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Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Discovery Series II, Audio, Entertainment System, Navigation System, Performance Mods, SUV
#4802 of 5002 Re: disco trans and speedo troubles [discodave]
Aug 26, 2008 (8:42 pm)
I own two Land Rover Discovery's. My 1998 LSE had the same problem. The speed sensor was gone. The part was not very expensive. Since owning this vehicle, I have replaced the pinion seal, the left exhaust manifold and the left wheel axle. I use a local parts store who takes the time to find off market land rover parts and my local mechanic. I told my mechanic, Land Rovers do not bite. They have an engine that resembles a Ford and axles are axles, etc,. The 98' has the usual Land Rover problems and drives better than my 2001 Discovery.
#4803 of 5002 Transmission Trouble
Aug 26, 2008 (8:51 pm)
I own a 2001 Discovery SE-7. I love the vehicle. But since I bought it, the transmission blew. I purchased a rebuilt transmission with a warranty from a recommended transmission specialist. The problem is the transmission blew again. Suddenly the "M" and "S" lights flashed, and the "D" in the shifting column.
I drove several more miles and the transmission failed. The fluid in the transmission was full but "smoked". The specialist is trying to say that there was something else that caused the transmission to fail. I had no warning of a speed sensor gone or any overheating. Any advice other than "get rid of it". I have a loan on this vehicle and can't trade it in unless its working.
#4805 of 5002 97 disco pulling when deccelating
Aug 31, 2008 (8:15 pm)
We just bought our firts LR-disco. I LOVE it !!! My concern is when I let of the accelator it seems to pull to the left and when I get back into the gas it pulls to the right. Is this normal or is their something wrong ? any ideals? thanks
#4806 of 5002 Re: 97 disco pulling when deccelating [discotrent]
Aug 31, 2008 (10:06 pm)
Yes, falling in love with the Disco. You will never want to get rid of it even after years and years..
Pulling left ,,, definitely something wrong. First thing to check is wheel alignment on the front wheels. I would guess they are out.
Have it checked (and corrected?) and let us know.
Sep 01, 2008 (10:31 am)
Hi all, I'm a newb and have just purchased (a week ago) a very decent Disco SE. I am enthralled at all the information there is on this forum. Thank you to the hosts and the people who have made these quests for info public.
As of yet, I only have a few slight problems mainly due to the vehicle being used and covering my bases for it having 78000 miles on it. Everything seems great apart from:
-The three amigos, which pop on randomly and then can be reset by turning ignition to off removing key for 10 seconds.
-The wear on the stock goodyear tires looks uneven but creates no shaking. the dealer is going to buy two new ones but I'm going to wait for another couple thousand miles before I decide what tires to buy.
-The AC drips into the passenger side's leg space and I obviously need to check the drainage lines/clear them.
Other than a few noises I'm not familiar with (Squeaky seats in the rear, whispering air like sound when AC is on), everything seems A O K. I am however checking into the best warranty possible without spending too much (dealer allowed me to purchase base - power train for cost for two years) and also am going to get the Disco checked at a local AAA certified inspection center.
My questions are these; because I'm about to embark on a 1000+ mile haul up north (San Diego to San Francisco and back) which will entail a u-haul trailer on the way down, I'm wondering the following:
-Can I fix the AC drip myself and how?
-Should I be getting a tune job before I go (and for how much)?
-Are there any considerations or things I should be watchful of during the trip (of course there are the obvious; oil level, coolant, etc., I mean beyond these).
Keep in mind this is fresh from the dealer and I have yet to do the inspect with AAA, I have no record of prior maintenance other than that the dealer changed the oil.
Thanks in advance to any responses. I will be leaving on Tuesday night.
Happy Labor Day.
#4808 of 5002 Replacing plastic panels on a DISCO ll
Sep 03, 2008 (11:26 pm)
I'm trying to replace the two plastic panels that runs down the A-post against the windshield of a LR DISCO series II '99. I have taken the old ones off and have two new ones with all the retainers and clips but I have trouble in getting the new ones back in place !! is there a trick ? Scared of breaking it if I use force .......
any suggestions ??
#4809 of 5002 Remember before I left for my trip...
Sep 04, 2008 (10:36 am)
I fixed the AC drip myself and then payed 89.95 for the AAR (AAA certified) inspection right before walking into the AAA office to buy my membership. Well, now I'm 700+ miles away from home and here's what happened tuesday night at approximately 10:50pm (about 15 miles from my destination):
The beautiful Land Rover Discovery barreled down the 101 North at a safe 68 miles per hour. The next exit was the 85 North, and finally my 8 month pregnant wife had fallen asleep for the past 5 minutes. I clicked the cruise control off and made my exit onto a one lane interchange in the city of Campbell. As I ramped up to the 85 North, low and behold standing dead center lane, spanning the width of the lane (approximately as long as the LR is wide), a wild BOAR lights bewildered with my lights in its eyes. Most likely wondering why his legs suddenly decided to stop moving. I, having two cars on my tail, did only what could be considered honorable and whilst yelling "Oh, My ****ing Lord!", drove straight through the bewildered boar. WOW! Was that the best decision of my life?... Yes. Not only is this accident covered under COMP but it will not effect my premium, Sweet!
So, let it be known that when traveling at a rate of 65-70 miles per hour and confronted with mere flesh and bone, the LR Discovery suffers only aesthetic damages and potentially may require a power wash to rid the under carriage of blood and guts. More to follow, such as pictures, the boar is effectively dead and was checked on by local police. All that the passengers suffered was long conversations with insurance and longer convos with AAA membership supervisors. The LR is at the shop being quoted as I write this. Damages most likely include sub-frame, bumpers, maybe chassis alignment, and radiator/fan. Unfortunately though, as we drove over the boar, I believe I heard the Disco's ego inflate slightly and it is possible the truck has recognized its own awesome power. The wife and I, have to sit down with Disco when it gets back and explain to it that boar's have feelings too and that we should be more careful when playing with them next time.
Have a great weekend.
#4810 of 5002 Rear Rotors and Brake Pads
Sep 10, 2008 (9:54 pm)
Looking at a '02 Discovery II SE that is being offered for $7995 with 53,000+ miles.
Seller says "Oil and oil filter has been changed regularly at 3K mile intervals and recently at 53K miles. K&N high performance air filter was installed at 50K miles. Fluids were recently flushed and replaced at 50K miles. 60K service should be done soon. Rear brakes need new rotors and pads."
What am I looking at as far as costs so I can factor into negotiation?
#4811 of 5002 Re: Remember before I left for my trip... [erwanleone]
Sep 11, 2008 (3:10 am)
WOW, you were lucky indeed. Still I am not sure I will do the same if in the same situation. One thing is sure I will not try to drive through an 350 kgs elk as you may find them on my roads.
Looking forward to see the pics.
Give the poor Disco a hug from me.