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Freelander 1 Auto box stuck in 1st for a few hundred yards.

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Nodge68, Aug 4, 2018.

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  1. rob_bell

    rob_bell Well-Known Member

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    At least the problem occurs in a reproducible set of conditions. Not sure I have anything bright to add TBH - might there be a blockage in one of the fluid ways?
     
  2. Jayridium

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    On eBay there are delphi diagnostics clone tools, and Wúrth WOW ones as well, I was setting up one of them and having a play one with on my freelander, and I remembered that seemed to be able to interrogate the auto box as well. It might be worth looking at one of these tools and see if there are any fault codes logged in the transmission that might be able to point you on the right path?
     
  3. Nodge68

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    It does seem to be temperature or torque related. However it has done it from cold, on the first time it should have selected 4th, which discounts the temperature thing. I'm thinking it's possible movement of the engine, making and breaking a damaged wire. That's the avenue I'm exploring anyway.

    Apparently someone is keen to buy the car, but I'm not comfortable selling it with a know issue. I only need to keep it for another 18 months or so, so I can save up for an FL2 instead.

    Whatever happens I've a 1.8 XEi or TD4 SE auto to sell. :)
     
  4. Nodge68

    Nodge68 Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a link?
     
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    They look like standard ob2 devices. Do they do pre 2004 diesel Freelanders?
     
  8. Jayridium

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    I've used them on my 2002 TD4 commercial.
     
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    OK thanks. Seems too good to be true! If you still have access to either any chance of some screen shots please?
     
  10. Jayridium

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    These things are Chinese cloned hardware and pirated software, probably getting knocked out for a bag of rice in a sweatshop, hence the price. I actually own both of these, so I'll try and take some pictures of these talking to my hippo over the next few days.
     
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    Great, Nodge is after the auto box data (if yours is an auto) and I need the TD4 injector balance.
    If it does these, I'm off for a bag of rice too !
     
  12. Nodge68

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    I've had someone offer me £1K for my SE, so I'll see how that pans out, before committing to bye something I'll hardly use.
     
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    OK, worth thinking about.
    These devices are both under £30 - if they do what is needed it is good value.
     
  14. Nodge68

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    It seems too good to be true.
     
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    If it can do all that for under 30 quid, then that's remarkable...

    It says it is Rover and Land Rover compatible, but then again it says it is also compatible with Samsung, who I don't believe manufacture motor vehicles? The picture of someone working under an early 1970s 1600 VW Beetle made me chuckle. I guess you could use the interface as a wheel choc? ;)
     
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    Yeh, agreed.

    Will follow with interest!
     
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    The Samsung bit is maybe the viewer (ie the bluetooth thing it talks to)?
     
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    Any luck helping us with some screen shots before we buy please??
     
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    I'll try and get them taken tomorrow, but I've not had time, remember my cars are just a hobby. Wee small hours of Wednesday morning, I finished the work on my BMW, Wednesday afternoon, I started the freelander to leave it ticking over on the drive to heat up before I sat in it and played with the diagnostics and take the aforementioned screenshots. Went out ten minutes later and could hardly see the freelander, clouds of smoke billowing from the engine bay, and the interior like a haunted moor. So I shut it off and investigated a bit, and found this on the Freelander:

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    Those are the aftermath of a small electrical fire in the PTC heater fusebox. What the camera cannot show is that the cabin now smells like the ashes of a bonfire.

    I've just finished removing burnt bits of wiring and completely neutralising the PTC system, but I've still the dashboard to put back together as one of the switches for it is behind the heater thermostat knob. One saving grace is that for a couple of reasons, one being this workscope, another being an upcoming upgrade I'm going to do to the freelander, as I stripped it down, I cracked out the label maker and labelled every plug and cable.

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  20. Jayridium

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    As you will see from the pics above, while getting these screenshots for you guys is on my list, its pretty low down on my list of priorities.
     
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