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LandRover Freelander won't start

I have a FreeLander 1999 1.8, FREELANDER XEI S-WAGON and it won't start. It cranks but no sparks at spark plugs? Not sure if it's the coil pack or immobilizer. Can you advice? Many Father inlaw in an attempt to fix reserve light switch. inadvertently shorted a (3 pin cable) going in to the gearbox (if looking at engine, on right-hand side, you can see cable as only one there). Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Regards, Josh. Can send photo of 3 pin cable that got shorted if required. I’d like to know what this 3-pin cable is anyway. Please help.

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  • Narendra Joshi May 24, 2009

    I have checked all the fuses and 100% sure it's the Freelander CMP Camshaft Position Sensor. I've got a hold of a workshop manual to confirm it. Thanks for you advice though. (I'm becoming a bit of car machinc in this learning process, Sad i know). Thanks again. Photo's attached to confirm the device in the red elipse is CMP.

  • Narendra Joshi May 24, 2009

    I have checked all the fuses and 100% sure it's the Freelander CMP Camshaft Position Sensor. I've got a hold of a workshop manual to confirm it. Thanks for you advice though. (I'm becoming a bit of car machinc in this learning process, Sad i know). Thanks again. Photo's attached to confirm the

  • Narendra Joshi May 24, 2009

    My Father in-law bless him thought he has helping by trying to fix my reserve light switch in gear box (I still don't know where the gear box switch is though as can't see the gearbox?) anyway in the red ellipses above he short circuited the Red/white cable with the black one out of the three. The other cable is coloured plain white. This i believe has changed something as there was a mechanical noise for a couple second.



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I dont know how much help this is but have you checked all the fuses under the hood and in the car ? You can email me a photo I have a 02 I am working on not sure if it has same wiring.

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