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    Default Land Rover Problems!

    This thread serves at a database of all problems experienced by Land Rover owners. This will give potential buyers or owners of this specific make a database they can go through to see what problems their vehicle could possibly develop.

    To ensure this thread contains only information related to vehicle problems and to keep it easy to read and understand, there are a few very specific rules:
    -Copy the list below in bold into your thread and only provide the information asked for, no more, no less.
    -One list per problem. More than one problem can be posted in the same post, but use seperate lists.
    -No discussions will be allowed in this thread. If you want to discuss a specific problem, contact the poster directly or start a new thread in the relevant section. Copy the post across to the new thread if need be.
    -ANY comments, or posts not conforming to the list below, will be deleted.
    -Only post problems you personally experienced, please no friends' stories or hearsay's.
    Please help to keep this neat and factual.

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    Cause of problem(if known):
    Specifics of repair work carried out:
    Cost of repair:
    Who did the repair:
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:
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    Modeliscovery Tdi
    Year:1996
    Mileage:174 000
    Problem:Head bolts came loose and broke cam shaft in 2 places + injectors were badly worn
    Cause of problem(if known):Steel bolts overtightened in aluminium head
    Specifics of repair work carried out: fitted complete new head and injectors
    Cost of repair:R13500.00
    Who did the repair:Land Rover specialist workshop
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:N
    Was damage covered by warranty:N

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    Model: Defender
    Year: 2008
    Mileage: 10000km
    Problem: Oil Leaking from Vacuum Pump
    Cause of problem(if known): Faulty Pump(Recall)
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replace Pump
    Cost of repair: R5500.00
    Who did the repair: LR Menlyn(Pretoria)
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y

    Model: Defender
    Year: 2008
    Mileage: 33000km
    Problem: Oil Leaking from Vacuum Pump
    Cause of problem(if known): Faulty Pump(Recall)
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replace Pump with New Improved One.
    Cost of repair: R5500.00
    Who did the repair: LR Menlyn(Pretoria)
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y
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    2004 Land Rover Discovery 2 Td5 ES

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    Model: Defender
    Year: 2005
    Mileage: 56000km
    Problem: Grinding noise from gearbox/front axle
    Cause of problem(if known): Angle from transfer box to front axle too steep, front propshaft grinding in front axle.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replace front propshaft with a double cardon one from Disco2
    Cost of repair: R11000.00
    Who did the repair: DaGama Motors (Kommetjie, Cape Town)
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N

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    Model: Defender Hard Top
    Year:1997

    Mileage:+- 80 000km
    Problem: Loss of clutch fluid
    Cause of problem(if known):
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced rubbers, honed master cylinder
    Cost of repair: Could not remember
    Who did the repair: Naboomspruit Auto Clinic
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N

    Model: Defender Hard Top
    Year:1997

    Mileage:150 000km
    Problem: Turbo boost gone
    Cause of problem(if known): Habit of shutting off engine directly after hard work
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced turbo with recon turbo
    Cost of repair: R3500 total (gave old turbo in as part of payment)
    Who did the repair: George in Silverton
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N

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    Model: Discovery TDi
    Year: 1997
    Mileage: 293000
    Problem: Smoking & no power
    Cause of problem(if known): Old age?
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replacement of injectors & turbo
    Cost of repair: R16000-00
    Who did the repair: Bosch Garage : Alrode South
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Yes
    Was damage covered by warranty: Yes
    Bommie
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    Model: Discovery TDi
    Year: 1997
    Mileage: 289965
    Problem: No power
    Cause of problem(if known): Old age
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Conversion 1 - free flow exhaust, larger intercooler, move catalytic & fitted snorkel
    Cost of repair: R16000
    Who did the repair: CRD
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: Not applicable
    Bommie
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    "It only hurts if you survive!"

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    Model: Defender 90 Puma
    Year: 2009
    Mileage: +-60km
    Problem: Vehicle wouldn't start
    Cause of problem(if known): Faulty Battery Cable
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Cable replaced
    Cost of repair: Unknown
    Who did the repair: LR Midrand
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y

    Model: Defender 90 Puma
    Year: 2009
    Mileage: +-600km
    Problem: Grinding sound coming from brakes
    Cause of problem(if known): Warped front brake disks
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Front brake disks and brake pads replaced
    Cost of repair: Unknown
    Who did the repair: LR Midrand
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y
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    Model: td5
    Year: 2002
    Mileage: 155,000km
    Problem: Revs did not go down when foot is taken off accelerator
    Cause of problem(if known): censor on clutch
    Specifics of repair work carried out: cleaned sensor
    Cost of repair: R50
    Who did the repair: Willie Smit
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N/A
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    Model: Discovery II TD5
    Year: 2002
    Mileage: 220000
    Problem: Front Propshaft Double Cardon Universals Wearing Out After 50Km
    Cause of problem(if known): Worn Centering Brearing Of The Double Cardon
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced The Propshaft The First Time Ordered An New Centering Bearing From The USA And Did The Prop Recon Myself Details On The Link http://www.discovery2.co.uk/propshafts.html
    Cost of repair: Over R8000 For Both Times It Breaked
    Who did the repair: First Time Propshaft Centre Second Time Myself
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N

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    Model: Defender 90
    Year: 2001

    Mileage: 147 000
    Problem: Cracked head
    Cause of problem(if known): Apparantly a known weakness
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced with reconned head
    Cost of repair: R15 000
    Who did the repair: REM landy repairs
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Motorite
    Was damage covered by warranty: Only R2000

    Model: Defende
    Year: 2001

    Mileage: 147 000
    Problem: belt tensioner bearings
    Cause of problem(if known):
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced with new
    Cost of repair: R1 300
    Who did the repair: REM landy repairs
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N
    Defender 90 TD5 with steering guard, Warriorworx rocksliders and diff guard, 33' Bridgestone MT, Warn winch, outback roofrack, frontrunner penthouse RTT and awning.
    African Backbone offroad trailer.

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    Model: Defener 110PUMA
    Year: 2008
    Mileage: 15000
    Problem: Clutch plate rattle on Start up
    Cause of problem(if known): Loose springs on plate, pre April 2008 known issue
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced with new clutch kit
    Cost of repair: No idea
    Who did the repair: Waterford LR
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y

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    Model:defender td5
    Year:2004
    Mileage:132000
    Problem:misfiring/poor performance
    Cause of problem(if known):fuel pump pressure
    Specifics of repair work carried out:replacement of diesel pump
    Cost of repair:R3900
    Who did the repair:JABBA 4x4
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:n
    Was damage covered by warranty:n

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    Model:defender 110 td5
    Year:2002
    Mileage:170000 km's
    Problem:Clunking sound from rear on pullaway
    Cause of problem(if known): worn A-frame ball joint
    Specifics of repair work carried out:replacement of A-frame ball point
    Cost of repair:R350.00
    Who did the repair:Self
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:N
    Was damage covered by warranty:N/A

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    Model: Td5 Defender 90
    Year: 2006
    Mileage: 99 675
    Problem: White smoke in low range, after about an hour of trail work.
    Cause of problem(if known): Turbo bearings failing (reconned part originally fitted by LR 30k kms ago).
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced turbo & flushed intercooler.
    Cost of repair: R12000.
    Who did the repair: LR Umgeni Rd.
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y - SA Warranties.
    Was damage covered by warranty: R7500 was covered.
    Mike

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    Model: Defender 110CSW TD5
    Year: 2005
    Mileage: 132 000 km
    Problem: Engine mis firing
    Cause of problem(if known): Injector wiring harness
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced harness and cleaned plugs on ECU
    Cost of repair: R1600.00
    Who did the repair: Land Rover Nelspruit
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: No
    Was damage covered by warranty: No

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    Model: Discovery 3
    Year: 2005
    Mileage:127304km
    Problem: Transmission / Handbrake / HDC warnings active on display no handbrake.
    Cause of problem(if known): Water in battery bay after washing enginge (By the people who sold it to me prior to delivery)
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced Servo ECU (Mounted under Battery)
    Cost of repair: R3100
    Who did the repair: Land Rover Midrand
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:N
    Was damage covered by warranty:N
    His: Land Rover Discovery 3 190 000km
    Hers: Audi A6 Quattro 187 000 Km

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    Model: Discovery 3 TDV6 S
    Year: 2007
    Mileage: 47000km
    Problem: Occasional "Suspension fault, normal mode only" message
    Cause of problem(if known): Faulty brake light switch (who would have guessed)
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Brake light switch replaced
    Cost of repair: R0
    Who did the repair: LR Waterford
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y
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    Model: Disco 2 Td5
    Year: 2001
    Mileage: 205000
    Problem: Short lever completly loose, not engaging high or low. Noisy "ruff' clutch
    Cause of problem(if known): Main shaft broken in transfer case. Clutch fork dry.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced complete transfer case as the gears were badly grinded. Replaced the noisy "scratching" clutch as well
    Cost of repair: R13 050.00
    Who did the repair: Liebenberg auto
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Partially
    Ryan
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    Model: Defender 110 TD5 HCPU
    Year:2002
    Mileage:182 561 km
    Problem: 1.Water loss into Exhaust, 2.oil in water.
    Cause of problem(if known): 1. Head gasket failure 2. Oil Cooler leak. 3. Turbo Failure
    Specifics of repair work carried out: 1. Replaced Gasket and new headbolts, 2.new oil cooler made.3. Replaced turbo bearing
    Cost of repair: 1. R2136.00 2. R670.00 3. R580.00
    Who did the repair: Done by me
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: no
    Was damage covered by warranty: no

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