Discovery Tdi ABS warning light

Submitted: Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 17:28
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1997 Discovery TDi auto

The ABS warning light operates about 70% of the time, and my my friendly Landrover agent has quoted "about $1,200" to replace the vacuum pump and a wheel sensor.

This seems steep to me. Can I take it to a normal" brake repair shop and be sure they'll know what's wrong & how to fix it (for considerably less?)

PS I'm not sure, but I don't think that the ABS is effected when the light is on.

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

rob g Wollongong
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 17:44

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 17:44
Robert G
You might like to check the following websites - it might help out psa_id=10507&rcl_type=recalls+vehicle psa_id=10506&rcl_type=recalls_vehicle
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Reply By: Robert G - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 18:00

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 18:00
Thanks, I'll have a look, but I suspect that with 150k on the clock, any recall claim will be well and truly DIShonoured!!
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Reply By: Aston - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 19:02

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 19:02

It is probably a wheel sensor thats gone haywire causing the problem.

Try ringing Peter.(see attached Doc)

Peter Snieg,

I have access to be able to refurb the old sensors,
pretty much rebuild them for a changeover.
If u need anymore info ring me directly on 03 96841027.
Saving at least 75%or more..
Disco 2 changeover is around $275.00

cheers Aston

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Follow Up By: Dixo - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 19:19

Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 19:19
This happened to me twice.

It cost me $800 on each ocassion.

Wish I knew someone who coud refurbish back then.

Bottom line I became sick and tied of the constant high cost repairs and sold the bugger. I bought an 80 series landcruiser turbo diesel which was three years older and $8k more expensive.

The landcruiser is absolutely fantastic.

I now know why Land Rovers are so cheap on the 2nd hand market.

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