Question about 2007 Land Rover Freelander

Open Question

My Freelander will not start in cold weather - should I buy an engine block heater

My Freelander refuses to start in temperatures below -10 degrees C. How can I improve its reliability. Do I need an engine heater and if so what type and model for this vehicle? Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

3 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
Landyman
  • 89 Answers

SOURCE: rev counter falling below 1000rpm when warm, nearly stalling

If this is a 1.8 petrol model then the idling adjuster/throttle stop screw needs to be adjusted.Slight adjustment can be done without a diagnostic tool ,loosen the lock nut holding the throttle screw found near the throttle cable,adjust this in clockwise to increase revs.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

Ad
  • 4044 Answers

SOURCE: 2002 Land Rover ~ Freelander - No heat coming from the heater

Look for two water lines about 1 in in diameter running back toward the condensor unit in the firewall. On one of those lines will be a control. It is sometimes vacum controlled. When they are vacum conrolled they have a tendency to get stuck or you may have lost vacum to the unit. You can use a vacum tester and short piece of hose to test this to see if you have lost vacum or if it is stuck closed. Connect the test hose to the control on teh hose and apply vacum to the unit. If the valve opens you will get heat in the vehicle. If it does not open then it is stuck in the closed position and will need to be replaced in most cases.

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

Testimonial: "Diagnosis was 100% / ***** Excellent Recommendation. "

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Ford 2008 F-350 remote starts great in warm weather will not start in cold. all lights glow plugs ect working just wont start truck and only if 35 degrees and below.


Since batteries lose almost half their cranking power at freezing, and since diesels require much higher fuel temps to start than gasoline engines, many recommend using a block heater whenever the temperature is under 35-40 degrees if starting becomes a problem.

Nov 09, 2015 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Starting


Yes, I have had the same problem, only 50 years ago. Here are 3 solutions for you.
If you put a fan heater under the bonnet, you must then have electricity available to run electric things to the van.
There are 2 main things that prevent it starting in such weather. First is the motor oil.
When It gets so cold, it almost turns motor oil to jell or jelly and prevents the engine from turning over.
Car dealers and car parts stores in Northern climes sell an "engine block heater" that you plug in when the temperature is cold at night.
I have gone places in the Northern US and Canada and seen almost all vehicles with the electric cord and plug hanging out of the front grille to be plugged in in cold weather. Those are affixed to the engine to heat it.
An alternative good thing to do is take a heat lamp or even an old electric blanket, and put (or point it) at the bottom of the crankcase pan. (That's the pan where you change the motor oil.)
Also, be certain you are using 5W-20 or 5W-30 motor oil, as it is made for that temperature.
Second problem is your battery, A heat lamp or small electric blanket wrapped even partly around the battery will warm it to start better,.
Lastly, I lived in such temperature, and since I once worked at a service station, I added another battery to the original under the hood, and ran two extra battery cables, which made the car start wonderfully at 30 below 0. ( -30 F )
Be Blessed.

May 16, 2013 | 2002 Renault Sportwagon

1 Answer

Engine broke due to low temperature


The water expands up to more than 9% when it freeze below 0 degrees Celsius. Due to this phenomena, during the extreme cold weather when the ambient temperature falls below 0 degrees the cylinder blocks of the automotive engines often burst or crack badly.
This damage can be prevented by using the antifreeze coolant in the cooling system.

Jan 30, 2013 | 2001 Toyota Echo

1 Answer

How to start 92 npr diesel in cold weather


You will probably need some Ether based starting fluid. You may have to remove air filter to shoot a 2 second blast into the intake - but first try shooting the air intake with the 2 second blast and start vehicle. Diesel fuel tends to thicken in cold weather and a fuel additive like Lowes diesel fuel treatment may help keep your fuel fluid in colder weather. In cold weather, like on a night of clear skies causing low temperatures, a block engine heater will help to keep your fuel fluid - along with the diesel treatment. Block heaters are not too difficult to install depending on your vehicles configuration and how much room you have at a freeze plug, and are well worth the cost.
Hope this helps and please rate my solution!!

Dec 17, 2010 | 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS

1 Answer

1998 S-10 cold start


The cold weather wreaks havoc on everything. I am thinking that the cold weather and your octane rating are not getting along, hence no error codes. Have you tried fuel drier and or octane booster?Since the truck starts when the temperature gets warmer, I would look at octane as the culprit. Try some octane booster and see if that helps. Let me know. Hope this helps.
Thanks;
Rich
RPM Northwest

Jan 26, 2009 | 1999 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Won't start in cold weather, the battery dies if it sits 2days


WELL UR BATTERY HAS DEAD CELLS Y ITS DYING AND WHEN UR BELOW 0 A BLOCK OR OIL HEATER I A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE.A DIPSTICK OIL HEATER CAN BE BOUGHT AT AUTO STORE .

Jan 16, 2009 | 2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 Standard Roof

1 Answer

Temperature Gauge Stays Cold on 2005 Sable


look on the intake it should be there

Jan 14, 2009 | 2003 Mercury Sable

2 Answers

2006 Chevy Aveo won't start in cold weather


go to an auto parts store and get an electcic dipstick heater . remove your oil dipstick after parking car for the night.install electric dipstick preferrably while engine is still hot plug it in at night .this will
help keep the oil warm and also the block after car starts unplug heater remove it and install original dipstick. this is the easiest to install but there are also block heaters

Jan 06, 2009 | 2006 Chevrolet Aveo

1 Answer

1992 F-350 Dsl - very hard to start when cool


are you using cold temperature engine oil!
if not, try changing oil for cold temperature!

hard starting happens due to the cold temperature, air pressure is low during this season so compression inside the engine is low resulting to hard starting!

make sure that all your glow plugs are working.

Nov 07, 2008 | 1992 Ford F350

Not finding what you are looking for?
2007 Land Rover Freelander Logo

Related Topics:

35 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Land Rover Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8516 Answers

Are you a Land Rover Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...