1997 Land Rover Discovery Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Land Rover Discovery

1997 Land Rover Discovery Problems

Leaking Head Gaskets May Cause Low Coolant Levels

Low coolant levels can be caused by leaking head gaskets and/or failed cylinder liners. Misfires or engine performance issues usually accompany these problems.

Coolant May Leak Under Middle Due to Leaking Throttle Body Deicer

A Coolant leak under the middle of the vehicle can be caused by a leaking throttle body deicer. Coolant travels down the engine towards the rear before dripping to the ground.

Sticking Thermostat May Cause Needless Engine Cooling Fan Operation

A sticking thermostat can cause the engine cooling fans to operate even if they are not needed for cooling.

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1997 Land Rover Discovery Questions

Trying to stop an oil leak from the small black sensor on the back of the engine (1 answer)

I think this is a cam sensor. My heads are leaking and then this guy. The leaks aren't too bad, but they are slowly leaking more. I also have a leak from the AC compressor.

my dash lights and head lights have been lightly blinking for a while, recently (1 answer)

the idling has been higher. Two days ago the engine stalled and there is know spark going to the plugs when you turn it over it has an empty sound I think it may be the ignition coil and if so how hard are they to change.

Block test, new water pump, fans, hoses overheats after 25 min. 55 mph driving. (3 answers)

Can Idol or putt around town all day without overheating.
Runs great until your on the highway for about 25 min. Then it overheats. Block test negative, new clutch fan, water pump, electrical fans, radiator flush and hoses.
No smoke, runs great!! For awhile lol.
After it overheats you can turn...

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1997 Land Rover Discovery Recalls

Replacement Drive Shaft Couplings Vibrate And Fail

Vehicles that had drive shaft couplers replaced may have had defective parts installed, which can result in drive shaft vibration and separation. Dealers will replace the affected rear drive shaft couplers free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 04V203000
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, A STRESS CRACK CAN DEVELOP IN THE PLASTIC FUEL TANKS.
Recall 98V040000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. AS A RESULT OF CHAFFING OF A CRUISE CONTROL WIRE, THE STEERING WHEEL ROTARY COUPLER CAN OVERHEAT AND INADVERTENTLY DEPLOY THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG.

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