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Brake Problem, Land Rover Discovery 1.

I have a Land Rover Disco 1, when I press the brake, I hear a spring noise, the more I press it, the more I hear the spring. It's sort of like pushing a spring and hearing the steel compact. I know it's from the pedal itself. any idea what's causing this ?

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The noise comes from the rear i take it. this being the case the rear brakes need adjusting and a dab of anti seize put un the contact pionts of the brake shoes

Posted on Nov 27, 2012

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    jossue_grija Nov 27, 2012

    Actually it comes from the pedal inside. When I pressing, the noise comes out like a spring being pushed together

  • larry warren Nov 27, 2012

    The two ends of the spring reguire a little spray like a silicone or wd40. putting some antisieze wold last longer

  • jossue_grija
    jossue_grija Nov 27, 2012

    I'll try that in the morning. Thanks Larry.

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SOURCE: 1998 Land Rover Discovery Series 1

You can energise the interlock solenoid, by you give a positive (+12V) lead to the RED and a negative (ground) to the black line at the transmission selector's connector.
If it works you should check the positive signal at the red.
It should be there if the ignition is on, brake pedal depressed, and the transfer box is in some gear, and the fuse 1 isn't blown.
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If your brake lights don't work Its because you blew the fuse  which Is located In the main fuse panel under steering wheel.  Without break lights your rover will fire up nice but wont shift out of park until you replace the fuse.  If your ABS Is acting up It Is also an easy fix.  Disconnect the ABS from each wheel.  You still got all wheel disc breaks that work great but no ABS.  Your other option is  thousands of $$.  If your breaks are weak check your master cylinder and make sure you got enough fluid and that you are not loosing the fluid.  If you notice you are leaking brake fluid because you have to keep filling it up but cannot find a leak anywhere.  I bet I know where It is.  Check your rear break lines and make sure one of them didn't get caught in your rear springs and pinched ever so slightly when you were doing dounuts In the snow.
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