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If its a turbo diesel, and the solenoid in question is the fuel cut off (located to the rear of the fuel injector block)...... then

The wire is black with a white stripe running longwise, going to the apex of the solenoid.

It is earthed via the engine block (i.e. only one wire).

The solenoid needs current to keep it open (fuel flowing). Sometimes the wiring assembly develops intermittent faults, meaning the can can unexpectedly cut out whilst driving along. Its very frustrating when this happens..... the main dealer will change the solenoid (at around £100 with labour), but the real fix is a 20p length of wire.

If caught by this on a series 1 discovery, you can run a power line directly off the battery to the solenoid (using a crocodile clip) - it will get you home, but for obvious safety reasons "IT IS NOT A LONG TERM FIX"

If its a different solenoid / model of discovery - please clarify and I'll have a peek.

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

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