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Half an hour ago my rover (96 Disco SE) did something really weird...I unlocked the car with my remote as usual, stepped in and put the key into the ignition and when i turned it, ABSOLUTELY nothing happened under the hood...there was NOO sound at all...the only thing that came on were the usual lights that come on for a couple seconds on the dash, turned the key off, then tried again and yet AGAIN!....third time it finally turned on LIKE nothing!...i willl say that the battery i got on there isnt the Rover's...but still!...that was mad weird...never had that happen before. Any ideas?
 

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Holy poopoo!! :eek: I had the exact same thing happen to me yesterday morning. I don't look any of my Rovers at night but it happened on my 95 D1. I guess it's a LR thing! Go figure.
 

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AH crap..haha...i mean, obviously there is power being distributed because the lights on the dash light up like usual... i thought it had something to do with the alarm but i had already unlocked the door thus deactivating it.
 

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It sounds like the Gear Position Sensor is playing up. Jiggle the gear shift at the same time you turn on the ignition and see if it will get you started.
 

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It sounds like the Gear Position Sensor is playing up. Jiggle the gear shift at the same time you turn on the ignition and see if it will get you started.
Agree 100%. Mine has done that before and it was in fact the gear selector. Strange as that might be. Just wiggle it back into park, should do the trick.
 

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Well, mine does that too, except I have a 5-speed. It has not done it in a while, but none the less it happens about 2 times a year. I thought it was just the immobiliser acting up. :dunno: I just pull the key out, and put it in again, and everything is ok. But believe me, scared the poo! out of me too! :eek:
 

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My defender did this every now and then and I have neither the gear selector switch or a car alarm. Same symptomes no start but enough power to light the dash and work the central door locking (AfterM). I removed the battery terminals gave everything a scrape with wire brush and a spray of wd40 put it all back toghther again and the problem has gone. The termninals were tight and did not apear to have corosion I was clutching at straws when I tried this but that was over a year ago now and the problem has not returned.
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No One Mentioned It But It Could Be The Early Stages Of A Starter Going South, I Have Seen It Happen After Some Cool Mornings With Some Land Rovers, Just A Thought? Good Luck
 

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NICE SIG LRR219... :rolleyes:
 

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LRR, in my case when the starter does engage I don't have any power going to the fuel pump or the coil, that's why I think it's a problem with the immobilizer and not the starter. What do u think?
 

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LRR, in my case when the starter does engage I don't have any power going to the fuel pump or the coil, that's why I think it's a problem with the immobilizer and not the starter. What do u think?
YOU SAY ITS TURNING OVER OR NOT DOING ANYTHING? I READ THAT ONLY THE LIGHTS ARE COMING ON, IF ITS TURNING OVER AND NO FUEL, I WOULD SAY ITS THE IMMOBILIZER AS WELL. :dunno:
 

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Yeah thats what happened...only lights on the dash, the Starter didnt even TRY to do any starting, i dont know if the Fuel pump on our trucks can be heard (like on my previous 65 Stang where you can hear the fuel pump a block away before turning the ignition the whole way)...so i took out the key, put it back in and works Perfect!
 

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Gear position sensor, yes, commom problem. Could also be a ground, or a starter "on its way out, as posted above. You should also check your grounds. My Landy has done the same thing on occasion, but has never failed. Thank You, LRW
 
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