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Freelander 2 (LR2) Freelander 2 TD4 starts and immediately stops

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by hairysteve, Oct 30, 2019.

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  1. hairysteve

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    To add to my previous thread re my 2009 TD4. Timing belt changed,etc. Crank sensor changed as a means of eliminating the issue from fault. Vehicle starts up and immediately cuts out. Mechanic and auto electrician trace an apparent fault and state that the tank fuel pump not working but power is at socket on pump wiring. Fuel pump changed.... fingers crossed. Spoke to mechanic today and vehicle still starts and immediately stops.... Fault finder shows immobiliser fault... Anyone any idea what may have gone wrong and how to deal with it. Bearing in mind i have had no such issue before in almost 2 years ownership and was driven to garage and onto workshop ramp. Is there a particular part of the immobiliser that shuts off main pump....
     
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    There is no electric fuel lift pump on a 2.2 FL2 - it’s a mechanical lift pump on the high pressure pump.

    The in tank pump on the FL2 transfers the fuel from one side of the tank to the other to equalise the level.

    has the timing been rechecked to make sure it’s correct?
     
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    Appreciate the reply, looks like i got pump changed and didn't need to...
     
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    Was talking to someone i know who has a friend who had a similar problem with a Honda S2000. Turns out it was a faulty starter button. When it was pressed car started and when button released as engine fired it cut out. Has anyone come across this... is it feasible that it could be a faulty starter button on my Freelander... Would that show a possible fault code with immobiliser...
     
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    Do you know what the fault code is that’s Immobiliser related?

    could be a stuck start/stop switch - if you don’t put your foot on the clutch/brake and press the button what happens then? Do the lights go on/off on dash?
     
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    Will go to garage tomorrow and try to get more info and fault code that's showing, did ring them earlier to try and find out but they don't bother returning my calls which is rather annoying..
     
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    Been to garage today for an update and actually spoke to the main man there. Altho' it still won't start they have done a considerable amount of checking including fitting the fuel rail and injectors and several other bits off another TD4 that was a runner. The fault code was no longer showing and should you would have thought started but no... A tech from Bosch fuel systems has had a look and fuel pump apparently is not immobilised as first thought. There are a couple of other things they are going to check/swap but so far a dead end. Doesn't appear to be anything to do with steering lock not disengaging, starter button, etc. Any other suggestions gratefully recieved..
     
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    So as @td4van suggests, did you press start and release the start button without putting yer foot on the clutch. Did the dash power up and stay on or quickly switch off?
     
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    Was unable to try that today but was told in his opinion starter button was working. Out of curiosity what is the significance of lights staying on or quickly switching off. What does it prove/disprove and what is the cure if it shows an issue...Thanks for input.
     
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    If i start mine by pressing the start button (with foot on brake) it will illuminate the dash and start the engine. If the start switch is then pressed and held, it will force it to switch off the engine as opposed to press and release switch off, which only works under the right conditions like auto in park.

    The theory is if you press start with no foot brake pressing, the dash should come on. If the switch stayed "pressed" as it was faulty then it should switch off the dash, in theory.

    I was wondering if the start pressing also caused a forced stop of the engine.
     
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    Doesn't appear to be mechanical issue and is being taken to an auto electrician tomorrow. When fault is found will post solution as it may help others with similar problem....
     
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    Still no luck with a solution to the problem. Apparently the injectors have been sent away to be checked.... don't know why and to be honest why would they suddenly not work when vehicle ran fine before timing belt changed..... I feel like a large amount of **** is being taken !!
     
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    Presumably the place that did the belt change is footing the bill for any rectification that's needed after they broke it.;)
     
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    Did you manage to find the solution to the problem ??? My 08 FL2 Manual 2.0 Diesel has the exact same problem.
     
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