Problems With the LR3

SoCal66

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From what I understand, there are a few components to check for the suspension faults.
1. compressor
2. ride height sensors, one at each wheel
3. EAS valves, two of them, one at front and rear
4. EAS shocks themselves, one at each wheel of course.
5. General British quirkyness.

Did I miss something?

Any of those could be leaking or failing.
You should invest in a good code reader, there are a few available. It will tell you which is at fault.

I use the iLand, here's the review.
I replaced the rear left ride height sensor and installed a new wiring harness at the same time. So far no more faults! ::fingers crossed:: Thanks for the input to all.
 

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Hello, just bought a 08 LR3 HSE that looks and feels to have been dealer maintined for it's 159K lifetime, 3 pages worth of Carfax services, the only items that need immediate attention is the change holder (some people put tobacco ashes in them, I've seen it done!) won't stay retracted and my nav keeps alternating between working and DVD read error. Based on what the collective knowledge is here, what service items should I be thinking of? I did get a P420 and P430 DTC on the drive home but they went away after a reset and haven't come back, I haven't checked again for pending codes.
 

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Bought a 2005 SE with 117,000. Purchased with Suspension Fault with plan to convert to coil suspension and dump the air bag system. Goodyear Tires are cracking from dry rot, transmission shifter lever replaced, nasty rusty brake rotors and worn pads replaced, tightened bolts for rear DVD console that was shaking in the ceiling, replaced pcv valve, ordered a front differential vent, did a transmission flush, filled differentials, brake light switch replaced, hood and trunk shocks replaced, changed the oil and put Eurospec Synthetic in, upgraded front lower a-arms with poly bushings. Now it is road worthy once I get a new key fob/battery so I can lock the doors. Excited to see what this bad boy can do in the mountain and snow.

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I would say the suspension bushings are my biggest beef with the LR3/LR4... plus they are a PITA to replace if the bolts rust.
 

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Poly! My 1st set of LCA polys have lasted 2x longer than all previous LR bushings and only squeaked a couple times - probably dirt.
 

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My Landrover LR3 2008 SE style V8 has the front driver seat play back and forth.

When accelerating the seat moves just slightly I'd say 2-3 mm back and it's enough to feel a little concerned when accelerating.

Has anybody experienced play forward/back issues on Landrover front passenger or driver seat?

Picture of what this type of seat looks like generally speaking.

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I'm nearing 90k miles on my 2005. It has not had a transmission flush or differential flush yet. I haven't noticed much in transmission shifts or noise, but I can hear a very faint winding sound when I accelerate. Is this normal as the truck is full-time 4x4? It's hard to hear the noise and can't unless you actually find it.

I would probably replace the differential, axle and transmission fluid every 60,000mi just to be on the safe side. Since like you say you are already hearing something.
 

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My Landrover LR3 2008 SE V8 has now 125,000 on it. Issue and work done:
  1. Vibration at 80-90Mi/Hr - tierods, ball joints, wheel bearing, also had the brake disk resurfaced (60$ at Les Schwann which helped reduce vibration during braking a lot!)
  2. Knocking sound driving over uneven road - sway bar bushings
  3. Battery parasitic draw (drain issue 0.7A) - car couldn't go to sleep properly so had to have the instrument cluster replaced
  4. Alternator was weak (shaft could barely be rotated once out of the car) - probably due to issues mentioned in 3 - replaced with 250AMP high output alternator, now battery finally charges and stays charged at 50% capacity or above
  5. Seat cushion cracking front driver outer side - replaced with new Landrover OEM seat cushion
  6. Didn't have a winch - got a hidden winch mount and installed a rough country 12000lb winch, synthetic rope (took tons of time cutting up the bumper cover from the inside)
  7. Had weak starting, hesitant starting, cranking over, HTC faults and weak charging faults - in addition the replacing the alternator above and battery with it, turned out replacing the starter itself and redoing all the grounding between the alternator to battery to starter did the trick
  8. Like most people here had a cracked and small leak in thermostat housing - had a full flush and corrosion protection cycle treatment done and a new thermostat body installed
  9. Various small sources and locations of corrosion - under battery tray looked like a battery from the previous owner had spewed its guts, so was left to me to remove the corrosion and repaint the whole area under the battery tray, I use rust conversion coating (permeated for everything) and then a rust black protection coating, otherwise fasteners around front fender panels and bumper and retainer metal clips rusted solidly and needed replacing
  10. Standard 100,000mi or so issue with one of the axle boots front right - was cracked so had to buy a whole new axle, didn't realize that boot rebuilt kits exist for the Landy!
  11. One or two relays had failed (windshield wiper front) - I replaced most of the relays since after 10years and me being the third owner I wanted to make sure that won't be one of an issue that I will have to deal with the next 10years
  12. Electrical faults fixed myself with parking system throwing errors and not working properly amber light - replaced parking module computer, tire pressure monitoring system fault eve though sensors where active and had battery life - replaced the TPMS module computer, windshield wiper did not start on rain - replaced the rain sensing module
 
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