On my 02 Freelander V6 I've experienced recently no low-end power (below 3K RPMs) and occasional metal rattling and low level vibrations. The rattling seems more pronounced when the engine is cold and it sounds like a "rattle can"....It does not happen all the time but I can hear it when it does.
The low vibrations I first thought it had to do with my tires (maybe unbalanced) but I checked them and they are good...When I plug in my scanner I get error code P1471 which seems to indicate a fault with the VIS motor 1....I assume motor 1 is the VIS Power motor (closest to the front of the vehicle). I'm not sure what the short circuit in the fault code mean - photo shown below....
I've taken out and cleaned the VIS motor 1 and checked the movement of the metal rods inside the intake manifold - they move in and out without any problems...
Has anyone else seen this particular fault code error message and is there something electrical I should check besides replacing the VIS motor 1??
Regards - VK
'02 Freelander S V6