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Freelander 1 2001 FR TD4 Auto

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by JimmyFree, Mar 22, 2021.

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  1. Nodge68

    Nodge68 Well-Known Member

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    As GG said.
    It'll be the vehicle battery. The Freelander like all modern vehicles uses battery power all the time, even when it's not doing anything. I'd expect a fully charged battery to discharge in a couple of months of non use, so if this vehicle hasn't been used for 2 years, the battery will likely be beyond charging, as lead acid batteries don't like to be left in a discharged state.

    I'd simply buy a new battery, and weight the old new one in. ;)

    The fob could well still work, as the fob only uses battery power when the buttons are pressed, and those 2032 lithium coin cells last about a decade if not used.
    The battery in the fob isn't needed for the immobiliser anyway, so it would still start ok, even if the fob was flat.


    When you fit a new vehicle battery, the rear door window will go fully down, so will need recalibration.
    This is as simple as putting the key in and tuning to get the ignition on, then pressing and holding the rear window up button until the window is fully up and stops, when you might hear a quiet click from the relay in the back.

    The engine should then start.
     
  2. teddywood1

    teddywood1 Well-Known Member

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    we only wish we were in your position finding a freelander like that is a very very rare find and it looks good
     
  3. JimmyFree

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. Can’t wait to finally get it out on the road. I’ve managed the construction of some of the testing facilities in Gaydon and it’s great to see them still using the odd Freelander as Site Vehicles. Hopefully my next post will be me out enjoying the sunshine with a working Freelander.
     
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