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#4525 of 5002 Land Rover Discovery II - ABS & TC / CD Player
Apr 14, 2006 (4:41 pm)
I have a question about 2001 Land Rover Discovery II SE. I just experienced ABS and TC lights that went on. I was driving and the 3 dings went on and the 2 lights stayed on. I got to my destination and shut the car off. I let the car sit for 6 hours. Restarted the vehicle and turned my steering wheel hard to get out of a parking space. Since I did that the all the lights went out. Is this worth checking via a diagnostic testing. Any suggestions? Someone mentioned to check the tire/hub to see if there is a loose wire.
2nd Question: My CD player seems display "no disc" when there is a cd in there. Randomly I go through this. I run the CD check and sometime only one cd will work and the others in the magazine won't. Do you think it is a loose wire?
#4526 of 5002 Disco I vs II; Stick vs. Auto
Apr 16, 2006 (5:51 pm)
I'm going through my annual "wouldn't it be nice to get a (very) used Disco for Block Island and I wonder which one"?
Here are some things rattling around in my head:
1)The last year of the Disco II (was it 2003?) looks appealing because they apparently worked out many of the bugs yet retained the solid axles, etc. Problem is, I don't want to spend 20K and don't need the 4.6 engine.
2) Everyone says to buy a car with good maintenance records but by the time a car is 6 -7 years old and at 80K the records are probably no longer being kept nor the car being serviced by your local friendly "LR Centre". The engine hasn't seen Mobil 1 in years and the car is now on its third set of mix 'n match tires. So, since at my price point we're not going to find good maitenance records, lets move on.
3) Given the cost of fixing the auto tranny and the inability to even check the fluid (no dipstick), let alone change the ATF (apparently you need to use a PortaPower to press the chassis rails apart to change the fluid), I'd love to find a stick shift version. Afterall, how much could a clutch, pressure plate, and t/o bearing cost?
Problem is, I think they last offered a stick shift in '95. Is that correct? How would I find a stick shift version?
4) Are Disco I's simpler and more reliable than a Disco II? Would a Disco I have less in the way of complicated chassis electronics (ABS, etc.) and engine management systems? I don't care about highway handling, just simplicity, ease of maintenance and the ability to haul wet dogs and lobster pots.
5) Were I to pick up a used Disco, is the ol' Buick V8 an interference engine where you have a major service to change the timing belt or else the valves and pistons get very acquainted with each other? Can I pick up new shocks, rotors, pads, etc. in the aftermarket?
#4527 of 5002 Re: Transmission Problem?? [pilkster]
Apr 17, 2006 (1:22 pm)
Check your propeller shaft joints maybe there is a play in it. If not then it is usually in the transmission. No need to fix it, just let the throttle go of with ease. I have the same kind of problem, but not that loud of a bang.
#4528 of 5002 Need advice in New Orleans, LA
Apr 19, 2006 (12:07 pm)
I am considering purchasing a used disco."04" with approx. 40,000. I keep my cars a really long time and know nothing about the disco other than it is the best looking suv out there. After reading all the posts, it is obvious you guys (and girls!!!) know alot about them. What can I expect from this suv such as maintenance, dependablity, longevity of parts, etc. thank you in advance for your reply's.
#4529 of 5002 Re: Need advice in New Orleans, LA [metairie_la]
Apr 19, 2006 (2:09 pm)
Well...they are nice and fun to drive...but be preparred to take on some maintenance. They can have a long line of problems...and they aren't cheap to fix. Plus, most people are scarred to even work on them. So, be realistic about buying one. I have a 01 with 38k and have replaced oxygen sensors, rubber boots in the back, and hey, they get about 13city and 17hwy. You'll be at the pump quite a bit. Other than that...they're GREAT!
#4530 of 5002 Re: Need advice in New Orleans, LA [metairie_la]
Apr 20, 2006 (8:49 am)
Clearly these trucks are not for the average Joe...they are different and have an appeal only to a select population (we won't go into the characteristics of that population here )
I have a 2003 Disco SE7 that I bought new in 2003. So far I have been extraordinarily blessed not to have any real problems; however, it is still under warranty. I do know that if you do the maintenance, and I mean religiously, you will reduce the likelyhood of real problems.
If you buy one go ahead and buy a LandRover extended warranty (covers most of what the factory warranty does). They come in a variety of flavors depending on the deductable.
Also, it depends on the specific vehicle. I know someone who also had a 2002 Disco SE that LandRover bought back because it had no end of problems. On the first day the truck was put in the new owners driveway...it leaked out all the oil in the engine and ruined their driveway-- which by the way LandRover paid to have re-stoned. Later the engine caught fire while sitting at a stop light.
(betcha that truck was a Monday build)...
If you are prepared to do the maintenance and love your Rover then go ahead and take the plunge...these are incredible trucks...but, they do have their own personality.
#4531 of 5002 Re: Need advice in New Orleans, LA [petedisc01]
Apr 20, 2006 (11:09 am)
Thanks for the great advice, I'll keep you posted. I think the gas is the only real issue i have (hurricane katrina).
#4532 of 5002 Re: Need advice in New Orleans, LA [rover_usa]
Apr 20, 2006 (11:11 am)
Great advice and thanks for the reply. I think the gas is the only real issue (we went though a pretty rough time down here with the shortage after hurricane Katrina). Other than that, I'm in !!!!!
#4533 of 5002 Fuel Pump/ noisy brakes
Apr 20, 2006 (1:09 pm)
I am having a problem with acceleration. My LR does fine taking off, but then it starts to bog down as if it were losing power or gas. I had a guy tell me it might be the fuel pump. What do you think? Also, I had my front brake pads changed and they are still squealing. Is there anything I can do about this?
#4534 of 5002 windshield wipers
Apr 24, 2006 (7:18 am)
I'm looking for a place to purchase new wipers for my '02 Disco II. The dealer is way over priced, and I need an alternative. Any thoughts?