Last post on Sep 09, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Discovery Series II, Audio, Entertainment System, Navigation System, Performance Mods, SUV
#4844 of 5002 Re: 5 AMIGOS? [landroverblows]
Aug 31, 2009 (3:17 am)
Modulator MUST be new and sealed (I bought mine on ebay too). Used is useless. It took the dealer 2 days to install it and get it working correctly. Imagine trying to do it yourself. It is SO ridiculous that there has not been a recall or warranty extension on such a problem part. They have been failing regularly since the series II was introduced in 1999!
#4845 of 5002 Re: 5 AMIGOS? [landroverblows]
Aug 31, 2009 (6:15 am)
I have a 2000 Disco. The last time my three amigo lights (Hill Descent, ABS, TC) went on, I didn't do anything about it for about six months. Besides knowing that I didn't have ABS stopping power, I didn't effect my daily driving.
The jerking problem you describe isn't related to Hill Descent.
I know there's not one in every city, but find yourself a non-dealership Land Rover specialist. It's saved me a bunch over the years.
$3000 seems ridiculously high.
#4846 of 5002 2004 DISCOVERY2 TRANSMISSION BACK-UP FAILURE
Sep 25, 2009 (12:37 pm)
I GOT MY 2004 DISCOVERY 2 WITH 39,000 MILES AFTER IT HAD A FRONTAL COLLISION, WHICH I FIXED. AFTER I GOT IT TO AFRICA, THE REVERSE GEAR BEGAN TO FAIL. WHEN IT WONT MOVE ON REVERSE, I HAVE TO SWITCH IT ON AND OFF MANY TIMES, AND THEN, SOMETIMES, WOULD WORK, OTHER TIMES, WOULD NOT OPERATE ON REVERSE. BUT ALL FRONT GEARS WORK PERFECT. SOME MECHANIC DROPPED THE TRANSMISSION, SAID THERE WERE METAL FILINGS, INSIDE, AND REPLACED SOME GASKETS, BUT THE PROBLEM CONTINUES. SOMEONE HOOKED IT ON A PORTABLE SCANNER, NOT SURE ITS A LANDROVER SCANNER, HE SAID ITS A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. I SUSPECT ITS ELECTRICAL, OR ELECTRONIC. BUT YOU CAN HELP ME WITH A BETTER ANSWER, I BELIEVE. WHEN THE PROBLEM OCCURS, IT TRIGGERS THE CHECK ENGINE AND A SECOND RED LIGHT ON THE DASHBOARD. THANKS.
#4847 of 5002 2001 Discovery II- Radiator hose blew- now transmission won't shift correct
Nov 09, 2009 (5:47 am)
I understand that the 2001 has an electronically controlled transmission. Yesterday a radiator hose hooked to a small plastic cansiter on the right side of the radiator popped off and sent anti-freeze spewing throughout the engine compartment. Luckily, I was at a hardware store when it occurred. I replaced the hose clamp and refilled it with antifreeze.
To my shock and surprise, when I left the store onto the road, my transmission would not shift properly and I was attaining 3000 or so RPMs before it would finally downshift. By the time I reached home several miles away, the same thing started happening on the upshift, causing the rover to prematurely upshift at too high of speeds making it lurch as it upshifted and raising the RPMs too high.
Is it possible that the antifreeze shorted something out having to do with the electronic transmission and if so, where do I look for the control module that controls the transmission? If the module is not located near where this hose popped off, what else could have been exposed to the antifreeze that would cause the transmission to act this way. I found it to be too great of a coincidence that the transmission worked fine until the hose blew off, so this is why I'm searching out this possibility first.
thanks for any reply and assistance.
#4848 of 5002 Re: 2001 Discovery II- Radiator hose blew- now transmission won't shift correct [discoii01]
Nov 09, 2009 (10:41 am)
perhaps the spark plugs were shorted out by the anti-freeze (water and electricity don't mix) - approx $20 each at LR dealer only x 8 plus labor which ranges from $300 (non dealer) to $550 (LR dealer)
#4849 of 5002 Re: 2001 Discovery II- Radiator hose blew- now transmission won't shift cor
Nov 10, 2009 (2:27 pm)
On my '96 Series I there's an ECU against the firewall on the passenger side. I removed my hood seals (that run along the fender lips to seal beneath the hood) and when I went through a car wash, it blasted enough water in under that lip that it soaked my ECU and the car wouldn't start. Yes, I have since replaced those seals, but I wonder if you don't have one or more ECUs in the same area, and they're soaked by the coolant? They're not hard to remove, then you remove the screws to open them up and dry them out.
#4850 of 5002 Re: 2001 Discovery II- Radiator hose blew- now transmission won't shift correct [landroverblows]
Nov 11, 2009 (4:36 am)
Okay, well with all due respect and appreciation for your reply, we need to think more along the lines of what's technically possible and relevant from the standpoint of the problem. The spark plugs do not produce electricity but rather merely convey it from the plug wire and coil to the fuel in the cylinders for ignition purposes and would not be damaged and need replacement due to exposure to water. So we won't be spending $300-$500 for that maneuver. As for water and electricity not "mixing," they mix all too well by contradiction to your claim and water is an extremely good conductor of electricity. Hence, the reason that electrocution can occur when electricity is "mixed" with water. You know what I mean here, like spraying your house's electrical panel with the water hose. That's about the best "mix" you could obtain when trying to demonstrate the collusive nature between water and electricity. I suppose you meant to express that water or antifreeze in this instance could possibly interfere with the electrical conductivity associated with the plugs. Regardless, it's unrelated to my problem.
Again, the trouble here is the transmission and the ECU which controls it. I was simply trying to determine whether the antifreeze could have caused damage or interference to the ECU and whether anyone has experienced a similar problem.
Again, thank you for you reply.
#4851 of 5002 shuts off after it gets hot
Dec 02, 2009 (5:01 pm)
I have a 2000 discover 11 it will crank fine but once it gets hot it will shut off. It will not crank back up for about twenty minutes.
#4852 of 5002 Dash warning lights
Dec 20, 2009 (8:00 pm)
I was driving my 99 Discovery II and all of a sudden the ABS/Hill Descent/Traction Control warning lights (3 separate lights) came on. The tuck seems to be running fine. The lights have stayed illuminated. Does anyone know what caused this?