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Old May 29th, 2005, 01:24 AM
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check engine light.

I just bought a defender 90 1994 69,000.00 miles and the check engine light is came on.. I am very handy with trucks and cars but never owned a defender before.. btw i love it.. what would the check engine light mean.. and do i need to take it to a dealer or can i fix the problem... thanks for you help......spencer
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Old May 29th, 2005, 07:51 AM
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The yellow check engine light means the computer is throwing an error code from one of the sensors. The code is displayed in a little black box in the passenger footwell. You have to remove an access panel to see it if you have A/C. The procedure for checking and resetting the codes are listed on this site under the FAQ section of this site, and various other places that are easily found by Google.
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Old May 29th, 2005, 07:53 AM
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check engine light

OH MY GOD BIG TROUBLE.
only kidding.look under passenger side by computor,dash or under seat. look for red box.leave key on & there will be number on it post it next message.
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Old May 29th, 2005, 12:50 PM
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Thanks So Much For Getting Back To Me.. I Bought This Car From Texas And Go Screwed..he Told Me The Car Wsa In Great Shape.. No Problems.etc. Tried To Send Car Back But Would Not Give Me My Money. Anyway The Boxes On The Passengrers Side Iar Two.. One Sits On The Right Panel Electronic Injection Control Uint Code 1294 . The Other Box Half The Size Is On The Floor With Wires Going To It.. Ronge Rover On Board Diagnostic Display Number On It Are 7067, Prc 17em , 8508a, And 0894 .. Thanks For Your Help.. Spencer Vogel.... I Will Return The Favor....
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Hmmm, I don't think those are the right numbers. What you are looking for is a little dark red box, and when the key is in the on position 2 numbers will light up (2 seven segment LED display) on the broad side of the box. If you are sitting in the passenger seat look at you feet, the look to the right on the same wall that the door is on, the box should be mounted about there.

Check out this thread for pics

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...light=ECU+code

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Actually, you've got the right one in there. The "diagnostic display" box has a 2-digit LED readout inside it, which will show the trouble code. The actual readout is INSIDE that box and there is no viewing window at all. The plastic is actually semi-translucent, so you might be able to read the LED without having to open it up. Otherwise, you might need to pop the cover off the case to read it.

The Check Engine codes only relate to the EFI computer, and usually it's nothing major to fix... generally just a sensor or something easy.

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Old May 30th, 2005, 12:09 AM
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Hans Your Right The Code Displayed Was 44.. The Car Came Without A Manual.. So I Just Ordered One.. I Hope It Will Be In There.. Thanks So Much.. Spencer Vogel..... Also I Have Fluid Coming Out Around My Inside Of The Right Passenger Tire.. The Tire Guy (just Had To Put New Times Said It Was My Calliper.. Could Be But Break Fluid Looks Good.. I Know It Some Type Of Fulid And Not On Any Of The Other Inside Rims.. Because I Pulled All Trired Off.. All Sugestions.. Also No Pulling When I Hit The Breaks.. The Break Light Is On.. But Not With The Emergency Break On.. I Did Notice On The Rear Left Calliper The Is A Sensor But Ther Is Just A Black Round Plug Comming Off The Calliper Female But Not Connecting To Anything.. Any Advice.. Thamls Agian Spencer.. And Thanks To All Who Have Helped Me..
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http://www.fourfold.org/LR_FAQ/Defen...ult.Codes.html

Sorry you got screwed by a seller, most Defender guys aren't like that.
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Take a look at the fluid and see if it is gear oil (which smells) or brake fluid. It could very well be that you have a leaky axle seal (I had one recently) which is letting your diff fluid leak out. It is a pretty easy fix--my seals cost about $18 or so when I did mine.
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Lets take this one at a time

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Hans Your Right The Code Displayed Was 44.. The Car Came Without A Manual.. So I Just Ordered One.
Code 44 - Lambda sensor A - left bank, I would check the wires running from the ECU to the O2 sensor (lambda sensor) and make sure they are good. I would also reset the ECU to see if the code comes back. Sometimes the ECU will throw a code because the sensor got wet or something.

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Also I Have Fluid Coming Out Around My Inside Of The Right Passenger Tire.. The Tire Guy (just Had To Put New Times Said It Was My Calliper.. Could Be But Break Fluid Looks Good.. I Know It Some Type Of Fulid And Not On Any Of The Other Inside Rims.. Because I Pulled All Trired Off.. All Sugestions..
Like Chris said, allot of the time the fluid is from the diff, and it's due to a bad axle seal. Is the rotor covered? Or is it just the tire? If it is comming from the axle/diff then the rotor will be covered and if it is the Caliper then it should drip down from the caliper, I would clean it all and have someone pump the breaks to see if they leak.

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.. Also No Pulling When I Hit The Breaks.. The Break Light Is On.. But Not With The Emergency Break On.. I Did Notice On The Rear Left Calliper The Is A Sensor But Ther Is Just A Black Round Plug Comming Off The Calliper Female But Not Connecting To Anything.. Any Advice.. Thamls Agian Spencer.. And Thanks To All Who Have Helped Me..
The break light comes on for 2 reasons, if the break fluid is low or if the park break is pulled. I would check the break fluid level and if that is OK then it sounds like the park break wire is on backwards.

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I don't know if the diff seal you guys are referring to is also the swivel ball seal (in my mind they are two different things). But, if the oil is coming out from around the shiny swivel ball, then you probably have a bad swivel ball seal. This is fairly common on D-90's also. The dealer offers some grease for the swivel ball instead of the oil that they used to use. The grease stays in there better cause it's thicker. Some people have gotten away with just replacing the oil with grease and others (like me) have had to replace the swivel seal also. IMO, it's god advice to just repalce the seal at the same time you do the grease.
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Just a further note on the brake system. (Which is ONLY a parking brake, NOT an emergency brake. DON'T pull when moving. VERY important to know).

THe parking brake is actually a drum mounted to the back of the transfer case, and not the rear wheels like most other cars. Not sure what the sensor is at the back wheels, but I know it's not for the parking brake. The dashboard light for the parking brake is controlled by a switch in the brake lever. The wire gets disconnected pretty easily, especially when you take the floormats out to clean them. I never even bothered to reconnect mine.

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P.S. I hate fixing problems from the dealership too, if you want to know how bad you can be screwed by a dealership.... I've got a nice big list of my own to share with you. I know how you feel.
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Old May 31st, 2005, 12:21 PM
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The calipers can and do leak. I just replaced one of mine on the rear. I just cut the wires off the pads, as my '94 doesn't have connectors either. I assume they are abs for a '97 or other rovers.

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i believe its a wear sensor.
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yea makes sense. not sure what I was thinking. Either way, my pos doesn't have any use for em
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