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My 98 Discovery won't start or run properly. I believe I damaged the ECU by running 12V back thru the harness when I was replacing an A/C condenser fan. I purchased an ECU from a salvaged 98 Discovery and plan to install it tomorrow. I have a few questions that I would really like to sort out before I proceed:

Should I pull the eproms out of the one I have?

Is there anything about the ECU that requires the Land Rover proprietary test equipment at the dealership?

How do I get the code for my radio and how do I reactivate it?

Thanks in advance to any and all who can help me!

Phil
 

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Radio code. . .

You should be able to get the radio code from a Land Rover dealer by giving them your name, address, and VIN. Keep the # handy, as you will need it every time that the battery power is interrupted. As far as the ECU goes, it should be plug & play, although I could be wrong. Thank You, LRW
 

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I changed the ECM (ECU?)...

and now at least I get updated readings from the coolant tem and intake air temp sensors. However the car still won't start. Next I will replace the Main Fuel System Relay. Just for good measure I have spark plug wires on order. I am really baffled by this problem.
 

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You didn't order Ginneywhine "Land Rover" plug wires, did you? I am a firm believer in using aftermarket plug wires on most all my motors. Many people seem to like the magnacore wires, but I only use Taylor Spiro-pro wires on my motors, as I believe they are the best there is. If they are available in your area, I would strongly recommend them. You may have to go to a speed shop or racer supply to find them, as many of the auto parts store won't know anything about them. Best Wishes, LRW
 

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Are Bosch wires OK?

I ordered Bosch wires from the local Autozone. They were quite reasonable and I figured Bosch would be a good quality.
 

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Finally after replacing the ECU (with a salvage unit), the main fuel relay (new), spark plugs and ignition wires my 98 Disco runs again!

Next I will replace the brake fluid resevor (I already have the kit form Atlantic-Pacific). Then I will rebuild the steering pump and steering gear box. I am not sure if I will be able to stop the oil leaks and I have ocaisional leakage of coolant that I am not sure where it comes from so I might not be able to fix that.
 

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Quick question...

Did you try to put back the old ECU and see if it worked? If it does, let us know...inquiring minds want to know.
 

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The original ECU was definitely damaged. I still have it and wonder if anyone knows of a shop that can repair these?
 

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I am think of www.ECUDirect.com

pboerger said:
The original ECU was definitely damaged. I still have it and wonder if anyone knows of a shop that can repair these?
Did a Google search for: "land rover discovery ecu" and these popped up first.

http://www.ecudirect.com/index.asp

They will rebuild it for $329.95. I wrote them and got this email for a response.


Hello Adam,

I will be able to know immediately the exact replacement unit that you need if you can provide to me the OEM# off your current ECU. There will be a number on that and I can cross-reference that to determine the exact replacement that you need.

Otherwise, you can send your current unit in for our R&R service which is where we will completely remanufacture your current ECU for you and then cover it with our lifetime warranty!

Here is how it works - we e-mail you a prepaid 2nd Day Air shipping label to box up your unit and then simply drop it off at your local UPS Store or wherever UPS picks up for you. Your unit then gets 2nd Day Aired to our facility where we completely remanufacture it for you and then we 2nd Day Air it back to you. It is then covered by our Lifetime Manufacturer's Warranty. We should only have your unit a business day or so and then get it shipped back to you ASAP.

The total price for the R&R Service order is only $329.95 and that includes all shipping within the continental U.S. For complete details on our remanufacturing process, just click here: http://www.ecudirect.com/aboutus/

If you want to order one outright, just get me that number off your current unit.

If you have any additional questions, please e-mail me or call me toll-free at 1.888.888.1417 ext. 100. You can also order by phone if you'd like, or via our secure website.

Best Regards,

Chuck Farrell
Parts Specialist
www.ECUDirect.com

----- Original Message -----
From: Adam Vazquez Kb2Jpd
To: [email protected]
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005
Subject: Re: Type of ECU

Hello from Adam

I have a 1996 Land Rover Discovery whose last VIN numbers are TA*********.
I tried using your lookup table and it was rather confusing. Which
model ECU is appropriate for this model Land Rover? How much would be a
repair of the old ECU. It specifically does not read the O2 sensors.

Adam Vazquez
[email protected]
 
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