Intermittent Starter Problem - Land Rover Forums : Land Rover and Range Rover Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-03-2016, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Intermittent Starter Problem

We have a 2008 LR2 SE 114k miles and if it is driven and then parked for a few minutes before returning to restart it, the starter sometimes initially engages but then pauses sometimes for 2-3 seconds before continuing to start the motor. The problem does not occur when the engine is cold, again only after the engine is at temperature and a stop is made somewhere and then started again up to 30 minutes later upon returning to the vehicle. By the nature of the way it starts sometimes, it gives the impression that the battery is either low or faulty or that the engine's spark advance mode is too far in the advance position as I've experienced with older vehicles I've owned. The problem also doesn't occur every single time, as though there might possibly could be a bad spot developing in the armature of the starter motor.

The battery is good in all respects, fully charged, all diagnostics when testing it check okay and it demonstrates 792 CCA. Charging system tests fine. No error codes of any kind are indicated by the vehicle's computer as well. No overheating or other problems have been experienced as well. Coolant looks clear. It was the opinion of the shop that tested it that the starter is likely the problem. While the shop is highly reputable, they do not specifically work on Land Rover vehicles and stated that they would not be able to service it in that regard.

Anyone else have this problem or is there a common cause for this behavior in a 2008 LR2? I'm not the sort of owner that simply starts chasing a problem by replacing parts and hoping that it will resolve, so I wanted to stop by the forum to see if there is a problem common to this model.

rlrigsby101 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-11-2016, 03:05 AM
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had the exact same issue I'm my 08 LR2 HSE. I changed out everything I could think of and the problem was the battery. Since I changed it, I have had zero issues. I hope this helps and good luck.

08 Land Rover LR2
coey326 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Land Rover Forums : Land Rover and Range Rover Forum > Land Rover Model Forums > Freelander / LR2

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Land Rover Forums : Land Rover and Range Rover Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Intermittent starting problem familiawalker General Land Rover Discussion 1 03-30-2015 05:05 PM
Intermittent starting problem LandMarkDisco02 Discovery Series II 3 03-19-2014 12:01 PM
Wiper intermittent problem lowest bidder Discovery Series II 7 02-21-2014 05:53 AM
Intermittent Ignition Problem Maza Freelander / LR2 2 07-01-2005 12:06 AM
intermittent starting problem signnage Discovery Series I 8 04-14-2005 04:10 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome