• Tiny
  • jmoore911
  • 2004 Land Rover Discovery 3

Steering problem
2004 Land Rover Discovery 3 V8 All Wheel Drive Automatic 70000 miles

Took my rover in to get its ECU, and a coolant gasket replaced.

Picked it up got about 6 miles away and all of my ECU problem lights popped back on. On the way home my steering got a bit tight. I get home called the shop that worked on my car told them what happened and they told me to bring in back in the morning.

Anyways. Trying to make a long story short.

They say the ECU they replaced "messed" up or somthing. And it just so happens my power steering hose busted the same time as my ECU fault was picked up.

You know what I want to know.

Do you
have the same problem?
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 AT 2:28 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Dave H
  • Expert
  • 13,547 posts

The faulty ECU will have no affect on power steering function and did not cause the blow out of the hose.

The major steering components comprise an impact absorbing telescopic steering column, a Power Assisted Steering (PAS) box, a PAS pump, and fluid reservoir. Hydraulic fluid from the fluid reservoir is filtered and then supplied through the suction line to the inlet on the PAS pump. The PAS pump supplies fluid to the steering box through a pressure line routed above the front cross member. Fluid returns to the reservoir along the same route through a return line. On left drive vehicles the pipe route above the front cross member is still used, the length of pipe acting as an oil cooler.
To minimize driver's injury in the event of an accident the steering system has a number of safety features including a collapsible steering column. An additional safety feature is an air bag located in the steering wheel.

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Sunday, September 12th, 2010 AT 6:34 PM

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