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Intermitant Starting Fault P38A Range Rover

Intermitent starting problem on P38a Range Rover.

When ehicle fails to start a swift wack to the main engine fuse box normally gets it going. The fuse box and all the relays there in have all been replced which cured the fault for around 3 months however it is now happening again.

It has been in to a Land Rover Dealer and several indepenant garages all of which give a different diagonise but never actually manage to fix it. The Starter motor and started soleniod are fine as it can be started when an independant voltage is put across the solenoid.

Can you help?

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Has anyone considered the electrical feedback from the climate control fans. Change the pollen filters. Duh, its a ROVER!

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I would suggest checking the connectors to make you power is being supplied i had teh same problem turned out to be a damaged connector

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Hello andy,

i think you already solved the problem..... whack the fusebox..

you need to chage the fusebox, because overtime the base of the fuebox which is made of plastic cracks and is causing short circuit.

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