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DISCOVERY TDi5 NON-START PROBLEMS


We have had reports from several sources now that Discovery TDi 5 from 1998 to date are suffering starting problems which may be related to electrical noise radiating from the starter motor cable and interfering with the vehicle immobiliser. The fix appears to be fitting new starter motor even though it appears ok and cranks at full speed.

If you have any experience of this or can throw any light on this problem please email me from this page.

SYMPTOMS


Engine cranks AT FULL SPEED but does not start. There may have been a history of intermittent difficult starting.

DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST


1) Confirm starter crank speed above 300RPM, if necessary fit new battery.
2) Confirm vehicle will start easily from push start or tow (DO NOT PUSH OR TOW AUTOMATICS!). if yes, try replacing starter motor with new.

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