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Apparently my LR4 is really upset about it's upcoming roommate

Discussion in 'LR4' started by PaulLR3, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. PaulLR3

    PaulLR3 Full Access Member

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    I'm driving my LR4 about an hour from home and I see an incoming call from my salesperson at the LR dealer. I answer the call over Bluetooth and learn that my new Defender has arrived a month early. Apparently the LR4 heard the conversation as about 10 minutes later I see the angry red battery and red triangle light up on the dashboard. So I know the alternator has checked-out and I have whatever charge is left in the battery to get somewhere. I shut off the heated steering wheel and seat. My destination target is a different LR dealer about 20 minutes away. 5 minutes away I see the ABS and traction control lit up, then transmission fault, suspension fault, 30 mph max speed, then full "Christmas tree of death" as I crawl into the dealership. Then it dies. I actually bought our other LR4 here. As expected, no loaner cars available and they can't even look at my LR4 until next Thursday. At least I can pick up my Defender this weekend.
     
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    SMH at the magical Land Rover timing of this...
     
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    That's crazy! Good luck!
     
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    must the week of of failing alternators.
    i created a thread just a few days ago about the exact same thing.
     
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    I was just thinking that I’ve been seeing a ton of failing alternators on this forum. Besides low voltage, what are the signs or symptoms to watch for? Or is this just something to change out at X miles (maybe 80K-100K)?
     
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    No signs of mine failing, until it was too late.
    I checked for any codes about 1 month prior (just for "fun") using IID tool, and nothing came up.

    It was original, 145k, and had an oil leak dripping onto it about 5 months ago, which was fixed after about 1 week of noticing the issue.

    for the $350 part (Denso) and 2 hrs of time it takes to change, id say maybe a 150k service part based on my experience.

    I will be waiting 1 week for the part while the truck is laid up. combine that with the inconvenience of possibly being stranded, less than $350 is worth it to be preventative.
     
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    I was looking at my service history and mine was replaced at 45k by a previous owner, when mine died the other week my truck had 130k on it. I think these may be 75k replacement items... Which for $350 isn't bad and given the sudden failure of this part and how it renders the trucks undrivable.
     
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    Wow. Maybe I was on borrowed time with mine. 2x the age and it had an oil bath in its life.
     
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    Yeah I was planning on buying this OEM Denso from FCP Euro because it comes with a lifetime warranty and swapping it out at my leisure but my rover had other plans and I ended up having it towed to a shop and having them replace it for a lot more because I just don't have time right now to do it.

    https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/land-rover-alternator-denso-lr023421g
     
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    Twist: The oil bath doubled its life.
     
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