surprised that the dealer did not find the ...
1995 Disco wiper problem.9/18/2005
  Q: I just recently bought this car. The wipers have been working just fine. Today I turned them on ...
  A: I had this same problem 5 or so years ago on my '95 Disco. Strongly advise you to get the Haynes ...
bogging/stalling motor9/15/2005
  Q: i have a '92 RR with a 3.9l v8, and my problem is this, the gas pedal must be used to start the ...
  A: **************FOLLOW UP************** Hi Daniel, have you determined what was causing the problem? ...
99 Discovery Engine Failure9/15/2005
  Q: I have a 99 Discovery I, 90K miles, which recently experienced a complete engine failure (no ...
  A: I'm so sorry to read about your Disco engine. $4500 is a big repair bill. The alternative is not ...
Radiator and Oil/Coolant leaks9/14/2005
  Q: I have a 2001 Discovery with 137,000 miles. The temperature gauge has been running high so I took it ...
  A: yes, these problems are common AND yes you can separate these problems into smaller work orders and ...
1996 Discovery SE7 Front Vibration9/14/2005
  Q: John, Within the last few months my Disovery has developed a front vibration when I reach 60-65 ...
  A: my first thought is the to determine the condition of your tires. I've known some steel belted ...
1998 Discovery Brake System9/13/2005
  Q: I bought my 98 Discovery 3 months ago. I have already replaced the thermostat and just last week, a ...
  A: at least your fuel pump should last you another 8 to 10 years. As for brake repairs, yes it can be ...
1995 Discovery Check Engine9/12/2005
  Q: I have a 1995 Land Rover Discovery (3.9) with almost 92,000 miles on it. The check engine light went ...
  A: we share the same problem with our Disco's. My '95 Disco (340,000kms) also has an intermittent ...
freelander diesel9/9/2005
  Q: she has only driven it a few miles on petrol. can i just drain tank and blow through line or is it ...
  A: I don't think there's a drain plug on the tank. You'll have to pump all the fuel out to make sure ...
ABS System9/8/2005
  Q: I have a 1990 Rangie.Its had a leaking front calipier.That has now been done,renewed all for pistons ...
  A: it could be a faulty pressure switch or your master cylinder is at fault. Here is a great website ...
abs tc dash lights9/7/2005
  Q: Eveything on my RRC 4.2 95 LWB is tight even at 150K. But sometimes when I hit a bump the ABS and ...
  A: could be just a question of new seals. Here is a website that might be able to help you out: ...
HELP ME!9/6/2005
  Q: i have a 1989 jeep truck it has 171,341 miles on it i have just got it. It was vary well taken care ...
  A: I'd stay below 3000 rpm on the shift. On my Land Rover, I generally shift away between 2100 and ...
Another overheating LR Discovery9/6/2005
  Q: I have a 1995 Landrover Discover that keeps overheating. I have replaced the thermostat, all the ...
  A: you're in luck. Two months ago, I was having the same problem with my '95 Disco. I replaced the ...
LR Discovery '99 rear window washer9/5/2005
  Q: I have a 99 Disco and the rear window washer fluid will not spray out. I have pulled off the knob ...
  A: the rear washer tubing runs from the reservoir up thru the front corner support column, thru the ...
Oil and Transmission Leak and ABS light9/4/2005
  Q: I own a 2000 Disco series II with 59k miles on it. I had the brakes replaced recently and did not ...
  A: ABS problems are common with Land Rover's. Could be ABS sensor faults, wiring, ABS modulator faults. ...
Stuck in Park (no shade)9/4/2005
  Q: this is a 1996 Land Rover Discovery 'locked in park'. Thank you for your attention. RonaldA friend ...
  A: your 1996 has its own electronic repair section. I have some pages I can send you BUT I can't use ...
cruise control problem9/1/2005
  Q: I own a 2000 discovery series 11 and for some reason the cruise control just stopped working. the ...
  A: no, there is no feature that would prevent your cruise control from working...except having no fuel. ...
Cruise Control/Trans Temp, Disco 97 V8i ES8/31/2005
  Q: I have just bought a Disco, My first one. Everything works fine except the Cruise Control. The red ...
  A: having problems with the cruise control is not unusual with series I Disco's. Usually its either a ...
Discovery TDI 2.5 Electrical problem8/30/2005
  Q: i own a Discovery TDI 2.5 1997. The problem is that it wont start. When i turn the ignition key. The ...
  A: so your starter spins but the engine does not turn over. Attach a cable from the + side of battery ...
Land Rover Discovery 1995 SE78/30/2005
  Q: Suddenly, we cannot move the shifter from park to reverse. This is an automatic transmission. It ...
  A: there are several possible causes for your Disco stuck in park. This type of problem is usually ...
Wipers8/29/2005
  Q: How do you remove the wiper arm, on a defender? Thanks
  A: here's how you remove a wiper arm on your defender: WINDSCREEN WIPER ARMS Remove 1. Pull wiper arm ...
Turbo Hoses8/28/2005
  Q: G'day John, I have been told that I have to change the two turbo hoses on my disco td5 as they are ...
  A: loss of power while cruising at 110 km/h should not be caused by soft turbo hoses. Something else ...
A knock on the coil runs it8/27/2005
  Q: The below describes my situation 95%, except that I had discovered the remaining 5% by that if I ...
  A: without a doubt, if you can tap on your coil and it makes a difference in whether your Disco starts ...
I recently purchased a 1996...8/27/2005
  Q: I recently purchased a 1996 Land Rover Discovery and had it checked by my mechanic before purchase. ...
  A: anything is possible on older Disco's. I've not had this problem with my '95 but I've had axle and ...
98 disco electronics/brakes8/26/2005
  Q: John, My 98 land rover lse's brake pedal goes all the way to the floor. if pumped and/or really ...
  A: sounds more likely that your master cylinder has failed. If you don't see a huge puddle of brake ...
99 discovery8/24/2005
  Q: I have a new problem. My windshield is leaking in like 3 places. Only when it rains really hard ...
  A: almost all LandRovers have problems with water ingress. Water leaks can be associated with the ...
Clicking noise from rear brakes8/22/2005
  Q: John - 2003 Discovery HSE7, 48,000 miles First off, thanks for the advice you provided about a ...
  A: normally, the caliper adjusts the pad's distance from the rotor after you release the brake pedal. ...
Wiper failure8/22/2005
  Q: Please can you help with the following. My car is a Discovery 300tdi (94 M plate / Aug 1st). 85000 ...
  A: its possible that the wiper linkage in front needs to be replaced. This happened to my '95 Disco ...
lights stay on8/21/2005
  Q: the hill desent, track light ABS and declined modulator stay on, what needs to be done? land rover ...
  A: this is a common problem with series II Disco's. Sometimes its wheel sensors that fail, other times ...
Freelander ABS problem8/21/2005
  Q: My freelander 1998 petrol model has the ABS and Traction lights on when i drive. although the brakes ...
  A: my first reaction is to say "No", the gasket problem you describe should not have caused the ABS and ...
AC condensation leaking into cab8/20/2005
  Q: Noticed H20 dripping down from under the dash on the passenger side of my 99 Disco II. Came from ...
  A: Yes, there is a AC drain that often becomes plugged resulting in a backup and water in the footwell. ...
Steering Wheel Defective Material !?8/19/2005
  Q: An insect is eating away the steering wheel from inside. It enters at one point and then travels ...
  A: This is the first time I've heard of a steering wheel disolving from within. Has to be corrosion ...
Knocking noise8/19/2005
  Q: I have taken our Land Rover Discovery, 97', to the dealership twice now for repairs. I have been ...
  A: there should be absolutely NO noise when you make any turns. None whatsoever! I'd be very upset ...
99 land rover discovery8/17/2005
  Q: I have 2, well 3 problems. First, my car is stuck in park. Second, the alarm that is from the ...
  A: ################### Follow up 2 ############ Hi Jackie, I've heard of door sensors acting up but ...
1996 Landrover Discovery Brake problem8/16/2005
  Q: I am having a probelm with the brakes on my 1996 Discovery, my brake pedal just collapses, and the ...
  A: if this guy did not get the problem right away...don't waste more money on him. He replaced a part ...
Discovery brake rotors8/15/2005
  Q: Replacing brake rotors on a 1996 Discovery.I noticed a bluish coating on the new L/R oem parts.My ...
  A: this is probably the finish spray to protect the essential parts from collecting any grease and ...
99 Disco II rear door stuck!8/15/2005
  Q: Help! The rear door of my 99 Discover II is stuck! It feels like the door didn't shut properly, ...
  A: you, me and about 40,000 other Disco owners! This is a common problem. Best solution is ...
1997 Discovery won't turn over8/15/2005
  Q: I have a 97 Disco and it left me stranded for the first time last week. I went to start it and the ...
  A: when you try to start the engine, do you hear the starter motor turning? Of all the noises, this is ...
major unrelated problems8/15/2005
  Q: I have a series 2 discovery td5 auto LHD. I have had major problems with this car. I have had the 3 ...
  A: your wife my have a good idea... Its a shame that such a fine vehicle is plaqued with so many small ...
Transmission Overheating Light8/14/2005
  Q: John - The transmission overheating light comes on on my wife's '99 Disco II when the outside temp ...
  A: its possible that a sensor has failed. Its also possible that you may have an inter-cooler problem. ...
Replacing rear mud flaps8/14/2005
  Q: I have a 1995 Discovery 1 and can't undo the securing haedware for the mudflaps. Are there special ...
  A: if the condition of your brackets are anything like my '95 mudflap brackets, you'll have to cut them ...
cold start8/12/2005
  Q: in winter in order to start the car some times why does it take long time to start it. what could be ...
  A: for starters :) oil thickens as it gets colder hence the starter has to crank a cold engine covered ...
Dicovery 2000 TD5 Noise8/11/2005
  Q: G'day John, I have purchased a Disco 2000 td5, and since last month I have had blown water pipe, ...
  A: the noise you describe could be your transmission or gearbox, especially if you hear this only when ...
2001 discovery II vibration8/10/2005
  Q: I have a 2001 discovery se7.4.0,82,000 miles. I have a problem with a vibration. It appears between ...
  A: since you've had an alignment done, the usual ball joint, shocks and coils could be ruled out, so ...
Engine Check Light/Codes8/9/2005
  Q: John: My check engine light came on today though I do not hear, feel, or see any problem. I have ...
  A: most auto shops have OBDII readers at reasonable prices. Advance Auto has good prices and they'll ...
1996 V8 disco engine misfire/flooding8/9/2005
  Q: Experienced misfire / dropped cylinder on two brief occassions before becoming a major problem. Now ...
  A: This is a difficult problem. All fingers point to coil initially, however, the coil was replaced. ...
starter8/8/2005
  Q: what is the best way to check starter (without removing from car) weahter it's good or no, when i ...
  A: the best way to test the starter is to remove it from the engine and bench test it with a multimeter ...
1995 Discovery idle problems8/8/2005
  Q: My question is this. i have a 1995 discovery and the idle is not right. i have replaced the ...
  A: all that work and the idle is off? Could be timing belt. Have you advanced the distributor? Did ...
serpentine belt and tensioner pulley8/8/2005
  Q: man i finally got the seals the head gasket and head bolts delivered to me and its all done except i ...
  A: are you sure you are feeding the belt correctly? It should not be that difficult to slip on. Its ...
97 Discovery8/8/2005
  Q: I have a 97 Discovery SE7 and lately it's been making these squeaky sounds when I turn the steering ...
  A: it could be that your steering system needs some lubrication. On my '95, where the steering shaft ...
Window switch8/5/2005
  Q: I have a 2000 Discovery both back window switches seem to have stop working.I tried the main switch ...
  A: this is a common problem with LandRover's. It can be the window actuator motor, corroded wiring, ...
97 Discovery8/5/2005
  Q: I've read all of your response and it has been very helpful for me. So, I hope you can help me with ...
  A: regarding your passenger window problem, if you're certain that the motor is working just fine, I'd ...
range rover service engine light8/4/2005
  Q: I have a 1998 range rover and the service engine light came on at about 82500 miles. Is this ...
  A: its usually a reminder that you should have the emissions systems checked. It is otherwise known as ...
Can't reset Check Engine Light8/2/2005
  Q: A few weeks ago I took in my 1998 Discovery because the check engine light came on. The code was ...
  A: is it possible that you are having trouble with your fuel pump or evaporation system? It make ...
engine light LR38/1/2005
  Q: John: I'm 600 miles from home and I think 250 from a dealer. I have a new LR3 about 3600 miles. I ...
  A: your LR3 is still a baby! 3600 miles and the CHECK ENGINE light comes on...hard to believe! The ...
Wet floor on passanger side7/31/2005
  Q: On long trips with AC on the passenger floor is soaking wet. I assume the AC condensation drain ...
  A: on Disco II's the AC drain tubes are under the transmission tunnel. They can get clogged up with ...
stuck in park disco7/29/2005
  Q: my disco got stuck in park one time. When the dealer put it on their lift and took the pressure off ...
  A: that's even more amazing! You actually brought your Disco to a LAND ROVER DEALER and they didn't ...
Early running difficulties7/28/2005
  Q: I have a 97 disco petrol V8i, which has done 86k. I seem to have developed a problem with my disco. ...
  A: So your Disco starts fine, idles ok but once engaged it has difficulties until its fully warmed up. ...
DIscovery Fighting Uphill7/28/2005
  Q: I have a 94 Discovery which has been running great in Texas. I recently moved to Utah where there ...
  A: one of the most common problems with Disco engines is the sticking exhaust valves. At the 50,000 ...
abs hdc tc lights7/24/2005
  Q: I saw your question about the problems with your sensor lights abs, tc hdc , how did you ...
  A: the last person I helped out with this probem had to have the ABS modulator replaced. They were ...
discovery low compression description7/24/2005
  Q: I own a 96 discovery4.0 engines runs like it has a misfire. its good in spark,the spark plug on both ...
  A: ******************Follow up************************ Hi Milton, did you ever get those manifold ...
Not Starting7/24/2005
  Q: I have a 1994 3.9efi Land Rover Discovery which just won't start. It turns over and tries to fire ...
  A: I understand your position very well. We must have the same dealership! They fix problems by ...
98 Disco Oxygen Sensor7/22/2005
  Q: I am trying to find a universal oxygen sensor for my 98 Disco series I. I don't want to pay the ...
  A: was there something wrong with the originals? You don't think you can get them out from the old Y ...
Dicovery II Dashboard Lights and Cruise Control7/22/2005
  Q: Hopefully you can help me with this or give me some of your guidance. I have a 1999 Dico II. ...
  A: electrical problems are a nightmare for me too! I had alot of trouble this year with electrical ...
AC problems with 2003 HSE7 Disco7/20/2005
  Q: We have owned our 2003 HSE7 for 16 months. The weather this summer in Minnesota has been more ...
  A: if the dealership is telling you that your 2003 Disco has no mechanical AC problem, after what you ...
Land Rover stuck in park7/19/2005
  Q: My land rover is now stuck in park and I need assistance. I was wondering if you could tell me what ...
  A: that owner did not send a followup and I have no idea what method they used to fix their problem. ...
major leak inside my discovery7/18/2005
  Q: This afternoon I realized that the entire floor in the front of the passenger seat of my 97 Land ...
  A: my heart goes out to you...I am having that exact problem with my '95 Disco. On the drivers side, I ...
Fueling up7/17/2005
  Q: I have a 2001 disco2 4.0 litre v8 when trying to fill the gas tank the gas backs up in the filler ...
  A: I've heard of this problem before. It has to be a pressurization problem. There is an air vent ...
oil leaks7/17/2005
  Q: my 97 discovery is leaking all over oil please advise to fix it or to sell it 85k miles
  A: *********** Follow up ************* Yogi, here is a website that may help you with some of the ...
Landrover Discovery Rear Door Dropping7/17/2005
  Q: The rear door on my '98 discovery 300 is starting to drop, only by about 3-5mm, presumably from ...
  A: there is no simply way to adjust the rear door on the hinges. Believe me, I've tried. Best to have ...
Land Rover Misfire/ Idle not working properly7/16/2005
  Q: I have a 97 Land Rover Discovery that continues not to idle correctly. It will crank but not hold ...
  A: your GEMS engine does not give you very many options when it comes to adjusting the idle speed or ...
1995 Disco7/16/2005
  Q: John, I have recently purchased a 95 Disco with a 3.9 V8. I'm currently having two issues: 1. ...
  A: The rough idle problem could be a few problems. You could have a vacuum leak, it could need a tune, ...
Discovery window mechanism7/16/2005
  Q: TD5 1999 Auto GS. I opened the driver's door electric window and as it finished its travel there was ...
  A: that toothed wheel would be the gear mechanism used to raise and lower the glass. You can try to ...
1999 Disco II Check Engine Codes7/16/2005
  Q: My 99 Disco II started having these symptoms about two weeks ago; after sitting overnight, it will ...
  A: the first code indicates oil temperture is out of range, the other two codes are emission related; ...
Air conditioner7/16/2005
  Q: There is a rolling water noise that appears to be coming from the inside of my 2000 Landrover ...
  A: I suspect that its water (maybe from rain) that is sloshing around. It' possible that AC is also ...
moving to maui/ tail lights stopped working.7/15/2005
  Q: I am moving to Maui Hawaii, and am concerned with taking my 1996 Land Rover Discovery SD with ...
  A: Aloha Heather, ooh boy....sounds like you could be in for some problems if your dealership is on ...
window7/14/2005
  Q: The rear window on my 2002 Freelander doesn't work. It went down and will not go up in to the ...
  A: if you know a mechanic who is familiar with LandRover problems and HAS experience solving them, I ...
1995 land rover discovery expansion tank problem7/14/2005
  Q: Hey John, Yesterday after doing errands, I noticed a significant leak from under the left side of ...
  A: So far, I've been lucky with the cooling system. If the tank has burst, it'll have to be replaced. ...
Clutch on Defender Td57/13/2005
  Q: I have a 2001 (w reg) Defender Td5 with 59,000 miles. The vehicle has never towed anything and I am ...
  A: I don't think you have much to worry about. Early this spring, the clutch on my '95 Disco ...
96 disco misfire AFTER a head job.7/9/2005
  Q: OK, I have read and done 90% of the things people have told me to do about my 1996 5-speed discovery ...
  A: that's a ---- load of work you've done on your Disco! Did you do all the work yourself? I can ...
automatic transmission, park position, disengage7/8/2005
  Q: 1996 LandRover Discovery. Start engine, foot on brake, push thumb release, shift lever will not ...
  A: So your Disco is stuck in park. It may be just as you suspect...a simple problem. I hope so. ...
98 Discovery Stuck in Park7/7/2005
  Q: John My 1998 Discovery is stuck in park. I called my mechanic and he said it maybe something with ...
  A: here is the method that I am aware of that helps you when your Disco is stuck in park: Since you do ...
freelander intermitant starting problem7/7/2005
  Q: I have a Freelander Td4 diesel Es 3 door born in 2001 and I am having problems with it starting at ...
  A: starting problems can be difficult to track down but here is a few areas to consider: immobiliser ...
Water leaks7/7/2005
  Q: I have a 2001 Land Rover Discovery 2 and there is a water leak in the drivers foot well. Whe in ...
  A: *************** more info ************ Hi Ian, I forgot to mention that you should examine the seal ...
1999 Discvory II trouble7/6/2005
  Q: I have a 1999 Discovery II SE7 with 61k. Today when my wife got home she could not get the key out ...
  A: these lights are indicating a gearbox problem. No doubt your service appointment will reveal some ...
Discovery TD5 Misfire7/6/2005
  Q: I have a LR Discovery TD5 which misfires constantly from tickover. When I remove the cam cover to ...
  A: misfires on TD5's are usually associated with injector faults, valve clearances incorrect, low ...
tire changing7/6/2005
  Q: How do I remove the covers for the lug nuts so I can change the tires? I have a 1997 Discovery.
  A: if your lug nuts are the same as mine, and I suspect they are, you don't remove the thin cover that ...
Disco II 20007/6/2005
  Q: Last year I purchased a 2000 Disco II with high miles. I purchased it from a family member who was ...
  A: your Disco II should easily give you an additional 100,000 kms. My older '95 Disco I has over ...
NOT SURE7/3/2005
  Q: I recently purchased a 95 disco, The check engine light was on so I tried disconnecting the battery ...
  A: normally, you only have to disconnect the negative cable to reset any codes. Perhaps you disconnect ...
door cellanoid/gear lock7/3/2005
  Q: I have a 97 discovery....it has not really been driven (driven once a month or so -in and out of the ...
  A: It may only be loose screws that need tightening. You can remove the door panel and expose the ...
Vibration from gear lever7/2/2005
  Q: Freelander TD4 stationwagon 2 years old. Vibration and really anoying noise from gear lever at 1225 ...
  A: ********************Follow-up ************** Hi Derrick, any word from LandRover about your ...
Land Rover mech. question.6/30/2005
  Q: . It really helped! I replaced all of my O2 sensors. Now the code is cleared. Another code has come ...
  A: This problem is on the downstream side of the catalytic convertor. There are several possible ...
99 Dicovery SD Transmission Problems6/30/2005
  Q: Hey John, I got a 99 Discovery SD and i have some major problems. when i take off it takes untill ...
  A: the only fix for slippage problems is to drop the transmission and have it rebuilt. Even if its ...
starting problem6/29/2005
  Q: I have just recently acquired a 1995 land rover discovery. I have gone ahead and replaced the ...
  A: you'll have to replace that hose. It does not have to match exactly what was there. In fact, LR had ...
99 LR Discover6/27/2005
  Q: I have experienced problems with my LR where my fuel display will show low on fuel, however when I ...
  A: I am afraid you'll have to venture into the wilds of LR dealerhip repair again. If your fuel gauge ...
Blinking overhead light6/27/2005
  Q: OK, I am impressed by your answers on all the other questions but here's one for you. I have ...
  A: I'm always up for a challenge: Since our Disco's are wired in 'series' I'd say the overhead light ...
Disco I electronics-noise in back door6/27/2005
  Q: We've had several problems in our 1997 Disco develop lately that may all be related. We noticed ...
  A: ******* Followup ******************* Hi Gene & Susie, maintaining older LR's is quite an adventure ...
95 Disco starting problem6/25/2005
  Q: From 1995 until 2004 my discovery had no major problems. Replace a sensor here and a hose their. ...
  A: I know exactly what you are thinking about LR repairs. I've been there and we are not alone. ...
Replacing Discovery alternator6/24/2005
  Q: I found your forum by searcing for an electrical problem I am having with my 1995 Land Rover ...
  A: I'm glad to help a fellow Disco owner. Yes, this sounds like your alternator failed. When you see ...
'95 Discovery A/C climate control problem6/23/2005
  Q: I have a '95 Landrover Discovery with an A/C problem. The drivers side blows cold air, but the ...
  A: not so much under the hood but...it could be the heater core. I think its located closer to the ...
check engine 96 Discovery6/22/2005
  Q: John, You've helped me before so I'm hoping you can help again. We have a '96 Discovery. Our check ...
  A: I'll do my best to help. Is this a LandRover dealership you are talking about? Normally, a LR ...
Stalls when hot weather...won't start till cool down6/21/2005
  Q: I have a 96 Discovery V-8. It stalls when it is hot weather or when the gas gets to a low level. It ...
  A: it could be the IAT (Intake Air Temperature Sensor) or the CTS (Coolant Temperature Sensor) that are ...
Auto Transmission Gear Selector Knob6/20/2005
  Q: John, G'day mate! I was trying to detail my DII yesterday and I couldn't figure out how to remove ...
  A: I have a manual Disco I and the knob is threaded onto the shaft. I took a look at some of my notes ...
95 Disco...windows and doors6/18/2005
  Q: I have been having problems with the power door locks on my rear door and the passenger side front ...
  A: excellent website for window problems. I'll keep this in my 'toolbox' for future use. As for the ...
1995 Range Rover - Idle adjustment6/18/2005
  Q: McInnis, I have a 1995 Range Rover 4.0 SE. Currently 88,000 miles. On start up, the engine runs ...
  A: my '95 Discovery 3.9l idles at 750 rpm. This is normal. I would imagine your is about the same. ...
where can ifind a mastre clyinder...6/17/2005
  Q: where can ifind a mastre clyinder for a 95 landrover discovery
  A: try www.car-part.com This website will let you search all over North America for a used Master C. ...
Check Engine Light6/17/2005
  Q: 1996 Discovery, 4.0L fuel injected,w/automatic transmission. 156,000 miles. Engine had rough idle ...
  A: yes, you'll have to reset the diagnostic system by disconnecting the negative cable on the battery ...
transmission6/17/2005
  Q: My chck engine light has come on and I was told by someone it may mean I am having transmission ...
  A: CHECK ENGINE light has codes attached to it. Depending on the model and year of your Land Rover, ...
check engine p11386/16/2005
  Q: I own a 1996 land rover sd. I bought it like three months ago it looks and runs great. after a month ...
  A: ************************* Follow up ************** Hi Silvano, sorry for taking so long to reply ...
1996 Range Rover6/16/2005
  Q: My lovely little R.R. that I got for my 21 birthday has run into a couple of problems the air ...
  A: (first thought: A college kid with a Rangie! I had a bike when I went to University! Times have ...
O2 sensors in 2000 Disco II6/15/2005
  Q: I have a 2000 Discovery II with 69,000 miles. The O2 sensor problem started after I had the 60,000 ...
  A: it could very well be the sticking exhaust valves that is common with Disco II engines. In your ...
Tripometer6/14/2005
  Q: My tripometer isn't working. However, my Tachometer is working just fine. Does the faulty ...
  A: if its only the Trip that's not working...you're ok. When you loose the Tach then you should start ...
Whinning Noise6/14/2005
  Q: I just purchased a used 2001 Discovery SE Certified Auto from Land Rover Encino here in Los Angeles. ...
  A: for peace of mind here's what you should do: drive another 2001 Discovery SE. You can go to the ...
ABS sensors6/13/2005
  Q: I wrote a couple of months ago about the Three amigos. Well I am still battling with this problem. ...
  A: many owners have this problem. I've been hearing that the problem may be with a sticking shuttle ...
fuel pump assembly6/13/2005
  Q: I am replacing the fuel pump assembly on my 97 range rover. I have found the pump assembly but not ...
  A: from my experince with the dealership, you'll have to order both the pump and all the seals, ...
Land Rover Discovery steering problems6/13/2005
  Q: I own a 1994 Discovery since 1999 and it never gave me a problem. Suddenly last week, as I drove 4 ...
  A: could be the power steering pump. Check the reservoir to see if you have fluid then turn the engine ...
overheating6/10/2005
  Q: I recently purchased a 95' discovery from a private seller. The first night I drove it it ...
  A: its possible that the water pump is not working. Have you flushed the entire engine? There are ...
td5 missfire6/10/2005
  Q: ive got a td5 1999 it starts with no problems no smoke at all but on very low revs ie. if your on a ...
  A: ******************************** FOLLOW UP: Hi Gary, I've been told that the low rev's could be a ...
Hood release6/10/2005
  Q: The hood release lever on my 1994 Range Rover Classic had broken off. I need advice on how to pop ...
  A: you'll have to grab the wire with a vice grip up under the engine compartment. I don't know of ...
1997 discovery4.0/2003 discovery 4.6 land rover6/9/2005
  Q: can I change the following parts from the 2003, to the 1997 disco (4.0). 2003 4.6 engine and ...
  A: I've been told that a better engine is found in the 1999 Disco. So many changes, why not purchase a ...
Disc. 2003 noises6/9/2005
  Q: I bought a Disc. 2003 back in oct. and this is what I have been hearing for the last 2 ...
  A: what you should do is look for the noise in your driveway. Have someone slightly depress your gas ...
Sunroof6/9/2005
  Q: The Sunroof on my '97 Disco will not close. It hs returned forward as far as it should, but it ...
  A: *********************************** FOLLOW UP: Hi Brian, A fellow owner wrote to me stating: " ...
ABS diagnosis6/8/2005
  Q: I have a 1996 Discovery 1. Can you give me the steps in doing my own diagnosis as to what could be ...
  A: the only site I am aware of is the actual manufacturer of the ABS system used by LR: ...
seat switch6/8/2005
  Q: 1990 Range Rover, 3.9 petrol engine. The electric seat controlers are not functioning at all levels. ...
  A: here is a website that may address your problem. Many older LR's have problems like this and its ...
Dec. 99 Range Rover 2.5 DT Auto6/8/2005
  Q: I have started to experience an intermitent problem with the brakes on my Range Rover. Occasionally ...
  A: that is a serious problem. Over heated rotors can warp and cause all sorts of safety related ...
1995 disco muffler rattling6/4/2005
  Q: John, What causes the loose muffler rattle? Expensive or easy fix? Thanks so much for your time. ...
  A: a noisy or loose muffler may be as simple as a broken rubber support attachment. The exhaust system ...
clicking noise6/3/2005
  Q: 1997 land rover discovery 1 4.0l gas there is a clicking noise coming from the left front axle ...
  A: could be a problem with your brake caliper or pad. Best way to test is to remove the wheel, rotate ...
Door Locks6/3/2005
  Q: I have a Land Rover Disco – 95'. I've recently been having problems with the door locks. First the ...
  A: I've had similar problems with my '95 Disco. I've had to remove the door panels and lubricate all ...
land rover6/1/2005
  Q: I have been working on my own vehicles ever since I could drive, now, my girlfriend wants to get an ...
  A: I'll need to know the model of Land Rover, engine and transmission (auto or manual). An '88 Land ...
land rover discovery5/31/2005
  Q: diff lock indicator switch, the location of it? i recently purchased this disco and i am having ...
  A: very difficult to know that from where I'm sitting. The diff lock warning light switch must be up ...
PART NO FOR CATALITIC CONVERTER AND Y PIPE FOR A 1988 RANGE ROVER5/29/2005
  Q: I NEED TO ORDER A CATALITIC CONVERTER AND Y PIPE FOR MY 1988 RANGE ROVER'S MUFFLER/EXHAUST SYSTEM. ...
  A: I think your Rangie has separate cat pipes (left and right). Which model do you have? Here are a ...
98 Disco computer problem?5/29/2005
  Q: Sometimes in hot weather (not severe heat, maybe 80 degrees) my '98 Disco will start but it makes a ...
  A: regarding the hard starting during hot weather "strange noise and nothing electrical...", it could ...
Service Engine Light5/28/2005
  Q: John, I have a 1996 4.0 SE Range Rover. Mileage 108,000. The red service engine light is ...
  A: nice Rangie. Low mileage too! I prefer the 4.0SE over the MKIII anytime. It has a nicer look to it. ...
DISCO II ABS Sensor5/27/2005
  Q: I recently had EBC rotors and greenstuff pads installed by a reputable mechanic on my disco II. ...
  A: You'll have to examine the noisey wheel to determine where the noise is coming from. Could be ...
1995 land rover discovery5/26/2005
  Q: Today I had a huge surprise, when I applied the brake, it jumped about 3 times, and then came to a ...
  A: your problems are very interesting. The 'jumping' sensation you mention may be the brakes ...
CLUNK!5/25/2005
  Q: Our 95 Disco makes an ugly "clunk" backing out of the driveway. I couldn't tell if it was from the ...
  A: the clunk 'n grind in your transfer case is bad news. Best to have a LandRover dealer work on this. ...
Replacement Radiator Series II5/25/2005
  Q: John, I have a 2002 Discovery Series II SE, just had a full service done and they said I need a new ...
  A: ########################################### Hi Greg, the rad install is usually very easy to do. ...
Range Rover 2004 transmission5/24/2005
  Q: I would like to know if you know an aproximate price of a complete set of the Range Rover's 2004 ...
  A: have you looked at some reputable salvage yards? Here is a website that can search all over North ...
1996 Discovery brake sound5/24/2005
  Q: I have a 96 Discovery with 110,000 miles on it. It has been driven regularly for the past 6 years ...
  A: sounds like your pads are worn. Could be a seized caliper that wore down your pads and now you're ...
Engine Blown5/23/2005
  Q: I took my Disco II (94,000) in for some overheating after it spilled the coolant. The original ...
  A: that's terrible news! A Disco II (what year?) with on 94000 miles and your headgasket blows out! ...
1998 Range Rover 4.6L HSE charging probelm5/22/2005
  Q: Transfer overheat light on, engine check light on, service light was on and is now off after the ...
  A: wow! That's was some repair work you've done. I hope it did not take too much of a bite out of ...
brakes5/20/2005
  Q: I have a 1998 landrover discovery I recently had the brakes replaced the rover drove ok for about a ...
  A: You may want to have your brake lines bled to make sure no air is in the system. Start from the ...
98 disco Wiper problem5/19/2005
  Q: John: I have a 98 Disco with 90,000 miles and I am having trouble with the windshield wipers.The ...
  A: several years ago, I was having trouble with my wipers. Like you, the intermitent feature would not ...
98 Disco engine clicking sound5/19/2005
  Q: My 98 Disco SE7 has 90,000 miles on it and recently a metallic clicking sound can be heard coming ...
  A: are you sure the sound is from the engine? Some mechanics use a stethescope to isolate the sound. ...
Remote Entry/Alarm5/19/2005
  Q: Sorry to pester you with a simple key fob question but I have a 97 Disco with a two-button remote. ...
  A: I've posted the single button key fob reprogramming sequence before. For the two button, the method ...
TC/DownHill/ABS lights on5/19/2005
  Q: I saw your posting on the subject and wanted to know what others have done and what final ...
  A: its a shame that your low mileage Disco is having this problem. What's even worse is the response ...
Rough Engine Timing:5/19/2005
  Q: Recently, my 1996 Discovery 4.0 (GEMS) 125K on the clock, has been acting like the timing is off. I ...
  A: it could be injector related which is why you are having backfires. Have the injector harness ...
1999 Disco 2 hot start and stalling problem5/18/2005
  Q: I have a 1999 Discovery 2, Bosch engine management, and it stalls on the road while driving after 5 ...
  A: could be a temperature sensor failure, fuel temp sensor, or even thermostat. Have you looked at ...
Discovery front drive shaft5/18/2005
  Q: today crossing a road there was a slight bang and i lost drive. looking under it when i put it into ...
  A: this sounds like it could be a CV joint. Yes, it is a difficult job to do BUT if you are ...
1998 Land Rover LE5/18/2005
  Q: I have a 1998 Discovery LE with about 140,000 miles on it. It has been running well the past year -- ...
  A: it could be a seized engine. Maybe a cylinder has lost a ring and that's what caused horrible ...
Clutch repair5/18/2005
  Q: I have a newly-acquired 1994 Land Rover Discovery. I am having a problem with the clutch which ...
  A: it sounds like either your slave clutch or the clutch itself has finally failed. As you press down ...
Disco II Cruise Control5/18/2005
  Q: my Discovery 2000 cruise control has stopped working. This has been recent; since my last trip a ...
  A: Even though the Disco II has an electric pump, it still relies on vacuum lines. Many times, the ...
Engine Humming Noise5/16/2005
  Q: I bought a 2000 Series II Discovery about a month ago. When I got it, there was a "not quite ...
  A: last summer, I noticed a small noise coming from the engine compartment too. As the days went by, ...
Low Oil Pressure Warning When Warm5/16/2005
  Q: We have a 2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II with 80,000 miles. two weeks ago, after having a ...
  A: My first thought was to check the oil pressure sending unit. Since you ran engine flush twice thru ...
99 Discovery missfire5/14/2005
  Q: I have a 99 Landrover Discovery V8i.(87,000 miles) My Landrover idels rough and when going up hills ...
  A: it is common that Series II Disco's have the sticking exhaust valve problem anytime after ...
low revs vibration 1995 disco5/13/2005
  Q: i have the chance of buying a 1995 td disco es.the only problem i can find with it is that when ...
  A: could be the MAF sensor or the idle air sensor. If you are considering this Disco, take it to the ...
Freelander Boot door will not open5/13/2005
  Q: The rear window will not operate to allow me to open my boot door (english). The central locking ...
  A: ******************************* Paul, Here's what a fellow Freelander owner had to say about your ...
Hood Release5/13/2005
  Q: On my 1997 Land Rover Disco the Hood Latch Release Handle has broken off in my hands. Do you have ...
  A: you'll have to get some vice grips and clamp onto the remaining part of the hood release handle. ...
Disco Suspension5/12/2005
  Q: My 96 V8i ES Auto is due to have its suspension serviced/changed, I moved to Kenya 12 months ago and ...
  A: how lucky you are to live in a beautiful country like Kenya. From what I have seen and hear from ...
TD5 problem start in the morning5/10/2005
  Q: it start after 3 or 4 times the problem is only in the morning also i have a noise in the diesel ...
  A: It could be wax forming in the fuel. Diesel engines don't perform well when they are cold. You ...
o2 sensors or catalytic converter5/4/2005
  Q: Hey John, Thanks for any insight you can provide. I just recently brought my 96 Disco 4.0 into ...
  A: its rare that Heated 02 sensors fail but not impossible. Having to replace all 4 02 sensors is ...
Rear Door Stuck on Discovery II5/4/2005
  Q: How do I open the rear door when the opening mechanism has failed? The door has been fine, then it ...
  A: I'm sure its just like my series I Disco. I too have trouble with the rear door on my '95 ...
Starting5/3/2005
  Q: My Land Rover is not happy with me evidently! I get into the start my 97 Land Rover Discovery SE ...
  A: you are in luck! I just had my starter fail less than a week ago (lucky for you...no so for me). ...
torque and vibration5/3/2005
  Q: I've got a 2000 disco with 108k miles. It's laboring to get it going over 30mph. Noticed about a ...
  A: how are the valves on your Series II Disco? Has the dealership mentioned the possibility of a valve ...
Discovery intermitent starting problem4/28/2005
  Q: Land Rover Discovery 1997 v8 gas model I seem to have an intermitent starting problem some times I ...
  A: normally, when the engine has difficulty turning over, it can be either the battery or the starter. ...
smoking4/28/2005
  Q: I have a Landrover Discovery 200 series J reg TDI. It starts every time but but it does not rev up ...
  A: could be one of these possible problems: injection pump timing is incorrect, valve clearances are ...
Diagnosis4/28/2005
  Q: Good Morning John, My question is a general one...not really related to land rovers. I have ...
  A: Not being familiar with your fine vehicle, there may be a few scenarios that could explain this ...
98 4.0 SE Service Engine Light4/27/2005
  Q: John, Looked thru your previous answers but none worked for the 98 Range Rover 4.0 SE that I own. ...
  A: the reset procedure you mention is for Disco's only. For your Rangie, here is what I found for you: ...
electronics4/26/2005
  Q: do You know how to remoove radio in 2004 Freelander?
  A: I'm not sure about your FreeLander so I asked someone else. They send this as their method: "To ...
Land rover Discovery 19944/26/2005
  Q: I have a 1994 Land Rover Discovery - w/ 2 sets of Keys, I'm not sure which set I used to set the ...
  A: I think your '94 Disco should have the same setup as my '95 Disco. I think your Disco just needs to ...
disco 97 electric windows4/26/2005
  Q: My front nearside window just slowley lowered itself this morning. is there any way i can manually ...
  A: I do not know of a manual way to raise the window. You may have to remove the door speaker, inside ...
Discovery turbo4/24/2005
  Q: I have a 1996 2.5tdi discovery automatic. Particularly whilst towing my caravan or trailer, when ...
  A: here are a few possible causes: timing belt adjustment or replacement needed, fuel filter, ignition ...
Discovery engine stumbling on freeway4/23/2005
  Q: John, I've owned a 1996 Land Rover Discovery Series 1 automatic (US model) for about 3 years now. ...
  A: I've seen this before on my '95 Disco. The dealership will run you thru various part swaps in HOPES ...
Land Rover4/20/2005
  Q: My 99 Land Rover Disco is in the shop, problem is stumping the staff. Every 4 or 5 times you stop ...
  A: that suspension system is a real pain. I'm not sure if LR was dumping the Rangies problem into the ...
97 LR Discovery Brake Rotors4/20/2005
  Q: I have a 97 Discovery in need of a brake job (front brakes squeak when brakes are applied). I am ...
  A: If your rotors are below the minimum 3.0mm then they'll have to be replaced. Rotors are about $60 ...
Engine Staggering after Valve Job4/19/2005
  Q: We own a 1996 Land Rover Discovery with very similar problems as the 3/7/05 posting by Kurt titled ...
  A: What has your dealer to say about this? They were in a position to tell you how bad your Disco's ...
Brake Job on a 2000 discovery 24/18/2005
  Q: I am just curious how involved or diffcult it is to change the brakes and rotors on my d2.Are there ...
  A: if you've done this on other cars, its not that difficult. I find that the front rotors are more ...
window control unit4/18/2005
  Q: I have had repeated problems with the electrical windows both front and back in my '95 Disco. I ...
  A: I too have a '95 Disco with window ECU problems. Yes, this is a very common problem with Series I ...
Check Engine Light4/18/2005
  Q: 1997 Discovery SE7. The check engine light just keeps coming back. After a major service it ...
  A: I've been in your position before. I had to return to the dealer several times too! My first bill ...
Mechanical Problems with Discovery 24/18/2005
  Q: I purchased a 2003 Land Rover Discovery and have had many problems with the vehicle. My main ...
  A: Since your Disco is still under warranty (?) and you are not satisfied with the service you are ...
Rear Electric Windows4/18/2005
  Q: 1997 Discovery SE7. The rear electric windows just stopped working - fortunately they were closed. ...
  A: this is a very common problem with series I Disco's. My own '95 Disco has had this type of problem ...
'99 Discovery II Service Engine Light4/15/2005
  Q: My service engine light came on. The first fault code was related to the O2 sensor Bank 1. I ...
  A: The code you describe is new to me. P01668 has 6 characters and I always thought OBDII was limited ...
Alarm ECU & key fob4/14/2005
  Q: Back in Aug 04, you answered a question in relation to a 95 Disco alarm.My Disco (SALLJGBF7MA088096) ...
  A: here it is : Must be completed within 8 seconds from start. A two-person job and have remote key ...
Discovery 2000 diesel4/13/2005
  Q: I just bought a Land Rover discovery 2000 diesel automatic from the agency in Costa Rica. It has ...
  A: the problem you describe is common for Series II Disco's and LR dealers know exactly how to fix ...
Air Conditioning4/13/2005
  Q: John, I just bought a 2000 LR discovery and when I drove it off the lot everything was working ...
  A: If you have no blower fan and the fuses are ok, it could be either the blower itself or the blower ...
Starting4/13/2005
  Q: I am having trouble starting 95 LR Discovery. Engine cranks several(8) times and will only start ...
  A: does this happen all the time? I've had trouble like this on very humid days when I first start up ...
series 3 land rover clutch4/13/2005
  Q: on my land rover there seems to be nothing when i depress the clutch it has hydrolic fluid in and i ...
  A: if you are trying to engage the clutch and it does not work, the chances are high that the slave ...
99 Land Rover Discovery Series II4/11/2005
  Q: I have a few problems with my Discovery that I hope you can help me with because my knowledge of ...
  A: these problems are all very common to our Disco's. Not many owners can say they have not ...
Mirror compass4/8/2005
  Q: Discovery 2 2000 my mirror compass has quit working, it does not come on at all. I can not seem to ...
  A: lucky you...when it works! Here is some helpful info that will assist you determining where the ...
SRS Light4/8/2005
  Q: I have a 99 Discovery Series II with the SRS light on. I've taken to a dealer and they told me it ...
  A: ahh, the wonderous works of Lord Lucas electrics! You may indeed have a problem with your SRS and ...
land rover skip4/7/2005
  Q: i have a 1999 discovery 4.0. i have a week spark in cyl # 1 and 6. is setting engine light for ...
  A: yes, the ECU is reading various sensors and determining the spark for these two cylinders. I have ...
Transmission4/6/2005
  Q: How I can check the transmission oil level?, LR / Discovery 2001 Transmission is leaking and I want ...
  A: The fill plug is underneath your Disco, just behind the oil sump. There are two plugs on your ...
Diagnostic Code P0734-4th Gear Incorrect Ratio?4/6/2005
  Q: I have a 2000 DII, and this has popped up a couple of times-Happens while driving. Was told it was a ...
  A: do you have any other symptoms? This usually indicates that you are having 4th gear problems within ...
1996 Dico brakes4/5/2005
  Q: I read that it is possible to use the bent lock washer twice and I was wondering if the paper washer ...
  A: LR suggests that you renew both this washer and the paper gasket. Yes, its possible to use the ...
Help me on problem-flashers & turn signals4/5/2005
  Q: 95 Discovery-something under the dash smoked while the engine was running with the flashers on. Now ...
  A: ********************** Follow-up ********************** Gary, I have some more information for you ...
Steering damper4/4/2005
  Q: (1) My 96 Disco tends to shift right when I try to go straight. (2) Recently I've started feeling a ...
  A: king pin adjustment: do you mean the drop arm below the steering box? Are you refering to the drag ...
'97Disco4/4/2005
  Q: John- Need your help again. How to I get to the lights to replace a bulb in the auto-shifter? ...
  A: hope all is well with your Disco. Here are the instructions for the automatic shifter bulb ...
To clear "Check Engine light"3/31/2005
  Q: I have a problem with my 1995 Discovery I 3.9 Gasoline v8. The check engine light is on and ...
  A: there is a serial port located under the steering column. This is often used to reprogram the ECU, ...
Oil leak 2001 Discovery3/30/2005
  Q: Have a 2001 US spec Disco which we have had for 2 months. Suddenly it has developed an oil leak from ...
  A: you'll have to get a sample of the leak to determine if its oil or hydraulic fluid. If its ...
Disco II 2000 engine noises3/27/2005
  Q: I just bought a Disco II year 2000, after the second day it started making some noises, one of them ...
  A: that big 'clunk' is worrisome. It could be a CV joint failure or gearbox problem. NO normal Disco ...
Water swishing in the roof3/27/2005
  Q: Turning and accelerating leads to a water-in-motion sound on the passenger's side, and the right ...
  A: yes, I believe there is a drain funnel for the sunroofs. Here is a website that has technical ...
Engine Service Light3/26/2005
  Q: 1998 Land Rover Discovery V8 Limited Edition, replaced O2 sensor and cleared computer code now the ...
  A: this is normal after any emission work has been done. The repair manuals states: The emission ...
Disco 2000 - ticking noise3/26/2005
  Q: For about three months now, I've experience a ticking sound coming from my engine, like an engine in ...
  A: could be sticking exhaust valves. This sounds like like what you describe and it does rob you of ...
Engine stalling3/24/2005
  Q: My son has been out of country for 18months and I have his 97 LR in my garage that I start weekly ...
  A: just a few questions: how old is the gas in the tank? Is it a heated garage? Do you drive it ...
land rover discovery II door panel?3/23/2005
  Q: John, Please advise on how to remove the door panels on a land rover discovery II...ive tried ...
  A: should be the same as my Disco I. Once you've removed all the screws (handle, latch, speakers), ...
Series brake bleeding3/23/2005
  Q: My '67 series IIA brakes will not bleed. I have bled them many ways, including with the pedal, ...
  A: that is a real puzzler! With brakes it either air, leaks or the Master C. I was once told that me ...
Disco brakes3/23/2005
  Q: I have a 96 Disco that needed a caliper replaced. Once done, I bled the lines and the anti-lock ...
  A: If you take your Disco to a dealer, they can determine what caused the ABS to trigger a code. Most ...
steering3/22/2005
  Q: I'm scared off my power steering.It shakes, its stiff, the fluid is like sludge, All these problems ...
  A: I've never used PS flush products before. Never needed this done. IF your PS fluid is "sludge", I ...
Discovery II indicator light3/22/2005
  Q: I just got a 2002 LR Discovery II, This is my first LR and i love it. all though i did not recieve ...
  A: Jason, I just got a new message from a fellow owner: If it's an automatic, press the Mode button ...
auto-transmission leak3/22/2005
  Q: We just bought a 97 Discovery 1. There is a small leak of the automatic transmission fluid. Where ...
  A: congrats on the Disco I purchase.* It could be a simple transmission gasket repair. You can either ...
1996 Discovery - lights, windows and weird noise3/21/2005
  Q: I'm a felow Montrealer and Discovery owner. I have three long-time nagging issues with my beloved ...
  A: nice to chat with a fellow Disco owner in "La belle province"! Decarie, Laval or John Scotty ...
Fuel pump3/21/2005
  Q: I have a 1997 land rover discovery SDi with a bad fuel pump. is this something i could tackle on my ...
  A: I'll give you the details on the fuel pump removal and you decide if you can handle this. FUEL PUMP ...
overhaeting3/21/2005
  Q: I am a canadian liscened mechanic and I am have huge problems with my 2000 discovery 2. 4.0l V8 ...
  A: I'm in Quebec, Canada. Where are you located? Have you checked the heater core (LR calls it the ...
Discovery 2000 SES errors-P0734/P0773/P07743/20/2005
  Q: I have a discovery 2000 - 99,600 KM. I have had two SES code - P0773/P0774 which i have since earse ...
  A: this is a gearbox problem and unrelated to fuel or knocking. Replacing solenoid, which these OBDII ...
Brakes3/20/2005
  Q: John, I have owned a '96 Disco I for about a year and a half now and it is about time for a brake ...
  A: your Disco is a year younger than mine. I had some trouble separating the rotor from the axle hub. ...
Air Suspension3/20/2005
  Q: I have a 1999 Land Rover Discovery Series III. I was driving along a slightly bumpy road when I ...
  A: sounds like a compressor has failed. You can try disconnecting the negative cable on your battery ...
Disco II SD3/19/2005
  Q: I'm looking at maybe buying a very clean 2001 Disc II SD. I do not have a strong backround in Land ...
  A: on a 2001 Disco, have it inspected by a LR dealership mechanic. Areas of focus should be suspension ...
transmission repair3/18/2005
  Q: i was wondering if you about removal/repair of a 1993 County Range Rover 3.9 w/ auto trans. there ...
  A: would that be a ZF automatic with Borg Warner gearbox? Here is what I have (my comments are within ...
Service Engine Light and Mass Air Sensor3/15/2005
  Q: I've just had the service engine light illuminate and took my 99 disco II (64,000 miles) to a local ...
  A: usually, MAF failures result in rough idling problems and loss of power. You may be wiser to wait ...
98 Disco, Speakers out, flashing lights3/15/2005
  Q: 1998 Discovery LE. Standard Stereo, Speakers are not working, but subwoofer is, so I can hear barely ...
  A: for Q1: there is a special tool that is used to remove the radio from the dash. Most auto Stereo ...
SUSPENSION3/14/2005
  Q: I HAVE AN 98 DISCO 1 WITH 77,000 MILES. I AM HAVING NEW FRONT/REAR SUSPENSION INSTALLED AND WAS ...
  A: if you are having the ENTIRE suspension replaced, yes - it will take at least 5 hours. The front ...
Engine Stall3/13/2005
  Q: 97 DiscoI. While at cruise speeds (70 Mph) I get a momentary stall for a split second. This may ...
  A: could be a (Throttle Positions Sensor) problem, vacuum leak, injectors fouling, fuel feed problem ...
Check Engine Light and Hood Latch3/12/2005
  Q: I had my brother in law (who sold me the Disco) email you about the check engine light that was ...
  A: sorry to read that you are having trouble with your Disco. Most electronics can react to +40C ...
CD Player3/11/2005
  Q: We just purchased a 1996 Land Rover Disco SE7. The CD player works but for some reason the band on ...
  A: for the sake of family sanity (I have a teenager too!) here is what I have collected from other ...
Alarm Remote3/10/2005
  Q: I bought a 1994 Land Rover Discovery used, it has a factory alarm system, but it had no remote with ...
  A: glad to welcome you to LR ownership. I wish you luck with your '94 Disco. I own a '95 Disco and ...
Fuel pump relay3/10/2005
  Q: My 1989 rover keeps damaging the fuel pump relay. Thanks Joe
  A: have you considered replacing the fuel pump? Buy one from a salvage (wrecker) and swap the pump ...
Noise?3/9/2005
  Q: Disco series 1 TDI 1999 My wife complained of a shimmy in the steering, and a pull to the passenger ...
  A: could be bearings or CV joint. The only way to tell is open it up perform visual examination. As ...
2001 Discovery II engine problems3/7/2005
  Q: I have a 2001 Disco II with about 70,000 miles on it. It has experienced misfiring under load (going ...
  A: the sticking exhaust valve on Disco series II is a known problem. It can appear as early as 52,000 ...
Unable to start vehicle without alarm going off3/7/2005
  Q: I have a 2001 Range Rover SE. Serviced regularly by the local dealer. Just recently my remote will ...
  A: here is the Rangie's guide to alarm system troubles: ...
1996 disco radio3/4/2005
  Q: When i start my car, the radio does not come on for up to 10 minutes, the vanity lights do not work ...
  A: here is my email address: jmcinnis64@hotmail.com Send me an email message with your request and ...
Front Bumper Removal & Repair3/3/2005
  Q: RE: 1999 Land Rover Discovery series II What is the procedure for removing the front bumper ...
  A: here is the LR technican text for front bumper removal and refitting: EXTERIOR FITTINGS 76-2-12 ...
I have a 94 Discovery auto,...3/3/2005
  Q: I have a 94 Discovery auto, it starts and runs fine then after 2 miles or so it dies no power just ...
  A: it could be a TPS problem (throttle position sensor). Also associated with symptoms like this are ...
Overheating on my 99 Disco 23/2/2005
  Q: John, I have had the truck over a year now and about 3 months my temp. gauge went up and then game ...
  A: I would flush the coolant completely from your Disco. It is possible that either you have a ...
engine knock3/1/2005
  Q: Did you ever find the source of the knock? Just bought a 95 that has the same sound off and on. ...
  A: after much searching, I could only attribute such knocks to loose pistons, poor timing, bearing ...
engaging differential lock3/1/2005
  Q: i'm trying to work if i've something wrong with my '85 110 v8 or if it is me as a newbie 110 ...
  A: not owning a 110 or having any owners manuals, here is what I do with my '95 Disco: to lock the ...
Brakes2/28/2005
  Q: Sir: When I drive my range rover 1987 the brakes will pressure up,and force the callapers to close. ...
  A: no need to be so formal. We are all LR owners here! IF you are having the calipers seize up, it ...
Land Rover Repair2/28/2005
  Q: I just purchased this is a 1997 Land Rover Discovery SE with 90000 miles on it, automatic ...
  A: best of luck with the purchase of your Disco. Long standing tradition is to give your Disco a name. ...
Discovery Mk 2 drinks holders2/28/2005
  Q: The sliding drinks holders beneath the climate control panel on my 2001 TD5 have come right out. ...
  A: this is a rather nasty little job that comes up once in awhile. The best way to repair this is to ...
engine start, then sputters and turns off2/26/2005
  Q: I cleaned engine with degreaser and then sprayed with water, I did this while the engine was ...
  A: ################ Follow Up ##################### Luis, how is your vehicle behaving? Any ...
1995 disco fuel problem i think.2/25/2005
  Q: my problem is that when the rover starts hard sometimes and does not run right when on acceleration ...
  A: have you checked the spark? Perhaps its the spark amplifier module that is faulty. Then test the ...
Discovery 32/22/2005
  Q: Does anyone have any info regarding a suspension fault on the new Disco 3? My car shut down its ...
  A: This is the first EAS problem from a LR3 for me. I know that many Range Rover (rangie) owners have ...
Have I got faith or what??2/21/2005
  Q: I am about to buy a 1996 Disco 5 speed with 228,000 miles. Ya think I'm nuts already don't ya? ...
  A: well you'll be the best judge by comparing your 12 year old Ford to the condition of this 9 year old ...
check engine light discovery 22/20/2005
  Q: ive been experiencing a number of problems with my landrover its a 99 discovery 2, well the most ...
  A: This could be a fuel pump or pressure related problem. P1170 is Lambda sensor aging tv bank 1Drive ...
1998 Discovery Vibration2/20/2005
  Q: Took my disco in for drivers side manifold repair(exhaust). While it was there I told them it had a ...
  A: I know this is a duplicate question and response. I'll add that those Disco's with 4.2 and 4.6 ...
1998 Disco Vibration2/20/2005
  Q: I have a vibration right before 1700rpm to 2000rpm or right before the shift. I checked vacuum ...
  A: its true that some Disco engines are prone to have sticking exhaust valves that require a valve job ...
valve cost land rover2/20/2005
  Q: I'm interested in Discover SE7 1996, but it needs a valve job, it did not pass inspection. The ...
  A: very nice price for that Disco! IF all that is required is a valve job, they can start at about ...
Check Engine Light2/19/2005
  Q: How do I run a diagnostic on my 99 Disco II to verify why my check engine light is on without ...
  A: in order to diagnose check engine codes, you'll need a OBDII reader. You can get them from any PEP ...
97 Disco - misfire code2/18/2005
  Q: John I am quite impressed with the responses you give on the questions asked, and figured I would ...
  A: I'm glad when some of my suggestions help other Disco owners avoid paying extremely high service ...
lights fuse2/17/2005
  Q: i keep blowing my lights fuse under the hood and loosing my dash, fog and tail lights, i am guessing ...
  A: interesting problem since I recently had electrical woes and had to run to LR for service. Its ...
Door Lock2/11/2005
  Q: 1997 range rover due to a frozen lock the lock busted while opening the door spoke to delar take ...
  A: the salvage yard solution will save you money and if you are willing to live with a two key system - ...
what can it be?2/11/2005
  Q: I have a 96 disco. My dash lights go dim, radio cuts off, headlights also dim, no read of rpms,lose ...
  A: Your alt is generating just 12.? volts? Just a trickle above what the battery holds is kind of low. ...
trailer light2/11/2005
  Q: i have a 1998 disco the trailer warning light on my dash doesn't light up at all when im towing or ...
  A: interesting question. Do your tow lights work? Do you have any blown fuses? If your tow lights ...
Alternator brushes2/11/2005
  Q: Just wondering if ther is anybody who supplies alternator brushes (and/or other alt. parts) I have ...
  A: Arthur, you and me both! Last summer, I had to rebuild my Marelli alt and I managed to salvage ...
Land Rover Disco Air/Fuel metering OBD II code P11932/11/2005
  Q: Hey John, I have read most of your responses and I think you will be able to help me. I have a 96 ...
  A: glad your ODBII reader is working out for you. Your code, P1193, indicates " HO2S Heater Circuit ...
Land Rover Brakes - ABS, TC, HDC lights2/10/2005
  Q: I have a 2001 Discovery II SE7 with 57,000 miles. The ABS, TC, and Hill Descent lights continue to ...
  A: I understand your fustration. It would appear that those non-LR OEM parts are hindering your ...
96 Disco Cruise Control2/9/2005
  Q: I have a '96 Disco in great shape. My only problem is that there is no sign of life with the cruise ...
  A: finding the fault for disabled cruise control (CC) is often a matter of elimination. For the cruise ...
Land Rover door lock2/9/2005
  Q: I have a 97 DiscoveryS V8i and over the last couple of months the driver's door had been getting ...
  A: I know exactly what you are going through. The door handles and locks on our Disco's are simple but ...
crank sound when gas assel when cold2/9/2005
  Q: I have a Land Rover Disco II 1999. It runs great but when I start it in the morning (cold morning), ...
  A: Hei Gunnar! Here is what I know about lack of power problems: timing chain need adjustment fuel ...
Power Steering pump noise2/9/2005
  Q: I have a late 1999 Discovery petrol series 2 with 96000kms It has a lot of PS pump noise especialy ...
  A: could be the bearings that are wearing down, so its time to change the PS pump. Do you have a PS ...
Engin noise2/8/2005
  Q: John, I have a 98 RR SE 4.0 There are times where i am on a stop and a vibrating/slight noise occurs ...
  A: it could be the intercooler fans. You'll have to warm up the engine to normal temperatures then ...
2000 Disco ABS Hill Descent & TC Prob2/8/2005
  Q: My 2000 Disco ABS, Hill Descent and Traction Control lights are on. Im pretty sure that I need new ...
  A: the ABS, HDC & TC lights (aka 3 amigos) seems to be a common problem with newer Disco II's. The ...
Transmission oil and ACE warning light2/5/2005
  Q: uncharted problem. Part 1: Earlier this week, my Transmission Oil warning light came on while ...
  A: the first problem you report is normal. You've driven one hour under winter conditions in 3 ...
diesel conversion2/4/2005
  Q: I happen to own two Discos, a 1999 the US the other a 1994 is in Haiti. The 94 Disco in Haiti have ...
  A: Bonjour Francois, I've heard of Datsun diesel engines being swapped into older Disco's. Japanese ...
reset engine light2/2/2005
  Q: I read an entry where you instructed somebody on how to reset the "Service Engine" light and ...
  A: yes, the original Discoweb site seems to be offline. I am not sure why. You can always check with ...
95 disco 1 vibration2/1/2005
  Q: i was reading through some of the questions and answers and found one about the vibrations in the ...
  A: I'm reminded of an old joke... Patient: Doctor! Doctor! It hurts when I wave my hand like this! ...
brake lights2/1/2005
  Q: I just bought a 96 disco se7 and since I have only had it for a week, the brake lights decided to go ...
  A: I would carefully examine the bulbholder and wiring to look for corrosion and a possible short. Its ...
1995 Disco Serpentine Belt tension1/31/2005
  Q: Just had the alternator go in my 1995 Disco 3.9 and have replaced that as well as the belt. I'm now ...
  A: this sounds like you have not fed the serpentine belt correctly. The belt is slipping on the ...
door lock problems1/31/2005
  Q: i have a 2001 discovery series 2 which has been having strange door locking issues. the driver's ...
  A: this started out as a possible single door lock actuator problem but with the additional door having ...
rear axle fluid1/30/2005
  Q: Hey John, Do i have to drain my rear axle fluid when i do my rear rotors or is that a myth in the ...
  A: I am not sure which manual you have but I have changed the rear rotors on my Disco and I did not ...
thumping after gas is let off1/30/2005
  Q: i have a 1997 disco...and when it shifts, or after i let off the gas, there is a big thump that you ...
  A: The first problem could be a transmission problem. If was a universal joint, I doubt you'd hear it ...
rev counter1/16/2005
  Q: i have a 1996 p reg diesel disco the rev counter keeps jumping up as if ive put my foot down hard on ...
  A: sounds like your alternator is about to fail. tach is linked to alt and the first sign of alt ...
overcharging alternator1/15/2005
  Q: First of all I don't have a land rover I have a landcruiser, made by Toyota. Its a 1984 Landcruiser ...
  A: that sounds like a regulator problem. I had two volt.reg's fail on my old Disco. I swore the new ...
Distributor Drive1/15/2005
  Q: John, Whilst changing my distributor cap and rotor recently I pulled the rotor off the shaft and ...
  A: oh boy...this could be a problem. When you pulled up on the shaft to remove the rotor cap, you may ...
1995 land rover disc tail lights1/14/2005
  Q: I just a bought a 1995 disc and I do not know how to change the tail light bulb. I don't see any ...
  A: the tail light panel is located inside behind the two side bucket storage areas. You should see a ...
ABS pump continues to run1/13/2005
  Q: even though I shut off the engine. I was driving in some snow this morning and I slid a little bit ...
  A: sounds like a ceased ABS pump. You could try disconnecting the fuse to the ABS to see if it turns ...
L R Discovery Series 1, 1989 to 19981/12/2005
  Q: My friend and I are setting up a UK website dedicated to the L R Series 1 Discovery. We envisage the ...
  A: I like your website so far. I be glad to help out whenever I can. I have a collection of articles ...
Service Engine light and Check engine light1/11/2005
  Q: I have a 1998, Discovery with 80K miles. The service engine light and the check engine light came on ...
  A: Did you just have those two lights activated or was there other symptoms? To reset those two ...
ABS Sensor Chime1/11/2005
  Q: The ABS sensor on my DISCO II 2000 chimes while driving once in-a-while, about every 2 or 3 days. I ...
  A: its true that many Disco owners have ABS sensors they'd like to rip out and throw in the garbage. ...
Rear Passenger Door lock1/11/2005
  Q: My rear passenger door latch seems to stick, in trying to tinker with it I hit a lever that has ...
  A: there is a small child proof lever that prevents the rear doors from opening from the inside only. ...
Discovery 1998 electrical problems.1/9/2005
  Q: "For some reason my landrover discovery is having electrical problems. It first started with the ...
  A: you could have a ground fault problem with your alt or the alt wiring is defective. The battery you ...
check1/8/2005
  Q: how are you? i have couple of questions regarding to auto electric. how to check any electrical ...
  A: a good mult-meter is what you need to check for continuity, voltage and amps. Perform a websearch ...
bulb replacement - dashboard lights1/8/2005
  Q: I have a 95 disco I. One or more of the dashboard lights are out - the bulb or bulbs that illuminate ...
  A: to replace the bulbs for your heater controls, gently pull out the 3 dials and remove the knob for ...
Engine Noise1/8/2005
  Q: John: I have a new 04' Disco II - 3400 miles. On a cold startup the engine makes a noise sounding ...
  A: the noise you hear is not normal. I've found that Disco's do not take well to the cold temperatures ...
Flashers not working1/7/2005
  Q: Help!-I'm back with a new problem.The flashers on my '97 Discovery just stopped working both the ...
  A: check all your lights. I have found that when a side marker light is no longer working, it is ...
Starting a Discovery1/7/2005
  Q: This morning I warmed up my Disco and it turned over fine, like always. I came out to then wipe off ...
  A: I don't think its your starter since you say it is trying to start but no "HURRAH". It could be ...
Windows/Cruise Control1/7/2005
  Q: Two questions, maybe two issues. I have a 95 Disco and the rear windows will not come down. The ...
  A: There is a security device called the immobiliser unit that is found in behind your dashboard. As ...
Water Pump1/6/2005
  Q: Last month (Dec 20) I asked you a question about the ACE pump on my Disco. In that email I mentioned ...
  A: happy New Year! I'm glad you were able to recoup some of the cost of repair on your Disco. Sad ...
I can't shift out of Park1/5/2005
  Q: My shifter is stuck in park?? It want move at all, I called my local Land Rover dealer(Austin,TX) ...
  A: here is a very quick fix that you could consider as a bandaide solution until you can get to a LR ...
landy running1/5/2005
  Q: this is a 90 1987 E 2.5 td, just latley i have heard a metal rubbing noise when the car is in motion ...
  A: this could be a bearing failure in one of the components mounted on your engine. Check the ...
Voltage regulator1/4/2005
  Q: I have read your previous postings about the land rover alternators...I as well am now looking at my ...
  A: I've looked for replacement alts. BOSCH offers one that you could consider. Meanwhile, I've ...
Altenator, I think..1/4/2005
  Q: Hey John - Just bought my first 97 LR Disc. SE7 - About three hours of ownership my tachometer ...
  A: Your problem originated with a faulty alternator. Once you lose your tachometer, your alt is no ...
freelander keeps stopping1/3/2005
  Q: ive bought a 98r 5dr 1.8 exi petrol freelander the problem is after a couple of hours driving the ...
  A: so your engine cuts out after warming up. It could be a failing spark amplifier module. When they ...
SUSPENSION CONVERSION1/3/2005
  Q: 2000 R/R 4.0. Been having problems w/ EAS and was thinking about spring conv. Any info would be ...
  A: yes EAS problems are common and some owners have purchased coil spring conversion kits. Kits ...
Landrover Discovery TD5 20011/3/2005
  Q: Can you help on the following. Vehicle had run for approx 6 miles and approx mile on cruise control ...
  A: Could this be a vacuum problem? Other owners seem to think its related to the fuel pump or maybe ...
LR Discovery Buy and Fix1/3/2005
  Q: I may have the opportunity to purchase a 96 Disco with a busted crankshaft for around 1700 -2000 USD ...
  A: Sounds like a good project for a DIY'er except you've not rebuilt engines before. I'd consider ...
Brakes1/2/2005
  Q: I have a 96 Disocov and the brake pedal goes all the way to the floor. Any idea on what may be the ...
  A: tell me about it! I have the same problem right now. In my case, I found that one of my calipers ...
Disco rear view mirror12/31/2004
  Q: My discovery has the problem with the fogging problem. How do I replace it? I want to get it off ...
  A: if you are talking about replacing your rear view mirror due unit failure, I believe it can be ...
Landrover 300TDi Leaks, Noise and Tacho12/31/2004
  Q: I have a 1997 300 Series TDi Discovery, which has covered 135,000 miles. Its now developed a few ...
  A: The first problem is very common with ALL Land Rovers. I have seen a LR technical report that ...
No heat in early 1995 classic with 4.212/27/2004
  Q: Have checked thermostat in boiling water, it works. Replaced thermostat gasket, checked water pump ...
  A: Could be a problem with the heater core matrix. Normal repair/replacement is through the ...
shake, surge, and misfire12/27/2004
  Q: I have a 2000 DII with 95000 miles. The service engine light goes on and off, and I fear my problem ...
  A: I am aware of a serious problem with series II Disco's and sticking exhaust valves. This may be the ...
Brake and engine noise12/25/2004
  Q: Merry x'mas! I am Arbe from NJ and I have a 1999 disco II and i have a problem with the brakes, when ...
  A: Merry Christmas, Arbe. I can tell you that the first problem you describe could be the feeling you ...
discovery engine problem12/24/2004
  Q: I have a 1995 Discovery 300TDi,150K miles, mostly original parts apart from service parts. Have ...
  A: Merry Christmas, John. It could be more than just fuel injectors, although that's a good place to ...
Defender Td5 stutter12/23/2004
  Q: My Td5 tends to stutter/misfire when I put on the power under load (up a slope etc). It's more ...
  A: could be a few things but I don't think its your clutch. If it was your clutch, you'd know it every ...
Discovery Electrical Problems12/22/2004
  Q: I have a 96 Land Rover that keeps having electrical problems. An alternator was put in it last week ...
  A: be brave. I've had three alternators replaced in my Disco (actually 4 if you count the original ...
95 Discovery won't start12/21/2004
  Q: I have recently had a problem with my 95 Discovery in that it won't turn the engine over. It ...
  A: here's what I'd to before going to a dealer: Make sure all wires are firmly attached to the starter ...
Door open light12/21/2004
  Q: This is another question related to the same car, 96 RR 4.6, my computer reads "Open Door RH-R" all ...
  A: the only thing I can think of is that the rear door latch is sending a false signal to the ...
Serious front end vobbling12/21/2004
  Q: I have a 96 RR 4.6, the problem is when I pass 50MPH mark, entire car starts to vobble violently and ...
  A: have your local mechanic check your steering damper to see if it needs replacement. This is a ...
discovery tdi starting failure12/21/2004
  Q: Re. Landrover Disco tdi 1996. Starts normally after having been left for an as yet indeterminate ...
  A: if you are handy with a multi-meter, here's what I'd do: Get underneath your Disco and make sure ...
96 Disco purchase12/20/2004
  Q: I have a wonderful opportunity thanks to my uncle. He has decided to buy a new(er) Disco and sell me ...
  A: nice price for a well-maintained Disco with low miles. I would not panic with the AC or heater ...
rearview mirror12/20/2004
  Q: Like many others, my 96 discovery's auto dim mirror is broken. I tried to find a replacement but ...
  A: I'll check it out at our local Walmart. Have you ever considered buying a recycled one from the ...
ACE pump12/20/2004
  Q: Let me preface my inquiry with "I know very little about engines." I own a 2000 Discovery (my second ...
  A: "I feel your pain!" Yes, you were lucky to have had this happen while still under warranty. I had ...
stuck filler plug12/20/2004
  Q: the filler plug on my 1995 Discovery transfer case is frozen. I can't get it open. Any idea's on ...
  A: normally, 30Nm of torque should open the plug. I would clean the area as best as you can. Use ...
warning lights on all the time12/18/2004
  Q: we just had some body work done on our '99 dico. Driving home, I noticed the TC, ABS and Incline ...
  A: The problem you describe is common for models with the TC, HDC, ABS options. You'll have to contact ...
power12/16/2004
  Q: I have a couple more question.My 96 Land Rover Discovery SE7 has been having a wierd noise when I do ...
  A: your welcome. Glad I can help. The brake problem you mention could be a badly worn brake pad, ...
Range Rover Air Suspension Issues12/16/2004
  Q: Please help - I'm at my witts end. I have a 96 Rover 4.0 that I just purchased and the dealership ...
  A: in cases like yours, I would trust the LR mechanic if he insists that its a valve block. They've ...
suspension/engine12/15/2004
  Q: I had reciently asked a question about the noise under the vehicle and the whining in the engine. I ...
  A: If your suspension is 'tight' enough for the general mechanic, I would imagine his guess that it ...
suspension/ engien12/15/2004
  Q: I recienly bought a 96 land rover SE7 and a few weeks after I bought it there was a clunk coming ...
  A: could be balljoint problems. High mileage Disco's have this and a few other possible suspension ...
First time buyer12/15/2004
  Q: I'm a 20 year old working college student in search of my first car. With some help from my mother I ...
  A: RUN AWAY FROM THAT DISCO! The price of the 2000 Disco is very, very good HOWEVER it makes me wonder ...
LR Discovery (1995) Electric Window not working12/12/2004
  Q: One front electric window fails to operate. I have taken centre console apart and swapped switches ...
  A: to borrow a phrase from a former US president, "I share your pain..." I have been plaqued with ...
Discovery Wheel Speed Sensor12/11/2004
  Q: I own a 1999 Disco Series II and was wondering if there was any hidden problems in replacing the ...
  A: goto www.discoweb.org for some very nice technical instructions on the vehicle speed sensor. I'm ...
abs/down hill lights etc..12/9/2004
  Q: I have a 1999 land rover disco 2. I bought it used over a year ago at miller toyota and ever since ...
  A: if they are unwilling to help you out one day after warranty expiration ...well... it should be an ...
1999 Disco Rear Seats Latch12/9/2004
  Q: I have a 1999 Series II Discovery with the back seats that fold down. Something is wrong with the ...
  A: I'd consider having them lubricated to see if that allows them to lock OR have them replaced. Buy ...
AUTO GEAR SHIFT FILM REPLACEMENT12/8/2004
  Q: 1998 DISCO 1. NEED TO REPLACE SHIFT FILM, TORN AROUND EDGES OF SHIFT LEVER, DOESN'T INDICATE PROPER ...
  A: sorry for the delay...winter conditions here and I've had an accident with my Disco. Throws a ...
Discovery track rod replacement12/6/2004
  Q: I have been informed in a safety check that my tie rod assembly in my 1999 Series II Discovery is ...
  A: seems straight forward in changing track rod. Manual says always use a new nut (track rod to ...
Intermittent Starting Trouble12/5/2004
  Q: I hope you are well. I have a 1998 Land Rover Discovery V8. I purchased the vehicle around 6 ...
  A: As for your '98 Discovery, I can understand your frustration with this starting problem so soon ...
96 land rover discovery12/5/2004
  Q: every morning I have a hard time starting,won't stay on keeps going off,have to keep my feet on gas ...
  A: *************** follow up ****************** To quickly by-pass shift inhibitor: Reach up in front ...
99 Land Rover side view mirror12/5/2004
  Q: The right side view mirror (the mirror itself, not the assembly) on my 99 Land Rover is loose. How ...
  A: here is what I've found for you: By the sounds of it, you may have to remove the entire mirror and ...
Valve cover gasket leak12/4/2004
  Q: I have a 97 Disco. We have had our share probelms as most owners have. The problem I am facing now ...
  A: I would go with changing only the valve cover gasket, its probably an original part anyway. I've ...
LAND ROVER OBD PORT12/3/2004
  Q: SEEMS LIKE A STUPID QUESTION, BUT WHERE THE H%$$ IS THE OBD PORT IN MY 96 DISCO. i WANT TO PURCHASE ...
  A: the OBDII data link connector should in LH side facia. Most auto parts stores have OBDII readers. ...
Service Engine Soon12/2/2004
  Q: I own a 2000 Range Rover County. The Service Engine Soon doesn't go away. I took it to the ...
  A: go back to your LR dealer and have them revisit this problem. Clearly, it has not been resolved. I ...
O2sensor12/1/2004
  Q: I just ordered some universal O2 sensors from you guys for my 96 Land Rover Discovery. I opened up ...
  A: Randy, you did not order any O2 sensors from me. I am not a parts company and do not sell any ...
overheating12/1/2004
  Q: In a recent correspondence you replied to which was deleted by my daughter by accident, I was ...
  A: ############### FOLLOW UP ################ it could be a temperature sensor fault. Its possible ...
Freelander High Idling11/28/2004
  Q: I have a 1998 Freelander 3dr Tdi (L-series Diesel) It just started to idle high (just above 1000rpm) ...
  A: I've seen this in my 5 speed manual Disco. The high rev's and random fluctuating idle could be a ...
1995 Discovery11/28/2004
  Q: I have a few questions that I'd like to ask if you don't mind. 1) The 2 rear windows of my Disco are ...
  A: I will get back to you about Q#1 with some diagnostic steps or a website with pictures to help you ...
2000 Disco Rear Sagging11/28/2004
  Q: I love this sight. I just purchased a 2000 Disco with 130kms on it. Despite it needing 2 front 02 ...
  A: the suspension problem you mention does not sound normal. I took a look at the owners manual and ...
Driving Lights11/26/2004
  Q: I have a 1996 Land Rover Discovery and have no idea how to change the driving light bulbs. My ...
  A: here is a website with instructions about headlights and foglight installations. I know the ...
Land Rover Idle problem11/23/2004
  Q: I have a 1995 Land Rover Disco and have recently had an issue with it idling will stopped. The tach ...
  A: I had a similar problem with my '95 Disco. Problem was with the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor). ...
98 Disco rear door locking11/23/2004
  Q: My 98 Discovery was recently bumped in the back by a teenager with a cell phone implant. Suddenly my ...
  A: teenagers, cars and cell phones, now thats a scary combination! Its possible that the nudge? could ...
1995 DISCOVERY11/22/2004
  Q: I HAVE A 1995 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY AND JUST RECENTLY IT WAS BUMPED WHILE PARKED AND NOW IT DOESN'T ...
  A: Yes, there is a fuel cutoff switch (Inertia switch) that is triggered by the sensors after an ...
Buying a used Disco11/22/2004
  Q: I am looking at a used 1996 LR Disco with 120,000miles for around 6000usd. The body is straight and ...
  A: my suggestion is to do some careful inspections when you consider purchasing a high mileage vehicle. ...
want to buy this, but...11/20/2004
  Q: I want to buy this land rover but I had a question. Here are the stats of the one that I have ...
  A: The price you have is quite good for that vehicle. Blue book is about $19K US. As for reliability, ...
overheating: 1996 LR Discovery automatic11/20/2004
  Q: I have replaced the radiator, viscious fan cluch motor, thermostat, radiator hoses, water pump, gear ...
  A: it could be a temperature sensor fault. Its possible that air is trapped somewhere in the system ...
1996 disco abs brake relay11/18/2004
  Q: My Disco wont come out of park. It is brake relay would I be able to easily replace this myself? how ...
  A: This could be either a shift-interlock problem or a brake light switch fault. To quickly by-pass ...
Changing a Land rover engine11/17/2004
  Q: Can you change a land rover 2.25 diesel engine on a Series 2, 1976 for a Diahastu diesel engine? If ...
  A: a Diahastu diesel engine...I tried to find some similar swaps and could not see any other instance ...
2004 discovery engine noise11/16/2004
  Q: My 2004 Discovery has a engine knock under light to moderate acceleration under light load. It ...
  A: this is a first for me. In all my years of helping other LR owners, I've never had to talk to an ...
Transmission mode lights11/16/2004
  Q: The transmission mode, (s)and(m) lights are both flashing on dash. 2000 Discovery, have you seen ...
  A: it is possible that you are having a gearbox problem. There are several codes associated with sport ...
My rover is falling apart11/15/2004
  Q: in the last email i sent i asked you about a knock when i turn my wheel and you said it might be my ...
  A: I think this is a duplicate question...at least I'll give you some more data on the subjects. Here ...
My rover is falling apart11/15/2004
  Q: in the last email i sent i asked you about a knock when i turn my wheel and you said it might be my ...
  A: that's a good point. If you lock the diff and you still hear the clunk-clunk (or is it just 1 ...
Disco Brakes11/15/2004
  Q: Can you recommend aftermarket brake pads, dealer pads seem ridiculous at $400 a set. Is there an ...
  A: for brakes, I can recommend Raybestos pads and rotors. I use them on my '95 Disco and the price is a ...
check engine light code p188411/14/2004
  Q: i've had a check engine light on for quite some time now and it keeps coming up with code p1884 ...
  A: I thought MAF codes were much lower P0100 to P0103? I took a look at www.discoweb.org and searched ...
Engine Misfire11/14/2004
  Q: I own a 96 Disco SE @ 97000 Miles (Manual) When driving uphill in 4th or 5th gear at 55MPH at approx ...
  A: interesting question. I suspect the added load of the transmission (drag + speed) is compounding ...
LR Discovery brake lights11/13/2004
  Q: I've got a 95 Land Rover Discovery with brake light problems. I've replaced the bulbs, the fuses ...
  A: its true that our older Disco's are seeing more trouble with various light connections. I've had to ...
Land Rover Freelander V6 Rear Noise11/13/2004
  Q: During the past 6 months my 2001 Freelander ES has developed a whining sort of noise from the rear ...
  A: I am overwhelmed to read that your Freelander has had so much trouble. That noise you hear could it ...
Housewife trying to change the Tire!11/12/2004
  Q: Help! I just bought a used Disc. and love it! Unfortunatley, my tire did not love the contruction ...
  A: Welcome to the wonderful world of LR ownership! The tire iron may be under the rear seat. Usually, ...
Traction control,abs,incline all lights are on dash11/12/2004
  Q:
  A: this is a common problem for series II Disco's with HDC, ACE and ABS. Unfortunately, you'll have to ...
'97 discovery oxygen sensor11/12/2004
  Q: My wife drives a 97 Discovery with a P0150 error code which I am told means that the oxygen sensor ...
  A: Is it not too late to return the sensor and find the correct one? I'm doubtful that you could adapt ...
Instruments lights11/12/2004
  Q: When starting the truck all the instrument lights go on and stay on also four way flashers stay on ...
  A: check all the blubs on your LR. See if any are burnt out. Sometimes a failed lightbulb can cause ...
97 DISCO11/11/2004
  Q: I need your advice about a sound i am getting which is kind of dumb since you can't hear it but i ...
  A: I think I know that sound very well. It can be either your balljoints (most likely) or a CV joint ...
Rear compartment water leak11/9/2004
  Q: comtrol lights. i haven't completed it yet because I'm having a hard time finding the haynes 3016 ...
  A: go to the Haynes website and order the manual directly from them. You could also ask your local ...
1998 Disco11/9/2004
  Q: I purchased my 1998 disco one week ago and already problems! Today after leaving my home, I put it ...
  A: I understand your position. I too live in a rural area and can appreciate your position quite well. ...
water leak11/8/2004
  Q: Good afternoon, I have a 1999 Land Rover Discovery II. It has developed a water leak. Water comes ...
  A: ***** note ***** Wayne, In my reply, I gave you one page...there are others! goto ...
Disco 111/7/2004
  Q: -- Hello: I just purchased a 1996 Disco with all service records in immaculate shape just ...
  A: welcome to the wide world or Landrover ownership. Have you given your Disco a name yet. This is a ...
98 landrover disco won't turn over11/7/2004
  Q: I have a 98 landrover disco 50 year anniversary lse and it has 107000 miles on it and it started to ...
  A: you'll have to determine if its your starter solenoid: Make sure all wires are firmly attached to ...
bubbling radiator11/7/2004
  Q: I removed the radiator plug today as our 1990 LR County, has been losing water. The coolant was ...
  A: a blown head gasket is evident in the colour & texture of the oil, coolant loss, visible leaks ...
Discovery 200 Tdi overheating....again11/4/2004
  Q: When i bought the Disco, it had 225 000 km, and i asked about the timming belt, wich i was told it ...
  A: the root of this problem could be one of the various sensors on your Disco. It could be a sensor on ...
vibration11/3/2004
  Q: I have a 95 discovery with approx 95,000 miles on it. I have two different driveline vibrations that ...
  A: I understand your situation. I too hate throwing money at a problem and prefer to know as much as I ...
97 disco brakes11/2/2004
  Q: In an earlier response about brakes you said you need a big 2 1/16th sockect for removing the hub ...
  A: the 2 1/16 inch socket is to remove the lock nuts on half-axle in the rear and to open up the hub to ...
injector problem?11/2/2004
  Q: 1989 automatic land rover discovery, bought used and has since acquired several problems. "Check ...
  A: I'm in Quebec, Canada and I can confirm that fuel costs are a horror here too! Our Disco's need ...
Discovery relay11/2/2004
  Q: John, thanks for being there. I have a 96 disco which I've owned since it had 19,000 miles, 1997, ...
  A: my 1995 Disco has a Fuel Pump Relay with a BLUE Base and should be located in the driver's footwell, ...
Land Rover Discovery Center Consol Lights11/1/2004
  Q: I just purchased a 1996 Land rover Discovery Se7 and I need to change the lights behind the center ...
  A: nice Disco. The LR manuals are usually the most detailed but are very expensive. You can find ...
back up ligth....11/1/2004
  Q: my vehicle problem is I DON'T HAVE BACK UP LIGTH ON BOTH SIDE REAR LEFT & RIGTH....FUSE & LIGTH BULB ...
  A: I had a similar problem with my Disco, turned out to be the bulb holder inside the rear body panel. ...
alternator10/30/2004
  Q: I have a 1998, 4.6, 50th ANNIV. limited edition Range Rover. My mechanic has told me that this car ...
  A: nice Rangie! Not sure about "special" alt. Usually, its an Italian Magnetti-Marelli 120amp, no? ...
1997 disco10/29/2004
  Q: started Disco to go to work and couldn;t get the shifter out of park. Engine running no luck off no ...
  A: It could be the immobiliser unit. This nastly little thing can prevent you Disco from starting. ...
Land Rover rear door10/29/2004
  Q: The second car in a short while,1999 and 2000 Disco. Cargo door is stuck and will not open from ...
  A: I have constant trouble with my cargo door. Tire and door is too heavy so the hinges and latches ...
parts10/28/2004
  Q: John, aftermarket parts vs. original parts....original Rover parts are expensive. Would using after ...
  A: I am always on the lookout for aftermarket parts for my Disco. More are available for series I than ...
How to reset Collision-activated inertia switch?10/27/2004
  Q: I recently purchased a Land rover discovery se 1996. It was in an crash and after checking on land ...
  A: it could also be the immobiliser unit. Almost everything gets its start from the "spider" and one ...
97 Disco10/26/2004
  Q: I have had some brake problems with my 97 Disco. I took it to a local shop and they said I needed, ...
  A: this could be the brake vacuum pump. According to other owners, this is not a serviceable ...
Check engine light10/25/2004
  Q: How are you? Well I have a 99 disco II. And recently i went thru several deep puddles. Soon after my ...
  A: I know from off-roading with other LR owners, sometimes in deeper water or when playing in deep ...
Engine tapping10/22/2004
  Q: There is a constant tapping noise coming from the right side of my engine. It sounds like lifters ...
  A: I've been told that there a LR service bulletin about this problem dated 29.04.98 Bulletin No 0009 ...
2000 discovery ll ecu10/19/2004
  Q: I BURNT THE ECU COMPUTER AND REPLACED IT WITH A USED UNIT. I NEED TO RESET IT BUT THERE ISN'T A ...
  A: I have never reset the ECU myself. I've always had the LR dealer do this. I'll look around and get ...
Ignition / Electrical10/19/2004
  Q: I've got a strange one. I go to start the engine I turn the key (keeping it pushed forward) ...
  A: ###################### Follow up ###################### Paul, I forgot to mention how to determine ...
Rover brake bleeding.10/19/2004
  Q: I have a 1966 Rover. I put a new master cylinder,all new wheel cylinders,shoes and new hardware, new ...
  A: It could very well be the air in your front calipers that is causing the problem. I use a bleeding ...
Land Rover Breaks10/18/2004
  Q: I have a 1994 Land Rover Disco, 3.9, V-8, Automatic. My problem is with the breaks. From time to ...
  A: The ABS light is a problem we all share. I never know if it's a failing sensor, corroded electrical ...
starting problems10/18/2004
  Q: I have a 96 discovery with 86,000 miles. When I start it for the first time that day, it starts on ...
  A: ############## FOLLOW UP ############### Kevin, in addition to the info I sent this morning, I ...
Questions about 1999 Disco II problems10/17/2004
  Q: I have two problems, the first is that my rear windows will not go up or down (with any of the ...
  A: The rear window problem is common for our Disco's - both your series II and my older series I. ...
Anti Lock Dash Light10/14/2004
  Q: I recently replaced the brake light switch on my wife's discovery; but the anti lock dash light is ...
  A: the ABS light is a problem with LR Disco's and the possible causes are many; ABS sensors are ...
96 Disco rear windows both stuck down10/12/2004
  Q: My 96 Disco rear windows are both stuck in the down position, I read some of your previous posts ...
  A: you are right about your rear windows. I too have this mysterious problem with my rear windows. ...
Check Engine light10/12/2004
  Q: Yesterday while I was driving my 1997 Discovery, I experienced some problems with the emission. The ...
  A: here are some possible causes: TPS - the Throttle Position Sensor can begin to fail and cause ...
The Brakes and the idle10/12/2004
  Q: I have a 96' Disco and the brake pedal has a lot of travel sometimes. And sometimes I have to step ...
  A: .. I sent a response to your question but the Allexpert system still shows this question as ...
The Brakes and the idle10/12/2004
  Q: I have a 96' Disco and the brake pedal has a lot of travel sometimes. And sometimes I have to step ...
  A: here are a few possible causes of your problem: Air in the brake line - you'll have to get someone ...
Range Rover Wont turn over10/12/2004
  Q: I have a 1996 range rover 4.0 se my son and I were getting in the car. He pulled the door handle ...
  A: that is a strange problem. You could try disconnecting the negative cable from your battery. This ...
ABS, TC, Hill Descent Warning Lights10/8/2004
  Q: In relation to an existing question and your answer on the above subject. I have a 1999 Series II ...
  A: I wonder why LR did not pick up on this before? I've known quite a few LR Disco II owners who've ...
LR Discovery 1 Manuals?10/6/2004
  Q: Where can I order a Haynes or Chiltons Manual for my 96 LR Discovery 1?
  A: I prefer the Haynes manuals...there is on specifically for our Disco #3016 You can order this ...
engine miss10/6/2004
  Q: Our 2000 Discovery II with a V-8 misses when it is idling or under load. We had new plugs installed ...
  A: I'll tackle the easy question first. Valve cover gaskets are about $120 to replace. You could buy ...
Disco Suspension List10/5/2004
  Q: I am a Proud 3rd Owner of a 97 Disco (100k), and soon after I bought it (over 1.5 years ago) I ...
  A: I am not aware of a 'known' right-sided lean on Disco Series I...but it may be true. My front right ...
EMS system10/5/2004
  Q: Customer has 1999 Ranger Rover 4.0 and EMS FAILED warning shows. Auto has settled to lowest ...
  A: I'm a LR Discovery owner...but I took a look around and found some steps you can take. Take a look ...
Check Engine Light 1996 LR discovery10/4/2004
  Q: John I bought a used 1996 Discovery SD. The check engine light came on a few months after ...
  A: glad you were able to isolate that problem. Did you check the OBDII reader under your passenger ...
Maintenance Costs10/2/2004
  Q: What can I expect to spend on maintenance on my 2001 Discovery and does maintenance always need to ...
  A: routine maintenance can be done by local mechanics or yourself, if you are so inclined. This ...
brakes/exhaust9/30/2004
  Q: I have a 1997 land rover discovery se 4.0 engine. I am going to replace front/rear brake pads. Do I ...
  A: Regarding your brakes, I ordered some pads (Raybestos) and they fit '95 to '97 Disco's. No sensor ...
Range Rover electrical9/30/2004
  Q: I have a 1995 Range Rover classic. I have noticed that sometimes when coming to a stop or idleing at ...
  A: ..strange I thought I sent a response to this question already. AllExperts still list this question ...
stalling9/29/2004
  Q: 1996 Land Rover Discovery I 115K miles Problem: during initial startup, the truck will stall. It ...
  A: My '95 Disco had this problem. Cost me close to $5000 trying to find that #$#$%@! problem...the ...
low engine power9/26/2004
  Q: I am looking to buy a 1990 land rover with 130,000 miles, the engine runs good but doesn't seem to ...
  A: it depends on the model of LR. The mileage is not bad for a 14+ year old 4x4. With that in mind, ...
Freelander K series misfire9/25/2004
  Q: Freelander 1.8 K series (petrol) 1998 with 108,000 miles, Head gasket changed with the thermostat ...
  A: could be exhaust valve sticking or even exhaust system itself. I know that Series II engines are ...
Replacement Keys9/22/2004
  Q: I have a 1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II. We are down to 1 key that is VERY worn and the remote ...
  A: If you go to your local locksmith, they should be able to help you. Mine had blank key for the ...
ABS Traction control Hill decend9/19/2004
  Q: Hell I just bought a 99 Land Rover Disco II with 80000 miles. Driving home from dealership (not land ...
  A: unfortunately, this is a known problem with Series II Disco's. UK version had a recall but no such ...
Land Rover ABS/TC and Hill Descent lights9/13/2004
  Q: John- I have been experiencing the same "3 evil eyes" in my 2001 Land Rover Discovery. The ...
  A: I like your term "3 evil eyes". I know the UK had a recall but I could find no such recall in the ...
fuel system9/13/2004
  Q: I have a 91 Classic 3.9L v8. I'm having problems with backfiring through my air intake.I was told ...
  A: I looked around and found a UK mechanic who had the same problem: << I have a really annoying ...
motor cuts out when driving at a constant speed9/12/2004
  Q: when i test drove the thing it shut off on me the dealer has replaced the fuel pump 2 times the in ...
  A: could be a TPS problem. The Throttle Position Sensor has been known to fail and gives the same ...
hi and low range9/12/2004
  Q: I just brought a 110 1984 2.25 petrol and can't get it into low range.I heard this is a common ...
  A: not too sure about this...being a Disco owner. However, other 110 owners have commented that it ...
Brake system9/11/2004
  Q: Have a 98 Range Rover (4.0 SE) with 110k miles, and it "growls/groans" often (not always) when at a ...
  A: yes, it depends on where the sound if coming from. If it is from the engine compartment then it ...
Freelander Brakes9/10/2004
  Q: I am looking for aftermarket brake pads and rotors for my 2002 Freelander S. The pads and rotors ...
  A: 33,000 miles is not too bad for brake pads. Most pads are warrantied to about 1 year. I suggest ...
1996 Disco I Land Rover A/C problems9/8/2004
  Q: (1) Occasionally my vent air blower will stop (1-2 sec) and restart automatically. Once or twice ...
  A: you have two problems here. The first is the A/C Heater blower control. I have this problem in my ...
problem after resetting Service Engine light9/6/2004
  Q: I have a used 1997 Discovery. The Service Engine light came on at the 82.5K mark. My independent ...
  A: this sounds like you've affected the alarm system. Flashers activating and door locks not working ...
96 range rover high/low range change warning9/6/2004
  Q: i just bought a 96 range rover 4.0 that's been serviced historically at the dealer. this weekend i ...
  A: not being a Rangie owner, I had to find someone who knows what they are talking about. One owner ...
gear lever locked on Park9/3/2004
  Q: Guys,i'm in the middle of a wedding party & my '97 land rover discovery just got stuck on park in my ...
  A: What a time to have Disco problems... sounds like a transmission or TCU (torque converter unit) ...
Loss of power,Down shifting Vibration9/1/2004
  Q: I own a 96 Discovery 4.0 litre NAS with 196,000 km.It is in great condition and drives well. I have ...
  A: Here are some areas of power loss you can examine for your '96 NAS Disco: Check cylinder ...
98 Disco lock problem8/31/2004
  Q: The keyless handset signal has been weak recently. Not working, having to be right at the door to ...
  A: this is a problem with the security system ECU. I've seen this before on my '95 and the dealer ...
Brake pedal noise8/31/2004
  Q: I have a 96 Disco-Manual transmission w/ 148K. Aside from my ABS dash lights that are on, when I ...
  A: Could this be the slave cylinder on the brake master cyclinder? A servo problem? Brake fluid can ...
1996 Discovery brakes8/31/2004
  Q: I live in Germany, my husband is stationed here with the military. I took my discovery to the ...
  A: You are getting a great price for all those parts! Bravo! As for removing the hub, its not ...
ABS downhill light8/30/2004
  Q: Mr. expert, I am very frusterated. I love my car and it runs great, but my lights (all of my lights ...
  A: just call me John, or if you prefer, his right most gifted homme du l'heure. On second ...
RARO V8 auto8/29/2004
  Q: I want to transplant a range rover v8 engine and auto box into an early 110, is this a reasonably ...
  A: here is what I found for V8 to 2.5 110 conversions... owner 1: Use Range Rover engine, gearbox and ...
Land Rover dicovery TD5 Key8/29/2004
  Q: I have bought 2 of td5's for repair, one 03 disco the other 02 disco, I want to start the motor in ...
  A: 2 TD5's! Nice... throw me the leftovers! As for your lock...just buy a new barrel with keys from ...
Power Locks8/29/2004
  Q: I have a '95 Discovery and over the past few weeks, the two front doors and the cargo door can't be ...
  A: so the problem is the handles are not working? If your lock btns are up and then you attempt to ...
check engine light8/27/2004
  Q: i have a 1998 range rover 4.6hse..the check engine light came on when my coolant level was low. i ...
  A: ..if you can reset the code, it usually indicates a serious error. To replace the thermostat is not ...
Land Rover Dis - Catalitic Converter8/26/2004
  Q: Ran across your name in a google search on Land Rovers. My 97 Disco has rattles in the catalitic ...
  A: sorry. LR protects itself well in the area of warranties. Unless you purchase your Disco recently ...
97 Disco rear window problem8/26/2004
  Q: Initially they started off workinging on occasion. I would need to wait about 10 minutes of driving ...
  A: the window is controlled by a ECU located in the sidepanel of the passenger footwell. It is a ...
freelander rear side windows8/23/2004
  Q: I own a T reg freelander. Both rear nearside and offside passenger windows will not close properly. ...
  A: not owning a freelander, I am unaware of this problem. I've checked with other sites and oddly no ...
1997 disco Overheats8/23/2004
  Q: John, you have helped me out in the past and I really do appreciate your time. I have another ...
  A: that grey matter bothers me. You've flushed the system, installed a new thermostat and pressure ...
leaking and foul smell...is it the AC?8/22/2004
  Q: John, Just bought a 98 Land Rover Discovery. We noticed no smell when we picked it up. It's only ...
  A: sounds like it could be a leak on the high pressure side of the ac (gas compressed to fluid) could ...
discovery td5 engine misfire8/20/2004
  Q: I have a 2003 discovery td5. I bought it from a lr dealer with 2000 miles on had it serviced 12000 ...
  A: Tony, a TD5 owner told me about a similar problem. He stated that the fault turned out to be a ...
ABS, Traction Control and Hill Decent Lights8/19/2004
  Q: My Land Rover dealer completed the recall #148 for the ABS support and ever since they did that our ...
  A: *****UPDATE***** Hi Jerry; Here is a website that might interest you ... if you live in the US. ...
my land rover misin...8/18/2004
  Q: my land rover mising
  A: if your LR engine is misfiring...it could be related to a known problem with the exhaust valves ...
td5 misfire8/18/2004
  Q: I asked you in February about my td5 with misfire at 3,000rpm.I had it serviced and the fault turned ...
  A: I'll keep that info for some other owner who might have the same problem. As for your leaking ...
Rear view mirror 95 Discovery8/17/2004
  Q: I have a Land Rover 95 Disocvery and the rear view mirror will not stay in place. It attaches to ...
  A: I have the same 95 Disco and here is how I repaired my mirror problem: On the ceiling panel, just ...
95 land rover discovery air bag disengagement8/16/2004
  Q: My question is in regards to changing the light and turn signal switch on the steering column. I ...
  A: ********************followup****** I really looked around for some answers on this. No one that I ...
First Cold Start8/13/2004
  Q: I have a 97 SD with 67K and for the past couple of months, the first time I turn the key in the ...
  A: At first I thought it could be your starter. It is possible that it is starting to fail. It could ...
O.E vs. Universal O2 Sensor8/12/2004
  Q: I am in need of the O2 sensor for my 95 landy disco 1 and found them at www.autoparts.com they have ...
  A: changing your O2 sensor should be easy to do...its just a question of where its located and getting ...
air conditoning8/11/2004
  Q: whewn i turn on the ac, i get a puddle of hot water in front of the passenger seat. i also have ...
  A: your disco sounds like it has trouble with the HIgh side of your pressurized AC system. The ...
What to look for in getting a used Land Rover8/9/2004
  Q: To whom it may concern, I've been interested in these vehicles for years but of course don't have ...
  A: Your question is a long one and requires much thought. If you are serious about purchasing a LR ...
LAND ROVER DASH LIGHTS8/8/2004
  Q: I have a '96 Discovery. When I started the car tonight the instrument panel lights failed to light. ...
  A: This will sound strange BUT I can only tell you this based on my own experience. It is quite ...
Performance chips for a Disco II8/8/2004
  Q: I have been searching the web with no luck yet. I am researching whether or not anyone here in the ...
  A: Have you tried the following sites: http://www.mm-4x4.com UK parts but they ship to US. ...
Land Rover 1997 Disco8/6/2004
  Q: The rear windows will not open. They did this once before in the open position but now they won't do ...
  A: Our older Disco's (series I) have problems with sticking windows. Its normal for aging LR's. The ...
Overheating8/5/2004
  Q: What a great site. Just purchased 1997 Land Rover Discovery SE7. It has 99K. Yesterday, with the ...
  A: welcome to the select world of LR ownership. We all have a 'love - hate' relationship with our ...
service engine light8/4/2004
  Q: How to kill service engine light?I have a range rover 4.0 se 1996 Thanks!
  A: to reset the service engine light, disconnect the negative cable from the battery for about 3 ...
Warning light: "Check Engine"7/29/2004
  Q: I just purchased a 96 Discovery, 92,000 miles. The previous owner said they never had any major ...
  A: A '96 Disco with 92K miles...I hope you got it for a good price. If you know the owners, ask them ...
Loses power after warmup7/28/2004
  Q: I have a 96 Disco which will lose power for about 3 seconds then run normally for about 5 seconds ...
  A: Does your '96 Disco have the 4.0 engine or the 3.9? 4.0 engines have problems with sticking exhaust ...
2000 Discovery II Service Codes7/27/2004
  Q: I have a 2000 Land Rover Discovery II. The service engine light came on and I had it checked out ...
  A: the OBDII codes you mention seem to indicate fuel mixture related problems. These codes can be ...
Brakes...7/26/2004
  Q: John... I have a 2002 Discovery 2 with 19k. The problem is with the distance it takes for the ...
  A: the brake problem you mention with your 02 Disco is NOT common. Early series I Disco's had ABS ...
buying a discovery7/23/2004
  Q: I am thinking of buying a 96 Discovery V8 auto. Is this a good idea!? Heard they have more than ...
  A: if you have loads of money and can afford to spend $1000 repair bills on a regular basis - ...
ignition locked7/21/2004
  Q: I can insert my key into the ignition but it will not turn. Th sterring and gear shift is locked. ...
  A: It could be the ignition barrel that needs replacing. I've been told the immobiliser receiver in the ...
Water leaks7/20/2004
  Q: John, I just bought a 2001 Discovery II SE7, Everything was perfect! Until...the heavy rain. 1. My ...
  A: sorry to learn that even the 2001 models have water leaks. I always thought only the older series I ...
Anti-theft Alarm System7/19/2004
  Q: I own a 1998 Land Rover Discovery (Tdi) and recently, I realised that when attempting to lock the ...
  A: there is little you can do but take your Disco to your local dealer and have them test your alarm ...
Land Rover discovery7/14/2004
  Q: Good day. I'm considering buying a 1997 Land Rover Discovery. What is your opinion on that ...
  A: Larry, how do I say this...RUN! unless the vehicle has been stored in a barn a few months after ...
Range Rover 19987/14/2004
  Q: After a complete stop and haul to the nearest garage, I have been told that my ECU has to be ...
  A: Hei fra Canada, Øystein, if you are having ECU problems it may be to your advantage to replace it. ...
check engine light/anti lock light on7/13/2004
  Q: I did forget to mention this is a 1997 dico I. I also disconnected the battery to see if it would ...
  A: check the OBD reader below your passenger seat. Usually, it is velcro'd to seat frame. Can be ...
check engine light/anti lock light on7/13/2004
  Q: Last night on my way home from work the check engine light and the anti lock light both came at the ...
  A: your '97 Disco I sounds like its having firing trouble (bucking) and perhaps this jerking motion ...
disco noise7/11/2004
  Q: I just bought a 2000 Discovery with ACE package. It starts, runs and manuvers fine...however, after ...
  A: it could be transmission related. Hard to tell from here. It could be as the speed increases, ...
revs itself6/22/2004
  Q: 1994 2.0 mpi manual petrol discovery. please help, my mechanic is lost on this one, he has checked ...
  A: have your mechanic check the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) and then, if possible, reprogram your ...
Engine cutting out6/21/2004
  Q: My 1997 Discovery SE7 4.0 v8 recently started having a problem stumbling or cutting out on the road. ...
  A: Nice Disco! Do you have the 217bhp 4.6 litre V8? It could be a fuel pump. It could also be a ...
Suspension6/20/2004
  Q: John, My 99, Disco II has been having suspension problems. The disco has the rear air suspension ...
  A: You mentioned that after you select the leveling button, the suspension system resets itself and ...
water leaks from front footwell ventilation vents6/17/2004
  Q: I have a LR Disco ES 1997 300Tdi auto. I am experiencing the problem of fresh clean water soaking ...
  A: here is a note I saw in a conversation on the internet: If this area is so wet I would check the ...
2000 Discovery Series Indicator Light Issue6/17/2004
  Q: I saw your response to another question on this and think you have missed the mark. I too have a ...
  A: let me find some follow-up information on this subject. Having a Disco I, the chances of me ...
Wheel Freeze6/15/2004
  Q: John, I have a 2003 Freelander and the other day while I was driving at approximately 35 mph, the ...
  A: this is a bizarre and serious problem that I have never heard of. Imagine if you were on the ...
Discovery rear view mirror6/14/2004
  Q: I have a 1996 Discovery with a self dimming rear view mirror. The dimming fluid has recently leaked ...
  A: I went thru my repair manuals and did not see any way you can work around this mirror problem. I've ...
Front Axel Swivel Joints5/20/2004
  Q: I have a '96 LR Discovery. The dealer replaced the oil in the swivel housings with synthetic grease ...
  A: I understand. It's hard to believe that that grease can last a lifetime. I too had the grease ...
cooling system5/19/2004
  Q: I have a real ball buster, for some odd reason my range rover county jeep is building alot of ...
  A: usually, pressure related problems are linked to air trapped somewhere, a blocked rad or the water ...
Discovery self levelling5/18/2004
  Q: I have a problem with the self levelling system on my 2000 Disco (just out of warranty). All of a ...
  A: This sounds like an air leak. Could be in your compressor or could be in your air springs ...
Turn Signals5/17/2004
  Q: I have just recently lost my turn signals. I checked all the fuses and they seemd to be fine. Is the ...
  A: this will sound strange but you may have a lightbulb burnt out somewhere. If you've lost your turn ...
electric windows - 97 disco5/15/2004
  Q: The front passenger side window on my LR Disco is broken. The motor still runs when pushing the ...
  A: This sounds like your window glass has slipped out of the rubber lined glide arm. You'll have to ...
2000 discovery brakes5/14/2004
  Q: When starting the truck, I place my foot on the brake pedal and turn the ignition. As the truck ...
  A: this sounds like there may be air in your line. The master cylinder is engaging and perhaps air is ...
1996 Disco SE Manual v85/14/2004
  Q: I am looking to trade my current Ford explorer LTD on the above vehicle test driving it on Monday. ...
  A: I have a '95 Disco manual and can give you some areas tips: check for water damage in and around ...
disco slow to accelerate5/14/2004
  Q: I own a 99 Discovery with 61k on it. I've only had had it 18 months and now it seems very sluggish ...
  A: this sounds like it might be an exhaust or even catalytic conv. problem. Does the loud noise come ...
D2 vibration5/12/2004
  Q: Brief history: Noticed a vibration at 40MPH and again at 75-80+ MPH that I couldn't pinpoint. -Had ...
  A: Here is what I found for you: Check in the following order: 1. Wheel balance (done) 2. Tracking ...
1994 Land Rover Disco.5/11/2004
  Q: My 1994 Disco has recently started idiling rough when it is first started in the am. The temp ...
  A: could be your TPS (throttle position sensor) or spark amplifier module. These have been known to ...
Clock replacement5/8/2004
  Q: Just bought a 98 Disco 1 and want to replace the clock...any tips to this project? Thanks Bil
  A: ***************** follow up **************** Hi Bill, no, I don't think you'll need to remove the ...
Range Rover mystery door locks5/6/2004
  Q: Hey neighbour! I have a 1997 P38A 4.0 when the front passenger has the unfortunate (for me) reflex ...
  A: Bonjour Erik! Ça va? The problem you describe is quite common. You'll have to remove the door ...
ABS, TC, Hill Descent Warning Lights5/5/2004
  Q: I didn't know where to respond to this question about "ABS, TC, Hill Descent Warning Lights" asked ...
  A: So many other Disco owners have complained about the "three evil eyes" (ABS,ETC,HDC). Is is ...
Discovery Rear Latch & Clock Problems5/3/2004
  Q: John, we are the proud new owners of a used 2000 Discovery Series II. After a month of ownership, ...
  A: I wish you well with your 2000 Disco. Its a fine 4x4 and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. LR tradition is ...
leaks5/3/2004
  Q: After heavy rain water runs into the car from inside the B pillars. (when driving off and ...
  A: yes, this is quite common. Check for cracks along the seal between the roof edge trim and the roof. ...
Land Rover Steering4/29/2004
  Q: My '85 110, power steering, has developed steering shimmy. It is fine on corners, but when traveling ...
  A: examine the steering column universal joints. I've been told that the lowest bolt can come loose ...
transferbox4/29/2004
  Q: when taking off from a stop it sound like something is crack inside the transfer box right wear the ...
  A: Sounds like a gearing that is about to fail and is being worn down. It happens only from a ...
Rear Windows4/25/2004
  Q: Both of the rear windows on my 1999 Discovery I have stopped working. I have checked the fuse and it ...
  A: ****************** Follow up ****************** A Disco owner told me last night that sometimes the ...
97 disco4/24/2004
  Q: John, This may sound trivial, however I am having a terrible time finding a possible fuse for my ...
  A: it would appear (pardon the pun) that the installation of the fog lights must be causing a short. ...
2000 Diso TD5 ABS & Traction control problems4/23/2004
  Q: I have a 2000 Diso TD5 auto, the ABS, Down hill control and traction control warning lights are on. ...
  A: I believe there is a known problem with your ABS system and you should consult your local LR dealer. ...
4x44/22/2004
  Q: i just bought a 91 range rover and i seems that the 4x4 does not work. when in mud only the rear ...
  A: All Rangies up to 1989 or thereabouts using the manual 4spd LT95 and 5spd LT77 gearboxes have a ...
landrover disco4/22/2004
  Q: 5td had flat jacked up o/s/f looks like hub is hanging off got play 2in top and bottom what sort ...
  A: Here is what I understand from your message: You have '96 2.5 TD Disco. You had a flat (tire) and ...
Land Rover Discover I Leaking for Real4/21/2004
  Q: I am writing to you since you mention having gone through water leaks on your own LR. I have had ...
  A: Salut Stéphane! Your 10,000$ in repairs should have covered all the major problems associated with ...
DISCO II FRONT SUNROOF4/20/2004
  Q: DISCO II FRONT SUNROOF RATTLES WHEN OPEN -AND CROSSING SMALL BUMPS - DON'T SEE ANYTHING ...
  A: I have a '95 Disco with two manual sunroofs. The hinges are the main source of problems for this ...
Re: Water in the boot4/20/2004
  Q: I have owned a LR Freelander since October 2003 it's 1.8 T reg model, it's my first 4x4, it's a five ...
  A: I am only aware of a boot seal problem. Perhaps this is how the water got in. Too much water to ...
Discovery Traction Control ABS Downhill descent warning lights4/16/2004
  Q: I read your response about the similar problem. You seem to regard the ABS warning light as a ...
  A: I'm not an expert on ETC, HDC and ABS but I can comment on what I have read and discussed with other ...
99 Disco Check Engine light4/15/2004
  Q: My 99 Disco II has 65k miles. The check engine light has been coming on for a few days at a time ...
  A: Can you describe "...a little wobbly" for me? Do you see a loss in power? How is the fuel ...
ABS Repair4/14/2004
  Q: During the past few months, the ABS/brake warning lights on my 92 Classic (80K mi) began to stay on ...
  A: Wow! Your '92 Rangie has low mileage. The feeling of no power assistance when applying the ...
Running rough,smoke, on cold start.......4/13/2004
  Q: John: 1998 Disco ,V8....118,000 mi.,ran hot last fall, had a full topend job done, has run very ...
  A: Rough idle with smoke could indicate ignition timing problems. It can also point to a vacuum leak, ...
Looking for rover repair shops4/12/2004
  Q: I'm looking for land rover repair shops in the washington DC area (preferrably northern virginia) ...
  A: I understand why you don't want to go to a dealer. I just had some work done at my local dealer and ...
Intermittent loss of power on 98 auto Disco4/12/2004
  Q: My 1998 Discovery 1115,000 miles, runs fine around town, but on a long run the power comes in ...
  A: Your '98 Disco may be having troubles with the TPS (throttle position sensor), the timing chain is ...
96 DISCO Check engine Light- Exhaust Valves4/1/2004
  Q: I own a 96 DISCO that the dealer says has evidence of bad exhaust valves, specifically #8. Vehicle ...
  A: ################## Follow up ################### Glen, I was chatting with an experienced mechanic ...
2000 discovery 23/31/2004
  Q: My drink holder in the passenger section will not open. How do you pull the whole thing out to look ...
  A: I can only tell you about my '95 Disco. I've replaced the tray only once. There are two small ...
must discover acceleration in my Discovery3/30/2004
  Q: McInnis, I hope to buy a 1994 Disco, but I do not want to end up with a head ache. The disco ...
  A: I have a '95 Disco so I understand what can go wrong and how much it will cost. Rough idle can mean ...
1997 Land Rover Discovery3/29/2004
  Q: Engine Noises...Having trouble with metallic sound coming from valve train? Lifters, Valves, or?? ...
  A: Yes, the 4.0 engine does require some valve adjustment depending on how much mileage it has and how ...
land Rover Discovery II Repair3/27/2004
  Q: Who in the Colorado Sprrings CO area besides Red Noland Land Rover repairs Land Rovers Thanks Tom ...
  A: I am not sure about WHO exactly to contact for LR repairs. SO what I did for you is find some ...
Range Rover shaking3/19/2004
  Q: I have a '96 RR and when it reaches around 70 MPH the front begins to shake/wobble, I also see the ...
  A: Moreno, this sounds like your steering damper. Its a common problem with Land Rovers and its easy ...
Land Rover lighting3/16/2004
  Q: I bought a '97 discovery I at auction (runs great) now I'm just working on the little things. ...
  A: sorry for the delay...it may be spring outside but I still caught a cold! The '97 Disco you bought ...
rough idle3/14/2004
  Q: I have a 2000 Discovery Series II that has a rough idle problem. It becomes magnified when the a/c ...
  A: ################ Follow up ################# Hi Wes...what's the status of your lack of service? ...
Remote Programming3/14/2004
  Q: Do you know how to program the remote control locking/unlocking devices for a 2001 Freelander (I ...
  A: here are the instructions that I am aware of. You'll need the assistance of a friend or family ...
I have a 2001 freelander td4...3/11/2004
  Q: I have a 2001 freelander td4 and i think i have an intermitent problem because sometimes wen i ...
  A: ################## FOLLOW UP ############### Luis, what happened with your 2001 Freelander ...
AntiLock light3/9/2004
  Q: John, Thanks for the help with my brake pads I wrote you about last week. I took your advice and I ...
  A: #################### FOLLOW UP ############### Dan, here are two webpages that outlines the LR ...
SECURITY LIGHT3/9/2004
  Q: I WAS LOCKING THE DRIVERS SIDE DOOR, UNLOCKED IT AND LOCKED IT BACK...THE SECURITY LIGHT UNDER THE ...
  A: you may have inadvertantly started a resequence of the security system that ties into your remote ...
Brakes3/9/2004
  Q: I have a 2002 Land Rover, Freelander with 21,000 miles regestered. My question is with respect to ...
  A: I am not exactly sure about your Freelander but I can tell you about my Discovery. No special tools ...
1996 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY3/6/2004
  Q: My car has 144,000 and I was wondering if you could tell me how to turn off the service engine ...
  A: in the passenger footwell area is a small red relay. On this relay is a small pinhole that is used ...
Looking to purchase a Discovery3/4/2004
  Q: John, I have had many jeeps and am now interested in purchasing a Discovery. My budget seems to be ...
  A: yes, I would suggest you look '98 or '99 Disco's. The first models, classed as Series I, have ...
landrover 903/4/2004
  Q: i have a 1987 landrover 90 TD. a couple of weeks ago my landy started getting a bit sluggish,fuel ...
  A: don't worry about the slight overfill of oil as this should not cause the problem you have. This ...
Idling Problems3/2/2004
  Q: We purchased a 1996 V8i ES Discovery August 2003 and have since suffered severe idling problems ...
  A: Very nice Disco but I'm sorry to read about your engine troubles. My '95 Disco had a similar ...
no power3/1/2004
  Q: Normal driving @ 65 mph going up a hill the engine sound chnaged and I lost power couldn't go over ...
  A: sorry for the delay. Sounds like ignition problems. You could start by changing your plugs, wires, ...
td5 misfire2/27/2004
  Q: I have a 1999 Discovery TD5 2.5l diesel engine.It has an intermittent engine fault.When you drive ...
  A: +++++++++++++++++++++ Follow up +++++++++++ Reg, have you had your Disco TD5 serviced yet? I am ...
Transfer Case noise2/25/2004
  Q: 91 Range Rover Classic with BorgWarner transfer case I have a noise which is relative to the speed ...
  A: If your CV joint was failing, you'd hear a clunking or crunching sound when you first engage forward ...
Discovery Performance and Cost2/25/2004
  Q: I think you are being unfare as regards the Discovery. I have had 2 and the only real problems I ...
  A: John, I have no trouble with performance. I would be first in line to compare my 10 year old Disco ...
land rover problems2/24/2004
  Q: hey there, any help would be appreciated. i'm a technician and this land rover is kicking my ass. ...
  A: At what point does the Disco begin to show signs of power loss? As soon as you reach 60mph? Are ...
Anti Lock light on.2/22/2004
  Q: John, I own a 1998 Disco, I love it and pamper it as often as I can. I have 78,500 miles on it and ...
  A: $200 to look at your Disco? No thanks! Take your Disco to the nearest brake specialist, Meineke, ...
1999 Disco II- is it time for a valve job?2/22/2004
  Q: Top of the morn' John. I have a 99' disco II with an engine light that continuously stays on. I have ...
  A: Hard to imagine a valve job needed for a 52k '99 Disco. You are the best judge of this: do you ...
Dicso Engine Noise2/18/2004
  Q: You know how when you first start a normal gas combustion engine, there is sometimes a knocking ...
  A: I'd have it checked out by your LR dealer. Just an exam to see what's wrong. Sounds like it could ...
Disco 1 (1998) need to get the trailer wiring harness out2/18/2004
  Q: This one has the inward facing jump seats. Isn't the trailer wiring harness behind a panel behind ...
  A: I don't have jump seats in my Disco, so access to the harness is via the hatch for the rear light ...
Disco 1 (1998) Wipers won't park, Intermittant mode stops in random places2/18/2004
  Q: Probably a bad motor? Is the motor difficult to remove and replace? Tips would be appreciated. I ...
  A: You have lots of work on your Disco...I hope this helps. Check to see if the arm of your wiper is ...
Disco 1 (1998) Left rear view mirror cracked2/18/2004
  Q: Disco 1 how do I remove and replace the left Rear view mirror. (cracked).
  A: If its just the mirror glass you are replacing, move the mirror glass until it is completly facing ...
thanks2/17/2004
  Q: Just wanted to say, GREAT answer, LR did not tell me this, I had tires rotated and balanced ...
  A: your welcome! Don't panic too much about ABS light. All LR's have this problem of an oversensitive ...
trans2/16/2004
  Q: I have 3 short questions about AUtomatic transmissions. (1). Can a transmission flush harm a ...
  A: 1. If done properly, ATF flushes should never harm your tranny. According to my manual, ATF flushes ...
Land Rover 4x4 trouble2/16/2004
  Q: I recently purchased a 1989 Range Rover as a project. After some checking I realized that the front ...
  A: +++++++++++++++ FOLLOW UP ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Ed: As I mentioned, it could be a front ...
discovery 200 tdi water leak2/11/2004
  Q: i have a disco 200 tdi i noticed that water seems to be disappearing from the expansion tank down to ...
  A: water loss can be a result of a blown headgasket, leaking hose or radiator problems. If your oil is ...
95' discovery electrical2/10/2004
  Q: I have a 95 discovery 120,000 and very well maintained. recently, the front passenger side door will ...
  A: I had a similar problem with the front doors on my '95 Disco. It happened one cold winter morning ...
installing: Braided Stainless steel Brake lines on a 1995 Landrover Discovery # 1 3.9 5 speed2/7/2004
  Q: Mr Mclnnis,how are you today Friday, Feb 6th 2004 EST time now 9:51am..I do alot of work on my ...
  A: You're right! My error. Dot4 is used for brakes and clutch. Change brake and clutch fluids every ...
clunk2/6/2004
  Q: Clunk at down shifting during slow stop and go movement. 98 Disco. 50k miles. Never off road, all ...
  A: could the sound also be a balljoint? Here's what I found out for you: mainshaft clonk: The best ...
ABS, TC, Hill Descent Warning Lights2/5/2004
  Q: I have a 2000 Discovery Series II with just over 50K miles. Over the last several months, the ABS ...
  A: don't worry too much. The ABS light problem you 1st describe is quite common. As the vehicle gets ...
out side air noise2/3/2004
  Q: I own a 1996 Discovery and I gotta tell you, when I am on the freeway, i get all kinds of air noise ...
  A: I too have this same problem. For my Disco, I plan to replace the seals with some aftermarket ...
air suspension1/30/2004
  Q: the vehicle is a 98 4.0 after fitting the unit (genuine not after market)the front raised a ...
  A: I contacted a few owners who have suggested that you may have lost your air suspension compressor. ...
Flashers/Turn Signals1/29/2004
  Q: I have a 1997 Land Rover Discovery SE7. Two days ago I was driving in some very snowy, slushy, cold ...
  A: considering the weather you describe, go quickly to your nearest mechanic and have him test your ...
Land Rover Freelander 1.8XE 65000km1/26/2004
  Q: On December 30th i get my car back from a repair on a leaking gasket from the gearbox, replacement ...
  A: Bonjour Didier, Judging by the description of problems you are having with your Freelander, I would ...
Flasher Problem?1/11/2004
  Q: I have a 1998 Discovery LE and I came across a flasher relay problem. The right turn flasher started ...
  A: I too am a software engineer. Have been for 20 years. You'll find that LR has incorporated small ...
Yellow engine warning light12/6/2003
  Q: Land rover mechanic said the problem was a vacuum problem, but I am not sure whether to believe ...
  A: ++++++ FOLLOW-UP +++++++ Miguel, Did they at least tell you what error caused the warning light to ...
How hard is it to change out a gear box....12/5/2003
  Q: I need to change out the gear box on my 73 SIII 109. I understand that the only way to do it is to ...
  A: ++++++++++++ FOLLOW - UP ++++++++++++++++++ Mike, here is what I have found out for you: First, a ...
check engine light12/2/2003
  Q: my 1997 landrover discovery keeps having the check engine light on, I took it to the mechanic and ...
  A: Well you can try the 20 minute/3 restart thing if you want but I doubt it will do much. Just ...
Ingition lock11/18/2003
  Q: 98 Discovery Ignition switch is mechanically locked up. It is in PARK and the steering wheel is ...
  A: You'll have to have your LR lifted onto a platform tow truck. They can do this without harming your ...
landrover freelander11/3/2003
  Q: where can i find a radaitor for an exi 1.8 1998 r reg freelander
  A: UPDATE: Leasa, if your comment is correct, $147 for the radiator is excellent. I have seen them ...
Fuel system11/2/2003
  Q: 1994 disco. i owner 50,368 miles. Hi John- I've had great luck with this vehicle, but yeasterday ...
  A: sounds alot like your fuel pump. The fact that your engine died then restarted was the first ...
running lights and windows10/31/2003
  Q: My 97, Land Rover, Discovery windows and runing lights are not working. I've checked the fuses, all ...
  A: UPDATE: Christopher, can you tell me if you've tested the relay switch? Did you check the engine ...
engine problem10/18/2003
  Q: 1998 land rover discovery -engine dies- after 5 to 10 minutes, engine will restart and sometimes run ...
  A: UPDATE:::::::: a fellow Disco owner in the UK had this to say about your problem: It sounds like a ...
MAF sensor, O2 sensors10/2/2003
  Q: I am currently working on a 1998 Range Rover and having a problem with check engine light returning ...
  A: Have a look at the connector on the ecu. Has it worked loose? Look for fraying where it passes ...
Alternators9/12/2003
  Q: I've gone through 3 alternators in the last year (all rebuilds) battery has been replaced once. Any ...
  A: you and me both! I too have installed 3 alts in my Disco. After much discussion and internet ...
Land Rover AC9/11/2003
  Q: Our 1996 Land Rover Discovery has a leak from the air conditioner into the passenger side foot ...
  A: this is a terrible problem with most LR Discovery owners. My wife too complains of the damp carpet. ...
electrical8/28/2003
  Q: I have a problem that I think is to do with the security system on my 97 Disco...4.0l auto. It has ...
  A: just following up on your problem, could you tell me what has happened with your electrical ...
Land Rover Disco Front end8/20/2003
  Q: I have a 98 Discovery and recently it has become very difficult to control the steering on the ...
  A: This is a difficult problem...you say that LR service found nothing wrong with the alignment or ...
Check Engine Light8/14/2003
  Q: My discovery overheated the other day. I took it to local land rover repair facility out of an ...
  A: What did the LR Service person say when he finished his work? Why did they not notice that the ...
Driving without a rear prop shaft8/13/2003
  Q: I have a Land Rover 1989 110 and I am replacing the rear prop shaft. I was under the impression ...
  A: All permanent 4WD Land Rovers will need the diff lock engaged if you remove either of the prop ...
FRONT END SLIGHT INTERMITTENT SHAKE8/7/2003
  Q: I have a 1998 Land Rover Discovery I. Recently I noticed a vibration or slight shake in the ...
  A: Replace your steering damper. This is a shock absorber like device that has failed on you Disco. I ...
Anti-freeze Leak7/17/2003
  Q: I just got my vehicle out of the shop from it leaking anti-freeze. The intake gaskets were ...
  A: two messages were sent to me about your problem. This is my second response. If you can't see the ...
Engine noise7/14/2003
  Q: I've have a reoccurring problem with my 96 discovery SD. I keep getting the engine noise coming ...
  A: negative feedback usually indicates radio problem. I had a Panasonic radio once that had the same ...
1996 Land Rover Discovery7/8/2003
  Q: I am interested in purchasing the above car and I am buying it used. The SRS red light in the dash ...
  A: The SRS light is associated with the airbags and the crash sensory systems. Usually, the SRS light ...
Land Rover Discovery misfire problems6/18/2003
  Q: The car is one year old (2002) and has only 10,000 miles on it. It has been in for service for ...
  A: m.caress (?): Yes, misfires can cause severe damage to your catalytic converter IF driven for ...
Discovery Rear View Mirror5/23/2003
  Q: I am a new owner of a 96 SE7 Discovery with the Auto Dimming Interior Rear View Mirror. The inside ...
  A: Followup May 27,2003: I have been told ... "DON'T open the mirror. It is filled as it is a LC ...

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