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Tailgate,, Again,,, Sorry

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Panic Over, Dec 13, 2016.

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  1. Panic Over

    Panic Over Member

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    Hi all, I've been lurking around the forum & reading the FAQ's but I cannot find what I need. I have a five door 2001 Freelander 1 TD4 Auto
    The tailgate opens easily, window drops, everything fine. Almost every other time, when I shut it, it won't engage.
    What I can't find out is, is it the micro switch in the handle, that works fine on opening, or the solenoid inside the door, again works fine opening, that I need to replace.
    Again, I'm sorry if this has been posted before but I've been looking for it for over a month.
    Thanks,
    Toni
     
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    It's the solenoid inside the door lazy/ sticking, till you fix it, with the door open, squeeze the handle promptly several times till you hear the solenoid "whirr", then the door will shut perfectly
     
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    Thanks, I'll try that. Can I fix the solenoid, or should I get a replacment?
     
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    freelance Well-Known Member

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    Although it's tempting to relube the old one, they are not expensive to replace!
     
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    OK, thanks, I'll look out for a new one.
     
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    Fixed at last, it was both the solenoid and the micro switch. Happy days. :D
     
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    Good to hear it is sorted!

    Always to read a thread that has the OP update on what the problem was and how it was solved.
     
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