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1997 discovery 3.9 v8. no spark

Driving fine then just cut out. weather was very cold. have no spark at plugs. got power at coil on both sides.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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is the check engine light on? if not i would have the fuel filter checked. also have the air filter checked at the same time. find a trusted technician in your area who is well versed on english and german vehicles. dont get taken just because of the badge on the front of your car.

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

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2002 Land Rover Discovery II 4.0 liter V-8


Hope this helps (remember rated this).

Posted on Jul 08, 2010

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Here is a firing order diagram that might help you out, and please let me know if this does not work.


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If you have not removed any wiring yet,why not draw one out for your use ! You can number the wires,or tape them with masking tape then mark them,and to the cylinders, in order of firing or in front to rear on one bank left or right and to the coil towers with a white marker.or a card board template with numbered positions for the wires to hook up to the correct towers. Or just change them one at a time.

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SOURCE: Hi i have Land Rover

Attached is link to Rave Manuals (Rover Bible) BTW yours is listed as Discovery (not 3 if it's 1996) These have exploded wiring diagrams & pics -

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They have to be OEM configuration
plugs only

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on #1,#3  cylinders

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3 new coils v.s what I do on a V8

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