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Its orange light next to abs one and is flashing then staying on spluttering when i try and accelerate can i fix it myself or do i have to put a computer on it
This is check engine light and comes on when there is a failure of a sensor or some ignition control device. codes will determin which part is of concern. Disconnect battery for a few minutes to see if this resets or comes on again. access codes and repair as indicated by codes the problem component
Posted on Dec 10, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have a X Reg 2.5KV6 Freelander also, same problem.
The solution for me and many other was to replace one of the speed sensors. They reside in the hub of each wheel and monitor each wheels speed, if one is rotating faster it applies the brake to that wheel (Traction control) Also controls ABS and HDC.
If one sensor fails the vehicle turns off the TC, HDS & ABS.
unfortunately to find out which sensor has failed the vehicle needs to be plugged into a diagnostic PC at a garage. I paid £40 in Stoke-on-Trent to have this done, I then knew which was the faulty sensor and replaced it.
I have a friend who also took out his faulty sensor and cleaned it (WD40 & a wire brush) and put it back in, never had the problem again, although you need to be carful doing this as they are held in place by a copper bush and need to be intact to allow re-fitment.
As a comferting note for you, I drove my V6 for 7 months with the very same fault, just remember you have no ABS or traction control though.
Another trick BUT I DO NOT ADVISE THIS ON PUBLIC ROADS is as follows. get up to 15mph in D on auto box, turn off engine turn back on again whilst still moving, it should cut engine off and kick back in again (just like bump starting a manual car) for me this reset the fault and was good for three months before it went again. But be aware, this is only somthing i tried and it worked for me. it is dangerous to do this on a public road.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
it's a coil- these are commonly going out on audi's...it happend to me. it's like you are running on 2 cylinders instead of 4- you need to get it replaced- it's about 75 bucks.
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
I took my car to a Renault dealer and they solved the same problem by replacing the non-standard 4 prong spark plugs that the previous owner had in the car with the standard 2 prong spark plugs Renault recommends. My water pump also needed to be replaced (different issue, and was identified with a mechanical noise). I also proactively changed the fuel and oil filters along with new oil.
You might also want to look at getting the coils tested, as these tend to fail often causing loss of power, and a mechanical noise.
In most situations, it is better to take your car to the approved Renault dealer to check the fault. My experience with using other mechanics to fix faults on the car was less than desirable, and ends up costing more.
Posted on Dec 18, 2010
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