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Land Rover Discovery and Discovery II



  • mkmcmkmc Posts: 1
    Just bought a 99 DSII with 32K miles - Florida truck - I live in Detroit. I've gone through most of the Board - great info. Q: What should I have checked right off? Valves, leaks, trans, etc...? Please assist with this and any other newbie-type general advice you have on this MY - thanks a ton!
  • Does Anyone Out There Have Or Has Has A Problem With The Drivers Seat( Or Pass) Seat Just Stoped Working. All Elec. Just Stopped. No Heat, No Movement. I Have Checked The Fueses Under The Seat, Swapped Out The Directional Switch With The Pass Side And Still No Luck. I Am Afraid To Take It To The Dealer As They Will Go To Town Trying To "Find" The Problem At $120.00 Canadain / Hour....
    if Anyone that has Had The Same Issue Could Respond , it would help allot.

  • Can Anyone Help With The Issue Of The 3 Lights On The Dash Staying On . Abs, Traction And Incline Lights Seem To Come On And Off?? Dealer Has No Idea Why , It Was A "Guess Repair". The Airbag Light Was Coming On From The Seat Belt Clip , Then That Was Changed , now This Happned, Then The Seat Power?? Am I In For A Day To Day Problem With This Truck.. My Wife Already Hates This Truck .....Help

    i have seen details on line about cleaning the fuse panel, is this both the interior and engine bay together? take each fuse out and clean them or better to replace each fuse and clean the contacts inside?? The electrical problem wiht our drivers seat is the biggest problem , it is stuck now forward, no power??

    can anyone help ???

    was there a recall for the ABS issue??? :lemon:
  • nhveedubnhveedub Posts: 1
    I have a 2000 w/ 58k miles and am having the same problem. Did you ever find an answer as to why the blinkers will not work in cold weather until the car warms up? I have noticed that if I am turning the steering while, I can sometimes get the blinkers to 'click' into blinking once I find the sweet spot... but that's not something you can do in traffic :confuse:

    Any ideas anyone? Don't really wanna pay LR to diagnose that one ~
  • delcadelca Posts: 1
    "The 3 Lights: abs, Traction And Incline Lights."

    I had the same problem with my wife's Disco II. The dealer calls it an ABS sensor problem, needing replacement of both wheel sensors. I would also suspect a problem with worn out brake pads. Good luck!
  • My service engine light has come on at 39k miles and the diagnosics said it could be O2 sensor, air valve, 4th gear ratio too high. Also, when I put the truck into R from P, the rear-end has a clicking sound sometimes. And from R to D, when initially rolling forward, it will sometimes click. Any ideas? 02 Disc II Thanks ya'll!
  • lr2002lr2002 Posts: 5
    Need some assitance to wire lights to the existing oem switches in passenger compartment. I have a 2002 LR Discovery II. I think I might need a guide.

    Diehard DIY'er :P
  • After rolling a new 2003 Grand Cherokee a couple of years ago I've leapt into the world of Land Rover with great enthusiasm. A never forgotten fraction of a second when realizing I was being let down by that vehicle, the hope is that with this Disco II will be more intuitive - and communicate impending roll overs BEFORE it's too late. The 330 km drive home from the GM dealer where I found this Disco II reflected the whole new sensation of security Land Rover exudes. I am really thrilled. Original owners maintained it religiously as disclosed by the original LR Dealer. Hope to become an active participant in this also newly discovered forum. With 8 inches of fresh snow and drifts, (17 percent grades on snow covered ice...piece of cake with HDC) the Disco II arrived home really showing its strengths.

    ** Has anyone had problems with windshield wiper arm tension (springs)??
  • I recently had my 01 SE7 serviced and front brakes changed, separately. I noticed that I had no heat in the seats, no compass, and the lighter is not working. This could have happened at either service as it was in a 2 week time frame and I just did not notice. Any ideas? I had the fuses checked and they appear good. After an $800 routine maintenance job, I am terrified to go within 20 miles of the dealership! Any ideas? Also, I have the worst time getting the jump seats "up". They refuse to release. :confuse: Thanks!
  • Unfortunately, I don't have the answer but I do have the same problem with my 2001 SE with 68K miles. I have had the vehicle a couple of years and this problem only became apparent during this Winter. The indicators will not work until the engine is at normal operating temperature. My problem is compounded by similar trouble with the wipers. The intermitant and continuous wiper settings will not work at all until the engine has reached normal operating temperature.

    Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated.
  • riroverrirover Posts: 5
    I think I may have had a small electrical fire inside my Rover this morning! I have been having a little trouble cranking the car over the last couple of weeks when its cold. When I turn the key, all of the electrical stuff inside the car comes on as it should and I hear the starter clicking, but I have to do this about 15 times before the car cranks up. Well, this morning after about 15 turns of the key, I noticed an awful smell - smelled like burnt hair - and I noticed that some very light smoke was wafting out of my center console between the seats. Anybody experienced anything like this? If I get the starter replaced should I be all set? Its a Series I ('98) with about 107k miles on it.
  • Clicking sound... I had the same when shifting into/out of gear, this lasted 1-2 weeks, then it started clicking as I drove. I don't know if this fits your situation, but mine turned out to be a bad drive shaft @ 68k miles to the tune of app. $800 when repaired by dealer. Good luck!
  • I had problems with the door latches on my '95 Disco last year. Sometimes doors would not open... or even worse, refused to stay closed. The power door locks on some doors would sometimes stick, refusing to lock or unlock without using a key. The problems were intermittent, usually occuring during extremely cold or wet weather.

    Since the problems mostly seemed to happen when it was wet or cold, I had a hunch that the problem was with the lubrication of the door latches and the locking mechanisms. I thoroughly sprayed the door latches with WD-40. I also used WD-40 to lubricate the all the links and moving parts connected to the power door locks. (This requires removal of the interior door panels to provide access to the door lock mechanisms) Since lubricating the latches and locks, my door problems have disappeared. Proof once again that WD-40, like duct tape, is a life saver.
  • cham1989cham1989 Posts: 5
    Did you find out if there were any problems with the 03..

    I'm thinking of buying a disco, but I'm a little nervous nothing postive about the car.
  • cham1989cham1989 Posts: 5
    I would like to know the same question. Did you find out if they're that bad? I really would like to purchase a disco, but not sure now..
  • cham1989cham1989 Posts: 5
    Need help I'm thinking of buying a 02, or 03 disco. Are they has bad as they say...Nothing positive about the vech. everything is negative.
  • brettpbrettp Posts: 5
    Just drive one and you will know why people love them. My wife had a 98' when we began dating. It is probably one of the many reasons that I married her. Two kids and a dog later we just bought an 04' The cost of ownership can be high but they are fun to drive. They are cool and quirky. If you want average and safe then buy a Honda Accord. If you want fun, comfortable and interesting then buy a Disco. My only reccomendation is that you buy one from a dealership and that you get one with a warranty. Most newer Discos from the dealership are certified and come with a warranty to 75,000 miles.

    Hope this helps,
  • cham1989cham1989 Posts: 5

    You just made my day...I really want a Disco, and now I feel much better. Its' funny I have a 02 Honda CRV and yes it's safe, but it's not fun...

    Thanks Again
  • brettpbrettp Posts: 5
    It will cost you a good deal more in gas as well. That is my only regret with the vehicle. Rover reccomends premium fuel and my Disco maybe gets 15 miles to the gallon if that. Regardless, I love driving the vehicle and it is worth the extra money to me.

    Good luck and let me know what you do!
  • 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?
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