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john mcilhonep, City of Edinburgh

LDV Pilot

i have a lvd pilot camper van. the problem is i have trouble getting into reverse gear.

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Can't get reverse gear Jim from Berkshire

Try locating the linkage above the gearbox. This has a bush that will perish over time. I replaced mine and it solved the problem. Hope this works for you. Richard from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 02/02/2015 20:26:33 | ID: 110765

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Darren, Staffordshire

LDV Maxus

Sounds like the every day Ldv maxus fault but now mines got the fault too can anyone help please.my 2006 Ldv maxus only starts with easy start,it's got 2 battery's in it had the starter replaced cranks over fast,glow plugs changed,fuel filter and oil changed,cam sensor replaced.if I spray a little easy start it runs fine but as soon as I stop even for a minute it won't start until I spray it again,any ideas does not bring up any fault codes.

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compression or glow plugs Don Proudlock from Staffordshire

I have the same problem even after replacing glow plugs. I noticed that the dash glow plug light was only on for a couple of seconds, so could be the relay. However, I tried switching on ignition several times, each after dash light goes off, (10 or 12 times) then crank and it starts. Hope this solution works for you. Richard from West Yorkshire

Pull the little drain pipe off the right hand end of the fuel rail and crank the engine. If any diesel comes out of the brass nipple of rail, remove, clean and refit the pressure relief valve (screwed into in the end of the rail). 17mm socket. NB diesel will probably come out of the rubber pipe you've pulled off as that comes from the leak back of the injectors (normal). Neville from Derbyshire

Submitted: 28/06/2017 17:12:21 | ID: 142230

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Sophie, Shropshire

LDV Maxus

Airbag light is on and MOT is due. I unplugged the instrument cluster with the ignition turned on and now the light will not go off. The problem I'm having is that I can't find anywhere that can reset the ECU and I can't drive it because the MOT has run out. Does anybody know a diagnostics software that works, preferably in Shropshire? Does Jeltest work? I might have found someone with a Jeltest system. Bosch and Snap-on diagnostics can't do the job. Don't know what to do…..

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There is a white plug behind the glovebox, if you disconnect it the light will go off, hope they dont see it on MOT. nigel from Lancashire

Submitted: 14/07/2017 11:47:08 | ID: 142553

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Barry,, Buckinghamshire

LDV Maxus

Hi, just purchased a 2008 Maxus which has been converted to a camper and seems to run fine. I only got 1 basic key with with it which locks / unlocks drivers door fine and starts engine fine. However as there is no external lock on the passenger or rear side door I guess at one time the van had a working central locking system. Did all these vans have central locking or am I looking for something thats not there! Is there somewhere to get spare keys cut? Any advice gratefully recieved Barry

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There is a company on eBay who do the central locking fobs , they're based in swansea Matt from Kent

Submitted: 19/07/2017 23:01:53 | ID: 142646

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Clive Hanham, Wales

LDV Maxus 2005

My LDV Maxus is very difficult to start after overnight on stop. What I have done so far is changed all 4 heater plugs, changed all injector spill back hoses, changed fuel filter and all banjo copper washers, measured diesel spill back from injectors, fitted non return valve in line between filter and pump, removed high pressure pump solenoid and tested, fitted new crankshaft sensor, tried connecting a booster charger to battery, warmed up the heater plugs 3 times before cranking. Once started it will be okay for the day until left overnight. A very small aerosol squirt into air pipe fires it up. The problem seems to be progressively getting worse. Mileage from new is 45,000 which is nothing for diesel. I tried gravity feed to hp pump overnight. I am a retired mechanic (pre electronics era) meticulous and systematic, but am stumped. I cannot believe that hp fuel pump is iffy as has been suggested, unless someone out there knows of similar experiences? Any suggestions appreciated.

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I had similar problem when wouldn’t start when cold but ok after first start. Eventually changed crank/cam position sensor which sits on top of the engine with one bolt holding it in. Been fine since. I think when this has failed the engine needs a certain cranking speed to start in a default mode so when warm or oil a bit thinner is ok hence during the day is fine. Don’t think they are much to buy, so worth trying Matt Lowe from Cheshire

I had a strange happening with my van. I stopped the engine, it wouldn’t start, edc light on. Checked it said crankshaft sensor, changed it still no go, emery clothed the block then refitted it and viola? Don Proudlock from Staffordshire

Hi You need to change glow plug relay, relay sits underside of battery tray. Geo29 from West Lothian

Relays on this Leyland Daf Van is an absolute nightmare - bad design floor! EDC light on all of the time and engine management system poorly designed, best thing I`ve found to get diagnostics setup to find all problems. Amongst other problems, I have a problem with all dashboard lights saying things that aren't happening - all the earthing runs through the heat exchanger behind the middle console where most of the relays are. Bad earthing at this point is causing all sorts of problems, like no headlights, no electric windows, indicator problems, stop lights. There is a pink box also in the same area, that needs good earthing also. Everyone seems to have the same problems, what a bad design fault by Leyland Daf Van's. Mine`s also an 06 plate and I`ve had problems with starting as many, but replaced with a good quality starter motor as these internal components break down. Glow plugs were renewed and it starts better but tbh I`ve had problems since purchase s/hand user. EDC management of fuel and turbo is a problem but it flies when running well! Danny Thomas from Norfolk

Hi did you resolve the poor cold start as I have the exact same problem. Ive replaced glow plugs, fuel injectors, fuel pressure sensor, cranshaft position sensor but still no joy. Any help would be much appreciated. Regards Ian Ian from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 10/10/2013 15:21:02 | ID: 56117

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Ian, Hertfordshire

LDV Maxus

My LDV Maxus won't shift into fifth or reverse. I've been told it's a spring gone in the gear box. Is this spring easy to replace, if so what's it called? Any answers please?

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I had a similar problem. Try looking at the rubber bush on the reverse linkage on top of the gearbox. Mine had perished so I replaced it and all is well with that issue. Richard from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 26/06/2014 11:26:09 | ID: 98487

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TERRY HARRIS, Kent

LDV Maxus

can you please tell me how to get rid of the airbag warning light. Many thanks

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replace the srs unit Don Proudlock from Staffordshire

Submitted: 22/08/2016 16:13:32 | ID: 134570

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Adrin, Yorkshire

LDV Maxus

Can you just replace thermostat and not the whole housing

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simples no Don Proudlock from Staffordshire

Submitted: 10/11/2016 19:37:46 | ID: 136607

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Rory Skiddaw , Northumberland

LDV Maxus

Hi,I've had my 07 Maxus for 18 months and the reverse lights have never worked! The fuse and bulbs are fine so I'm thinking it's the reverse light switch,however,I can't find out where this would be (normally on the gearbox on most vehicles) and nobody seems to sell them so does the van actually have one? I've got a reverse camera fitting now which is great in the daylight but obviously no good when its dark lol! Any ideas people,I'd much appreciate a clue! Cheers Tony ??

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possible all in the e.t.a.c.s. unit have you got fog lights or intrmittant wiper Don Proudlock from Staffordshire

Submitted: 04/02/2017 18:20:19 | ID: 138680

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Pete, Warwickshire

LDV Maxus

Hi, does anyone know if the engine from a GrandVoyager 2.8crd will fit onto the gearbox of an Ldv MAXUS 2.5crd. Thanks.

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simple no Don Proudlock from Staffordshire

Submitted: 11/04/2017 21:02:04 | ID: 140562

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Shane, Perth and Kinross

LDV Maxus

Hello . I have this problem with my ldv maxus 2008 3.5t lwb. Drives fine then the engine management light comes on but as soon as I tap the brake it goes away. Probably the brake alignment switch . No idea where that is though? Or something else?

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Water in fuel filter. Alex from Highland

Submitted: 24/06/2017 16:30:42 | ID: 142140

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Nick, Dorset

LDV Maxus

Help please I have an air bag warning light on. I can't get it through its mot. I've had two mechanics look at it. Had all the wires checked and no fault found. No one seems to be able to clear the airbag computer and see if it was a temporary fault. Apparently it's a different computer that needs specific software. Evan an air bag specialist doesn't have the right software. Anyone else been in the same situation or know any temporary fixes? Going to have to go to the scrap in a week as haven't got any where to store it.

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I had a similar thing happen to mine after I fused the electrics by inserting a dodgey trailer lighting board .Below the heater controls almost at floor level behind a plastic cover is the airbag control unit' try replacing that first from a breakers yard before you scrap it. stephen walton from Durham

Where are you in dorset I can probably fix within the hour. Have you had new battery or elecrics work done recently? pete from Southampton

Where are you in dorset I can probably fix within the hour. Have you had new battery or elecrics work done recently? pete from Southampton

if pete from southampton reads this.please call me 07964209771.bob evans.i could do rith some help or advice please. bob evans from Hampshire

i had this problem below the heater theres a plastic panel 2xscrews take it off behind there is the air bag ecu difficult to get off.fiddly get one from ebay or local maxus scrappy done job on Don Proudlock from Staffordshire

Submitted: 22/07/2015 17:24:11 | ID: 118760

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James, Norfolk

LDV Maxus

Hello I am hoping someone can help. We bought it brand new 5 years ago and there is engine management light on, but because of LDV is not on our diagnostics we could only do a OBD test on it. This then showed up a manufacture specific code which was P1611, we asked around at main main dealers and know one knew what the code was. We decided to swap the ECU with one we brought in good working condition, it came with a key immobilizer, and the key lock set. We connected everything up and when we went to start it all the ignition lights came on as usual but when we went to turn it over nothing happened at all, no noises not even the fuel pump running. But the immobilizer light flashes on the dash. We assume the the immobilizer is not letting anything work, anyone know what we could do?

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hi james did you fix the problem ,i have the same story ,can you letus know the fix please Don Proudlock from Staffordshire

Submitted: 24/08/2015 10:04:46 | ID: 120252

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John H, Staffordshire

LDV Maxus 2006

My LDV Maxus is suffering loss of power at low revs (from idle to 2000 rpm), after this the Turbo kicks in and there is good acceleration. Dropping down the gears if I don’t keep the revs above 2000 I have complete power loss. The local garage says I require a diagnostics on the engine. Any suggestions please?

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Hi John, I have exactly the same problem. Has been like it for over a year now, it’s an 06 plate 120. I’ve Had the van from new. If you find the answer let me know. Jeff Buxton from Kent

Sounds like lack of fuel to me. Try the fuel pressure regulator on the fuel rail, beware of 2nd hand though they may have had the same problem as all Maxus seem to suffer the same fates Don Proudlock from Staffordshire

Hi, there I had the same problem with my Maxus l.w.b. hi top,no power below 2500 rpm ,I have now fixed and have full rpm in all gears .the cure is the air/fuel/pressure sensor. whitch is on top of fuel rail held in with one allen key bolt/////////////////////// jock leathen from Scottish Borders

Hi, there I had the same problem with my Maxus l.w.b. hi top,no power below 2500 rpm ,I have now fixed and have full rpm in all gears .the cure is the air/fuel/pressure sensor. whitch is on top of fuel rail held in with one allen key bolt/////////////////////// jock leathen from Scottish Borders

Hi, which side as you look is the sensor? Steve Gawronski from Nottinghamshire

Hi STEVE if you look down on top of the engine from the front you will see a blue sensor ,unplug it and take out the one allen key bolt it will pull out and replace it .Bosch pressure senor.. jock leathen from Scottish Borders

Submitted: 31/10/2013 15:33:25 | ID: 57040

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Gaz, Lancashire

LDV Maxus 2005

I bought my LDV Maxus van 6 months ago and it was hard to get in gear when I bought it. I changed the master cylinder and put a brand new slave on. It then went into gear with no problems but it was hard to push the pedal all of the way down to change gear. Two months later the new slave cylinder failed so I put another new one on. The gear change is now smooth and the biting point is correct, but the clutch pedal is now mega hard to push down! Please can anyone help? (swb)

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Usually the clutch cover assembly is the problem. I would say, depending on mileage, to replace the full clutch. The only other thing you need to check is when the gearbox is out check the clutch release fork as this sometimes fractures and you can get it welded or replaced. Edward Robinson from Cheshire

Did you check the little plastic retaining clip at the top of the clutch? This holds the pedal square and they cost about £20. You can fix them yourself, it worked for mine. It made a big difference and is a common fault. Sean Donnelly from County Armagh

If pedal is hard after changing slave and master, you mite have a air lock, in system don from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 05/08/2013 11:48:16 | ID: 53279

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Lee, Greater Manchester

LDV Maxus

Hi just got a 2006 maxus van only had it 2 weeks been having a problem with the central looking I only got a key with it so was told only work from a fob so I got old of a working module with 2 fobs put it in the central looking locks the van but won't open it ? The passenger side makes like a grinding nose any help would be great ? Also the temperature gauge stays at the bottom and there not much heat been told it's the thermostat is this right ? Also the mirrors don't work been told there's power from them and the switch is fine any idea please

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Hi Lee, I recently aquired a 2006 Maxus and the mirrors did not work. Replaced the a fuse and they were all good again. Can't help with the fob as our van doesn't have one. Quite a few other issues, e.g heater fan and wipers etc so keeping me busy! Good luck! Cheers, Steve Steve from Herefordshire

Hi Lee, I recently aquired a 2006 Maxus and the mirrors did not work. Replaced the a fuse and they were all good again. Can't help with the fob as our van doesn't have one. Quite a few other issues, e.g heater fan and wipers etc so keeping me busy! Good luck! Cheers, Steve Steve from Herefordshire

Hi Lee, I recently aquired a 2006 Maxus and the mirrors did not work. Replaced the a fuse and they were all good again. Can't help with the fob as our van doesn't have one. Quite a few other issues, e.g heater fan and wipers etc so keeping me busy. Good luck with it. Cheers, Steve Steve from Herefordshire

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Hi pal yeah there was no fuse in it so put one in but still not working its one thing after another lol thanks you Lee from Greater Manchester

Hi pal yeah there was no fuse in it so put one in but still not working its one thing after another lol thanks you Lee from Greater Manchester

Hi pal yeah there was no fuse in it so put one in but still not working its one thing after another lol thanks you Lee from Greater Manchester

Hi pal yeah there was no fuse in it so put one in but still not working its one thing after another lol thanks for trying to help out Lee from Greater Manchester

OK no problem Lee. Our mirrors worked when we got the van, but stopped shortly thereafter. I noticed the fuse was blown, so replaced and all good again. Then I noticed that if I tried to move them too far near the edge of the range of movement the fuse blew again, so for us we just have to make sure we don't try to move them too far I guess :( Maybe your motors have gone completely, though it wouldn't surprise me if the wiring is bit dodgy as well. I am gaining many new skills as I try to work out this van, and also learning new curse words as well, so good luck :) Steve from Herefordshire

Lol yeah i can believe it mine as been in the garage again today about the central looking but still not really any better off yet again been told they think it's the motor but not so sure my self don't get me wrong divers ok etc just needs a thermostat I've been told good look pal Lee from Greater Manchester

HI We can supply and program new fobs/transponder keys and fix the ESA and ETACS modules Faults are locks only one door or none or opens one or none etc (ESA) Fogs and intermittent wipe not working (ETACS) All done via a fast through the post service Remobilise Ltd Swansea Kev 01792 896404 07871 424445 Remobilise Ltd from Swansea

HI We can supply and program new fobs/transponder keys and fix the ESA and ETACS modules Faults are locks only one door or none or opens one or none etc (ESA) Fogs and intermittent wipe not working (ETACS) All done via a fast through the post service Remobilise Ltd Swansea Kev 01792 896404 07871 424445 Remobilise Ltd from Swansea

This happens due to water ingress in the central locking control unit (Behind Glovebox on firewall) Take unit off and replace but mount upside down it won't happen again. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On mine (because I thought replacement was too expensive) I went on eBay and bought a 4 channel (Momentary switched) 433mhz remote control receiver and 2 fobs (£12) Took the wires out of the multi-plug and tested them in pairs to identify each door solenoid Drivers, Passenger, Side and rear doors 8 wires. screwed them into the four channel receiver so that the front doors worked on two of the buttons on the remote fob and side and rear worked on the remaining two. EASY JOB 1 HOUR Since then no trouble Total cost my way £12 plus an hours graft - Conventional way £200 No-Brainer! Graham from Lancashire

This happens due to water ingress in the central locking control unit (Behind Glovebox on firewall) Take unit off and replace but mount upside down it won't happen again. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On mine (because I thought replacement was too expensive) I went on eBay and bought a 4 channel (Momentary switched) 433mhz remote control receiver and 2 fobs (£12) Took the wires out of the multi-plug and tested them in pairs to identify each door solenoid Drivers, Passenger, Side and rear doors 8 wires. screwed them into the four channel receiver so that the front doors worked on two of the buttons on the remote fob and side and rear worked on the remaining two. EASY JOB 1 HOUR Since then no trouble Total cost my way £12 plus an hours graft - Conventional way £200 No-Brainer! Graham from Lancashire

Hi Graham, Can you let me know which wires you used? Cheers, Steve Steve from Herefordshire

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FR NS (Brown - Green) (Red - Blue) FR OS (Red - Green) (Green - Black) SIDE (Brown - Green) (Grey) BACK (Red - Green) (Green - Grey) 1st colour main 2nd Colour Stripe Hope That Helps! Graham from Lancashire

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FR NS (Brown - Green) (Red - Blue) FR OS (Red - Green) (Green - Black) SIDE (Brown - Green) (Grey) BACK (Red - Green) (Green - Grey) 1st colour main 2nd Colour Stripe Hope That Helps! Graham from Lancashire

FR NS (Brown - Green) (Red - Blue) FR OS (Red - Green) (Green - Black) SIDE (Brown - Green) (Grey) BACK (Red - Green) (Green - Grey) 1st colour main 2nd Colour Stripe Hope That Helps! Graham from Lancashire

FR NS (Brown - Green) (Red - Blue) FR OS (Red - Green) (Green - Black) SIDE (Brown - Green) (Grey) BACK (Red - Green) (Green - Grey) 1st colour main 2nd Colour Stripe Hope That Helps! Graham from Lancashire

FR NS (Brown - Green) (Red - Blue) FR OS (Red - Green) (Green - Black) SIDE (Brown - Green) (Grey) BACK (Red - Green) (Green - Grey) 1st colour main 2nd Colour Stripe Hope That Helps! Graham from Lancashire

FR NS (Brown - Green) (Red - Blue) FR OS (Red - Green) (Green - Black) SIDE (Brown - Green) (Grey) BACK (Red - Green) (Green - Grey) 1st colour main 2nd Colour Stripe Hope That Helps! Graham from Lancashire

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This is a suitable controller: eBay item number:201582039398 Graham from Lancashire

Just fitted central locking to my 2006 Ldv maxus bought it of eBay for £12-95 with 2 fobs all working great fitted it myself.cheaper option Darren from Staffordshire

Submitted: 04/03/2016 21:39:38 | ID: 128542

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Lee, Bristol

LDV Maxus

Temperature gauge not working and intermittent heat coming from blowers, just changed the cooling fluid and gave it a quick flush to see if it was just dirty coolant dragging around system as advised but to no avail. Local garage not interested in taking job on can anyone help.

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change the thermostat unit. Don Proudlock from Staffordshire

Submitted: 25/01/2017 13:58:55 | ID: 138397

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Pete, Warwickshire

LDV Maxus

Hi,I'm having problems with an injector,engine runs but is running rough. If the connector to the second injector is disconnected there is no change to how the engine runs,but any if any others are disconnected it gets worse. So I assume injector 2 is at fault, bought a new injector with same code number on the top as the other 3 injectors but still runs rough when new injector is fitted. Does it need reprogramming,didn't have any code numbers with the new injector in the packaging. When engine is running it's blowing white smoke and spitting diesel out of the exhaust.

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You say there is no code number on the new injector you bought, that's a problem in that the number is needed to program the ECU. Mick from Portugal

i just plopped new injectors in mine and it started no probs Don Proudlock from Staffordshire

Submitted: 03/03/2017 20:32:44 | ID: 139417

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Pete, Warwickshire

LDV Maxus

Hi, will the grand voyager 2.8 engine fit onto the gearbox of an Ldv maxus 2.5 engine.

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ive been told no Don Proudlock from Staffordshire

Submitted: 11/04/2017 19:57:50 | ID: 140560

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MR J.I.. BOYLE, Hertfordshire

LDV Maxus

Fitted new Borg & Beckrear drums - Mintex shoes now have severe vibration from the rear when braking a bit heavy. o/k if one slows up enough and eases them on gently. Clamp the pipes and stop on the front new discs and pads no problem. Use the hand break to stop and the vibration can be felt through the bus and the hand brake lever. What am I missing ???

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ha ive just changed my drums and got the same vibration ,put my old drums back on gone. poor quality drums ,oliptic like an egg is the answer,but the supplier ,is messing about nd doesent want to change them so i went to an engineering firm to get it comfirmed that the drums were in fact oval.now we see what happens with the supplier Don Proudlock from Staffordshire

drums now changed by supplier, fitted ,same prob the shoes were new mintex ,took off drums new shoes again different make ,sorted ,poor drums and shoes ,was the prob .so i just had to suck the mop on the replacement shoes . Don Proudlock from Staffordshire

Submitted: 03/05/2017 20:06:18 | ID: 141083

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Alex Lester, Merseyside

LDV Maxus

Hi guys hope I can find help on here, My 07 maxus 2.5 d runs and starts like a demon, however recently it has started to vibrate the whole van in low speeds upto 40mph only under acceleration, then vibration goes. does not do it if take foot off the accelerator at the same speeds. driving me nuts. any advice welcome. I know it not wheel balance issue.

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Hi Alex did you get a result on this problem as Ive got a very similar vibration. Cheers Carl Carl Bennett from Kent

right hand driveshaft carrier bearing Don Proudlock from Staffordshire

Submitted: 10/05/2017 17:42:18 | ID: 141227

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Sean, Buckinghamshire

LDV Maxus

Glow plug wires rubbed through on pulleys ,joined them back together,van won't start,checked fuses and relays ,all seem ok padlock light on ,turns over but no power to injectors ,friend said could be ECU,bought second hand ECU and barrel key ,still the same ,any ideas before I set light to it ?also removed passenger glove box,red and white wire and a orange wire Badly joined together,re done them but still no joy any ideas would be grateful?

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if the padlock is on it means the transponder aint reconising the key try another key if youve got one look at fuse 15as well,try giveit a sniff if it goes its either or eitther Don Proudlock from Staffordshire

Submitted: 15/06/2017 20:39:44 | ID: 141951

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john, Lancashire

LDV Maxus

Vehicles shakes at around 40 to 50 MPH, worse if accelerating hard and uphill. It stop if you free wheel. Local garage has checked it out and can find no problem. Has anyone any suggestions.

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Driveshafts Noel Fitzpatrick from Ireland

Submitted: 29/05/2017 23:52:04 | ID: 141621

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Allan sim, Greater London

LDV Maxus

My fan switch on dashboard only works on full 4 also my dash lights are very erratic, off a lot then partially on. Any advise? Thanks

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The ballast resistor is duff so it only works on 4 this was a fault on early years Steve@swpb.co.uk from West Midlands

Submitted: 01/06/2017 17:39:09 | ID: 141670

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grant, Clackmannanshire

LDV Maxus

Hi. Van won't crank at all.. But will crank if I remove the main relay from fuse box at battery..fault code is p1611 low voltage at main relay?????. Also the padlock light is barely visible and flashing very fast but does stop when key is inserted. Everything else on van is working as it should. ....help!!!!

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I have the same problem did you ever find out what it was? Elliott from Essex

Submitted: 13/03/2017 06:51:20 | ID: 139804

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Colin, Lincolnshire

LDV Maxus 2005

Hi. I am having trouble selecting gears on my LDV Maxus van. First gear is the hardest to select but without the engine running all of the gears are easy to select. If I put it in first gear and then start the engine I notice it feels like the clutch isn`t down properly as it moves very slightly till started. Also I have to push the clutch right down hard to the floor to change gear. Does anyone have any advice please? (2.5 95ps)

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It’s a broken bush at top of pedal!!! We made one from small piece of metal tube Robert Holden from Yorkshire

Remove broken clip on top of clutch pedal were it goes through piston on cylinder. Put pedal bar back through piston and then wrap heavy duty cable tie around bar where groove is and pull tight. Works fine, a cheap easy fix Ste from Lancashire

Hi, just wondered if any idea what's wrong? Ldv Maxus 15 seater on a 07 plate, everything fine then could not get 1st gear. Booked in for someone to look at but now can't get any gears? Julie from Derbyshire

Change the clutch slave cylinder, I had same problem. Don Proudlock from Staffordshire

Mine was the clutch slave cylinder. Easy to check. I just pulled back the gaiter on the slave cylinder attached to the gear box and it leaked oil everywhere. This then is not pushing the gear fork lever far enough to disengage the clutch which is why you can't select the gear. £35 on ebay brand new. Matt from Surrey

Mine was the clutch slave cylinder. Easy to check. I just pulled back the gaiter on the slave cylinder attached to the gear box and it leaked oil everywhere. This then is not pushing the gear fork lever far enough to disengage the clutch which is why you can't select the gear. £35 on Ebay brand new. Matt from Surrey

Adjusting the Gear change cables will fix this fault: Go under the bonnet and undo the lock nuts on each of the cables adjusters,and un-clip both inner gear box control cables from their levers - then: Remove radio and box above. look right inside at the gear stick housing it has a small hole in the side which lines up with one on the gear stick and another on the other side. With the gearbox in neutral push a suitably sized screwdriver though all 3 holes to lock the gear stick in place. Go back under the bonnet and turn the ends of the cables until they fit onto their levers easily, secure the cables onto their levers and re tighten the lock nuts. Finally remove the alignment pin (Screwdriver). This is the factory standard procedure. Graham from Lancashire

If not the above it will definitely be the aforementioned clip around the clutch pedal pin into the loop on the master clutch cylinder. My pin snapped, I drilled the top of the clutch pedal 8mm hole put an m8 bolt through with washer either side of the clutch pedal then a locking nut then another locking nut, washer, Master cylinder loop, Washer and a final locking nut, with an m8 threaded round tube between the last two washers inside the master cylinder loop to reduce wear. It took 10 minuets once I had the bits and it was a permanent cure. Graham from Lancashire

Hi Guys, I'm having the same trouble with my Maxus too only before the gears became like this the van was shaking either on acceleration or uphill. Did any of you guys have a similar experience? Suzanna Jones from Gwynedd

Hi Suzanna, my Maxus had the shudder problem, only on acceleration & under strain (uphill & overtaking)..it was a worn driveshaft & it was trying to pop out of the housing, a bit like a hammer drill, under acceleration...the garage replaced it for about £180 and it's been fine since..hope this helps. Dean from Durham

Submitted: 28/05/2012 14:12:14 | ID: 84994

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ian lloyd, Wiltshire

LDV Maxus

Airbag light is staying on after starting engine. Diagnostic guys say Airbag ECU might be gone. Mine is Part No, 587750012. Would a 587750011 fit? I can only find these others second hand... If not, does anyone know where I could find a correct part numbered one?. Don't really want to spend hundreds, in case it does not resolve the problem.

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its the ecas box relays gone.take the plastic cover off below the heater in the center of the van ,by the clutch pedal.behind there is the culpprit box black in colour remove it un plug it ,go on ebay and get the relays cheap.and open the box and solder the new ones in all done for about a tenner Don Proudlock from Staffordshire

Submitted: 22/04/2017 19:37:35 | ID: 140827

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Andre Moss, South Africa

LDV Maxus

Hi My maxus is having problems starting when cold Changed the globe plugs plus the the battery and even the fuel rail line Seems like its not getting any diesel through Any ideas

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Hi if van will not start and you suspect no fuel to fuel rail check the high pressure side of the pump remove pump 4no screws and check the drive should be a peg type drive and intact im in the process of changing over a pump, servicing injectors as I believe mine has debris in the line from pump to injectors after the drive sheared. also make sure the fuel over pressure valve is not stuck open as this will not allow pressure to build up in the common rail. nigel from North Ayrshire

phone me 07951097828 colin from North Lincolnshire

Submitted: 03/04/2017 12:01:35 | ID: 140377

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Pete, Warwickshire

LDV Maxus

Hi,I've got a running problem with my van, I've changed the engine for an engine that was in a van that was driven from Tamworth to the place where I would be doing the engine swap,the engine was removed from both vans and the donor engine fitted into my van. Everything was connected as it should be but when it came to starting the van the engines starts but the tick over is up and down and it cuts out after a while, I've changed the main ecu under the bonnet to the one off the donor van but it wouldn't start at all,could it be fuel filter problems or not. I thought it could be to do with the fly by wire accelerator so changed that but it still ran with a tick over that's up and down. I'm now completely stumped so any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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phone me 07951097828 colin from North Lincolnshire

Submitted: 09/05/2017 15:14:55 | ID: 141191

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Colin Squire, Cornwall

LDV Maxus

Hi I have a 08 LDV Maxus Euro 4 engine are there any other engines or vehicles that have compatible engines or will the Euro 3 engine fit straight in without too much fuss as euro 4s seem hard to get hold of Thanks Colin Camelford Cornwall

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I believe it's a VM engine, if so the 2.5 litre version was also fitted to some Range Rovers and Jeep Cherokees at various times. However be wary when fitting an earlier engine as come MOT time the tester will be looking for the emissions being at Euro 4 standard which is less polluting than a Euro 3. If it doesn't meet Euro 4 standards it may be grounds for failure. It may be worth having your existing engine repaired if your struggling to find a replacement one. Mick from Portugal

phone me 07951097828 colin from North Lincolnshire

Submitted: 27/02/2017 05:28:53 | ID: 139229

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Martyn Habes, England

LDV Maxus 2007

Has the Maxus cdi 95 got a timing belt or chain?

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All engines in the Maxus are vm 2.5 cdti and have cambelts 100,000 change intervals but I would recomend 80,000. It’s the same engine in the Chrysler Voyager Dave Gibson from Cambridgeshire

80.000 miles or km? (Sorry LDV Maxus is a rarity over here) Best, Haiko Haiko Sluiter from Netherlands

Submitted: 28/02/2011 11:35:30 | ID: 83437

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jeff, Northamptonshire

LDV Convoy

hi all just took my LDV Recovery Truck for an MOT and they just phoned me saying rear brakes not pulling up on foot pedal but handbrake ok. I have just replaced two rear wheel cylinders rear shoes and new handbrake cable as well as new brake master cylinder do you think it still might have air in or could it be the rear load compensator playing around is there any way to adjust the rear load compensator so it applies more pressure to the rears.

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It is most likely to be your rear brake load compensator, they do give trouble after jacking the vehicle up and working with the brakes. Didn't you get a good flow of fluid when you bled the brakes? Sometimes you can free them off by spraying the exposed linkage etc but you're better really to replace it. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 15/05/2017 12:12:26 | ID: 141307

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Paul, Hampshire

LDV Maxus

Hi, I've just acquired an 07 plate Maxus which is blowing out lots of balck sooty smoke when accelerator is more than 1/2 way down and knocking at more than 2500rpm, My basic knowledge of diesels makes me think the problem might be turbo related but from disconnecting the pipe to intercooler and feeling for airflow there seems to be plenty, Mileage isnt that high at 104k and I don't know much about the history of the van but it apparently had another VM engine fitted a little while ago, Any help or ideas appreciated thanks.

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Hi, One other thing I've just noticed - When the ignition is on but engine not running the temp gauge appears to read corectly, but once the engine starts the gauge drops to zero, Could this be causing the ecu to think the engine is very cold and rinchen the fuel mixture to compensate? Paul from Hampshire

It's entirely possible that a bad temp sensor will cause the ECU to over-fuel if it's receiving a signal that the engine is cold. I believe some of those VM Motori engines had the sensor in the cylinder head (good) while some had them in the coolant hose (not so good). If it has been running with excessive fuel for some time it's likely the injector tips have become carboned up and may require cleaning/servicing. Clogged air filter is a classic cause but you say there's good air flow when you disconnect the intercooler duct. How is the air flow after the intercooler ie before the throttle body? At any rate if you do not know the van's service history you would be better to give it a complete service, it pays dividends in the long term. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Hugh, Appreciate you taking the time to answer. I agree that the injectors will be in need of cleaning and that a full service is in order. Been flat out at wotk lately so havent had more than half an hour to look at the van again, But I've checked airflow after the intercooler and it feels the same as before so no restrictions there. With regards to the temp sender, that seems to be reading correctly - the problem I think is bad wiring or earth behind the the dash/instruments as a well placed wack brings the gauge to life again albeit only for a little while! The only other thing I've had a a chance to do is clean the map sensor as its so accesible although not sure that would be solely to blame anyway. Luckily i've got other transport at the moment but I'm lookig forward to getting properly stuck in at the weekend and plan on checking/cleaning the egr valve, the wastegate, actuator & vacumn hoses as well as the injectors and anything else that comes to mind. Again, thanks for your time - I'll post back after the weekend, hopefully with some good news!! Paul from Hampshire

Busy weekend coming up then? I'm pretty sure you're going to have it covered with that list Paul. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 23/04/2017 19:50:40 | ID: 140848

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mr m postins, Somerset

LDV Maxus

Changed battery and now alarm wont stop going off

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You could try unplugging and reconnecting the ESA (entry, security and alarm) box behind the glove box. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Hi Mr Postins. Your problem is the fob is not deactivating due to one of two possible faults. It uses the door closed sensor switches and if one is open or not earthed properly then it can lead to alarm activation. Pull fuse number 6 in the top row of the internal fusebox (6th from the left) this should shut it up. Send me the ESA module...from under the glove box..one 25 pin plug in it. And and any fobs that you have and I can check if it faulty and fix it or if its the fobs not deactivating the alarm (if you central locking does not unlock!). Check first the doors sensors (little depressed buttons) Remobilise Ltd 01792 896404 info@remobilise Ltd LDV Vehicles full diagnostics kit Remobilise Ltd from Swansea

Submitted: 28/03/2017 18:23:04 | ID: 140228

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Jim, City of Glasgow

LDV Maxus

Hi, strange one here apart from the other faults on here that I mostly have here,s another one,mines a 1 previous owner genuine documented 78,000 mile bus, it lay up for 4 months and battery was well down,as there were previously intermittent cold start issues I fitted a 100ah battery,it started no problem and after doing the brakes and bits and pieces, I was taking it for its MOT and happened to glance at the speedometer and noticed it had went from 78k to 473,450 !!! no amount of fiddling with it makes any difference totally stumped with it ??? thanks for reading.

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This is a common fault when the battery is drained or nearly drained. Mine has only done 96k but it shows 296k! Nothing you can do apart from ask a diagnostics mechanic to "re-programme" it, leave it alone and put up with the quirky mileage or buy a new/replacement Speedo. I've left mine alone, not worth the expense. Steve from Merseyside

My odometer eventually went from 150,000 to 350,000 then to 8,000 after a battery change :) Adam Wilkes from Dorset

Submitted: 04/01/2017 22:58:07 | ID: 137821

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John, Kent

LDV Maxus

LDV Maxus on a 56 plate 2.8/120 Glow plugs appear not to be working although amber heater indicator on dash comes on and times out at about 12-15 seconds with ignition switch. Suspect duff plug(s), could anyone direct me to location of plug relay, manual says under bonnet right-hand side.... no, only air box! (I wish they would use port and starboard, at least you would know if it's RH facing the engine or direction of travel! :~} ) There is an aluminium box behind the battery marked 120s could this be it? Advice welcomed Thanks, John

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I would change the Glow Plugs first. They are not that expensive. 15-20 seconds is too long for the light to go out. It should be around 5 seconds or less Steve from Merseyside

Glow plug relay is hidden well beneath the battery tray on the end of a bunch of wires (remove driver's headlight to access). The heaters wiring loom can rub through on the pulleys on that side of the engine as well, so check carefully on the underside of the (quite stiff) loom there. Mine rubbed through & eventually reached a wire that was shorting the battery, so worth a good look! I also moved the relay & strapped it to the loom by the side of the battery, and made sure that the loom was strapped well away from the pulleys. Adam Wilkes from Dorset

Submitted: 06/02/2017 13:05:16 | ID: 138734

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Aaron, Berkshire

LDV Maxus

Hi I have a ldv maxus and it seems to be juddering at stand still and seems to be leaking from the water bottle any one that can help thanks

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Sounds as if your engine is misfiring / missing on one or more cylinders. If it is also throwing water out of the expansion tank you may have a blown cylinder head gasket or internal crack. Did you run short of water and over heat the engine? You may have warped the cylinder head. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 16/03/2017 16:19:31 | ID: 139900

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andrew ramsay, Midlothian

LDV Maxus

my ldv maxus starts fine drives fines up to about 40 mph in 3rd then seem to hit a wall if u chance up it wont accellerate until u reach exactly 54 mph then then turbo kicks in and it picks up really well.it accellerates fine in 1st and 2nd only when getting up to 40 in 3rd this happens all the time very frustrating it has a good battery 95 amp and has been fully serviced any ideas

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Off the wall suggestion but my 120 hp maxus behaved in exactly this way when it developed an immobiliser fault which I cured by fitting a 95 bhp ecu etc that I had lying around. As soon as I found a replacement 120 hp ecu it returned to normal operation and no more waiting for a hill to get from 40 to 50 so I guess my advice is to check if somebody has fitted the wrong ecu ? Chris Powell from Yorkshire

Submitted: 24/01/2017 18:28:09 | ID: 138377

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jeff, Northamptonshire

LDV Convoy

Hi all I have a strange problem with the rear brakes on my LDV convoy twin wheel I have changed the rear shoes both rear wheel cylinders and hand brake cable and rear flexi hose and still have the problem I started with. When you jack it of the floor only 1 inch the o/s/r/ wheel spins with your little finger and when its on the floor the wheel locks up and the truck hardly moves along. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ANY IDEARS .

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The hand brake cable may be adjusted too tight (the pull on the cable is affected by the position of the rear suspension, jacked up or back on its wheels). Try this: completely slacken off the cable then tighten up the manual adjuster for the shoes, rotating the drum and tapping it with a rubber mallet until the drum locks. Now adjust up the cable just until the free play is removed. Now release the brake adjuster until the drum spins freely. If you have replaced the shoes and the mechanism correctly your handbrake should now have good bite but not cause the brake to drag or lock up. If it still drags then release the adjuster another couple of clicks. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 11/03/2017 16:12:57 | ID: 139759

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Mark connor, Greater Manchester

LDV Convoy

Hi have a ldv convoy minibus with duratorque engine.The bus recently started to give a little black smoke off when excelarating .Had oil and filters changed 4k ago same with fuel and air filters I've also added a little cleaning additives to the oil and fuel.The glow plug light came up on dash after 2 hours of driving on school run so had glow plugs replaced everything OK for a few days then glow plug light comes on switched bus off on key and restarted bus glow p!ug light doesn't come on I've even changed glow plug relay and the light still comes on engine runs fine and always starts no noises or bumps could their be an injector issue? Looking for advice don't want to keep throwing money away would it be advisable to get a diagnostics check done thanks mark.

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Get a diagnostic check before you replace anything else, it could be something as simple as the temperature or MAF sensors. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 05/03/2017 18:11:32 | ID: 139524

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