Mechanics

HELP DIAGNOSING PROBLEM

2003 Land Rover Discovery

Engine Mechanical problem
2003 Land Rover Discovery V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 96,000 miles

the engine will start to tick after it has warmed up in a very short time.3-5 mins, it doesnt do it while driving, that started a few days after I purchased vehichle. I had some oil leak repairs done after I started hearing the noise. It also had a hesiitation when accelerated in the beginning too. After I picked the vehichle up from the mechanic.A few days, I was idling and it just shut off, then it kept doing this within a 1 hour time frame, 3 times, then right before my destination it did it while driving. Each time I would turn the truck off and wait a few minutes before trying to start it back up, it didnt take long for it to start up again, 3-4 tries, I it kept taking longer to restart each time. I have had it parked since 4-5 days and have started it each day, it has started each time. Im unsure what the problem is, I appreciate any help or advice you could give me, thank you for your time. Rodney, will donate when I receive response, thanks again. Does it sound like a lifter problem?
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Kathyn
December 19, 2009.




Start by checking the fuel injectors. They can be quite noisy on this vehicle and sound just like a lifter fault. They tend to be a little more noisy when faulty ! With vehicle idleing. Unplug each injector wire connector in turn (one at a time) see if you can isolate the noise? If the noise goes away when you unplug one, then thats the bad one !. The CEL/MIL may come on during this testing causing misfire codes

Dave H
Jan 5, 2010.


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