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Land Rover Repair/Questions Answered by Expert John Elder Robison

SubjectDate Asked
2003 land rover freelander2/9/2017
  Q: I parked my 2003 freelander in garage on night and the next day when I went to drive it the motor ...
  A: I'm sorry to say those cars have chronic internal engine problems, and they have external problems ...
Fault Code1/4/2017
  Q: Just in time for inspection...2004 Discovery SE. Check engine light on. Check for codes with ...
  A: The code you cite is not a a standard OBD code; you would need to look in the information that came ...
P38 wont power up12/2/2016
  Q: after driving my 96 range rover and getting back home I turned it off and locked it a few minutes ...
  A: Fuse box failures are common in older P38 trucks. The BECM could also be messed ups as you suggest. ...
temperature guage11/11/2016
  Q: I wish to put a numbered temperature guage in my 2004 discovery se as the original one gives me a ...
  A: I have never found the factory gauges to be inadequate. If you question the accuracy of your gauge ...
05 rangerover10/7/2016
  Q: i disconnected the battery with key on and now it will not crank i need some help!
  A: By cutting battery power in that way, you have probably caused a misalignment between the EWS ...
1999 Land Rover Discovery 28/20/2016
  Q: Sir i asked before about Land Rover Discovery 2 problems car is sluggish, Hill Descent light, TC ...
  A: To speak to your various questions : The cylinder 6 and 8 misfires are first addressed with new ...
starter, radio on when engine off, damp under dash boar8/11/2016
  Q: We have a 2000 Discovery II and the engine turned off, then wouldn't start again. I walked passed ...
  A: It sounds like you may have some kind of water damage to your electrical system. The starter should ...
1999 Land Rover Discovery 27/19/2016
  Q: Sir i own a land Rover Discovery 2 and right now the car is having trouble going up hills: the ...
  A: Your first step should be to find a qualified Land Rover service facility. They will have the ...
researching range rover sport 2011-20137/7/2016
  Q: John, I live in MS and researching range rover sports 2011-2013. I owned an '03 discovery years ...
  A: The 2011-13 trucks are the last iteration of that body style, and are largely identical. You should ...
2013 Range Rover Sport oddity/need help6/18/2016
  Q: 2013 Range Rover Sport....just got it. I have no clue how to use it or what settings mean. Randomly ...
  A: There is no obvious clue to a problem in what you write. My suggestion would be that you take the ...
Overheating5/25/2016
  Q: Good day Mr.robison. Thank you for your quick response on my I initial question. You suggested that ...
  A: The situation you describe sounds like water is not filling the heater core, which may mean the ...
Range rover ingition key remote5/21/2016
  Q: I own a 2008 RR supercharged full size with the 4.2 V8 engine. When I purchased the vehicle, only 1 ...
  A: What the dealer told you is correct. They will have to follow the diagnostic process to find out ...
Head gasket and dashboard lights5/17/2016
  Q: Mr. Robison, Hope you don't mind me combining 2 different types of questions. So, here goes - I'm ...
  A: A proper repair to the engine will cost 13k in a shop like ours. Google "Land Rover liner ...
Air in cooling system5/6/2016
  Q: Good day Mr. Robinson. I have a 2000 land Rover Discovery which has been running hot ever since I ...
  A: The system should be self bleeding. Drive round with the heat on high to make sure there is water ...
o2 heate sensor not cycling4/19/2016
  Q: I have a 1996 range rover 4.0 se and I need o have I smog but some how the computer cycle wont ...
  A: The only way to answer your question will be to connect a diagnostic computer and look at the live ...
Transmission Fault4/5/2016
  Q: I recently got a Land Rover LR3 2009 model. The car drives fine until I embark on a journey of more ...
  A: The incorrect gear ratio faults often indicate slippage in the gearbox, which is an internal ...
HDC Fault3/30/2016
  Q: I have a range rover sport 2008 2.7TD. I drive it for around 4-5 miles and the HDC fault indicator ...
  A: The only way to diagnose this is with the Land Rover dedicated test system. They can talk to the HDC ...
parking brake cable removal2/26/2016
  Q: I'm working on a wheel bearing on a 2008 land rover LR2 HSE and I am trying to get the RR brake ...
  A: We often find that the cables are rusted in place, and you have to cut them out. When you do, the ...
2008 Range Rover Screen Stuck on LR logo2/11/2016
  Q: The screen on my 2008 Range Rover Hse has been stuck on the Land Rover screen for a few months now. ...
  A: If the screen is stuck on the startup display the nav head unit has most likely failed. Isn't that ...
Fuel Injection1/25/2016
  Q: John, I would like to put a 4.6 in my 1980 MGB however the 4.6 FE will not fit under the hood. Will ...
  A: Right, within that window there are GEMS and Bosch engines. There is no difference re 4.0/4.6. ...
Rust1/10/2016
  Q: We have a 07 Ranger Rover all wheel drive that my wife got after her dad passed away. He wanted my ...
  A: This is what we do at Robison Service: We start by removing all the plastic shields and covers, ...
1973 LR series III; driving home; stopped dead11/14/2015
  Q: I'm resurrecting an old one. It's been starting well and running well (after many repair). New ...
  A: The L light being on steady probably means one of the left bulbs is out. I doubt it has any ...
Discovery 2 Key Problem11/10/2015
  Q: 2003 D2, sporadically the key fails to turn fully in the ignition switch. Usually can overcome ...
  A: In my experience the problem is most often the column lock assembly, not the key. If I am right in ...
brake bleeding9/21/2015
  Q: I have a disco 2 99 wish I change all the calibers ( completed brake job).My problem is I keep ...
  A: You need to activate the ABS pump to remove air from the system. In our shop we use the Land Rover ...
1996 Range Rover 4.6 HSE9/1/2015
  Q: John, My Range Rover has a voltage drop about every 15-18 seconds when running. I notice it most if ...
  A: What you should do is put a clamp on current probe in the power line and determine if the voltage ...
Land Rover 2005 LR3 v6 4.0L8/31/2015
  Q: I have a 2005 LR3 v6 4.0L which throttle hunts in 5th gear (between 1500- 1800 rpm) between 30 to 40 ...
  A: The best way to solve a problem like yours is to look at the live data on a scan tool while you are ...
LR3 Radio problem8/25/2015
  Q: Robison, I have scoured the internet trying to solve a problem with my radio and have had no luck. ...
  A: You made sure they didn't just push a button like AUX, right? I don't know what you could do for ...
1994 Defender 90 stumbles8/18/2015
  Q: i have a 1994 NAS Defender 90, 145,000 miles. It will occasionally run rough and stumble from start ...
  A: The serial port to box connection should not affect the running of the car. I don't know if that's ...
2004 disco question8/14/2015
  Q: I have a 2004 discovery. A few weeks ago I started having problems with her starting after being in ...
  A: My first suggestion would be to find a qualified Land Rover service person or shop, and have them ...
1997 range rover 4.6 hse8/12/2015
  Q: I bought it and was driving home and it just quit. It turns over just fine and wants to start but ...
  A: Anything I could say would be just a guess. You could have a security problem, an ignition problem, ...
2002 Land Rover Disco 2se7/20/2015
  Q: I have a 2002 Land Rover Disco 2se it ran fine till a few days ago. Now it starts and shuts off ...
  A: If it worked before, and does not work now, I would start by asking what I could have done in the ...
land rover electrics7/7/2015
  Q: I have a 1997 Discovery. One day it was working fine, the next my key fob wouldn't open the doors. ...
  A: It sounds like you have some sort of broad electrical failure. Possibly corrosion in the fusebox ...
Coolant system7/3/2015
  Q: Good day Mr.robison I hope this finds you well. I have a 2000 land rover discovery 2. The other day ...
  A: It sounds like you have an overheating problem. Opening the cap won't introduce air into the system ...
98 LR Disco I LE roof leaks6/9/2015
  Q: My late dad's 98 LR Discovery I LE has a leak somewhere in the roof that no one seems to be able to ...
  A: Usually you remove the headliner and you can see the leak sources in the plastic sunroof trays. They ...
98 Disco I LE side mirrors stuck6/9/2015
  Q: On my late dad's 1998 Discovery LE, the side view mirrors have stopped being adjustable. The ...
  A: You are right that the mirrors will not adjust manually and if you try to force them you will break ...
value5/10/2015
  Q: Land Rover series 1 107" pickup 1954 All original parts apart from exhaust!
  A: I really don't know what to say re the value of this truck in the UK. If you want to send more ...
TCU5/3/2015
  Q: i have a 05 RR HSE and the TCU is bad can i get it from another RR 05 of the model the same to ...
  A: In my experience you can't move control units from one vehicle to another. I have heard of some ...
RRC Technical Question4/25/2015
  Q: Once again let me thank you in advance for your time helping me! I am working on a 1993 RRC LWB CTY ...
  A: You are correct that the ecu grounds the injectors to fire them. The fact that both wires are ...
cruise control4/19/2015
  Q: I disconnected my battery and my cruise control and remote on doors don't work.
  A: The cruise sounds like a random failure. Do you know for sure it worked right before? The remotes ...
Transmission message3/25/2015
  Q: Getting transmission message on console. How do I troubleshoot this? Please see attached pic. It ...
  A: You will connect the Land Rover diagnostic system, and turn the key on and start the tester. ...
2009 Range Rover Sport3/24/2015
  Q: I was reading a post from someone that you helped back in 2012. The problem is that my car just all ...
  A: If the truck "barely starts and dies" that response would rule out the crank sensor. You really ...
Cost to replace a transmission on a 2003 Discovery II SE73/11/2015
  Q: I was wondering what kind of ball part labor cost one should expect to pay for replacing a ...
  A: Removing and replacing the transmission could take 6-10 hours. Variables wold be whether the ...
Disco burning oil, clouds blue smoke3/2/2015
  Q: I hope you can help me with some advice please. I'm desperate now and at wits end. Spent a lot on a ...
  A: I'm in the USA, and you are not, so this may or may not apply to you. Some of the trucks have ...
2007 Land Rover LR3 cranks but wont start2/24/2015
  Q: I have a small import repair shop outside of Wheeling WV.And have 40+ years exp.with imports.This ...
  A: I don't there is a simple answer to the problem, other than to tell you to buy an Autologic or ...
key ignition wont turn2/19/2015
  Q: I have a 2006 Range Rover HSE. I'm having an issue with my Key ignition. I put my key in the ...
  A: It sounds like you have a problem with the electronic drive authorization system. That controls ...
Electrical/air suspention problem2/9/2015
  Q: P38 2001 4ltr My battery started draining very quickly and at the same time one of the relays in ...
  A: Fuse box meltdown is very common You should unplug the suspension compressor and see if the hot ...
mechanical issues1/30/2015
  Q: just had heads done up on 1987 disco, done 1400 klm and it put push rods through the block, on start ...
  A: The engine may have been in need of a full rebuild, but you just did heads. The additional stress ...
Initially car stall then not start.1/16/2015
  Q: American 1995 Discovery I, -- changed plugs, modulator, coil and pick up coil -- still will not ...
  A: Do you have spark? If not, in a 1995 truck, I would swap the engine ECU if the ignition components ...
2000 range rover hse 4.6l1/14/2015
  Q: please could you enlighten me as to what the problem might be with my brakes.i have an issue when ...
  A: The problem is probably one of three things: - The pump that builds brake pressure may not be ...
Discovery 1 rearview mirror1/11/2015
  Q: Have purchased a replacement mirror but need instructions on how to remove old unit from the ...
  A: At the risk of sounding like a wise guy the answer to the removal question is one word: CAREFULLY! ...
brake lights12/30/2014
  Q: My brake lights are not working. Why can't I get them to work? Where are the fuses at for my brakes?
  A: You don't say what model Rover you have, but in every model the fuses for the brake lights are in ...
2003 range rover l32212/29/2014
  Q: I have a 2003 l322 range rover when I try starting my truck in the am it doesn't start.. battery ...
  A: If the crank sensor were bad it would crank over and not start. If it does not crank your issue is ...
1998 Discovery Lights stopped working12/28/2014
  Q: I just purchased a 98 Land Rover Discovery. I took it out off road yesterday in the rain, went ...
  A: It sounds like you have some leaks in the roof or sunroof, and those need to be fixed to avoid more ...
low beam lights not working12/23/2014
  Q: 2001 Range Rover headlight low beam won't turn on at all but I when I turn on the high Beam the low ...
  A: The 2001 Range Rover does not have an ignitor for the headlamps. They are regular 12 volt bulbs. ...
RR Full size EAS compressor into LR312/23/2014
  Q: Firstly, sir it is indeed an honor to email you directly. I have read many or your articles. I am ...
  A: I have never tried to adapt the RR compressor to fit an LR3. Here in Massachusetts, both ...
Labor12/20/2014
  Q: I have a 2012 LR2 love it! But I was away on a business trip and came back to my drivers door and a ...
  A: Michelle, the body shop should have used a standard software package like Mitchell to write the ...
Range Rover Sport Automatic 200612/7/2014
  Q: My Range Rover Sport is stuck in a multi-storey car park with a flat battery. I have tried jump ...
  A: There is no reason your engine should smoke when the battery is connected. My guess is that you ...
Electrical issues12/5/2014
  Q: My air suspension failed and I replaced it with the spring conversion kit from Atlantic British. ...
  A: The only connection between the air suspension and those problems is that the accessories that are ...
99 Disco I, tail light/dash light problem12/4/2014
  Q: I have a 1999 Discovery I that has tail/dash light issues, but only when it is cold. In the winter ...
  A: In that car the tail and dash lights are wired directly from the headlight switch.There is no ...
2003 land rover discovery11/29/2014
  Q: I need the electric diagram from the bAttery to the starter
  A: Here is a link to Land Rover's official service support website, where you can get wiring and ...
2001 Land Rover key stick in ignition11/22/2014
  Q: How to get it out? Did notice a warning light - and "s" inside a gear wheel.... manual requires you ...
  A: You may have a mechanical problem with the lock, or you may have a problem with the key release ...
battery drain11/17/2014
  Q: I have a Disco 2 from 2000 with a slow battery discharge. By process of elimination, the battery ...
  A: If the warning light continues to come on that means there is a problem. Lights do not come on just ...
01 land rover discovery ii series10/23/2014
  Q: What is the switch under dash on drivers side? Car wont start. Codes stated had to do with alarm ...
  A: The alarm will never reset itself. If you have a security lockout or a misalignment between the ...
LR3 Cooling Fan Stays On10/22/2014
  Q: My 2008 LR3 recently began 'roaring' more of than just upon start-up; no lights or warnings on the ...
  A: I would look at whether the engine driven fan has a stuck clutch. If the electric fan is running ...
Should I buy10/21/2014
  Q: What is the mileage I should be looking for and how much is too much? Should I buy a Land Rover ...
  A: In my opinion, every 2003-4 Discovery is a rolling time bomb with the engine failure. If the truck ...
2000 discovery10/20/2014
  Q: i have two questions, first being my engine is misfiring, 1,3,5,7 an the scanner says not DTC found, ...
  A: Misfire codes are from ignition issues, or internal engine issues. The crank sensor is not going to ...
four lights a-glowing10/16/2014
  Q: My check engine light is on. It is saying on the diagnostic- transmission. My starter went out. They ...
  A: The check engine fault code must say more than just "transmission." It should have description and ...
long term parking10/15/2014
  Q: I have a landrover discovery 3. I am travelling for 3 months and need to park and immobilize it. How ...
  A: Park it in your garage. Disconnect the battery and then lock the doors with the key. If you ...
99 Land Rover problems10/15/2014
  Q: I have a 99 Discovery I Land Rover. I got it from my brother-in-law. He told me that he let someone ...
  A: If you continued to drive the truck while the light was on and it was ticking there is a good chance ...
Advice on a purchase10/11/2014
  Q: Given the engine issues you've documented on the 2003-04 Discovery II models, what would you advice ...
  A: We see them sold in the $7-15k range in good unrestored condition. A first rate restoration like ...
2007 Land Rover starter seem to be electrically locked out10/7/2014
  Q: Replaced water pump, didn't disconnect any electrical plugs. After pump replacement, starter will ...
  A: It sounds like you have a security lockout but the only way to know would be to connect a Land Rover ...
Brake fuse keeps blowing10/6/2014
  Q: I am hoping you can help me out or at least navigate me in the right direction. I have gone to two ...
  A: If the fuse keeps blowing you have a short. You need a shop with the skills and tools to find out ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery II Service Engine Light9/26/2014
  Q: You have been immensely helpful in past with issues, so I am hoping you can assist with a very ...
  A: I am sorry to say this sounds like an engine going bad. The blocks develop cracks, and coolant gets ...
99disco 29/7/2014
  Q: No reverse and no indication light at dash or shifter
  A: The Discovery II does not have electronic control for reverse. If the truck does not go into ...
REAR CARGO DOOR WILL NOT UNLOCK9/5/2014
  Q: All of a sudden my lock/unlock remote for my Land Rover Discovery (2003) will not unlock my rear ...
  A: There should be a lock button on the inside of the door. Did you pull it up and try the inside ...
Frozen passenger door lock8/26/2014
  Q: My 2004 Range Rover HSR front Passenger door will not unlock. You cannot open the door from the ...
  A: I'm sorry to say there are some situations where it's hard to avoid damage. There are four ways to ...
air in cooling sytem8/10/2014
  Q: Disco 1. Have replaced pump, viscous fan, coolant & rodded radiator. Cannot expel all air, is a ...
  A: If you can't purge the air from a system in Queensland you've probably got a head gasket or engine ...
alt. not charging battery8/3/2014
  Q: 1999 disco 2 I have change 2 time my altenator an it wont charge the battery. installed a charge ...
  A: It's time to get a wiring diagram and go to work. The alternator is a simple circuit. Does the ...
'98 Disco front end noise7/26/2014
  Q: John, I replaced all four tie rod ends and took around the block last night and no noise so far. ...
  A: You should set the toe on an alignment machine because 1/4 inch of error there will eat the front ...
'98 Disco front end noise7/22/2014
  Q: John, Yesterday at low speed as I moved in to a left-hand turn lane, I detected a knock or pop from ...
  A: Any ties rod ends with split boots should be changed because they are a safety hazard. However, ...
Land Rover disco engine at end of it's life. What do I do?7/16/2014
  Q: I bought a 2002 Land Rover Disco about a year ago as my first car for $4,500 and it was in great ...
  A: Hannah, the sad truth is that it's going to cost $7500-13,000 to do an engine in your Discovery, and ...
D90 restoration7/15/2014
  Q: I recently inherited a 1995 D90 that was parked for years coated in road salt (very sad). Anyway, ...
  A: We do frame replacement and frame-off restoration here at Robison Service. You can buy a frame and ...
Disco 2 rear door stuck shut7/10/2014
  Q: I read an earlier post about a similar problem, but the solution did not help my problem. I have a ...
  A: Logan, from what you write I am afraid you may not have any good way to solve the problem. You may ...
1995 Discovery 1 V8i no start7/6/2014
  Q: It cranks fine but very intermittent or no spark. Just the following please: 1. Two experts ...
  A: The 1995 Discovery has 14CUX fuel injection and a distributor. The spider is found on newer ...
2006 range rover supercharged6/3/2014
  Q: I have coolant leaking down underneath close to the oil filter housing, theres a big drain plug ...
  A: It sounds like you have coolant leaking from one of the numerous pipes and sensors in the intake ...
Ground fault with turn signal?5/28/2014
  Q: My lead in, is we rewired out pop up trailer, which is how I found the problem. After re-wire of the ...
  A: There is no such thing as factory trailer wiring on a 98 Discovery. All the trailer wiring is via ...
wont go over 50 miles5/21/2014
  Q: my 04 range rover wont go over 50miles wondering what could cause this. Any suggestions?
  A: You say your Rover won't go over 50 miles an hour, and ask what could be wrong. Here are a few ...
97 Discovery losses power4/30/2014
  Q: 97 Discovery losses power when ac switch is turned on after washing engine, runs good when ac is ...
  A: My guess is that water got into one or more of the electrical connectors under the hood. I'd ...
Repair4/30/2014
  Q: I have a 2002 Land Rover Disco ii . I needed a new Trans and had one install and had a Trans control ...
  A: "running slow" can mean many things. Lack of power . . . an engine that won't rev up . . . a ...
No fuel coming4/25/2014
  Q: I have a 1998 Disco 1 with 3.9 V8 EFI engine. Eng no 36D76610C Chassis SALLJGMM3WA798312. The ...
  A: I have seen a few cars where the drive signal to the fuel pump relay fails in the ecu. If you wire ...
2004 Range rover smoking4/24/2014
  Q: Hope to hear from you soon.
  A: Macedonio, I think I originally suggested you look at the breather. I wonder if you overlooked ...
air suspension4/18/2014
  Q: Replaced air bag when comp connected range rover rises 2003 l322 td6light goes on take comp off go ...
  A: The L322 air suspension is not self-clearing when problems are repaired. That is, when you have a ...
Speedometer Problem4/11/2014
  Q: I would like to ask an assistance regarding my Land Rover Discovery 2000. A month ago I noticed that ...
  A: The alternator does not have anything to do with the speedometer in a 2000 Discovery. The ...
Land Rov Dis HSE 20034/4/2014
  Q: How do you know if the engine is shot for sure. I don't trust the mechanics at my dealership or ...
  A: Patrice, if you don't trust the dealer, and you want to fix the truck, you are welcome to send it to ...
Engine Blew 2003 LR Discovery HSE4/3/2014
  Q: Vehicle not driven on a daily basis has 77K miles. Last serviced August 2013. oil light came on last ...
  A: Oil pump failure is a possible cause of engine failure. We have seen several. The engine should be ...
Disco 2 missfires, engine dies, lurches forwards at traffic lights, wont always restart straihght away3/28/2014
  Q: I have a 2004 Discovery 2, recently been having a lot of trouble. Major problem is there is no ...
  A: The first thing I would look at with misfire codes would be plugs, wires, and coil packs. You say ...
2004 Range Rover Engine Seize3/14/2014
  Q: I read with great interest your entry on the "Rebuild the Land Rover V8". First, a quick brief on ...
  A: Obviously I cannot tell if you need a new engine without seeing your vehicle. But assuming you do, ...
2004 range rover head gasket replacement3/11/2014
  Q: I will appreciate if you keep helping me I will need your wisdom in finding a good service book for ...
  A: You need more than a workshop manual to take that motor apart and put it together. There are ...
1998 Land Rover cold start problem3/7/2014
  Q: Working on a 1998 Land rover 4.0 V8, at temps below 50F vehicle wont start without giving it a shot ...
  A: I would look at the live data from the temp sensor. Does the temp the ECU shows agree with the ...
2000 Range Rover3/5/2014
  Q: I drove my range rover to muffler shop but my car wasn't leveled when I got home I tried to start it ...
  A: What did they do at the muffler shop? Was there a repair done that might have affected how your ...
Overheating 2006 discovery V6 tdi HSE2/17/2014
  Q: Good day. If you could please help me with this scenario if it would be possible, my client were ...
  A: The pigeon feathers I see are not enough to clog the airflow in an dog themselves, but they would ...
2004 eange rover smokin like freighttrain2/5/2014
  Q: I read I lot about your blogs and books,Sorry for any inconvenience the smoke is coming from the ...
  A: The 2004 Range Rover has the BMW engine, which can smoke if the breather system fails and it starts ...
2004 range rover hse1/26/2014
  Q: I need to know what cause my rover smoking to the point that when I start the car fills the garage ...
  A: The reason I said there was no answerable question is that you have not provided enough information. ...
Right rear window1/24/2014
  Q: I have a 96 discovery. My question is what is the name of the part that secures the window to the ...
  A: If you go to your Land Rover dealer they have an exploded view of the door in the parts catalogue, ...
Discovery II engine dies1/22/2014
  Q: 1999 Discovery II Engine dies after running for short period of time. Engine light is on and car ...
  A: This statement: If engine light is off engine just cranks over but will not start is consistent ...
2002 discovery series ii cooling problems1/14/2014
  Q: water pump and oil gaskets replaced along with the radiator thermostat replaced and I had the head ...
  A: This is a classic description of liner failure. What you probably need is to rebuild the engine ...
2000 land rover disco 2 wont start1/10/2014
  Q: After i put gas in it, it doesnt want to start. It will start fine before but once i.stop and put ...
  A: Your first step should be checking for spark. If it has spark, look next to fuel pressure. If ...
2004 range rover12/30/2013
  Q: the ignition switch wont turn over .How can I fix this myself.
  A: When the key won't turn in a 2004 Range Rover it's usually a failure of the steering column. If ...
land rover12/29/2013
  Q: I've just replaced water pump all new gas get and sealant but have a leak in water pump area and ...
  A: The first thing to check is the pump itself, and then your workmanship. Next is to check the timing ...
big end bearing torque setting RR 3.6 tdv812/9/2013
  Q: 6 tdv8.We lost a turbo and we had to check the sump for the steel pieces and also check for bearing ...
  A: A lot of the big engine bolts are now torqued through a special process; it's not enough to have a ...
Inertia switch11/29/2013
  Q: I am asking you this follow up question, as the previous expert is unavailable. I was asked to ...
  A: The 2007 Land Rovers don't have inertia switches. There's probably an immobilizer issue, or ...
2012 defender service light reset11/13/2013
  Q: please can you tell me how to turn off oil service light on my 2012 defender
  A: Here in the United States service reminder lights are turned off through the factory test system. ...
coil to dizzy amp pigtail11/6/2013
  Q: I have a 1993 disco and am trying to replace an old brittle coil to distributor amp pigtail. The ...
  A: At this point I think you may need to get it as part of a distributor or as a part of the trigger if ...
timing chain/ components10/31/2013
  Q: i have a 2004 range rover with just over 130k miles no problems really so far but just recently when ...
  A: Knocking in a 2004 (assuming it is inside the motor, and not in the belt driven accessories or ...
2003 land rover dico10/22/2013
  Q: yes I own a 2003 land rover has 118000 miles on it has a knocking sound coming from the eng after it ...
  A: The knock could come from the exhaust (catalyst), something outside the motor (failing water pump) ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery Head Gasket10/19/2013
  Q: I recently purchased this vehicle (Bosch motor)and have discovered it has a leak on the front of the ...
  A: I would not take the heads off any 2003-4 Discovery engine unless I was prepared to go all the way ...
94 range rover lwb A/C10/12/2013
  Q: ac compressor will not engage. It is fully charged. relays are fine, ac diode pack, i have no idea ...
  A: The wiring diagrams for that car are in a separate electrical troubleshooting book - they are not in ...
differential oil from left rear fender liner LR210/10/2013
  Q: 2008 LR2....I found 90 wt oil dripping from the left rear fender liner. Could this be from a vent ...
  A: The usual reason for differential oil coming out the vent is water intrusion raising the fluid ...
2003 landrover discovery hse7 overheating red temp gauge always on10/2/2013
  Q: The red temperature gauge is always on and I've done just about everything in the book to try and ...
  A: Mirel, the 2003 Discoveries seem to have a fatal flaw in the engine that stems from the production ...
high/low box10/2/2013
  Q: I have had the clutch changed recently on my 1994 Discovery 200 DTI. All seemed fine for a couple of ...
  A: It sounds like the linkage for the transfer case has fallen apart. The only connection that would ...
OBD II Data link connector error to SMOG9/25/2013
  Q: I have a peculiar situation on my 2001 Range Rover HSE 4.6. I cannot get the vehicle to pass the CA ...
  A: I can't say what's wrong without seeing your car but I can say for sure that other Rovers talk to ...
2004 Range Rover Key9/20/2013
  Q: We have two keys for the RR and one (bad) does not open or signals the ignition so we can't turn the ...
  A: Usually the problem you describe comes from a key that has been dropped or otherwise damaged. Most ...
98 Landrover Discovery9/15/2013
  Q: Replaced engine, key programmed, starter, and battery. Truck will not start. Turn key and lights ...
  A: If the engine control unit has been disconnected, and it's lost the sync with the security system, ...
2005 Land Rover9/12/2013
  Q: Just got home and tried to open tailgate . Lift handle making noises to unlock but tailgate want ...
  A: There are some cables and a latch that can break in there. The trick is getting the panels apart ...
Immobiliser9/1/2013
  Q: I have a 1997 Discovery the remote will not lock or unlock the truck. The truck will not start ...
  A: If the vehicle is having immobilizer trouble the only way to clear it is by connecting a LR test ...
2003 Discovery 2 - sticks in limp home mode?8/28/2013
  Q: Vehicle belongs to a good friend, but he knows very little about cars or where to take this one for ...
  A: The vehicle may not be shifting out of low gear for some reason. I'd suggest you concentrate your ...
Master clyinder failure??8/23/2013
  Q: On an extremely hot day my brakes failed petal went to the floor would not pump up.checked for leaks ...
  A: On a later model Discovery I would look at the ABS / traction control modulator assembly. I'd guess ...
1998 D1, no spark8/22/2013
  Q: Went out to satart th D1 today, no start... no spark on any plugs. Checked bifus under hood and the ...
  A: Your first step should be to see if the fuel pump runs, and there is pressure. If not, then look at ...
2004 Discovery keys8/11/2013
  Q: My son lost the original key for his 2004 Discovery, so we had replacement keys made at a locksmith ...
  A: If the key has snapped off twice I'd be looking at the ignition lock. There is no inherent weakness ...
Landrover disc28/7/2013
  Q: I just had a hose changed on my truck that connects to the thermostat,radiator,& waterpump,now my ...
  A: If the truck overheats since the hose was changed its possible the system was not bled and its air ...
98 4.0 Restore8/4/2013
  Q: I have a 98 4.0 RR that I bought new and kept in A1 condition (129,000 miles). I pull it behind my ...
  A: There is no alternative on the key fobs Climate control panels are getting rare and pricey In ...
Defender differential and third differential8/1/2013
  Q: The Land Rover is a legend indeed. I want to know whether the Defender front and rear axles are ...
  A: Land Rovers Defenders do not have limited slip differentials as standard. Newer models have ...
1993 range rover county7/31/2013
  Q: I have a 1993 range rover county, and there are severl fuse that are not getting power. The fuse not ...
  A: Robert, I am currently on my Australian speaking tour and do not have access to a wiring book In my ...
lost key disco 1 19987/27/2013
  Q: Is there any way of opening my car with out damaging anything so I can take my drivers side door ...
  A: A locksmith will usually have tools to get into your Rover without damage. If you are locked out ...
a/c heater blower7/20/2013
  Q: 2002 Disco II, 130,000 miles. The blower quit. I checked the fuses, ran a diagnostic check on the ...
  A: Here is a link to Land Rover's official service data website. ...
Disco 3 Suspension7/16/2013
  Q: Good day John, I trust you are well. My 2008 disco 3 v8 HSE does not lower when the rocker switch is ...
  A: The problem in this case may be as simple as a faulty switch but you cannot do any meaningful tests ...
1997 Discovery I Rough Running When Hot Following Head Gasket Replacement7/16/2013
  Q: John, Regards. I run a small independent repair shop specializing in early model Land Rovers ...
  A: My first thought is that there is an assembly error. You say it did not do this before, and a valve ...
Over sensitive braking7/9/2013
  Q: My query is related to my experience driving a friend's Honda CRV of a few years of age. The foot ...
  A: The amount of braking that results from a given pressure on the brake pedal is a function of many ...
RE: 2001 Disco Question7/3/2013
  Q: John, I own a 2001 Discovery II and recently had the TC, Hill Descent and ABS light flash on a few ...
  A: Most TC/HDC/ABS lights are a result of sensor faults, brake switches, or shuttle valve problems. ...
land rover discovery ll 2002 problem6/29/2013
  Q: My Rover has a distinct roar in the front axle area of the car when I get to the speed of between 50 ...
  A: Calipers do not generally make noise, but differentials and/or wheel bearings do. If the front ...
refurbished series 2 gearbox problem6/26/2013
  Q: i have just refurbished my series 2 gearbox at my mechanic. when i started the engine for first time ...
  A: Mario, with all due respect, I'm not sure what the question for me is here. If you just assembled ...
now no spark6/22/2013
  Q: I went and bought a fuel filter and crank sensor. And replaced battery again. Now I have no spark. ...
  A: If the crank sensor is bad the plugs will not fire. If the vehicle was immobilized it would not ...
p0172 p01756/19/2013
  Q: ive benen having the codes p0172 and p0175 on my 8000 km range rover sport 2012 for the 4th time, ...
  A: Exhaust tips are normally black on the inside on these trucks. As for a defect . . . I suggest you ...
2000 land rover discovery series 26/16/2013
  Q: Ok I bought the suv from a used dealer they installed a gps on it. With that said it drove fine for ...
  A: It sounds like you have multiple problems. The cutting out after two miles may be a failing crank ...
brakes lock up6/15/2013
  Q: My 2001 Disco II has problem with brakes locking up. I replaced the transmission and transfer case. ...
  A: I have never seen a Rover do what you say. Is the traction control activating, so you hear it ...
1998 Discovery running hot6/13/2013
  Q: John, My '98 Discovery is running hot, or so it seems, with no other symptoms. At first, it was ...
  A: I recently had the experience of getting four new temp sensors in a row for an older Rover. All did ...
RRC 1993 LWB windows do not work6/9/2013
  Q: This happened before and I replaced the ECU with a used one. When that failed I sent my original ...
  A: Get the electrical troubleshooting manual for your truck, and jump the wires on the window ECU ...
range rover overheating6/8/2013
  Q: range rover 4.0ltr lpg w reg.I have had new w/pump & thermostat,cyl heads skimmed & pressure tested, ...
  A: I suggest you start with this article, and there are more articles on block and liner failure on the ...
Warranty Exchange Blocks4/30/2013
  Q: John, In your October 13, 2009 posting, "All you ever wanted to know about . . Land Rover V8 Engine ...
  A: Carmakers often price warranty exchange parts very low to manage their internal warranty costs. ...
range rover key4/30/2013
  Q: We have a 1997 range rover h.s.e.,IA the remote key is none repairable we are trying to find a ...
  A: I see you are in Australia. Here in the USA (where I am) the only way to get a key is to order it ...
Land Rover SE7 Crankshaft4/29/2013
  Q: I am thinking about buying a 2003 Land Rover Discovery SE7 with 99k miles. It is being sold for ...
  A: By "crankshaft slack" I assume the seller was told it needs a new engine. Given the 10k cost of a ...
98 disco looses spark shortly after starting4/26/2013
  Q: I recently purchased a 98 discovery 4.0 bought it not running or I should say stay running. After ...
  A: I don't know any quick answer to the problem you describe. What I would do is look at the live data ...
LR3 suspension fault4/23/2013
  Q: I have replaced the EAS compressor in our LR3 2006 SE 18 months ago.It was driving fine until two ...
  A: If the car is low on one corner, and levels itself when started, you may well have a leaky strut. ...
1997 Land Rover Automatic Transmission Bucking4/12/2013
  Q: 2 Part question- I bought a used 1997 Discovery VIN: SALJY124XVA555129 without a higher speed road ...
  A: 1996-7-8 Discovery models all share the same transmission. Here is what I suggest if you thing you ...
Disco II won't start4/1/2013
  Q: I have a 2002 Discovery II. After driving it this weekend, and getting home I went to park it and ...
  A: It's hard to be sure from your description but it sounds like you have an electrical system failure. ...
01 land rover disovery 2 no start3/20/2013
  Q: no fuel replaced fuel pump check wires 5 volts between black and green wires,cut off switch has 12.4 ...
  A: In that car the fuel pump is not triggered until the engine sends a rpm signal through the crank ...
Range Rover key won't turn or start3/9/2013
  Q: I drove my 2004 Range Rover yesterday and it started up perfectly, I parked and waited about 20mins ...
  A: It sounds like you have suffered a failure of the steering column. That is a common problem with ...
1998 Discovery oddity3/9/2013
  Q: John, My low mileage '98 Discovery has an odd thing that finally bugs me enough to ask about. My ...
  A: Your first step is to pressure test the cooling system; to see if you have leaks. It certainly ...
Water heating problems3/5/2013
  Q: Yes John after fifteen minutes of idling motor temperature garage has gone to half way for awhile ...
  A: Read the stories on my blog about Land Rover liner failure. That is very likely your problem Here ...
Timing Chain Guard/Guide repair3/4/2013
  Q: My 2004 HSE recently began making a loud knocking sound, and a mechanic has told me the timing chain ...
  A: Timing chain repairs are indeed expensive. Total costs can run $3-5,000. 20 hours is by no means ...
Disco I shifter issues3/3/2013
  Q: Hey there John, how you doing? Me? I have an issue with my 1998 Discovery I. About five months ago ...
  A: Matthew, we are seeing that situation more and more at Robison Service. And you are right - there ...
engine cutting out3/3/2013
  Q: I have a 95 discovery when driving cuts out like no fuel at intermittent times no distinct pattern ...
  A: Unfortunately there is no single cause of a problem like that. You might have a failing coil, or ...
air suspention3/1/2013
  Q: I have a 2000 dico ll i replaced rear airbag last year. Sometimes i turn off the ignition and the ...
  A: Reading your story, I think the smart thing is to convert from air bags to coil springs. You can ...
Shudder steering at high speed2/25/2013
  Q: My 1997 Discovery TDI300 is developing an unconfortable wobble, at around 60/70+ mph if a small ...
  A: You seem to have gone down the list - swivel loading - alignment - tie rod end free play - bushing - ...
Discovery II - cracked block2/23/2013
  Q: John: I have read your responses to other inquiries and appreciate your honest responses. My ...
  A: If you read my stories on these engines you'll see I have one on the tendency of the blocks to crack ...
EAS ECU2/17/2013
  Q: Where is the EAS ECU located on the 2006 range rover hse? After two air bag replacements and a new ...
  A: Its under the left side dash, above the drivers left knee. I caution you that you may have to ...
Vacuum Pump2/15/2013
  Q: I am trying to fix the cruise control on my Land Rover Discovery1 1995 and started with checking out ...
  A: If that's the case what I would do is clamp off the pump and see if it still leaks. The pump may ...
2008 Range Rover Transmission leak2/11/2013
  Q: I have a 2008 RR with 40,000 miles (just out of warranty) and have a transmission leak dripping ...
  A: I have no reason to doubt what the dealer told you. The connector is a common leak source. The ...
Land Rover Door Lock Issues2/6/2013
  Q: Our 2004 Discovery door locks are not working. The "master" lock on the dash will not unlock the ...
  A: Most of the time these problems come from failed latches. I have never seen a computer failure in ...
LR31/22/2013
  Q: Hullo; I recently acquired an LR3 but first time the remote failed to open then i used the manual ...
  A: Try putting the key in the door and unlocking before trying key in ignition. If it still does not ...
1998 RR hse will not comunnicate with nys dmv1/22/2013
  Q: The sunroof had been left open during a hurricaine. I dried the Range rover out with a heater for ...
  A: You might have a failure in the BECM, but more likely you have a fault in the wire harnesses that ...
99 land rover discovery 21/18/2013
  Q: How to remove the dashboard in a 99 land r over disvovery 2 ! To replace the heater core ?
  A: You're asking me about a job that's probably 15-20 hours of labor and has many, many steps. This is ...
2005 Range Rover anti-freeze leak1/16/2013
  Q: I just noticed a small anti-freeze leak under my 2005 Range Rover after it had been setting for ...
  A: It's possible a hose is leaking but it's more likely a gasket. I'd look at the intake gasket, the ...
Trouble 96 Land Rover Discovery1/14/2013
  Q: When engine gets hot approx. 7 miles on the highway starts bucking around 70mpg. When cold runs ...
  A: This is a situation where fault codes alone don't tell you enough. If your truck were in the shop ...
1999 disco dead1/12/2013
  Q: yes for about two months and when i say dead nothing works . the battery is about a year old.new ...
  A: Discovery models do not have a superlock mode. That is unique to the Range Rovers with two stage ...
compressor replaced 06 RRHSE car still giving fault1/9/2013
  Q: My husband has just replaced the EAS compressor in our 2006 HSE but we are still getting the ...
  A: Why did you replace the compressor? Without a Land Rover test system any repair to the air ...
2002 range rover wipers stuck in middle of window1/7/2013
  Q: I have a 2002 range rover. The wipers are stuck in the middle of the window. (I turned them on ...
  A: If the wipers are stuck in the middle of the window you have one of these possible problems: - The ...
Brake Light Switch1/7/2013
  Q: Under the lower dash, I have 2 switches located above the brake pedal. Which is the brake light ...
  A: The vacuum hose dumps the vacuum for the cruise control when you apply the brakes. The other switch ...
REPLACED FUEL PUMP AND FILTER12/31/2012
  Q: I have a 19965 Land Rover Range Rover 4.0 SE, how would i check to see if the Inertia Switch is good ...
  A: If the fuel pump is getting power the inertia switch is not tripped. If the pump has power, is it ...
ECU and BCU12/4/2012
  Q: Hullo their, i have a discovery 2 td5 and recently my ECU and BCU failed am looking forward to ...
  A: The ECU and BDC are synced to each other and the key fobs, so you would need a matched set of those ...
antitheft system12/3/2012
  Q: i read how to disable the immobilizer but my remote key wont goin all th eway how do i use my car ...
  A: If the key will not go all the way in you need a new key or a new lock. If the key goes in but the ...
03 Land Rover Ticking Noise12/1/2012
  Q: I have 2003 Land Rover Discovery with ticking noise only when engine warms up. Only driver side of ...
  A: The noise could be in the valve train (rocker shafts, lifters, cam wear) It could come from worn ...
Discovery 1 ABS fault11/27/2012
  Q: I live in Hong Kong and drive a 1998 Discovery I with 3.9 EFI V8 engine. The Engine number is ...
  A: The gap error can come from a weak sensor but it can also come from loose bearings in the hub ...
96 disco I alternator11/23/2012
  Q: My disco I has eaten 6 alternators in less than a year. I have replaced the belt, the battery output ...
  A: There are three possible explanations: Without seeing your truck it's impossible to say which ...
Fuel pump problems?11/23/2012
  Q: Quick run down of situation....2004 Land Rover Discovery(vin#SALTL19404A865379). Ran completely out ...
  A: I suspect the codes you mention were present in memory for a long time before the truck ran out of ...
Engine not starting11/19/2012
  Q: Sir, Also a scanner was plugged to my Range rover sport 2006 to check why it has refused to start ...
  A: If you plugged in a factory-level scan tool and the tool could not connect to the immobilizer then ...
01 land rover11/18/2012
  Q: I have a 01 land rover discovery. It was driving fine and just stopped driving as if I had no tran ...
  A: Check engine codes do not provide guidance for diagnosing transmission troubles. If the engine ...
coolant leak near the rear of the engine block11/16/2012
  Q: I was loooking at my nephews car and saw there was a small amount of coolant on the driver side of ...
  A: Tearing the heads off and changing those gaskets is a major undertaking - probably two days of ...
Speedometer display RR'99 4.0S11/12/2012
  Q: My speedometer LED display went blank today. Is there a bulb to replace or is it a fuse replacement? ...
  A: There are two replaceable bulbs behind the odometer. You have to remove the instrument cluster to ...
Trans Issue??11/11/2012
  Q: I have a shake or vibrating going on. It feels like it comes from automatic gearbox as I can feel ...
  A: If the vibration only occurred after the original driveshaft break that would suggest to me that the ...
Disco 2 v8 vibration10/29/2012
  Q: Good day John, I have a 2000 model Disco 2 v8 Automatic. When decelerating from ±120Km/h the car ...
  A: I'd still check that propshaft carefully. All it takes is a few thousandths of an inch out of true ...
2002 discovery10/27/2012
  Q: I shut car off the next day went to start and it just rolls over no start do you think it can be a ...
  A: Crank sensor failure is a possibility but it's nothing more than a guess. Fuel pump, pump relay, ...
Freelander 2002 No Rear Gear After Tune Up10/16/2012
  Q: we have a Freelander 2002. We took it to the Quick Lube for a change of motor oil and filter. The ...
  A: I'd say you want to have a talk with the people in the Quick Lube place. Checking and filling the ...
Rust10/11/2012
  Q: Sir, I have a chance to but a 73 Series 3 Ex British Military Land Rover. Every where I go I hear ...
  A: The parts the seller refers to are components of the frame. It's indeed common for these vehicles to ...
disco 2003 problems10/11/2012
  Q: having problems with my disco 2003 td5, all the doors lock on the key fob but when i press the ...
  A: My guess is that you are right . . . the rear door lock/latch units are bad. If that does not ...
land rover10/5/2012
  Q: I have a 2008 Land Rover Discovery 3 and it's on high pressure pump No 5, as it constantly goes into ...
  A: If the dealer has not been abel to answer this question in five visits the chances of me answering ...
Coolant10/1/2012
  Q: We own a 2004 Land Rover Disclvery. Yesterday it over heated on the dashboard. We went to turn on ...
  A: Use a tow truck. The correct coolant is DexCool but the 2004 trucks are notorious for engine ...
1995 Land Rover Discovery10/1/2012
  Q: shuts off while driving & after sitting for awhile it starts back but at times after starting. it ...
  A: There is no single cause for this problem in a 1995 truck, and it does not have the sophisticated ...
Disco 2 sunroof9/26/2012
  Q: Neither sunroof open, I have looked at the electrical drawing and changed the ecu, when you operate ...
  A: If you hear a click it is more likely the motor is faulty or the roof mechanism is jammed. Your ...
RR 2000 HSK9/25/2012
  Q: I have a RR2001 HSK that occasionally will not move and acts as if the handbrake is on as the car ...
  A: If the car rocks but does not move I'd say a brake is sticking. Pull the handbrake and put it in ...
Stange behavior on '98 Disco9/25/2012
  Q: John, I have no idea how many questions you field here, but I recently discussed a possible fan ...
  A: When a car shifts differently cold vs. hot that is a sign that the viscosity of the fluid is ...
1996 Landrover Discovery won't start9/14/2012
  Q: Our 1996 Discovery was left in the drive position and the key was taken out when parked. Two days ...
  A: The car was originally sold with a fob that activated and turned off the security. That was one ...
'00 LR Disc II Spitting/Sputtering9/12/2012
  Q: I have a 2000 LR Disc II that was bought used about 2 years ago. A few months back it starting ...
  A: Mass air flow sensors do cause that problem. Was the one you fitted used, or non-Land Rover? ...
2001 range rover won't start.9/8/2012
  Q: My range rover won't start. It turns over as if it wants too but no action. I've checked my fuel ...
  A: Did you check to see if your truck has good compression? It's possible it has internal damage from ...
Stange behavior on '98 Disco9/5/2012
  Q: John, My low mileage Discovery had a couple of incidents of near overheating this summer - which I ...
  A: I have written a number of articles on overheating in Land Rovers like yours. Look on the Robison ...
Gear oil smell9/4/2012
  Q: I have a 2002 Range Rover when I got out of the truck I noticed a gear oil smell around the rear ...
  A: If you smell gear oil around the back of the truck the first thing to check is the vent hose that ...
Anti-locking cutoff switrch 2000 Land Rover D28/29/2012
  Q: I can't lock my Rover remotely. The locks immediatly open again and even maually they open later in ...
  A: Usually this problem is caused by a failed latch in one of the doors. The place to start is the ...
2003 Land Rover Ticking noise8/28/2012
  Q: I have this noise for a year now, and my mechanic said that it is not too serious as long as you can ...
  A: 2003 Land Rover engines knock for a variety of reasons. Some lead to failure while others are just ...
little spark on two cylinders8/27/2012
  Q: !!
  A: If you are missing spark to two cylinders you have one of three problems: 1 - There is a failure in ...
2001 Range Rover blender motor prob?8/27/2012
  Q: I believe I might have a blender motor problem but not sure. Passenger side blows HOT air only , ...
  A: It does sound like you have a blend door problem. As to the other issues . . . on a hot day it may ...
2000 Land Rover Disc. II8/22/2012
  Q: We live in a remote area and I drive 4- 10 miles per day to work and chores. Mon it just quit. I ...
  A: If I were going to make a guess from your description I'd say put a crank sensor in it. Crank ...
02 Freelander HSE - Service Engine Soon Light8/16/2012
  Q: Have a 2002 Freelander HSE with 90,000 miles. The Service Engine light was on and there was a ...
  A: The 1471 and 1472 codes point to problems in the variable inlet system. The vehicle needs a new ...
transmission problems8/15/2012
  Q: i have 2004 Range rover HSE mode, transmission revs up to 3500 or 4000 rpm before shifting up 2 to ...
  A: The transmission in a 2004 Range Rover is electronically controlled. A failure to shift could be a ...
Range Rover 2006 wont start8/14/2012
  Q: My Range Rover 2006 supercharged is not starting the starter running but the engine don.t comings ...
  A: So are you saying the engine cranks over fine, but fails to start? If so the first thing I would ...
air suspension or air compressor problem8/10/2012
  Q: , I have a discovery ,,year 2001 ,, now i have a have problem,, the rear suspension not raise up ...
  A: If the suspension has stopped lifting you are at a crossroad. I have no way of knowing from here ...
gearbox fault and battery issues8/8/2012
  Q: i have been having issues with my range,2000. the gearbox fault just came on a couple of days ago ...
  A: The gearbox fault often appears when the battery goes dead. It may mean there's a problem or it may ...
ac / extended warranty8/4/2012
  Q: any ideas? what are your thoughts on extended warranties? can you recommend one for me I live in ...
  A: Land Rover used to have a great factory extended warranty but I don't think they have the plan ...
Land Rover Discovery Engine Swap7/29/2012
  Q: I have a 2004 Discovery. In 2008, a year after we bought it, it had the notorious oil pump failure. ...
  A: In my opinion, the engines in 2003 and 2004 are all fatally flawed. The only thing I would do with ...
Disco overheating7/27/2012
  Q: Follow-up on the disco overheating. Thanks for the reference article on liners. 1) Does engine over ...
  A: Overheating does not always mean liner failure, but it is distressingly common, especially on 2003-4 ...
2004 Disco - Overheating7/23/2012
  Q: While driving my Disco on the highway, temp guage went up and started to lose power. Temp needle ...
  A: Unfortunately, Land Rovers are not at at all tolerant of overheating, and internal damage is all too ...
'06 Range Rover Reduced Engine Performance message7/19/2012
  Q: in the last 2 months the "Reduced Engine Performance" message has been popping up on the message ...
  A: There are many possible causes for the reduced performance message. Unfortunately the only way to ...
Swapping tranny's7/12/2012
  Q: I have a 98 LR Dis. I recently flipped it bout 5 times in a field. I found a 99and 1/2 (as ...
  A: If the 1999 is a Discovery I the transmission will fit. If it is a Discovery II (the model that ...
low coolant land rover lr37/11/2012
  Q: replaced low coolant sensor only not tank. this did not clear the low coolant message. any ideals
  A: Yes - the float for the sensor is part of the tank. You need to replace the tank, and also make ...
1999 Rover temperature gage7/9/2012
  Q: I had been driving my Land Rover Discovery II for about an hour and the temperature gage move to ...
  A: It means you had an overheating incident, which you should take very seriously. Land Rover engines ...
A/C7/4/2012
  Q: The A/C on my DiscoveryII 2001 the driver side blow the air coler than the pasenger side, and the ...
  A: You probably have a problem with the servos that regulate temperature. That is a common issue in ...
Disco II passenger side intermittent valve tic.7/1/2012
  Q: John, I am trying to diagnose a 04 Disco II 66k miles. It came to me to repair a valve tic that ...
  A: We have gone down that road at Robison Service to no avail. I think the tooling was totally worn ...
caster correction bushings6/29/2012
  Q: I have a disco 97 lifted 2" it was bad on highway I lower sway bars it got a lot better but not as ...
  A: Draw this out on a piece of paper to understand. Draw the frame and radius arm in a normal truck ...
2004 Range Rover6/29/2012
  Q: I recently had an oil change and within a few days it lost compression driving on highway and died ...
  A: There is no way to speculate about how your failure may have unfolded from the scant written ...
LR3 Coolant Issue6/26/2012
  Q: I have a 2007 LR3 V8SE. The Low Coolant Warning came on. Took it to the dealer and they replaced ...
  A: On the coolant loss . . . A pressure test (hot and cold) should reveal the source of coolant loss. ...
im purchasing a 2003 land rover discovery SE6/22/2012
  Q: This was the description of the vehichle its has 104,000 miles You wont find any electrical problems ...
  A: You say: I am 21 years old, this is my first car, and I need a reliable vehicle. Land Rovers are ...
Td5 Disco 2 vibration at 100 km/hr6/18/2012
  Q: I have a well maintained 2000 Disco 2 that I have owned since new with 290,000 km on the odometer. ...
  A: What I mean is that we get wheels balanced four or five times here, before getting someone to do the ...
land rover question6/15/2012
  Q: I like to know how to check transmission oil an 2000 Land Rover Discovery 2,the reason I like to do ...
  A: The light is not likely to be on for fluid level. To check fluid you need the car running on a ...
vacuum pump6/10/2012
  Q: My brother-in-law has just bought a landrover discovery 1 300tdi and need to know step by step how ...
  A: Land Rover has a factory service support website where you can buy access by the day, month, or ...
2007 Range Rover HSE Wont Start6/5/2012
  Q: My wife was running around yesterday and went into a store. When she came out 25 mins later the ...
  A: If I were to guess I'd say a failing crank sensor is the most likely culprit. I suggest you check ...
Range rover ignition6/1/2012
  Q: 2003 range rover HSE ignition won't turn. Key will only turn to first position ( interior ...
  A: The most common cause of that problem is failure of the lock mechanism in the steering column. ...
land rover disco code p 15905/31/2012
  Q: abs,tc,hd, srs lights is on. it given code 1590, and the front rotors are thin. can you tell me what ...
  A: The information you have does not allow determination of what's wrong. Find a shop that has training ...
brakes5/30/2012
  Q: sorry to bother you with a generic question but i figure it applies to all cars. honda pilot 2011. ...
  A: It's common for cars to need pads and rotors together. If the wheel shudders on braking most shops ...
Freelander CV or driveshaft?5/30/2012
  Q: '02 Freelander recently went through deep water (but not over axles) in NYC. Immediately after, ...
  A: Driving through water would not cause failure of an axle assembly. Did you hit something under the ...
transmission5/29/2012
  Q: after new keys where made up and the vehicle was open the mechanic tolled me the vehicle was only ...
  A: It sounds like the electronic transmission control has gone into limp home mode. You will need to ...
P2096 trouble code5/28/2012
  Q: Since more than 1 year ago, my LR3 2006 (v6) started to present the yellow check engine light, with ...
  A: You might be looking for an injector problem, a vacuum leak, or an air meter issue. This is the time ...
passenger fuse box5/26/2012
  Q: I need to replace the passenger fuse box, have the new part need to know how to get to it and what ...
  A: The fusebox just unscrews and the connectors plug in. You can see how it goes looking at the new ...
Land Rover Discovery 25/24/2012
  Q: my land rover disco 2 keeps over heating. I have already change the thermostat, water pump, several ...
  A: If your Rover is building cooling system pressure from inside the engine, $2,000 is not going to fix ...
'98 Disco brake gremlins5/22/2012
  Q: John, I bought and refurbished a '98 Discovery late February/early March and had used as a daily ...
  A: If the plunger is too far out in a master cylinder it will not fully uncover the port to release ...
range rover engine disabled5/21/2012
  Q: please help me how to deal with this issue i tried to enter the eca code but no success
  A: In my experience the code is entered by turning the key in the driver door lock, 4 3 2 2 would be ...
hi5/19/2012
  Q: tryd cranking the ignition and no spark... ive replace new crank sensor, ciols, sparkplugs and ...
  A: You have replaced quite a few parts in hopes of solving the problem. At some point, you have to ...
2006 Range Rover HSE5/15/2012
  Q: I recently took my vehicle in for service where they replaced my brakes, had to replace navigation ...
  A: Anything can break at any time. If you saw damage around the camera, I'd make a connection ...
New Engine Bought and Replaced in 2002 Landrover Discovery - Many Problems!4/30/2012
  Q: After having a lot of conversations with a Landrover service manager who owns a private repair ...
  A: You say: Is it customary for the service manager to check for other problems before doing a big ...
Freelander 20034/28/2012
  Q: I am the original owner of a 2003 Freelander. The car has approximately 97,000 miles. It is serviced ...
  A: If the vehicle has a sweet smell of coolant from the tail pipe and it uses coolant you have an ...
excessive oil usage - Disco II4/26/2012
  Q: I recently had my independent shop replace the head gaskets on my 2004 Disco II due to an external ...
  A: There is no obvious reason why oil consumption should increase following head gasket replacement. ...
starting problem4/25/2012
  Q: I have a 1994 D-90, the engine will crank, new batty, but it will not start. Fuel pump is running, ...
  A: The inertia switches have been hidden in the dash, under steering column, under the seat base, and ...
maybe you can help (disco 2 issues)4/23/2012
  Q: I recently had my head gaskets replaced by a land rover specialty shop. First off i took my disco ...
  A: Heath, I'm sorry to say you have already read the answer on my blog. You almost certainly have a ...
05 LR34/20/2012
  Q: Wife said that after picking kids up from school the temperature gauge pegged over to the Hot range. ...
  A: I certainly hope the drive home did not destroy the engine. These newer cars with aluminum motors ...
discovery II fault code p15904/15/2012
  Q: I've driven this car for 2 years with the tc,abs &hd lights on & no fault code. It started as ...
  A: If the ABS were fine, the light would be off. Not all ABS faults are apparent in a simple "slam the ...
Discovery whistling4/15/2012
  Q: I have a 2003 Land Rover Discovery. Lately it has started to "whistle" as soon as it is started up, ...
  A: My guess is that the whistle is the screech of one of your belt driven accessories. Most of the ...
98 range 4.6 rh side/taillight comes on4/7/2012
  Q: During a storm I heard my 98 range 4.6 alarm on, when I went to disarm it I noticed that the truck ...
  A: Chances are some prior owner installed a remote start system and it's gone awry. I have never heard ...
P38 abs/parking brake/tc lights no brakes4/5/2012
  Q: well today in the morning after putting the car in reverse(96 RR 4.0se)the brake pedal went almost ...
  A: If you look on top of the driver wheel arch (under the hood) you will see a black ball. That is the ...
06' LR3 front wiper motor4/1/2012
  Q: The front wipers quit. Pump still works. The 30 Amp fuse is still good. Is there a manual that shows ...
  A: The wiper motor replacement is described step by step on the factory service website, which is here. ...
transmission chudder3/28/2012
  Q: Hey John how are you doing? My 2003 range rover hse has 175 k on the odometer. Lately i been ...
  A: My guess is, the transmission is near the end of it useful life. Any diagnostics of that system ...
Air Springs3/23/2012
  Q: I would like firstly, to thank you for any advice you may be able to give me. I have a 1999 Disco ...
  A: Yes, you can order a conversion kit from www.roverparts.com and install it with common hand tools. ...
2000 discoverycargo door wont open3/18/2012
  Q: the inside cable is off cant see in there to understand latch any info or photo appreciated
  A: Pry the Land Rover logo out of the outside handle. Spray the exposed handle with penetrating oil ...
Disco 2001 Head Gasket Repair3/17/2012
  Q: We recently had a blown head gasket on our 2001 Discovery. The repair shop recommended we replace ...
  A: Unfortunately, this situation is all too common. The head gasket may have been a misdiagnosis, or ...
my 1995 range rover 4.0 se3/13/2012
  Q: hey my 95 range rover 4.0 se wont start it was driving fine and then it lost power n died and now ...
  A: If it says gear box fault and will not crank that suggests the neutral safety circuit has a problem. ...
'98 Disco startup3/12/2012
  Q: Hey John, I had been discussing the whole keyless/immobilization thing, but I'd like to move on now ...
  A: Hook a fuel pressure gauge in line and watch what happens when it fails to start. I'll bet you see ...
Keyless entry on '98 Disco?3/8/2012
  Q: John, Hey, thanks again for your time. Working on the '99 tonight, I am now finding that the ...
  A: First of all, the part number you gave me is a wire harness in the dash. On the face of it I don't ...
air suspension3/8/2012
  Q: Hallo, I've just purchased 2010 Range Rover sport, as u know it has several suspension levels, from ...
  A: No, the car lifts from the low access setting as soon as it reached 15mph. Driving on the low ...
Keyless entry on '98 Disco?3/7/2012
  Q: John, Ok, first before I begin, let me refer to two Land rover Dicoverys, I series. The '99 will be ...
  A: The remotes send signals to the engine control units to authorize or inhibit starting. Whenever you ...
2002 land rover discovery heating problem3/1/2012
  Q: 2002 land rover come in with heating problem i changed thermostat refilled blead system drove truck ...
  A: If you go to my blog, http://robisonservice.blogspot.com and look through the archive you will find ...
2007 Discovery 3TDV6 loss of power2/14/2012
  Q: My 2007 Landrover Discovery has done 40000 miles.I can cruise all day at 70mph approx 2000revs and ...
  A: It's probably not something as simple as "changing a turbo." My guess is there is something going ...
multiple codes on 99 disco ll2/10/2012
  Q: I just acquired my friends 99 disco ll 177k on it he was not very car knowledgeable and let things ...
  A: I would clear the codes, and see how it drives. If it runs well, drive it to Colorado as it is. ...
Freelander Starter2/2/2012
  Q: MY 2003 Freelander has what seems to be a dead spot in the starter. Sometimes it turns right over, ...
  A: It's pretty difficult to get at the starter on that car. That said, no special tools or equipment ...
2002 Land rover2/2/2012
  Q: I have a 2002 land rover discover II, I stopped for gas last night turned it off, pumped gas, and ...
  A: You need the Land Rover wiring book to test those circuits. I think you can download what you need ...
lr3 crash1/25/2012
  Q: On the last snow storm on 1/21/2012, I was driving my land rover lr3 2007. The vehicle slid sidewise ...
  A: Clearly something in the rear suspension is bent; We'd have to dismantle and measure the pieces to ...
98 land rover power steering leak1/22/2012
  Q: i bought this vehicle for 1500 dollars with the leak,took it home and replaced the hoses and power ...
  A: The only components in the power steering system are the pump, the hoses, the reservoir, and the ...
Ticking noise in engine1/16/2012
  Q: Good day John, I have a 2000 Disco 2 v8. Once started and the engine has warmed up a light ticking ...
  A: Assuming the oil is at the correct level, and the oil pressure earning light is not on, I would ...
Discovery II Windscreen wipers1/12/2012
  Q: John: First of all, let me thank you once again for running/powering this excellent site. But, ...
  A: Many high end vehicles use special wiper blades. The Discovery II is one such truck. I don't know ...
Radiator replacement1/4/2012
  Q: John, Love the site. Thank you for running it and keeping a free flow of great information for us ...
  A: At 100,000 miles or ten years of age, any radiator could fail. Land Rover is no exception. The ...
Land Rover Discovery 2003 engine ticking12/31/2011
  Q: What is causing the loud ticking sound? No sound when its cold, warms up and begins making noise. It ...
  A: "He's stumped; I'm broke." That says it all. Sell the car now, while it's running. The symptoms ...
2006 Range Rover rear wipers12/28/2011
  Q: I have 2006 RR and my rear wipers are not working. I hear the motor clicking but no movement. Is ...
  A: You say wiper(s) but the Sport only has one wiper in back. Are you having a front wiper problem ...
landrover freelander 199912/24/2011
  Q: when i start my landrover it is fine and when reving whilst in neutral it is fine . W hen i move i ...
  A: The first step is to look carefully in that area. Is there evidence of scuffing or rubbing? If ...
96 LR Discovery12/17/2011
  Q: I have a subwoofer in 96 LR V8 Petrol....wire got cut by chair so i replaced the wire to fix ...
  A: I think the subwoofer wiring probably has nothing to do with the failure to start. Rather that ...
engine noise12/16/2011
  Q: I have a 2002 Disc with 105000 miles. A loud ticking noise has started coming out of the top of the ...
  A: A loud rap can come from several things: 1 - If the engine loses oil pressure the valve train will ...
2003range rover she12/10/2011
  Q: We thought vehicle ran out of gas so filled tank and took off for about 50 feet. Car stalled and ...
  A: You need to start with the basics. Does it have fuel, and does it have spark? On a truck of that ...
Overheating12/8/2011
  Q: I bought a 1992 Classic last winter with 98,000 miles on it. Overheated in the spring when I turned ...
  A: Unfortunately, the only way to find out if the block is damaged will be to do the heads. I have ...
heated windshield12/7/2011
  Q: only right side windshield heater working on disco,are they fused per side and a idea were this fuse ...
  A: If one side is out there is probably corrosion in the glass, or in the joint at the base where the ...
flashing odometer12/6/2011
  Q: My 2003 Discovery SE went a litte crazy one day & shut down most of the electronics and governed the ...
  A: Unfortunately, the body control unit has concluded that someone has tampered with the odometer and ...
Range Rover Alarm12/2/2011
  Q: I just recently purchased a 2000 Range Rover and the key fob is broken. One day when I went to get ...
  A: I think the alarm switches in the driver door latch have failed. I suggest you replace the driver ...
engine light11/30/2011
  Q: i have a 1999 land rover my engine light when on when we put the machine it gave me 2 codes 1 of ...
  A: You don't need a dealer to fix this problem but you do need a shop with Land Rover experience. I ...
Engine issue11/30/2011
  Q: We have a 99 Disco 1, 160k, run great except on highway trips. after driving for and hour or two, ...
  A: It sounds like the oil pump is failing, and it's important to attend to that because its failure ...
Loud rapid clicking, Car won't turn over.11/25/2011
  Q: My husbabnd recently rinsed out our engine on my 97 Discovery. Afterwards, he tried to move it, and ...
  A: The engine control unit, fuse box, and fuel pump relay are all in that general area, on the wheel ...
loud vibration when in drive11/14/2011
  Q: My son has a 2002 LR Discovery Series II. Just recently, the truck is making a horrible sound and ...
  A: First of all, I'm sorry to be slow answering. Noises under that vehicle could be from several ...
Running rich11/13/2011
  Q: Have 1995 discovery 3.9 eng runs rich, black smoke, black plugs, diagnose display always reads 03 ...
  A: At this point I think you should get hold of the factory workshop manual and go through the step by ...
2004 Land Rover Discovery engine problem11/4/2011
  Q: In Aug. 2011 I took in my 2004 Land Rover Discovery SE7 with 126,000 miles for an oil change; I also ...
  A: My guess is that the crankcase ventilation system is plugged. If the truck builds pressure and ...
range rover11/3/2011
  Q: i have a 03 range rover hse and when i drive it it starts to shake or stutter my gas mileage have ...
  A: If you changed the coils, and changed the plugs, and still have misfires it is time to use a more ...
lost of power11/2/2011
  Q: i have a 2000 land rover disco2 160k, there is no power upon acceleration. The car starts to ...
  A: It could be starving for fuel as a result of a failing or clogging pump. I'd check fuel pressure ...
Landrover Discovery 2 transmission leak11/1/2011
  Q: I had my 2001 Land Rover Discovery 2 transmission serviced. Shortly after changing oil and filter, ...
  A: Leakage from the top, and leakage after you had a service done, suggests they may have filled it ...
2001 Discovery II won't start ** I have added video....10/12/2011
  Q: John, Before you answer my question I submitted yesterday (I hope you are not bombarded with ...
  A: I looked at your video. From listening to your narration, I think the best advice would be for you ...
2002 Landrover Discovery 210/11/2011
  Q: Sometimes after starting it will not let you shift out of park,I have pressed the brake pedal ...
  A: The problem you describe its usually caused by a failing brake lamp switch. Sometimes it results ...
landrover discovery 200410/4/2011
  Q: i have a 04 landrover and ive recently been having a serious issue with . when im driving my truck ...
  A: The first thing I would do is swap the crank sensor. If that does not resolve the problem you ...
Defender 110. Diesel, 2010 model10/4/2011
  Q: When night temperature in winter fall to -2 to -5 degrees C car start in morning and travel 50 ...
  A: On a late model car the most common reason for failure to start when cold is indeed fuel ...
My door latch9/25/2011
  Q: I have a 1998 Range Rover 4.6 hse and when i took it to the dealership to get it diagnosed, they ...
  A: The air suspension will not level the vehicle when it thinks a door is open. Put a latch in it, and ...
Starter for 96 Land Rover Discovery9/25/2011
  Q: I have a 96 Land Rover Discovery which I just purchased as a project. There are multiple problems ...
  A: If the truck has been sitting a while with a dead battery there is a good chance the alarm has been ...
96 Discovery9/20/2011
  Q: I have a lot of vibration and it seems to be from the rear. I did notice it starting awhile back and ...
  A: The most likely cause of a sudden vibration in the rear is a failing belt in a tire. I suggest you ...
2006 air suspension compressor9/16/2011
  Q: I have been having suspension faults issues, replaced the battery as per my local Land Rover dealer ...
  A: Compressors are a common failure. When we change them at Robison Service we use the factory test ...
93 lwb9/13/2011
  Q: I have been slowly checking off the list of gremlins from my nice no rust 93 lwb I shipped in from ...
  A: You are describing the symptoms of mild overheating of a worn engine. That's what it sounds like to ...
land rover miss fire and oil coolant leak9/12/2011
  Q: I have a disco 2 2002. i have an gear box oil coolant leak from the bottom (drivers side) ...
  A: The leak may be in the radiator or the line. You have to look and see. If it's in the line, you ...
Becm 1998 4.6 HSe Range rover9/12/2011
  Q: someone at a repair shop super locked my vehicle and there isn't a remote. now my vehicle is ...
  A: When an older Rover is super locked we usually take off the rear door, and reach in the opening and ...
hdc9/11/2011
  Q: hi my 53 plat range rover will not start and it come up hdc inactivecan you help thanks chris
  A: the HDC inactive message does not provide any insight into why your truck does not start. Does it ...
Cruise control on 96 Disco I8/31/2011
  Q: Sir, Cruise does not work. Vacuum lines replaced,Brake switch,transducer and actuator are good, ...
  A: You have done all the common things. 99% of cruise problems are indeed the vacuum lines or the ...
'96 Discover vibration when under load8/31/2011
  Q: I have a '96 discovery with 133k miles on it and automatic transmission. In the last few days it ...
  A: I think you need to do some more tests to find the source of the noise. Is it loud when you race ...
Discover window problem8/29/2011
  Q: I need help, desperately. I have just replaced a broken window regulator on the drivers window of my ...
  A: I don't have a specific answer except to say there is either something broken or loose in the track, ...
SRS light8/24/2011
  Q: I own a 2001 Discovery II with 130,000 miles on it. In November, my Alternator failed (it was the ...
  A: If the SRS light is on, there is some fault stored. They will not "find nothing." Now, the fault ...
Heating problem 96 Discovery8/23/2011
  Q: Question Please. I have replaced the radiator, viscious fan motor, thermostat, radiator hoses. The ...
  A: There is a good article on Land Rover overheating on my Robison Service website. I am sorry to say, ...
dash lights8/22/2011
  Q: I have a 2003 freelander. Last year I was run off the road and hit a tree,now sometimes when i park ...
  A: If the problem occurred as a result of the accident, the repair should be covered by the same ...
Clicking noise when braking8/21/2011
  Q: 0 diesel HSE and for the past 6 weeks now when I brake I get a very loud clicking noise which sounds ...
  A: If the noise appeared just after doing all the front end and brake work you cited, it is may well be ...
Check Engine Light on- Car Dies8/17/2011
  Q: So I have a 98 LR Disco. I bought it in June and about 2 days after buying it the CE light came on. ...
  A: First of all, there is no fault code for " read as a MAF vacuum seal leak" That is someone's ...
purchase or not to purchase8/16/2011
  Q: I am looking at a 2005 Land Rover LR3 V8. I have always owned Mercedes Benz so these are new to ...
  A: A tick in the engine is a red flag to me. The statement that "ticks are common" is another. Ticks ...
A/C8/13/2011
  Q: I recently replaced the fuel pump and relay and basically lightly air-cleaned a few of the plugs ...
  A: If the truck were here at Robison Service, andy the fuses and relays were good, we would swap out ...
brakes locked up8/12/2011
  Q: I have a 1998 Land Rover witch i love greatly.50th Discovery.V8i . I have replaced the master cyl. ...
  A: It's possible that there is a workmanship problem with the work you had done. That's the first ...
Repeating Oxygen Sensor Error Code8/11/2011
  Q: My long at home mechanic replaced Bank 1 & 2 Oxygen Sensors (Sounded like 4 were replaced). The ...
  A: Many people assume an o2 sensor code means you change the o2 sensors. If only auto diagnostics were ...
land rover 20048/11/2011
  Q: i just had a change oil to my land rover 2days ago,and all of the sudden the check engine light came ...
  A: Each one of those has a diagnostic process associated with it in the workshop manual. There is ...
LR HSE 2005 suspension issues?8/10/2011
  Q: I just purchased a 2005 LR HSE with 89k miles on it. It was driving fine until two days ago. I had ...
  A: It's possible that your struts were old and when the car was lifted for service, one failed. If so, ...
Hard to start8/8/2011
  Q: I have a 2007 Range Rover HSE with only 30k miles. For the past few weeks I have had trouble ...
  A: That answer does not make sense. If the crank sensor does not signal cranking, the fuel pump will ...
wont go into gear... any!7/31/2011
  Q: ok thanks to start...changed from hi to lo and now truck wont move went under and the cable to tle ...
  A: You can remove the electric shift motor from the back of the transfer case and wind it manually into ...
purchase of 2000 land rover discovery7/30/2011
  Q: I have fallen in love with a 2000 Land Rover Discovery Series 2. It seems in good condition, leather ...
  A: A 2000 Discovery at a used car lot with 140k miles should be about half that asking price. It didn't ...
Disco 1 hard to start when warm7/29/2011
  Q: 1996 Disco I, 187,000 miles, GEMs 4.0 Driven occasionally – used to be a daily driver when gas was ...
  A: Fuel or engine temp sensors could keep your truck from starting, as could a cam or crank sensor. In ...
Low oil pressure AFTER head gasket replacement7/26/2011
  Q: My 150,000 mile 2000 Discovery II started leaking antifreeze @ the head gasket, passenger side ...
  A: It certainly sounds like the engine sustained some damage when it was run low on coolant. I would ...
2004 LR Disco7/25/2011
  Q: Have been getting repeated evap codes. Usually, putting silicone lube on gas cap solved the ...
  A: A smoke test would probably be a good idea. Another idea would be to test the purge valve per the ...
Vehicle wont start7/24/2011
  Q: Good Day Mr E Robison We have a Landrover Discovery Series 1 V8i manual and ran out of fuel while ...
  A: There is no special procedure to restart a petrol Land Rover after it runs out of fuel. The fuel ...
2000 BMW 740iL 123K manf. 5/997/20/2011
  Q: Good Day John! Your credentials are impressive and I hope you may be able to help me with some ...
  A: The most common cause of that in the 740 engine is crank or cam sensor failure. There is really no ...
LR D2 window problem7/17/2011
  Q: I own a Disco 2004 SE with 120km. My driver's window stopped working (stuck up) a few months ago. ...
  A: I can't tell if the BCU is bad from your description. The BCU grounds one wire and powers the other ...
rangerover l322 td6 'transfer box neutral'7/12/2011
  Q: i have a 2003 rangerover it was driving fine until i engaged the low range .. i tried to flick it ...
  A: The transfer case is shifted electrically. It's possible the box is mechanically stuck, or the ...
RR won't start!7/11/2011
  Q: I have a 2006 Range Rover sport. Driving without any problems, stopped for gas and when I went to ...
  A: I don't know if Sams Club has the correct battery, nor do I know if they have people with the proper ...
air suspension7/10/2011
  Q: Clock is showing a problem air suspension inactive and hdc inactive. the orange warning light is on ...
  A: The lights indicate a problem in the air suspension, which may be causing a hill decent problem too, ...
Discovery 2 "drone" and oil pressure7/9/2011
  Q: (I'm an American who moved to the UK). My 200 Discovery 2 with 130,000 miles has the TD5 diesel ...
  A: On the first issue . . . do you have a roof rack or anything else out there in the wind? Roof racks ...
AC BLOWER FAN PROBLEM7/6/2011
  Q: I have a 04 Discover (front AC only)and the AC blower stopped running or so I thought. I took it to ...
  A: That car uses BMW 740IL climate control, and in those cars the problem you have would point to the ...
2003 Range Rover Suspension problem7/5/2011
  Q: I have a 2003 Range Rover. A few days ago, the left front (drivers side) suspension dropped to its ...
  A: My guess is the left front strut is failing. What happens is that the car tries to level, and if it ...
landrover disco 2 v87/3/2011
  Q: Engine has recently developed a missfire.changed plugs,leads and coilpacks. Any suggestion
  A: When those engines skip and the ignition is all new, I am sorry to tell you the next most common ...
1999disco td56/28/2011
  Q: i have discovered oil in my expansion tank she burst a top hose weeks ago and recently a bottom hose ...
  A: Some Land Rover models route the engine oil cooler pipes through the radiator. Check that to see if ...
help and info for 1996 land rover discovery6/28/2011
  Q: 500 miles for $1,500. this is what the owner said about the vehicle. Engine won't fire. Security ...
  A: It's true that a replacement engine control unit needs to be synchronized with the security control ...
transmission6/27/2011
  Q: When i was driving my land rover it went into third gear and would not shift out. Every now and then ...
  A: Your Rover has an electronically controlled transmission. I am sorry to say, when I have seen that ...
Crankshaft bearing sizes6/25/2011
  Q: I am very new to automotive repairs and hope you can enlighten me with some information. The first ...
  A: The Land Rover workshop manual gives the correct diameter of the crank journals when new. A set of ...
Air suspension6/25/2011
  Q: I have a leak in the manual air suspension valve of my 2000 range rover and cannot find the part. It ...
  A: Air suspension failures are really the bane of these older Rovers. I suggest you convert the truck ...
ECM/ECU6/24/2011
  Q: I have a 2004 LR Freelander with 20,000 miles. I was driving and the engine shut down and the dash ...
  A: To the best of my knowledge, a US market 2004 Freelander is going to need a new engine control unit, ...
motor management computer Disco II6/23/2011
  Q: Mr Robinson, I own a Disco II (Gant, juli 2004, automatic, Diesel TD5). I've had many problems with ...
  A: You should be able to take the case off the computer and see if oil got inside. If it did, the unit ...
timing problem6/23/2011
  Q: I have a 96 Discovery. The truck was running great and then one morning I could not get it to turn ...
  A: There are two questions: 1) When the truck originally stopped running, was the problem plugs and ...
1994 Range Rover stalls6/22/2011
  Q: 1994 Range Rover start fine bot after being drven 15 to 20 miles it stalls. After sitting for 10 ...
  A: The printed factory workshop manual for the early Range Rover has a step by step troubleshooting ...
2003 Range Rover HSE Climate Control6/20/2011
  Q: I purchased my RR in December 2010. Within the first month an annoying squeak started; it seemed to ...
  A: Any of the temperature sensors could cause that problem, the sun sensor being one of them. You have ...
2000 LR Disc II Battery Replaced/Won't Turn Over6/17/2011
  Q: I have a 2000 Land Rover DII, the battery died completely 1 week after it had run out of gas on the ...
  A: You could pull a spark plug wire and check for spark when cranking. If you have spark, you do not ...
STARTING6/13/2011
  Q: I have a 1996 Disco 1. Car been starting normally all day today but all of a sudden engine won't ...
  A: In the USA, if the immobilizer locked the car you would need the specialized LR test systems, like ...
Panel lights6/13/2011
  Q: I have a Disco 2 automatic and this morning two green lights on the dashboard marked M - S I noticed ...
  A: The flashing lamps signal a problem with the vehicle's electronic transmission control. If the ...
Engine Discovery 3.9L unstable6/12/2011
  Q: I have disco 1996 3.9L. Engine unstable, if you look RPM will going up and down.and if I enter ...
  A: I'd check the fuel pressure. It should be holding about 40psi. Next I would check the coolant temp ...
P13166/12/2011
  Q: last night my 96 RR 4.0 se started to feel like it wasn't getting fuel then the check engine light ...
  A: The code alone does not tell you what's wrong. As you already read online, the problem could be ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery Oil Pump Rebuild6/7/2011
  Q: Bought used 2003 Land Rover Discover 2 with 154,000 miles on it. Changed the oil and a week later ...
  A: With what you did, there seem to be two possibilities. One, the front cover has too much wear and ...
Engine Trouble - Series 2 Landrover?6/4/2011
  Q: 000km in good condition. During a routine service and check into a sloshing noise when driving I ...
  A: Time will reveal which answer is correct. If indeed you are getting combustion gases in the ...
Instrument Warning Lights6/4/2011
  Q: I have a Range ROVER 2001 MODEL 4.0S Last week I took my car into have a service as the SRS light ...
  A: It sounds like the garage found and fixed a bad connection in the SRS (safety airbag) system. I ...
landrover tranny6/3/2011
  Q: i was driving my 1998 discovery, i did a u turn at a slow speed and half way into my turn my truck ...
  A: You may have broken an axle, u joint, or driveshaft. Jack up each wheel in turn and see if any spin ...
"Features' 1999 LR Disco II6/1/2011
  Q: I have a few 'features' that I am having issues with on my 1999 Disco Series II. My first one is ...
  A: For the wipers, you almost certainly need a new wiper motor, switch, or both. When the motors go ...
condensore5/31/2011
  Q: I have been quoted for a new condensore $3000.00 dollars is that right? I live in Tortola British ...
  A: It's hard to advise you about prices because i do not know the scope of the job being proposed, or ...
abs light and t/c light5/30/2011
  Q: I recently replaced front pads and rotors now I have the abs and t/c light stay on I coded it and ...
  A: The only brake lamp switch the car has is above the brake pedal. If you used an aftermarket scan ...
landrover D2 TD5 - Automatic has lost power5/27/2011
  Q: Am in Kenya and imported a 2004 LR D2 TD5 from UK. worked fine for about 5 months but suddenly ...
  A: Given what you have checked, my next suggestions would be to make sure the intake is pressure-tight, ...
93 range rover classic fuel pump electrical5/24/2011
  Q: I have a 93 RR classic. The fuel pump stopped working. I replaced with an old working pump and ...
  A: The 6v reading indicates a problem in the wiring to the pump. You should have a solid 12v signal ...
'97 Land Rover Disco SD "Shifter"5/24/2011
  Q: I'm seriously considering buying a used Land Rover Disco SD. The guy claimed to have replaced the ...
  A: The shifter is a bit of a project to install because you have to remove the center console for ...
knocking when cold5/21/2011
  Q: Giday John I own a 1998 p38 in very good order i also have own diagnostics for the car [rovacom] ...
  A: If it knocks for a minute you could have something a little loose in the motor, perhaps a worn or ...
Range Rover 98 AC5/21/2011
  Q: The AC does not work.. the book icon is on and the ! is there.. under the hood the right side ...
  A: On a hot day the high pressure tube should be too hot to touch and the low tube should be cold. ...
noisey valve3/20/2011
  Q: Gday John I have a 1996 camel trophy disco turbo diesel,I recently stripped, not snapped the timing ...
  A: Well, you are talking about doing a valve job, at the least. Sometimes when that happens you damage ...
brake switch3/16/2011
  Q: i have a 98, land rover discovery. the engine turns on, the transmission sounds good, the brake ...
  A: Your first step should probably be to fit a new stop switch because there are two sets of contacts ...
2001 Disco2 SLS Sudden Drop3/15/2011
  Q: my 2001 Disco 2 had a leaky air spring, which I replaced and have enjoyed several months of driving ...
  A: If the system is deflated the only way to test it will be to use a T4 or Autologic tester. I can't ...
1999 Dicovery I - brakes issue3/10/2011
  Q: John, From time to time, most often noted when steering, and usually at low speed, such as backing ...
  A: What you are describing sounds like occasional activation of the antilock system. You can check to ...
noise from left front wheel3/5/2011
  Q: i have a 96 rr 4.0 and after a week of rain my junkmobile started to make a noise at the front left ...
  A: Sometimes you just have to change a hub to be sure. At Robison Service, we see a lot of them and ...
Wheel bearing and/or hub replacement?3/4/2011
  Q: My wife and I enjoy daily usage of our beloved 1995 RRC SWB. Recently, we had the tires replaced and ...
  A: The front hub has wheel bearings, and it also has swivel bearings. Some or both might need service. ...
p38 won't crank3/3/2011
  Q: I have a 2002 p38 it's been sitting for a few weeks. I forgot to tell you that the keyfob & the car ...
  A: Put the key in the drive door, turn to unlock while pushing unlock on the remote. Do the same ...
94 LR Discovery shut off while running.3/2/2011
  Q: My wife was driving the other day and it cut off on her and wouldn't restart. This has happened a ...
  A: Your most likely problem is an ignition cut out, either from a failing pickup or a failing ...
interiol fused box3/2/2011
  Q: my wiper, heated seat, heater blower & radio stop working, i check the fuse box(inside) all fuse are ...
  A: The fuse box itself may have failed. If your statement is correct, then you have a break in the ...
Landrover 2005 V83/1/2011
  Q: hope you can help. my 2005 Landrover V8 Petrol is a bit sick. When she started there was a real ...
  A: If this is a 2005 vehicle, I'd say the timing chain probably slipped. I'd look really close for ...
Discovery Series I code issues2/28/2011
  Q: John, First, thanks for answering questions here. This is a great resource. I added to Seafoam to ...
  A: If you saw leakage at the joint from the header to the catalyst, you should of course fix it. The ...
2006 RR HSE lowered suspension2/27/2011
  Q: Today while driving I noticed the vehicle lower and raise on it's own at stop signs. When I got home ...
  A: If the compressor is overheated that means there is a leak. The leak may have worn out the ...
electronics. ECU?2/25/2011
  Q: i have a 200 landrover discovery. the service engine light throws codes no input voltage from maf? ...
  A: No voltage from the MAF would suggest a wiring fault to me. What I would do is look at the live ...
how to change auixilary drive belt2/25/2011
  Q: need to fit new drive belt on my td4. manuel does not give diagram. could you tell me how or of a ...
  A: I'm sorry but we don't have that engine configuration in my country, That said, I know you can get ...
FUEL/GAS smell inside the cabin2/22/2011
  Q: LR3 2009 (V8 HSE, petrol) driving on a highway (100 KM per hour) with AC on (w/ or w/out the air ...
  A: If the smell is raw (unburnt) gas, you should look at the fuel filler neck and the fuel tank vent ...
Replace Brake Pads2/21/2011
  Q: John, Glad you are here to answer questions... We have a 1998 Discovery that appears to need new ...
  A: If you drove the vehicle until the pads wore out, and you have metal on metal grinding, then yes the ...
Discovery Series I code issues2/19/2011
  Q: John, I do not expect you to recall, but I had asked recently about getting an O2 sensor rich (1158) ...
  A: Situations like this are what the live data screen on the factory T4 test system are for. The T4 ...
discovery td5 year 20002/17/2011
  Q: 2 weeks ago my battery went flat, some one helped me to start it with another car, that was perfect, ...
  A: If indeed the vehicle needs an aBS control unit, you should be able to purchase a used one and ...
right fron noise2/15/2011
  Q: I have a noise coming from the right front wheel area when I hit the brakes lightly at around 30-40 ...
  A: The air suspension does not have anything to make noise. The anti lock brakes are silent unless ...
td5 vibration2/12/2011
  Q: ANSWER: That wheel may have a broken axle - check carefully. If one wheel is different from the ...
  A: You said you ran it on a lift but could not pin down the vibration. There is no other technique to ...
Head Gasket2/9/2011
  Q: Recently purchase a 2000 Disco II 103000 miles. Started hearing a tapping sound from the top of the ...
  A: Yes, that's right. You are looking at a head gasket or possibly more, as you said. The more might ...
2000 range rover 4.6 SHE2/8/2011
  Q: I have a 2000 range rover that shakes when the vehicle goes over 35 mph. Not just the normal tire ...
  A: If it says "Slow 35 MPH" that probably means the air suspension has failed, and you are riding what ...
land rover transmission2/4/2011
  Q: I have a 1999 land rover , I love my rover, I can usually figure out most issues with it but I have ...
  A: Both those symptoms could point to a partly clogged filter screen, and dirty fluid. That's the ...
red zone in temperature gauge2/3/2011
  Q: i own a 2001 landrover discovery with about 176,000 miles. i just got off the freeway & i was ...
  A: I am sorry to tell you the engine is probably cooked. Land Rover aluminum V8 engines do not ...
1997 Land rover discovery Chargeing issues1/31/2011
  Q: Hey john, I read and answer you gave someone about his land rover tach not working the right way. ...
  A: The voltage readings you supply tell me the alternator is not delivering enough output under load. ...
tranny problems1/30/2011
  Q: i got a 98 land rover D1 4.0 usa model and i was playing on the mud, i had the diferential lock and ...
  A: Usually when you hear a pop and grind when off roading you broke an axle shaft or a front cv joint. ...
2000 diso 2 (rear susp comp?)1/30/2011
  Q: I have a 2000 lr disco2 and everytime i shut the truck off the compressor for the sls stays on.even ...
  A: It sounds like you have a leak, so the compressor is making up air loss. If that goes on too long, ...
discovery vibration1/29/2011
  Q: help 2000 td5 i have a vibration coming through the body of vehicle this happens at 65 and clears at ...
  A: You took the first, easy, step. Now it gets harder. First I would look really carefully to see if ...
'99 Discovery Series I1/27/2011
  Q: John, You previously suggested replacing main bearing caps and rod bearings to correct the low oil ...
  A: There are no galleries in the caps, and yes, you can replace just one half but actually when you ...
1.8l 1998 freelander1/26/2011
  Q: Good day. I have a 1.8L freelander 1998 and a 2.0L Td 1999. I ahve never had so many problems with ...
  A: I'm sorry to say that engine is really junk, and I do not know of a replacement option. Here in the ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery transmission acting up.1/25/2011
  Q: Hey guys, I've got a seemingly very strange problem with my transmission. I've called around to ...
  A: There is probably fine debris clogging the valve body, causing it to jam. If so, you'll need a new ...
Land Rover Discovery - 20031/24/2011
  Q: Battery has be going dead a few times in our Land Rover Discover - 2003. Found out that after we ...
  A: There is a body control module that may be keeping things alive. You need to look at whether the ...
No start1/20/2011
  Q: my 2001 LR SE...has had a problem with the alarm..it has gone into a engine immobilizer mode..was ...
  A: There is no home help for that. The immobilizer function is between the body computer and the ...
I have a stubborn mis fire problem1/18/2011
  Q: This problem only happens after I leave the truck running for a min or two. Once I turn the engine ...
  A: I think the next step is to swap the coil packs. What I would do is swap coils 5 and 6 for 1 and 2 ...
'99 Discovery Series I1/16/2011
  Q: John, On January 5th, I had a rocker shaft break in my Gems engine with 185,600 miles. This only ...
  A: The question is . . . Is this coincidence, or did you cause the problem? I'd look very carefully at ...
Help documenting bad repair12/9/2010
  Q: 2001 Discovery had head gasket replaced in 2004 due to overheating. This year had oil leak at one ...
  A: This is a legal question, not a question for me. You have articulated a theory of failure. You ...
2005 Range Rover HSE12/8/2010
  Q: I just put a deposit on a 05 LR RR HSE. The sales manager was kewl and let me test drive it b4 they ...
  A: The front struts should take half a day or less to change. But there are other problems that could ...
buying a land rover12/6/2010
  Q: Is there any major problems with these cars that i should look out for.Thanks
  A: You are looking at a 17-year-old vehicle. That's old enough that the care the truck has received ...
2006 Rover sport12/4/2010
  Q: I trying to diagnose a L/S suspension dropping issue. I sprayed both bags on the L/S out of the ...
  A: Usually the problem is in one of the areas you have tested. So did you fail to find the leak, or is ...
Disco 2 (2000) Electrical/ Alt issues12/3/2010
  Q: So with a relatively new battery (3 months) suddenly drained out I decided to replace it and figured ...
  A: It sounds like something is remaining on and draining the battery. You can hook an ammeter in ...
BECM12/2/2010
  Q: I am having some minor/major issues likely related to my BECM on my 1999 Range Rover 4.6 HSE. ...
  A: You need a shop with Autologic or T4 equipment to program the BECM and sync it to the engine ...
Battery Drain11/27/2010
  Q: Im really confused.. Ive replaced my Land Rovers battery twice now and for some odd reason, the ...
  A: The battery is getting drained because something that should go off, is staying on. Finding drains ...
brakes get stuck11/23/2010
  Q: My kid put some power steering fluid in the master cylinder. I drove it for some time. I change the ...
  A: If you filled the brake reservoir with power steering oil you will end up having to replace every ...
00 DII cranks, but no start11/22/2010
  Q: My DII cranks but we're not getting any spark. We have fuel and the pump is working. We've changed ...
  A: I think it's time to find a shop with an Autologic or T4 system and look at the engine computer's ...
EAS problems11/22/2010
  Q: recently my battery had died and I had to reset my windows and sunroof etc. over the past week I ...
  A: Anytime the air suspension fails on a ten year old Range Rover I suggest conversion to coil springs. ...
1995 Disco Front Windows Not Working11/19/2010
  Q: John, I'm an ASE Master Tech, out of auto repair for a while, daughter got 95 Disco from aunt, check ...
  A: You can go to Land Rover's factory service site, buy a day's access, and download the wiring diagram ...
ABS light11/18/2010
  Q: I recently worked the swivel pin preload on my 1998 Disco. Brakes seem to be working fine, but I ...
  A: The reluctor ring on the axle and the abs sensor itself need to be clean and grease free. Other ...
transfer over heat,see handbook/manuel11/16/2010
  Q: My range rover 4.0 makes a continous beep sound,and writes on the dashboard (transfer overheat,see ...
  A: If this happens when the vehicle is cold then the transfer box temp switch has failed. That's the ...
clicking behind dashboard/glove box11/15/2010
  Q: I have a 2003 Discovery. At times when I stop (0 MPH) or turn the AC/heat off, a clicking sound ...
  A: My guess is that you have some ind of noise from the servos but I'd suggest you show the vehicle to ...
Land Rover Discovery 1 V8 199511/12/2010
  Q: I needed to replace the thermostat,i removed the distributor and alternator to gain access.I marked ...
  A: What I would do is take off the distributor cap and turn the engine slowly clockwise till the rotor ...
98 range rover 4.6HSE11/10/2010
  Q: our heat is not blowing through the heating vents.The book with the exclamation mark is on the ...
  A: The most common cause of problems like yours is failure of the servo motors. There is a set of ...
range rover headlights11/3/2010
  Q: we have a 2002 range rover just failed its mot for main beam staying on. I've replaced the dip ...
  A: The BECM is under the passenger seat. You can test inputs to it (like the headlamp switch) with a ...
Range Rover HSE 200110/27/2010
  Q: The gear selector on my 2001 Range Rover HSE is stuck in reverse, The key will not release from yhe ...
  A: I can't tell from here if the shifter itself broke, or the cable. We see both. Breakage of the ...
Air Suspension Question 2006 range rover10/25/2010
  Q: Hey John, Thanks for taking time to respond to my question. I currently own a 2006 range rover hse ...
  A: Air suspension parts start to wear out at that mileage, so you should expect to replace more stuff. ...
john robison10/23/2010
  Q: hi guys i have a disco serieses 2 2000 tdi after about 200 klm after a fuel refill i developed a ...
  A: The order of injectors should not matter. I don't know what's wrong but the first thing I would try ...
Rear Sunroof will not open10/21/2010
  Q: My 98 Disco's rear sunroof will not open from the front or back control. It does not make any noise ...
  A: You can take down the cover of the roof, and see if there's power to the motor. That will tell you ...
Land Rover won't start sometimes10/20/2010
  Q: My 2000 Land Rover Discovery II will not start sometimes. I go to turn the key on the ignition and ...
  A: You say the problem changes when you remove and refit the cable. Is the trouble in the cable ...
Land Rover Discovery 95 3l10/15/2010
  Q: Need spark plug order for distributor cap, using bracket locations as indicators please.
  A: Firing Order Firing order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 Counting clockwise round the distributor cap with 1 at ...
2003 Freelander10/15/2010
  Q: My factory stereo is completely dead and the dealership wants $150 to just look at it. Could this ...
  A: You can certainly check the fuses. Most of the time, when the radio goes out in a Freelander, the ...
Landrover Discovery2 td510/14/2010
  Q: My landrover has diesel in the coolant, very messy and yucky! Still performing okay, but when you ...
  A: A cracked head would not put diesel into the coolant. Look at the injection pump - that is a more ...
lighting problems10/13/2010
  Q: I own a 1998 Landrover Discovery II. It has 117,000+ miles. right side park light stays on when the ...
  A: The lighting circuit in your truck is pretty simple. The lights receive power from the combination ...
temperature gauge fluctuating10/11/2010
  Q: I have a 1997 Land Rover Discovery. I recently replaced the thermostat with a new one. Now the ...
  A: It certainly sounds like you have air trapped in the system. If so, you can probably work it out by ...
Repairs10/8/2010
  Q: When I drive over a speed bump I am experiencing a loud clicking sound from the rear of the vehicle ...
  A: Leaning to one side (assuming it is a slight lean, not a collapse of the suspension on the right) is ...
RR L322 2003 Air Suspension10/5/2010
  Q: I have a L322 2003 with an 'inactive air suspension' fault for 2 weeks. Today it has come up with ...
  A: You could have a leaky bag, or you might have a problem with one of the electronic components. ...
02 disco won't start10/4/2010
  Q: hey: my wife came home and parked the vehicle. next morning tried to start the vehicle but it won't ...
  A: If the alarm keeps going off you have a security lockout. You will have to tow the truck to a ...
radio10/4/2010
  Q: i turn my radio on i hear faint sound in the back, i tried to turn the volume up but it doesnt work. ...
  A: If you have a Discovery or older Range Rover, and the radio comes on visibly (you can see the radio ...
Land Rover10/3/2010
  Q: We have a 1997 Discovery, and the break lights are not working, and we are unable to take it out of ...
  A: Are you saying you changed the stop lamp switch above the brake pedal, and the fuse, and the brake ...
2005 Freelander10/1/2010
  Q: My Freelander has been a bit hit and miss on starting. I get in it, turn the key, it goes click. ...
  A: $900 sounds high for a starter in a Freelander, but competent service is hard to find and I hesitate ...
'99 Discovery - losing coolant9/29/2010
  Q: John, I added a bright orange dye to my coolant tank just over two weeks ago, and tonight, while ...
  A: If you lack power on long grades, there must be a check engine light and codes. Are there? If not, ...
2004 Land Rover Discovery II Stalls9/25/2010
  Q: I own a 2004 Land Rover Discovery II. The other day I ran out of gas and obviously the car shut ...
  A: The most common cause of no code stalling is a failing crank sensor. Most other problems will put ...
short cicuit9/25/2010
  Q: i was about to purchase a 2003 land rover freelander until i found out it was having problems, the ...
  A: The short answer is yes. In my experience with sellers of used cars, if there was an easy answer, ...
tranny issue9/24/2010
  Q: i tryed to avoid someone backing into me in a parking lot i thruw my 2000 discovery into 3ed and ...
  A: It certainly sounds like you have a clutch pack failure or some other breakage inside the ...
2000 discovery 2 will not get fire or fuel after engine swap9/23/2010
  Q: Truck engine was changed to 1999 model due to cracked head on 2000 model. Both engines ran before ...
  A: I am not aware of wire harness differences from 1999 to 2000 but I have gone through this enough ...
07 Freelander Radiator9/21/2010
  Q: My wife 07 keeps overheating. So i figured that I would flush the system but unable to find a drain ...
  A: There is no drain. You have to remove the lower hose. In our service department we use a vacuum ...
BCM Programing9/20/2010
  Q: I have a 1996 Range Rover 4.0/SE and the BCM went bad. I purchased another one from a 1999 Range ...
  A: You need to bring the vehicle and the BECM to a shop. We can do it (in Springfield, MA) as can any ...
Range Rover 3 series 20039/20/2010
  Q: The immobiliser will not release and all I can do is open the drivers door with the key. Ignition ...
  A: If it won't release you are going to have to use a T4 or Autologic system to figure out what's wrong ...
2005 Range Rover9/18/2010
  Q: I have a 2005 Range Rover it's misfires in cylinder 6,7&8. I recently had the head gaskets redone. ...
  A: Misfiring is three cylinders does not really suggest a head gasket problem as the first choice. I'd ...
Battery drain9/17/2010
  Q: I have a 1995 LR Discovery with the same problem as below. I looked at your answer and followed your ...
  A: I don't know what fuse 3 powers without referring to the wiring book. That's what you have to do ...
Car dead9/17/2010
  Q: I went out to my 2003 Land Rover Discovery SE today and it was dead, I figured it was the battery ...
  A: It sounds like the vehicle's computers may have gotten messed up by the power failure and subsequent ...
locked ignition9/16/2010
  Q: I have a 2001 Land Rover discovery. Today I got up for work, put the key in the ignition and the ...
  A: You almost certainly need a new ignition lock. It's also possible that your key is worn out but ...
'99 Discovery - losing coolant9/16/2010
  Q: John, I don't expect you to remember, but I have previously asked about my '99 Discovery losing ...
  A: Often small coolant leaks just evaporate off without a trace. You could certainly degrease the ...
transfer case/ transmission problem9/15/2010
  Q: I STARTED MY CAR AND DROVE A SHORT WHILE. THEN I STARTED AND WITHIN TWO YARDS, I HAD ...
  A: It sounds like you may have a failure in the transfer case. I'd suggest you pull the driveshafts ...
Differential Gear...9/15/2010
  Q: My 2001 RR 30th year Anniversary model is making a clicking sound. Through researching it appears ...
  A: First of all, I have no idea if your truck needs a differential repair or not. If it does, a ...
1998 Land Rover Discovery I9/14/2010
  Q: I can't get the drivers side door panel off of my Land Rover to check the window motor, the window ...
  A: With all those problems you really need a workshop manual. You can buy printed manuals from either ...
air conditioner problem9/13/2010
  Q: my 2002 range rover w/120,000 miles is not keeping me cool. The fan blows hard and the air feels ...
  A: 2007 Range Rovers have considerably more airflow. That said, you might check the cabin filters on ...
Fuse for fuel pump9/12/2010
  Q: Why does fuse for fuel pump keep blowing( 3 in 1 hour)on my landrover discovery Td5, 1999 model.
  A: Your fuel pump may be drawing too much current, which often happens when the pump is bad or the ...
Power steering water broke9/11/2010
  Q: I bought a 2002 disco with 69,000 miles...drove it home 2,500 miles and the power steering started ...
  A: Most power steering blowouts are the hoses, not the pump. You could order a hose kit from Atlantic ...
97 Range rover idles fine put no power at higher rpm's9/10/2010
  Q: I have a 1997 Range Rover 4.0 the car idles fine and has no problems but when you step on the gas it ...
  A: I'd look at fuel pressure. Maybe the filter is clogged or the pressure is low for some other ...
engine died9/10/2010
  Q: My 1998 Range Rover 4.0 SE had a dead battery. when I jumped it my radiator fans relay switches ...
  A: It sounds like you may have done some major damage. I have written several articles on overheating ...
Reset Brake Warning Light on 2007 Land Rover9/8/2010
  Q: I had my brake pads replaced (front & back) last Thursday. I was in a hurry when I picked it up and ...
  A: We use the Autologic to reset the monitor, but you may be able to get a reset by turning the key on ...
'99 Discovery - two issues9/7/2010
  Q: John, First, thanks for the advice about the front prop shaft. I crawled under and sure enough, the ...
  A: I have seen the welded joints crack but usually problems are with the gasket you changed. As to the ...
2000 Disco II Cruise Control9/7/2010
  Q: John: About four years ago, the cruise control in my 2000 Disco II "SD" stopped functioning. I ...
  A: I think you need to find a different service facility. Qualified Land Rover specialists are rare; ...
my 2005 lr39/3/2010
  Q: While driving I watched my gas hand drop from a half tank to reading no fuel at all in a split ...
  A: You could have a failure in the fuel pump/gas level sender, or a problem with the instrument pack, ...
land rover heating9/2/2010
  Q: I have a 2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE, with 150,000 miles on it. Therefore, I decided to ...
  A: Driving the car four miles when overheated was a serious mistake. I am sorry to say the engine is ...
Discovery 2 center diff lock system8/30/2010
  Q: My Disco 2 2002 Facelift Auto Td5 did not come with the center diff lock that you could lock . Now ...
  A: A step by step guide is more than I can do here. In the United States, places like Rovers North ...
Replacement key and problems starting8/29/2010
  Q: I own a 2001 discovery II landrover. My key comes apart between the metal and plastic parts and ...
  A: The only source of cut keys is your Land Rover dealer. The price should be the same nationwide ...
Trans. failsafe prog8/27/2010
  Q: I am getting the above message intermittently on my 2005 Range Rover HSE. I have had an issue at ...
  A: Your vehicle is complex and there is no one answer to what may be happening. Most of the time, in ...
2002 Land Rover Freelander Ticking Noise8/26/2010
  Q: Ok so i replaced both heads with reman's. Still got some ticking noise...I thought it was the ...
  A: You can buy the actuators for the intake manifold but in my experience the manifolds warp, and need ...
1996 Disco 5 speed8/24/2010
  Q: I have a 96 disco 5-speed. When I went to drive it yesterday I could not get it in to gear. The ...
  A: If the car will not go into gear, it must have a transmission or clutch problem. You say the clutch ...
Discovery alt & tach8/24/2010
  Q: Alternator belt squeaks until tach starts working ,doesn't matter hot or cold.In the morning I have ...
  A: If the alternator belt squeals, it's slipping. That means the belt is too loose, or the alternator ...
Range Rover Stability8/20/2010
  Q: I Recently purchased an 04 range Rover with 88000 miles. While driving around town it rides great. ...
  A: It certainly sounds like you have some loose parts in the front end. If that particular Land Rover ...
Check Engine Light On - O2 Sensor Fault Code8/19/2010
  Q: Recently purchased a '97 Disco with 180K miles. Vehicle has a history of failed emissions test ...
  A: If you guess and replace parts, it's going to be very expensive. There are hundreds of reasons why ...
choking off power8/19/2010
  Q: Is it possible for the CAT'S to choke off power to the motor when starting and excellerating? I ...
  A: Catalysts can clog and choke off the engine. The way to test is by removing a front oxygen sensor ...
2008 Range Rover Keyless Entry Problem8/18/2010
  Q: I have a 2008 Range Rover Supercharge that I have problems with the keyless lock either not wanting ...
  A: This is one of those problem situations where an intermittent failure leaves no trace. If you go to ...
99 Discovery headlight/tail light switch8/17/2010
  Q: On my 1999 Land Rover Discovery, when I turn on the headlights, the tail lights go out. I can turn ...
  A: You probably need a new head light switch, which is integrated with the turn signal switch. ...
Freelander Issues8/16/2010
  Q: I have 3 questions regarding a 2003 Land Rover Freelander: 1) Can a slightly noisey purge valve ...
  A: The purge valve has absolutely nothing to do with either the electric fans or the timing belt I am ...
2004 range rover8/16/2010
  Q: Trans failure prog comes on after driving for a while and car looses power.Dealer said signal said ...
  A: So one guy says it needs a transfer case motor, and the other guy says it needs a transmission? ...
1995 disco8/13/2010
  Q: I just bought a 1995 disco with a few probs. I got it running,had alt. rebuilt and installed exhaust ...
  A: You have to pull fuses one by one till you find the circuit that's draining the battery. Then you ...
Revs hanging up on slow down8/12/2010
  Q: My L-Series FREELANDER revs hang at between 1250-1500 rpm when declutching and changing gear, also, ...
  A: The TPS is certainly a possibility but I would connect a T4 or Autologic system and drive the car ...
Misfire on cylinder #5- 2003 Land Rover Discovery8/11/2010
  Q: I have a 2003 LR Discovery I purchased used from a LR dealership almost 5 years ago. At that time, ...
  A: With that code, I would start by examining the #5 plug and plug wire. Is there visible corrosion on ...
Power steering, on-board computer and ABS breaking sensor. (Australia)8/10/2010
  Q: We have a Land Rover Discovery Series 2 1999 model 3.9L V8i and we are having to replace the power ...
  A: There is no hidden place for power steering fluid to leak. If you can't see it get some degreaser ...
06 LR3 A/C Issues7/29/2010
  Q: When I drive my LR3 on the highway or interstate for somewhat longer periods of the time the A/C ...
  A: I do not know what's wrong, but I do know how to find out . . .The Autologic or IDS testers both ...
2003 range rover, transfer gear box problem7/29/2010
  Q: Well we put the range up in the lift to get an oil change and when we put it down the transfer gear ...
  A: You say you "put the computer on it and it says nothing." What computer? The only way to read or ...
temp gauge at red7/28/2010
  Q: my 2004 landrover se. i noticed today that the light on the temp gauge came on and the indicator was ...
  A: Don't ever drive a Land Rover with the temp gauge in the red. Even driving a few blocks like that ...
Range Rover7/28/2010
  Q: I have a 2004 Range Rover V8 (M62) my dad was rotating my tires and the jack slipped accidentally ...
  A: You need to find a properly equipped shop, and see what codes are stored. You may have damaged the ...
Engine semi-mildy sputtering with misfire7/27/2010
  Q: 1999 LR Disco II 93k miles. I have an error code 1590 (it says ABS/rough road fault) and a 0304 (it ...
  A: Your statements seem to rule out the common causes of misfire codes. But do they really? You could ...
discovery air bag question7/26/2010
  Q: i have a 2000 discovery and one day my battery died n the hole truck dropped after that the driver ...
  A: The mechanic is right - you have some kind of air leak and if the bag has cracks, it's probably bad. ...
rear door willl not open7/21/2010
  Q: my 2000 disco series II,rear door will not open/how do unlock it/open manually.
  A: Most times you can use a really thin bladed screwdriver to pop out the Land Rover oval, after which ...
Range Rover Sport SE 20057/20/2010
  Q: I am trying to remove the rear calipers from RR Sport to no avail. I see there is a small hole on ...
  A: As far as I know, you can only do that by using the factory test system to release the calipers. I ...
1998 V8 Discovery - low revs after overheating7/19/2010
  Q: My '98 Disco, AKA the Moneypit, has a problem which my mechanics don't seem able to diagnose. The ...
  A: First of all, if the vehicle runs different today than yesterday, you have to ask . . .what changed? ...
Noise comming from Transmission or TF box7/18/2010
  Q: I own a 91 Range Rover Classic and have a problem. Can you help, at idle when the car warms up I get ...
  A: The noise under the car may be rattles from a failed catalytic converter. You should be able to ...
transfer case jumps out of low ratio an diff lock7/17/2010
  Q: iv got a 93 discovery 3.5 with auto, with a transfer box that wont stay in low ratio or diff lock an ...
  A: 99% of these problems are in the linkage but you may have one of the ones that is in the box. ...
2005 Range Rover Sport Loss of power7/16/2010
  Q: great forum - many thanks. I have a 05 RR Sport 2.7TDV6. About 3 months ago is began giving a little ...
  A: We don't have that engine here in the USA, so I can't tell you too much. My suggestion is that you ...
air con servo7/16/2010
  Q: i was reading the question and answer page , i have a problem with my air con at the moment i have a ...
  A: Replacement of the climate control servos is a big job that requires extensive dashboard ...
Land Rover Discovery Battery Warning Light7/14/2010
  Q: Our Land Rover battery warning light has been coming on intermittently over the last few days. It ...
  A: Check the belt - make sure it's tight. Make sure the wires are tight on the back of the alternator. ...
low range diff lock7/14/2010
  Q: We just bought a 1996 Land Rover Dicovery V8 3.9 Auto. The only problem we have is: when you engage ...
  A: This is probably a linkage problem, where the lever is not moving the linkage fully into the low ...
Transmission7/10/2010
  Q: I have a 2005 Range Rover HSE. I had a message of "Trans failsafe program" on the message board. It ...
  A: There is no way to know why that light came on other than to read the codes from the vehicle. There ...
1994 Land Rover Discovery7/9/2010
  Q: I own a 1994 Land Rover Discovery 1. Recently, when stopping in traffic or at lights, the rpms have ...
  A: If the valve is failing it could cause idle to flutter. But the best course of action is probably ...
cruise control7/7/2010
  Q: I have a 98 discovery and I'm trying to figure out how the cruise control works. I have pushed the ...
  A: You push that "railroad track" button in to enable the cruise. Then you set it with the buttons on ...
Range Rover 1998 electric headrest7/6/2010
  Q: I own a 1998 Range Rover vogue with electric headrests. While you can hear the motor running the ...
  A: You should be able to remove the back of the seat. With the back off the mechanism is exposed. ...
96 Discovery overheating7/6/2010
  Q: I use it as a family ski wagon mainly for club field access roads, pretty big climbs. First time it ...
  A: It's certainly possible you have an unusual water pump problem, but overheating under load does ...
Will not start7/5/2010
  Q: I went to start my 2000 discovery after it had sat 2 days. I turned the key on and all light and ...
  A: Try locking and unlocking with the button. If that fails you either have a starter circuit problem, ...
A/C blower doesn't work all the time.7/5/2010
  Q: my name is YeVonne; I have a 1999 Land Rover Discovery I. Sometimes I start my car and everything ...
  A: Nine times out of ten, blower problems like yours come from a partly melted contact in the AC ...
plug wires for disco5/4/2010
  Q: I have a 2001 land rover discovery. I need to replace the spark plug wires. Is there a way to do ...
  A: The only way to change the wires is to remove the top of the intake. At Robison service we usually ...
Land Rover Discovery 2003 electric problem5/3/2010
  Q: I just bought a 2003 Discovery. When I turn off the car (and take the key out) all the settings ...
  A: It sounds like one of the permanent power circuits is dead. Start by checking all fuses. If that ...
2004 Land Rover Discovery 84k miles,5/2/2010
  Q: I drive a 2004 Discovery SE7 with 83k miles. This morning I got codes P1412 and P1415, which appear ...
  A: There is a test routine for the secondary air system, but you need a T4 or Autologic tester to run ...
97 Disco electrical or lack there of!4/29/2010
  Q: Used my good battery to get another car started, reinstalled it in my 97 and now I have no power to ...
  A: If the battery worked before you removed it and it does not work now, the first step would be to ...
Land Rover Discovery I Won't Crank4/26/2010
  Q: I have a 1996 Discovery SD. I left it sitting for about 2 months and the battery went low. I have ...
  A: I'm sorry to say none of your questions are answerable with the data you present. All I can offer ...
fuel leak4/25/2010
  Q: Ref: Landrover Discovery TD5 2002/2003 fuel leak? A few months ago I noticed the odd spec ...
  A: We don't have that motor here in the US, so I can't give you specific advice but I will say that you ...
RANGE ROVER 4.6HSE ENGINE DISABLED4/24/2010
  Q: The remote handset to this range has failed to activate to disable the engine,ihave tried to enter ...
  A: If you have tried the button and the EKA code unsuccessfully your next step in the field is to swap ...
2000 Discovery II, front windows and transmission4/23/2010
  Q: I have a 2000 Land Rover Discovery II that the front driver and front passenger windows have stopped ...
  A: On the first question . . . I'd start by checking the fuses and swapping the window switches. ...
Freelander, 2002, Landrover4/23/2010
  Q: SRS has appeared on the dash board and will not turn off? Any idea what this means???
  A: It means the airbags that protect you in the event of a crash are not working. Take the truck to a ...
no power in one cylinder head.4/22/2010
  Q: i have a 2001 v6 2.5 gs landrover freelander. i have put a new engine into my car due to the old one ...
  A: Since you say this happened after swapping the engine my first advice would be to look for ...
Window regulator4/22/2010
  Q: My Husband replaced my window regulator and motor in my 2003 freelander in the tailgate. Now when i ...
  A: If the tailgate window and regulator did not have that problem prior to replacement, I'd guess there ...
Land Rover Discovery that overheats4/21/2010
  Q: Good day I have a Discovery TDI, that's just been serviced, radiator replaced last year, because of ...
  A: There is an article called "diagnosis of overheating in Land Rovers on the Robison service website. ...
02 freelander4/20/2010
  Q: i have an 02 freelander with about 53k on it. it is tripping the following codes p0171, p0174, p1470 ...
  A: The intake can be frozen really tightly onto the o-rings. It can take a lot of careful prying to ...
land rover disco 14/19/2010
  Q: I have a leaking pipe/part on the bottom right hand side of my radiator in a Discovery 1997. The ...
  A: I'm pretty sure you are describing a leaking engine oil cooler line. Follow the line to see where ...
starting4/17/2010
  Q: My 1998 Land Rover Discovery shut down while driving and would not restart. I topped it up with oil ...
  A: You have to start with the basics. Pull a plug wire and crank it over while checking for spark. If ...
Range Rover Electrical issues--BCM?4/16/2010
  Q: Welcome back from vacation. Thank you for your time. Background: I have a 96 Range Rover 4.0 with ...
  A: If the truck were here I'd fit a test BECM and see what happened. You can spend forever chasing ...
2000 Disco II Problems3/9/2010
  Q: John, I have a few issues with my Disco II. First, my cruise control is inop, I saw your post about ...
  A: Vacuum lines for the cruise are definitely a DIY job. Look for splits and split ends. The horn ...
key fob of 2005 LR33/9/2010
  Q: Both of my two keys of the 2005 LR3 don't work anymore. I tried to insert it in the ignition switch ...
  A: If you put the key in the ignition and leave it a few minutes, and the car does not crank, and you ...
LR Disc-II P1590 error3/8/2010
  Q: My wife's Discovery-II isn't idling well and intermittently has little/no power to move the vehicle. ...
  A: P1590 has nothing to do with engine running. You can look for vacuum leaks, check plugs and wires, ...
LR 2 A/C3/6/2010
  Q: I have a 2008 LR 2 that i bought in July '07. A few months after i had it i noticed what sounded to ...
  A: I have no idea if the original "barking dog" noise was related to the subsequent failure of the AC ...
Discovery ACE pipes3/5/2010
  Q: I have a leak from the rear ACE pipes under the right rear arch, can these be repaired/replaced with ...
  A: The ACE system operates at high pressure, and the pressure surges fast. You need the original ...
94 Disco not starting3/4/2010
  Q: I have a 94 Discovery that was running just fine until I engaged into 4 High and engine shut off. ...
  A: Your transfer case has four positions: Hi unlocked (normal driving), Hi locked, Lo unlocked, and Lo ...
LR3 20053/3/2010
  Q: I am located in Victoria islands in Africa/ recently there is flashin message COOLANT LEVEL IS ...
  A: The simple answer is that the coolant is low and you must fill the expansion tank to the proper ...
Jump start Land Rover3/3/2010
  Q: Here's the scenario: Land Rover Battery good - likely alternator bad (doesn't hold a charge). ...
  A: I suggest you disconnect the battery from the vehicle and fully charge it using a trickle charger. ...
Discovery 1 ABS issue3/2/2010
  Q: I have a '98 Disco that will intermittently lose braking power. The issue is intermittent. It ...
  A: If the ABS chatters and the car keeps rolling there is probably a sensor problem. The only way to ...
ignition2/28/2010
  Q: I have discoveryI 1992. When ignition switch in position II ,i hear several rapid clicks (tic tic ...
  A: It sure sounds like a power problem. If it's not the battery I'd look at the cables, fuse box ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery SE72/27/2010
  Q: I just bought a land rover and when I am idling I hear a grinding/rattling noise. Do you know what ...
  A: Your description is too vague to render any kind of meaningful opinion, but if you just bought this ...
1997 Range Rover2/26/2010
  Q: Mr. Robinson, A friend is/was kind enough to give me a 1997 Range Rover, I have to go and pick up ...
  A: I would think through a course of action before picking that Rover up. If it's been run without ...
2002 Disco II Transmission removal and Installation2/25/2010
  Q: I just recently bought a 2002 Land Rover Discovery II that needs a transmission put in it. The front ...
  A: I think most experienced technicians would just do that job as there is no electronic work and no ...
Low beam light out on 2004 Range Rover2/24/2010
  Q: I just purchased a 2004 range rover and the right low beam light is not working. It says check low ...
  A: Most of the time problems like yours are addressed by replacment of the entire light assembly. ...
Overheating 2002 Discovery2/23/2010
  Q: I have been hearing a water noise in what I believe to be the area of the heater core (inside the ...
  A: The gurgling noise usually means the coolant level is way too low. My guess is that you have a leak ...
central lock2/22/2010
  Q: i have a 2005 landrover LR3 V8 HSE & both car keys are unable operate the central lock system, i ...
  A: The signal receiver is very seldom the cause of this problem. Can you find someone with a T4 or IDS ...
1996 Land Rover Discovery overheat2/22/2010
  Q: I have a 96 land rover discovery and it runs hot. My temp gauge is always 3/4 of the way up, but ...
  A: If the temperature gauge is consistently at 3/4, as opposed to rising up and down, I would suspect ...
smoking engine2/20/2010
  Q: once the engine has been started it doesn`t happen again.
  A: Is it smoke, or steam? In most cases, when I hear things like this from customers at Robison ...
brake repair on 1996 Discovery2/20/2010
  Q: I'm attempting to do a complete brake job (calipers, rotors, pads)on my daughter's 1996 Discovery. ...
  A: The parts store is wrong. You have to remove the hubs and take them apart to change brake rotors. ...
Range Rover Suspension2/19/2010
  Q: Inactive. The car won't raise or lower on demand. What do I need to do to fix this and how much ...
  A: The only way to know what's wrong is to connect a Land Rover test system, either an IDs, T4, or ...
no heat2/18/2010
  Q: I have a 1998 range rover 4.6. i just changed my heating core. but i still have no heat coming out. ...
  A: Both hoses in and out of the core should be hot. You may have air in the system. We use a vacuum ...
96 Land Rover Discovery differential binding2/17/2010
  Q: When backing up or going forward in a tight turn it feels like the front differential is binding up ...
  A: It sounds like the differential is broken inside. That's sort of common on that model. You can ...
LandRover shaking2/17/2010
  Q: I have a 2000 LR discovery II..all of a sudden when you pull off from being stopped it starts to ...
  A: There are many possibliities for a shake. Many of them are potentially life threatening for the ...
Discovery 2 no obd22/16/2010
  Q: While getting my Discovery ready for state inspection I plugged in my scanner which I have used on ...
  A: The first thing I would do is try one of our shop scanners. At least half the time, when we hear ...
jammed sunroof2/15/2010
  Q: Hey there the sunroof on my 1999 Range Rover is jammed and it won't open or close completely what ...
  A: You have to remove the interior trim, then take down the headliner after which you can remove the ...
brakes2/14/2010
  Q: i was coming home from work yeasterday when the abs, traction control and hill start lights all came ...
  A: Those lights have nothing to do with the condition of your brake pads. Rather, they signal a ...
starter for a 2002 freelander ( cold start)2/12/2010
  Q: I have a landrover freelander 2002 and it does not start, even with the key. There is a new battery ...
  A: The car may be locked from starting by the security system. Unfortunately, the only way to find ...
Disco II electrical problem2/10/2010
  Q: I have a 2000 Disco II. I replaced both head gaskets 2 weeks ago and all of a sudden, while the car ...
  A: Well, if you took the truck apart and two weeks later it stops running . . . you have to ask if ...
transmition2/9/2010
  Q: i have a 2003 land rover with transition problem, someone gave me a estimate of 2,100 fix, some ...
  A: Transmission overhaul is a $3500-5500 job on most LR models here in the USA. I don't have any idea ...
2004 Freelander Diagnostic Codes2/9/2010
  Q: I recently purchased an 04 Freelander with high miles (108k). Withen days the engine started having ...
  A: Did you know you can Google each of these codes and get a general answer as to what they mean? I am ...
2000 discovery series 22/8/2010
  Q: i have a 2000 disco with a self leveling suspension. for the past week or so when i turn the truck ...
  A: The problem with the air suspension is that you can't really do any service without the factory test ...
'94 Discovery - Battery Drain2/8/2010
  Q: We have a 1994 LR Discovery that is having problems on startup which we believe may be due to a ...
  A: The air conditioner is not a likely source of battery drain. The best way to find a drain is ...
Trans Failsafe Prog2/7/2010
  Q: For the past few days, we have been smelling oil in our vehicle. Nothing too strong, just slightly. ...
  A: As you have discovered, the transmission message could be indicative of a generalized electrical ...
leaking oil2/6/2010
  Q: they told me the valve gasket on passenger side is leaking also the head gasket is leaking i was ...
  A: Do the oil leaks bother you? If not, there is probably no need to do anything about them. A person ...
starting problem2/6/2010
  Q: i have a 96 land rover discovery and it began misfiring and having problems starting recently. If i ...
  A: Your first step should be to check for stored faults with an OBD II Scan tool. You should also ...
Overheating Discovery 20002/5/2010
  Q: I readyour blog on engine failure and appreciate all the knowledge. Over the summer my ac went out. ...
  A: Well, you are in a fix. The only way to test the engine block is to remove it from the vehicle and ...
wont stop speeding up2/5/2010
  Q: I have a LR discovery 2004. And I've had this problem that when it is cold out (-15 or so) when I'm ...
  A: You probably have a bad throttle cable, a badly clogged throttle body, or something jamming the ...
Cruise Control2/4/2010
  Q: I have a Range Rover P38 1998. The cruise control switch lights off, but nothing happens when I ...
  A: 90% of cruise control problems are broken vacuum lines, either under the hood or under the dash ...
airbag2/3/2010
  Q: i have a 1998 range rover 4.6. the computer(i think thats what it is) on the driver side of the ...
  A: The noise is coming from the air suspension compressor, and the fact that the truck goes flat tells ...
idling2/2/2010
  Q: 1999 Range Rover with over 100,000 miles idles as if its going to cut off. Check engine and service ...
  A: You can find complete service schedules and more advice on my website, under www.robisonservice.com ...
Discovery 1993 Steering Vibration and feed back2/1/2010
  Q: When i get to about 70/80kmh if/when I hit a bump the steering wheel goes crazy like the wheels are ...
  A: Something has to be loose or set wrong. You can see all the suspension bushings but here are some ...
landrover freelander 1.8 k series engine1/31/2010
  Q: put it back together and it is low on cpmpression and misfiring,was running fine before it came ...
  A: It seems like there are only three possibilities: 1) The engine had bent valves or a liner problem ...
98 Discovery Overheating issue1/31/2010
  Q: I have had overheating issues with my 98 Discovery. I have blown three different hoses. They have ...
  A: I'm sorry to say that excess pressure in the cooling system is a sign of internal engine failure. ...
ACE system on my disco TD51/30/2010
  Q: The back of the ACE valve block has the 2 serving pipes. How do they seal into the valve block? ...
  A: As far as I know, it's o-rings, but if you want the full procedure go to www.landrovertechinfo.com ...
Discovery II Shuttle Valve1/29/2010
  Q: I have read a response you gave sometime ago to a customer regarding the Shuttle Valve on the ...
  A: Now that the vehicles are older it's become more common to replace the entire electronics and valve ...
DISCO WONT START1/28/2010
  Q: i still cant get it to fire no spark would the drivers door lock being broke have anything to do ...
  A: If the driver door lock is broken you cannot resynchronize the alarm, which will prevent starting. ...
heating1/27/2010
  Q: i have a 98 range rover. one side of my car heats the other side blows cold air
  A: That is a classic sign of blend motor failure. There are three blend motors (sold in a matched set) ...
sunroof repair1/27/2010
  Q: i have 2 range rovers 97-98 my sunroof will not slide back. and in tilt mode the right side will ...
  A: It sounds like both your Rovers have broken sunroof tracks. You have to lower the headliner, then ...
Alarm and Lock system on Disco II1/26/2010
  Q: After the doors have been unlocked and the key is inserted in the ingition, sometimes the key is not ...
  A: That's a simple question to answer . . . your ignition lock is going bad. You can try some graphite ...
Instrument light Range Rover 20031/26/2010
  Q: I have a Range Rover 2003 mod TD6. Instrument light in tacho is out. How can i reach the bulbs? ...
  A: Step one is to get the factory workshop manual and read the procedure carefully. You can buy a ...
Climate Control1/25/2010
  Q: I have a Discovery 2 HSE. The fan for the climate control as well as the rear ventilation system ...
  A: My first guess on this would be that the fusebox has a failure in one of the junctions. The next ...
Possible Engine Block Leak1/25/2010
  Q: One fault code shows a misfire for cylinder 2. The spark wires were replaced. The next step would be ...
  A: You should not jump to the conclusion that a #2 misfire means a cracked block. Step one is plugs. ...
Vibration on Free Lander 20051/24/2010
  Q: I own a Frrelander 2005 Td4. I have recently replaced the right driveshaft seal that connect to the ...
  A: You may have a bad viscous coupler. Have a 4 wheel drive expert look at that. It's not something ...
Radiator Fan Blades1/24/2010
  Q: I was replacing the alternator in my 95 Land Rover Discovery today and one of the radiator fan ...
  A: You are right to be concerned about the fan. I've seen them explode right through the hood when run ...
Land Rover defender 1985 fuel pump1/23/2010
  Q: I bought this old landy about 3 months ago. I've been driving it regularly to go to work, and a week ...
  A: Well, I'd make sure the fuel pump is the only problem . . . but the pump is 25 years old, and filled ...
Land Rover II SD - Trouble!1/21/2010
  Q: Okay, I purchased this "Money Pit" type truck in late Sept 09 and it is Jan 10 so far I have had to ...
  A: I'm afraid your description is too vague for any meaningful diagnosis. However, I will say that the ...
spark plugs1/21/2010
  Q: I am replacing the spark plugs %26 wirers for the first time in my 2001 P38 4.6. I was going to use ...
  A: I suggest genuine Land Rover plugs for that particular vehicle because I've seen issues with misfire ...
01 Disco II Ace isues1/19/2010
  Q: I have an 01 DiscoveryII with an Ace package. Recently if I don't let the car run when I come to a ...
  A: It sure sounds like the suspension airbag is leaking on that side. The thing is, bag repairs are ...
2001 land rover hse1/18/2010
  Q: check engine light on,scanner shows random misfires from diferent cylinders,also oxygen sensor ...
  A: This is the sort of problem that's solved by looking at live data not fault codes. If you connect a ...
access to rear wiper 02 freelander1/17/2010
  Q: blade on rear wiper only travels about 2 inches, have removed spare wheel but cannot see how to get ...
  A: You take off the trim on the inside of the door and remove the mechanism from inside. Did you know ...
Leaks and lights1/17/2010
  Q: John: Thanks for taking the time to address LR issues. I've had my 2000 Disc II for 6 years and put ...
  A: The window seals and rear door seals do leak, but in my experience the issues are often body seams. ...
04 range rover cooling system1/16/2010
  Q: I HAVE REPLACED EVERYTHING I CAN THINK OF FOR SOME REASON THE COOLING SYSTEM BUILDS TO MUCH PRESSURE ...
  A: That's a classic sign of a head gasket or cylinder failure in the engine. There's an article on tht ...
Land Rover Discovery II SE71/16/2010
  Q: I have a 2001 LR Disc. II SE7. Recently the heat stopped working unless I was driving around 60 mph ...
  A: It sounds like you have several distinct problems. The heat is going away because the truck is ...
Discovery 21/15/2010
  Q: When driving at speeds above 90km/h I heat a "clinging" noise from the rear of my truck. I found a ...
  A: I'm sorry but I have no idea what you tied up back there. There is no "loose cable." I suggest you ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery Secondary Air Pump & Valve1/14/2010
  Q: First off want to thank you for your time. A few months back I had my check engine light come on ...
  A: First of all, the secondary air system WILL NOT cause a flashing check engine light. About the only ...
Gear shift cover removal1/14/2010
  Q: Robison, My 1996 Land Rover Discovery gear shift is stuck in park. I've tried to bypass this by ...
  A: Outside the brake switch, there is nothing simple to dislodge or break. The interlock is a project ...
tach drive, 1997 land rover disco1/13/2010
  Q: the tach on my 97 disco has been making a habit of being stuck on zero than jumping back to what ...
  A: In some Rover models the tach is driven from the alternator. A few take the tach signal from the ...
fault codes1/13/2010
  Q: I have a land rover freelander 2001. v6. petrol. please answer me about fault codes p1225 and c1149
  A: P1225 is a secondary air fault. The LR T4 test system has a test routine to identify the failed ...
freelander1/12/2010
  Q: hy i have a landrover freelander from 2000 s-wagon, and i dont have any ideea of the tire presure. ...
  A: For most tires and most loads 30-38psi will be fine. I suggest a bias for more air in the rear ...
front door wont open with key and battery flat1/12/2010
  Q: My lodger's Landrover Discover series 2 battery is flat and the door wont open with a key. He cannot ...
  A: My guess is that the latch has broken - it's a common problem. My first suggestion would be a ...
03 Freelander windshield wiper switch1/11/2010
  Q: I'm having difficulty removing the windshield wiper switch on my 2003 Freelander. I've removed the ...
  A: I do not recall any special problems changing those switches except that on some models you have to ...
LR21/11/2010
  Q: Looking at a 2008 LR2 with 57K miles. Another preowned has 44k for another $2K. How critical is ...
  A: My experience is that these are good vehicles. But when you look at a car that's just out of ...
99 Discovery II wont start1/10/2010
  Q: first thanks, wifes car was in the shop the other day and she drove mine. It wouldn't crank in a ...
  A: You are right that there may be a crank sensor failure. Kicking the tank and starting may be ...
2003 HSE7 Discovery II problems!1/9/2010
  Q: I just purchased this vehicle new & drove it home over 400miles.There's a tapping sound which is ...
  A: The tapping could be a catalyst, rocker shafts, or a wrist pin. All are common, none are life ...
Engine swap1/8/2010
  Q: I have a 93 Rangerover that's now a rollover write-off with a good 3.9L petrol engine. I have ...
  A: It would be a lot of work to fit a 1993 engine into a 1995 P38 Range Rover. You would be far wiser ...
rear suspension1/8/2010
  Q: Today, I was driving down the highway in my recently purchased 2001 Disco 2 (120xxx miles). ...
  A: It sounds like an air bag blew out. The least expensive fix - and indeed the only fix a general ...
Transmission Light1/7/2010
  Q: I have an 98 Land rover discovery V8i with 150000 kilometers on the clock, recently we took it on ...
  A: 98 Discoveries don't have electronic transmissions. The light you refer to is probably the trans ...
2002 freelander1/7/2010
  Q: I have a F4 code on the odometer, what does that mean?
  A: F4 indicates a fault in the transmission or the electronic transmission controls. I suggest you ...
light on dashboard1/6/2010
  Q: I have a 2004 Land Rover Discovery. The ABS, the Break light & the Down Hill alert on the dashboard ...
  A: There are many possible causes - wheel speed sensors, a modulator failure, a wiring problem, a loose ...
disco 11 brake question1/6/2010
  Q: john here from j & j auto in lake ariel pa. have a 2001 disco that my wife drives.once in a while , ...
  A: I have only seen a few cases of Land Rovers doing this with all four wheels and each time it was the ...
99 disco 2 repair costs1/5/2010
  Q: Recently paid $525 labor and $225 parts to replace serpentine belt, spark plugs and ignition wires ...
  A: I never get in the middle of disputes like this. You say they spent 8 hours. That seems like a lot ...
Keyless entry1/4/2010
  Q: We have a 2000 year model series 2 Discovery. They keyless entry works fine until we leave the car ...
  A: It sounds like the body control module may have an internal problem that causes it to go off. I'm ...
disco 2wheel drive1/3/2010
  Q: we got stuck on a snowy hill and noticed it was only driving the front wheels can you help
  A: Is the drive shaft to the rear wheels in place? If so, the center differential was spinning and ...
03 Land Rover Discovery with combustion in coolant12/31/2009
  Q: I've got an 03 Discovery that I purchased in CA about four weeks ago. I drove it across the country ...
  A: I think the 4x4 center is right, the engine block is probably bad and when you tell them to put it ...
1993 RRC Cranks, won't run12/31/2009
  Q: I've had my 93 RRC for about 5 years now (major resto) and have become familair with most ...
  A: If you smell gas there is probably fuel, and the distributor is probably working too because the ...
Range Rover Classic - Head Gaskets12/30/2009
  Q: John, I'm thinking seriously about getting myself a Range Rover Classic, preferably a '95. As I've ...
  A: The vast majority of head gasket failures in LR V8s are simply leaks of oil or more often coolant ...
97 front end12/29/2009
  Q: I have the chance to get a free 97 Rover, BUT it needs a complete front end repair. Axels, calipers, ...
  A: I suggest you call Brad at Atlantic British, 800 533 2210 x 232 and discuss the parts options. ...
2003 Range Rover HSE Battery Drain12/29/2009
  Q: Where do I start? My battery light came on my dash a week ago and i had it checked and i was ...
  A: If you tried to jump the vehicle and the cables got hot and began to melt you did something ...
Keyless Entry12/28/2009
  Q: I took our land Rover to the shop and they replaced the u-joints and replaced the front bumper which ...
  A: I can't guess what happened to cause the faults you now report, but I will say this is why you ...
2003 Intermittent Windshield Wiper & Turn Signal Issues12/27/2009
  Q: I am looking for some help regarding my 2003 Land Rover Discovery. Ever since the beginning of ...
  A: Well, it's possible the fiddling points to a bad switch, and the switches do fail because they get ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery12/26/2009
  Q: What does a "Red Light" that comes on the left-hand side of the dash mean?
  A: There are too many reds lights on the dashboard of a modern car to answer such a general question. ...
disco alarm problem.12/24/2009
  Q: went to start car, alarm went of,thought this was battery problem,changed battery,key thobs would ...
  A: At this point you are going to need a main dealer or a shop with an Autologic or T4 Testbook or IDs ...
1999 Range Rover 4.012/22/2009
  Q: I just got back from the mechanic to have my o2 Sensor replaced. They then told me that P0102 ...
  A: It's possible but your question makes it sound like the mechanic is just guessing. You don't read ...
Brake lights not working12/20/2009
  Q: I have a 2003 Freelander that the only rear brake light that works is the high one over the tire. ...
  A: Your next step should be to go to www.landrovertechinfo.com and buy a day's access to the official ...
freelander 2 ltr diesel 51 plate12/20/2009
  Q: Changed prop support bearings couple of thousand miles ago present mileage 104000. Since then have ...
  A: My first thought is that something was done wrong in the first repair. Or maybe you fixed he wrong ...
94 Disco front running lights not working12/19/2009
  Q: 1994 Disco 171,000 miles. My front running lights are not working. (Rear running lights work fine ...
  A: The switch could be bad, or the fuse box junctions, even the sockets in front. You should get a ...
HELP!!!!!12/19/2009
  Q: i own a 1996 Discovery SE7, at the moment it seems to not be running on all cylinders, i have ...
  A: Find a shop with an ignition scope (it's a generic service tool) and see where it misses. Find out ...
2004 disco 4.6ltr12/18/2009
  Q: I read a post of a guy asking one of the same questions I'm going to and an added one. I too have an ...
  A: A blinking check engine light indicates a serious problem that will harm your vehicle if ignored. ...
gas gage stuck12/17/2009
  Q: The gas gage on my 2002 Land Rover discovery ll is stuck at 3/4 tank. when i turn the engine off ...
  A: You have a bad instrument cluster, or a bad fuel pump module. It's possible to test them with the ...
Transmission Electrical Fault Indicator12/16/2009
  Q: 2003 Discovery HSE - I have intermittent flashing green Manual %26 Sport mode lights indicating an ...
  A: The only way to know would be to connect a LR test system and scan the transmission control for ...
LRD 3 Hand Brake adjustment12/16/2009
  Q: I am in need of adjusting my handbrake. I know that the main acuating unit is up behind the spare ...
  A: There are adjusters at the wheels but you need the Land Rover test system to release and then reset ...
Power Steering12/15/2009
  Q: I am at my wits end with an autoshop that has tried a few times to fix my car. When they had ...
  A: Well, the pump may be defective, the gear may be bad, the lines might be kinked or clogged . . . the ...
Landrover Dashboard sensors12/15/2009
  Q: The lights on the dashboard seem to be going off as i drive. and turn off when i turn the car off ...
  A: Those lights probably indicate a problem with one of the wheel speed sensors. You have a sensor on ...
2000 Discovery II - Headlight Issues12/14/2009
  Q: have seen many issues regarding headlights. I recently changed one of my headlights and not long ...
  A: It sounds like the turn signal/dimmer switch has failed. Did you fit higher power bulbs? That ...
Auto box td512/12/2009
  Q: the m@s +the d are all flashing the box wont change gear it will go into reverse
  A: It sounds like you have a failure in one of the forward clutches or gears; there is a good change ...
TD5 Dash Lights12/12/2009
  Q: My 2000 TD5 Traction Control (TC), ABS and Hill Descent indicators light up when passing over rough ...
  A: Look for loose ground wires, loose wires to the fuse board, and play in the wheel bearings. If ...
Security12/10/2009
  Q: I have a 02 Range Rover I am unable to start my car The car cranks but will not turn over The OB2 ...
  A: Try putting the key in the driver door and turning it to lock while pressing and holding the lock ...
2002 Landrover Freelander12/9/2009
  Q: I took my daughters 2002 Landrover Freelander into Jiffy lube because the Check engine light came ...
  A: You can purchase a repair kit for the variable intake valves but much of the time you need a whole ...
Intermittent driving instruments12/8/2009
  Q: I am a relatively new Landrover owner and simply love the vehicle. It is a 2001 LR DiscoII, 4.0. The ...
  A: First of all, the heater blower does not start until the engine is warm. So that behavior sounds ...
Very Poor Idle12/8/2009
  Q: G'day John. I have fitted a 3.9 disco Engine & Trans into my old '87 Rangie. Ever since it has idled ...
  A: Which engine management electronics do you have? I'd swap over the whole Discovery package, or run ...
Land Rover Problem12/7/2009
  Q: I have 2 problems that are bothering me with my 2003 Discovery and hope you might have some advice. ...
  A: The lighting problem sounds like a short in the rear fixtures, possibly because the wrong bulbs are ...
discovery popped out of high diffrential and now will not move in drive12/6/2009
  Q: I HAVE A 96' DISCO WITH 78K MILES.LAST WEEKEND I HAD SHIFTED THE DIFFERENTIAL INTO HIGH WITH NO ...
  A: I can't tell from your description if you have a problem with the transfer case shift linkage or if ...
alarm immobiliser12/5/2009
  Q: L/R disco 1996 v8i. remote not working.the car is armed and immobilised tried eka code disconected ...
  A: I'm sorry to say you will have to tow the vehicle to a Land Rover specialist with a Autologic or T4 ...
freelander rear window washer12/4/2009
  Q: hi my rear window washer does not work even though the pump is pumping ? where on the car do i find ...
  A: Look to see if the hose broke, and check the valve and nozzle in the back window. You probably have ...
temp. guage goes up heater not putting out12/3/2009
  Q: I just replaced the thermostat in my 2000 discovery II and it seemed to do good...drove from Tulsa ...
  A: Your Rover may have air trapped in the cooling system but it's acting like it has a failed head ...
1998 Discovery LSE- Transmission12/2/2009
  Q: I recently purchased a 98 Discovery LSE, when driving it home I noticed that it had a hard time ...
  A: I think the low range shifter is probably stuck with rust - that's very common. It could take ...
Engine failure12/2/2009
  Q: Hey John: I own a gas ´97 Disco and I am having problems with the engine. In the morning the engine ...
  A: You need to have someone with you when it fails you one of you can jump out and pull a plug wire to ...
'03 Land Rover Discovery12/1/2009
  Q: I recently took my '03 Discovery into the local LR dealership for a routine oil change. They ...
  A: Oil leaks are common, and repair costs can be high. However, many people can live with some amount ...
land rover trans11/29/2009
  Q: the only problem with it is that when you first shift into drive you have to wait about 30 seconds ...
  A: That's a sign that fluid is not getting pumped through the transmission properly. In most cases ...
key wont turn in ignition11/28/2009
  Q: I own a 2002 HSE range rover. Last year at the start of the winter i developed a problem were, if it ...
  A: You have a new style Range Rover, the one introduced in 2002, right? If so, I would suggest that ...
can you advise on this please thanks11/28/2009
  Q: My 2002 Petrol Freelander HSE has been having problems starting after having been driven for at ...
  A: The only guess I can offer is that you may have a bad crankshaft position sensor. That is a common ...
M & S flashing lights11/26/2009
  Q: I have a 99 Disco II, I went to start it and nothing happened didn't try to turn over or anything, ...
  A: I think your story points to a problem with the body control module, which is a programmable part ...
Land Rover insrument panel lights11/26/2009
  Q: No matter how many times I check and recheck my gas cap and lid, the engine light remains ignited ...
  A: Obviously the engine light is signaling a problem other than the gas cap. The next step for that ...
Unreliable Freeander11/24/2009
  Q: I have a 1998 Petrol Freelander 1.8(yes I know......), when it works it is a really perfect car for ...
  A: The symptoms you describe do not point to any particular problem. The way we'd fix that vehicle ...
Discovery 3 total electrical failure11/23/2009
  Q: I have recently acquired a 2005 Discovery 3 HSE and was driving in wet weather when I had a 'system ...
  A: What did the Land Rover dealer say? They should have answered this question for you, with respect ...
2000 Land Rover Discovery11/21/2009
  Q: I have a 2000 Discovery that is cutting off intermittedly. How hard is it to replace the ECM? Do you ...
  A: I have never seen an ECM cause intermittent cutting out, so I would not jump to that conclusion. In ...
rear suspension11/20/2009
  Q: when i start up it goes back up and is fine for a while then will just do it again without any ...
  A: You have an air suspension back there that has a leak. The thing is, almost any repair will cost ...
2000 Land Rover Discovery 2 overheating11/19/2009
  Q: I recently purchased a 2000 Land Rover Discovery from a local used car dealership. The Rover ran ...
  A: I'd guess there is an internal failure in the engine block, and that's why the truck ended up on a ...
coolant level and fuel door problem11/19/2009
  Q: I have a 2002 Discovery SE. My engine overheats a lot. I'm having to refill the coolant level every ...
  A: If your truck leaks coolant it will run low and overheat. I suggest you check for leaks and fix ...
2006 Range Rover11/18/2009
  Q: randomly my car loses power steering and the back door locks will not open at all. No matter if I ...
  A: I don't know what to say about the first issues without seeing the vehicle. The different key issue ...
Water Pump...11/15/2009
  Q: I just got my 98 Disco out of the Shop for a new water pump and bottom Radioator Hose. I got is ...
  A: Well, I would certainly have a talk with the mechanic about how that happened. People make mistakes, ...
Interior Lights11/14/2009
  Q: I have a 2001 Land Rover Discovery I have 3 lights inside and a glove box light. They are all on ...
  A: If the lights don't work and the bulbs are new I'd get out the wiring diagram and follow the ...
1997 Discovery LSE V8i11/13/2009
  Q: Last February my '97 Discovery would not start and if it did, acted like it wasn't getting enough ...
  A: Mass air meters are commonly available in the $300 range. I'm not sure what you are talking about ...
Land rover dis2 wheel bearings11/12/2009
  Q: How can you tell if you need to replace the wheel bearing in a land rover? Also, is a land rover ...
  A: If the wheel bearings are bad you will get ABS fault codes - the ABS warning will be lit - or you ...
PO727 code11/9/2009
  Q: My mechanice says the code PO727 is showing up for the problem we are having with our 1996 Land ...
  A: When I read questions like yours I feel kind of worried. You have this code, and a so-called ...
Climate Control11/9/2009
  Q: 1998 P38 4.0 Problem with passanger side climate contol switching from a/c to heat and vise versa. ...
  A: Your passenger side problem has nothing to do with refrigerant level. You probably need new servos. ...
Defender Td5 fuel pump whine11/7/2009
  Q: I own a 2002 Defender Td5 with around 130 000 km on the clock. The fuel pump normally makes a ...
  A: That noise may mean the pump is going bad, or the filter is getting clogged. Change the filter now ...
trans cooler11/7/2009
  Q: trans cooler leaking, might be on coupler? My repair book say that you can just pull the cooler. ...
  A: The usual cause of cooler leaks is rust and corrosion. Here at Robison Service (in New England) w ...
air suspension inactive11/6/2009
  Q: Please could you advise me as to why I have this message on the dashboard of my 2003 registered L322 ...
  A: That message usually means there are faulty or conflicting signals from one or more sensors, so ...
To many miles on a disco??11/5/2009
  Q: I am wanting to buy a used land rover discovery and I found one. It is a 2000 v8. what a beauty! but ...
  A: That's pretty high mileage. I'd look it over really carefully to see what kind of care it's ...
1996 Disco brakes11/4/2009
  Q: John- 1996 Disco I, 177,000 miles. Disco started pulling hard left when I stood on the brakes. Not ...
  A: I can't say that you do or don't have a bad flex line. It would be unusual if you did. Either way, ...
landrover discovery overheating11/3/2009
  Q: We had our Discovery's engine overhauled and head gaskets repaired about 1 1/2 months ago for a ...
  A: Your experience shows why people should find a trustworthy mechanic and stick with them. If I was ...
'04 RR telescoping mechanism11/1/2009
  Q: Today, I inadvertently switched on the hill descent while the vehicle was off (I was wiping up a ...
  A: Steering column failure is quite common. I do not think you pushing the HDC button should lead to ...
1998 discovery problem10/31/2009
  Q: Why does my Discovery slow down while driving? It would not go over 20-30 mph even if the gas pedal ...
  A: There's an article on sticky valves on my main website that may explain your problem. Go to ...
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: Does the truck leave spots on the ground? Do the leaks bother you? If the answers are no, you can ...
RANGE ROVER TD6 HSE 200310/30/2009
  Q: the trim on drivers door armrest has split and needs repair. I have removed the only screw visible ...
  A: The door panel on that car costs over $1,000 in the USA. It's held on with some hidden fasteners ...
Head Gaskets/Coolant Leak10/28/2009
  Q: I first asked my mechanic about frequently low oil and coolant in my 2004 Discovery II SE in April ...
  A: Your Rover may well need those things. At Robison Service we receive overs from all over the East ...
2001 Disco SE II10/27/2009
  Q: After replacing the IAC valve (previous code 1509), vehicle is still hard to start, and a new code ...
  A: If you smell gas you either have a totally different problem or you knocked something off while ...
too many problems for a young car10/27/2009
  Q: I have a 2000 Disco II, bought new. It has only 68,000 miles on it. All of a sudden I'm replacing ...
  A: With all due respect, you've got to get real with your thinking! This is a nine-year-old vehicle. ...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover dies while driving10/26/2009
  Q: I have a 1996 Land Rover Range Rover 4.6 and when the RPM get below a certain point like when coming ...
  A: No. If the filter were clogged you'd be fine at idle and run out of gas at speed. If the mechanic ...
BRAKE PEDAL HARDNESS & Head Lamps10/26/2009
  Q: I have a brake pedal hardness problem of my Land Rover Discovery Yr 2000 ENGINE No: 10P64436AG ...
  A: You did not say if you have gas or diesel engine. The brakes are boosted by vacuum, and the problem ...
suspension fault10/25/2009
  Q: what is the possible causes when the " suspension fault normal height only" message comes into the ...
  A: That probably means there is a fault from one of the sensors that measures vehicle height. The only ...
jerking while driving10/24/2009
  Q: I just purchased a 2004 Land Rover Discovery II HSE and it has been running great but today while ...
  A: It's really hard to say. Ou could have been feeling the engine cutting out briefly, which might ...
Discovery II Transmission Maint10/23/2009
  Q: I have a '03 Discovery II that I bought used. I want to svc the trans but can't decide whether to or ...
  A: I suggest you drain and refill the pan but do not pull the filter. If the fluid comes out really ...
95 discovery10/23/2009
  Q: i've been reading all these people talking about overheating in traffic, i've had mine for about a ...
  A: It's not going to overheat in traffic unless something is wrong. On a 1995 the most likely guess is ...
range rover 1990 county10/22/2009
  Q: i replaced the timing belt need to know where the is for the crank shaft pully
  A: Range Rovers in the United States do not have timing belts. All Rover gas V8 engines have timing ...
Rear Door Latch Problem10/21/2009
  Q: I have a 00' Disco that I can no longer manually open the rear door. The latch is currently in the ...
  A: The rear tailgate doors are known for sticking in that way. Pop the "Land Rover" logo out and shoot ...
99 Discovery II10/20/2009
  Q: and thanks in advance for your help! I have a 99 Discovery II with 150000 miles and the check ...
  A: My instinct is to agree with the dealer on this. I have seen many problems like yours caused by ...
P38 passenger and rear door are locked from both sides10/20/2009
  Q: what is the proceedure to release the passenger door from being stuck? Apparently, the rear door is ...
  A: If both doors on the right side are jammed shut you have a serious problem. I actually don't know ...
Fan Belt Tensioner10/19/2009
  Q: I have a 2003 Discovery and the belt started a whining sound like it was loose. Before I got home ...
  A: The belt tensioner does not cause overheating unless the belt actually comes off. If the belt is ...
Discovery II SLS bouncing10/19/2009
  Q: I am having a problem with the SLS on a 1999 Discovery II TD5 auto. The rear suspension seems to ...
  A: You may have a sensor problem, or there may be an issue with the height control valves. Many people ...
changing intercooler10/17/2009
  Q: how long will it take to change the intercooler on a 2003 range rover td6 and is it a hard job to ...
  A: We do not have that engine here in the USA, so I can't answer from experience. On older Defenders, ...
2000 Range Rover10/17/2009
  Q: My range rover after hitting a small rough spot in the road had all it's hydraulic or suspension ...
  A: It sounnds like your air suspension has failed. I'd suggest you give serious thought to converting ...
mass airflow sensor10/16/2009
  Q: i have a check engine light on and the code says its a mass airflow sensor, Do i need to repair this ...
  A: A failing mass air meter will not damage the engine. But you'll have to fix it to make the check ...
power out10/16/2009
  Q: The battery is disconnected in my 03' land rover so how do I get in.
  A: You should still be able to insert the mechanical key in the door lock and open the door. Did you ...
drivers door lock stuck10/15/2009
  Q: my door lock is stuck on a 2000 rover 4.0 i can't open close because nothing is moving.something ...
  A: When that happens you have to replace the latch. But you first have to open the door!! What we do ...
window not working10/15/2009
  Q: I have a 2001 land rover se discovery 2. the drivers side front side window does not go up and down ...
  A: I don't know what is inexpensive to you, but it sounds like you need a regulator, which costs about ...
2003 Discovery Exhaust10/14/2009
  Q: I was driving and noticed the engine light started flashing and then the car became sluggish like I ...
  A: Based on your description it sounds like you have a serious misfire, and you will damage your truck ...
'04 RR suspension10/14/2009
  Q: I do not know if if this is normal or not, but when I turn my car on the front of the car raises up. ...
  A: No, it is not normal. If it raises up that must mean it goes down when it is parked, right? If so, ...
LR DISCOVERY 199810/12/2009
  Q: I'm one of the unfortunate's who insists on owning Land Rover's. I'm currently rebuidling a ...
  A: The most common cause of performance loss is the camshaft - the lobes wear flat and you lose lift. ...
rear rotors10/12/2009
  Q: do you have a diagram for the removal of the rear rotors? and a list of all the parts I will need ...
  A: I do not have a diagram but you can buy a day's access to Land Rover's official site and download ...
rear hub assembly repair 2004 discovery10/11/2009
  Q: Last week I had the 60,000 mile check up for my car at a dealership. They told me that I needed rear ...
  A: There is really no way for me to convey the sound or feel of a drive shaft problem in words. If you ...
transmission fluid10/11/2009
  Q: How do i check and refill the transmission fluid in a 2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II? I think ...
  A: The fluid is checked via the fill plug on the left front side of the transmission. You run the car ...
2002 Discovery Tranny Fluid Check10/10/2009
  Q: Where is the Fill Level Plug for the transmission fluid? Do you have a diagram or picture? Will a ...
  A: The fluid is checked via the fill plug on the left front side of the transmission. You run the car ...
U-Bolt??10/9/2009
  Q: I'll prefix by saying I am knot a mechanical person!!I have a 2000 Disco II, about 2yrs ago we had ...
  A: There is no such thing as a front u bolt. There are u joints in the front drive shaft; perhaps that ...
belt / tentsioner10/8/2009
  Q: how do i use the tension on a 97' land rover discovery v8? i just can't seem to get it to work.
  A: You put a long wrench on the nut in the center of the idler and push to swing the tensioner loose. ...
repair manual10/8/2009
  Q: We are a married couple in Atlanta, ga. We have the 2005 land rover LR3. It seems like everything ...
  A: 2005 workshop manuals are online, or electronic. You can subscribe at www.landrovertechinfo.com ...
04 Disco Dash/Steering Rattle10/7/2009
  Q: Kudos to you, your previous advice has always been spot on. I have a pristine 04 Disco SE with 34K ...
  A: It's really impossible to guess about noises without seeing the vehicle. It could be in the dash, ...
Disco2 V8 Auto Box10/6/2009
  Q: I had my Disco2 gearbox oil checked and topped up a short while ago at 170 000 km and it was working ...
  A: Whatever it is, it is almost certainly within the gearbox. I'd suggest you remove it and send it to ...
2002 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY10/6/2009
  Q: THERE IS A SMALL RED LIGHT ON THE DASHBOARD THAT IS BLINKING, AND WHEN I TRY AND START, THE HORN ...
  A: It sounds like a security lockout. Try inserting the key in the driver door, and locking and ...
land rover freelander fuel pump td410/4/2009
  Q: Soon as you turn the ignition on. Does it need calibrating to the vehicle or will it be something ...
  A: My first thought is that the pump is defective. But some amount of noise is normal. The pump is ...
code 147110/3/2009
  Q: my checdk engine light came on, and the scanner said code 1471. What does that mean? I am not able ...
  A: P1471 points to the failure of the variable intake manifold in a Freelander. It's about a $1,000 ...
Land Rover10/2/2009
  Q: Having great difficulty with diagnostics on Land Rovers.The kts and esitronic seems to be very ...
  A: KTS and Esitronic do not have much on Land Rover. You'll do better buying a day's access at Land ...
LR Disco '95 3.9L10/1/2009
  Q: we just had my wife's Landie repaired (cylinder heads skimmed and new head gaskets). When we got it ...
  A: So here's the situation . . . you had new head gaskets fitted, and now the truck idles too fast. ...
m + s lights flashing9/29/2009
  Q: I just had a new throttle heater put on my '03 Disc and when pulling away my M + S light are all ...
  A: There is no way to know what's going on without the proper diagnostic equipement and training. It ...
Tire Change (2003 Land Rover Discovery)9/26/2009
  Q: I'm new to the Land Rover world and a first time owner. A tire shop told me that I needed to ...
  A: There is no way to do that. Just put a jack under the axle and raise the vehicle that way to change ...
2004 Land Rover Discovery shifter lever clunk9/24/2009
  Q: I have a 2004 Land Rover Discovery SE with 55K miles. Just got it back from the dealership for ...
  A: It sounds like you are hearing the solenoid that allows you to shift out of park only when the brake ...
Landrover Defender wont restart9/24/2009
  Q: I have a P reg (1997) Landrover Defender 110 CSW. Had some trouble with the Immobiliser and a local ...
  A: I suggest you check with a dealer or recognized LR expert to see what that garage really did. In ...
window problem9/22/2009
  Q: I have a 1996 Landrover Discovery I. One of the four windows have stopped working. I replaced the ...
  A: If you exchanged the switch and verified that there is no power reaching the motor (did you actually ...
Range Rover Sport Sun (Moon) Roof9/21/2009
  Q: I have a 2007 RR Sport. The Sun Roof rattles and also when it rains, there is water in the track ...
  A: I own the same vehicle, and my experience is similar, though I was able to adjust the roof so it ...
2003 RR suspension9/19/2009
  Q: THE FRONT OF MY RR IS SITTING LOW AND THE BACK IS SITTING HIGH. AND ALSO THE LEVELING KNOB ISN'T ...
  A: What you have is an air suspension that's filled with moving parts, all of which are starting to ...
power steering/cornering fluid resevoir9/18/2009
  Q: ......my question is the resevoir is that holds the power steering fluid and the cornering fluid ...
  A: It's not clear that you have a problem at all. The fluid just looks like that, in my experience. ...
Range Rover 4.6 HSE Change to Diesel9/17/2009
  Q: I live in Cameroon where I was able to get a Range Rover 4.6 HSE for a song. Unfortunately, petrol ...
  A: The easiest change would be to fit a 300TDI from a wrecked diesel Range Rover. That way you could ...
Flashing check engine soon light9/16/2009
  Q: I have a 2001 Ranger Rover HSE with 104K miles. While driving the check engine light came on and ...
  A: When the light flashes it means you are damaging your engine by driving. Don't ignore that light! ...
Soundless Stereo9/15/2009
  Q: I just bought a 02 Freelander and everything works great that is until this morning. When I parked ...
  A: If the stereo comes on and you can see stations in the dashboard display, but there is no sound, the ...
series 11 disco radiator9/15/2009
  Q: i have a leaking rad and need to remove it so it can go for repair ..can i take the rad out on its ...
  A: The radiator comes out alone. If you need step by step instructions I suggest you buy a day's ...
Noisy relay??9/14/2009
  Q: Every morning when I turn on ignition key in my 2000 LR Discovery II the lights in the black casing ...
  A: It's not obvious to me what is causing your problem. The only way to track this down will be to ...
2001 land rover discover II gas door lock9/14/2009
  Q: My gas tank door latch is no longer visible, and unable to reengage and lock tank filling door after ...
  A: There is a little plastic piece that may have fallen apart or gone missing. Go to your dealer and ...
2?'s9/13/2009
  Q: Hey I have 3 questions 1. My "service engine soon" light is on & I've got the code & it said it was ...
  A: 1) There is no such thing as a "gas cap code." There are many codes for the evaporative emission ...
DISCO OIL LEAK9/12/2009
  Q: Hey Jon thanks for helping out... I have 4 brief questions... Do all discovery's leak oil? I ...
  A: Land Rovers have a long tradition of leaking oil. I am not aware of any "super aftermarket gaskets" ...
check engine light blinking9/11/2009
  Q: two months after removing the engine (96 RR 4.0 SE)had a used 4.0 with 80,000 miles installed two ...
  A: Those codes mean you have serious misfires on both sides of the engine. Could be bad plugs, wires, ...
eas9/11/2009
  Q: Good day, I have a p-38 95 hse 4.6 I replaced some parts of air suspension,It worked ok for a while ...
  A: I have no idea what code you are getting. The Land Rover test systems I use give text descriptions, ...
rough idle9/10/2009
  Q: when the motor on my 2001 range rover is idling it causes a vibration and runs fine as soon as it ...
  A: Your vehicle has a pretty sophisticated self diagnostic system. First of all, it's hard to imagine ...
Landrover freelander 20029/8/2009
  Q: My landrover freelander 2002 was just serviced. After the service when I want to start the car it ...
  A: Well, in summer the underhood temperature is about 200F or 95C, so it's no surprise the hood rod ...
landrover timing marks9/6/2009
  Q: if head were taken off how to set timing again
  A: The timing in newer Rovers is computer controlled. If you have an older vehicle with a distributor ...
Tail light doesn't work9/5/2009
  Q: I have a 96 discovery. All the lights on my driver side assembly work except the tail light. It ...
  A: You probably have corrosion in the socket, or in the harness right back at the lamps, or you have ...
1995 Land Rover Heater Core9/3/2009
  Q: My heater core has a big leak. It was recommended to be replace with 11.9 hours at $100 per hour ...
  A: That's what I thought. Heater cores almost never fail in those models. What fails are the o-ring ...
Rover Defender Leaking Clutch9/1/2009
  Q: How much could I expect to pay to fix a leaking clutch?
  A: A leak in the clutch implies a problem with the master cylinder, the lines, or the slave cylinder. ...
Land Rover Discovery AC died8/31/2009
  Q: I have a 2003 Land Rover Discovery and the ac/heat area is dead. It won't turn on and I have ...
  A: It sounds like the panel may have failed. In a shop like ours we'd just swap it out and see, but if ...
Discovery Intolerance to water8/31/2009
  Q: I own a 1996 Land Rover Discovery I. I recently went off roading with it. I went through the first ...
  A: There is a cam sensor on the passenger bottom front of the engine. Check the connector to that, and ...
Discovery Series II doesn't shift gears8/29/2009
  Q: I have bought a 2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II and unfortunately it is parked in my driveway ...
  A: The stop lamp switch is under the dash directly above the brake pedel. If it fails you cannot shift ...
03 disco 3 amigos8/28/2009
  Q: i narrowed the problem to a bad speed sensor i would like to know when i replace it do the abs, ...
  A: If you replaced the faulty speed sensor, and there were no other problems, the light would go out. ...
Reset after batary change8/27/2009
  Q: I had to change the battery after complete drain out on range rover HSE model 2003. Now the Break ...
  A: You are going to have to find a shop with a T4 or Autologic system and have them do a system scan ...
98 discovery coding P1193-1316-03078/27/2009
  Q: motor started 120,000-- blowing a bit of anti-freeze on long trips-never overheated--developed a ...
  A: It's possible this is a head gasket leak but it is more likeley an intake leak. That said, we often ...
Help!!!8/23/2009
  Q: Hey, i have a 88 and bought it from a friend and we thought the fuel pump wasn't working so we took ...
  A: Haynes and Chilton both sell excellent workshop manuals on the old 88 Land Rovers. You can buy them ...
loss of power8/23/2009
  Q: Let me start by saying i love my 1996 land rover discovery sd 5 speed. Now my problem, i have a real ...
  A: I doubt if the problem is as simple as swapping a mass air meter. I think you should find a shop ...
engine knock on disco series 2 V8 revisited8/22/2009
  Q: John ,the bore on my motor is 94.02mm-04mm and the piston which is a B grade piston according to ...
  A: Usually piston knock is caused by taper or shrinkage on the skirt. You did not say if that was ...
96 Discovery irratic idle8/20/2009
  Q: I have a 96 discovery that has a crazy idle. Most of the time it jumps up to 2500 or more, but it's ...
  A: If it's different every time I would first look for a mechanical problem in the throttle linkage. ...
2003 Range Rover8/19/2009
  Q: While Driving to work my S-Belt Broke on the truck. I then opened the hood to noticed that it was ...
  A: First of all, there should not be any "brown water" under the hood. Your coolant should be blue in ...
transmisson8/16/2009
  Q: How do I check the transmisson fluid ,and if I need to change or add where do I do that at. Also ...
  A: On pre-1999 automotic transmissions there is a dipstick under the hood; levle is checked cold. On ...
Engine Died Completely?8/15/2009
  Q: Several months ago, I had an oil change on my '89 Range Rover Classic. The technician put in 5W30 ...
  A: The use of 5-30 oil should not precipitate a failure in an old Rover. We use Mobil 1 5-40 oil in ...
Range Rover 20058/14/2009
  Q: I have a 2005 Range Rover which has been in and out of the shop lately and the problem keeps ...
  A: Smoke is almost always a result of oil leaking onto the hot exhaust. That can come from leaks on ...
three amigos8/13/2009
  Q: I own a 2002 Land Rover Discovery SE7 with 88,000 miles. for several months my ABS, TC, HD lights ...
  A: If the lights are on, there ARE faults in the brake system. The statement that you had no faults is ...
Range Rover Classic Tailgate (upper portion)8/12/2009
  Q: I'm seeking the upper portion of the Tailgate Assembly for a '91 Great Divide. The assembly should ...
  A: I am not a parts vendor. I run a Land Rover service department in Springfield, Massachusetts. If I ...
should this LandRover Discovery be fixed?8/12/2009
  Q: I have offered to seek advice for a friend who has a 1997 Land Rover Discovery. It has been towed ...
  A: The head gaskets are probably leaking coolant onto the ground. How bad do they leak? Perhaps it's ...
freelander rear window mechanism replacement8/11/2009
  Q: I have purchased a replacement rear window mechanism/regulator for my 2003 Freelander 5-door TD4, as ...
  A: Installation is a bit complex but you can do it with ordinary hand tools. The best step by step ...
AC Blower Motors won't run8/10/2009
  Q: 1999 Land Rover Discovery and niether front or rear blower motor will run. I checked all the AC ...
  A: If your statements are all correct then you have a failed blower control unit, or a wiring fault. ...
4.6 gems motor internal rust/scale/pitting8/8/2009
  Q: i purchase a 4.6 long block engine with one year warranty unlimited miles back on 8/4/09 to replace ...
  A: There are three possibilities I can see: 1) The engine suffered some damage in storage before you ...
Range Rover P38 2001 98000km's8/6/2009
  Q: All the following have started in about the last 500km of driving and in this order. I still get all ...
  A: I think you have several problems going on, and I think it's going to take some time and effort to ...
Land Rover Air Conditioner8/6/2009
  Q: I have a 2000 Land Rover Discovery and the a/c blower has stopped working. I removed the blower ...
  A: There are two wires feeding the blower. One side is power, the other is ground. Measure voltage ...
suspension compressor install8/5/2009
  Q: Hey John, I need someone to help walk me through how to find suspension compressor on my 2005 LR3 ...
  A: You can download instructions for that at www.landrovertechninfo.com I am not sure if you can ...
Land Rover Discovery 98 (3.9 L) Petrol8/4/2009
  Q: I recently bought a 98 model LR Disco, its fuel consumption is making me yell. only 3.5 Kms/Ltr. ...
  A: That's 8.5 US miles per gallon. I agree it's a lot, but if the vehicle is run in hot desert, with a ...
OEM vs aftermarket8/3/2009
  Q: I have a 1999 Discovery II with 148000 miles with the check engine light, ABS, traction control, and ...
  A: There is nothing technically difficult about unbolting a catalyst and bolting a ne wone in its ...
95 rangerover key8/2/2009
  Q: I bought a 95 hse rangerover that had no key as the owner lost the only remote key he had. So I got ...
  A: If you want the pushbutton locking to work you will have to take the BECM from the car you got the ...
1999 Land Rover Discovery8/1/2009
  Q: My dad bought a 1999 Land Rover Discovery today and at night when he was showing it to a friend the ...
  A: At this point, the alarm is going to go off as soon as you connect the battery. The only way to ...
no clutch7/31/2009
  Q: I have a 1992 landrover discovery and recently it ran out of clutch fluid, it has since been bled ...
  A: It's possible you made a mistake with the work you did, but it's been my experience that the ...
transmission fail message on dash7/30/2009
  Q: My RR 2003 Vogue is coming up with the transmission fail message on the dash ,what could that be
  A: Your transmission is electronically controlled. The message is the computer's way of tellign you ...
1991 V8 Disco wont start after oil light came on7/30/2009
  Q: Went 4wding in 1991 3.5 V8 Disco and everything was running fine while going through sandy & rocky ...
  A: It sounds like something failed in the cam drive gears area. You will have to remove the front ...
1998 range rover7/29/2009
  Q: I had starter replaced thirty days ago at a rr shop. Car was starting horrible a few days ago but ...
  A: It sounds like you bought a car that had a multiplicity of problems, and it's now suffering from ...
BeCM7/28/2009
  Q: my becm went bad and i bought another one it came out another vehicle my car is a 1996 Range Rover ...
  A: You will need to tow the vehicle to a shop with a T4 or Autologic system and have them synchonize ...
shifting7/27/2009
  Q: I just finished putting my 01 Disco II back together after replacing head gaskets. Now it is not ...
  A: I'm really not sure what to suggest. The transmission is all electronically controlled on your ...
Steering intermittant tightness early disco7/27/2009
  Q: I've begun to notice I've a steering that is becoming 'lumpy'. I can feel a tightness in the ...
  A: You may be feeling something that's about to break in the front end. I'd look very carefully at the ...
land rover discovery II , trans oil light7/26/2009
  Q: For some reason The website is not letting me ask a follow up question so I've come back here. My ...
  A: I do not know what I'd do with the warning light without seeing the vehicle and evaluating the ...
transmission oil temp sensor light7/26/2009
  Q: The trans oil sensor light is red. I had my fluid changed and a conditioner added and drove 20 mi ...
  A: The diagnosis of transmission failure based on that light is almost certainly wrong and suggests ...
Turbo charger7/25/2009
  Q: Can Tdi 110 defender jeeps modified to run without turbo charger unit, what will happened if turbo ...
  A: The truck will run without the turbo but it will lose quite a bit of efficiency and power. You ...
Land Rover Disco II ignition7/24/2009
  Q: My husband just finished changing the head gaskets on our 2001 Disco II Series..after he had ...
  A: The ignition lock is strictly mechanical. There is nothing tricky to confuse you. It's just a key, ...
air conditioner blown fuse issue7/23/2009
  Q: The AC 30A fuse blows. Sometime right away after replacing the blade fuse, some times it does not ...
  A: That fuse is almost certainly failing because the blower motor is tired and drawing too much ...
defender clutch7/20/2009
  Q: My defender Td5 has 155000 km on the clock.My master cilinder has failed 3 times in a six month ...
  A: There is nothing you could "do wrong" when operating your Defender to make the clutch cylinder fail. ...
fuel gauge7/19/2009
  Q: i have a 95 land rover discovery,head gasket was replaced on passenger side and since then the fuel ...
  A: I can't really imagine what the head gasket has to do with fuel gauge reading. As you know, the ...
1998 Land Rover Discovery losing power7/18/2009
  Q: My 1998 Discovery starts okay, but is losing power when I accelerate. The o2 sensor needs replacing ...
  A: It sounds like you are just guessing, and that gets expensive fast. I really suggest you search out ...
Error Code 1807/14/2009
  Q: My Range Rover Vogue TD6 2003 has an electric problem. Doors are not functioning with remote key. ...
  A: I have no idea where "error code 180" comes from other than to say it's a test equipment issue. If ...
98 Land Rover Discovery LE7/13/2009
  Q: Good morning. I have a problem with my exterior lights. All fuses and bulbs have been checked and ...
  A: With all those lights out, you probably have more than one problem. I expect you have a mix of bad ...
LR2 19997/13/2009
  Q: Mr Robison, The problem is the 3 amigos. ...but the abs is still working as usual so as i can see ...
  A: The only way to answer your question will be to find a shop with a T4 or Autologic diagnostic system ...
LR Discovery I '957/12/2009
  Q: My Discovery won't start. It cranks but won't start, this usually happens after rain or high ...
  A: If the vehicle has a good engine, it will run if provided with fuel and spark at the right moment. ...
Heaters dont work7/11/2009
  Q: i hope you can help i just purchase a 4.6 2000 year landrover vogue,The (Heaters are not working but ...
  A: The first step is to make sure you are not low on coolant. If the level is right, the next step ...
cant open range rover7/10/2009
  Q: I have a 98 range rover the battery is dead . The driver side door handle is broken and Ican not ...
  A: A locksmith may be able to jimmy a door open. If not, the best window to break is the little one in ...
door locks7/9/2009
  Q: We own a 1999 Land Rover Range Rover and have had the strangest problem with the door locks. They ...
  A: My guess would have been the same as the dealer - the latches. Other problem areas could be the RF ...
98 range rover front driveshaft7/8/2009
  Q: I recently purchased a 98 range rover 4.6 hse. It had previously had the front driveshaft[from ...
  A: You can drive it that way but doing so may ruin the viscous coupler in the transfer case, a $1,000 ...
2005 LR3 AC Problem7/7/2009
  Q: I bought by LR3 last summer. The AC was really cold. This spring it did not seem as cold. Then the ...
  A: What you are describing sounds like a leak, where the system loses efficiency and gradually fails. ...
landrover freelander sunroof7/6/2009
  Q: The sunroof will not close on my landrover freelander, will this cost a lot to repair as i have been ...
  A: If that's what you have been told it sounds like you already know the answer. Many sunroof repairs ...
02 freelander timing belt7/6/2009
  Q: My 2002 freelander SE started making alot of noise when driving and I've been told I need to change ...
  A: The timing belt tool kit is available from your dealer or online suppliers like Atlantic British. ...
fuel lines7/5/2009
  Q: I am in need of a set of fuel lines for a 1998 D1. The line on my truck have rusted out! The line on ...
  A: You are in Canada, and your parts situation may be different. However, here in the USA I have had ...
radio and dash board lites7/2/2009
  Q: I have a 2002 Discovery with the 128,000 miles on it. The problems I'm having are as follows: 1. ...
  A: It sounds like your radio has an internal failure. There is a possibility that the scan button on ...
Rebuilt Landrover Discovery II SE engine7/2/2009
  Q: We have asked a question a couple of days ago about problems we are having with a reconditioned ...
  A: I think the rebuilder's excuse is bull***t. If the engine lacks compression in two cylinders that ...
Overheating7/1/2009
  Q: My wife is on a trip to her parents currently about 300 miles north. She called and said our 98 ...
  A: There is a good chance you have an internal failure in the engine, a bad block or head gasket. ...
2004 Td5 Landrover Discovery gearbox6/30/2009
  Q: Had the gearbox checked on our Td5 before heading off on a 6000 km trip around Western Australia, ...
  A: That sounds like a failure within the gearbox. Those ZF boxes are tricky to work on and beyond the ...
Range Rover 2003 HSE6/30/2009
  Q: I've owned the car since new, it has 106000km on the clock and runs beautifully. Recently the ...
  A: That sounds like a failure within the gearbox. It's possible it's a control problem but more likely ...
Disco I surging6/28/2009
  Q: I have a 97 Disco and when engine is warm to hot, the engine seems to surge on and off, almost like ...
  A: The surge is probably caused by some kind of fuel trim issue. I think you would see the problem if ...
Looking For Reputable Range Rover Mechanic in Central Florida Area6/26/2009
  Q: I have a 1996 Range Rover that needs Service. Refuse to go back to Orlando Range Rover Dealership, ...
  A: I have no personal knowledge of repair shops in the Orlando area. My best suggestion is to go to ...
98 LR discovery6/26/2009
  Q: Your previous advice was great. I really appreciate it. Is it expensive to repair the cruise ...
  A: Is it expensive to repair the cruise control? The switch is working but the cruise control doesn't ...
engine swap6/24/2009
  Q: I am helping my son change the engine in his 1995 Discovery. It has a 3.9 with a distributor ...
  A: You need a different front cover and cam to use the 4.0 block in the older vehicle. If i were you, ...
Door key does not work6/23/2009
  Q: My Freelander Land Rover 2002 model has suddenly stopped locking. When I insert the key in the front ...
  A: If the key does not turn in the lock, then the kay is damaged or the lock has failed. If the key ...
cat converter6/23/2009
  Q: i just now rebuilt my engine on my 97 discovery. i took the catalitic converters off. what can i do ...
  A: If your vehicle is a US market Rover, configired for catalysts, the check engine light will never go ...
disco series 2 v8 engine knock6/22/2009
  Q: John i have a knocking sound coming from cylinder 7 .i found that by disconnecting the plug the ...
  A: The knock is more likely to be a loose piston. The rod clearance has to be low, 1-2 thousandths but ...
2002 Disco V8 Auto Motor Cutting Out.6/21/2009
  Q: My Disco cut out on the highway last night, all readings are normal, the motor just died but ...
  A: The only thing that comes to mind is a crank sensor failure. When they fail, the engine management ...
02 Freelander keys don't work anymore6/19/2009
  Q: I loaned my 02 Freelander to a friend for a day. She swears nothing unusual happened. She parked ...
  A: It sounds to me like the column lock just chose this moment to break. You can squirt some graphite ...
Range Rover Brake Booster6/18/2009
  Q: I continue to have brake problems with my 1996 Range Rover. The ABS electrical booster pump ...
  A: Whenever someone makes a statement like "I replaced the booster pump four time," something is wrong. ...
starting6/18/2009
  Q: do 97 Disc. have a fuel check valve, turns over but will not start till step on fuel petal a few ...
  A: Cars like these have powerful electric fuel pumps. In terms of fuel delivery from the tank, pumping ...
ABS Light6/17/2009
  Q: I have a problem with my ABS. The problem started couple of months ago while My sister was driving ...
  A: The light is on, so the ABS computer has faults to report to you. If your present mechanic is ...
Discovery I Running Lights Problem6/17/2009
  Q: I was hoping you could help me with some problems keeping me from getting a mass state inspection on ...
  A: Sometimes problems like this stem from failures in the light switch. Other times they come from ...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE6/16/2009
  Q: I purchased a 1998 Land Rover Disco approximately 3 weeks ago. Before I purchased it I had taken it ...
  A: You can price parts online with Atlantic British or Rovers North. As you will find, the pump, ...
Broke down RangeRover6/16/2009
  Q: My check engine light is on and my eas has faulted. The sensor say max speed 35mph and the truck ...
  A: You need to scan the engine computer for faults, and do what's is indicated. That's the meanign of ...
Freelander shuddering6/15/2009
  Q: My 1999 freelander shudders when your foot is removed from the accelerator and also when changing ...
  A: The behaviour you describe re jacking and turning is normal. The click may point to failing cv ...
rough ride 94 disco6/14/2009
  Q: have replaiced springs and shockers and have new tyers, but still get a rough ride, hope you can ...
  A: If the issue is a rough ride, the answer is softer springs, softer shocks, lower tire pressure, or ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery - Quick trip to get power washer gas - now Disco won't start6/14/2009
  Q: I have a 2003 Land Rover Discovery - that I love! I have never had any issues with it till ...
  A: I'm sorry that I can't say why your Rover won't start from here, over the Internet. What I can say, ...
trans failsafe prog. warning light6/13/2009
  Q: the warning light trans. failsafe prog. indicator lit up ony my 2003 range rover hse. then suddenly ...
  A: If you were so unwise as to rev your vehicle to 6,000 rpm while it was in gear and not moving you ...
plug wires 2000 DiscoII6/12/2009
  Q: I saw someone mentioned they had a tech sheet for replacing the plug wires on a 2000 DiscoII. Would ...
  A: There is no "tech sheet" about replacing plug wires. Land Rover does have a service support site, ...
starting6/12/2009
  Q: I have recently purchased a 1998 Freelander XEI S Top, I can fully turn the ignition key and all the ...
  A: It's certainly possible you have an intermmittent failure of the starter or ignition switch but the ...
2001 Discovery6/11/2009
  Q: I hope you can help me, I recently had the head gasket replaced and had done as well a valve job, I ...
  A: 1590 and 1884 are complex communication faults that are probably only soluble with factory-level ...
Rusted Firewall6/10/2009
  Q: I am busy reparing a 2000/2001 Defender Pick-up. It has a badly rusted firewall. I have been told ...
  A: The firewall is what the windshield sits on. It's the innermost part of the body. To change it, you ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery6/9/2009
  Q: I bought a used 2003 Discovery from a Land Rover dealer in Virginia. The car shook a bit more than ...
  A: It sounds like you bought a vehicle with a lot of problems. I'd suggest you find a Land Rover ...
2001 Range Rover HSE not starting6/9/2009
  Q: I have a 2001 Range Rover, the other day I shut it off with the windows down, the doors unlocked, ...
  A: Rolling the windows up and locking the vehicle is not part of the regular feature set of that ...
Land Rover Freelander 2002 - low oil pressure sign at idle6/8/2009
  Q: 2002 Land Rover Freelander with ~93K miles. Recently I saw its low pressure light flicker at idle. ...
  A: If the car loses oil pressure after 50 miles that's a sign of a serious internal engine problem. ...
Land rover disco 1993 3.9L EFI6/7/2009
  Q: How are you? I have a problem with my disco i bought 3rd hand already this car was from japan RHD ...
  A: RAVE does not cover the pre-1995 vehicles. The printed workshop manual has a procedure to test all ...
LR 1999 Discovery Big Problems6/7/2009
  Q: John, First, thanks – this is the most useful site I’ve run across and I have a feeling that it’s ...
  A: I really don't know how to advise you on finding a mechanic or how to care for your car. Much of ...
2004 Range Rover HSE6/6/2009
  Q: i have a proble my range rover was in accident the ECU was damaged i but use ecu i took the car to ...
  A: You cannot install a used ECU in that vehicle. The dealer is correct. If your ECU was damaged you ...
air conditioner Range Rover 4.0 20006/5/2009
  Q: Took my Range Rover for service because the air conditioning was not blowing cold air. Thought I ...
  A: Without knowing the prevailing labor rates in your area, and exactly what parts are needed, there is ...
2000 disco II Brake sensors6/5/2009
  Q: I had all four pads, rotors and calipers checked today and found all in perfect shape but my ABS, TC ...
  A: Your warning light problem has nothing to do with the pads and rotors. It's an electronic issue ...
Land Rover codes6/4/2009
  Q: I have a 2001 Land Rover Range Rover SE. It has 96,000 miles on it and is displaying 2 codes. The ...
  A: If you have a misfire that returned after changing a pl;ug the next stop is to change the wires and ...
'94 Disco 1 3.9 L V8i Catalytic Converters6/3/2009
  Q: John, Great site! First a little background: My Disco affectionately called Black Betty just gave ...
  A: I believe there is more to the story than just a distributor, but I can't say what without seeing ...
2002 Land Rover Disco SE - ABS and other warning lights6/2/2009
  Q: Son has 2002 Land Rover Disco SE with ABS and other warning/failure lights on (also happened in ...
  A: The only way to tell what has failed in the ABS is to connect an Autologic or T4 test system and ...
transfer case6/2/2009
  Q: I have a 2000 disco 2 and noticed my rear axle not pulling. I jacked up the front and put it on ...
  A: Contrary to what you believe, no help is needed. Your vehicle is acting as it should. Cars have ...
Discovery 1 starting problems6/1/2009
  Q: I keep having problems with the LR Discovery from 1996 that I own. The starter sometimes would not ...
  A: You need an assistant to check this out. When the vehicle fails to crank put a test lamp on the ...
air suspenion p386/1/2009
  Q: I've just bought a up RR,all was well until three days ago,the air suspension pump has a mind of ...
  A: If the pump runs all the time, it's either worn out, or the system leaks, or both. That said, the ...
Oil leaking from side of metal valve cover5/31/2009
  Q: We have a Land Rover Discovery II. Last month my wife blew the head gasket. The dealer said they did ...
  A: No, that suggests the gasket may have slipped when they refitted it. The valve covers were removed ...
Leak5/30/2009
  Q: I have a 2004 land rover discovery. The coolant hoses and head gaskets were recently replaced. I ...
  A: I suggest you bring it back to the shop and have it checked out right away. It may be a coolant ...
replacing plenum5/30/2009
  Q: I have decided to try and replace the plenum and gasket for my 03 discovery. Is there anything ...
  A: There is no special trick to this but it's a long job. You have to move the ac compressor aside and ...
1999 Land Rover Discovery II Fluids5/29/2009
  Q: I'm replacing the wires as you said. I've decided to learn how to work on Land Rovers myself. Can ...
  A: First of all, we use Mobil 1 synthetic fluids for all Land Rovers. The differentials use gear lube. ...
Disco II 01; engine won't turn over5/28/2009
  Q: having trouble w/engine completely turning over ... Don't believe it's the starter, alternator or ...
  A: You have to start with checking basics. Does it have spark? If so, does it have fuel pressure? ...
TD5 vibration when slowing down5/27/2009
  Q: I have a 2002 TD5 manual discovery.When i am slowing down with the clutch depressed, the vehicle ...
  A: I would remove the transmission/transfer case as a unit and examine them and the clutch. The cause ...
1998 Landrover Discovery hot running problem5/27/2009
  Q: John, My 98 Disco SFI GEMS 4.0 Starts and runs fine for approximately 10 minutes. After that time ...
  A: That's why they make sophisticated test systems - so we don't guess and waste money. What I would ...
Discovery2 TD5 ACE5/26/2009
  Q: Got Discovery2 td5 5 seater , 2000. Bought it in Berlin a month ago and got it delivered to ...
  A: There is not much you can do without a T4 Autologic or IDS test system. If you can't find a ...
freelander 2004 warning lights/temp gauge5/26/2009
  Q: i have a 2004 freelander and last week my amber check engine light came on intermittintly, then my ...
  A: Whenever I hear the temp gauge is pegged there is a good chance there is internal damage in the ...
'04 Range Rover Mkiii Air suspension Problems5/24/2009
  Q: Last October I purchased an '04 Ranger Rover HSE from a CPO dealer in Dallas. Due to my job I have ...
  A: First of all, air suspension failures rarely make noise. The squeak you hear is almost certainly ...
99 LAnd Rover Disco II Driving Through Severe Flood Misfires5/23/2009
  Q: John, It has been raining for a 2 weeks straight. Roads are flooded and detour signs everywhere. I ...
  A: I hope nothing is wrong too. It sounds like you got some of the wiring wet. To prevent a ...
air suspension5/22/2009
  Q: I have a 1999 TD5, My friend unhitched a trailer for me and used the height adjuster, when he wound ...
  A: You will have to find a LR specialist with a T4 or Autologic system to check the operation of the ...
range rover fuse b25/21/2009
  Q: I have a 1994 range rover with the 4.2 liter engine. I noticed that on occasion the car wouldn't ...
  A: The answers to that question are in the Electrical Troubleshooting Manual, which is a separate book ...
oil leak5/20/2009
  Q: 1997 disco oil leaking from filter no matter how tight you get it. new filter and oil changed, ...
  A: The oil filter has its own gasket. If you fitted a genuine filter and tightened it properly it will ...
oil light5/19/2009
  Q: I purchased a 2003 Freelander 10 days ago. While on a trip, my oil light came on. I called dealer, ...
  A: If I were you, I'd seek a second opinion from a letitimate, qualified Land Rover expert right away. ...
Power seats stopped working5/17/2009
  Q: I decided to recline my drivers seat waiting for my kids, and when I needed to raise my seat back ...
  A: You may have popped a fuse. If not, the next place to look would be a failure in the body control ...
Coolant hose5/16/2009
  Q: I have a 2003 LandRover Discovery. Today I was pulling in a parking lot and noticed the red light ...
  A: By all means buy a hose, but the hose may be symptomatic of a bigger failure within the engine. Put ...
wierd noise5/15/2009
  Q: I have just purchased a 2006 4.6 HSE Range rover At 71mph a high pitched "ringing" noise can be ...
  A: We have spent 5-6 hours hunting noises like that in my service department. Pursuit of that noise ...
landrover disco5/13/2009
  Q: anyone help me i bought a disco 1995 2.5 diesal and have fluid cumin from passager side front wheels ...
  A: That's gear oil that fills the swivel housing. There is a supply of oil in the center differential, ...
lost key5/11/2009
  Q: i bought a range rover 2003 and it only came with 1 key, i lost it, how can i get a key?
  A: If you take your driver license and the vehicle registration or title to any Land Rover dealer they ...
Alarm goes off in 2003 Disco5/11/2009
  Q: Alarm goes off in my 2003 discovery and it does not start. The vehicle was working just fine until ...
  A: You should be able to reset the alarm by pressing the button on the electronic key. If you don't ...
2004 Discovery II / Horn Won't Work...5/10/2009
  Q: We just bought this car, and it is a beauty, but it did not come with the manual, and the Horn will ...
  A: You can download the owner's manual at www.landrovertechinfo.com under the "owner info" area. You ...
trans fluid5/10/2009
  Q: how can I check my transmission fluid on my disco 3 tdv6hse
  A: The fluid is checked with the vehicle running on a drive-on lift through a fill port in the side of ...
1998 land rover 4.0SE5/9/2009
  Q: 1. we converted to coil springs and we disarmed the EAS fault now we are experiencing a sqeeking ...
  A: If the vehicle didn't squeak before your modification, and it squeaks now, logic tells us the work ...
97 disco5/8/2009
  Q: HOW DO I REMOVE THE A/C EVAPORATOR CORE FROM MY 97 DISCO.IT GOT SOME FREON LEAK,AND NEED TO BE ...
  A: Replacement of the evaporator is a big job; two days of work for an experienced technician. If you ...
transmission oil temperature light on 99 disco5/7/2009
  Q: When i turn my disco 99 on it only takes about a minute and the Transmission Oil Temperture light ...
  A: There is no way that your Rover's transmission fluid can go from cold to overheated in one minute. ...
LR Discovery coolant leak5/7/2009
  Q: The coolant in my land rover is running straight through and leaking somewhere on the driver's side ...
  A: It could be anything - a broken hose, a leaking intake manifold gasket, a head gasket. Your first ...
Rear main crank shaft bearing5/6/2009
  Q: Can it be removed taking the sump off with the engine in situ to renew seals. Regards Arthur
  A: There are two components to the rear main seal. You can replace the cross seals between bearing cap ...
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: It sounds like you have really excessive pressure in the crankcase. That can mean there's a ...
Disco 03 Leaking Oil5/3/2009
  Q: Our disco (105K) began leaking oil and we had a local shop look at it, they tightened o-rings? Now ...
  A: "Tightened o-rings" does not sound like much of a repair description. If a shop told me that, I'd ...
1998 land rover 4.0SE parking Brake5/3/2009
  Q: I inherited this vehicle the following lights are on constantly on the dash (ABS,brakes,TC) and ...
  A: It sounds like you should find a Land Rover specialist and have them see what's wrong with the ...
2004 rang rover hse.5/2/2009
  Q: ok.....On my way home from a 3 hour road trip i heard a thump sound coming from underneath my truck. ...
  A: I really don't have any idea what's wrong from that description. But I can tell you that your ...
1988 range rover5/1/2009
  Q: i would like to know the correct procedure to replace the chassis mounts
  A: Put a floor jack under a piece of trimmed 4x4 wood and put that under the body near the mount you ...
Intermittent '00 Disco shutting down5/1/2009
  Q: A few days ago my '00 Disco II suddenly shut off while I was at a stop light. I put it in park to ...
  A: I suggest you find a shop with autologic or t4 test gear (a real LR specialist, not a generalist ...
my LandRover Dicovery 1997 locked4/30/2009
  Q: My Land Rover (1997) was left for a while in the garage until the battery died. I recharged the ...
  A: The alarm should reset when you put the key in the driver door and turn it all the way to lock and ...
range rover4/29/2009
  Q: On My 1999 range rover the light is on saying gear box fault for about two weeks I did not use the ...
  A: A gear box fault light will not prevent your truck from starting. It sounds like you've got more ...
central locking/anti-theft alarm4/29/2009
  Q: Okay so i went out for a drink one Friday night and ended up losing my keys to my recently bought(4 ...
  A: It sounds like the switches in the door latch are either disconnected or they have failed. In most ...
chirping nose in engine compartment4/28/2009
  Q: When I accererate or but my foot on the gas pedal I hear a chirping noise come out of the engine ...
  A: Usually chirps come from the serpentine belt or one of the pulleys. A careful listen up there may ...
95 3.9 tdi trainy shift problems4/27/2009
  Q: have 95 dico 1 have had many problems fixed most. 1 problem cant figure out. transmission showed no ...
  A: Whatever is happening is internal to the transmission. There are no adjustements or external ...
1992 Disco1 3.5L v8 vibration4/27/2009
  Q: John, the disco starts shuddering at 2500 rpm and then it stops at 3000rpm. I have changed the ...
  A: I'm sorry but I can't help with the vacuum line mystery. We don't have that setup here in the USA. ...
Rear door windows Disc commecial4/26/2009
  Q: to improve vision at junctions the wiring appears to be in the doors Regards Bob
  A: I think you would need the upper door frames and switch packs from a regular Discovery to do that, ...
Propshaft4/26/2009
  Q: Can a landrover discovery be driven without the front prop shaft ?
  A: As long as your model has a differential lock, you can move it to the locked position and then ...
Squeaky Wheels - '99 Disco II, '02 Rangie Electical4/24/2009
  Q: I just got finished reading your article in Rovers North. You have a good quip about the electrical ...
  A: Squeaks like you describe are almost always resonances between pad and brake rotor. Sometimes you ...
2000 Range Rover HSE Tailgate lights4/21/2009
  Q: All lights are out on my tailgate though the left and right quarter panel tail/turn/reverse lights ...
  A: If they are all out, and the blbs are good, I would suspect the ground wire or meltdowns in the ...
noisey lifter in 2000 disco4/21/2009
  Q: one of the lifters is make a ticking noise when you pull of. i've been told it will cost 2 grand to ...
  A: The rocker shaft assemblies are $500 each, and it's a full day's work to change them. The price you ...
clutch falls to the floor4/20/2009
  Q: ihave clutch problems,ireplaced clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder.there are no leaks in ...
  A: A skilled technician should be able to tell the difference between a problem in the clutch ...
2003 Range Rover lots of wierd things?!4/19/2009
  Q: I just got a 2003 range rover and have a few questions...maybe I am just over paranoid because I ...
  A: Some of your noises could be normal, or they could indicate problems. For example . . . the noise ...
LR bulb bases4/19/2009
  Q: I need to find a source to buy the twist in light bulb bases that are common for 1995 LR Discovery. ...
  A: Call Les at Rovers North, 802 879 0032 as I doubt you'll find that level of detail in the online ...
Disco doesnt transfer4/18/2009
  Q: 98 Disco owner for 6 months. Love it, but have never been able to get the transfer case to shift. ...
  A: Every now and then this happens for an internal transfer case problem, but the rest of the time we ...
battery replacement for remote entry4/18/2009
  Q: Kindly advise me the procedure for the replacement.Thanks...
  A: The remote in that model should work fine once you change the batteries. The owner's book has ...
2000 freelander clutch pedal4/17/2009
  Q: I just put in a new clutch and the pedal now doesn't travel far enough up to fully engage the ...
  A: I'm not sure what to say except that something must have been assembled wrong. I'd suggest you go ...
replacing coil pack on 01 discovery4/17/2009
  Q: I was curious about the best way to replace a bad coil pack on my 2001 land rover discovery. The ...
  A: To reach the coil pack you have to move the ac compressor out of the way, remove the alternator and ...
Land Rover Discovery Series II, 19994/16/2009
  Q: My gas gauge is not working on my land rover discovery, when I fill up the gauge will not go past ...
  A: The sender for the gas gauge is part of the fuel pump assembly. You will probably have to change ...
Discovery TD54/15/2009
  Q: I have a 2002 Disco TD5. Recently I noticed a rattle/knock when I turn to the left and the road is a ...
  A: Since you're in Africa on rough roads I'd start by looking at the bushings that locate the axle ...
99 range roover 4.04/14/2009
  Q: i just bought a 99 range roover 4.0 the firxt week it was fine the it started acting up i push ...
  A: That's one problem but there are many others and at this point it's nothing more than a guess. Your ...
Rangerover 1997 2.5 Diesel Auto4/13/2009
  Q: When ignision is turned on dash display shows transfere neutral.When placed into drive or reverse ...
  A: It sounds like the transfer case is stuck in neitral or there's an internal failure. The transfer ...
Land Rover Discovery shudders at 70MPH and up and check engine light comes on4/9/2009
  Q: I have a 2000 LR discovery and lately, when I hit 70 MPH the car will shudder and the check engine ...
  A: If the light is flashing that means you have a serious problem that will result in expensive damage ...
temp sensor gauge and o2 sensors4/8/2009
  Q: hey i was wondering if you have any diagrams and instructions on replacing the temp sensor gauge on ...
  A: The oxygen sensors simply unscrew from the catalyst and the connectors unplug from the wire harness. ...
please help! Rover won't start.4/7/2009
  Q: I have a 95 discovery with a manual 5sp. It had not been started in 4 days then when I tried to ...
  A: Your first step is to see if the vehicle has spark. Next, hook up a fuel pressure gauge and see if ...
2001 freelander v64/7/2009
  Q: auto matic transmission is very clunky in low gears especially when cold
  A: Here in the United States we are told to replace the transmission with a factory exchange unit when ...
2004 Range Rover HSE HDC INACTIVE4/6/2009
  Q: I am getting the following messages on my 2004 Range Rover HSE: HDC INACTIVE as well as the ABS ...
  A: It means there is a problem with one or more of the sensors that monitor wheel rotation. With that ...
2003 land rover dicovery 24/5/2009
  Q: I noticed coolant leak yesterday from the bottom of the truck. I haven't been able to pinpoint the ...
  A: The most likely answer is that the plenum is leaking. That causes coolant to run down the back ...
Land Rover Discovery SE 7 20034/4/2009
  Q: We bought our Disco used and it seemed to be in great shape. Now, the SRS light is on and the ...
  A: The SRS light means there is an active fault with the airbag restraint system. You need to find a ...
overheating4/1/2009
  Q: I have a +- '96 discovery series 1 with the 3.9 V8I engine. The engine starts and idles very ...
  A: Your symptoms may suggest a failing head gasket, or a badly clogged radiator. You might try testing ...
1999 Disco II Computer/General strangeness3/31/2009
  Q: I see you guys get swamped but trust me, we DO appreciate it!!! I have a 1999 Disco II and it's ...
  A: All those problems could be caused by a failing crank sensor on the engine. I've seen similar ...
Hard to start when engine is hot and weather is warm3/30/2009
  Q: 97 Range Rover, 4.0L runs good in cold weather. It starts no problem. Once weather warms up and ...
  A: One of the fuel injection temp sensors may be faulty. That's the first place I would look. Second, ...
suspension/air3/29/2009
  Q: ok symptoms. my air suspension on my discovery seriesII will lower itself as i am driving sometimes ...
  A: You could have a sensor problem, but all the parts of the system are getting old and they all wear ...
windows3/27/2009
  Q: If the message center reads windows not set but they are up on a 96 Range Rover will the keyless ...
  A: Keyless entry is unaffected by that message. To set a window, raise it to the top, hold the switch ...
2002 LR Discovery II -- Oil and Coolant Leak3/25/2009
  Q: I recently purchased a 2002 Discovery with 52,000 miles. I had it inspected and was told by a ...
  A: I think you need someone who can put the severity of the leaks into perspective. In this economy ...
engine misfire3/25/2009
  Q: I HAVE RECENTLY REPLACED MY ENGINE IN MY 1999 DISCO SERIES II I'VE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS. SERVICE ...
  A: The only way I could give another solution would be to go through the tests and find out what's ...
Short/Draw3/23/2009
  Q: I had a new battery and alternator only to have truck die again. 03 Range Rover. Took it to dealer ...
  A: Your truck has many computers that are always connected to power. There's a body computer that's ...
discovery 4 speed blower swirch3/19/2009
  Q: My 1996 tdi has no blower or air con working.Ihave checked the fuses and are all ok.Is the blower ...
  A: The only way to answer your question will be to begin taking the dash apart and measuring voltage at ...
Head gasket3/18/2009
  Q: I took my 2001 Disco to a LR shop and I was told that I need a head gasket replacement,and he wants ...
  A: I actually think that quote is low, not high. We do those jobs all the time here at my shop, and ...
Lock problem3/18/2009
  Q: I bought a Land Rover discovery 1999 two months ago, I could only open it with the key, because the ...
  A: It souns like you need a door lock and a pair of keyless remotes. You could order a lock and try to ...
leak transfer case3/16/2009
  Q: my name is malcolm and i have a disco build date october 93 model 5 speed manuel.Ihave a leak in the ...
  A: If I were you I would pull the transfer case and reseal it. There's an input seal, an output seal, ...
1995 range rover se3/15/2009
  Q: My lights are blinking on my gear shifter and the dash reads Shift to neutral. So when I do, nothing ...
  A: Those lights are telling you the transfer case is trying to shift from high to low range. Put the ...
disco II 2001 4.0l question3/14/2009
  Q: My brother has a 2001 Land Rover Discovery and has had to change the oil several times over the last ...
  A: If engine coolant is getting into the oil, then you have a serious problem. In most cases, it means ...
windsheld wipers3/13/2009
  Q: first the wiper on the driver side went crazy, then it just stop working. And then the front wipers ...
  A: You can check fuses. You can check to see if the nuts securing the arms to the wiper transmission ...
2000 LR Disc 11 V8 ES - Vibration3/12/2009
  Q: My 2000 LR Disc 11 V8 Es, has a vibration between 120 & 140kmph. Front & rear prop shafts have being ...
  A: Did you also look at tires and wheels? Sometimes it's necessary to suspend the axles in the air and ...
2000 Disco Running Rough at Medium Speed3/12/2009
  Q: I guess my subject line says it all. My disco has about 140k miles on it and is fairly well ...
  A: If the service engine light blinks, it's going to set codes that will be meaningful to a qualified ...
Engine Knocks3/10/2009
  Q: the engine has knocking sound. what could be the reason and how much can it cost to fix it...
  A: I'd suggest you proceed very, very carefully. And engine knock could mean an internal failure, ...
Start / immobiliser3/9/2009
  Q: I`m having a problem with my 96 Discovery 2.5 Diesel. The key fob etc works to unlock the door and ...
  A: It's clear that you have an immobilizer issue, but the UK diesel uses a different system from what ...
2002 Disco II - Flashing Drive, Manual and Sport Mode3/7/2009
  Q: I also have the problem of the ABS, TC, and Hill Descent warning lights coming on. This has been ...
  A: The symptoms you describe sure sound like something is failing in the transmission. And it might be ...
Door lock3/6/2009
  Q: I recently locked my 2002 discovery 2 with the key and when i returned i opened it with the key ...
  A: Chances are the lock actuator in the driver door has failed. It's a 200-some dollar part; expect ...
Code P1471 & P1472 - 03 Freelander3/6/2009
  Q: '03 Freelander, 2.5L, 87K miles My truck sounds like a lawnmower and significant power loss, cuts ...
  A: Well, the intakes are plastic and they often warp, making motor replacement ineffective. So that ...
'97 Land Rover Disco3/4/2009
  Q: I have a slowly leaking steering pump hose. I checked the level regularly, kept it properly filled. ...
  A: My guess is that the banging indicates a problem in the differential or the front u-joints, and it's ...
Disco II 2003 brake-related lights3/4/2009
  Q: I have 2003 Disco II that has had a lot of repair over the past 2 years. This past summer, the rear ...
  A: The only answer is to find someone who has the proper diagnostic equipment. For example, we at ...
2000 discovery series 23/3/2009
  Q: Looking for cylinder head torque specs and tightening sequence. Thanks for any help!!!qjwt2
  A: First of all, the head bolts are not reusable. They are stretched, not torqued. I can't post ...
1999 disc 2 swap engines2/28/2009
  Q: Can I swap a 4.0 with a 4.6hse and transmission or will i have to change everything including ecu's?
  A: Yes, you can swap but you will need the driveshafts and mounts as they are different, and you have ...
door locks2/28/2009
  Q: My two back doors on my disco II will not unlock with the key fob, I have to pull the inside door ...
  A: The power door lock solenoids are integrated into the latches in Discovery II models. They are ...
door lock2/27/2009
  Q: Recently I went to unlock the drivers side door of my 97 Discovery 1, only to have a sudden stop in ...
  A: You'd have to take the door apart to know for sure, but I'd guess the handle mechanism broke, or ...
2003 inactive air suspension2/26/2009
  Q: How can a Range Rover that is never hardly driven, 30 k miles on it, have this message displayed ? ...
  A: The only way anyone can shed light on your problem is by connecting a T4 or Autologic system to the ...
Freelander 2.0 TCIe2/25/2009
  Q: I have a 1998 Freelander 2.0 TCIE. 1stTailgate window regulator cable broke. For me to replaced the ...
  A: Here in the USA, the motor and cables are replaced as a unit. What I thin is happening to you is ...
2001 disco transmission linkage2/24/2009
  Q: my 2001 disco was recently towed and the trannie linkage was disconnected is this something that ...
  A: I have no idea what may have been disconnected. There is no reason that the transmission linkage ...
valve cover gasket2/23/2009
  Q: My valve cover gaskets need changing and I am of a mind to do it myself. Do you happen to have step ...
  A: Valve cover gasket replacement is an all-day job. There are no special tricks to it. You remove ...
Fault Messages2/22/2009
  Q: Have a 1996 4.0 with automatic box RR. Because it sat dormant over the winter months, the battery ...
  A: Here's how to set the windows and sunroof: Run the window all the way down. Release and then press ...
landrover discovery 2 v8 petrol2/22/2009
  Q: I HAVE A 2002 LANDROVER DISCOVERY 2 PETROL V8 IT HAS STARTED TO GET THIS STUDDER WHEN TAKING OF ...
  A: I'd be worried by the phrase "sand in the engine" unless they can show you evidence of it, like sand ...
BREAK LIGHT SWITCH2/21/2009
  Q: will a bad break light switch cause the abs light to go on ,my 2003 discovery II rear break lights ...
  A: Change the switch - it's above the brake pedal. That will probably account for the ABS light and ...
replace shift hood2/21/2009
  Q: I need to replace the shift hood on my 2002 Freelander SE. I picked one up from ...
  A: I asked our Land Rover foreman, who said "they just come off." If you really can't get it, you can ...
P38 Range Rover 19962/19/2009
  Q: Please Help I have just purchased a 1996 P38 Range rover and upon getting it home i noticed neither ...
  A: I'm sorry to tell you that the seats are controlled by the body computer, located under the ...
about the radio wireing2/18/2009
  Q: I got the radio out and all, however, the next radio that I would like to replace the old one with ...
  A: The answer to your question is contained in the factory electrical manual. You can buy a day's ...
Rear Suspension2/17/2009
  Q: My problem is the rear of my 2000 Landrover Discovery. It will not elevate at all in the rear. I do ...
  A: Almost any repair will cost more than simply converting to coil springs. You can buy conversion ...
freelander 19982/17/2009
  Q: hi there mr robison i have a 1800 freelander iv had it for a while now but ive had this connstant ...
  A: Problems like yours are the reason the more sophisticated test systems have live display modes. If ...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II2/16/2009
  Q: I am looking at purchasing a 99 Land Rover Discovery II that has a slipped cylinder sleeve. I ...
  A: Any year Rover can have liner failure. A series I engine won't fit without a lot of rework, so ...
windshield wipers and lights2/14/2009
  Q: I have a 2004 land rover freelander and my windshield wipers will not turn on. However when i use ...
  A: It sounds like the combination turn signal/lilghting switch on the steering column may have failed. ...
catalyst not ready2/12/2009
  Q: I have a 98 discovery and had the o2 censor replaced couple months ago. I kept getting the Catalyst ...
  A: If the car is not achieveing readiness there is some additional problem that's keeping it from ...
LANDROVER DISCOVERY 300 TDI2/12/2009
  Q: My landrover discovery 300 1995 tdi 5 door , the problem is the passengers electric window dosent ...
  A: There are no computers involved in a 1995. Power goes straight from switch to door. If the switch ...
radio ----2/9/2009
  Q: thats the problem four dashes - - - - From trying to enter the code wrong, 5154 isn't 5451 but I ...
  A: Sometimes you have to leave the radio on for a hour before trying to enter codes again. Depends on ...
2004 Land Rover Engine Failure2/9/2009
  Q: I have a 2004 Land Rover Discovery and the engine failed on it Thurs. of last week. The oil light ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of your troubles. You ask if you have any recourse to Land Rover or the dealer ...
transmission2/6/2009
  Q: I have a 2000 land rover discovery II SD model . It has recently been diagnosed with a faulty ...
  A: You can download the full factory service info for under $20 from www.landrovertechinfo.com LRs ...
2002 freelander / smog2/6/2009
  Q: vehicle failed somg. caused by unable to communicate with obdII although shop scanner could ...
  A: Look, I don't mean to sound rude, but they can't have it both ways. If they can't communicate, they ...
LR Discovery Td5 20042/5/2009
  Q: My Discovery Td5 I brought with me from Italy and we are driving now for almost for years in ...
  A: I have no idea what those codes are. They are nothing that would come from a LR test system. You ...
96' RR wont shit out of low gear back to high gear2/3/2009
  Q: This past week we got a snow and ice storm, so i put my range rover into 4wd. A few days ago the ...
  A: The high to low shift is done by an electric motor on the transfer case. The motor may have gotten ...
2002 landrover discovery low oil pressure-sender?2/2/2009
  Q: At low rpms low oil pressure, had oil pump changed out, mechanic has spoken about main bearings ...
  A: The first thing your mechanic should do is fit a mechanical oil pressure gauge in place of the idiot ...
2003 Landrover Discovery - windshield wiper system2/1/2009
  Q: My windshield wipers won't come on anymore - i can't even hear the motor trying - i think it may ...
  A: You can check the fuses, but the motor has probably failed. Teh only way to be sure would be to get ...
land rover discovery 911/31/2009
  Q: I hatve landrover discovery 1991 3.5L petrol, have replacced spark plugs and fuel filter and starts ...
  A: If you are correct about the "not sparking properly," you should be loking at the other ignition ...
brakes1/31/2009
  Q: ... re: 2003 HSE7 Disco 52,000K miles Is it true you need to replace the brake rotor when you ...
  A: If the only concern is "acceptable wear," then you probably get two sets of rear brake pads for ...
range rover 19881/30/2009
  Q: how to stop dust from coming into cabin when air conditioning is on ANSWER: I'm sorry to say the ...
  A: You have to dismantle the dash and then the heater box to actually access the flaps. My best ...
Land Rover1/29/2009
  Q: I recently bought a 2002 Freelander with 108000 km on the odometer without a service record.On the ...
  A: Most people would just drive the vehicle until the pump failed, and change it then. However, the ...
sluggish performance1/28/2009
  Q: John i have a 2000 v8 disco the problem is at about 2200-2500 rpm the motor starts missing and ...
  A: Since you have modified the motor the usual diagnostic answers might not apply. What we would do at ...
Leaking oil at 90k1/26/2009
  Q: John, Appreciate you answering all these folks questions and hope you can offer some advice. I have ...
  A: We get jobs like that here at Robison Service all the time. On the engien, we'd look at the timing ...
M and S lifhts flashing1/25/2009
  Q: I have a 2000 land rover discovery and the M&S lights are flashing. Also were the shift is the D ...
  A: That means there's a fault in the electronic transmission controls. If yo shut off and restart and ...
Sunroof doesnt want to close1/24/2009
  Q: .i own a land rover 97 disco tdi. my sunroof at the back has been having some problem. it got stuck ...
  A: The original sunroofs that Land Rover used in the Disocvery were plagued by problems like you ...
1995 Land Rover Discovery1/24/2009
  Q: I have a few questions actually. 1) My passenger front door will only open if both the interior and ...
  A: 1) You almost certainly need a new door latch. About $150, and a significant hassle to install ...
series 3 misfire1/23/2009
  Q: We have a series 3 and it misfires at about 35mph + as the pedal is pressed. I have checked plug ...
  A: There is nothing special about a Series III ignition. If it misfires you look for bad points, bad ...
Land Rover Discovery V8 (1998) Starting Problems1/23/2009
  Q: I am experiencing Starting problems with my Discovery V8. When it is driven on the motorway or on an ...
  A: Take a test light and have an assistant see if there's power at the starter solenoid when that's ...
landrover discovery wiper failure1/22/2009
  Q: i am having trouble with my windshieldwipers. the dont work at all, we checked the fuse and it seams ...
  A: You should never run the wipers with snow on the windshield. From your description, the most likely ...
1999 Disco II Transmission/Trans Case Fluid + Need Mechanic1/22/2009
  Q: I just moved to Cape Canaveral, FL (near the space center) from Los Angeles, CA and I cannot find ...
  A: The fluids in that vehicle are not "special Land Rover." with the exception of the ACE fluid, if you ...
landrover1/21/2009
  Q: i need torque specs on 1998 landrover discovery for valve train,intake,and cylinder heads
  A: I'm sorry but it's not just a number. You have to tighten those in a particular pattern, and they ...
Auto transmission1/21/2009
  Q: Our Land Rover Discovery 1 V8 1996,it does not want to go forward it only reverse.My husband was ...
  A: If your Discovery goes back but not forward there is almost certainly a problem in the transmission. ...
98 Land Rover Power Steering Leak1/19/2009
  Q: John, Thank you for being there. I have a 98 Discovery with 103,000 miles on it and in excellent ...
  A: I am sorry to say there is no one cause for power steering leaks like yours. Leaks from the ...
02 Discovery1/16/2009
  Q: John- I've 2 questions for you, 1)the ABS, TC and HDC lights are illuminated on my Disco. I noticed ...
  A: Well, you might need a modulator, but actually sensor and hub problems are more common. Find a shop ...
2004 Range Rover Electrical Problem1/15/2009
  Q: Hope you can lend some insight to a problem I have experienced with my 2004 Range Rover HSE (~60K ...
  A: I am sorry to say there is a difference between a TRUSTED mechanic and one who is PROPERLY TRAINED ...
Cruise Control and Horn1/13/2009
  Q: I have a 2003 Land Rover Disco. S Series II The horn is not working and the cruise control is not ...
  A: Horn problems are most often the horns themselves. Cruise problems are most often brake switches or ...
brakes1/12/2009
  Q: i have a`94 range rover, lost all pressure to the brakes. Dash lights are on,will not go out. Fluid ...
  A: The brake pump has probably failed. YOu can see the pump under the hood in front of the brake ...
fault code 0300, 0301, 0303, 03051/11/2009
  Q: I get 4 fault codes (0300, 0301, 0303, 0305) with my scanner. Before this occurred, I installed 6 ...
  A: If the truck were here ar Robison Service the first thing we'd do would be to change to the correct ...
Discovery suspension1/10/2009
  Q: I have a series 2 Discovery td5 just latley every now and again the suspension will drop on the ...
  A: The sagging is almost certainly the result of dry rot in the air bag on that corner. The thing is, ...
Re: 2000 Landrover Disco II - CV Joint/Drive Train Failure1/10/2009
  Q: Our 2000 Disco II experienced a "catastrophic" failure of the CV joint. The CV joint failed, the ...
  A: The double u-joint in the front driveshaft is "permanently lubricated" so there is nothign to ...
no spark no fuel1/9/2009
  Q: 99 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY II NO SPARK AND NO FUEL ! ALL FUSES OK FUEL SWITCH ON FIREWALL SEEMS TO BE ...
  A: If the alarm is locking it out all you can do is try locking and unlocking with the pushbutton on ...
Electrical Problem??1/9/2009
  Q: I have a '03 Land Rover Discovery SE7 with about 75k miles. Three days ago, I turned on the front ...
  A: What you have to do it test the circuit. If you want to undertake that yourself, buy a day's access ...
Fan belt tensioner 1996 Discovery1/8/2009
  Q: Hey buddy, we have just had the fan belt on our 1996 discovery come apart. We have purchased a new ...
  A: Sorry if I'm not a lot of help on this . . . we don't have that engine here in the states. On our ...
01 rr hse P0452 for over two years now1/8/2009
  Q: I have had this code continuosly for ovr two years. I have had the fuel pump, ecu, gas cap and ...
  A: There is a valve in the fuel filler neck that can stick. It's a common problem in Discovery II of ...
1999 Range Rover1/7/2009
  Q: In my stereo system show EP E-02 and don't work, what i can do to make a work? An another ...
  A: The code means you exchange the radio with a service depot or a LR parts department. At least, ...
HELP PLEASE1/7/2009
  Q: I have a similar problem to others but wld still appreciate your thoughts. I amin the UK and have an ...
  A: The dealer may be right. They can do a test for exhaust gases in the coolant. Have they done that? ...
Alternator input drops with electrical load1/6/2009
  Q: I've got a 1998 Discovery 90k, new plugs and wires. Tach was acting erratic, changed the alternator ...
  A: Either the alternator you installed is defective, or there is a main power distribution problem; ...
Intake Gasket/Water Pump1/6/2009
  Q: Is it possible for someone who has not worked on cars, but willing to get dirty, to replace the ...
  A: There are no special tricks to either of those jobs. Both can be done with standard hand tools. I ...
Lotsa Issues 1997 Disco1/5/2009
  Q: First thank you for any assistance you can give me: 1. Right rear passenger window will not respond ...
  A: 1) The window lifter unit has probably broken. 2) Check for broken front end components, including ...
discovery power steering1/4/2009
  Q: I founda used discovery in my price range, but the owner says it has a minor issue (power steering ...
  A: The pump is probably $400. Hoses are $150. A gear is about $500. Any of those will take several ...
temperature control sensors1/2/2009
  Q: I have a 1993 V8 Automatic Discovery that runs fine when it is cold or not running at operating ...
  A: That's nothing more than a guess. There are many possible causes for that symptom and it's just as ...
SES Light - possible bad O2 Sensor?12/30/2008
  Q: I have a 2004 Discovery II with about 59K miles on it. At 56500 miles the SES light came on and the ...
  A: The problem with your car is probably escaping detection because you are relying on fault code data ...
Discovery tranny12/28/2008
  Q: We have an 03 Discovery that we can't manually down-shift to 1st gear. We can shift through every ...
  A: My first suggestion is to get a Rover specialist to drive the truck and see if you are right about ...
head bolts12/27/2008
  Q: what is the head bolts torque settings
  A: Head bolts on a Land Rover are not reusable. They are one-time things. You install new bolts, snug ...
wiring diagram12/27/2008
  Q: I have a 1995 Land Rover and would like a wiring diagram... How do I obtain such???
  A: That's easy to answer. Go to www.landrovertechinfo.com and buy a day's access for your car. It's ...
95 RRC LWB Stalls When Warm12/26/2008
  Q: .. here's the background information... 95 Range Rover Classic LWB. I had a remanufactured 4.6 ...
  A: I cannot point you to any specific thing, but I can tell you how to solve the problem. The 1995 ...
97 LR Disco12/26/2008
  Q: I recently acquired my second Rover, now have an 03 and a 97 Disco, took the elder out for a woodsy ...
  A: You have bent one of the two steering rods, based upon your description. The steering wheel must be ...
should i buy a 2000 range rover with 111,000 miles on12/25/2008
  Q: i found this 2000 range rover with 1111,000miles on it. when i want to look at it the rear air ...
  A: Plan on $2,000 to convert the sagging suspension to coil springs, and $1,000 to fix the other ...
wipers12/24/2008
  Q: Having sub zero weather here in Chicago. When activated, front wipers do not work. Rear wipers are ...
  A: If the fuse is good, there must be a problem with the power supply (fuse box), the switch, the ...
discovery clutch12/20/2008
  Q: i have changed the slave cyclinder and tired to bleed it but theres stil no clutch but theres fluid ...
  A: Well, I'm not there to see if you did it right. But if you did, and the clutch is operating, but ...
Oils sensor light on idle only12/19/2008
  Q: I have a 2004 Discovery which works and runs perfectly except that the oil engine light turns on ...
  A: Well, you must be missing something. What other answer could there be given that description? If ...
Freelander Overheating12/18/2008
  Q: John, I have a '04Freelender. From time to time, the coolant gauge goes haywire...up & down ...
  A: I'm sorry to say that engine failures like the dealer told you about are all too common on ...
1995 land rover discovery12/18/2008
  Q: I took my 95 disco to a authorized service station today and in the diagnostic he said that my ...
  A: If your statements are accurate then I think you need a second opinion. I have never heard of a ...
99 Land Rover Discovery12/17/2008
  Q: When we get into the car sometimes it will not start but instead when you turn the key in the ...
  A: Outside of replacing the driver door latch yourself to save labor, there are no savings to be had on ...
LR2 over heating and lights12/17/2008
  Q: I live in a small town in Arizona, called Prescott. A couple years ago I bought a 2002 LR2 with ...
  A: You need one of the special LR diagnostic systems - Autologic or T4 - to find out why the brake ...
Freelander 02 motor replaced, now not starting12/15/2008
  Q: I have a 2002 Freelander, it overheated and needed to get the heads machined, it has now had a ...
  A: There is no way to know if the immobilizer is keeping the engine from starting without a T4 or ...
Defender 9012/15/2008
  Q: I live in St. Lucia and own a Defender 110 TD5 (2006). Is there any modification to the suspension I ...
  A: Land Rover sells various spring combinations for different load and road conditions. If you are not ...
nonestarter freelander12/14/2008
  Q: my freelander just stopped the other day in the middle of the road i checked all plugs were sparking ...
  A: You cannot fit a new ECM without the LR test system to code it to the vehicle. In fact, if you ...
1999 4.0 range rover dies driving down the highway...as if out of gas12/14/2008
  Q: My 99 range rover first died with what looked like 1/4 tank of gas about 3 months ago. I assumed ...
  A: Somehow, you need to check to see if the fuel pump is running when the truck dies, and if you have ...
short12/13/2008
  Q: I seem to have a short in the cigar lighter/rear view mirror circuit I disconnected both of them and ...
  A: The lighters are usually the problem in that circuit. If it's elsewhere, you will find full ...
Range Rover with manual heat issue12/11/2008
  Q: I have a 94 Range with manual heat controls. Two fan mounted on the passenger side. It seems the ...
  A: You are correct - if you open the vent that will be cold outside air. To get heaat you must close ...
Land rover repair needed12/10/2008
  Q: Can you tell me what might be wrong with my 2003 LR? I was driving on the highway when it stopped ...
  A: Someone is going to have to do some basic testing to find out what's wrong. Are you losing ...
2003 Freelander Land Rover12/10/2008
  Q: My "Service Engine Soon" light is illuminated. I used an Actron Scantool and got codes 1470 and ...
  A: I can't tell what the problem is, given your descritpion. It sounds like you replace some parts to ...
BCM12/8/2008
  Q: I have a 1997 Range Rover i took it to the shop and they said the Body Contol Module has to be ...
  A: The BECM is a $1,500 part from a dealer, and it must be programmed with a T4 or Autologic system ...
1996 Disco no spark, no power at fuel pump12/6/2008
  Q: Recently my 1996 4.0 Disco died on my while running perfectly; it does not send power to the fuel ...
  A: You can check to verify that the ECU has the correct supply of power and ground. After that, you ...
2004 Land Rover Discover II - Oil Pump Failure12/5/2008
  Q: Two months ago, (about 2,000 miles past the warranty), I was driving our 2004 Land Rover Discovery ...
  A: There was a problem with alignment of the holes between engine block and front cover on some 2003 ...
1994 Land Rover Discovery Flooding12/3/2008
  Q: My engine turns over and all the fluids look good but I smell a lot of fuel and the plugs are wet ...
  A: You've got to go through the basics. Does the spark get to the plugs for sure? Is it timed right? ...
Lower camshaft bearing12/3/2008
  Q: I own a 2004 L>R> Discovery with 79,000 mostly highway miles. Oil changed every 3,000 to 7,000. Oil ...
  A: That might be a result of a defect in the engine casting, but there is no way to know without ...
transmision12/2/2008
  Q: or when i stop feels the shifing very hard what you think? maybe you can give an idea. thanks
  A: The car has an adaptive transmission controller. If you drive it agressively, it will shift hard. ...
Rough Idle and de-coke cylinders/valves12/1/2008
  Q: Been reading through your posts and have a couple of questions re my 1995 V8, 3.9L Disco. I note ...
  A: De-coking with an additive refers to the use of GM Top Engine Cleaner. Directions are on the can, ...
2001 Disco11/29/2008
  Q: my land rover is leaking water to the inside of the rear passenger door, and also the rear door I ...
  A: The leak probably means you need a new rear door seal, adjustment of the door, or both. The latch ...
PO171 lean bank1 PO174 lean bank211/27/2008
  Q: My "Service Engine Soon" light has been on for a couple of weeks. I took it to a shop and the tech ...
  A: If I were to take a guess, it wouldbe a MAF sensor. You have to decide if you want to throw parts ...
Landrover Discovery11/26/2008
  Q: Since fitting rear wheel cyclinder to my landrover discovery, two lights have appeared on the dash. ...
  A: It's impossible to answer the safety question from here, as your issue sounds like it may stem from ...
2000 Landrover Discovery Series II repair11/24/2008
  Q: I would like to replace the current air suspension system on my 2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II ...
  A: Sorry, I do not have any personal knowledge of any Chicago area Land Rover shops. By coincidence, ...
Sparkplug wire change11/22/2008
  Q: How hard is it to change the sparkplug wires in my Landrover discovery 2 body, 1999? I bought ...
  A: You have to remove the top part of the intake to change the wires. It's a 3-hour job for a skilled ...
2000 land rover discovery11/21/2008
  Q: The check engine light flashes and then the engine dies. After an hour it usually starts back up. ...
  A: Find a shop with a T4 or Autologic system, and have them look at the stored codes and the live data ...
1995 Land Rover Discovery radio code issues11/20/2008
  Q: I just bought the above vehicle. It had to be jump-started at first, because it had not been driven ...
  A: Sometimes the radios get swapped, and the new code doesn't get recorded. Pull the radio, get the ...
2004 landrover discovery11/20/2008
  Q: I just bought the vehicle used 3 weeks ago. I had the oil changed today because it was close to 3000 ...
  A: No, it's not a reminder. The light is on to tell you there's a problem with the way the engine is ...
Brakes, no pressure at pedal11/19/2008
  Q: After a complete brake job on my 1990 Range Rover with ABS I cannot get anything to respond in the ...
  A: Do you have a factory manual? If not, get one and follow the bleeding procedure. If you follow the ...
1998 Range Rover 4.011/17/2008
  Q: In the middle of a 500 mile trip my wife and I stopped for fuel. After fueling I started the Range ...
  A: All of those functions are controlled by the BECM computer. I'd recommend finding a Land Rover ...
freelander11/16/2008
  Q: Both reverse lights wont come on when reverse is engaged and now the emission control light comes ...
  A: Does either reverse light work? If so, you have a bulb or wiring problem. If not, you may have ...
valve cover gasket replacement11/13/2008
  Q: recently purchased an '01 LR DiscoII w/ @125K on it. After 2 weeks my 3 amigos appeared - expected ...
  A: It's an all day job to replace the valve cover gaskets. You have to remove the intake plenum and ...
disco brakes11/12/2008
  Q: my 98 disco brakes poorly.the pedal gains firmness but the vehicle takes its time to come to a stop. ...
  A: The rotors are very marginal on those 90s Disco models. If the rotors are any less than perfect you ...
electrical probms.11/12/2008
  Q: I have a 2003 disco, and two days ago the windshield wipers stopped working, the cigarette adapter ...
  A: I suspect you may have a fuse box failure or a body control module problem but I really don't know ...
windows dont go down.11/10/2008
  Q: hey about to buy a range rover its a 97 hse the guy says all 4 windows dont go down is that ...
  A: Well, there is no way to know for sure without some diagnosis. At best, you need a switch pack, ...
Radio11/9/2008
  Q: My CD player works in my freelander but I just cant pick up any radio stations. I checked the ...
  A: It could be the antennas or the antenna amp or the radio itself, but they can only be tested by ...
No voltage to fuel pump11/9/2008
  Q: I have a 96 Discovery 3.9 V8. I found that there is no voltage to the fuel pump. I put 12v directly ...
  A: No, it's not the ECM. If the pump runs with 12v, and the relay is good, there must be a break in ...
OBD2 Code11/7/2008
  Q: The check engine light came on about 3 days ago on my 96 Range Rover 4.0SE, I took it over to the ...
  A: That code means the signal from the engine controller to the transfer case controller is bad. YOu ...
RR hydraulic cam lifters11/5/2008
  Q: I have a 2002 RR 4.6 HSE with 75,000 miles. During a recent service at the Landrover dealership the ...
  A: Usually the rapping noise technician pick up is caused by the rocker shafts, not the lifters. It's ...
2003 RR overheat11/4/2008
  Q: My 03RR started to heat up while driving around town yesterday. The "check coolant" msg was also on. ...
  A: First of all, I must warn you: If you drive this car while the engine is overheating, like you ...
Protecting my new Rover11/2/2008
  Q: I found and purchased a mid-Atlantic one owner (early)1990 Range Rover this weekend. I Couldn't find ...
  A: At the risk of sounding like a commercial . . . At my company, Robison Service, we treat vehicles ...
electric issues on 1993 nas 11011/2/2008
  Q: bought nas 1993 110 earlier this year from used land rover dealer specializing in defenders. the ...
  A: As you may know, my own company Robison Service is also known for Defender restoration work. I wish ...
several major alarm issues11/1/2008
  Q: 1999 land rover discovery series 1 I've done lots of studying about this, and cant seem to figure ...
  A: If you are outside of North America you may be able to remove the alarm and get rid of the engine ...
Windshield defrost10/29/2008
  Q: I have a 2002 Freelander. When I use the button for the front defrost, only the right side of the ...
  A: I am sorry but I can't really point you anywhere easy. All the valves for the dash vents are hard ...
disco stereo10/27/2008
  Q: I am putting a pioneer deck in my 03 discovery and want to keep the rear audio controls. Is this ...
  A: I don't see how you would keep the rear audio controls if you change the head unit. The controls ...
speed control10/26/2008
  Q: i bought a discovery 4000cc the year is a 2000 and the speed control douse not work.the switch light ...
  A: 90% of cruise problems stem from dry rot cracking of the vacuum hoses, especially the hose to the ...
03 landrover discovery10/25/2008
  Q: I have a 2003 landRover Discovery and it has a tapping noise as well i went to three service ...
  A: First of all, valve train noise can come from lifters or the rocker shafts. Rocker shafts are $500 ...
Land Rover Disco 1998 - Smoke on the water!10/25/2008
  Q: Q: land rover has a wondering idle. sometimes dips well below 500 to the point it feels like it will ...
  A: Your symptoms do not point to any single problem. The starting may be a result of losing fuel ...
Land Rover Discovery Series I10/21/2008
  Q: I have a 1998 3.9V8 (not the FXi)which runs well but the engine runs unevenly and cuts out when I ...
  A: Since you have replaced the common tune up parts, the next step for me would be to connect the LR T4 ...
SLS10/19/2008
  Q: My Disco series 2 hangs lower than the right side after it has been standing for a fewq hours...what ...
  A: My guess is that one or both of the rear suspension air bags are dry rotted and leaking. With the ...
A/C push button10/18/2008
  Q: I have a '97 LR Disco that I bought in April. The A/C has been working just fine in the front. ...
  A: It sounds like there are problems with the switch panel, and it also sounds like the rear ac was ...
need help10/18/2008
  Q: need timing spec for a 2002 landrover freelander
  A: If you are asking about ignition timing, the computer does that. There is nothing to adjust. If ...
2006 Range Rover HSE/SC Fob Programming10/17/2008
  Q: Greetings, I bought a new fob for my 2006 HSE/SC and I had cut the key and it opens the door now in ...
  A: The only way to program the keys is with the Land Rover or Autologic test system. Take all the keys ...
Squealing Noise10/16/2008
  Q: I have a 2001 Disco II with 90,000 miles on it. It has been making this squealing noise only when ...
  A: Remove the serpentine belt and run the motor for a minute cold. If there's no noise, you know it's ...
your opinion on repair estimate and Extended Warranty8/28/2008
  Q: Can you recommend an independent Land Rover "second-opinion appraiser" in or near Miami Florida? ...
  A: Usually those Freelander leaks stem from block failure, the $9000 problem the dealer told you about. ...
Fuel Gauge8/26/2008
  Q: I have A discovery 93, the fuel gauge is not working correctly with never going pass a 1/4 full ...
  A: The cure is probably a new fuel pump module. That includes the sender for the gauge. On rare ...
Reset service interval indicator8/25/2008
  Q: Can you help please? Can you tell me if it is possible for me to reset the service interval ...
  A: Your owner's manual should have the procedure for this, which must be followed exactly or else it ...
99 Disco I - Won't start/stay running8/24/2008
  Q: Kind of a whacky problem.... Last August, my car occasionally would not start. The battery was ...
  A: A failing ignition switch is one possibility, but you may actually have a multiplicity of problems. ...
Land Rover alarm question8/23/2008
  Q: We have a 1996 Land Rover Discovrey 4x4 with 110K miles. It was not driven for months and the ...
  A: If this is a US market truck, you ae going to have to haul it to a dealer or a specialist with a T4 ...
98 Disco 18/18/2008
  Q: My theft alarm is acting goofy. Will sound when not activated. horn rapidly beeps (very short beeps) ...
  A: You are kind of stuck. First of all, clearing a code has nothing whatsoever to do with the alarm ...
94 discovery a/c fan switch stuck8/18/2008
  Q: The fan switch for my ac is stuck between the 3 and 4 and will not budge, so it is basically stuck. ...
  A: I don't know what anyone could say except change the switch. It sounds like an obvious failure. ...
Cyl 3 misfire8/17/2008
  Q: Hey there, 2003 Land Rover Discovery II, 65k miles Every once in awhile my SEL will come on, at ...
  A: You have to pull the plenum to change the wires. Most of the time in our shop we change the coil ...
95 range rover was slammed hard into park8/16/2008
  Q: i bought a 95 range rover from a person who said that they slammed the gear in park very hard and ...
  A: It sounds like the park solenoid is broken. That is an anti-theft provision that prevents shifting ...
land rover no spark?8/15/2008
  Q: my name is pete. i have a LAND ROVER 95 3.9L DISCOVERY. THERE IS NO SPARK OUT OF THE COIL HT TOWER.I ...
  A: There is a step by step procedure in the workshop manual that you can do at home with a regular ...
2002 Discovery II8/12/2008
  Q: I have a 02 Disco with 108000 miles on it. I recently ran into a problem where my oil light was ...
  A: I hate to say this, but I think you're barking up the wrong tree. With Mobil 1 5-40SUV oil, the ...
no start discovery8/10/2008
  Q: I have a 99 Discovery that will not start "no spark" replaced crank sensor! what is my next step?
  A: If it were in our shop, or with a properly equipped specialist, our next step would be to look at ...
1998 discovery 1 EFI coil pack8/8/2008
  Q: On my second coil pack and it seems to have just failed (no sparking). Are there other components ...
  A: I have never seen two coil packs in a row fail. I'd guess one of the following: 1) the diagnosis ...
2000 Disco II w/ DTC Po4478/7/2008
  Q: I was curious about information on this code Po447. this is the only code it is throwing. The code ...
  A: The first step would be to learn how evaporative emission control systems work. You can do that ...
Every light is lit up on my dash8/4/2008
  Q: I own a 2001 Land Rover Discovery II and I have had nothing but problems with it since I've owned ...
  A: When I read the statement "no one can figure out why," it means one of two things . . . 1) You ...
96 land rover discovery won't start8/3/2008
  Q: i recently bought a 96 discovery (about a week ago) and it seemed to be running fine. unfortunately, ...
  A: Checking for spark is a good start. Is it out of gas? I'd also check the fuel pump - is it ...
p38 warning message8/2/2008
  Q: I own a 2000 2.5 dse range rover and have just spent £££,s on the diff and transfer box, and now a ...
  A: It may be related to the work you just did, or it may be a new problem. The only way to know would ...
Steering Wheel8/2/2008
  Q: Problem: I replaced my horn switches and the wiper switch - I had to pull the steering wheel out - ...
  A: It sounds like you have broken the spool that carries signals from the column to the wheel. You can ...
2001 Freelander TD4 Auto - Dash Lights8/1/2008
  Q: Just found the site and I hope I'm not repeating a question. Periodically the amber 'HDC' and 'TC' ...
  A: The lights signal a problem with the hill descent and traction control systems of your car. Those ...
knocking at idle8/1/2008
  Q: i have 1995 LWB classic,I am going through this truck which has 128 k on it, it was sitting for a ...
  A: It's possible you head a knock from inside the motor but it's more likely the knock is the elements ...
96 RR 4.0 se engine disable7/29/2008
  Q: I lock my RR and when i was ready to go again my remote did not work i open it manually and the ...
  A: It sounds like the latch in the driver door has failed, and it's not sending the disarm signal to ...
1996 4.0 a/c blower7/28/2008
  Q: The check owners manual came on the temp control, the a/c fan when on high does not blow thru the ...
  A: It sounds like there is some control problem with the system but ou really need specialist tools to ...
changing spark plugs7/27/2008
  Q: thinking about putting in new plugs in my 98 disco. my local LR dealer says the plugs are already ...
  A: The dealer is right, the plugs were gapped at the factory. But we always check them, just to be ...
1994 LR Disco7/26/2008
  Q: Recently acquired (Monday) 1994 LR Disco Auto trans 136K miles. Didn't pick up a what appears to be ...
  A: The factory workshop manual is available from Rovers North or Atlantic British, or online at ...
Starter7/25/2008
  Q: What can I do to troubleshoot the starter on a 2003 Land Rover Freelander. Last week we replaced the ...
  A: You can take a multimeter and check for power at the solenoid when you turn the key to crank, and ...
Land Rover 2 codes7/21/2008
  Q: My check engine light has been on for a few weeks and i plugged in my Car Md.I found the following ...
  A: Some of your codes relate to the engine, some to the transmission and communications. You can day a ...
Disco 94 sensor trouble7/19/2008
  Q: The ABS light stays on and we are unable to find where to plug the diagnostic tester in. Have taken ...
  A: You will need a Land Rover specialist shop with a Autologic or a T4, and when you find one, they ...
Land Rover Discovery Radio7/19/2008
  Q: I have a LR Discovery 2003 and have recurring radio problems. Radio will all of sudden lose power ...
  A: The radio in that car is pretty much self contained. First, I would disconnect it and see if the ...
Range Rover classic wont start7/18/2008
  Q: My '93 classic turns over but wont start. Checked fuses (good). Checked fuel pump.(no voltage to ...
  A: Look at the wire harness to the mass air meter, and find the wire from it to the ignition coil. If ...
Service Interval Indicator7/16/2008
  Q: HOW DO YOU RESET THE COUNTDOWN TO THE NEXT SERVICE ANSWER: What year and model do you have? ...
  A: We reset that through the test system but you can also do a partial reset through the instrument ...
97 disco won't start after engine clean7/15/2008
  Q: John, I sprayed the engine of my 97 disco 4.0 at the spray wash and now it won't start, I've let it ...
  A: I really cringe when I hear "took it to the mechanic" stories like yours. Blocked a hose with a ...
OBD1 Code Reader 1995 Discovery 17/14/2008
  Q: I am having a hard time finding a portable OBD1 code reader for my 1995 Land Rover Discovery 1. Is ...
  A: There is no low cost reader for the older OBD I Rovers. However, if you buy a factory workshop ...
2001 Discoery II electrical- seat and horn7/14/2008
  Q: My 2001 Discovery II keeps blowing the 40Afuse under the driver's seat if I touch any of the seat ...
  A: The horn problem may be a spool or wiring issue in the steering column. The seat fuse may blow as a ...
Crank Shaft Sensor7/12/2008
  Q: I have a 2001 Landrover Discovery which has just had the crank shift sensor replaced because the ...
  A: Yes, your mechanic changed the wrong part. A crank sensor can prevent your truck from running at ...
adding on7/11/2008
  Q: I was wondering. I own a disco 2 2004, S model. Can i add some of the amenities that the SE and HSE ...
  A: You can add those thinngs but it's quite a bit of work and the parts will be costly. If you go to ...
Windows on my 97 Land Rover7/10/2008
  Q: I tried to roll my windows down the other day in my Land Rover. Nothing happened. About five ...
  A: The center console switch pack may be bad. I suggest you find a LR specialist with the T4 or ...
1997 land rover discovery7/10/2008
  Q: My battery overheats occasionally and it smells bad. I also have the tach and radio going weird. The ...
  A: Your symptoms point to a problem with the alternator, or the alternator wiring. In particular, you ...
1994 RR Gas Tank Vacuum problem7/8/2008
  Q: I have a 1994 LWB. Whenever I remove the gas cap I get a lot of pressure released from the tank. Any ...
  A: "A lot of pressure released" is really just too vague . . . there is no way to know if that's normal ...
2000 Range Rover won't start7/7/2008
  Q: I have a Range Rover 2000 4.0 SE I change the battery after that it won't start center display ...
  A: Lock and unlock the vehicle with the pushbutton remote. If that fails, put the key in the driver ...
98 Disco 1... no start7/5/2008
  Q: I have a 98 Disco no start, no pressure on the fuel rail,(I used the valve that looks like a tire ...
  A: There is no single recommendation for those codes. I'd start with the basics. If there is no ...
Discovery 2000 clutch problem7/5/2008
  Q: I got a Discovery 2000 TD52000, clutch became hard to depress and it is hurting my knees. Will ...
  A: The short answer is, you need a new clutch. Odds are 9 to 1 that's your trouble. The longer answer ...
Overheating7/4/2008
  Q: Good Day sir, and happy 4th. I have a 95 landrover discovery with 193,000 miles. Recently I took my ...
  A: It's possible that the head gaskets are indeed failed, causing the overheating. However, it is ...
Just failed my emissions test!5/25/2008
  Q: My 2000 Disco II failed its' emissions insp. and the dealership is telling me that a valve that ...
  A: The emission control system is sort of complex to test, and your explanation does not point to a ...
99 Disco II split rear lock5/23/2008
  Q: My 99 Disco II right rear seat will fold down then I cannot get it to release from the floor; pull ...
  A: I would have to look at a vehicle to remember how to get it apart. The problem you are having is ...
'97 Disco codes5/23/2008
  Q: The code reader tells me it's P0441 Evaporative Emissions Control System Incorrect Purge Flow. I ...
  A: The evaporative emission control system collects vapors from the gas tank and burns them in the ...
intake manifold gasket5/21/2008
  Q: I own a 99 discovery sd I that has had some problems with a fluctuating temperature gauge. The ...
  A: If your truck leaks coolant it could act as you describe. Do you add coolant regularly? If so, it ...
Land Rover '03 / '04 Discovery5/20/2008
  Q: We bought this vehicle used when still under mfg warranty and so far it has been no trouble. She ...
  A: Well, if it was out of oil the question would be why? If the dealer changed oil for you, say, 2000 ...
1995 disco5/19/2008
  Q: first, want to say it is great that you do this..you are helping alot of others...we purchased a 95 ...
  A: First of all, with waht you say, I don't think the car should be driven anywhere. Tow it to a ...
discovery 1993 fuel injected 3.5l v85/16/2008
  Q: When I drive and put my accelarator down to go faster and the engine revs up, it spews out black ...
  A: My first guess would be a fuel pressur eproblem. Next I'd suggest you get the workshop manual and ...
cd player5/13/2008
  Q: I have a 2003 Land Rover Discovery HSE. The cd player stopped ejected CDs. The 1st time I hit the ...
  A: Sometimes you can take the CD changer apart and extract your CDs but the process often ruins the ...
Extended warranty5/12/2008
  Q: I have a 2004 land rover Discovery. It has never been in the shop for any repairs except for the ...
  A: The Land Rover dealer warranties are from APCO, Automotive Protection Company. APCO used to be part ...
Spark plug cross threading5/11/2008
  Q: I just bought a 1999 Land Rover w/ 173K miles on it. I went to replace the plugs and had a very hard ...
  A: It may be possible to run a tap down the spark plug hole to restore the threads. You may also be ...
2001 Range Rover LH rear will not roll down5/8/2008
  Q: Just curious as to what causes this so I can know what I need to buy to fix it.
  A: There are a few possibilities: 1) The wondow motor or lifter arm has failed 2) The window switch ...
low beam not working5/5/2008
  Q: I have a year 2000 rangerover 4-0se. Lights work with exception to low beam. Just stopped. I have ...
  A: The headlights are controlled by the BECM, a $1500 module under the right seat. The headlamp and ...
Valve cover gaskets5/4/2008
  Q: Is there a particular valve cover gasket brand that is better than another. Is this a job I can do ...
  A: We use genuine Land Rover gaskets, though the aftermarket parts are probably OK too. The job takes ...
Post-Oxygen Sensor Replacement4/30/2008
  Q: recently, my check engine light came on so i had my '01 disco series II diagnosed and it turned our ...
  A: The light will remain on for 5-6 drive cycles, up to a few hundred miles, after a problem is fixed. ...
97 RR 4.6 HSE EAS Fault4/29/2008
  Q: Recently I received an EAS Fault from my diagnosis screen and shortly after received a Spd Limit ...
  A: You can't get any answer about what's wrong without the special Land Rover test system. In most ...
over heating4/26/2008
  Q: My 99 discovery is over heating but only in traffic. When whe break frequently what can be the ...
  A: There are many possible causes . . . clogged radiator, low coolant level, failed fan clutch, failed ...
disco 1 idling4/25/2008
  Q: I have purchased a 1996 disco, which starts, runs and drives seemingly very well. No oil burning, ...
  A: If the car were in our shop we would connect the Land Rover t4 test system and watch all the live ...
1998 Range Rover Transmission4/24/2008
  Q: My Range Rover has been in the shop for a transmission replacement. my questions are, it was driving ...
  A: I think you have some misunderstanding about your problem. The flywheel is not part of the ...
Fluctuating Thermostat Readings4/24/2008
  Q: My 2002 Range Rover HSE has a problem with the thermostat. The reading goes into the red when ...
  A: Well, some of your data is probably wrong. The symptom you describe is consistent with a car whose ...
tips on brake bleeding range rover classic4/23/2008
  Q: how do you bleed the brakes on a 1992 classic range rover? i just installed a brand new ...
  A: On an old Rover, you may be able to bleed from the far corner to the nearest wheel and have it come ...
00' RR 104K4/23/2008
  Q: I HAVE AN EAS FAULT CODE I BELIEVE MY COMPRESSOR FAILED IT Was trying to raise in the morning, AND ...
  A: When the vehicles were new, it WAS cheaper to fix EAS. However, now that they are old, there are ...
disco II blinking check engine light4/22/2008
  Q: I have a 99 disco II with a flashing check engine light. I took it to my local auto mech / garage ...
  A: I don't know why your plugs are fouled, but when the light flashes, you can't drive the vehicle. ...
2002 Disco Series II4/22/2008
  Q: My SES light illuminates, I have had all plugs, wires and coils replaced with a fuel induction. The ...
  A: If all the ignition parts are new and it still fouls on #1, I would test for carbon fouling. ...
replacing spark plug wires4/20/2008
  Q: Can you please tell me how to replace the spark plug wires on my discovery 2003. step by step ...
  A: You have to remove the intake plenum and all the other stuff on top of the motor to get access to ...
03 Freelander4/19/2008
  Q: ..I recently purchased an 03, 5-dr, SE with 70K miles. It ran great for the first three months and ...
  A: It sounds like you have some kind of problem in the timing belt housing. The dealer is right in ...
overheating4/13/2008
  Q: how are ya i have a 98 discovery, it has been overheating for the last 4 days or so. i had the ...
  A: With all due respect, can't you tell the difference between 130 degrees, which is hot water in the ...
fix4/13/2008
  Q: hello johnroson am al i have a range rover year 2000 the air suspension wen down and i can get back ...
  A: You need the T4 or Autologic test system to diagnose the air suspension. You'll have to find a shop ...
Range Rover 4.6 HSE4/12/2008
  Q: We have an Range Rover 4.6 HSE 1999, we have twice previously had problems with blown door lock ...
  A: I'm not really sure what to say to that. The only part in common to both front doors is the BECM, ...
Disco 2 Service Engine Light4/11/2008
  Q: I have 2004 Disco (60K miles) at start up runs rough, the service engine light starts blinking but ...
  A: Running rough and a flashing check light indicate a serious problem, one that could damage the ...
98 discovery brakes4/10/2008
  Q: Drove to far with worn front brake pads. How do remove the caliper without disconnecting the brake ...
  A: Some people will bend the metal line (not really recommended), others will unbolt the plate, and ...
Oil Leak4/10/2008
  Q: I had my 2004 discovery in for seat replacement in December, and for some reason, they did an oil ...
  A: An intake manifold oil leak is a $1,000 repair at many dealers. But there are other possibilities ...
96 disco with a slew of problems4/9/2008
  Q: I have had my disco for about three years, and over that time it has been a great vehicle for the ...
  A: First, the grinding is probably a problem within the transmission. They were known for that. It's ...
transfer case leak4/6/2008
  Q: I have a 98 Disco (82K Miles) with a transfer case leak. Is this something I can do by myself or ...
  A: Most leaks require removal and disassembly of the transfer case. It's hard to get the case out ...
01 Disco Cruise4/4/2008
  Q: I have an 01 Discovery and at highway speeds the cruise is not holding. It tends to slow down a bit ...
  A: You can check the vacuum connections to see if any are loose or dry rotted. Beyond thet . . .The ...
electrical problems4/2/2008
  Q: i purchased a 2000 range rover 4.6 hse at a dealer auction and when i drove it home i noticed the ...
  A: You are correct in saying all those things are controlled by the moduule under the passenger seat. ...
radiator swap....4/1/2008
  Q: john, are you aware of whether a 4 core rad. from a '91 Disco. will physically fit my '96 tdi, if ...
  A: I have not tried it but I doubt if it will work. I have never found Land Rover parts to be ...
03 Range Rover Fault Code2/28/2008
  Q: I have an 03 Range Rover, I have been getting a TRAN FAILSAFE PROGRAM in the message center. ...
  A: More tests would be required to get to the bottom of your problem, and those tests are beyond the ...
1999 4.6 Range Rover2/28/2008
  Q: recent r/r of head gasket (less than 200 miles ago)& am now losing coolant and vehicle is ...
  A: The first explanation, which I'm sure you've considered, is that you did something wrong in the head ...
no spark2/25/2008
  Q: i have a 1998 land rover II it does not have spark we had the ECU comp. rebuilt and still no spark ...
  A: If you have removed and refitted the ECU it has probably lost the security/drive authorizaton signal ...
Rotate tires2/22/2008
  Q: I was told today by my service writer that Rover recommends that I NOT rotate my tires on my 2005 ...
  A: In the United States, Rover tells their dealers not to rotate tires. Elsewhere in the world, the ...
D2 1999 130.000 miles -3 amigos smiling after a flat tire.2/21/2008
  Q: When I turn the ignition key without starting the engine, the 3 amigos, TC,HDC and ABS show steady ...
  A: You've certainly gone a long way with a test meter on your own. The three amigos store fault codes ...
Regarding 2008 LAND ROVER LR2 Computer Board.2/20/2008
  Q: Robison My name is Jae Benedicto Choi, I do have 2008 LAND ROVER LR2. But few weeks ago, my LR2 was ...
  A: I do not know of any source for a computer other than the dealer. Furthermore, you will need to ...
Range Rover 99 4.6 HSE spark plug wires2/19/2008
  Q: John, Good day. My engine is running rough and the check engine light flashes. I checked the spark ...
  A: Proper replacement of the wires is a 3+ hour job. The 8 wires cost about $25 each. The 8 plugs are ...
2004 Range Rover A/C blower2/18/2008
  Q: The a/c and heater blower does not work. The rear unit and compressor work fine but the main blower ...
  A: The www.landrovertechinfo.com site DOES work. I just tried it. The blower is under the dash, and ...
Rear view mirror2/17/2008
  Q: My kid bumped my rear view mirror above dash and it fell off. it looks like hexagon bolt to snap ...
  A: It sounds like you broke the ball out of the mirror, which may have ruined the mirror. But I can't ...
Freelander Dashboard Bulb Replacement2/16/2008
  Q: I have recently bought a 5dr 3 year old, Freelander. I have noticed that a bulb in the dashboard ...
  A: Some dash bulbs can be bought from your local LR dealer, others are part of the cluster. For step ...
2001 p38 4.6 HSE overheating2/13/2008
  Q: I own a 2001 p38 HSE Range Rover with around 100,000 km on the clock. It began overheating a while ...
  A: I'm sorry to say your story sounds like a classic example of liner failure, a failure of the engine ...
radio w/navigation2/12/2008
  Q: John, hi, I just bought a 2003 discovery, luv it, except for the radio; I'm completely in the dark; ...
  A: To set a radio preset, tune to the station, then press and hold the desired button for 5 seconds. ...
losses power, worse the warmer it gets2/12/2008
  Q: Hey John, I have a problem, the warmer my engine gets, the lower the RPMS will go. I have a 1998 ...
  A: Something is wrong with this story. If the converters get red hot, that means one of two things: ...
Non recoginition of brakes.2/10/2008
  Q: I drove my 96 Disco to the Doc's office, no problem. Go to leave and it starts up fine but I could ...
  A: The key is held in place by the "key release solenoid." As to what's wrong . . . you can go to ...
Freelander 98 problem in hot weather2/9/2008
  Q: I have been having a problem with my 98 1.8 fuel injected Freelander for the last three years but it ...
  A: My instinct tells me this isn't a computer problem. And you've said it's just a guess. It sounds ...
96 Disco idles but won't rev2/8/2008
  Q: You always seem to have some insight so I hope you can point me in the right direction. I have a ...
  A: I'd suggest checking the fuel pressure (should be 40psi or so) and spraying a mist of water on the ...
03 Disco ABS, TC, HD Lights2/8/2008
  Q: I recently purchased a 2003 Disco. At 50K all 3 warning lights came on ABS, TC & HD. Dealer ...
  A: The next step is replacement of the hub, which generates the signal for the sensor. Following that ...
98 HSE fwd drive shaft2/7/2008
  Q: Actually a couple questions; first when offroading my forward propeller shaft was damaged and bolts ...
  A: On the drive shaft . . . put it on any way and if there's vibration turn it one bolt position at a ...
Disco rolls after placing in Park2/6/2008
  Q: John, I own a 1996 Discovery. The former owner sold it to me wholesale because he thought the ...
  A: The only thing you can do from outside the transmission is make sure the cable is shoving the ...
landrover discovery clutch problems2/4/2008
  Q: my 1991 l/r discovery v8, lost its clutch so decided to do it my self, obtained the right clutch and ...
  A: Some of the master cylinders are very tricky to bleed. In our shop, we have a system that uses low ...
Fault code2/3/2008
  Q: My son's check engine light is on.We are getting a fault code reading P1317 when Auto Zone checks ...
  A: The rough road signal comes from the ABS system, and it points to a problem in the antilock brakes. ...
p1171, p11742/2/2008
  Q: Code p1171, p1174 show up on my truck, engine runs good with no problem. I have change the maff ...
  A: I think you've answered your question. If the engine changes its beat when you spray choke cleaner ...
Freelander rear door/window2/1/2008
  Q: I have a 5 door ’02 Land Rover Freelander. The tail door window will not operate with the key, FOB ...
  A: The latch has probably failed. A Land Rover specialist should have the skill to get the panel off ...
96 discovery sun roof leak1/31/2008
  Q: I HAVE A 1996 DISCOVERY AND MY BACK SUNROOF IS LEAKING BUT THE WATER COMES INTO THE VEHICLE THROUGH ...
  A: Land Rover recommends replacement of the sliding roof assembly when this happens. You drop the ...
Adjusting adjusting a new serpentine belt1/28/2008
  Q: UI have a 96 Disco. i rplc the alternator and put on a new belt. I cut the old one off, but am not ...
  A: The trick is to use a pry bar to move the spring loaded thensioner. Slip the belt on and it holds ...
range rover 2003 4.4HSE1/28/2008
  Q: When driving our car the battery warning light came up, 10 mins later we stopped, turned the engine ...
  A: When the battery light comes on it usually means the alternator has stopped working. Assuming the ...
Manifold Gasket1/26/2008
  Q: We have taken our Disco2 to be treated for overheating to the dealer three times! They have ssaid ...
  A: Sometimes one arrives at a shortblok failure diagnosis by eliminating the other possibilities. I ...
Freelander 02 Reg, 1.8 5 Door1/25/2008
  Q: When the car is cold, there is a lot of steam coming out of the exhaust when driving, No water just ...
  A: In winter it's normal for steam to come from the exhaust for 5-10 minutes. And the black color at ...
Landrover freelander 2002 does not start1/25/2008
  Q: I have a landrover freelander 2002 and it does not start, even with the key. There is a new battery ...
  A: Are you sure the battery voltage is up as it should be? That's the first thing I'd check. If the ...
P38a Central Locking Fault1/24/2008
  Q: Problem began today after no signs of hiccups whatsoever. Inadvertantly pressed the lock button on ...
  A: It sounds like the RF door latch has chosen this moment to fail. Land Rover has a service buletin ...
range rover hse1/23/2008
  Q: how do i reset air ride on 2003 hse.
  A: You'll have to take the vehicle to a dealer or specialist with a Autologic or T4 test system. They ...
02 Freelander Transmission won't operate in reverse1/23/2008
  Q: I recently had my 02 Freelander transmission drained, flushed and reserviced by a reputable service ...
  A: Without seeing your car, there is no way for me to know if improper service caused the failure. The ...
EAS COMPRESSOR1/18/2008
  Q: I was just wondering how often does a normal compressor runs? I have noticed mine runs quite often. ...
  A: If you notice the compressor running there are three possibilities: 1) the mounts are bad and it ...
99 Disco II1/17/2008
  Q: I have a 99 Disco II I was wondering where you check/fill the transmission fluid. I can't find a ...
  A: The transmission needs to be checked with the vehicle running on a drive on lift, via a test plug on ...
2002 Discovery 2 timing chain1/15/2008
  Q: I replaced the leaking chain cover gasket and reassembled as required. Went to start the engine. Bad ...
  A: Something must have gotten tangled in the chain. I suggest you fit a new set of gears and chain and ...
Starting1/14/2008
  Q: Iam not sure of the torque on my disco 3.9 V8i cylinder head
  A: The bolts have to be replaced every time. You torque new bolts to about 20 ft pounds to set them ...
Hi, 2001 range rover 4.6 hse1/13/2008
  Q: i have a clonking noise coming out of the drive when i shift from D to R or R to D or when the first ...
  A: I have no idea if the diagnosis you've bene offered is right. There's no way to tell without seeing ...
2003 landrover discovery leaking from head liner1/11/2008
  Q: i have a 2003 land rover discovery. It has started to leak. it wont all the time but most of the ...
  A: The front windshield is almost always the cause of leaks such as you describe. Problem is, you have ...
floor wet by passenger door (front)1/8/2008
  Q: I have a 2000 discovery. I can't get my cruise control to work. I do exactly what the manual says, ...
  A: I doubt if the water leak has anything to do with the cruise. The water could be an a/c evaporator ...
p03351/6/2008
  Q: I have a 99 disco. II that dies on me with code p0335 & 1590,i have replaced the crankshaft sensor ...
  A: You may have a problem with the reluctor plate on the flywheel . . . it makes the signal the crank ...
GEARBOX FAULT 96 RR won't start1/2/2008
  Q: i have 96 RR 4.0 se it turn off while driving on the freeway after the engine would not turn ...
  A: It's possible the engine speed sensor is at fault but without a more sophisticated scanner you are ...
heater1/1/2008
  Q: My heater on my 99 rangerover would blow cold air through vents and then it would heat. I thought it ...
  A: The floor mat is probably wet from leakage of the seals between the heater core and the hot water ...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Snow Chains1/1/2008
  Q: IF I put snow chains on, do I put them on the rear tires or the front tires and drive in the four ...
  A: First of all, your vehicle is always in four wheel drive. The only option you have is low range, ...
93 LWB electricks12/31/2007
  Q: John, Two items I'd appreciate help with - I noticed a clicking noise coming from the driver window ...
  A: There may be a problem with the memory module under the driver seat. I don't think that part is ...
LR Temp gauge/light problems/ warm-up running rough12/31/2007
  Q: I own a 95 Disco I, 3.9ltr. I had an upper manifold cooling hose break. The engine coughed and ...
  A: You don't have a temperature light. Get your owner's manual and look at the chart of lights and see ...
Freelander ignition/starting issues11/22/2007
  Q: This is a cold start problem. Can turn key and get all lights but nothing...no crank no click. ...
  A: There's not much you can try at home. Someone will have to use the Land Rover test system to see if ...
water in gas tank11/21/2007
  Q: I recently stopped to get gas and as soon as I started driving the check engine light starts flashes ...
  A: First - it is not safe to drive your Rover if it chakes and the engine light flashes. Tow it ...
sluggish drive land rover discovery 2 200111/20/2007
  Q: my rover is very sluggish and the left side converter is red hot and its a little sound coming from ...
  A: You should not be driving the vehicle if the converter is red hot. At worst you'll have a fire; at ...
98 Disco tranny problem?11/19/2007
  Q: I recently bought a 98 LR DISCO LSE. i was driving it this evening and that's when i noticed a ...
  A: The clunk could mean the front driveshaft u-joints are coming apart. If they blow up while you are ...
intake repair kit11/18/2007
  Q: Where can I order variable intake manifold repair kit for 2003 Landrover Freelander?
  A: Any Land Rover dealer should have it. But be warned . . . if the intake is warped you'll need a ...
Range Rover P38 Fuse and Blower Motor Problem11/18/2007
  Q: I have a 1998 P38 Range Rover that has a problem. On the Instrument Cluster LCD display it reads ...
  A: The first thing you'll need is a wiring diagram for your truck. You can purchase printed electrical ...
98 disco sun/moonroofs won't close11/15/2007
  Q: I have a 1998 Discovery LSE with dual moonroofs. They will open and close properly except for the ...
  A: That was a common problem with the older roofs. Land Rover sells rails or complete mechanicals to ...
range rover engine disabled11/13/2007
  Q: .. I have a 1995 Range Rover 4.0 The alarm which never worked suddenly started working. It is ...
  A: If you are outside the United States your Rover may have an emergency key access code, where you ...
Frustrated!!!9/19/2007
  Q: John, my 96' Range Rover, 4.6 SE with SE miles was a dream machine until it started to lose power ...
  A: Find a shop with an Autologic or T4 system. They can watch all the engine parameters on the ...
Power Loss9/18/2007
  Q: I have owned a 2001 Discovery TD5 automatic for the last 12 months. When I use it for towing, I ...
  A: The two vehicles should have similar power. Are your fuel filters and air filter clean? Do you ...
Cruise control9/17/2007
  Q: I have a 98 diso series 1 and the cruise control doesnt work I now there is a lot of places for a ...
  A: If the vacuum lines are all good, and the brake switch is good, your next step is to break out the ...
break lights9/16/2007
  Q: My break lights are on all the time. We own a 94 discovery. I checked the break light switch and it ...
  A: The tach and brake light problems are probably separate. If you unplugged the switch and the lights ...
Disco. II9/14/2007
  Q: Im getting a code p1590 all 3 ligths are on (tc,abs,dnw hill) I have changed abs madule and all ...
  A: The code you refer to is from the engine computer, which has nothing to do with the SLABS system - ...
96 Disco with major problems9/10/2007
  Q: I've had a 96 Discovery for about 8 months now. All I have to say is wow. I've had many problems ...
  A: If the fog comes from the tail pipe, as I think you're saying, you have an internal failure in the ...
Freelander 2 TD4 display9/9/2007
  Q: At intervals of about every 15 minutes the message "transmission failure traction reduced" appears ...
  A: I have seen that and there are known issues with the transmissions. I'm sorry to say most are ...
ac fans not working9/8/2007
  Q: I have a 1995 range rover 4.0-AC fans not coming on with or without air on.Checked fans and both ...
  A: The fans themselves are probably bad. You can remove the fans and check the relays and control ...
98 Disco problem starting9/8/2007
  Q: My disco will turn over just fine but while cold I need to try to start it about 3 times before it ...
  A: The truck may be losing fuel pressure. Have a shop hook a fuel pressure to the gauge and watch what ...
Disco 2 Air Suspension9/6/2007
  Q: The rear of my 2000 Disco TD5 has sank to its lowest and will not return to normal height. When ...
  A: There is no backyard diagnosis for the air suspension. You need access to one of the specialized ...
Freelander starting problems9/6/2007
  Q: I have a 1999 landrover freelander xedi (i think!). I can unlock the car via the fob but the car ...
  A: In many countries it is possible to reconfigure the engine and security controls to "non-robust" ...
Problems with Power windows, sunroof and bootlid9/4/2007
  Q: i bought this Ranger Rover 4.6HSE 1996 model. Its all power windows, bootlid and sunroof is not ...
  A: All those items are controlled by the center console switch pack. You probably need a new one, but ...
2003 Range Rover V8 Auto box9/3/2007
  Q: My Auto box seems to get stuck in gear after going up a steep hill. It will change up on the rev ...
  A: Your gearbox is fully computer controlled, so there's nothing mechanical to stick. Any holding in ...
air suspension on disco 29/1/2007
  Q: the near side loses air, it can be alright for days or weeks. could it be a faulty valve or air ...
  A: The air spring is about $350 and 1-2 hours work to change. Before you go down this road you should ...
ALARM-range rover8/30/2007
  Q: how can i disarm the alarm without using the handset??? couple of days ago i replace the alternator ...
  A: If unlocking with the key and then turning the key in the ignition does not clear the alarm you have ...
03 Discovery SE vibration, etc.8/29/2007
  Q: First, I have an 03 Discovery SE, 45,000 miles, just out of warranty. 1) I have noticed a ...
  A: 1) It's impossible to diagnose noises via the Internet but I suggest you have it checked because ...
RR 2000 Svc Eng Soon light8/29/2007
  Q: I have a RR 4.6 HSE with 48k miles on it. The Serv. Engine soon light came on yesterday. My reading ...
  A: The light is on because the engine management system has detected a problem or abnormal condition. ...
valve timing8/26/2007
  Q: in the midst of replacing a timing belt on a 20o02 landrover (freelander) 2.5 v6 and we need to know ...
  A: I don't know how to do this without the factory jigs. That's what we have. Go to the factory site, ...
2002 frelander TC/HDC brakes/wipers8/25/2007
  Q: Brake lights and wipers work when key is turned on to power them (but not turning on the engine). ...
  A: Problems like that - things that come and go - can be very difficult to sort out. Could be a body ...
1997 4.6 HSE8/23/2007
  Q: I just bought a 97 HSE with 92,000 miles and I bought it not running for 3 grand but mint condition, ...
  A: The first stop for you should be a store that sells the workshop manual and electrical ...
My 02 Disco II8/19/2007
  Q: My coolant needs to be replaced every time i drive it. I can't spot a leak, I just put a replacement ...
  A: If the coolantn is not leaking onto the ground it may be going out the tailpipe, in which case you ...
Disco II CAT & Oxygen Sensor Replacement8/17/2007
  Q: I have a 2000 Disco II and replaced all four oxygen sensors and the CAT Y pipe, all LR original ...
  A: No calibration is needed when you fit a new catalyst and o2 sensors. If the truck shifts ...
1998 Discovery rear rotors and front pads8/16/2007
  Q: I am about to do a rear rotor and pad replacement on my 1998 Land Rover Discovery. I am wondering ...
  A: To change front pads, all you need is the pads. To change rear rotors, you remove the calipers, ...
1994 LWB8/15/2007
  Q: My windows don't work, up or down. where should i begin to look? Are there fuses and relays or an ...
  A: The fuses are under the cover in the lower center of the dash. Relays are under the dash, both ...
Power Door Lock and SRS Light8/14/2007
  Q: I have a 2002 Freelander and the passenger right door power lock does not work. I don't know if ...
  A: The passenger dook lock problem is almost always the latch, the part within the door. That's where ...
looking to buy 91 hunter. some questions.8/13/2007
  Q: I am looking into buying a 91 Range Rover Hunter. These did not have the EAS, so that's one less ...
  A: Unless you have extrordinary do it yourself abilities, no 195,000 mile Rover is right for someone ...
transfer case pops out8/12/2007
  Q: my 83 range rover has problem with the transfer box. It has just suddenly started popping out and ...
  A: If the transfer case pops out of range, you will have to remove it and replace the worn parts that ...
key handset8/11/2007
  Q: What next after replacing battery in handset when it still won't work?
  A: Sorry to say you'll need a dealer or specialist with the T4 or Autologic test system to read the ...
2001 Disco II Rough Start8/9/2007
  Q: I have a 2001 Disco II with 79000 miles on it. Just recently it began doing this thing that ...
  A: If you have corrosion on the battery terminals you should certainly clean them up. If the battery ...
o2 sensors and the Catalytic Converter8/8/2007
  Q: I have a 2003 LR Discovery SE with 99K miles. I have had it to the LR dealer approx. 5 times over ...
  A: The short answer: No, you should not expect that. I can't second-guess the dealer but I will say ...
disco II 2001 SRS turn on8/7/2007
  Q: the SRS light is on, i don't know what that means, if just want to know if it is something that is ...
  A: SRS stands for Supplemental Restraint System. It's your airbags, essentially. The light is on ...
land rover transmission8/6/2007
  Q: can you fill your transmission yourself?would i use a tube and funnel and connect it to the filler ...
  A: The different Land Rover models take different transmission fluids, and the fill procedures differ ...
abs failure8/5/2007
  Q: Opon application of brakes,usually during a parking lot speed and turning the steering wheel,I get a ...
  A: That's the ABS system activating. If it only happens in parking lots on sharp turns and braking, ...
electrical8/3/2007
  Q: where is the data link connector located in 1995 land rover range rover?
  A: If it's a Range Rover Classic, there is no data link connector for an OBD II scanner. They have ...
Range Rover horn&cruise buttons not working7/31/2007
  Q: I just purchased a 1995 Range Rover in good condition except neither the horn nor the cruise control ...
  A: There is a good chance the spool - a part that carries electrical signals from the steering wheel to ...
Tweeting/Squeaking When Engaged7/29/2007
  Q: John, Thank you for all of your past help. I have a '99 Disco II with 86,613 miles. The Rover ...
  A: 1. Cruise control not working - I have replaced all of the vacuum hoses around the pump. Some of ...
Rover LWB 937/28/2007
  Q: My Rover will crank but not start. I recently had a new starter & coil installed so I'm very ...
  A: If it cranks over, your next step is to find out if you've got any spark at the plugs. Pull a plug ...
Cruise control problem7/27/2007
  Q: I bought my 97 Disco V8i Auto about 3 years ago. Right from the start the cruise control would just ...
  A: The wires in the steering column may be bad, or the ecu may be bad. Splitting vacuum hoses are a ...
ABS,TC and suspension light on7/26/2007
  Q: I have a 2000 Discovery. I read the codes and the only one that comes up is P1590. Do you happen to ...
  A: The code you refer to is an engine code; it has nothing to do with the ABS/TC lights. You need to ...
2002 Dico II Headliner falling out7/24/2007
  Q: Actually I have 2 problems. 1) the headliner has just begun turning loose. 2) My ABS, Traction ...
  A: Sometimes the headliners come unbonded from the backing, usually as a result of water leaks. We ...
Possible starter problem7/23/2007
  Q: I have a 2003 Freelander Land Rover. Tonight after the car was parked for about 2 hrs., it just ...
  A: Starter failures are pretty common in Freelanders. You can check with a test light to see if ...
front end alignment?7/23/2007
  Q: Hey hows it going... I really need your help on this one. Okay the symptoms are vibrations and ...
  A: If your steering wheel shakes, you have one or more of these problems: 1) A damaged tire 2) A bent ...
Head gaskets7/22/2007
  Q: I recently bought a 95 discovery with 107k and while I was shopping for one it seemed that most ...
  A: It is common to do head gaskets in response to leakage. But if a truck does not have leaky gaskets, ...
gearbox fault7/22/2007
  Q: My RR 4.6 will not start anymore, I am getting a gearbox fault message. What can I do to fix it at ...
  A: The only reason I can think of that a gearbox fault would prevent starting is if the truck can't ...
Transimission light comes on after driving few miles7/21/2007
  Q: I have a 2000 Discovery. The transmission light on the right side of the dash comes on and ...
  A: Front hub problems don't normally cause the transmission fault light to come on, but it's possible. ...
60k/65k Dealer Service 03 Freelander7/21/2007
  Q: I just priced the Land Rover 60k/65k dealer service at $850 plus tax. Is this necessary and is there ...
  A: The timing belt comes later, and it's a full-day job which will probably cost about twice what you ...
Disco 1 brakes7/20/2007
  Q: I have a discovery 1 with braking issues. It has jsut started that when you hit the brakes the pedal ...
  A: At this point, you probably need to follow the bleeding procedure in the Land Rover workshop manual. ...
DII ABS Modulator7/20/2007
  Q: Just came across your response about newly developed repair kit for the modulator. Is it available ...
  A: Suggest that your dealer read bulletin LTB00060, from June 2007. It describes the repair kit, and ...
2000 LR Disco II Issues7/19/2007
  Q: I bought this vehicle with 102k+ miles on it and literally as soon as I drove it off the lot the ...
  A: First, I would never change the coil without also changing the wires and plugs. I'd look closer at ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery 4wd problems7/16/2007
  Q: My sister-in-laws discovery will not shift into 4wd, is there a common problem with this particular ...
  A: Land Rover Discoveries are always in 4 wheel drive. What exactly do you think is wrong? Is it that ...
abs, traction control lights.7/15/2007
  Q: i have a 2001 land rover discovery and the three little lights came on, i took it to a repair shop ...
  A: The only way to know why the light is on is to have a shop with the proper Land Rover test system ...
Battery light7/14/2007
  Q: I have a 94 lr disco. Today my battery light came on. it started out flickering on and off. It is ...
  A: It sounds like your alternator has failed. Another possibliity is that the belt came off, but if ...
97 Disc I O2-Sensor Code & Evap Purge Valve7/13/2007
  Q: Readings from Emission testing center OBDII P0441 Evap. Purge Valve Incorrect Flow Fault ...
  A: You've got faults for two of your four o2 sensors, and the faults may indicate bad sensors or wiring ...
DOOR LOCK7/12/2007
  Q: Why is the warning light on the dash board indicating that there is a door open when all the doors ...
  A: It's making the horn noise to signal a mislock. It thinks a door is open. If all your doors are ...
Choke7/12/2007
  Q: Kia ora John, I have a es 96 LR series1 3.9 V8 and in the mornings when it is cold it coughs a lot ...
  A: Your vehicle does not have a check. It has electronic fuel injection. Do you have a rectangular ...
suspention7/11/2007
  Q: I have a 1996 land rover dicovery. when I go down the road the rear of the vehicle wants to shift or ...
  A: The usual cause of that problem is worn out radius arm bushings. The radius arms are the long arms ...
abs lights7/10/2007
  Q: my 99 discovery 2 abs,tc lights come on sometimes but often go off when ignition is turned off and ...
  A: The simple answer: it does not work perfectly. You just don't notice the defect. I think if you ...
Freelander ABS/TC/HDC lights stays on after vehicle has started7/9/2007
  Q: Subject: Freelander ABS/TC/HDC lights stays on after vehicle has started Question 1.Could this ...
  A: 1 - The timing of when you start it does not matter. 2 - There is no way to know if you need a ...
Land Rover Key7/9/2007
  Q: I have a 2000 Series II Discovery. The keys have a built in fob with remote lock and unlock ...
  A: The metal key shank and the pushbutton handle are actually separate parts. The plastic part with ...
Air Conditioning Disco 20037/8/2007
  Q: I've had a host of problems within the last month, none of which are related to my current issues - ...
  A: On the air conditioner my best guess is that the blower motor has failed, or the fuse is blown, or ...
Disco II Low RPM Hesitation7/5/2007
  Q: My Disco II hesitates between 1-2k and then evens out after 2k. Sometimes I'm driving around in 3 ...
  A: Your first step should be to look for stored fault codes, and addres any you find. If you still ...
Check Engine7/3/2007
  Q: I have a 1999 Land Rover Discovery. My check engine light is on. I have had so many repairs done ...
  A: You really need to look at the stored fault codes and then perform the tests that are appropriate to ...
1998 range rover air suspension7/3/2007
  Q: I have a 1998 range rover 4.0. My air suspension went on me and I found out it was the compressor. I ...
  A: I have never had luck with home repair of the air suspension. May I suggest you go to ...
No head and tail lights on my Defender Td5 20007/1/2007
  Q: For whatever reasons I suddenly my head, side and tail lights stopped. Fuses are ok, brake and ...
  A: I suspect the root of your problem is corrosion in the fuse box. Remove the box and check for burnt ...
Fuel Pressure6/30/2007
  Q: I have a 97 Disco V8i which now is also on gas. I recently found it wont run on petrol. It has while ...
  A: You could have a fuel pressur eproblem but it could just as well be a problem with the electronic ...
Brake trouble5/26/2007
  Q: My wife's 2000 Discovery had a very soft pedal, a week ago the TCS, ABS, and Hill Decent light came. ...
  A: The ABS pump must be activated to get the air out of the system. The only way I know to do that is ...
heater matrix removal5/24/2007
  Q: I recently found that the heater matrix was bad so i have been follow the process of removing the ...
  A: Go to www.landrovertechinfo.com and buy a day's access. They have illustrated step by step ...
LR Disco II 2001 starting problems5/23/2007
  Q: The problems began this past Friday when trying to start it & I noticed it struggling to crank & ...
  A: You're going to have to figure out where the power is getting lost. Either the 12v is not making it ...
New VSS didn't work- Try new TPS now?5/22/2007
  Q: It would actually work here and there for about the first month after it started to die, at least ...
  A: It's time to check to see if the VSS is actually delivering the speed signal it should. You'll need ...
Student Seeks Economical Fix5/20/2007
  Q: John, I know, I know...If you can't afford to fix it don't buy it...I just recently purchased a ...
  A: Question 1: Is there a way that I can disable the rear A/C? I.e., can I disconnect the hose from ...
Discovery II - 20035/18/2007
  Q: Unfortunately, I have the three amigos appearing on my dashboard (TC,ABS,and Hill Descent Control). ...
  A: Take the truck to a specialist or dealer with an autologic or t4 system. Find out what's wrong - ...
rear sunroof discover se75/17/2007
  Q: What are the steps to replace the rear sunroof guides and cables.I am a a.s.e. mechanic at Scott's ...
  A: It's a complex job, expect to spend all day on this. If you want illustrated step by step ...
windscreen washer motor unresponsive5/16/2007
  Q: John, first, thanks for your sharing of volumes of great info via this board, you've saved my bacon ...
  A: Check the washer pump - down on the washer tank - to see if the electric wires are plugged in. See ...
range rover 20035/16/2007
  Q: i have 2003 range rover 2003 i just had it serviced 2 weeks ago but today the 'service engine soon' ...
  A: The light is not a service reminder. It's telling you that something has gone wrong. There are ...
RR 2000 HSE 4.6 Door locks5/14/2007
  Q: When I am driving the electric locks go on and off without anybody touching the knobs. Why and how ...
  A: The lock problem is probably a bad door latch. The ignition key itself is probably bad The airbag ...
1998 LandRover Discovery I5/12/2007
  Q: I have a 1998 Disco I that runs at an idle very smoothly and sounds great, until I try to reve the ...
  A: Problems like yours are generally solved by looking at the live data screens on the scan tool at the ...
1997 rover trans5/8/2007
  Q: I put a new trans in my 1997 land rover and it will no shift till you get to about 4000 rpm"s. do I ...
  A: Go to www.landrovertechinfo.com and buy a days access for $18 or so. You can then download the ...
fuel system5/6/2007
  Q: a friend is giving me a 1994 discovery it has the ck eng light on, what causes this? and it ...
  A: If it's a yellow "check engine" light, then the check engine light is on because there's a problem. ...
1987 Rangie tire wear5/4/2007
  Q: I just purchased a 1987 Range Rover and it appears to have some unusual front tire wear for a ...
  A: I'm not sure what the question is here. It sounds like you need to make a trip to an alignment ...
stalling/idle...... HELP!!!5/3/2007
  Q: wanted to ask what i can check/fix if my land rover 99 disco keeps idling up and down on cold stars, ...
  A: The Bosch engine management system in a 1999 V8 Rover is very hard to diagnose in your driveway. I ...
range rover p38 overheating problem5/2/2007
  Q: I have a w reg p38 4.0 hse range rover. i drive along then all of a sudden the temp needle goes ...
  A: Your cooling system may be low, or have air in it. The most likely cause of this problem is a ...
95 Disco O2 Sensors (how many & where?)4/30/2007
  Q: Dlr said my left "upstream O2 sensor" was bad & needed to be replaced... They wanted $ 570.00 to do ...
  A: Your 95 only has two o2 sensors. Bad o2 sensors won't usually make it run real rich, though. There ...
1998 land rover discovery- brakes4/29/2007
  Q: Can you give me step by step instructions on how to replace brake pads and rotors?
  A: There is nothing unique to replacing pads and rotors in a 98 Discovery. If you want detailed ...
range rover door trouble4/28/2007
  Q: my problem is that i noticed that the passenger door was locked, will not open from inside or with ...
  A: When that happens we remove the back door, reach in, and cut the striker so the front door can be ...
Disco tdi 19954/26/2007
  Q: The car was running fine down freeway at 100k's then lost transmission. the ewngine runs fine and ...
  A: The most likely failure is an axle shaft or CV joint. Jack up each corner and try and spin the ...
antifreeze leaking4/25/2007
  Q: my car has been overheating and I noticed it is leaking antifreeze. My car has 111,000 miles. Is ...
  A: They don't "normally" leak coolant, and it's easy to cause expensive engine damage if you drive in ...
head gasket replacement4/24/2007
  Q: I have a 01 Disco II that has developed a coolant leak from the rear of the right head. I live in a ...
  A: While straightforward, head gasket replacement is a big job. It's two days of labor. If you do it, ...
Heater core4/22/2007
  Q: I own a 2003 TD5 series II auto and purchased it secondhand in Dec' 2005. I use the vehicle to tow ...
  A: I have never once replaced a heater core and had the replacement go bad, too. And I have hardly ...
2002 discovery se remote control4/21/2007
  Q: can you tell me how to programm remote control on my 2002 Discovery se with two buttons remote .it ...
  A: The pushbutton part separates from the key. The button part is called the PLIP. You can't program ...
2002 Landrover Freelander4/21/2007
  Q: what are the timing belt specs
  A: All the specs are in the workshop manual or at www.landrovertechinfo.com, Land Rover's official ...
Service Engine Soon - 2001 Disco4/18/2007
  Q: Glad I found you! Just had the faults cleared on a recent service and my LR Technician told me it is ...
  A: If you were at the dealer, they would not have "just cleared faults" They would have read the ...
2002 Discovery II Starting to Leak4/18/2007
  Q: I've owned a 2001 Disco II since new. Current mileage is only 51,000. I've taken to dealer for ...
  A: If I understand you correctly, you are asking if a 2001 Land Rover merits a $675 repair?? Of course ...
shift motor/encoder motor4/17/2007
  Q: how do i install a shift motor /encoder motor in a 2003 range rover ?
  A: The simple explanation is: You unbolt the motor from the rear of the transfer case, wriggle it out, ...
eas4/17/2007
  Q: i was driving and back right started getting lower after 1 min eas slow 35mph came up any way had it ...
  A: You've got a leak somewhere - line, bag, valve body. Or the driver module could be bad. Or several ...
Range Rover County LWB Drivetrain Clunking4/15/2007
  Q: Let me try to make this as short as possible. Cluncking and grinding from drivetrain somewhere. ...
  A: Anything you suggest is possible. I really don't like to guess on noises over the Internet. Some ...
1999 Land Rover Transmission4/13/2007
  Q: The transmission on my 1999 Land Rover will not engage until about 5 minutes down the road. I'll ...
  A: The problem is almost certainly inside the transmission. If your car were in our shop, we'd pull ...
re-booting repaired landrover4/13/2007
  Q: My 1998 Landrover Discovery lost its ribbed belt and over-heated. It shut itself down immediately. ...
  A: If you lost the belt and drove until the engine quit there is a high liklihood that the motor has ...
LR Discovery purge valve(charcoal canister)4/13/2007
  Q: John- outstanding site! my ? is my 96 discovery doesnt have any connection on the purge valve.The ...
  A: The purge system has nothing to do with the vehicle starting hard. My best suggestion for the hose ...
2000 Range Rover 4.0 "sunroof not set"4/12/2007
  Q: I can hand crank the sunroof fully open, use the switch to close it and it works, and will even ...
  A: To set the roof, run it all the way shut with the switch, then press, release, and hold 2-3 seconds. ...
2001 LR Disco II purchase??4/12/2007
  Q: Greetings! I'm writing to ask your opinion about purchasing a 2001 Land Rover Discovery II with ...
  A: There are a number of articles on this topic on my web site, www.robisonservice.com > service > land ...
Doors won't opn4/11/2007
  Q: I have LR Disco 97 & first my back door on the driver's side would not open unless I held up the ...
  A: First, I never suggested replacement of hinges for the problem you are describing. I do think you ...
2002 Freelander Ignition Failure4/11/2007
  Q: I have a 6cyl Freelander that I have had the 60K and 72K service performed by a dealer. Current ...
  A: The one sentence answer: Find a qualified repair facility. I have been a Land Rover service ...
No Reverse in 2002 Landrover Freelander4/10/2007
  Q: I have a 2002 LR Freelander. Last week i paid $1800 to have a "drive transfer case" replaced. I ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of your troubles. You probably needed an exchange gearbox to begin with, but you ...
over heating4/9/2007
  Q: I have a 2000 Discovery II and the temp control has been running in the red lately. I am wondering ...
  A: First - if you have been driving with the needle in the red, there is a good chance you have done ...
Discovery Td5 interior4/8/2007
  Q: Have read your previous comments re dash cupholder - any idea where on www I can buy a replacement ...
  A: Here in the USA, for the 2003 model year, Land Rover supplied cup holders that fastened to the edges ...
Brake Problems4/7/2007
  Q: We just purchased a 1990 Range Rover County with the 3.9 and auto trans. The brakes on it are very ...
  A: It sounds like the electric pump that provides boost pressure has lost power, or burned out. Or you ...
freelander vibration.4/7/2007
  Q: I just bought a 2003 freelander and I have lots of vibrations. The vibrations only happen above the ...
  A: I doubt if the engine mounts alone would cause this problem, but it's really a matter for a skilled ...
leaking intake manifold gasket4/7/2007
  Q: I just replaced a leaking intake manifold gasket. 3 hours after the installation the service engine ...
  A: Without seeing your truck, there's no way to answer that question. Get an obd ii scanner and see ...
96 DISCO CAM POSITION SENSOR4/7/2007
  Q: I RECENTLY CHANGED THE BATTERY ON MY DISCO AND STRANGE THINGS ARE HAPPENING : FIRST: CHECK ENGINE ...
  A: The cam sensor is located above the crank pulley. Since the code comes back, I'd say you should ...
Freelander S 20024/5/2007
  Q: John...Door lock problem. The passenger side doors will lock with the remote and the dash switch, ...
  A: The latches themselves are almost certainly bad. The power lock/unlock mechanism is part of the ...
Door locks won't unlock all the way4/5/2007
  Q: 1995 Landrover Discovery, over the last few months first the driver side back, then driver side ...
  A: On an older Discovery the problem is probably lack of lubrication. You may be able to spray ...
Crank Shaft4/5/2007
  Q: the crank shaft on my 2001 V6 Freelander (65,000)broke and now needs a whole new engine. Do you ...
  A: I'm sorry to say that it does not make any difference what I think a car maker should do. They do ...
gasses leaking around valve4/4/2007
  Q: 1995 Discovery 3.9 V8 5 speed. for about 3 weeks I have had a steadily increasing leak around the ...
  A: Any leakage around the valves requires cylinder head removal. But I am not sure that's what you are ...
transmission problems4/3/2007
  Q: I have have a 1994 Discovery with a V8/automatic. I have two problems. The fisrt, is when I put in ...
  A: It is possible that both your troubles stem from improper adjustment. The gearshift lever is ...
Range Rover Sunroof4/3/2007
  Q: I recently bought a 2001 DHSE and the Sunroof seems to be possessed ! Works fine on tilt but will ...
  A: The tracks that the roof slides on break. To fix this problem, you drop the headliner and unbolt ...
2001 Disco II4/3/2007
  Q: i have a couple questions for you: *Do all 2001 Disco II's come stock with the airbags which can ...
  A: 1) Discovery II models do not have air suspension that can raise and lower the car. Discovery II ...
3.9V8 EFI4/2/2007
  Q: My 3.9V8 EFI will not start. I have fuel, a spark and the engine turns over fast. If we tow and bump ...
  A: The factory workshop manual has a step by step procedure to troubleshoot this condition using hand ...
1995 Land Rover Discovery Idling Rough4/2/2007
  Q: We recently obtained a '95 Discovery 3.9L w/ 145k and have discovered that when it is warmed up it ...
  A: I'd recommend you find a good Land Rover service facility and have them evaluate your truck and then ...
97 discovery4/1/2007
  Q: my wife was backing out of driveway and stop,she put it in park and left the engine running and ...
  A: That can happen if you park on a hill and bind the cable. You can end up damaging the gear change ...
garage door opener4/1/2007
  Q: i have an 01 land rover disco series2 how do i program the garage door opener,,,,,
  A: In brief, you push and hold the button you want to program till the LED starts to blink. Then you ...
codes P0150,P0174,P11743/31/2007
  Q: I took my 2003 discovery for valve cover gasket replacement about 4 months ago, few weeks after my ...
  A: You may not like hearing this, but I suggest you find a qualified shop to look at your truck and see ...
Land Rover Discovery 98'3/28/2007
  Q: When I enter my code to reset my radio it does not work. but sometimes the word code flashes on the ...
  A: It means you have the wrong code, or the radio is broken. First step is to pull the radio and have ...
diagnosis3/28/2007
  Q: We have a '97 LR Disco. If we take it to the dealer for a "check engine light" diagnosis, will ...
  A: The 97 Disco has computer aided diagnostics for engine, airbags, ABS brakes, and security alarm. ...
overheating3/28/2007
  Q: my 1995 land rover discovery is running hot. The temp. gauge stays between hot and cold. After ...
  A: Well, it could be either. It could also be a clogged radiator or even a blown head gasket. And ...
2002 td5 disco TD5 Rear Half shafts3/27/2007
  Q: i need some help with a 2002 td5 disco TD5 Rear Half shafts i can not undo the 32mm nut in the ...
  A: There is nothing to "check" in the rear hub bearings on a DII. They are expensive sealed units that ...
Ignition problem3/27/2007
  Q: I am the unlucky owner of a 95 Disco- thought I might give it a tune up- so I changed the cap, ...
  A: It certainly sounds like you made a mistake installing those parts. The most likely problem is the ...
97 landrover dicoverywill not start3/26/2007
  Q: My 97 dis will not start.the service engine light came on and it sounds like it it just is not ...
  A: When any car does not start, you begin with the basics. Does it have spark? Does it have fuel? ...
03 red discovery electrtical gremlins3/26/2007
  Q: John: You saw my car recently on a diagnostic visit. To summarize: The truck has 76k miles on it. ...
  A: Those chemical cures are nothing but a temporary fix. The heat and pressure at the liners is just ...
1996 RR 4.0 - Trailer Hitch Electrical3/25/2007
  Q: Long story made short.....After an accident my rear bumpers were replaced. Body shop provided the ...
  A: I can't help with a diagram . . .if that truck was here in our shop we would just puzzle it out with ...
01 rr hse code P04523/25/2007
  Q: My RR has been throwing this code on and off for over a year now and I had my fuel pump which ...
  A: That code points to a problem with your evaporative control system. The only tester I know that has ...
cam belt timing marks3/24/2007
  Q: How can i find these out> We need to replace the cam belt on a 98 freelander. thanks
  A: Marks are on the cams and housing. But there's more to it than that. Replacement of the timing belt ...
L/R extreme abs/trc3/23/2007
  Q: I have a 2001 Defender 110 extreme with trc/abs.The dash warning lights for trc/abs are on most of ...
  A: I'm afraid you will have to trust the opinion of properly trained specialists on this one. The only ...
96 disco starter let go?3/22/2007
  Q: hey John, I own a 96 disco. recently when driving it I would hear a tick-tick-tick sound comming ...
  A: The whine noise is probably the sound of a failed starter. I'd start there, and check for an ...
Alternator3/22/2007
  Q: Can you repair a 1995 Discovery alternator
  A: We normally install new ones, as opposed to repairing old ones. There are auto electric shops that ...
Just purchased 1999 Disco ES3/20/2007
  Q: Only two questions....the SLS seems to be working fine as we can see the rear of the car raise and ...
  A: First, I will start by saying that your lean may be the result of accident damage or twisting of the ...
1999 lr discovery 23/20/2007
  Q: rover smells hot temp gauges are all normal. no warning lights come on but radiator hoses and engine ...
  A: I suggest finding an expert to look at this right away. There's no way I can judge if it's hot or ...
eng light stays on3/20/2007
  Q: i have a 1996 landrover se the problem is that the read out code tells me that its the ignition ...
  A: 1996 Land Rovers don't have "ignition control systems." I suspect the person who told you that was ...
Land Rover Discovery II Horn Button Replacement3/19/2007
  Q: I know that this sight stated that you posted at some time in the past the procedure to replace the ...
  A: I have posted those instructions before, and I don't have them in electronic form here. I really ...
discovery v8 immobiliser3/19/2007
  Q: My 1996 Discovery 3.9 V8 has developed an immobiliser problem. Periodically it wouldn't demmobilise, ...
  A: If you have a US market Rover, you probably need a new alarm ecu, which will have to be set up at ...
4.0 liter v8 disco3/18/2007
  Q: heads pressure tested.ok gaskets ok,engine block pressure tested twice [by my request]liner has been ...
  A: My guess is that your machinist is missing something through lack of experience on these trucks. ...
Keyless Entry Discovery 993/18/2007
  Q: I have a 1999 Landrover Discovery II. I was wondering if you know how i could program the keyless ...
  A: All programming of the Land Rover DII remotes has to be done with the Land Rover test system ( a t4, ...
remote door opener3/18/2007
  Q: I have a 99 dico 2, how do you program a new remote ( alarm) opener? TX
  A: All programming of the Land Rover DII remotes has to be done with the Land Rover test system ( a t4, ...
99 LR Discov/Elec prob3/15/2007
  Q: While driving down the road my entire system in the vehicle...engine, lights the whole works ...
  A: My guess is that you have a problem with the cables from the battery, the alternator, or to and from ...
Land Rover Freelander Sunroof not working3/15/2007
  Q: I am sure that this questions has been addressed. My 2002 HSE Freelander's sunroof is in the closed ...
  A: Land Rover's web site, www.landrovertechinfo.com , contains schematics, parts location pictures, and ...
2000 disco 23/13/2007
  Q: I recently bought a lr disco series 2 and the "3 amigos" are appearing and sometimes my rear ...
  A: It sounds like you have three separate issues, and you could be looking at $1,000+ in repairs. My ...
Coolant leak3/12/2007
  Q: I have a '99 Disco II and I have been refilling the coolant reservoir bi-monthly the entire winter. ...
  A: You are going to have to find someone who can pressure test the system to be sure, but you probably ...
break fluid replacement Land Rover Discovery 2 20013/12/2007
  Q: I have a 2001 Discovery 2 and want to replace the brake fluid completely. What is the correct ...
  A: On the Discovery II models you need the factory test system to activate the ABS pump if you want to ...
Shift Lever3/11/2007
  Q: I have 1995 Land Rover Discovery. I have a problem with starting the vehicle. I had recent rebuilt ...
  A: The vehicle is held in park until the brake is pressed with the key on. The brake light switch also ...
96 Disco Alarm System3/9/2007
  Q: Disco alarm system is haywire. Fob sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. sometimes I can hear relays ...
  A: I would install a fully charged battery, or charge the battery you have. If the fob won't release ...
electrical3/8/2007
  Q: I had the alt. checked 3 times and was told that its goodI have a 1996 Disco SE7 and all the lights ...
  A: If the lights flicker when the truck is running, but not when it's off, there is either a problem in ...
1997 Land Rover Disco3/7/2007
  Q: Door locks quit working, will not start after pulling fuse on door locks and alarm system it started ...
  A: I think you've got a failure in your security controller. You are going to need a dealer or ...
2000 LR Disco II Engine BIG problem2/27/2007
  Q: Last Friday my Discovery overheated twice. I had to fully refill the coolant reservoir. I did not ...
  A: You have a serious problem anytime coolant mixes with the oil. It's important to take the motor ...
Disco Starting Problems2/27/2007
  Q: I have a problem with my 1988 Discovery that may simply be a fauly battery but here in Bosnia its ...
  A: Your first step should be to determine that you've got at least 10.5 volts between the power lug on ...
handbrake on discovery2/22/2007
  Q: can you help me by telling me how to adjust the handbrake on a td5 the hand brake comes all the way ...
  A: Yes. On the park brake drum (on the rear of the transfer case) you will see a square headed ...
range rover2/21/2007
  Q: hey john my name is max and the same thing that happened to ur range rover happened to mine transfer ...
  A: If you are stuck far from home you can unscrew the electric range change motor from the rear of the ...
Repairs and Maintance2/19/2007
  Q: I'm considering purchasing a Rover 4.0 SE (2000) and would like to know what to expect in the terms ...
  A: Simple answer: Budget $2000-4000 per year for upkeep, depending upon how run-down the truck is. ...
2000 LR Discovery2/14/2007
  Q: I moved to a small city in Texas and they are not too familiar with LR's. At the local shop they ...
  A: The problem has NOT been corrected. If is was, the lights would go out on their own. I have no ...
discovery series 2 v82/14/2007
  Q: John i have read many of your articles on slipped engine liners overheating etc,of the 4.0 liter v8 ...
  A: Usually with situations like yours we find cracks in the block behind the liner. The cure is to ...
Service engine light2/12/2007
  Q: I have a 2001 4.6 SE, the service engine light came on when the dealer ran the gas tank to low, or ...
  A: The light is on because there's a problem. If there is no problem, the light would have gone off. ...
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: I think you may have two failures. The failure to go when you put the truck in gear is probably a ...
rear suspension system2/10/2007
  Q: i recently sent you these two questions: "Expert: John Robison Date: 2/5/2007 Subject: rear ...
  A: Well, Debbie, my suggestion about waiting for warm weather was not without merit. Lots of air ...
transmission2/8/2007
  Q: driving on freeway and accidently shifted to neutral and the motor shuts off, so i COASTED TO THE ...
  A: Shifting a car into neutral while driving does not cause anything else to heppen. I suspect there ...
1999 range rover transmission problems2/8/2007
  Q: i have a 1999 range rover 4.0 SE, i recently replaced the trasmission AND THE SHIFTER ASSEMBLY in it ...
  A: You have already expended a great deal of money guessing. I strongly suggest you find a dealer or ...
wont start clicks2/6/2007
  Q: I have a serious problem my 97 range Rover 4.0 was running fine I stopped at Home depot came out it ...
  A: You can try banging the starter, and you can check for power at the starter solenoid wire. If there ...
rear suspension system2/5/2007
  Q: I was just that there's a possibility that there might be ice in the valves and that is why it is ...
  A: If that is the case you can simply wait for warmer weather. There are de-icers sold for air brake ...
1998 Land Rover Disco1/30/2007
  Q: I have three simple questions (hopefully): 1. My right passenger window slipped off track. Please ...
  A: 1. My right passenger window slipped off track. Please give me instructions on how to fix it. You ...
03RR elctrical1/27/2007
  Q: I am a big fan of yours! Thanks for allowing all of us to use your knowledge on these boards. My RR ...
  A: Your 03 Rover is so complex that I am sure your problems are unrelated. There is very little you ...
BeCM for Power Sunroof1/27/2007
  Q: 2001 Range Rover, I checked to see why my car remain Sunroof Open, after a manual close. the power ...
  A: The BECM does control the sunroof. What I would do is find a shop with the proper Rover test system ...
all wheel drive not working1/24/2007
  Q: My 96 disco 1 is only working in front wheel drive, I tried to engage the diff lock yesterday and ...
  A: I think you are misunderstanding what is happening in your truck. You have an all wheel drive ...
95 Disco / cranking & flooding &won't start1/24/2007
  Q: I bought my 95 Disco in Aug 2006 and was very proud of it...until the problems started one after ...
  A: If I am reading you right, you have fuel, and you have spark. Do you have compression? I'm ...
Change rear brake pads for 2004 Land Rover Discovery II in Canada1/23/2007
  Q: I want to DIY to change the rear brake pads for my 2004 Land Rover Discovery II in Canada, can you ...
  A: There is no special trick to changing your rear brake pads. You remove the wheel, unscrew the ...
land rover radio color codes1/22/2007
  Q: Do you know what each of the colors on the factory radio wiring harness correspond to? I have a 2000 ...
  A: I'm sorry but I don't know the wire harness colors. I do know where to look them up, though. For ...
Cracked Engine Block 04 Disco1/19/2007
  Q: we've been told that our 04 Discovery with 40,000 Miles has a cracked engine block. The vehicle is ...
  A: Cracked blocks are usually a result of freezing because the coolant has been diluted with water. I ...
Disco Starting Problems1/18/2007
  Q: I have a 1996 Discovery and have been having starting problems. Here is the situation. When the ...
  A: Reading your description I think you may have one of two problems: 1) The coolant temp sensor may ...
Changing the Thermostat 99 Disco II1/18/2007
  Q: I purchased a new Thermostat for my 99 Disco II because the temperature began to rise while my car ...
  A: The thermostat is located in the hose to the lower radiator. If you need step by step instrustions ...
95 Disco does not go in reverse1/18/2007
  Q: Just changed the auto tranny oil, Dextron 3 and now no reverse. OUCH. For a while it was very slow ...
  A: Sound like it's time to pull the transmission for overhaul. There are no external causes of that ...
T-Box reseal1/17/2007
  Q: I took my just purchased 2003 Landrover Discovery SE to the dealer because there was leakage in my ...
  A: It is rare for transfer cases to leak so much they leave spots. But it can happen. I'd just make ...
Electrical @ transmision1/17/2007
  Q: I have 1997 Range rover and I was trying to fix the signal light, I added a couple of missing fuses, ...
  A: That's a good question. I remember hearing (at Land Rover service training) that you could insert a ...
99' disco II1/17/2007
  Q: i will try to keep this as short as possible. okay, my 99 disco has 100000 miles on it. about 3 ...
  A: If teh car runs hot and took a gallon of coolant you have a serious leak that needs to be addressed ...
Hesitation at 80 kph and 200rpm1/16/2007
  Q: I have a 96 disco se7 and I am trying to fix a hesitation problem. It started as my idle was really ...
  A: Guessing and changing parts gets expensive fast. I suggest you find a Land Rover specialist who can ...
3.9 efi head gaskets (1991 Range Rover)1/16/2007
  Q: I have a blown head gasket and am currently in the process of replacing it. The original is the ...
  A: Usually we end up resurfacing the cylinder heads to make them flat again. The few thousandths you ...
disco 2 traction control1/14/2007
  Q: I recently drove through a field that ive driven through before and this time got stuck,all that ...
  A: Does your Disco II have 4-wheel traction control? Later model DIIs in the USA do, but in other ...
96 Disco Heater Matrix1/14/2007
  Q: Regarding my 96 Disco, I was towing my boat last week and hot water started dripping on my foot and ...
  A: The o-ring situation you describe is on Range Rovers, not Dicscoveries. If you are leaking hot ...
2002 Land rover Disc1/13/2007
  Q: I have 43000 k miles on this vehicle and have kept it serviced. For some reason the ABS light and ...
  A: You are going to need to find a dealer or an independent workshop with the T4, Autologic, or Ravacom ...
ZF 4hp22 transmission 1989 range rover classic1/10/2007
  Q: I have a customer coming in that was experiencing a no shift into 4th the other morning when it was ...
  A: Whatever it is, is inside the gearbox. The fluid is full and normal looking, right? You know to ...
1998 Disco failure to downshift automatically1/10/2007
  Q: My Disco is not downshifting when climbing hills. Mountains, really, since we live at 7200 ft elv. ...
  A: I don't know what kind of diagnosis your local garage did, because there is no computer control for ...
2001 Range Rover Sunroof open water leak1/10/2007
  Q: I have a 2001 Range Rover, and I get dashboard message Sunroof open, but I cannot seem to get the ...
  A: If the roof does not close properly, even with the key, it probably has a problem with the drive ...
96 disco hesitates1/10/2007
  Q: Hey John, My 96 disco starts out fine but after about 30 miles of driving she begins to hesitate ...
  A: There is a good chance you have intermittent sticky valves inside the motor. You may want to go to ...
Discovery 1997. auto fuel comsuption1/9/2007
  Q: Previously I had a Disco 1 95, manual which average diesel consumption was 9,5 to 10 km per lire. ...
  A: I think your fuel consumption is a bit low based upon my own experience. Outside of good fuel, ...
2004 security system1/9/2007
  Q: I bought a 2004 Range Rover that was a stolen recovery. We had to replace the key, key switch ...
  A: First of all, the car is not going to start with the new parts until you use the T4 test system to ...
Gems or Bosch. Which is the better engine1/8/2007
  Q: What is the difference between the GEMS & the Bosch engine? Which is better? Thank you for your ...
  A: GEMS is the engine management system that was used from 1995 to the middle of the 1999 model year. ...
Service Engine soon light1/7/2007
  Q: 2001 Range Rover HSE 4.6 I was driving down the highway yesterday and the check engine soon light ...
  A: There is nothing anyone can do unless you know what fault codes are stored in the engine management ...
turning radius1/6/2007
  Q: I own a 2001 discovery SE7. When lock the steering clockwise the turning radius is ok. When I lock ...
  A: Something must be bent or misaligned - probably from a prior accident, The turn radius should be ...
96 LR Disco sputtering in cold temps1/6/2007
  Q: I have 125,000 miles on what has been a very reliable Disco, but have a nagging problem with the ...
  A: The problem you describe could be valves, or it could be ignition wires, or a number of other ...
changing spark plug wires on Disco series 21/5/2007
  Q: I am changing plug wires on 99 series 2, do you have to take the air plenum off to do this? Can you ...
  A: In response to your first question - you must remove the intake to access the plug wires. It's a 3+ ...
Disco 2000 rear suspension - air1/5/2007
  Q: couple of questions, related to the sinking in the rear suspension, when the car was on it took ...
  A: The yellow fluid leak is probably oil from the transmission or transfer case. It has nothing to do ...
2003 RR On Board computer problem1/5/2007
  Q: The controls will work (although you can't see anything) the radio, cd player etc will work for ...
  A: I have never seen that trouble in a Rnage Rover, but our company also services BMW and I've seen it ...
dash light (SRS)1/4/2007
  Q: I am facing problem with my SRS LIGHT. I tried to disconnect the battery pole unfortunately it would ...
  A: The only way to clear an SRS light is with the special Land Rover test systems - Autologic, Rovacom, ...
Clearing Fault Codes1/3/2007
  Q: Is the dealer the only person that can clear fault codes. Thanks in advance
  A: If you have a 1995 or older Rover, the engine fault codes will be cleared by unhooking the battery. ...
Diagnostic Code1/3/2007
  Q: My 2000 RR 4.6 HSE failed inspection due to 2 fault codes p0133 and p0134 however my service engine ...
  A: If the faults occurred some time ago but are no longer active the light could be off and the codes ...
Heated Seat for Driver not working1/3/2007
  Q: My 2000 Range Rover 4.6 HSE, heated driver seat not working. How can I repair?
  A: Almost always, the problem with Rover heated seats is a break in the electric heating element in the ...
Land Rover wont turn over!1/3/2007
  Q: I have a 1995 Disco. Today i went to start it and it just didnt do anything, i have installed new ...
  A: Before you install the starter it would be wise to check to see if there is power on the big cable ...
Discovery II SLS1/2/2007
  Q: My 1999 Disco II has started venting its rear AirSuspension for no apparent reason, other than ...
  A: If the hissing comes from the rear I'd guess there is a leak in one of the suspension air bags. If ...
Discovery series I or II????1/2/2007
  Q: my name is Jason and i am currently on the market for a used LR discovery. I like both the series I ...
  A: The Discovery II is quite an improvement over the Discovery I. I recommend the newer truck. If you ...
ignition coil1/2/2007
  Q: how involved is pulling intake besides removing 4 bolts on top of intake and thank you for your ...
  A: There is quite a bit around it - the throttle body; the throttel body heater hoses; alternator may ...
Discovery Starting Problem1/1/2007
  Q: For the 7 years we've owned our 1997 Discovery we have had an intermittent starting problem which is ...
  A: I suggest you find a shop with the proper Land Rover test system and have them monitor the live data ...
2002 Discovery12/30/2006
  Q: When I start my Disco sometimes it won't crank until my husband sprays starter fluid on the ...
  A: I'm not sure where you are in the world, and your Discovery may be different from mine. Here in the ...
Water Leakage12/30/2006
  Q: The windshield has the defroster coils in it and I'm sure is very expensive. Would a repair center ...
  A: I am sorry to report that windshields are glued in place and it's almost impossible to get the old ...
Clutch no working L/R 110 198612/30/2006
  Q: Have a 1986 L/R 110, in last few days there does not seem to be any pressure when you put in the ...
  A: Check the clutch fluid reservoir - it's small and hidden back by the firewall, behind the brake ...
Auxiliary Power Outlet12/29/2006
  Q: I would like to connect an auxiliary power outlet to my 2001 LR Discovery to power a satellite ...
  A: If you are only powering a satellite radio I suggest you pull the cigarette lighter and tap into the ...
Disco Sunroof Leaks12/28/2006
  Q: John, I have a 2001 Disco - LOVE It!! But the front sunroof leaks. After reading all the others ...
  A: I'd guess that your problem is actually the windshield seal, or it's the sunroof drain tubes, which ...
3 amigos12/27/2006
  Q: The day before I am about to trade my Disco II the ABS, Traction Control, and Descent Control lights ...
  A: You are going to have to find a dealer or an independent shop with Rovacom, Autologic, or T4 test ...
Disco 2 Cruise Control Surging12/27/2006
  Q: I have a 2003 Disco 2. When I set the cruise control it feels like it is surging. Any ideas?
  A: Surging but not cutting out . . . you should check the vacuum hoses for cracks. Otherwise there is ...
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: Never unhook the battery while your vehicle is running - the electrical transients can do thousands ...
Freelander Td4 blue smoke12/27/2006
  Q: My 2002 Freelander Td4 has started blowing blue smoke under exceleration. The smoke has a oil ...
  A: The level of oil consumption you describe is normal. Engines like yours can use 1 litre of oil in ...
Starting the Engine after a heavy rainfall12/26/2006
  Q: I have a 1995 Discovery and it starts and runs fine. In fact, everything was checked out about a ...
  A: If I understand you correctly - the car will not crank when wet. Is that right? If so, I suggest ...
2002 discovery low oil pressure12/26/2006
  Q: I have a 4.0 discovery with low oil pressure, only 5lbs at idle. The rod and main bearings have ...
  A: Depending upon the oil used, 5psi may be a normal warm oil pressure for your Rover. With 0-40 ...
2001 Disco12/26/2006
  Q: I had the electrical brain replaced about a year ago. What happened was my Traction Control, ABS, ...
  A: First, the modulator is not the brain. The brain, called the SLABS ECU, is inside the vehicle. The ...
Disco overheating12/25/2006
  Q: am sure you have probably covered this somewhere, but maybe you have an update on it. I own a disco ...
  A: Your negative response to this statement leads me to think you thought it was some kind of trick or ...
2002 Freelander starting problems12/24/2006
  Q: A few weeks ago I bought a used, certified-by-the-dealer 2002 Freelander with 40,000 miles. I read ...
  A: It could be a problem with the starter, or a problem with the starter relay, neutral switch, ...
how do I clear service engine soon lights12/24/2006
  Q: While driving up I-70 in my used 2002 Land Rover Freelander after a skiing trip in Colorado the car ...
  A: If the problem you corrected was the only problem there was, the light will go out on its own after ...
96 Discovery won't start12/24/2006
  Q: Just did a motor swap, bought a new starter, engine won't turn. The Hayyne's repair manual is no ...
  A: You may have a basic problem, like not hooking up the starter, starter relay, neutral switch, etc. ...
Freelander ABS/TC/HDC lights on!12/23/2006
  Q: I have a problem with my 99 freelander,and the dealer said that was a problem with the modulator ...
  A: In response to your three questions: 1) Some faults can be repaired while others call for a new ...
Service Engine Soon light12/23/2006
  Q: I recently had my 60k service done on my 2002 Land Rover Discovery. After I had the vehicle back ...
  A: If it runs OK and the light is not flashing you are probably OK to take a trip. If you have a life ...
1995 Discovery ABS Light is on12/22/2006
  Q: I just purchased a 1995 Discovery to tinker with. I believe I have a problem with the ABS system ...
  A: If you go to www.discoweb.org you can search the articles to read how to jump wires and read faults ...
Service Engine Soon12/22/2006
  Q: I just bought a 1999 Range Rover about a month and a half ago. All the recalls on the vehicle ...
  A: There is no fuse for the light. If they cleared the codes, there was some kind of problem. What ...
Change of brakes12/22/2006
  Q: The ABS lights on my dash with intermittance since I changed front rotors and pads. What is it ...
  A: If the light is on after changing pads the pads you fitted may be making an untrasonic sqeal when ...
99 4.6 HSE12/22/2006
  Q: My 99 RR HSE came up with a EAS fault while my wife was driving today and it won't clear itself. ...
  A: Wayne, I'm afraid there is nothing you can do to diagnose that system yourself. You need a workshop ...
lights12/21/2006
  Q: The dashlights are out,right turn sinals are blinking fast,and the right rear night ligt is out. ...
  A: The dash lights could be a fuse, the dimmer control, or the bulbs. Have to take it apart and test ...
Landrover Disc TD5 2002 ABS/TC/HDC lights on!!12/21/2006
  Q: I previously wrote and you directed me to a solution which had just been released from Landrover to ...
  A: I have installed a number of modulator repair kits in customer vehicles over this year, and I have ...
Intermittent faults central locking DISCO112/20/2006
  Q: Intermittent failure opening the doors and start the engine. I do have a challenge to you. The ...
  A: Have you replaced the alarm controller? Your idea about grounding a starter relay sounds good, but ...
New Brakes12/20/2006
  Q: I was at the a land rover dealership and they said I was getting close to needing new brakes. He ...
  A: It is indeed customary for dealers to replace brake pads and rotors together. If you do that, the ...
97 RR Engine start12/20/2006
  Q: During cold and damp weather my 97 Range Rover is hard to start and will only travel about 30 MPH ...
  A: Reading your story, it sounds like the check engine light must be on. If so, I suggest you find a ...
Land Rover12/19/2006
  Q: my garage guy told me that my 94 disco is NOT full time 4 wheel, but instead on normal roads, it's ...
  A: If your garage believes your Rover is 2 wheel drive on normal roads I suggest you look for a more ...
Service Engine Soon Light12/19/2006
  Q: The service engine soon light just came on last night and my question is if I need to take it to the ...
  A: If the light is on but not flashing, it means your problem is minor. It may cost a lot to fix, or ...
No heat12/19/2006
  Q: I have a 99 disco that only has heat while you drive. I can have running idle for an hour and still ...
  A: It sounds like you have a coolant leak and there is air in the heater core. That's why you hear the ...
2000 land rover discovery II12/17/2006
  Q: drove my truck yesterday and all was well. My boyfriend programmed the truck to open the garage door ...
  A: When the key is left in the ignition the body control computer does not power down. If your battery ...
Discovery 199712/17/2006
  Q: I am getting a check engine light and an OBD reading of P1317 The ABS warning light comes on ...
  A: The two faults you mention both pertain to ABS. The engine fault means the ABS system is not ...
Fan removal12/17/2006
  Q: Trying to remove the fan from the water pump. Fitted correct spanner and have welted it hard many ...
  A: We have a special Land Roer tool to hold it so we can turn it. If you don't have the tool you can ...
Freelander struggles to start (Diesel)12/16/2006
  Q: I have a 2002 tdi freelander that really struggles to start in the mornings. It is not cold where I ...
  A: Glow plugs are very easy to test. If the dealer tested them, there will be no benefit to new ones. ...
unable to access ECU12/16/2006
  Q: I have Land Rover Discovery 1995 and i try to read the diagnostic but it's unable to access vehicle ...
  A: Your 1995 Land Rover has several different diagnostic plugs, each of which connects to a different ...
2001 Disco 2 TDI noise when accelerating12/16/2006
  Q: Over the past month we have noticed a loud high pitched noise when accelerating. Seems to go away ...
  A: The noise could really be many things. I suggest you find a local Land Rover specialist and take ...
Passenger Door lock12/16/2006
  Q: I have a 2002 LR Discovery. The passenger side door lock will lock with the key fob when I press it ...
  A: You almost certainly have a bad door latch, a $200 part inside the door that will take 1.5 to 2 ...
Check Engine Light12/15/2006
  Q: I just purchased a 1995 Disco. The check engine, ABS and SRS lights are on. How can I retrieve the ...
  A: There is no reliable way to retrieve ABS and SRS codes at home. You will need an independent shop ...
Range Rover 9612/14/2006
  Q: i just replaced the battery and took it to a shop to have it inspected when i went to drive it off ...
  A: Sometimes the electric motors that shift the transfer case jam from lack of use. You may be able to ...
1988 110 Defender Ignition barrel12/14/2006
  Q: My existing barrel has a Lucus 162SA five terminal switch. I can only purchase a four terminal Lucas ...
  A: We don't use those switches in my country, so I'm afraid I don't know the answer right off. Ask ...
misfire12/14/2006
  Q: 1997 disco on trips of 25 miles or more the car misfires often around town its never a ...
  A: If the car is really missing, and you drive it while missing for a few minutes, a fault code will be ...
engine runs rough12/13/2006
  Q: I own a 2004 Discovery se , A few days ago it started running rough. It starts fine, and doesn't ...
  A: The car could have a mass air meter problem, bad ignition coils, failing wires . . .any number of ...
O2 Sensor12/13/2006
  Q: I have a 2001 Land Rover disco 2 I replaced four O 2 sensor at 70.000 miles after getting this four ...
  A: If you get those same codes with new sensors, I'd say the sensors are defective or there is a wiring ...
1998 range rover 4.0 SE wont crank12/12/2006
  Q: MY 1998 RANGE ROVER 4.0 SE WONT CRANK. I HAVE CHANGED THE BATTERY I HAD A DURALAST GOLD IN IT & I ...
  A: I assume you have done the basics - you have made sure the battery voltage is 12, the cables are ...
Freelander Timing Belt12/12/2006
  Q: I have a 2004 Freelander and was told that on a large percentage of them the timing belt needs to be ...
  A: On a gas engine Freelnader, the timing belt is due to be changed per the Land Rover service ...
Transmission on 94 Range Rover12/12/2006
  Q: I have a 94 Range Rover with 160000 miles. I have taken it to 2 transmission shops and recieved 2 ...
  A: My guess is that you have a problem inside the transmission. If your front drive shaft has play in ...
EAS problem12/11/2006
  Q: just had problems with my 1995 Land rover 4.0 it is now sitting on bump stops and will not raise at ...
  A: The air suspension can only be serviced by a specialist shop with tle Land Rover Autologic or T4 ...
ignition barrel12/10/2006
  Q: would you know to remove the ignition barrel?
  A: Most Land Rovers don't have a removable ignition barrel. They just have replaceable ignition ...
Won't start when damp12/8/2006
  Q: JOhn, Hey there. My 1995 Disco I will not start when it has rained, is raining, is really foggy or ...
  A: Your first step should be new plugs, wires, cap, and rotor if they are old. I suggest you get a ...
freelander driveshaft problem12/7/2006
  Q: Any advice on why passenger side driveshaft popping out when on full lock reverse,landrover said new ...
  A: You must have one of three problems . . .either the suspension is messed up and it's putting great ...
Discovery oil light, blown engine12/7/2006
  Q: I have a 2003 discovery, my problem is exactly what you described to some one else in a question ...
  A: Any Land Rover dealer can look up the bulletin from the information you cited. They should all know ...
95 discovery hesitates dies and surges12/6/2006
  Q: I can not seem to find the problem in my 95 disco. I have changed the throttle position sensor as ...
  A: The Land Rover workshop manual has step by step test instructions for all the fuel injection ...
abs/TC/hill decent lights & water leak12/6/2006
  Q: Truck is a 2001 Disco II. problem #1. I have had problems with the abs/TC/hill decent lights coming ...
  A: Ultrasonic vibration from aftermarket brake pads can cause ABS faults. The only way to know for ...
door and horn12/5/2006
  Q: ..I drive a 2002 disco 2 series, and I am having 2 problems. My horn stopped working, just won't ...
  A: There's not much you can do with the horn except check the fuse. The back door it probably ...
1997 Discovery V812/4/2006
  Q: 1) At first start up in am when driving i can hear water under front pass side in dash. There is no ...
  A: With respect to the water gurgle . . check your coolant level. Air bubbles in the heater core make ...
no spark 1992 range rover12/4/2006
  Q: cranking engine starts slow then speeds up but no start. coil ht has no spark. primary leads read ...
  A: It sounds like you don't have power to the coil, or you have a failed amplifier or trigger (in the ...
Error Codes: P0171 & P017412/4/2006
  Q: I found out why my "Service Engine" light was on. A friend of mine has the tool to find the error ...
  A: Those codes mean your engine is running too lean on both sides. That could be a result of a vacuum ...
'95 Discovery Fuel Pump - Disc Won't Start12/4/2006
  Q: I have 1 94-95 Discovery I and I recently stalled while driving. I pulled off the road and could ...
  A: YOu need to check your basics - does the engine have fuel? Does it have spark? One or the othe ...
1996 Discovery - Service engine light12/3/2006
  Q: My service engine light has come on and has stayed on, I have a OBD II CODE reader tool, I checked ...
  A: The Service Engine light on a 1996 Disco is a timed reminder to perform emission service. It's not ...
1991 rangie classic cooling12/2/2006
  Q: Short of it 1991 rr classic 3.9 w/airco. Quite familiar with v8 mechanics new to lr/rr. Coolant ...
  A: You probably have a failed head gasket or a slipped liner in the engine block. You might want to ...
indicator lights12/2/2006
  Q: when my disco 200tdi is locked the indicator lights come on but dont flash.obviously this drains ...
  A: The alarm system in USA Land Rovers can only be accessed via the dealer T4 or the independent ...
2003 Range Rover Cup holder repair12/2/2006
  Q: It's actually the opposite of "stuck". When I push it down it won't click into place to whatever ...
  A: Well, they are not meant to be taken apart, so there are no instructions to do it. I've had good ...
Transmission or sensor12/2/2006
  Q: This evening, the first time the temp dropped below freezing, my 2000 disco II would not get out of ...
  A: I doubt if the mass air meter has anything to do with this. You should find a dealer or shop with ...
Range Rover12/1/2006
  Q: John Any idea what it might cost? or would it be smarter to do a complete rebuild mikeHello John I ...
  A: Here in New England, ZF would charge $1500-2000 for the transmission overhaul, plus the labor to ...
lights, lights, and more lights11/30/2006
  Q: last year after jumping a car, three lights on the dash remained on. Those are the ABS, TC and down ...
  A: The flashing M and S indicate a problem with the electronic transmission control. The ABS TC HDC ...
"Service Engine" Light comes on then off11/30/2006
  Q: My 2000 Discovery II service engine light comes on and then off within a week time. It came on ...
  A: Erika, the fact that the light is one some days and off others means the problem it's signalling is ...
03 disco remote programming11/29/2006
  Q: I bought a spare uncut remote key on ebay for my 03 discovery. I took it to the dealer and they said ...
  A: My own knowledge (our service department does keys and programming, too) is the same as your dealer. ...
Disco 1 EGR or ??? stalling on hot start11/29/2006
  Q: I have a '98 Disco 1, 4ltr and after a run and a short stop it will start but falter and run as ...
  A: Land Rovers don't use that EGR system. I have seen the valves stick, though, and they can backfire ...
Discovery Blinker Problem11/29/2006
  Q: I have a '96 Discovery and recently the blinkers have started acting strange. Some days they'll ...
  A: There are not too many possibilities for this problem. . . a new flasher unit . . . repairing ...
alarm11/28/2006
  Q: ..how do i take out or unplug the stock alarm or maybe the sensor or fuse...just to get rid of the ...
  A: If you have a US market Land Rover, you can't remove the stock alarm without also removing central ...
2001 Discovery SE "Service Engine" light11/28/2006
  Q: How do I turn off the "Service the Engine Soon" light?
  A: On your car, the light is on because there's a problem with how your engine is running. It may seem ...
01 disco11/28/2006
  Q: I don't mean to sound ingrateful, but I have worked on gm vehicles with the intake gasket leaks, I ...
  A: The Dex-Cool problems happen when cooling systems are run low, or when the stuff is left in the ...
Discovery11/27/2006
  Q: Your advise is great you have already helped with numerous repairs to my 95 Disco. I am up in BC and ...
  A: You don't need an aftermarket actuator. You just need your existing latches cleaned and lubricated. ...
discovery 1 199911/27/2006
  Q: THE LAND ROVER DISCOVERY WILL IDLE BUT WONT REV UP . HAVE HAD IT TESTED AND REPLACED 2 DIFFERENT ...
  A: I believe you just phoned me on this one . . . As I told you, the first step is to connect your ...
Check engine light - gear ratio11/26/2006
  Q: I replaced the mass air sensor yesterday after reading some other posts about the 2 system lean ...
  A: 0154 means there is no activity from one of your o2 sensors. That could be because your sensor has ...
Landrover disco 1999 tdi auto11/26/2006
  Q: John I have total loss of drive while driving at low speed 20 km heard allow thud then no drive car ...
  A: Look for a broken drive shaft, or a broken axle. If the drive shaft has broken you'll see it (or it ...
brake failure//almost crash downhill twice11/25/2006
  Q: ..i hope you will be able to help me for it almost cost my life twice.i went up to mount baldy and ...
  A: The most likely explanation for your problem is that the ABS activated, preventing you from ...
Freelander 2002 Engine disaster11/25/2006
  Q: My daughter engaged the decline button at near highway speed. Unforunately, she came to a dead ...
  A: I have never known hill descent to ruin the engine. There have been problems with failure of ...
Blinking Odometer in 2000 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: It sounds to me like a power surge may have damaged the instrument cluster, and caused it to lose ...
1998 Range Rover, 4.6 Transmission11/25/2006
  Q: I exported a 1998 Range Rover, 4.6 to Ghana in West Africa. Vehicle got there and was driven for 4 ...
  A: I hate hearing stories like this. You sound like you are suffering from inept service providers. ...
1997 disco very low compression in #3 cylinder only11/24/2006
  Q: i purchased my 1997 disco last year,it has 135,000 on the clock it was in nice shape,no dents,dings ...
  A: It sounds to me like you have mostly covered the bases between the valve job and the stuck rings. ...
coolant leak/oil leak11/23/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 discovery II that leaks oil and coolant.They both seem to be coming from the front of ...
  A: I suggest you degrease the front of your engine and have a look to see what's leaking. Head ...
LR Disco 9611/23/2006
  Q: The ECU does not receive the transmission from the blimp. Suddenly when using the blimp the Disco is ...
  A: First of all, it's not a blimp. It's a PLIP. The T4 Testbook test system at the dealer has ...
95 Discovery AC11/22/2006
  Q: Checked that first thing. The rear A/C comes on with compressor and cools fine. Tried recirc with ...
  A: Well, at this point it's a matter of breaking out the wiring book and figuring it out. The ...
300tdi overheating11/21/2006
  Q: I have a 300 TDI that's over heating. I have pressure tested the system and no leaks indicated . I ...
  A: It certainly sounds to me like a flow problem or a head gasket failure. My guess is that there is a ...
Service Engine Light11/21/2006
  Q: John, I've read your answer and the Procedure on disco.org about going in at the kick panel, ...
  A: Is your vehicle a Discovery I or a Doscovery II? If it's a Discovery II there is no box; you use an ...
Landrover Freelander 1998 2.0 diesel11/21/2006
  Q: Just bought the above freelander privately.Drove it home 70 miles no problem,great.Next day engine ...
  A: If it does this consistently I'd suggest you take it you your dealer (or a shop with a Autologic or ...
Land Rover Immobiliser11/21/2006
  Q: My Land Rover Electronic Key had to sent from the USA. I need to know what is the name of the ...
  A: Your vehicle has a Land Rover security system and immobilizer, and it's described in your owner's ...
Click in floor board upon braking, acceleration11/20/2006
  Q: G'day, John- I have a '96 Disco, 160,000 miles, A/T, 4.0 liter gas. Over the last 6 weeks, I ...
  A: I agree with AB that the most common cause of this noise is the brake pads moving. You might try ...
Silly handbrake problem11/19/2006
  Q: Odd question. I was working on the gear lever linkage from inside the cab today - but when I went ...
  A: I think you've flipped the lock lever upside down. Get a workshop manual and look at the pictures ...
Speed limit warning11/18/2006
  Q: I'm sorry I think you misunderstood thePressing the button on the indicator handle will not turn the ...
  A: OK, there are two possibilities, both of which require you to find a knowledgable shop with an ...
Key lock/ ignition problem11/18/2006
  Q: I have a '99 Land Rover Discovery II. When I bought my disco, the previous owners had misplaced the ...
  A: It sounds like some bad luck for you. If the locks in your vehicle were changed in the past, and ...
loss of power11/17/2006
  Q: hey guys, my landrover disco2 year 99, ok the problem is when i start it up, if i dont let it run ...
  A: This problem should be easy to find and fix if you take the truck to a dealer or shop with the ...
srs light11/17/2006
  Q: The light stays for 5 days then goes off for a day then goes back on. The dealer does not see what ...
  A: With every Land Rover I have ever seen, when the SRS light comes on, it stays on until cleared by ...
alarm arming11/16/2006
  Q: When locking my 1998 disco 1 with the keyless remote, the vehice immediately unlocks after pressing ...
  A: Unlocking right away usually means there is a problem with the driver door latch. It's binding from ...
can we tow our Ranger Rover11/16/2006
  Q: We own a 1990 Range Rover. Can we tow it behind a motor home? We have received TWO very opposing ...
  A: You can tow the Range Rover behind a motor home, provided it's rolling on its own four wheels, and ...
discovery II overheating service engine soon light11/16/2006
  Q: I have owned my disco for about 1.5 months. I recently had the car run into the red during a short ...
  A: I doubt is spilled fluid from filling your Rover put the light on. But it may have come on as a ...
1990 range rover county11/15/2006
  Q: I have a 1990 range rover, with the abs light on and check engine and my parking brake light. does ...
  A: The red brake light is on because the fluid is low, there is a pressur eproblem in the system ...
2002 discovery 2 coolant loss11/14/2006
  Q: My d2 has a slow coolant leak(refill resevoir once a week) coming from what looks like the front top ...
  A: Look on our web site www.robisonservice.com > service > land rover for two articles on overheating ...
1996 4.0l Discovery liner?11/14/2006
  Q: Mr.Robison; I have read with interest your information on droped cylinder liners.. if an engine is ...
  A: Dave, I have read of people pinning the liners but I've never seen it work. When people pin liners ...
LAND ROVER TDR 200111/14/2006
  Q: A YELLOW WARNING LIGHT HAS STARTED TO COME ON BUT NOT ALL THE TIME JUST OCCASIONALY AND WE DIDNT GET ...
  A: There are quite a few warnign lamps on a Rover dashboard. There's not much way for me to tell you ...
EAS Fault11/14/2006
  Q: I had an EAS Fault. The whole car sits on its lowest level and all 4 lights are lit. I have taken it ...
  A: It is common for air suspension systems to develop leaks and fail when it gets cold and the rubber ...
code p0734 land rover 200111/13/2006
  Q: I was driving when suddenly this code came on with check engine light per scanner. what does this ...
  A: That code means there is a problem with the signal from one of your engine position sensors. These ...
Land rover Brakes Shuddering 1996 Disco11/13/2006
  Q: I have a 1996 Disco. Every once in a while when I'm not going too fast (under 20 mph probably) I ...
  A: Yes. Do are describing the operation of the ABS system. You've probably got one or more sensors ...
Idle or lack of11/13/2006
  Q: My 97 discovery sometimes idles at 7gs occasionally above 10gs but has gotten into the habit of not ...
  A: Any of the things you suggest are expensive guesses. I suggest you find someone with proper Land ...
Auto transmission fault??11/12/2006
  Q: My Discovery series 2 has started to mess around.Iparked on a hill with the engine running,put it in ...
  A: I think you should "be worried or return it" If the transmission fails, your cost to replace it ...
Spark pludg wires on a Dsicovery II11/12/2006
  Q: Do you have to pull the engine out in order to get to replace the plug wires. They have the coil up ...
  A: You have be be very dextrous or remove the plenum from the engine to change the plug wires. That's ...
98 Discovery11/11/2006
  Q: My Discovery had to be towed home after it stopped on the road. The previous night, I heard a ...
  A: I suggest you start by checking your fluids - what's on the ground? Oil or coolant? I'm sorry to ...
radio11/11/2006
  Q: I am trying to remove the radio (it died)in my 2002 Disco II to replace it with a radio from a 2004 ...
  A: The radios are interchangeable between Disco II models, and you need two flat key tools to unlock ...
Land Rover will not come out of parking gear11/10/2006
  Q: I have a 2001 Land Rover Discovery II SE, I started my car the other day (it did start with no ...
  A: You have a short in the reverse lights. Remove the bulbs and see if the fuse blows. If not, ...
Disco Window11/9/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 Disco Series II and the driver side window has fallen inside the door.?. Chain if ...
  A: There are fasteners under the handle and arm rests and it sort of pops loose. I don't have step by ...
high speed vibration11/9/2006
  Q: Hey John, some buddies and i are getting heavily into DISCOs and hope to pick your brain often. The ...
  A: The low range problem is probably a rust/corrosion issue in the linkage from lack of use. The ...
95 d-90 turns over, but won't start11/9/2006
  Q: hey john- thanks for sharing your knowledge...i have an immaculate 1995 d-90, 24.000 miles, that all ...
  A: Does it have spark at the plugs? No? Then check for spark at the coil. If it has spark there, ...
Discovery coil springs11/9/2006
  Q: From the vast array of original Land Rover coil spring part numbers can you suggest what spring part ...
  A: I can't answer this but I can tell you who can. Call Arthur or Les at Rovers North. 802 879 0032. ...
compressor clutch11/9/2006
  Q: I own a 99 Disco 1 and I have a high pitched noise coming from my A/C compressor. I would guess ...
  A: I very seldom see a compressor clutch do that. The idler bearing below it is probably bad. Take ...
Paint11/8/2006
  Q: I have a 1995 Disco and recently I had my car repaired because a parking attendant backed up my car ...
  A: Your problem is one of body shop skill, not Land Rover quality. Modern paint mixing systems allow a ...
land rover Transfer Case /parts problem11/8/2006
  Q: we were told that our transfer case was cracked and gone forever and now they are saying the ...
  A: We interchange Discovery transfer cases regularly. A Discovery Series II case (1999-2002) will fit ...
2000 land rover dsc 211/8/2006
  Q: DTC code P0734 gear 4 ratio...what does it mean...what do i do...i'd love to keep the dealer from ...
  A: Teh 4th gear ratio monitor fault usually indicates a fault with the mass air sensor on the engine. ...
03 Disco - engine clicking11/8/2006
  Q: My Disco SE7 has 52k miles and two mechanics have diagnosed problems severe enough to replace the ...
  A: If I were you, I'd seek out a more qualified Rover technician to render an opinion. Clicking on ...
check engine light11/8/2006
  Q: i took my 99 II to the dealer today because my engine light stay on i was told that it was my o2 ...
  A: p1590 indicates a problem in the rough road signal, a signal passed from the antilock brake ...
Suggested Oil on older Disco11/7/2006
  Q: I own a 1995 Land Rover petrol Discovery with over 156,000 miles which include many miles hauling ...
  A: I would suggest Mobil 1 1550. If you look on our web site, www.robisonservice.com > service > land ...
96 disco stalling problem11/7/2006
  Q: i have a 96disco with a check engine light on. vehicle seems to run fine most of the time but when ...
  A: My suggestion is that you find a qualified repair facility. The diagnoses you told me are just ...
Fule Pump Stalling?11/7/2006
  Q: I have a 01 Disco 2 (4.0 Bosch) with 111K miles on it. Recent problem is stalling after she's warmed ...
  A: I'm afraid I can't shed much light on your question without actually testing your truck. I doubt if ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery SE11/6/2006
  Q: I just purchased a 2001 Land Rover Discovery II SE and have a couple of questions related to the ...
  A: (1) Satellite Radio -- is there any way to integrate satellite radio (either XM or Sirius) into the ...
vibration11/6/2006
  Q: I am having a pretty bad vibration that I noticed first on low speed acceleration/deceleration.. In ...
  A: So the vibration happens when you speed up the motor without even moving the car . . Remove the ...
ABS Light?11/6/2006
  Q: My ABS light is on. It stays on all the time. What does this mean? I have a 1991 Range Rover. I've ...
  A: If you want to diagnose this yourself there is an article on www.rangerovers.net about blink code ...
Land Rover Discovery11/5/2006
  Q: I have a water sloshing sound in what seems to be the dashboard. I am also dealing with over ...
  A: The water shoshing sound usually means your cooling system is low. If your vehicle is overheating ...
Disco Airbag Light on after jumping battery11/5/2006
  Q: I recently left the key in the on position overnight on my '96 Disco SE7. The battery was ...
  A: The airbag light is on because it stored a low voltage code when you jumped the truck. The only way ...
Radio Code11/5/2006
  Q: I have a 1996 Land Rover Discovery and after maintenance have to re-enter the radio code but don't ...
  A: 7581 is not a valid code. You have six station preset buttons on your radio, right? The code will ...
rover wont go umtil warmed up for 30 min11/5/2006
  Q: we have a 95 land rover and it will not stay running until after it has been warmed up for about 30 ...
  A: Check the coolant and fuel temperature sensors at the front top of the engine. When cold they ...
blower motor11/4/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 Discovery 2, blower motor stopped working, I checked fuse under dash and it was ok, ...
  A: There is a resistor behind the glove box that can burn out when the blower motor fails. The control ...
miss at start11/4/2006
  Q: I hope you can help, I have a discovery 1995 model that I have owned since new and have had serviced ...
  A: If you've changed the ignition components all I can suggest is a vacuum problem, perhaps a failed ...
brake repairs?11/4/2006
  Q: i have a '97 landrover discovery. I want to know how to bleed brakes. can you give me some info on ...
  A: If you are losing fluid you need to find the leak and fix it. Once you have fixed the leak you can ...
Range Rover unable to start it11/4/2006
  Q: Will not start, brought new starter motor, tested the battery and the car makes a buzzing sound when ...
  A: Using a volt mater check the voltage at the battery terminal and the solenoid terminal on the ...
sunroof11/3/2006
  Q: i have a 2000 discovery that i have purchase warranty on it.i have a few question's regarding my ...
  A: Service people that "just don't care" are a huge problem in our industry. Is there an alternative ...
transmission ecu/ecm11/3/2006
  Q: The dealer says the transmission ecm/ecu MAY be bad ($1300.00); they don't know??? as the trans on ...
  A: If the shop says the trans controller "may be bad" with the expectation that you will buy a control ...
The "bongs" at ignition in Discovery 211/2/2006
  Q: I have a late model Disco 2, very nice it is too. Can you explain the bells/ bongs that happen when ...
  A: The bells and bongs are programmable (seat belt/lights on/door closed/etc) using the dealer T4 test ...
2001 Land Rover SE11/2/2006
  Q: I'm looking to purchase a 2001 Land Rover SE. I found one that has approx. 92,000 miles. I brought ...
  A: Your dealer is right - the list is typical of what you'd find on an older Rover. But something is ...
manual/ sport mode light flashing sometimes11/2/2006
  Q: I just bought the vehicle this weekend. Some times when I turn the car on the manual and sport mode ...
  A: There is a good chance those lights are flashing because your battery is old or weak. Have it ...
2001 landrover11/1/2006
  Q: hi - i started my car and the s and m lights started blinking - can you tell me what this normally ...
  A: If the two lights are blinking that means one of two things: 1) Your battery is old and weak, and ...
horn11/1/2006
  Q: What do I do if the horn does not work?
  A: 1) Check the fuse 2) Look at the horn (behind the grille) - see if it has power 3) Check the horn ...
2001 Discovery II fusebox11/1/2006
  Q: in the fuse box under the steering wheel, there are two wires that attach to clips at the bottom of ...
  A: Those wires are not original. They were probably added by someone who installed a car phone or some ...
95 defender 3.9 oil pump10/31/2006
  Q: My D90 has been sitting garaged for a year, and I get a low oil pressure indicator when cranking, I ...
  A: Make sure the engine is filled with oil. Unhook the coil wire and crank for 30 seconds. The engine ...
99 Disco II Alternator10/31/2006
  Q: I would like instructions on installing an alternator on a 99 Disco series II. The repair shop is ...
  A: The alternator is in plain sight, right on top of the engine. Unhook the battery before you begin, ...
Sunroof10/31/2006
  Q: The sunroof is jammed half tilted on my XEi station wagon Freelander.I believe that the right hand ...
  A: I'm sorry to report that you must drop the whole headlining and remove the sliding roof assembly to ...
1999 Range Rover10/30/2006
  Q: Yes I have a 1999 rANGE rOVER 4.0se. The information on the instrument cluster says transmission ...
  A: It sounds to me like your transfer case is stuck in neutral. And you have a problem with the air ...
Brake pads10/30/2006
  Q: I need to know how do I replace the brake pads on my 2004 range rover. I purchased the pads already.
  A: Jack up vehicle. Remove the wheel. Unbolt the caliper, and remove it. Clean the rust and dirt, ...
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: Most of the time we find the noise is not lifters at all; it's exhaust leakage from the manifold. ...
Front Driveshaft busted my transmission10/29/2006
  Q: the Hookes Joint on the front propshaft of my Disco2 sheared yesterday while I was accelerating. it ...
  A: I have written several warnings about the joint breaking and damaging the geaqrbox. In many cases I ...
Land Rover Radio Issues10/29/2006
  Q: About a month after I purchased my Land Rover the radio suddenly stopped working. It still receives ...
  A: The way you describe the problem it sounds like you've got a failure inside the radio. If that's ...
2001 Discovery II Prop Shaft10/29/2006
  Q: I recently felt some vibrations from under the car between 1,500-2,000 rpm. The garage identified it ...
  A: The front prop shaft is known for getting tight and vibrating. If it breaks it can flail around and ...
2001 disco alarm10/28/2006
  Q: my disco 2 2001 alarm seems not to be working. The dash light flashes rapidly to show its arming ...
  A: Interior sensing may be disabled or broken on your vehicle. You will need a workshop with the ...
sender wrong; temp ok but what causes running on?10/28/2006
  Q: ok the sender i put in was intermotor 52770 now this is a discovery sender and they are differnt. ...
  A: Running on is caused by: 0) fuel octane rating is too low 1) excessive engine temperature 2) ...
S3 4.25l petrol running hot10/28/2006
  Q: My s3 is running hot and i'm getting the feeling i'm getting close to my original problem so here is ...
  A: In my previous answer one thing I missed was: Running too lean. I suggest you use an infrared ...
97 Range Rover not starting10/27/2006
  Q: My 97 4.0 RRover recently had a replacement engine put in from the dealer (1 year ago). A couple ...
  A: If you had a new engine put in at the deaer, $10,000 is par for the course. That alone does not say ...
ABS Modulator - 2000 Disco10/27/2006
  Q: When replacing an ABS modulator (due to a shuttle valve that is malfunctioning) does one have to ...
  A: The shuttle valves can be changed without programming, but you will need access to the special LR ...
2000 Disco 2 - Transmission Issue10/27/2006
  Q: My transmission hesistates when shifting (I think from 2nd to 3rd) gears. It vibrates mildly ...
  A: If you have not changed the transmission fluid, I suggest you do so right away. There is a good ...
TD5 Discovery Wheel alignment10/27/2006
  Q: I had a wheel alignment done on my wifes TD5. The data I have for it states. Front camber (deg) 0 ...
  A: Caster is not adjustable. If you wanted to change it you'd need to bend a frotn radius arm or ...
MY REAR LIGHTS WILL NOT TURN ON.10/26/2006
  Q: THe when I turn on my headlights,the rear lights don't come on. Also, my brake lights don't come ...
  A: Have you done the basic things? 1 - Checked all the bulbs, making sure they are the correct type ...
Disco II key fob code lost10/26/2006
  Q: We are down to one key fob for our Discovery II (99) and we do not have the code tags that came with ...
  A: The dealer's T4 test system can identify which of the keys listed in the ECU memory is still in your ...
LR Discovery II SD10/26/2006
  Q: John, Dennis recommended I contact regarding a situation with our above mentioned vehicle. Last ...
  A: Lisa, when someone says "I had the car serviced" and then, a week later they say "smoke was ...
Trouble Codes & 4-Low10/25/2006
  Q: I am considering the purchase of a 1998 Disco w/ 73K miles. It has a few issues, such as misfiring ...
  A: Don't be so quick to assume misfiring is "relatively easy to fix" as you imply. There are problems ...
96 LR Disco turns over but won't start10/25/2006
  Q: My disco turns over strong, but doesn't start. I have verified that it is getting fuel. I know that ...
  A: If it cranks over but does not start look for the signals from the crank and cam position sensors. ...
2003 discovery10/25/2006
  Q: I was searching the net and I come across you, I thought may-be you can help me. recently I bought a ...
  A: First of all, there is a $80 repair kit for that $1700 module. You don't usually need a new one. ...
Drivers door10/24/2006
  Q: My driver's side door of my Defender 90 1992 200 Tdi will not open and the lock on the inside has ...
  A: Usually the inner lock can be banged and jiggled and the lock level will more to the unlock ...
Handbrake10/24/2006
  Q: I have a Defender 90 1992 200 Tdi and need to tension the hand brake. Could you kindly tell me how ...
  A: Go under the vehicle and look at the drum at the rear of the transfer case. On the front face of the ...
Range Rover 95 gear changing noise?10/24/2006
  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: It sounds to me like you have a vehicle with a transmission problem. If you're looking at used cars ...
fuel pump cost10/23/2006
  Q: I was quoted around $1000, to replace the fuel pump and filter in my 98 Discovery. Does this seem ...
  A: The parts to change a pump cost around $500. It's a 2 hour job, more or less. $1,000 sounds like ...
Discovery 210/23/2006
  Q: Wanting to keep my 1999 Discovery 2, i inquired to my mechanic what would keep it in top running ...
  A: How do you know it dropped a liner? Did you have the engine removed and disassembled to check that? ...
Compressor Clutch P38 100k miles.10/23/2006
  Q: I have a problem on my air conditioning, diagnosed with Testbook as the compressor clutch. I ...
  A: You simple undo the nut in the center of the ac clutch and pull the hub off. Reach in and remove ...
ace valve block10/23/2006
  Q: Recently my 2000 Discovery II Trek edition blew a hydraulic hose from the valve block to the front ...
  A: There is no way to tell what maintenance the dealer did or did not do from your story. My ...
Auto box oil leak10/23/2006
  Q: I have a 1996 4.6 HSE with only 25,000 genuine miles. Car drives perfectly well in all respects and ...
  A: You check the oil when cold. Your leak may not be from the transmission at all, though. It may be ...
p38 gear ratio switch10/22/2006
  Q: i own a 1995 p38 2.5TD range rover with manual gearbox. On a recent day out i switched the gearbox ...
  A: The transfer case is shifted by means of a motor on the side of the transfer case. If you are ...
2003 range rover transmission problem10/22/2006
  Q: While on the freeway my range rover just lost power. when we press the gas the transmission had a ...
  A: You could have a failure in either the front or rear differential, the transmission or transfer ...
1998 Land Rover Discovery 4.0 - 155K miles10/22/2006
  Q: I am experiencing a "swish-swish" sound between speeds of 30 - 50 mph., the sound seems to come from ...
  A: It sounds like the service facility told you not to worry and you're not comfortable with that. I ...
99 Disco 210/22/2006
  Q: My dome lights will stay on until I press the brake pedal. When I get out I can't lock the doors ...
  A: You need a shop with the T4 system (dealer) or the Autologic (independent) to diagnose the alarm ...
discovery issues10/21/2006
  Q: 4th of july weekend i replaced the battery in my 2003 LR Discovery. a couple weeks ago the battery ...
  A: The red fluid around the terminals is probably an anti- corrosion spray put there by the battery ...
1996 Discovery "Check Engine" Light10/20/2006
  Q: My 96 Disco "Check Engine" Light came on. A local parts shop used their OBDll scan tool and it ...
  A: P1172 means the signal from one of your o2 sensors is signalling a rich condition. That could come ...
ABS TC HDC lights10/20/2006
  Q: I originally took this to the dealer and they told me that the SLABS ECU needed replacement and it ...
  A: If your SLABS ECU failed entirely (it happens) it would not be possible for the dealer to proceed ...
Drive Belt Noise10/20/2006
  Q: I was having a high pitched noise from my drivebelt(that is what i thought) for 98 Disco. I bought ...
  A: The noise is almost certainly one of the two idler rollers. Take the belt back off and spin them - ...
Series 3 - 4 wheel drive10/20/2006
  Q: My series 3 does not appear to be engaging 4 wheel drive. What checks can I carry out to be certain? ...
  A: Jack up the front end with a rolling type jack under the differential. Spin the front wheels - when ...
major service10/20/2006
  Q: What is this major service that is required every 60000 km? What does it involve and does it really ...
  A: You do not need a dealer to service your car, but you do need a shop that is trained on Land Rovers. ...
1996 Disco Rover dashboard / marker electrical problems10/19/2006
  Q: I am really hoping that you can help us solve this problem. We recently purchased a 96 disco rover. ...
  A: There is a good chance you have a bad headlamp/turn signal combination switch. You have to remove ...
radio code10/19/2006
  Q: 1996 Range Rover: You can only get a radio code from a Land Rover dealer? No other options? I have a ...
  A: The only way I know of to get the code is from Land Rover. They can look it up by the VIN of the ...
radio code10/18/2006
  Q: Not thinking, I disconnected the battery installing driving lights. Not having the code I purchased ...
  A: I'd guess you have the wrong code. If you have the correct radio code you punch it in and the radio ...
1998 Land Rover Disco Brake Switch10/18/2006
  Q: I have a 1998 Land Rover Discovery LSE with 78,000 miles. I got in it yesterday and it wouldn't ...
  A: The brake switch is a $20 part that you can order from Rovers North, 802 879 0032. It's easy to ...
Military 90 Defender10/18/2006
  Q: what are the common areas of wear on a 2.5 normally aspirated diesel, my engine has done 133,000kms ...
  A: I have a 2.5 military diesel myself. It's a rugged motor. They should not have any wear at 133,000 ...
1998 Range Rover door panel removal10/18/2006
  Q: How do you remove the rear and front door panels on a 1998 Range Rover 4.0?
  A: The panels are held by screws around the arm rest and clips at the bottom. If you want exact ...
Cost of repairing breaks, 2001 DISC II LE10/17/2006
  Q: I have a 2001 LR Disco Series II SE, 76K miles. We dropped $1,300 on repairing breaks at the dealer ...
  A: If you use genuine Land Rover parts the pieces (all 4 rotors, all 4 pads) will cost $750. $1,600 ...
Disco II problems with electric windows10/17/2006
  Q: Good evening, Having a small problem with the passenger electric window. Something fell off inside ...
  A: For about $18 you can buy a day's access to Land Rover's service web site, ...
88 Range10/17/2006
  Q: I have a 1988 Range Rover Classic with a 3.5 with an idle problem. When you start the truck when ...
  A: I suggest you call Rovers North, 802 879 0032 and buy a factory workshop manual for your truck. ...
ABS Motor 91 RR10/17/2006
  Q: The Other day I shut my 1991 Range Rover off and I noticed the Pump\Motor for the ABS System was ...
  A: There have been problems with the relays for the ABS pump sticking. When that happens they get the ...
Code P119310/17/2006
  Q: I bought a 98 Discovery Land Rover six months ago. Recently, the check engine light came on. I ...
  A: P1193 means there is an open circuit in one of the oxygen sensor heater circuits. There's an ...
water pressure10/16/2006
  Q: G reg vogue waterpressure is bulding up in the hoses can you help thankyou Greg.
  A: If you are getting excessive water pressure in the coolant hoses of a V8 Vogue the most likely cause ...
Door locks10/16/2006
  Q: I have a '97 RR 4.0 SE. The remote control hand switch will lock the doors, but will not open them. ...
  A: If the red light comes on in the remote when you press either button, but only the lock function ...
Land Rover Transmission problem10/16/2006
  Q: We have a 1998 Land rover Automatic. Recently it underwent and engine re-fit and since repair will ...
  A: The Discovery model has a kickdown cable between engine and transmission - that may be tight. If ...
Check engine light10/16/2006
  Q: I have a '97 RR 4.0 SE. The check engine light will not go off. The fault codes come up purge valve. ...
  A: The purge system fault codes do not point to parts you need to change. Rather, they point to tests ...
1998 Discovery Keeps Putting10/15/2006
  Q: I have a 1998 Discovery. When I press my foot down on the gas the car does not acclerate. I alos ...
  A: I suggest you find a Land Rover dealer or specialist and have it checked out right away. Continued ...
Land Rover Disco ll 200110/15/2006
  Q: My windshield wipers do not start untill the vehicle is warmed up. If i need wipers in a hurry I can ...
  A: There is a multi function mobule in the dash that is probably causing this problem. If you want to ...
2001 land over discovery airbag failure10/15/2006
  Q: My car lost control to miss an animal. I fishtailed and caught a support wire for an electrical pole ...
  A: As it happens, I am hired with some regularity as an expert witness in airbag cases. I'm an ...
1970 series IIa misfire/cutting out/backfire10/15/2006
  Q: I'm having a problem figuring out where to look next. I'm having a problem with cutting out, ...
  A: It could be carburetor problems, bad points, a bad coil, bad condensor. Check all the usualy tune ...
Glow plugs10/14/2006
  Q: I have no power to the glow plugs. I have checked number 3 fuse - OK. Before I replace the timer ...
  A: You did not specify year and models of Rover, but if your truck is 1996 or newer you can subscribe ...
Hill Decent Control10/14/2006
  Q: I have not driven my Freelander 1.8 GS for about 2 weeks and when i started it and drove it , it was ...
  A: It sounds like you engaged HDC. Push the button to disengage it. If that does not work there is a ...
ABS / Hill descent / traction control warning lights10/14/2006
  Q: I have an 2003 Discovery HSE. Sometimes when the brakes are applied sharply 3 warning lights come on ...
  A: If your dealer tested your truck and told you a particular wheel sensor needs to be replaced I don't ...
2002 Disco II vibration and rattiling10/14/2006
  Q: My Disco vibrates and grinds heavy when I'm accelerating. And when get off the gas, something ...
  A: It sounds like you have a serious problem, and I suggest you have it checked out right away before ...
Horn10/13/2006
  Q: John; After battling and resolving many electrical issues and MIL's while preparing my '97 D1 ...
  A: Brian, the most likely problem is that the horn itself is bad. The second most likely cause is ...
1996 discovery over heat10/13/2006
  Q: my land rover is over heating ive changed the thermastat,clutch fan and coolant.it over heats the ...
  A: I published an article on diagnosis of overheatins in Rovers that is reprinted on our web site. Go ...
99 disco starting, then dying if left cold for 12+ hours10/13/2006
  Q: I have a 99 discovery SD. 93,000 miles on it. i just had the fuel pump replaced, plus vent hoses, a ...
  A: The symptoms you describe do not point to a bad fuel pump, starter, or battery. They could be many ...
1994 Discovery overheating & loss of power10/13/2006
  Q: My son's 1994 LR Discovery overheated and was blowing steam out the side of the expansion tank at ...
  A: The hole you refer to drops over a pin that sticks up from the plate that holds the trigger. That's ...
Air Suspension Compressor10/12/2006
  Q: For: 2000 Discovery II Last year, my suspension lost air. I inspected the rear bags and they ...
  A: I would strongly suggest you abandon the idea of rear air suspension. The systems become more and ...
sputtering problem10/12/2006
  Q: drove 10 hrs in the rain last night and vehicle is sputtering. Replaced the spark plugs and waiting ...
  A: My suggestions would be: 1) remove all electrical connections and blow clear with air, then spray ...
low idle on 1995 4.210/12/2006
  Q: greetings john. i have a 1995 county lwb with 4.2. the truck runs great, except that the idle is a ...
  A: That's the speed your truck is supposed to idle at. Exactly why do you think there's a problem? ...
Land Rover Transfer Case Cracked!10/12/2006
  Q: It has 100k on it and is in pretty good shape. We had it for a couple of months and then we were ...
  A: The case you are referring to is the transfer case, right? You can install a transfer case from a ...
Loud Ticking sound from 96 disco10/12/2006
  Q: Starting 3 days again my 96 discovery with 116K on it started loudly ticking when I would ...
  A: There is a good chance your ticking is leakage from the exhaust manifold gaskets or a cracked ...
Clicking10/11/2006
  Q: ok i have a 2001 range rover. and one day i felt something loose while i took off. but because it ...
  A: It sounds like the chain inside your transfer case may be slipping. You can take the case out, take ...
"gearbox fault" vs. "eas fault"10/11/2006
  Q: I recently took my 95 range rover in to find out what the "eas fault" message meant. They told me it ...
  A: Anything's possible, but the gearbox and the electronic air suspension are completely separate ...
Electrical10/11/2006
  Q: There was an email sent to you on 8/14/06 where a gentlemen (Steve Cochran) was refering to a ...
  A: The fuse panels are known to corroded from in back when water from a leaky windshield gets into ...
water leaking from roof10/11/2006
  Q: I purchased my 2003 Discovery 3 weeks ago and have noticed that the roof leaks when it rains. The ...
  A: The car probably had a poor quality windshield replacement. You'll probably need to replace the ...
serpentine belt not aligning with new water pump10/10/2006
  Q: new water pump fitted on 300 tdi but serpentine belt slips off water pump pulley as it is not ...
  A: The only answers I can think of are that you installed the wrong pump or you have the belt routed ...
electrical problems10/10/2006
  Q: Robinson: I need your advice, I have discoI,1996, with electrical troubles, first I'm live in el ...
  A: It's possible the wiring is corroded back at the tank and you do not have good power to the pump. ...
Dashboard light10/10/2006
  Q: Just wondering what the green dash light with a S in the middle means, we got a LandRover (2003 ...
  A: The green light means you have pushed the mode button at the base of the gearshift, thereby ...
Pneumatic Suspension Range Rover LWB 4.2 County10/10/2006
  Q: 2 v8 with a problem in the pneumatic suspension. The suspension don t get up no more. I need your ...
  A: The only home remedy would be conversion to coil springs. Here in the USA you could buy the kit ...
'98 Disco sunroof jam10/10/2006
  Q: I own a 1998 Land Rover Discovery and love it. But my rear sunroof is jammed. It will open fine but ...
  A: It's kind of a big deal to fix this. You have to take out the panels on the sides of the interior, ...
'95 Classic Engine Surge10/9/2006
  Q: Your insight to this problem is most appreciated. I have a '95 RR Classic 4.2l that develops a ...
  A: Surge could be a distributor advance problem, a vacuum leak, a mass air meter - lots of things but ...
2000 Disco series 2 ck engine light10/9/2006
  Q: Trying to past smog in CA> The first smog check said the check engine light came on at 75 miles per ...
  A: If you changed the o2 sensors and the result is that the light is on all the time, I'd suggest you ...
Land Rover Discovery Brakes10/9/2006
  Q: I was told that I need my front brake pads and rotors changed. I have only changed brake pads on a ...
  A: Replacement of pads and rotors is fairly easy on your model. No special tools are needed. Just ...
one side hot?10/9/2006
  Q: I have a 99 range rover. The driver side will never get hot or regulate. Do the servo motors just ...
  A: Your problem sounds like blend door failure. The blend doors are sold in sets of three, and ...
Electrical problems10/7/2006
  Q: I have a 1987 Classic that recently had the alternator and battery go out. I had to jump start it to ...
  A: I'd say you have one of these issues: 1) The cabels from the battery are corroded and some are not ...
Check Engine Light 99 Discovery10/6/2006
  Q: My check engine light continues to periodically come on. I have read that there is an OBD digital ...
  A: The 99 Discovery does not have a box under the seat. It has an OBD II diagnostic plug under a ...
Clutch verses IRD Unit10/6/2006
  Q: I have a freelander 2.0TD 2001. I was told by the garrage that through abuse the clutch plate burnt ...
  A: I would be skeptical of that story if it was told to me, but I'm not there and I don't want to ...
Disco II service engine light10/6/2006
  Q: I own a '99 Disco II with 86,000 miles. Just before I passed 84,000 miles the service engine soon ...
  A: There are several causes of a cylinder misfire 1 - A bad plug 2 - A bad wire 3 - A bad coil pack 4 ...
Freelander 1998 2.0 TD XEDI10/5/2006
  Q: Please could you advise why when I start to vehicle I do not see the ABS or TC dashboard indicators ...
  A: If you don't see the lights I'd say the ABS control unit is not getting powered up or has completely ...
Disco 1 overheating10/5/2006
  Q: I saw your reply to another disco overheating issue. I just did a coolant change along with a new ...
  A: Overheating after 15-20 minutes could be a number of things - clogged radiator, head gasket, etc. I ...
Land Rover Discovery 96 transmission issue10/5/2006
  Q: Very happy with it at first but now not so much since my transmission is not working properly. What ...
  A: I'm sorry to say you need a transmission overhaul. There is no external cause for your problem. It ...
97 DISCO Check Engine Light - CODE P113810/4/2006
  Q: But, Check Engine light is still on with Code P1138 - Oxygen sensor Engine Rich. Not sure what else ...
  A: A code for rich running does not indicate bad catalysts or o2 senors. The code means that the o2 ...
2003 Disco sputtering with SE light blinking10/4/2006
  Q: This "event" happened yesterday afternoon and it is still going on this morning on my way to work. ...
  A: I think you have an ignition misfire or sticking valves. The misfire might be a bad coil pack or ...
1998 land rover discovery engages (Viscous Fan?)10/4/2006
  Q: I am expereincing a roaring sound when my air condition is on. The Viscous Fan seems to be engaged; ...
  A: 13-14 miles per gallon is pretty common. You should find a local Land Rover specialist and let them ...
Land Rover Discovery Check Engine Light10/3/2006
  Q: John, I have had my 1999 Land Rover Discovery since it was new, and I have put my Land Rover ...
  A: At this point, you're just guessing. Your first step with a check engine light should always be: ...
curtusy beep stays on all time10/1/2006
  Q: curtusy beep stays on all time when i put key in ignition switch will beep a few times and then the ...
  A: It sounds like the timer module has failed. The chime is integrated with other devices into a ...
Extended Warranty Suggestions10/1/2006
  Q: I just purchased a 2000 Discovery Series II. It has 113,000 miles on it, and the dealer suggested ...
  A: My company is a dealer for APCO EasyCare, the extended warranty subsidiary of Ford, who owns Land ...
2000 Disco 3 amigos/Wheel seal cause?9/30/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 Disco 2 w/ 4 liter Bosch engine. It has 113000 miles on it. I just purchased the truck ...
  A: Unhooking the battery won't clear a check engne light on a 1996 or newer vehicle. You need the Land ...
97 discovery oxygen sensor9/30/2006
  Q: G'day John, I bought a '97 3.9l V8 landrover discovery (big mistake, but it does sound nice) because ...
  A: On a normal 1997 V8 Land Rover there are 4 o2 sensors, two in front of each catalyst, and too in ...
Rookie9/29/2006
  Q: I have been looking at older Discovery models for several months now. There's no question about ...
  A: I have no way of knowing if you'll get in over your head. That depends upon your expecations and ...
rotors9/29/2006
  Q: Can you give me instructions for a rear brake job on a 2001 DISCO.
  A: There is nothing special about a Discovery brake job Remove the wheels Remove the calipers and pads ...
96 DISCO SE7 MAF Low Ckt problem9/28/2006
  Q: I have a '96 DISCO that has recently started having hesitation and rough idle problems after ...
  A: I have seen numerous problems with mass air sensors after switching to K&N type filters. As to "any ...
Land Rover Sensor?9/28/2006
  Q: I have an error that says Fuel temp. sensor error. What would cause this?
  A: The fuel temp sensor is a component on the upper front of your motor, on the fuel rail. The code ...
Blown Engine9/28/2006
  Q: I have a 1998 Disco Series 1. It broke down in a small town in NE Georgia. I have been told that ...
  A: If you ar ereally finicky, have it hauled here and we'll build an engine for it. We're in ...
disco 2 abs / traction / descent help! 19999/28/2006
  Q: I am stuck on this one, everyone says put a new hub on this car, to make the 1999 disco abs/traction ...
  A: First, there are a number of tests one can do with the Land Rover T4 test system, so repair of a ...
03 disco engine taooing noise9/25/2006
  Q: I have a 03 SE7 disco II 80K miles. It has a tapping noise which my mechanic thought it was the ...
  A: The noise could be a liner moving in the motor, or a cam problem, or something else. You are sure ...
Gearbox and Tappet noise in Disco 29/25/2006
  Q: G'Day, I have a Disco 2 with 2 problems, the first is a tappet or lifter sound in the motor. I ...
  A: The tapping is almost always from bad rocker shafts. The steel cup that's pressed into the aluminum ...
Engine Failure Light9/24/2006
  Q: I have a 2001 Range Rover HSE and it has been sitting for awhile and the battery is dead. In attempt ...
  A: When the battery goes dead and you jump a vehicle it's common for spurious fault codes to be set in ...
2003Disc Brakes9/22/2006
  Q: Happy to have found you! My Disc just went in for service.( New dealership here on Cape) The brakes ...
  A: It is the policy of most Land Rover dealers to replace pads and rotors together. I have found you ...
O2 sensor, emission, misfiring issues with 2002 Disco II9/21/2006
  Q: I have Disco 2000 - bought used in 2004 at 19,000 miles. Took in to dealership for 30 or 36K ...
  A: Reading your story, I think you have more than one issue with the truck. I also think the misfire ...
Rear air suspension9/21/2006
  Q: In a Land Rover Discovery II we recently bought, the rear suspension (both sides) works very ...
  A: If the suspension goes flat, it has leaks, right? YOu just have not found them. If the diagnostic ...
03 Freelander Service Engine soon light9/21/2006
  Q: The light had come on and then went off. It's been two weeks now and it is back on and doesn't go ...
  A: The light came on because your engine management computer detected a problem in the way your engien ...
electrical - rear windows and relay9/21/2006
  Q: I own a 98 Disco II. The rear windows have faile from both door and center console. I was told that ...
  A: Go to www.landrovertechinfo.com and pay for a day's access. Download the electrical troubleshooting ...
How subscribe to LR tech info?9/20/2006
  Q: John, I've been to landrovertechinfo.com but cannot find how to subscribe at that site. Please ...
  A: Go here: http://www.landrovertechinfo.com/extlrprod/market.jsp Click "North America" or "Rest of ...
Radio code9/20/2006
  Q: Bought a 1997 Land Rover Discovery a month and a half ago. Radio says code. Took to the dealership, ...
  A: It sounds like the dealer has gotten the code Land ROver has on file for your truck, and they also ...
A CLANK WHEN I PUT IT ON (R)OR (D)9/19/2006
  Q: THE NOISE ONLY HAPPEN WHEN I BACKUP OR DRIVE I CHECK THE REAR SHAFT U-JOINTAND IT SEEMS TOBE ...
  A: First, I suggest you check for loose u-joints or excessive free play at all four wheels. Second, ...
2002 Discovery - Flashing green M and S dash lights9/19/2006
  Q: John, My 2002 Discovery has started to flash warning lights on the dashboard when started. They ...
  A: The dealer is right, those lights could signify a failing battery. "Had the battery tested" is ...
Land Rover engine shuts off while driving9/18/2006
  Q: I have a brand new Range Rover HSE with 600 miles on it. I've had it for ten days. When I was ...
  A: My best advice as a long time Land Rover service manager is that you take the car to the dealer, ...
97 Discovery 4L Engine Wet - Water Proof9/18/2006
  Q: I wash/pressure cleaned my Rover and it has been a week (7 days ago) and it still seems to be ...
  A: You should take the truck to a shop that can look at the live data from your various engine sensors. ...
Sunroof9/17/2006
  Q: I have recently purchased at 2000 Discovery Series II. I has duel sunroofs but neither of them ...
  A: If they both stopped working at the same time I'd start by checking the power to the switches. I ...
cruise control rotary cassette repair9/16/2006
  Q: greetings mr. robison. i have a couple of questions about the cruise control rotary cassette. 1. ...
  A: i have a couple of questions about the cruise control rotary cassette. 1. are the power leads to ...
rear airshocks9/15/2006
  Q: 1999 landrover disc 11, how do you release the air pressure from the shocks in rear. to replace them
  A: In our shop, we use the Land Rover T4 system to deactivate the suspension before repair. In the ...
MILAGE9/14/2006
  Q: THE MILAGE ON MY 2002 DISC 2 SD WORKS FINE BUT CONTINUES TO FLASH WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF THIS AND WHAT ...
  A: If the odometer display flashes it means there is a discrepancy between the mileage displayed and ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery SEII9/14/2006
  Q: John I do have 2001 LandRover Discovery SEII. When I turn my A/C on Cold Air's coming out from ...
  A: If you get cold air on your face and warm air below there is probably a problem with the servo ...
braking9/13/2006
  Q: intermittently, when i depress the brake it seemingly crunches and experiences quite a delay in ...
  A: You are describint activation of the ABS system. If this happens on slippery ground it's normal. ...
97 Discover Engine/Transmission Lock9/13/2006
  Q: I have a 97 Discovery 4 liter automatic. I sprayed the engine/transmission at a car wash to ...
  A: 1) Remove the spark plugs and see if the engine turns over then. 2) Remove the starter and see if ...
Oxygen Sensors9/12/2006
  Q: I bought my Land Rover Discovery 2 used back in November of 2005, My service engine light was on I ...
  A: The gear ratio fault almost always signals a bad mass air senosr. OUtside of that tip, I'd suggest ...
2000 DISCOVERY SERIES II9/11/2006
  Q: I am trying to figure out this tappity tap tapp coming from under the righthand valve cover. I just ...
  A: 2000 Rover V8 motors are know for developing noise from the rocker shafts. The cure is two new ...
error codes9/11/2006
  Q: The check engine light in my 97 discovery comes on occasionally. Error code 1179 and 1177 show on my ...
  A: Those codes might suggest a mass air flow sensor problem, or the vehicle might be running rich for ...
Shaking when 99 Range Rover is motion9/10/2006
  Q: I love Range Rover always have never thought i would own one , i got a used one at a low price ..99 ...
  A: Your vehicle shakes for one of these reasons: 1 - A tire or wheel is out of round or grossly out of ...
Coolant--Green or Orange for '00 RR9/8/2006
  Q: I recently had my coolant system flushed and filled on my '00 Range Rover 4.6, and the Green coolant ...
  A: If your Rover has the newer Bosch engine management it takes Dex Cool (orange). However, if it's ...
Oil Seal Failure9/8/2006
  Q: I have a 2001 Discovery II that has 41,000 miles. The dealer told me the engine needed a complete ...
  A: Why does the dealer think you should pay to reseal the intake twice in such a short time? I would ...
1998 range rover hse9/8/2006
  Q: I just bought a 98 ranger rover HSE and im a little worrie because it has 103,000 miles on it now. ...
  A: I suggest you have a good Land Rover person look the truck over for potential problems. Since you ...
VEHICLE WILL NOT MOVE ONCE IN REVERSE9/7/2006
  Q: JOHN I SENT YOU MY WRONG EMAIL BEFORE SO I AM SENDING IT AGAIN I AM THE OWNER OF A 2004 LANDROVER ...
  A: If the brake is sticking you should feel the vehicle wind up against the parking brake when you ...
01 dis 2 runs fine for 15 min then shuts off9/6/2006
  Q: Sir, I have had my disco looked at by a land rover dealer who was unable to find the ...
  A: You said: I have had my disco looked at by a land rover dealer who was unable to find the problem, ...
Clunking noise in 96 LR Discovery9/6/2006
  Q: I inherited a 96 Land Rover Discovery with 93800 miles from my late brother. When I make a sharp ...
  A: You might have a failing CV joint in the front axle, or you might have a clunk for loose suspension ...
Freelander V6 Idle problem9/6/2006
  Q: ------------------------- Thank you for your answer. My car has perfect compression, spark and ...
  A: Listening to this story, I think you really need to find a shop that's qualified to fix this ...
89 rover electrical turns no start9/5/2006
  Q: First off I would like to thank you folks for being part of this invaluable service. I came across ...
  A: If you don't have any spark at the plugs you just have to follow it back. Wires bad? Distributor ...
97 discovery exhaust gaskets.9/4/2006
  Q: I need to replace the exhaust gaskets on my 97 disco. Can you tell me if there are studs in the ...
  A: The headers are held on by bolts. You may be able to slip in gaskets but the bolts often break and ...
Alternator/alternator belt(s)9/4/2006
  Q: John, I recently replaced my alternator on my 1991 Rangge Rover (Great Divide Edition). For some ...
  A: The length of the alternator belt has no eeffect on how fast it spins. If you need a smaller belt ...
Water Sloshing Sound Passenger Side9/1/2006
  Q: There is a sound of running water like through pipes in a wall coming from the passenger side. It is ...
  A: Running water usually means the cooling system is low. Make sure you fill it properly with the ...
Discovery 2003 Oil Starvation8/31/2006
  Q: John, Thanks so much for your posting of Land Rover's March 14, 2003 Technical Alert to its dealers ...
  A: Jim, I am am APCO dealer and Land Rover service agent as you may know. Send me your name, contact ...
89 RR - Temp Gauge ?8/30/2006
  Q: I've had my RR about six months but most of the time, it's been in shop. Temp was running hot, so ...
  A: It sounds like you may be confusing celsius and farenheit tempertature readings. Otherwise, the ...
Cooling system failure8/30/2006
  Q: Robinson, I recently changed my RR 97's thermostat due to it's overheating problem. After a week it ...
  A: Your thermostat may indeed be bad, or you may have some other cooling system trouble. Why don't you ...
2002 Land Rover Discovery 2 SD-back door lock8/30/2006
  Q: I am a new owner of a Land Rover Discovery 2 SD 2002 model and I have noticed the very back door ...
  A: Almost always this problem is a lack of lubrication. Pop off the Land Rover logo oval on the handle ...
Head lights not working8/27/2006
  Q: I have a 1966 series 2a (88), I have had some trouble with getting the head lights to work. All of ...
  A: On those old 1960s Rovers the wiring has usually been cut up so much you just have to puzzle it out ...
Remote on Key / Battery8/27/2006
  Q: I have a 2002 Discovery. The keyless entry has stopped working and I thought it might just be the ...
  A: Insert the blade of a small, flat bladed screwdriver into the slot at the rear of the handset and ...
Remove and Replace Front and Rear Brake Rotors8/26/2006
  Q: I need to remove, turn (re-surface) and replace the front and rear brake rotors on my 2003 Discovery ...
  A: In brief, this is what you do: - Remove wheel - Remove brake caliper and frame - Remove retaining ...
Faulty brake lights on '01 Discovery II8/26/2006
  Q: My brake lights suddenly aren't working on my 2001 Discovery II. Could that be a fuse or should I ...
  A: You should check the fuse and if it's good check the brake lamp switch, located above the brake ...
Land Rover Transmission8/26/2006
  Q: do you know a ballpark on how much it will cost me to repair a 94 Landy Disco Manual transmission? ...
  A: It is a day's job to change a transmission. So plan on a day's time at whatever rates prevail in ...
'02 Disco Parking brake won't disengage8/25/2006
  Q: My parking brake will not disengage. It clicks on the way up to engage, I press the button and ...
  A: If you slide under the truck you will see the park brake drum at the rear of the transfer case. On ...
pover steering leaks8/24/2006
  Q: I have Discovery 1, 1999. Power steering leak was noticed a long time ago. First it was from low ...
  A: That shaft at the bottom of your steering box probably leaks because the shaft wobbles from wear. ...
Rover Fluids8/24/2006
  Q: I would like to by some backup fluids for my Disco '03. I don't think it's necesssary to buy them ...
  A: You can find a list of recommended fluids on the Robison Service web site or in your manual. We ...
Discovery Remote Starter8/24/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 Disco SII, just wondering if a remote car starter (good for the winters) would cause a ...
  A: For most 2000 Land Rovers in most countries, remote start won't work if the car is locked because of ...
Oil water mix, and gear oil light now coming on8/23/2006
  Q: We have a 00 land rover discovery, it has over 100k in miles and while driving it - I turned the ...
  A: Some Land Rover models have an oil cooler in the radiator. If so, the lines can crack allowing ...
2004 Discovery brakes8/23/2006
  Q: We just took our Discovery in for the 30000 maintenace check. We were informed that our back brakes ...
  A: It is the practice of most American LR dealer to change pads and rotors together to reduce the ...
Transmission Filter8/22/2006
  Q: I would like to know how if I don't have the owners manual can I personally figure out which ...
  A: Based upon the training I have received from Bosch and ZF, makers of Land Rovers transmissions and ...
98 D1 keyless entry remote8/22/2006
  Q: Is the 17TN remote a suitable (workable) replacement for the 3TXB? I am looking to add another ...
  A: In the USA we don't refer to remotes by the numbers you are citing. The only remote that works on ...
Door locks: 95 Range Rover8/22/2006
  Q: I have this 95 RR and the door locks work fine when pushing up/down on the locks (manually). When ...
  A: Bryan, I see you are a professional repair person from your identical post on IATN. You can go to ...
locking whell nuts8/20/2006
  Q: I have recently brought second hand discovery and in my excitement forgot to ask about the locking ...
  A: Land Rovers were not sold with locking wheel lugs from the factory. Whatever you have was added by ...
1973 series 111 military LR 1098/20/2006
  Q: I recently purchased this auto. Due to a leakly fuel tank, the previous owner removed one of the ...
  A: I'm not anexpert on military vehicles, but I suspect the dual tank setup is a custom modification ...
1994 LWB Classic8/20/2006
  Q: I have recently replaced my abs pump about 2 months ago. Since then I had noticed some pulling to ...
  A: You really need a Land Rover specialist to work on these cars. They have so many differences from ...
Disco 200 TDI Fuel guage fault8/19/2006
  Q: We have just purchased a J reg. 200 TDI and it constantly reads totally empty regarding fuel. The ...
  A: Helen, I am in the USA and I don't have wiring books for the UK cars. In out cars we have three ...
Sudden strange electrical problems8/19/2006
  Q: Ok...so I am camping up in Boundary Waters, MN by the CA/US border. Everything was fine the day ...
  A: It sounds like you have a failure in the bodycontrol module. You are welcome to go to ...
Range Rover Classic AC compressor not cycling...8/18/2006
  Q: When I ran my RRC's battery dead, I made the mistake of recharging the battery while it was still ...
  A: There is no computer for RRC AC. The cycling is just controlled by the pressure switches. Test ...
location, identification of serial link connector8/18/2006
  Q: greetings mr. robison i have a 1995 range rover county, lwb with the 4.2 engine. i have an engine ...
  A: Shut the key off, wait 2 minutes, unhook the battery, set 1 minute, reconnect and the code should be ...
Unexplained engine shutdown with acceleration8/17/2006
  Q: My problem related to a MY02 Freelander SE (2.5L V6 Petrol). Since about 82000km it has developed ...
  A: If no fault codes are set anything I say is just a guess. Rather than guess why don't you talk to ...
Steering column noise8/17/2006
  Q: just been reading your page. Do you ever sleep at nights? Here's a slight nuisance from my 1997 ...
  A: Sometimes you get noise from inside the column, from plastic rubbing ot the bushings, and it can be ...
Drive Shaft - Discovery SE 20018/17/2006
  Q: I've just been told that my drive shaft has to be replaced at a cost of $1000. The car only has ...
  A: Front drive shafts on Discovery II models do not have grease fittings, and they can fail suddenly. ...
Freelander Fault Code8/17/2006
  Q: My wife freelander's check engine light is on. Our friend, who owns a garage, read the codes for ...
  A: P1473 means the variable valves in your plastic intake manifold are stuck shut. LR has a kit to fix ...
Discovery Condensation8/16/2006
  Q: John, I have a 2001 Land Rover Discovery and I have a slight condensation leak via the passenger ...
  A: The drains for the air conditioner are two tubes that drop down on either side of the transmission, ...
Brakes and leaking8/16/2006
  Q: I own a 1999 Discovery Series II. We just recently had the 90k mile tune up where they checked ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of your bad dealer experience. Look on www.rangerovers.net and see if they list ...
wet carpet under foor mat8/15/2006
  Q: Is it normal for the 2003 Landrover Discovery to leak water? Is it also normal for the floor to be ...
  A: It is not normal for these cars to leak water. Water under the floor mat may come from ...
Remote key fob locking8/15/2006
  Q: i have a 98 disco series 1 300 tdi i have had to change some fuses recently, one being the one for ...
  A: I believe your truck will have to be reprogrammed at the dealer. We have a slightly different ...
'97 Land Rover stuck in park8/15/2006
  Q: Hey - I have a '97 LandRover that is stuck in park. Everything was working fine when I left this ...
  A: If the brake lights are not working the car won't shift out of park. Start there. You will probably ...
Electrical8/14/2006
  Q: Radio started not working, just cut out and the red light started blinking… no codes…. Pressed any ...
  A: Check the fuse links by the battery and the fuse box power. If that's all good you will just have ...
Light Steering at Speed8/14/2006
  Q: I drive a 1994 V8 automatic landrover discovery. Recently I have noticed that above 70mph the ...
  A: You should check all the steering ball joints - there are four. Check the tire pressures - 30 in ...
Oil Change 2000 Disco II8/14/2006
  Q: I have a Disco II 2000, w/ 93000miles. 1. Wondering what name brand of oil is best (Castrol, Mobil ...
  A: 1. Wondering what name brand of oil is best (Castrol, Mobil 1, etc..) as well as what type of oil? ...
Land Rover Discovery Blower Motor8/13/2006
  Q: the blower motor in my Discovery Roars Loudly, it's OK at the lower speeds but gets progressively ...
  A: Discoveryblower motors are accessed from under the dash on the passenger side. You probably have a ...
a/c compressor8/13/2006
  Q: My a/c compressor shuts dowm on its own while the a/c is switched on despite the car being not run ...
  A: You need to find a mechanic who has the skills to test your system. The guys you've talked to are ...
ser11 disco 99 4ltr auto8/12/2006
  Q: I have the 3 amigo problem.Autologic said RHF wheel sensor. Cleared code. Same code Came back. ...
  A: Pardon me, but what's the follow up question? You asked if I thought the loom was bad. I said the ...
refill automatic gearbox td5 20038/12/2006
  Q: could you please tell me where the filler plug is on my automatic gearbox
  A: The fill is on the side of the gearbox. It's filled from under the car while running. If you want ...
Disco 1 manual sunroof leak8/12/2006
  Q: Rear sunroof on 1998 300TDI leaks water into roof lining. I understand there are drain tubes, but I ...
  A: The drain tubes exit the sunroof assembly at the left and right front corners, going sideways to the ...
Range Rover Door Locks8/11/2006
  Q: I have a 1998 Range Rover P38 and the front door locks do not work from the remote control. The ...
  A: If the back door locks work fine that means you have a problem in the BECM - the $1,100 control ...
96 Land Rover Discovery8/11/2006
  Q: Vehicle will not start...I suspect it has something to do with the alarm system. I have tried ...
  A: If the alarm system has lost synchronization with the engine controller the truck is never going to ...
Speedometor flucuation8/11/2006
  Q: I recently purchased a used 1997 Discovery SE7 with 107,000 miles, and a couple of times on the ...
  A: Your speedometer is driven by a speed sensor on the transfer case. That same sensor tells the ...
TD5 Engine8/11/2006
  Q: I have just had a Discovery 2 (2002MY) Engine blew up on me. I've owned the vehicle since new it has ...
  A: I like Land Rovers so I'd probably fix it provided the rest of the vehicle is in good shape. Only ...
Buying a 95 disco8/10/2006
  Q: I am about to pick up a 95 disco, and wondering what major areas I should look at on the rover ...
  A: This Disco sounds like it has quite a few problems. It's been my experience that cars in the shape ...
landrover discovery II . 2000 4.0 l.V-8 95.000 miles.8/10/2006
  Q: I OWN A SMALL SHOP AND WORK PRIMARAILY ON GM CARS AND TRUCKS.I HAVE A 2000 LANDROVER DISCOVERY 2 IN ...
  A: If the Rover won't communicate with your scan tool it's possible there is a problem with the car but ...
99 Discovery O2 sensors8/10/2006
  Q: I have a 1999 Discovery, which I recently brought into the dealer for the 82,500 mi service. The ...
  A: The code you have points to a problem in the other downstream o2 sensor heater - the one the dealer ...
'91 Range Rover stalling problem8/10/2006
  Q: I'm having a stalling problem with my 1991 Range Rover V8 3.9L. It will die when idling, for example ...
  A: I think you need a shop that can actually find the problem, not just throw parts at it and guess. ...
Service Engine light8/9/2006
  Q: Is there a way I can turn off the service engine light on my 1996 Range Rover without going to the ...
  A: There is no way to reset the service light on a 96 Range Rover without the special LR test system. ...
2000 Disco II Air Conditioner Out8/8/2006
  Q: My air went out, checked the fuse, I had a blown 10 amp. Replaced fuse, turned on air, nothing ...
  A: If the fuse keeps blowing there must be a short somewhere. To find out what the fuse powers you ...
Changing Transmission Fluid8/8/2006
  Q: What is the average cost for changing transmission fluid?
  A: I don't quote prices because rates vary so much around the world, and capacities vary by model. ...
REFILLING RADIATOR Td5 19998/8/2006
  Q: I just want to know HOW TO drain the Radiator on a Td5 engine (Eng. No. 1-P18610A)and then how to ...
  A: You can drain the system by removing the lower hose. There are also drains in the engine block. ...
Discovery II brakes8/7/2006
  Q: -And your opinion of the 4.6 vs the 4.0 engine other than the obvious power ???Land Rover made 2 ...
  A: I'm not sure what to say other than the obvious power difference, as you put it. The two motors are ...
1995 range rover 4.0 radio security code8/7/2006
  Q: I have tried the radio code provided by the dealer and it seems to not be working. I do not get a ...
  A: Leave your car running 1.5 hours with the radio turned on and then try to enter the code. If that ...
Land Rover Freelander Tdi Automatic transmission jerky and slipping8/7/2006
  Q: I recently had the Automatic Transmission of my 2001 Freelander Tdi replaced. The replacement ...
  A: The problems you describe suggest a failing transmission. We have not had any success repairing ...
RR P38 DSE -97 Autobox and hot start problem.8/6/2006
  Q: My Range Rover (about 20.000km) revs up when changing from third to fourth gear (not when engageing ...
  A: Your transmission problem is probably an incipient failure within the clutches inside. If we had ...
electrical8/6/2006
  Q: Yesterday, my whole electrical system with the exception of my w/wipers, horn and flashers shut ...
  A: When the battery light comes on it does not mean you need a new battery. It means your battery is ...
2002 Freelander Please Help8/6/2006
  Q: My TC(traction control) and Hill Descent Control warning lights are coming on sometimes. They only ...
  A: April, there are many possible causes of those lights being on. The only way to know what's wrong ...
1995 lwb Range rover8/6/2006
  Q: power failure to seats, window, radio interior lights. and door locks. Vehicle will start but with ...
  A: First check your fuses and change any that are blown. Next, assuming you now have a charged battery ...
ground points8/5/2006
  Q: I have a 98 Land Rover Discovery series I. We have just replaced the alternator and now the radio ...
  A: You know the radio needs a security code, right? And you checked your fuses, right? If it's not a ...
Discovery 1999 TD5 back suspension drops8/5/2006
  Q: I have a discovery TD5 1999 whose back suspension drops when the car is stationary in some ...
  A: There is no home diagnosis of the air suspension. Your two options are to trust in the dealer's ...
Jump starting8/4/2006
  Q: I heard years ago that it's hard on your vehicle and you should avoid jump starting another vehicle ...
  A: Kara, I think you either had a pre existing battery problem or it's just your imagination. If the ...
Land Rover 1996 - oxygen sensor problem8/3/2006
  Q: John, I recently bought a 1996 Discovery with 114K miles. It ran fine around NYC for 2 wks and then ...
  A: The bank 2 sensor 2 fault will not result in the car failing to start. Furthermore, the bank 2 ...
Front Keyless entry. & Sunroof8/2/2006
  Q: Ok, here is the problem with my 2000 Disco II. 1. Keyless entry only unlocks and locks the back and ...
  A: 1. Keyless entry only unlocks and locks the back and rear doors with no problem. The driver and ...
2000 Disco8/2/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 disco and just got it checked for the fault codes which were: P1590 (Idle air control ...
  A: The codes you have to not point to any parts that should be changed, not even o2 sensors. The codes ...
Electrical Connundrums8/2/2006
  Q: I just bought a 1993 LR RR County (LWB) with just 58K. And while the engine is strong, there are ...
  A: 1) My back windows won't work from the door switch, but they work from the console. Where is the ...
Stategy to deal with engine codes8/1/2006
  Q: I have a Disco '95 which I am moments away from setting fire to...I wish! I have a problem that I ...
  A: Why would you think clearing the codes would accomplish anything? The codes are there because ...
Knocking noise in engine8/1/2006
  Q: I have the knocking noise when accelerating and took it to my mechanic who does my maintenance work. ...
  A: I don't think you'll need a new car over this. Noisy lifters are very common on older Land Rovers. ...
land rover disco 20018/1/2006
  Q: When I turn the ignition key on, my car will start, however, nothing else will work ie, air, clock, ...
  A: The ignition switch could be bad, or the body control unit, or one of the relays. You will probably ...
98 RR HSE Windshield washer problem8/1/2006
  Q: John, I found out that the windshield washers do not work on my 98 RR HSE that I have recently ...
  A: There are no relays for the washer pumps. They are powered by the BECM, the large box under the ...
ABS/TC/DHC7/31/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 Land Rover and the ABS/TC/DHC lights are on. Do you have any idea what may be causing ...
  A: All three lights together means you have a problem with a part that's common to all systems. In ...
2000 LR DISCO II LOCKED GEAR SHIFTER7/31/2006
  Q: Mr. Robinson, I request your advice before I take my vehicle in for repair (particularly to LR ...
  A: I seem to be asked this question regularly. 1 - Brake light fuse may be blown. If so, you may have ...
D2 - Wet floor & radio update7/29/2006
  Q: 1 - It's been unusually rainy and humid recently, and the front passenger carpet of my 2000 Disco2 ...
  A: 1 - It's been unusually rainy and humid recently, and the front passenger carpet of my 2000 Disco2 ...
Emission systems7/29/2006
  Q: I found out my 1996 Disco I SE7 has a fault code relating to Incorrect purge flow. I tried to find ...
  A: Incorrect purge flow faults cannot be diagnosed with special equipment. In our shop, we use a smoke ...
where is my indicator relay7/28/2006
  Q: hope you can help. i have a 1991 defender 90 200tdi. my indicators have packed up and i can't find ...
  A: In the USA our Defenders have a 4 wire flasher unit behind the gauges. I'm not sure if yours is the ...
Air conditioning7/28/2006
  Q: LR Discovery TD5 1999 (V)= Have recntly had air conditioning checked as it was not working - failed ...
  A: Your series of statements tells me you're not doing something right. When the air conditioning is ...
2002 LR Discovery horn button cover7/28/2006
  Q: When I was making a turn recently my watch wristband caught the left horn button cover on the ...
  A: I posted the instructions to replace the horn buttons a week or so ago. It takes about an hour, and ...
Discovery I Fuel pump issue7/27/2006
  Q: I do as much work on my rover as possible (which isn't really much, because its too technical and ...
  A: Ground problems won't be "anywhere." There are some specific places you should look. 1 - the ...
99 Discovery 2: Little things7/27/2006
  Q: I drive a 99 Discovery II that just ticked past 100,000 miles! The car is mechanically sound, with ...
  A: The passenger seat track and motor for the power seat just got replaced and work for a month, but ...
Gasket leaks7/27/2006
  Q: I own a '99 Disco II, in April of this year it was running hot and coolant was leaking. I had a ...
  A: The water pump is not normally removed as part of a valve job. I don't know what was done in your ...
obd II code7/27/2006
  Q: I have a 1996 range rover 4.0, the check engine light is on and reads P1158. Air fuel metering can ...
  A: The code means your oxygen sensor is not recording the engine switching to lean (it cycles rich/lean ...
1996 Discovery Keyless Remote7/26/2006
  Q: I have a 1996 LR Disco in which my two button remote is only working to lock the vehicle. It ...
  A: 9 times out of 10, if one button on the remote works and the other does not, the remote is bad. I ...
2000 Disco II - lots of little questions7/26/2006
  Q: I've been following this site for a while, thanks for all of the great input and insight you (and ...
  A: 1) The windscreen has a couple chips (prior to purchase so not covered by insurance) that are a ...
1997 Discovery will not Idle7/26/2006
  Q: My 1997 Discovery will not idle and will die if you take your foot off the gas, it has done this in ...
  A: You should find a shop with a t4 or autologic test system and have them connect the car to the ...
1998 Range Rover Window Failure7/26/2006
  Q: How would i be able to reapair that without sending it to the expensive dealearship?1998 Range Rover ...
  A: Well, you could call Atlantic British, 800 533 2210, buy a switch pack and put it in. If you're ...
Freelander TD4 start7/26/2006
  Q: I have just bought a 2003 TD4. After lying idle for three weeks, it started fine. Now it has been ...
  A: Why do you assume the immobilizer is releaased? That's the first place I'd look after the battery. ...
starter starter solenoid7/25/2006
  Q: I have a 1998 landrover discovery se I need to replace the starter and starter solenoid on. I am in ...
  A: We don't usually change just the starter solenoid because the brushes and drive wear out also. The ...
Remote Entry Unit7/25/2006
  Q: The keyless entry for my Landrover Discovery S TD5/5 A, 2001 model has stopped working and I am told ...
  A: I believe the remote entry I see here in the USA is different from the one you have there. Here, ...
AIR CONDITIONING LEAKING7/24/2006
  Q: )
  A: I'm not sure what kind of help you're asking for. Sounds to me like you need to have an air ...
2003 discovery7/24/2006
  Q: Just bought a 2003 Discovery and every so often (once every 50 or so) starts it won't turn over and ...
  A: If your Rover cranks over but does not start running you are wasting your money to fit a new ...
Help with CV replacement7/24/2006
  Q: Have a friend who is a mechanic.He is presently repairing my 1990 range rover county.It has ...
  A: Any Land Rover dealer should be able to print you an exploded view from the parts catalog. You can ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE7/22/2006
  Q: John, My "service engine soon" light came on my 2003 Discovery,it has a rough idle and is runnig ...
  A: Anyone with an OBD II scan tool can connect to the diagnostic plug beneath thesteering wheel and ...
1991 disco brakes7/22/2006
  Q: I have had bindings brakes but have found all caliper pistons free, flexy pipes in good order and ...
  A: You should look for corrosion in the pedal linkage. Also look to make sure it's not adjusted or set ...
Dash lights7/21/2006
  Q: I was out four wheeling one night and going though some pretty rocky stuff when all at once three ...
  A: Jason, there is no way to read the codes from the computers without one of the special Land ROver ...
overheating Disco II transmission7/21/2006
  Q: I own a Disco II 2000. I use it mainly to do expedition in North and remote places (Yukon, Alaska, ...
  A: Hearing your story, I would recommend using an infrared thermometer to determine the actual ...
97 land rover a/c comp clutch7/21/2006
  Q: My 1997 Range Rover a/c works for about 15 minutes then the compressor clutch cuts out and won't ...
  A: Remove the nut in the center and withdraw the clutch hub. Remove the spacing shims and your clutch ...
ABS/TC/HDC lights7/21/2006
  Q: Just had my '01 Disco II diagnosed since the above mentioned lights have remained on for a couple ...
  A: The car may or may not be safe to drive, depending on how it acts. You will have to make that ...
LAND ROVER DISCO BREAKES BLOKKING7/21/2006
  Q: disco 2.5 tdi from 2003. left hand drive On unexpected occassions my Disco pulls very strongly to ...
  A: If the dealer checked it with the T4 and found no electrical issues the next step would be to ...
crank fault7/20/2006
  Q: My 2000 Disco II was in the shop for low fuel pressure (engine would die when going uphill with low ...
  A: There are two possibilities: 1 - The shop is incompetent or inept, and they broke or unplugged ...
ABS Modulator7/20/2006
  Q: I have a Disco S2 V8 model year 2000. The ABS modulator unit - large ally block on right hand side ...
  A: I am not sure why you would be getting the noise you describe. If your description is right there ...
Keyless Remote7/20/2006
  Q: Do you know/have the instructions for programming the two button remote for a 2003 Land Rover ...
  A: The remote requires one of th especialist Land Rover test systems for programming, either an ...
blue exhaust smoke7/18/2006
  Q: I have a '94 disco 300 tdi, +-200 000km. recently i changed the head gasket and since then ...
  A: Blue smoke means motor oil is getting into the engine and burning. Either ther eis a failure in a ...
ABS lights on7/18/2006
  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: You should find a shop with a t4 or Autologic system. They can read the faults and tell you what's ...
Spider Unit Location on a Discovery 1997 V8 4.0 ?7/18/2006
  Q: Hi everybody, I already read the thread about the spider unit beeing located behind the dashboard. ...
  A: Andre, I really suggest you go to the landrovertechinfo web site and pay for access to your car. ...
2002 Freelander V6 Auto problem gear box7/18/2006
  Q: Good afternoon, My 2002 V6 Freelander has developed a problem with it's auto gear box. This is that ...
  A: In situations like yours the most common remedyis a factory exchange gearbox. You could go to a ...
ABS Brake light/system fault. Discovery 17/17/2006
  Q: On startup and drive, the ABS light remains on. If the car is warm, stop, switch off, restart and ...
  A: How do you know they have no idea? Often the test system will show a fault, such as RF sensor. You ...
Brake, ABS, TC and Hill Descent lights '03 Discovery7/16/2006
  Q: Recently our Brake, TC, ABS and Hill Descent lights came on. LR service department informed us we ...
  A: I'm afraid you may have wasted whatever you spent on your brake job. First, the only way to read ...
Abs or brakes 97 disco 1 135000 miles7/16/2006
  Q: well this is my problem.anti lock light is on i was driving on the highway with (ac on) and try to ...
  A: My feeling is that you may have a power problem in your truck. If the ABS pump loses power the ...
2003 freelander turn signal problem7/16/2006
  Q: I'm getting a problem where when I put my right or left turn signal on I get a buzzing noise coming ...
  A: I would guess you've got a corroded ground somewhere in the dash. If you don't want to use the ...
Intermittant starting problems7/16/2006
  Q: John, I have had intermittant starting problems with my 97 Discovery. Once i get to a place and go ...
  A: I have not heard of the security controller being called a "spider" but apparently it's common. ...
TD5 crankshaft7/15/2006
  Q: rear air bellows,leaking radiator,thermostat,blown headgasket etc etc....(my poor selction on a used ...
  A: Good machine shops repair nitride hardened cranks all the time. We do it here. I don't know about ...
reset service engine soon light on a 2003 freelander7/15/2006
  Q: Is it possible to reset the service engine soon light on a 2003 freelander se3 without making a trip ...
  A: Why do people assume that the response to a light coming on is to "reset it?" Warning lights were ...
97 Discovery I transmission7/13/2006
  Q: I have a 97 Discovery I with 78,000 miles and I am having problems with it shifting. I have lost ...
  A: There is no computer control of the transmission in a 97 Disco. Whatever problem you have is within ...
Range Rover Moaning at 70 mph7/13/2006
  Q: I have a 2000 RR HSE 4.6 and I notice a moaning noise coming from below the cabin area when I'm ...
  A: A noise from below the cabin is presumably in the transfer case, the transmission, or the axles and ...
95 RR LWB Windshield Wiper Problem7/12/2006
  Q: I have a 95 Classic RR LWB, whose wipers do not work on the Intermittent Wipe, Normal Wipe and Fast ...
  A: You can't tell from the symptom if you have a problem in the motor or the switch. You'll have to ...
SRS light7/12/2006
  Q: Dealer responed to SRS light with information that SRS DCU / ECU was not communicating - bought one ...
  A: I just answered this question for ABS ecu. Are they both not communicating? If so, you most likely ...
ABS ECU7/12/2006
  Q: Dealer checked out ABS light and said ABS ECU not communicating - need to replace. I bought one ...
  A: In most models the ABS ecu is under one of the front seats. If you want more detailed information ...
water boiling7/11/2006
  Q: I have 95 v8 dicovery with lpg conversion.My problem is after about 10 miles or less if heater or ...
  A: You could have a clogged radiator, or a bad hed gasket, or something else. SOunds like you need to ...
'97 Discovery side mirror alignment7/11/2006
  Q: I have a '97 Discovery SE (V8i) with a passenger side mirror that doesn't correctly align. Using the ...
  A: From your description, there is nothing wrong. On a left hand drive Rover, the right mirror stays ...
buying a discovery7/11/2006
  Q: i am thinking about buying a 97 discovery with 140k miles. The SRS and ABS lights are on. Other ...
  A: The srs and abs lights indicate problems with those systems (airbags and antilock brakes). You will ...
1995 300 TDi injectors and R380 box7/11/2006
  Q: My defender has 240k, km on it and has recently started blowing much more black smoke when lugging, ...
  A: In the USA, the Bosch Company has service centers that handle injector problems. I can't comment on ...
Electric windows & engine fuse box7/10/2006
  Q: I am having trouble with my electic windows which don't always work. Sometimes they all work, ...
  A: First, you need may to find a more competent repair facility, because the 1997 Disco does not have a ...
EAS FAULT MESSAGE7/9/2006
  Q: HOW DO I FIX THE EAS FAULT. MY 1999 RANGE ROVER 4.0 COMPLETELY IS ON ITS BUMP STOPS IN THE REAR. ...
  A: Find a repair shop with the specialized Land Rover test system - the Autologic or T4. An OBD II ...
Active Suspension7/9/2006
  Q: We have just come back from a day out and have noticed that our car is leaning to one side (the off ...
  A: It certainly sounds like an air suspension problem. There are few home remedies, other than to buy ...
ABS Brakes7/8/2006
  Q: John: My ABS light has gone on intermittently. Sometimes won't go off at all. I just had all 4 ...
  A: The computer scan "came up with nothing" because the person scanning lacked the correct skills, or ...
2000 Disco II gearbox temp light.7/8/2006
  Q: I recently bought a 2000 Disco II. My gearbox temp light which is at the bottom right of the ...
  A: I advise you to check your transmission temperature. Most likely, the switch for the warning light ...
1997 Land Rover7/8/2006
  Q: I bought a 1997 Land Rover and recently when I start the truck it starts fine, but when I step on ...
  A: It's hard to respond to questions like this because there isn't enough information. Your boggle ...
Engine Swap for 98 range rover 4.07/7/2006
  Q: Ive slipped a sleeve in my 1998 p38 4.0. Terminal Failure. Im looking to swap the engine and have ...
  A: You can install the engines you mention right out of the box. You can also repair a dropped liner. ...
Concerns about buying a Disco7/7/2006
  Q: A friend of mine recently told me about a '97 Disco with around 30k miles that he was about to sell. ...
  A: The 1997 Discovery is a good vehicle, but it can be problematic. Reliability is less than stellar. ...
Shaking when breaking7/6/2006
  Q: I have an 03 Discovery with dimpled and slotted rotors from EBC. These are my second set of rotors ...
  A: I hear you about having new rotors, but rotor problems are almost always the cause of brake shudder. ...
99 Disco, ABS Modulator replacement?7/6/2006
  Q: 99 Discovery 2 with about 85K miles on it... After getting ABS/TC/HD lights intermittently for a ...
  A: Joanne, you are in luck. In March 2006, Land Rover developed a $100 repair kit to fix the modulator ...
96 LR Disc7/5/2006
  Q: My LR has just started doing this: while driving it will cut out or stutter like it's not getting ...
  A: You could have a number of problems, including: 1 - Bad spark plugs, wires, or coil packs 2 - A ...
2000 Disco II Cutting Out7/5/2006
  Q: My 2000 Disco II is Cutting Out when idling with the AC on. Does not completly stop just cuts in and ...
  A: It sounds like the engine control unit is not stepping up the idle when the AC compressor kicks in, ...
1995 Discovery - Stalls , idle rmp varies, chk engine light came on7/5/2006
  Q: 1995 Discovery 5 speed standard. I recently replaced the starter after trouble shooting a not ...
  A: You could have a tune up problem - it may be missing or skipping. You might have a problem with the ...
Discovery II door locks7/5/2006
  Q: All of a sudden the locks on the passenger side doors of my 2002 discovery II no longer work with ...
  A: A new latch is probably the solution to your problem. Is it simple? That depends upon your ...
2000 Discovery Series II - Fails to start in the heat7/4/2006
  Q: John, I own a 2000 Discovery Series II. To date, it only has about 51,000 miles. My problems with ...
  A: I am not sure what to say. Problems like yours can be very difficult. You need to find out if ...
Four wheel indicator7/4/2006
  Q: I recently purchased...you get that alot, eh?... 1996 disco se7. American version. It has the ...
  A: The light is on because the center differential is locked. It's not a hi/lo or hub lock indicator. ...
Overheating-2000 Discovery7/4/2006
  Q: I am considering buying a 2000 Discovery 54k. I have no info on its pasted history. It has an ...
  A: It sounds like the motor may have internal damage. I have an article on this in the rover news, ...
Drove through high water7/4/2006
  Q: I drove my 2003 Land Rover Discovery through very high water recently and two days later the car is ...
  A: You have probably gotten water into one or more connectors in the engine and transmission harness. ...
Timing7/3/2006
  Q: I have a landrover freelander 1998 1.8 petral. I have replaced the timing belt but cant work out the ...
  A: There is no reason that replacement of the timing belt would cause one cylinder to not fire. Did ...
1999 discovery 27/3/2006
  Q: i just bought a used 99 lr disco 2 on june 15, 06' with 95,000 miles. the car looks and seems to be ...
  A: The rattle could be a broken catalyst, bad rocker shafts, many things. Find a Land Rover expert and ...
2001 Disco II error codes P1319 & P03017/2/2006
  Q: I was recently driving my Disco and I started to feel a misfire, with the car slightly lurching, ...
  A: You could have water in your tank, you could have a pump problem, or you could have a misfire for ...
fluttering hi pitch noise7/2/2006
  Q: I have a 98 Disco series 1, it seems to make a hi pitched fluttering noise (cricket like)when ...
  A: I have no idea what would make a fluttery noise without hearing it. Your universal joints in front ...
2000 disco II lean condition7/2/2006
  Q: I recently purchased a 00 disco II and after driving it for about 2k miles I noticed alot of spark ...
  A: If they removed the check engine light to conceal a problem who knows what else is waiting to be ...
fan blower switch & speed7/2/2006
  Q: 1998 LR Discovery. AC/Heat fan blows on speed 1 and on speed 4 - nothing on speeds 2 & 3. The ...
  A: Most often you need a switch panel. The panel has the switches and the rotary knobs and cables, ...
Transmission ECU '00 Diso II7/1/2006
  Q: Yesterday shortly after starting the vehicle and putting it in Drive, The S and M dash lights ...
  A: The problem may be the ECU, or it could be inside the transmission or even in the control cable. ...
300tdi cambelt7/1/2006
  Q: i have a discovery 300tdi auto 1998,the came belt broke....i have taken of the rocker cover to find ...
  A: I agree with what you've heard. The valves stick straight down so if they hit the pistons they go ...
non-op a/c aux fans & brake lights7/1/2006
  Q: Concerning a 1996 4.6. The electric a/c aux. fans do not come on thus resulting in overheating. I ...
  A: The auxillary fans are controlled by the vehicle computers and the only test system that can force ...
fuel pump6/29/2006
  Q: Do you have any tips on replacing it , Like empty the fuel tank or anything like that?It has been ...
  A: Well, of course it's easier to change a pump if there's no gas in the tank. There is no special ...
97 DISCO OVERHEATING6/29/2006
  Q: I just took my Rover on a trip of about 400 miles. Half way home it ran hot up to red so I filled ...
  A: The second shop is telling you about other fluid leaks, having nothing to do with coolant or ...
2000 range rover air suspension6/29/2006
  Q: The front and rear passenger side airbags fully deflate in a couple hours. I realize they will need ...
  A: Allow 1-1.5 hours to replace the air springs yourself. Leave a door open when you do the job to ...
2002 Land Rover Discovery won't start6/29/2006
  Q: We just aought our daughter a "certified pre-owned" Discovery thinking it would be reliable and ...
  A: There is no quick answer . . . I'd take it back to the dealer. It could be an ignition switch, a ...
Freelander Remote Locking6/28/2006
  Q: We are having a problem with the opening of all four doors with remote locking. The driver's side ...
  A: The door latches (which contain the electric actuators) are probably bad in the dors that are ...
1999 range rover6/28/2006
  Q: my range rover suddenly didnt start and the alarm went off and the message 'engine disabled, press ...
  A: Put the key in the driver door. Turn to lock while pressing and holding the lock button. Hold 5 ...
300 tdi auto disco 19976/27/2006
  Q: i hope you can shed some light on my problem.. i have a 300 tdi disco automatic, it is the first ...
  A: Mel, I am sorry to be of limited help on this but here goes . . . We don't have the 300TDI engine ...
shaking in my 2003 range rover6/27/2006
  Q: I was on the highway yesterday and while in traffic, felt an unusual shaking from front to back.My ...
  A: Your description of symptom is too vague for any intelligent diagnosis. Is this an engine ...
Engine Knock at idle 1999 DII6/27/2006
  Q: Ok, fixed the cruise, broken vacuum line. The shimmy is only once in awhile. Rotors are new too. The ...
  A: Glad to hear cruise is OK If you're sure the noise is in the motor look to the rocker shafts. When ...
over heating and O2 sensor6/27/2006
  Q: John, I have 99 Disco II that was diognosed by my local land rover garage with both rear o2 ...
  A: I thought I just answered this . . . O2 sensors have nothing to do with overheating. I just wrote ...
Clicking / vibration in brake pedal6/27/2006
  Q: I have a 98 Disco that has just developed a new problem. Every once in a while when gentle pressure ...
  A: Given your description it sounds like the ABS is actuating. You're going to need a shop with the ...
service lights6/26/2006
  Q: The service engine is on in my 99 Discovery II, there are 97,000 miles, however when resetting by ...
  A: Why do people assume warning lights don't mean anything? Your service engine light is on because ...
Disco Vacum lines6/25/2006
  Q: John, I have a 1997 Disco. Trying to get the cruise to work. I have read your pervious advice ...
  A: The line that disappears under the headlight is probably the line that carries washer fluid to the ...
repair problems with land rovers6/24/2006
  Q: My daugther wants a land rover and I am inclined to by her one as she attentions college in the ...
  A: Well, I am not sure exactly what you are asking here. I'm a Land Rover enthusiast so of course ...
landrover,gearbox6/24/2006
  Q: i have a 2000 discovery II my son was driving it and the gearbox light came on he did not stop as ...
  A: The gearbox fluid is checked when the vehicle is running on a lift. You check it from below while ...
check engine light on 1999 discovery I6/24/2006
  Q: I just drove my 1999 discovery I 4.0 from Seattle to Phoenix. I just hit 90,000 miles. When i ...
  A: The Service light is just a timed reminder. The check engine light means there's something wrong. ...
Centre diff lock6/24/2006
  Q: I am not sure whether my Discovery has the diff lock spigot fitted to the transfer case or not. I ...
  A: The transfer case fitted to diesels in the UK is a different model from the one we see here in the ...
radio code flashing in Discovery6/24/2006
  Q: now trying to get the radio working again. I have 5 radio security cards (I'm not the original ...
  A: You press the code in one button at a time, using the radio presets. You will have 3 chances to ...
99 Land Rover Disco II stalling6/22/2006
  Q: I was driving last night and car went dead just as i hit accelerator and car downshifted. SES light ...
  A: You should check the car with an OBD II scan tool and see what faults are stored. That may give ...
1996 Range Rover exhaust6/21/2006
  Q: I have a 1996 Range Rover, and I took it in to a local mechanic (not the dealer) when the check ...
  A: P1138 usually means one side of the engine is running rich. We have routines to test this in our ...
check engine light6/21/2006
  Q: I have a 1998 Dicovery LSE, 4 LITRE VIN#SALJY124XWA776098 and whenever I go through a rain storm the ...
  A: If your truck stalls in heavy rain or car washes I'd suggest you look at the cam and crank sensors. ...
Gearbox Filter6/21/2006
  Q: 5 dse auto range rover p38 can you tell me if there is a oil filter that can be changed or cleaned ...
  A: Here in the USA we don't have the diesel P38. The ZF transmission used in our cars has a ...
2001 LR Discovery II Limp mode6/21/2006
  Q: Ive been recently having problems with my Disco II's mode sensors or transmission computer, not ...
  A: Your transmission is electronically controlled and can only be tested by a shop with an Autologic or ...
1990 Rangie auto transmission6/21/2006
  Q: Help please, I have lost all foreward gears but still have drive in reverse.
  A: Then it's time to look for a new vehicle or a new trasnmission. If your car drives backward but not ...
starting problem on 95' disco6/21/2006
  Q: the engine was cranking but it won't continue to start. I change the coil,sprkplugs and the wire, ...
  A: A failure to start could be caused by bad wiring from the coil to ecu, a bad ecu, a bad ignition ...
Rear Suspension 1999 LR Discovery6/20/2006
  Q: I have a 1999 Land Rover Discovery SE when it is parked the rear end drops down over the tires. ...
  A: You've got a statement, not a question. Are you wondering why it drops? If so the answer is that ...
2001 Disco, ABS, DH assist, and TC lights...6/20/2006
  Q: My dash is like a xmas tree. I was out on dusty trials over the weekend, the brakes started to ...
  A: You probably have damage to an abs sensor or a hub. Damage to either of those will affect the ...
discovery II engine knock6/20/2006
  Q: we have a 2002 discovery II that has, for the most part, been a great vehicle. it has an internal ...
  A: The steel caps that's pressed into the end of the rocker arm becomes loose in these engines and it ...
blown fuse6/20/2006
  Q: My son has a 1996 land rover discovery, there is a fuse in the box under the steering column that ...
  A: I think you should go to www.landrovertechinfo.com and download the relevant wiring diagrams for ...
1995 Discovery wont start6/19/2006
  Q: So we had a rather violent rainstorm the other evening. The thunder set off my alarm, at which ...
  A: I'm not sure of the connection between rain storm and no start. Maybe water is getting into your ...
steering knuckle6/19/2006
  Q: ok my 96 land rover discovery se7 has a small steering problem, the steering knuckle that connects ...
  A: I think you are referring to what LR calls the pitman arm, which is a lever connecting the steering ...
Air Ride Suspension Failure On 99 RoverS6/18/2006
  Q: I was driving my 99 Range Rover on the interstate , when I noticed the rear end of the vehicle had ...
  A: If you go to www.rangerovers.net you can read about replacing air springs yourself. There is no ...
Steering system6/15/2006
  Q: I have a leak in the steering box and vibration of steering column. Vibration depends on the road ...
  A: The leak in the steering box is probably unrelated to your vibration. The seal kit should be ...
Land rover6/15/2006
  Q: key stuck in ignigion, stuck in park also
  A: There is a solenoid that keeps your Rover in park unless you are pressing the brake pedal. The brake ...
300TDI Discovery Engine Vibration6/14/2006
  Q: I never thought that a clogged injector would cause a vibration in the engine that appeared to me as ...
  A: Well, it was not clear that you had a balance problem from the first post. If that's wht you think ...
Landrover Discover6/14/2006
  Q: I have Landrover Discovery II - 2001. I was told that the primary selenoid for the transfer case ...
  A: Actually, you don't "need" the transfer case solenoid. The solenoid keeps your transfer case from ...
Fuel Injection6/14/2006
  Q: i have a 1994 V8i Landrover Discovery, Auto. 250000Km on the clock. Naturally I did not purchase ...
  A: If the VDO sender works the same as the original sensor, and it's wired up, nothing will be ...
1998 SWB Defender Repair6/13/2006
  Q: I am planning to buy a salvaged defender in order to repair it myself. I'm confident that I have ...
  A: I thought I answered this yesterday, pardon me if you get two answers. Anyway, the vehicle was ...
Adding DRLs to 2002 Disco26/13/2006
  Q: Recently purchased 2002 Disco2 and it did not come with daytime running lights. The dealership ...
  A: Like the dealer told you, they need to add a resistor and reconfigure the body control module. You ...
Diesel?6/13/2006
  Q: I live in Washington state in the USA. I have a 99 discover series 1 and it has a regular gas V8 ...
  A: Diesel conversions are available, with the most popular being the installation of Land Rover's ...
wont start6/12/2006
  Q: i have a land rover tdi 1996 on a n plate. today when i was out i was sitting at lights when my 4x4 ...
  A: 1996 Discoveries are notorious for electrical harness and fuse board troubles. The fuse board is ...
AC & BACK WINDOWS ONT WORK6/12/2006
  Q: PLEASE HELP....1996 DISCOVERY SE7....HELP, ITS HOT in TEXAS!
  A: There is no connection between the rear windows and the air conditioner that I know of. When the ...
dash lights6/11/2006
  Q: . I really could use it. I have a 00 land rover discovery that I recently purchased and have had a ...
  A: I guess my idea is . . . have it checked out. There is no way to look at the lights and guess ...
Brake Failure6/11/2006
  Q: I have suffered two total brake failures in a Freelander with a Conti-Teves MK25 TCS modulator. I ...
  A: From your description, it is not obvious that the valves are closing by mistake. I don't know why ...
Is it a Gearbox Problem?6/10/2006
  Q: My 1998 range rover goes fine untill one day i could feel annoying niggle when transmission change ...
  A: If the gear selector moves from park into gear but the vehicle does not move you might have a ...
2000 Disco series II--Faulting start & low Idle in the morning6/9/2006
  Q: This morning the car started then it quickly died when i was pulling out the drive way. Then it ...
  A: Anything I might say now is nothing but a wild guess. Find someone with an OBD II scan tool and see ...
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 is very unlikley that you have a transmission problem. You almost certainly have a linkage ...
Defender 90 AC Condensation Leak6/9/2006
  Q: I live in St. Lucia in the Caribbean and recently (2 weeks ago) purchased a Land Rover Defender 90. ...
  A: Land Rover Defenders have used quite a number of different AC units. For that reason there is no ...
Check Engine and Idle Problems6/8/2006
  Q: I own a 02" Discovery and a few days ago I noticed a strange idling, then this morning my check ...
  A: The first step is to connect an OBD II scan tool and see what fault codes are stored. Once you know ...
P38 No Dash lights at all - no ignition - no HEVAC - no brake pump6/8/2006
  Q: 1996 4.6 petrol Auto. On return to the car I can unlock the door with key and the plip. Put key in ...
  A: You clearly have a power distribution problem. Go to www.landrovertechinfo.com for wiring diagrams ...
ABS light comes on6/7/2006
  Q: 99 Disco 1 XD. My ABS light comes on and stays on often. it usually stays on for a few hours or a ...
  A: You are going to have to find a dealer or a shop with an Autologic test system to read the faults ...
99 range rover 4.0 se6/7/2006
  Q: i have a 99 range rover 4.0 se and the problem is that my tarnsmission is stuck in 3rd gear. some ...
  A: The only way to tell is your problem is electronic or mechanical will be to find a dealer or a shop ...
2000 landrover discovery II, V8, noisy6/7/2006
  Q: We have replaced the intake and exhaust manifold gaskets, transfer box and spark plug wires. The ...
  A: Sorry, there is not much way to diagnose noises over the Internet. Noise sources are not hidden. ...
P04206/7/2006
  Q: I have a 99 Disco 1 CD 4.0. I have heard rattling from my catalytic converter area for the past year ...
  A: The catalyst is a one-piece unit; left and right are together. I suggest you change the o2 sensors ...
1972 Land rover 886/7/2006
  Q: I have recently acquired a 1972 Series III Land Rover 88” Petrol Hard Top and as a retirement ...
  A: We don't change valve seats when we rebuild these engines most of the time. Show the head to a good ...
1995 Discovery - bad idle, slow acceleration6/7/2006
  Q: I am looking to buy a 1995 discovery which is being sold for 2000 dollars. This is a good deal, but ...
  A: Bad plugs and wires / bad coil / plugged injectors / burnt valves / plugged catalysts / bad mass air ...
range rover 95-966/6/2006
  Q: Me and my brotehr both ahve 4.0 raneg rovers one ahs a 96 and one has a 95. we both ahve the smae ...
  A: I suggest you study the power distribution diagram for the car and look for a common point between ...
discovery engine cutting out6/6/2006
  Q: i have a 300 tdi disco on a 96 plate the engine keeps cutting out all the dash lights stay on when ...
  A: Your voltage is way too low, and you're at risk of damaging the electronics. You've got alternator ...
Discovery piston replacement6/6/2006
  Q: Is it possible to replace a piston from underneath? A piston rod went on my '99 Discovery and I ...
  A: If the new motor has more than 75,000 miles on it I'd probably pull the heads and do a valve job ...
2001 DISCOVERY MOVES IN PARK6/6/2006
  Q: WHEN PUTTING THE TRANSMISSION INTO PARK THE VEH WILL NOT LOCK INTO PARK, I HAVE TO PUT IT BACK IN ...
  A: It is possible there is a problem with the adjustment of your shift linkage. Put the car up on a ...
Key stuck in ignition6/6/2006
  Q: Key gets stuck in the ignition. It comes out only when you disconnect the battery.
  A: Newer Rovers have a key hold solenoid that only releases to let the key out in park. That solenoid ...
Low Idle, Alternator6/6/2006
  Q: John, I recently had my alternator "spruced up" as the dealer puts it. The battery died. I ...
  A: I'm not sure what to make of this. Here in the USA we don't "spruce up" alternators. We replace ...
TD5 MIsfire6/5/2006
  Q: I have a Sept 2002, 62,000Mile TD5 that has recently developed a misfire and proving difficult to ...
  A: If oil travels up the harness and gets into the ECU it wire surely cause trouble. Why don't you ...
Landrover transfer case leak.6/5/2006
  Q: I would like to know how to get a hold of an exploded view of the transfer case in a 300tdi so that ...
  A: Land Rover's electronic parts catalog has exploded views of the transfer case. Any Land Rover ...
Clock Light 2002 Disco26/5/2006
  Q: Just drove back to Portland, OR from Seattle where my wife and I picked up "Audrey". Her clock ...
  A: The clock is held by four clips. We have four blades (like feeler gauges) that we shove in and ...
rotors6/4/2006
  Q: I have a 96 discovery. I have the rotors off the truck but cant get them apart? Please tell me you ...
  A: If you have the rotors off the truck, flip them over and remove the bolts holding the rotors to the ...
1996 Land Rover Discovery6/4/2006
  Q: My 1996 4 ltr, automatic Discovery has dropped two liners on the rear cylinders and there are pieces ...
  A: I have an article this past issue in the Rover News on repair of dropped liners. Go to ...
Gearbox problem???6/4/2006
  Q: I have a 2002 diesel Freelander. In fifth gear the gear lever gives a rattling/vibration/tinkling ...
  A: If you've already checked the linkage I don't know what else to say except, yes, you have a problem. ...
Land Rover Discovery 1998 with ABS6/3/2006
  Q: I live in Nigeria, my wife got a LR disco. The break fails from time to time(the pedal goes easily ...
  A: The procedures to test brakes vary by country because the systems are different. I'm in the USA and ...
95 disco radio6/3/2006
  Q: I would like to update my Disco's Radio with satelite compatable, cd, etc. Are there any ...
  A: Sue Ellen, this is an easy job for any experienced car stereo installer. They can plug the ...
2 part: Oil leak above filter, AC radiator fans6/3/2006
  Q: My leak seems to be coming from the (I think it must be)the oil sensor. I cleaned the area with ...
  A: It's fairly common to get oil leakage from the oil pressure switch. Replace it. As regards the ...
98 Disco Cat Converter6/3/2006
  Q: Im in the market for a 2nd hand Discovery and the one that has caught my eye seems great, but I will ...
  A: It's a violation of federal law to disconnect a catalytic converter, and as a result you won't find ...
2000 LANDROVER DISCOVERY SERIES 26/2/2006
  Q: I HAVE BEEN HAVING TROUBLE WITH MY LANDROVER LATELY YESTERDAY I HAD TO BRING IT INTO SOMEONE BECAUSE ...
  A: The bank one and two running lean codes are representative of a different problem than the ...
Engine of a 97 discovery stalls when heating6/2/2006
  Q: My 97 discovery has started to falter and stop when under strenous and hot conditions. During a ...
  A: Here are some possible problems to check for: 1 - clogged fuel filter 2 - bad spark plugs or ...
Misfire on a 02 Discovery II6/2/2006
  Q: Starting from cold engine runs and performs fine. After reaching normal operating temp at certain ...
  A: The dealer could be right, it could be an injector problem. It could also be sticking valves, a ...
steering6/1/2006
  Q: I'am about to repair my power steering box on my TD5,is it a very hard job to do or should i leave ...
  A: By repair kit I assume you mean new seals. We used to install seal kits but stopped doing it ...
Ignition Wires6/1/2006
  Q: I own a 2001 Land Rover Discovery II, I took it to the dealership because the service engine soon ...
  A: I'm not sure what yo mean about needing special plier clamps . . . newer Land Rovers do require ...
97 Disco Power seats don't work6/1/2006
  Q: John, I cleaned the power seat switches as per instructions I found on the Internet, and that did ...
  A: It's good they are working. Cleaning the contacts often works when a seat does not move at all in ...
97 Disco Cruise control stopped working5/31/2006
  Q: Hey John, One las t question for today, the cruise control on my '97 Discover was working fine but ...
  A: The 1st most common problem is a broken vacuum line, to the actuator or the tee or the hose going ...
97 Disco Sunroof jams up5/31/2006
  Q: John, The front sun roof on my '97 Discovery no longer opens properly. Instead of the glass ...
  A: Your problem is probably the sliding tracks that tilt and then move the roof back and forth. Land ...
replace radiator.... HELP!5/31/2006
  Q: How to replace a radiator TODAY!
  A: The radiator is a 2-3 hour job for a skilled technician to replace. You remove the fan from the ...
Oxygen sensore Code11875/30/2006
  Q: We have a code "O2 sensor short upstream" that show up. We have changed both oxygen sensor and the ...
  A: The codes is telling you there is a short in the wiring for the oxygen sensor heater circuit. To ...
engine missing Landrover5/30/2006
  Q: I have a 97 Landrover discovery with 110,000 miles. The engine misses intermittingly, it seems to do ...
  A: On a 97 Rover engine the most common causes of the symptoms you describe are a bad speed sensor ...
ABS/TC/HDC - The 3 Amigo's5/30/2006
  Q: I note that John McInnis is on vacation so wondered if you could help with what appears to be a ...
  A: The most common cause of these lights coming on together is a fault at one of the hubs. The problem ...
abs, code box location5/30/2006
  Q: but a few questions. the old abs light came on and i know thats a common problem. i have two cd that ...
  A: The box under the seat that you refer to for diagnostic codes was only used through model year 1995. ...
2001 Discovery - Blinker and Wipers delayed when cold5/30/2006
  Q: I park my Discovery outside and on mornings when it is cold (5c/40F) the blinkers and wipers take ...
  A: There are relays that control both systems, but I'm not sure what to suggest for a reason for the ...
Brake pads & rotors5/30/2006
  Q: What brand brake pads & rotors do you suggest for an '03 Discovery SE 4.6? I do about 30K miles a ...
  A: The only thing we recommend on a 2003 Rover is oem (genuine Land Rover) pads and rotors, because the ...
Land Rover Disco Power Troubles5/29/2006
  Q: Land Rover Discovery 1 4.0 '98 LSE 73K. Recently purchased 5th owner. It is in very good shape. ...
  A: Intermittent cutting out like you describe is often the result of a bad speed sensor (on the ...
Motor Turns over but no start 1997 Disco5/29/2006
  Q: I seem to keep having this problem. First i noticed washing my car at a pay and spray and after ...
  A: We're just shooting in the dark here . . . go to www.rangerovers.net and find a shop with an ...
land rover discovery radio codes5/27/2006
  Q: Hey John, really enjoy the forum and your answers. they are always helpful and have saved me a ...
  A: Your Land Rover dealer should be able to look up the correct code for the new radio from its serial ...
land rover transmission5/27/2006
  Q: I have a land rover discovery 2001. Just purchased it. It was taken care of maintenance wise with ...
  A: You might see some improvement with fluid change but the ones we've seen with shift problems like ...
slight wallowing on road5/26/2006
  Q: i will do just that, i have one more question, sometimes when driven on an uneven road eg, motorway ...
  A: The older Discoveries were notorious for loose front end bushings, loose panhard rods, loose tie rod ...
gear jam5/26/2006
  Q: 1997 disc. My gear is stuck in the park position. It happend suddenly, it was working fine all day ...
  A: The brake switch, located under the dash above the brake pedal, has probably failed. In emergency ...
K reg/1992 Landrover Discovery Brake problem5/26/2006
  Q: I have just had the brakes fail on me. luckily I was traveling in low speed through town. I used the ...
  A: I doubt your problem is so simple as "air in the lines." While air is a problem in newer Discovery ...
Check enging light 2001 Disc5/26/2006
  Q: My check engine light came on and the PCM detected an incorrect gear ratio condition in the 4th gear ...
  A: Don't buy o2 sensors just yet! The three faults you describe point to a bad mass air flow sensor. ...
LandRover Discovery II SE7 2001 Rear Air Suspension5/24/2006
  Q: I recently took my car for a tire repair (air leakage) to one of the popular car repair shops. But ...
  A: I'd suggest you get it out of the "popular car repair shop" unless all their tinkering is free . . . ...
2001 Discovery 25/24/2006
  Q: I bought a 2001 discovery 2 on ebay, and its a great car. I had a hose replaced from the radiator ...
  A: If the key's buttons lock and unlock the vehicle, and when you unlock and then turn in the ignition ...
antifreeze/coolant leak5/23/2006
  Q: I have a Disco II and been leaking antifreeze from the back part of the engine, it looks like a ...
  A: Coolant leaks from the back of the engine are most often from the intake manifold. Cylinder head ...
1996 Land Rover Discovery shakes5/23/2006
  Q: I own a 1996 Discovery, and when I get above 80km/h - 110 km/h and I hit a decent sized bump in the ...
  A: This kind of shake is caused by the interaction of improperly balanced wheels, alignment, and loose ...
freelander starting problem5/22/2006
  Q: 8 freelander and im having problems starting it when i turn the key the dash illuminates as normal ...
  A: We did not see the Freelander in North American until 2002, and we never saw the 1.8 motor. I will ...
About rear differential from Disco 25/22/2006
  Q: I was repairing oil from rear differential in my discovery 2003 year/ and when i screw out the ...
  A: From what you've said it sounds like you've got a differential about to fail. Here in the USA we ...
98 Discovery drivers side door latch5/22/2006
  Q: Greetings, I hav a 98 Discovery and the drivers side door at this point will only open when the ...
  A: The latch is probably bad but you'll have to take it apart to see. There is no special trick to ...
Automatic transmission lever stuck in park5/22/2006
  Q: Land ROVER DISCOVERY 1996 Problem: The transmission lever is stuck in park and won't budge ...
  A: Chances are, your stop lamp switch contacts have failed. The switch is above the brake pedal. To ...
'96 Discovery V85/21/2006
  Q: I am working on on my daughters '96 Discovery V8 that she bought recently.I have the cylinder heads ...
  A: The head bolts are torqued by angle of rotation, not foot-pounds. You need new head bolts every ...
Defender won't start5/21/2006
  Q: it doesn't even crank, radio, lights, air and all other "stuff" will come on but no crank. i have ...
  A: The first step should be measurement of the battery voltage when you try and crank it. You need ...
IMMOBILISER5/21/2006
  Q: I have a 98 Disco, after unlocking the car with the immobiliser, on occassion it won't unlock the ...
  A: The problem of turning the key in the ignition is entirely within the ignition. It has nothing to ...
alarm5/20/2006
  Q: i,ve just purchased a 1994 v8i es disco.the car did,nt come with any key fobs,its got the red led ...
  A: In the USA they all had alarm in 1994 but elsewhere in the world they may not. The red light in the ...
landrover discovery series 2 td5 year 20005/20/2006
  Q: I am most impressed with your knowledge.My problem is that my disco which has done 203 000 kms is ...
  A: Losing power at high speed usually indicates a fuel flow problem in a diesel. Are the filters all ...
replacing a cat converter5/20/2006
  Q: John, I am currently shopping for a used 1997 Land Rover Discovery and have found one on the market ...
  A: First, you should be cynical when buying a used car and assume the converter is only the tip of the ...
Land Rover Discovery tailight electrics5/18/2006
  Q: I've got an R-reg (9-ish years old) Discovery Tdi. A while ago the rear nearside driving lights - ...
  A: There is no place these harnesses always chafe for me to tell you about. You are going to have to ...
crank sensor signal question/2002 disco not starting5/18/2006
  Q: John thanks for offering any advice, I have a 2002 Discover series II and we put a new 4.0 crate ...
  A: I am not sure if you'll be able to solve this at home. When we swap motors we usually have to use ...
1999 range rover gearbox fault5/18/2006
  Q: i have a 1999 range rover 4.0 se and one day out of nowhere the 'gearbox fault' message comes up. ...
  A: Most of the times I've seen this fault it has been due to a corrosion problem with the small wires ...
brakes5/17/2006
  Q: I HAVE 97 DISCO V8 , I HAVE REPLACE ALL PADS AND BRAKE MASTER BUT CANT GET BRAKE FLUID FROM REAR ...
  A: You should be able to pump fluid from the rear calipers. All I can say without seeing the car it ...
RE: Radiator and Brakes5/17/2006
  Q: Just wanted to update you on my car. I wrote to you last month about my 98 Discovery overheating and ...
  A: I'm glad to hear everything worked out for you. If you had a good experience with an independent ...
95 discovery5/17/2006
  Q: my 95 discovery passes the emissions at Idle but the 2500rpm test it fails so I went thru and ...
  A: The vacuum is regulated, and you may need a new tee with the small hole in it. You need to look at ...
2001 Discovery II Sunroof leaks5/17/2006
  Q: I've enjoyed reading your correspondence with others & share your love of Land Rovers. It's a shame ...
  A: You should be able to run your vehicle through a car wash and figure out where to seal the drains. ...
Check Engine light5/16/2006
  Q: Driving today my check engine light came on - what does this mean - what should I expect and what ...
  A: You should expect that someone with an OBD II scan tool can connect to your vehicle and read ...
repair of the sliding ceiling5/16/2006
  Q: repair of the sliding ceiling of land to rover to freelander 1999, the motor works, a this joined ...
  A: It sounds like you are asking where to get a part for the sunroof. Here in the USA we often have to ...
Stuck driver's side door LR discovery5/15/2006
  Q: I have a 96 landrover discovery with a driver's side front door that won't open from the outside. ...
  A: The rod between the outside handle, or the handle itself, has probably broken inside. Take the door ...
1999 DISCO II SEVERE CYLINDER MISFIRE5/15/2006
  Q: I have a 1999 Discovery 2 SD (i think its an sd...)with approx 102,000 mi. So the other day I was ...
  A: I would have to agree with the dealer on this one . . . your symptoms sound like the sudden onset of ...
starter5/15/2006
  Q: I HAVE A 97 DISCO V8 ,CAN I REPLACED A STARTER WITH OUT GOING TO A REPAIR SHOP ,AND HOW LONG AND IS ...
  A: It takes a skilled technician 1.5-2 hours to change the starter on a lift. Can you do it? I don't ...
locking problems with 96 Disco5/14/2006
  Q: 8 ULP - I have had this for about 1 yr - since day one I have had trouble locking and unlocking the ...
  A: The receiver could be bad, the pushbutton unit could be bad, you might live in an area of radio ...
Defender 90 300 tdi engine cutting out5/14/2006
  Q: Afternoon John, Wondering if you could suggest what problem is please? Driving along in my 10 year ...
  A: The most efficient way to solve this problem is going to be to attach a test light circuit to the ...
96 LR Disco Serpentine Belt5/13/2006
  Q: I had the classic belt tensioner problem, and went to get the parts already, but now I'm down to ...
  A: The experience you are having is the reason our technicians always make notes or have the manual ...
'95 RR Classic power mirrors/driver's seat5/12/2006
  Q: I recently purchased a '95 Range Rover County LWB and with the knowledge that the driver's power ...
  A: The mirror and seat functions are both controlled by the memory unit under the seat, which may have ...
2000 LR Disco II - ABS/TC/HDS Lights On5/11/2006
  Q: About a week ago John McInnis responded to Alyssa about a 2000 LR Discovery II and mention that ...
  A: The TC/ABS/HDC lights are all on because there is a fault that affects those three systems. The ...
ac fan/Tachometer/tapping5/11/2006
  Q: I have a few questions about my 98 Disco with 123k. First,I took it to an import repair shop for an ...
  A: The electric fans are needed to prevent overheating in hot weather. I don't think there is any wire ...
Fuel Cap - Tank Pressure5/11/2006
  Q: I am 3rd. owner of a 1997 Disco with 128K. I've noticed recently when fueling up that there is no ...
  A: There is no way to really answer your question without connecting your truck to the specialist LR ...
brakes5/10/2006
  Q: I have a 1999 LR Discovery td5 and I have been having problems with the brakes squealing while I am ...
  A: The usual cure for squeal is new, genuine LR, pads and rotors all around, and make sure all the ...
belt tensioner5/10/2006
  Q: Is it hard to replace the belt tensioner? The local auto shop (not dealer wants 350.00) to do it. ...
  A: Hard is a relative thing . . it depends upon your skill. You'll need a tool to get the fan loose, ...
bad wobble when hitting small bump in road5/9/2006
  Q: Sir I have a 1995 Land Rover Discovery 2.5 TDI. When reaching speeds of 63 - 73mph and there is a ...
  A: I've answered this many times on the bulletin boards, and a search there should provide many ...
brake/rotor replacement-1997 Discovery5/8/2006
  Q: we have a 1997 Land Rover Discovery with 135K miles. the brakes have started squealing. the mechanic ...
  A: The brake pads and rotors are visible when the tire is removed, so there is no real issue diagnosing ...
brake noise5/8/2006
  Q: we have recently bought a 95 land rover disco 2 and this terrible squealing noise has developed on ...
  A: Without seeing your truck I have no way to be sure if the noise is from the brakes. If it is, Land ...
freelander rear door/window5/7/2006
  Q: John, thanks for the early response; if that's the case, is it straight-forward to drop the new ...
  A: Installation is straightforward with one exception . . . the window lifts in newer Land Rovers are ...
"M & S" Green Light Flashing on 2002 Series II TD55/7/2006
  Q: Our 2002 TD5 ED has finally died. I have the RAC coming tomorrow but I'm curious to have a gues as ...
  A: I'm afraid I can't be of too much help on this issue because the TD5 drivetrain is not sold in the ...
Front seat drivers side support system5/5/2006
  Q: The under gurding on my drivers side seat has split and I'm wondering if it's possible to fix it ...
  A: First - this sort of repair is usually done by trim shops. I'm not exactly sure what you mean by ...
camshaft5/5/2006
  Q: fair play for this site! So, I've got a '95 Disco 300Tdi.. Just changed the timing belt and when ...
  A: You can't let that cam alignment slip more than a tooth before the valves hit the pistons and you ...
1997 Discover starting prob5/5/2006
  Q: My neighbor has me to look at his '97 discover (4x4). My thought is that the starter solinoid is ...
  A: I'm sure if you search you can find materials to repair the solenoid somewhere, but out shop and ...
95 land rover discovery 3.6 repair5/5/2006
  Q: " location of problem: anything to do with the starting of the vehicle hi i'am adam the land rover ...
  A: Adam, there is not much way to diagnose your problem over the Internet. In the 1995 Discovery ...
timing belt replacement5/4/2006
  Q: i wonder if you could help me. i am in the process of replacing the head gaskets on a freelander v6 ...
  A: I think it would be very risky trying to assemble a Freelander without the factory tools. We tried ...
airbag problem5/3/2006
  Q: What causes your airbag light to stay on and how can I solve this problem?
  A: I'm sorry to have to tell you the airbag (SRS) light can only be diagnosed or reset by a shop with ...
radiator removal5/1/2006
  Q: i have a 2000 LR disc series II. how do i remove the radiator? Have had severe heat problems. ...
  A: There is no special trick to remove the radiator - remove the fan, remove the fan shroud, remove the ...
2000 Discovery II Overheating4/30/2006
  Q: Purchased a 2000 Discovery II last December from an individual. No problems until two weeks ago. It ...
  A: First - if there is steam coming out the exhaust you probably have internal engine damage. Second - ...
99 Rover Series 24/28/2006
  Q: I am purchasing a 1999 Discovery Series 2 and I had it checked by a dealer who said that the head ...
  A: Anyone who purports to be a Land Rover expert and has never heard of any head gasket issues on their ...
Drive Side door latch/lock not popping up4/28/2006
  Q: I have a Disco 2 1999. Its been a great vechile but currently I'm unable to get into the driver ...
  A: If you are handy you can change the driver door latch at home. It's a 2-3 hour job, so be prepared. ...
discovery won't start4/27/2006
  Q: I have a 1995 Land Rover Discovery. I had a short in the alternator and it went out. It also blew ...
  A: You may have additional wiring damage - for example, you may have problems with the cables from ...
03 Disco stalling4/27/2006
  Q: I have a 2003 Discovery that has been great up until recently. Lately it has been running roughly ...
  A: The Bosch engine management system in your vehicle provides a great deal of live data, and I'm sure ...
LANG ROVER4/25/2006
  Q: I HAVE 1996 LANG ROVER DISCOVERY START OK BUT WHEN ACCELERATE THE GAS DON'T WANT TO MOVE FAST MOVE ...
  A: The workshop manual has good step by step troubleshooting procedures for your situation. You'll ...
Range Rover 1995 County LWB 4.24/24/2006
  Q: My Rover was not used for 4 months, it was parked outdoors from December through March this year. By ...
  A: It sounds like the brushes in the blower motor are no longer making contact - they are probably worn ...
Discovery water leak - any ideas?!4/24/2006
  Q: I have a 2001 Disc Series II, 58,000 miles, have owned for 10 months. Today a coolant leak started. ...
  A: The most common cause of leaking from the rear of the DII engine is an intake leak. You may be able ...
Discovery problem4/21/2006
  Q: I have a 96 discovery. This rover has new coil packs, plugs and wires. Sometimes when you drive it ...
  A: Hearing your description I'd suggest you check the vehicle speed sensor - located on the left side ...
About to stall...95 DISCO I4/21/2006
  Q: John, I have a 1995 Disco I. I finally have it back on the road after three alternators in a month ...
  A: The running of a 1995 Disco will not be affected by the gas cap. Hesitation on takeoff could be ...
Check Engine Light4/21/2006
  Q: The Check Engine Light came on last night and I'm have no clue as to the root cause. I'm guessing ...
  A: You are going to need to find someone with the necessary scan tool to read the faults from your ...
Freelander Diesels4/21/2006
  Q: Is it possible to put a diesel engine as a replacement into a petrol engined Freelander. Its a 1999 ...
  A: Anything is possible, but it would be a substantial undertaking and you have fewer choices because ...
BRAKES AND RADIATOR4/20/2006
  Q: I'M HAVING SOME PROBLEMS WITH MY 1998 DISCOVERY. LAST WEEK I HAD A RADIATOR FLUSH BECAUSE IT WAS ...
  A: As I've said in my articles, driving 3 miles with the temp gauge in the red is enough to cook the ...
remote keys not working4/18/2006
  Q: being a blonde chick, i left my lights on....okay. the battery was dead and i got it jump started ...
  A: If this is a Range Rover 1995-2002: Insert key in driver door lock. Press lock button on key while ...
95 RR Classic electrical issue...4/18/2006
  Q: I have a 1995 Range Rover County Classic with an intermittent electrical problem. I recently had my ...
  A: The symptoms you describe suggest there is an intermittent heavy drain - a short circuit - pulling ...
Electrical problem4/17/2006
  Q: I have a 1998 Landrover Range rover and My brakes and Air conditioner stopped working. The brakes ...
  A: While I sympathize with your desire to avoid high costs at the dealer, your brakes and air ...
300tdi lack of power4/17/2006
  Q: I recently bought a 95 defender, t/d 300i with 260000kms. It seems to lack power compared with ...
  A: First, I'd suggest you buy a day's subscription to www.landrovertechinfo.com (LRs official service ...
land rover 99 check engine light4/16/2006
  Q: I took my 99 disco in for the 90k mile service.. $900 later they tell me everything is in good ...
  A: They probably read a code indicating the engine was running lean, and saw the cracked breatehr hose ...
stop solenoid4/15/2006
  Q: I've got a 97 300Tdi with a faulty stop solenoid. After consulting my Haynes manual and looking at a ...
  A: The Haynes manual describes the older system. Go to www.landrovertechinfo.com and purchase a day's ...
on mechanics4/14/2006
  Q: how do you determine if your mechanic is being truthful and is there a website to compare general ...
  A: It does not sound like you have a truthfulness question. It sounds like you have a price question. ...
Collision-activated inertia switch?4/14/2006
  Q: John, I recently bought a 04 Disco II which was in a minor accident in which part of the front was ...
  A: The 2004 workshop manual says it's on the bulkhead, behind the engine. You press down to reset it. ...
Transmission rumble4/8/2006
  Q: I have a 1982 Series 3. Last week, I replaced the rusty leaf springs with new parabolics, but this ...
  A: There is a good change that the rumble results from a change in the angle of the pinion flanges on ...
I need a part number please4/5/2006
  Q: im currently working on . can you please send me the part number for the runner that the door glass ...
  A: Call Rovers North, 802 879 0032, and request a Series Land Rover catalog. If you need them, they ...
RPM4/5/2006
  Q: I have 96 Discovery SE7 and recently I am experiencing some RPM issues. The idle some time goes all ...
  A: I think the generic code reader at Auto Zone has given you incorrect information. Find a shop with ...
motor replacement3/31/2006
  Q: I am in the need of a replacement motor for a 96 Range Rover 4.0 Motor was run hot, has warped ...
  A: Our own service department rebuilds motors that were run hot. We've had better luck doing that than ...
rear windshield wiper3/30/2006
  Q: My rear windsheild wiper will not work, what can be the problem. Also I would like to repalce my ...
  A: Your rear wiper only works when the doors are closed. Many people are surprised by this. Read the ...
2004 Land Rover Engine Failure3/28/2006
  Q: You answered a question posed by my husband, Paul Walker-Bright, earlier today about our 2004 ...
  A: If your engine ran out of oil and failed I'm afraid that may end up being your responsibility. In ...
Land Rover Discovery II Engine Repair3/28/2006
  Q: Robison: I have a 2004 Land Rover Discovery II with a 4.0L engine. We purchased the vehicle last ...
  A: Certain Land Rover 4.6 engines in 2003 and 2004 were made with a misalignment in the pins that ...
02 Freelander Brakes3/27/2006
  Q: I’m getting ready to tackle my first brake job on my 02 Freelander. I’ve replaced the break ...
  A: If you want an alternative to dealer-supplied parts call Rovers North, 802 879 0032 or Atlantic ...
1995 Disco SE73/24/2006
  Q: I just purchased a '95 Discovery SE7 this past Sunday(the guy who sold it to me didn't give me any ...
  A: You have asked a number of questions. . . First of all, I suggest you go to www.rangerovers.net ...
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I own J E Robison Service in Springfield, MA. We are Bosch Car Service for Land Rover, BMW, Mercedes, and other European lines. I can answer most questions about Land Rover service or repair. I'm known as a car enthusiast, machine aficianado, photographer, writer, and speaker. I've been around Land Rovers and British cars most of my life. Visit me at my car business, www.robisonservice.com or my author website, www.johnrobison.com. Check out my autism and writing blog at jerobison.blogspot.com or my photos on www.pbase.com/robisonphoto John Elder Robison

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I have been a Land Rover service manager since Land Rover returned to North America in 1987. My company is a four-star Bosch Car Service facility, known nationwide for Land Rover service, overhaul, customization, and restoration. In addition to Land Rover our company services BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls_Royce, and Bentley motorcars. We have factory-plus-level service capability for all makes. Visit my company online at www.robisonservice.com > service > land rover Also visit my blog at robisonservice.blogspot.com

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In the Land Rover world, my writing can be found in various print magazines and online at robisonservice.blogspot,com. In the wider publishing world, my work is published by 20 publishers in over 50 countries. Mt books Look Me in the Eye, Be Different and Raising Cubby have made US and international bestseller lists.

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I am ASE certified, Bosch Trained, and trained by Omnitec/T4 and Autologic on their Land Rover test systems.

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