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Kangaroos when accelerating

Starts fine runs fine as you go through the gears it feels like its holding back and it feels like it needs a cough changed petrol filter no improvement now put stp fluid in to clean jets any advice will be welcome its a rover 200 but can't get system to accept it

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    i have same problem landrover discovery when accelerating drops a gear but then kangaroos instead of increasing revs and moving swiftly up the gears again



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SOURCE: 1999 landrover range rover 2.5 diesel put petrol

I would start by looking for the valve on the fuel rail (or at the filter housing), if you disconnected the fuel pipe from the filter feed you will have a lot of air in the system (and diesels do not like air in the feul system) you will need to have someone crank the motor over while you push in on the schrader valve to release the air out of the system until you get fuel to flow steady out of that port (this may take a short period of time), then you should be able to start the vehicle... would also recommend replacing the fuel filter as well. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Range Rover has no power

I would suspect fuel pump/filter at this age.Probably never been changed in its life.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Land Rover Discovery 1998 runs great but suddenly it changes

If the engine is revving but the car doesn't move faster , I would be looking at the clutch or Gearbox.Sounds like the clutch is slipping.
Have your mechanic check it out.
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Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: land rover clutch. can't get into gear

it's an odd occurance but it sounds like the hydraulic fluid in the clutch lined may have boiled. it's usually okay once it's cooled down, but if the pedal feels weird you may want to bleed your line.

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SOURCE: 2001 land rover discovery II locate fuel filter and fuel pump

If you're standing looking at the rear of the vehicle, it's on the chassis rail on the right hand side rear wheel arch.

Posted on Apr 13, 2010

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