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My car is a Land Rover Freelander 2 HSE TD4 2008.

On Monday 26th August my car broke down, on the road from Lourdes towards Pau, in France. The traffic was slow. The previous day we had journeyed from Andorra to Lourdes across the mountain passes of the Pyrenees. During this part of the
Journey, the car gave a little shudder, twice. I thought nothing of it.

When the car broke down, it was simply a case of the engine cutting out, and the car rolling forward to a standstill, with no power steering and no power assisted braking. An immediate attempt to restart the car, at the side of the road failed. After 5 mins , I tried again and the car started as normal and off we drove. Five minutes later, the engine cut out again, and we glided to the side of the road. An immediate attempt to restart the car failed, again. But, wait five minutes, and off we drove with the engine sounding quite normal. I decided to drive into the next garage A.S.A.P. We found a Norauto garage ( a bit like a a few miles down the road. I parked the car near the service bays, and the manager kindly let his engineers work on the car. A mechanic drove the car into the workshop. There seemed to br nothing wrong with the car. No error codes were detected. Then the car just stopped. No error codes. Then 3 mechanics got to work. I authorised the fitting of a new Diesel fuel filter, just in case the Shell top grade fuel I bought in Andorra was dirty. The fuel was pulled through by a machine, and the engine re started. The TDC sensor was pulled off, cleaned and replaced. The fuel flow from the diesel tank was checked by removing the feed to the filter and throttling the engine. It was OK. All seemed to be good. So I drove round the industrial estate and back to the garage, and then we set off for our campsite. The cut out happened again and then we set off again (after the 5 minutes rest) and finally the engine cut out on a roundabout. So, we called the RAC European Assistance number.

The car was taken to a garage in Pau, France, by a recovery truck. The garage there said it was working properly. After all, it was driven off the recovery vehicle by their mechanic. No error codes on the OBD11 reader. Your car is working fine, said the mechanic. Just wait, I told the mechanics. A few minutes later, the engine just stopped. The mechanic tried to restart the engine. I said he needed to wait 5-10 minutes, and it will fire up just like normal, and it did.

The above scenario was repeated at a Diesel/Bosch specialist (but, not a proper Land Rover Garage), in Tarbes, near the Pyrenees. They quoted €900 to change the fuel pump and replace the fuel filter. This was changed to €850 when I informed them the Filter was change the day before! Anyway, the fuel pump was changed, and that did not solve the problem (but charged €1200 ish ). Apparently, they also removed and tested the High Pressure Fuel Pump, and removed and tested the Fuel Injectors .... ????

So, is anyone out there who can tell me what is wrong with my car, and how to fix it?

On Friday 25th October, my car was repatriated, and is now on my drive.

So, is anyone out there who can tell me what is wrong with my car, and how to fix it?

I would be most grateful for any thoughts on this unsolvable problem. Richard :blub: 🙇:cry:
 

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In all honesty this sounds like it’s above my pay grade... but then again so is everything until I figure it out.
If it was my vehicle, I would use a device that could record live data streams from the engine ECU and other pertinent ECUs, and see if anything noteworthy is happening at time of death.
If it’s not throwing codes, then it doesn’t know it’s doing anything wrong, which means you’ll have to put on your detective hat.
Something stupid like a failed or failing ignition switch could cause the car to cut off, but to the computers it would look like you turned it off with the key.
 

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Thanks Reverend ! Yes this is a tricky problem to solve. I'm taking my Freelander 2 to a well established Land Rover expert, who, hopefully will be able to diagnose the problem. I'll ask him to do a live data stream. I'm thinking that maybe there is a faulty sensor, relay or switch ..... Richard
 

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Thanks Reverend ! Yes this is a tricky problem to solve. I'm taking my Freelander 2 to a well established Land Rover expert, who, hopefully will be able to diagnose the problem. I'll ask him to do a live data stream. I'm thinking that maybe there is a faulty sensor, relay or switch ..... Richard
Hi Richard, did you ever get the issue identified and resolved? My FL2 also giving the very same problems. Changed the CPS as the code was showing this at fault the everything was ok for a week or 2 then now it does not start. Would be interested to hear what your fault was so I can start to look in same area.
 
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