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Adrian Russell, Kent

Land Rover Freelander

How do I get my Land Rover to speed up on acceleration? It is really slow to pull away both from standing and in motion. The engine has 72000 miles on it and was fitted 3 weeks ago. It is a 1.8 petrol hse, 2005.

Submitted: 10/09/2017 15:47:40 | ID: 143562

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suraj gurung, City of York

Land Rover Freelander

2003 land rover freelander engine dies when i stop on stop light but it run fine when i start again

Submitted: 29/06/2017 03:22:37 | ID: 142248

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Naftal, Malawi

Land Rover Freelander

Vehicle starts perfectly then engine shuts down on accelaration round about 1200revs,TD4 2003 2L diesel...

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get fault codes with scanner read, sounds like faulty sensor or LIMP mode activating to protect motor from damage. Easy way is read codes and then take necessary steps. David Lyster from South Africa

Submitted: 29/01/2017 05:23:31 | ID: 138489

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gary stoloff, France

Land Rover Freelander

ran out of diesel, first time EVER! after that during two weeks it started as normal then one day after doing a bit of shopping, came out and it wouldn't start. turned over as normal but just wouldn't start. for some reason it did finally start. the following day when i went to start the car it turned over but wouldn't start. there was the sound of the pump but NOTHING! had it towed to the garage who did a thorough check and found everything, according to the computer and parts of the system they were able to check manually, like pressure from the pump, diesel arriving, etc,ok. they tried it with the starter pilot and it fired up immediately! turned the engine off and wouldn't re start. they then pushed the car to see if it would start and it fired after two meters!! they're good mechanics, honest, and said they were baffled! they called landrover who suggested perhaps it was an electrical conflict with the starter motor and the engine which they've seen before. they said they changed the starter motor and it worked! somebody else suggested, because i ran out of diesel, it could be the catalyst converter if indeed it has one. if it was the catalyst converter, would it start by pushing or using the starter pilot? any ideas before i BUY a starter just to see if it is that??

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I think you overcranked starter motor and cooked the starter trying to start. The diesel engine sometimes needs to be bled at injectors to remove any air lock in system. If you have been cranking away to no avail then youve probably damaged starter motor and or overheated loom. Catalytic converter would have nothing to do with running out of fuel. If its blocked remove lambda sensor and allow exhaust to vent through locating hole temp until you can have converter changed. Get diesel to bleed through and remove regulator switch till you see clear flow of diesel coming through , then car will start guaranteed. David Lyster from South Africa

Submitted: 26/08/2016 08:00:25 | ID: 134655

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DAVID RUDGE, Worcestershire

Land Rover Freelander

I have just found out that the rear exhaust box for my vehicle costs between £520 and £650. Does anyone make a pattern part which is cheaper? This is a horrendous price just because it's a genuine Landover part.

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put free flow pipe and delete egr sensor , although im not sure if it would pass regulation standard in UK, but definately cheaper option or else try breaker yards for a box make sure it is not contaminated with oil should be ok for a while then. David Lyster from South Africa

Submitted: 05/08/2016 13:02:15 | ID: 134132

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Rudolf, City of Glasgow

Land Rover Freelander

Can you help please my freelander has started emiting smoke via the exhaust there was no warning it just started and is getting worse can you maybe explain what might be causing it. Thank you R Goodlad

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turbo vacuum sensor or turbo might be going, fuel pressure switch could also be messing about over fueling would give you black smoke , blue smoke means oil and turbo or could also be split turbo pipes . David Lyster from South Africa

Submitted: 22/04/2016 10:19:50 | ID: 130675

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debbie garvey, Norfolk

Land Rover Freelander

Since having new battery my rear boot winfow will not go up or down and the wipers wont work could it ge a guse hone

Submitted: 22/03/2016 16:50:46 | ID: 129346

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susan james , Merseyside

Land Rover Freelander

hi, my freelander starts everytime no problem ,drives good sometimes 20 minutes or more and then stops ,have done all fillters and oil change ,had diagnostics done twice , comes up fuel rail pressure plausibility ,put in garage they cannot find a fault ,this has been happening since buying car 4 months ago , spent over £500 so far and still nervous driving car ,any one else had this problem ,and fixed it , please help ,

Submitted: 16/03/2016 06:46:26 | ID: 129076

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Tonia, Stoke-on-Trent

Land Rover Freelander

year 2006 My freelander starts fine, runs for a few minutes and then you can feel it missing. It sometimes cuts out when changing gear (and the engine management light comes on) and kicks back in when clutch depressed. It also cuts out a lot when idling. The longer journey time the worse it seems to get and sometimes when it cuts out when i stop it can take quite awhile to start again. gggrrrr. Help

Submitted: 10/02/2016 15:40:21 | ID: 127377

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jennifer apling, Yorkshire

Land Rover Freelander

Just comleted a long journey 3 days ago came to start car and just get a clicking noise when trying to start. Is the battery flat as my key fob will not exit the ignition slot

Submitted: 06/01/2016 17:10:46 | ID: 125651

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john, City of Dundee

Land Rover Freelander

i have a 1998 freelander diesel it starts runs for a 1min then cuts out and wont start again what could be the problem

Submitted: 02/01/2016 18:27:27 | ID: 125432

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Mark Roberts, Merseyside

Land Rover Freelander

Hi can anyone help?... My 2010 freelander will set the alarm, but the front drivers door doesn't lock. I can open the door without deactivating the alarm first. Has anybody else experienced this, or know what the fault maybe. When I set the alarm , there is no warning to say other doors are open, and it folds back the mirrors and flashes to say alarm is set Regards Mark Wallasey Liverpool

Submitted: 04/10/2015 17:29:11 | ID: 121968

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Angela crabtree, Cheshire

Land Rover Freelander

Our remote key fobs stopped working properly so we sent one away for the battery to be replaced. Now the key fob is jamming in the ignition and when we forcably remove it the car still thinks it is in the ignition so we can't lock the car, what is the problem and how can we sort it out ?

Submitted: 25/08/2015 22:08:18 | ID: 120335

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Barry, Nottinghamshire

Land Rover Freelander

Where is the reverse light switch located,,,,,,,Also ( not that I have any prob at the min) just curious is there a reset procedure for the F.E.Ts Thanks

Submitted: 17/08/2015 16:24:15 | ID: 119931

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jim, West Lothian

Land Rover Freelander

The car won't accelerate above 3 thousand revs .then the engine management light comes on but if you hold it at 3k it sometimes then runs fine. It sounds fine but no power

Submitted: 28/04/2015 18:52:30 | ID: 115332

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Bentley, South Africa

Land Rover Freelander

My Freelander just started smoking and jerking and cut out and it doesn't want to sart anymore. What is wrong with the engine?

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Fuel pressure regulator screws into end of fuel rail with 3 wires. Check connections first and trace wiring through loom for continuity if all ok replace regulator. Also check relays in fusebox - engine compartment, but more than likely is fuel pressure regulator. David Lyster from South Africa

Submitted: 13/02/2015 09:42:19 | ID: 111447

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Nasir, Pakistan

Land Rover Freelander

I only bought ECU but not Key (Security System) and attached my freelander older key (security system) will and how it will work with this ECU? Can you please guide me in this regard. And also provide me your phone number for further discussion. 2. The actual problem with my freelander for which I bought this ECU is "When I turn Key ON for ignition freelander start for just 1 second only and then turned off automatically. On first try it just get started for 1 second only. On subsequent tries it do not get ignition. I have to wait for 10 to 15 minutes and then again it get ignition for 1 second only. Can you please guide me how it can be fixed.

Submitted: 01/01/2015 22:12:56 | ID: 108733

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monarch, Oxfordshire

Land Rover Freelander

My vehicle keeps going into limp mode and losing power?

Submitted: 10/12/2014 12:00:01 | ID: 107670

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Joseph Railton, Kent

Land Rover Freelander

Key Fob - Battery. If I place the KEY FOB into position but do not start the engine is the KEY FOB battery receiving and ELECTRICAL CHARGE

Submitted: 05/12/2014 18:11:34 | ID: 107435

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jane, Bridgend

Land Rover Freelander

Any ideas why my 2.0 diesel Freelander 2006 5 door has started losing power uphill and on the motorway around a speed of 70mph? It only lasts a few seconds and then it picks back up to normal

Submitted: 05/11/2014 17:22:13 | ID: 105721

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al haddad, United States of America

Land Rover Freelander

2003 Land Rover Freelander Question: Car starts fine but drive it, turn it off, it won't restart.

Submitted: 26/10/2014 16:29:41 | ID: 105149

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monty, Australia

Land Rover Freelander

Land rover freelander 98 diesel: car starts runs for a few seconds then cuts out? ( my car got stolen, I got it back with no keys so I bought another for and took the ccu and the key reader and swaped them over now the doors work and the car starts but cuts out in seconds)

Submitted: 06/07/2014 14:08:08 | ID: 99075

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Emma, Kent

Land Rover Freelander

Hello, I have a landrover freelander td4 and all of a sudden it keeps cutting out, while being driven it felt like something was slipping earlier and feels like it has lost power, can anyone help, thanks

Submitted: 19/06/2014 00:03:57 | ID: 98002

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perpetua Muchetu, Zimbabwe

Land Rover Freelander

if a diesel td4 freelander starts and cuts instantly what is the problem.whilst the engine light is on.

Submitted: 28/04/2014 08:55:07 | ID: 94835

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Gerhardt Nell, South Africa

Land Rover Freelander

Hi, I bought a non-running 3003 TD4, hoping to restore it. I spent massive amounts of money replacing possibly faulty parts, but she is still not fine (Fuel pump, filter, injectors, fuel rail sensor, cam sensor, pressure regulator, battery, PCV, EGR, etc. I checked all wiring and connectors, vacuum lines, measured outputs of all fuel-related sensors (within limits), but still have the following symptoms: No MIL light before starting, only starts with quick Start spray, idles and runs smoothly, but at 2500rpm goes into limp mode: lots of white smoke, no power, rough running, MIL light comes on. Unfortunately the car is more than 200km from the nearest civilisation where a diagnostic test can be done. I have run out of ideas... any suggestions what I should try next?

Submitted: 16/04/2014 12:58:28 | ID: 94313

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Husskhat, Essex

Land Rover Freelander 2011

I have an 11 plate Land Rover Freelander SD4 that has done 48K miles. I find that when I pull away the clutch feels like it is slipping and then it drives okay afterwards. The dealership will be checking it over but I wondered if others have had a similar experience and is it the start of something big going wrong? Please can anyone advise? Thank you. (SD4)

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Hi, my 2011 sd4 auto sounds like it is wheel spinning on gravel when pulling away or sometimes changing gear on a hill, is this the same thing? Dealer tells me it is the turbo gate! You can make it do it by holding footbrake and trying to pull away. It is going back to the dealer next week. Do you think it is the same noise? Steve Jackman from England

Submitted: 23/07/2013 09:54:46 | ID: 66188

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Pieter Wentzel, South Africa

Land Rover Freelander 2003

My Td4 Land Rover Freelander’s engine cranks fine but fails to catch. When spraying quick start into the inlet the engine catches and runs normally thereafter, but it will not restart a few seconds after switching off. I have replaced the injectors, ECU and mass airflow meter and I have checked the fuel booster pump. Does anybody have any suggestions as to where else to look? Any help would be appreciated. (Td4)

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I would get the compression checked out if it needs quick start just to get it going. Also, but not likely, the cold start system. Mike Webster from Cheshire

Hi Pieter-I wish I had a simple answer for your problem, but, having similar problems with my TD4, I have been battling non-stop for 2 weeks to resolve the issue(s). Have you perhaps found the cause of the problem? Gerhardt Nell from South Africa

Submitted: 26/04/2013 09:33:39 | ID: 93411

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Steve Lumby, Wiltshire

Land Rover Freelander 2005

When I turn off the engine of my Land Rover Freelander something keeps on running under the bonnet for a couple of minutes, sometimes accompanied by a whiff of burnt oil. Should I worry? (2.0 diesel)

Submitted: 29/01/2013 08:58:59 | ID: 89638

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Miriam Cuthbert, Northamptonshire

Land Rover Freelander 2007

On frosty mornings my Land Rover Freelander 2 td4 will start straight away and then cuts out. This is happening every time it`s frosty, otherwise it starts fine. It can take up to 6 times to start. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 03/12/2012 12:16:50 | ID: 64180

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Philip Scholtz, England

Land Rover Freelander 2003

I have a TD4 Land Rover Freelander. I`m experiencing no power and at low revolutions it sounds like misfiring occurs. I have checked the fuel system but it still looks okay, but I am not sure about the intake air part. Can anyone help?

Submitted: 27/11/2012 08:52:48 | ID: 63457

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Richard, England

Land Rover Freelander 2002

How can I get into my car when the battery is dead and central locking is on without any damage being done? Thanks.

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Hi there, the obvious answer is to use your key, but I’m assuming that’s not an option, so your next best bet is to jack up the car, get another car and some jumper leads, connect the red cable to the part of your starter motor that comes in from the battery, the black to the chasis, leave it for a little. This should get you enough power to use your key fob George M from Australia

Submitted: 15/11/2011 16:14:23 | ID: 68991

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Ron Stevens, Dorset

Land Rover Freelander 2000

My turbo does not kick in until 4000 revs. What causes this and how can I fix this?

Submitted: 11/10/2011 15:10:50 | ID: 81778

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Gary Mills, England

Land Rover Freelander 2002

Since I towed my caravan on Friday, I have had no power to my rear window, my rear wiper or my rear door lock. Can anyone help please? (swb)

Submitted: 22/08/2011 08:59:31 | ID: 77677

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Rita Foreman, Suffolk

Land Rover Freelander 2003

My v6 is suddenly unable to pull 10 months down the line. It feels like the automatic gear box struggles to get into 3/4 gear onwards. Please tell me I don’t need a new gearbox...

Submitted: 22/08/2011 08:52:30 | ID: 77606

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Leo Dinnage, England

Land Rover Freelander 2000

Hard to start on my 2.0 ltr diesel Freelander. I push the accelerator, it revs up and then, like a turbo, increases with speed? Does anybody else know what may be happening?

Submitted: 23/12/2010 15:25:29 | ID: 68634

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Linda Clark, Clackmannanshire

Land Rover Freelander 2000

I have a Freelander, year 2000. It can start most mornings on first turn of key, then all of a sudden it won’t start (mainly on frosty mornings). It seems to be a fuel problem. It seem to be using too much fuel. I would appreciate any feedback anyone has on solving this problem.

Submitted: 13/12/2010 14:09:14 | ID: 77068

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