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Old 18th-September-2011, 14:31
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Default 2003 Freelander--F 4 and HDC--please help

Hello,

I have an '03 Freelander that is displaying the F 4 and HDC lights. The car runs fine, but has low power in 1st (Feels like 4th gear/limp mode). I've done some searching and found that it could be some solenoid/electrical problem but I haven't found any solutions or guides to help me fix this .
I just need confirmation that this is actually the problem and some help as to how to fix it. Please help...my other car finally gave up on me so I need this car.

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Old 19th-September-2011, 03:02
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Default Re: 2003 Freelander--F 4 and HDC--please help

No one can help?
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Old 19th-September-2011, 06:51
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Default Re: 2003 Freelander--F 4 and HDC--please help

Have you tried a search?
Look for "amigos". I would suggest that the lack of response is more likely due to the fact that the Q is asked on a weekly basis; and peeps can't be arsed to answer yet again , rather than they don't know.
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Old 19th-September-2011, 13:37
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Default Re: 2003 Freelander--F 4 and HDC--please help

My apologies. The car isn't actually mine; it's my father's. I know little about landys in general so i was just describing what he told me. Come to think of it, I've never seen the car...

sorry about creating the thread though.

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Old 19th-September-2011, 22:46
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Default Re: 2003 Freelander--F 4 and HDC--please help

HDC can be the brake pedal switch. F4 flashing can be the auto electrical barrel connectors coming apart, or wires snagged or broken. Located above the auto gearbox. There's 2 of them. Does it struggle to pull away? If so it's in 4th gear due to the fault.

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Old 20th-September-2011, 15:13
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Default Re: 2003 Freelander--F 4 and HDC--please help

You're correct, it struggles to pull away. Do you know a part number for a replacement part or is there a way to fix it (like zipties in picture above?)

Sorry if my questions seem vague or idiotic; I have never seen the actual car.
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Old 20th-September-2011, 22:51
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If it's the barrel connectors that have come apart, twist them to put them back together. There are 2 of em. Then put hose clips round them (secure but not over tight) un use strong tie wraps. Be careful not to tie wrap the cable un pinch it as that’ll cause the cable stress un damage. Replacement parts? Auto gearbox harness one side, which I think comes wiv the auto. T’other side is part of a wiring loom. Mine are as above in the pic.

The struggle to pull away is the default into 4th gear. Hence the F4 flashing. Essentially you've either lost the electrical connection to some of the sensors, or/and the solenoids. The sensors tell the phooter what’s happening, un the solenoids convert electrical energy into mechanical energy, to change gear – by hydraulics.

Look at the connectors first. It could be a wire is snagged un shorted to metal work earth also. A transmission fluid change has known to work wonders on the Jatco auto (what yer has) but try the connectors first. This is the most popular fix for this problem.

Have swapped me pic above for a betterer version from me betterer camera. Ere it is again.
Edit: well it will show when the feker updates on photobucket.

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