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Lights o dash

When driving car the hill descent light and traction control light come on and of but seems to be aftre braking

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  • pilafan32 Aug 25, 2008

    Same issue here after a brake job. Must be related to to this recent work. I'm looking for a solution.

  • yellowfish Sep 26, 2008

    I have same exact problem..did you get it resolved? how?

  • mikeireland Dec 30, 2008

    i had the same problem,changed my brake pads,they were more or less gone on one side,problem has not come back since



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There seems to have been a Land Rover recall it is posted all over the net, I would contact Land Rover you may get it fixed for free

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1; Freelander came out with all these faults from the start.
2; To fix this is a mixture of patience and whiskey
3; when understanding all of above, try the following,

The three amigo's come on and all vehicles have different solutions. Every where on the net, you will find possible maybe plausible solutions. The experience i have is the following;
Remember this as for step 1 above there is one only solution. Remove and replace. No matter what faulty issue you have on your Landy, its that simple. However, on the four CV joints where the sensors meet, there is a riggered ring. You cannot miss that. Although using step 2 above you will need to remove the CV joint away from the hub, and with a steel brush, clean the ring thoroughly from grit or dirt. Remove the sensor out of the hub you will then remove the brass or copper bush within the sensor hole, disregard it and replace with new. Before inserting the new bush, clean the outer wall in the hole first before inserting the bush. Then replace all as was the removal. Bearing in mind that the nut holding the CV to the hub outside needs replaced also.
Now when you have inserted the sensor make sure its against the ring of the CV. Whilst the vehicle is raised, turn the hub forward about ten times so that the sensor is setup by its self without shaving through. After that try and allocate the wire from there all the way to the computer and determine if its shaved through or whatever. Otherwise i recommend to replace the wire if found faulty.
That's right people, Landy comes with a price. But if you want to drive one you need to understand that mass production of parts have failed us and we need to dig way deeper to purchase.
Next you need to Remove and replace the brake solenoid valve located in front of the engine compartment. Easy to spot, its the valve body where all the brake pipes come together. There is an electric motor to that and the whole unit cannot be fixed at home. So remove and replace that unit also. When replaced you will need to bleed your brakes to finnish off.

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