2002 Land Rover Discovery Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Land Rover Discovery

2002 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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2002 Land Rover Discovery Questions

MY Milage changed by it self (1 answer)

oil changed 3 months ago , I have driven 3000 miles
my next oil change was set for 160,000 on my spedo.

but my spedo changed to 256,679 on its own . now I know I have not driven that much in 3 months.
and can show all other oil changes the past year or so .

what happend?

also I ha...

Power steering is wonky after highway driving (1 answer)

Power steering is fine during city driving, but if i go over speeds of 60 miles/h, when i exit the highway, the engine has a noticable whine, and steering is a little difficult

engine is hard to start (hot or cold) (1 answer)

2002 discovery 2 with V8 gas engine: Every time I try to start engine, I have to crank the for 10sec or more, then turn completely off and crank again until it starts. Very embarrassing at the gas station. Not sure if these engines have fuel pressure regulator or what could be causing the problem...

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2002 Land Rover Discovery Recalls

Recall 04V005000
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS NO. 105, "HYDRAULIC AND ELECTRIC BRAKE SYSTEMS," AND NO. 135, "PASSENGER CAR BRAKE SYSTEMS." THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) MODULATOR VALVE COVER RETAINING BOLTS CAN CRACK DUE TO ST...
Land Rover Recalls 2000-2003 Discovery Due to Hydraulic Fluid Leak at Active Cornering Pump

A banjo bolt at the Active Cornering Enhancement (ACE) pump joint may leak, which may cause a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect the pump area for leakage, retorque the bolt if no leaks are found, and replace the bolt if leaks are found.

Recall 02V028000
ON SOME SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE ACCELERATOR CABLE COULD HAVE BECOME KINKED DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY, RESULTING IN CHAFFING OF THE CABLE. CONTINUED CHAFFING CAN LEAD TO BREAKAGE OF THE INTERIOR CABLE STRANDS.

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