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#4490 of 5002 Wiper tension and Traction control on my 2000 Disco II
Mar 25, 2006 (4:53 pm)
Referring to my first message (#4478-March 12,'06), I replaced the wiper arm and blade with new parts and the same issue of improper tension on the glass remained, resulting in uncleared glass on each swipe right in the line of sight. Has anyone had this problem? I have improvised by wrapping double sided rubber tape on the U shaped plastic guide clip at its bottom where the blade rests (and seats for supposed even tension on the winsdshield. Am hopeful that this will provide a lasting adjustment to provide safe wiper operation. Baffling little annoyance fixed...
The ETC (Traction Control) performs in a way that I do not
believe is 'as designed'. I was able to test its performance thoroughly the other day by positioning the vehicle (unable to move forward) on a slippery/grass & snow/ice covered incline, in LOW and 1st (in manual mode)and idling at about 600 rpm. Alone, I actually walked around the driverless vehicle while in gear and observed the ETC clicking as it does diverting power to find traction. IT would only spin on the drivers side, and not divert to the right side....although both front and rear were spinning on the drivers side. I realise that there are a myriad of issues at play here...does anyone have a full proof way to verify that the ETC is operating properly....other than going to Land Rover themselves?
#4491 of 5002 M & S light on dashboard
Mar 25, 2006 (7:42 pm)
I have a 2000 LR Disco II. The transmission was rebuilt about 2 months ago.. the problem is that it won't go into gear. Whenever I put it on DRIVE the car will not move unless I go about 3000 RPM.. it will jerk and I have to press the brake! It does the same thing on REVERSE. It will not back up until I get it up to about 3000 RPM. I have spoken to my mechanic, left there.. and he checked everything out. At first he said that it was low on transmission fluid. I got the vehicle back but a couple of days later it started doing it again. I took it once again, supposely they took the whole transmission out and redid everything. It was ok for the first day and now its doing it again. The car feels find, its just that problem of it not going into gear. Can anyone HELP me out?!
#4492 of 5002 Re: are they as bad as they say [cham1989]
Mar 25, 2006 (7:42 pm)
I purchased an 02 not too long ago and love it. Although I did have a to replace all rotors and pads to the tune of $1300.00 at land rover. Ouch, but worth it. They are very choice and a much better design than the new LR3. I feel the LR3 style has moved to far from land rovers roots.
#4493 of 5002 Re: M & S light on dashboard [lrtx]
Mar 25, 2006 (7:45 pm)
This sounds as if something is slipping big time, that is all I can say, but post whatever you finally figure out what it is.
#4494 of 5002 Re: M & S light on dashboard [lrtx]
Mar 26, 2006 (9:14 am)
I forgot to mention that the D, M, S light will flash whenever this happens. Could this an electrical problem??
#4495 of 5002 Installation of an D-A-P A brush bar
Mar 26, 2006 (6:58 pm)
Does anyone know of a shop in San Antonio, Texas that will install a DAP A Bar for me, cheap? (aside from Land Rover) Help!!!
#4496 of 5002 Re: are they as bad as they say [cham1989]
Mar 26, 2006 (10:23 pm)
If I am not mistaken, the 2003 was the first year of the "BMW inspired" Disco. As such, it seems to be a more trouble free truck than some earlier model years. One benefit is that it has the 4.6 liter V-8, formerly used in the Range Rover. It's no tiger, but it has more HP and torque than prior Disco engines.
We have 35,000 miles on our 2003, and have had virtually trouble-free driving all the way. On a just completed trip through NM, AZ, UT and CO we averaged 16.37 mpg. Lots of highway driving, but also lots of city driving in traffic clogged Mesa/Phoenix.
We ran into snow, lots of neat off-road trails, and high mountain passes. The Disco managed to handle them all. Also, quite comfortable for us for all day driving, which I would not have expected when we bought the truck new in 2003.
Land Rovers are not for everyone, but if you appreciate the capabilities that a Disco offers, you should get many enjoyable go-anywhere miles out of one.
#4497 of 5002 Re: Service Light and Clicking Sound...please help if possible [jkmewright]
Mar 27, 2006 (6:31 pm)
Interesting. My 2004 made clicking noises the day I got it brand new. I now have 10,000 miles on the odometer and I have just gotten it back from the Landrover repair. It has just received its 4th new engine! Can you imagine. 10K miles and four engines.
#4498 of 5002 Re: Service Light and Clicking Sound...please help if possible [pr0fessor]
Mar 27, 2006 (7:01 pm)
Was your clicking sound from the rear? very faint single popping sound when putting into reverse or forward from a stand-still?? 4th engine...i'd look into state lemon laws...you may get a brand-new truck!
#4499 of 5002 Re: M & S light on dashboard [lrtx]
Mar 30, 2006 (6:23 am)
I had the same issue with the lights blinking and the amount it took to get the truck moving after that. Like the problem I had, sounds like your tranny could be defaulting into the "limp home" safety mode as the computer senses a problem. In my 99 Disco II, after four alternators, and numerous trips to the LR dealer, LR diagnosed my a problem as electrical surges causing the computer to trip and default into the safety mode. I can certainly tell you what else happened - But it would be a long post to go through all the electrical issues I had. After four alternators, they finally traced the blinking lights and lack of acceleration back to an electrical surge/signal from the climate control unit. They also pulled my tranny and were about to install a brand new one, but ended up not after finally finding the problem. They fixed the problem by suppressing the electrical signal from the climate control unit. As of 3 years ago, no issues. I love my Rover, wouldn't trade it for anything. Good Luck!