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TDV8_Tommy



Member Since: 20 Feb 2019
Location: Alicante
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Spain 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Baltic Blue
4.4 TDV8 starter motor or battery...

Hi chaps,

Jumped in the Westie tonight to head to the supermarket and the car went to start as normal but instead of firing up I just got a ‘clunk’ I suspect the starter motor. I tried a couple more times to no avail, oddly though, the clock (both analogue and TFT gauge) reset themselves, the date winding back to 2009.

We live in the middle of nowhere and I’ve not got a code reader.

Does this sound like a failing battery or starter? All sorts of other faults were thrown up on the dash, such as gearbox fault.

Car ran beautifully over the weekend. Is there anything I can do to get going if it is the starter?

Thanks! 2012 4.4 TDV8 Westminster - Baltic Blue, Jet interior, 20" Shadow Chrome Supercharged alloys.

1997 P38 2.5 DSE auto - LHD - current workhorse.
1988 Vogue 3.5 EFI - Manual, gone.
2004 Volvo C70 2.0T convertible, had since new.
2007 Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Roadster/Coupé, in long term storage.

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GraemeS



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Australia 2012 Range Rover Autobiography TDV8 Bournville

The clock resetting indicates a loss of battery power. Check that the battery terminals are clean and tight.

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V8 Bob



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Ipanema Sand

Sounds like total battery drain resetting all electrics, if it was starter it is normally corrosion on terminals in solenoid causing a failure to power the starter. If it is the starter it normally starts after a few attempts ( at first at least ) I would charge battery and see if that effects a cure. If it is the battery you need an 019 AGM replacement. Some people get away without using a IId tool to advise the car it has a new battery. 2012 tdv8 Westminster arrived Jan 19

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Cam-Tech-Craig



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Sounds like battery to me... Thumbs Up

Post #536215 2nd Dec 2019 11:47pm
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TDV8_Tommy



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Spain 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Baltic Blue

Thank you very much chaps.

She is currently on charge, whilst we dust off the back-up car.

Terminals are perfect, zero corrosion.

I pray it’s just a battery!

I’ll report back any updates. 2012 4.4 TDV8 Westminster - Baltic Blue, Jet interior, 20" Shadow Chrome Supercharged alloys.

1997 P38 2.5 DSE auto - LHD - current workhorse.
1988 Vogue 3.5 EFI - Manual, gone.
2004 Volvo C70 2.0T convertible, had since new.
2007 Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Roadster/Coupé, in long term storage.

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TDV8_Tommy



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Spain 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Baltic Blue

Well, it does appear to have been the battery.

After an hour or so of charging Westie fired up immediately and ran sweetly.

I’ll be monitoring it and will replace if needed.

Thanks all 2012 4.4 TDV8 Westminster - Baltic Blue, Jet interior, 20" Shadow Chrome Supercharged alloys.

1997 P38 2.5 DSE auto - LHD - current workhorse.
1988 Vogue 3.5 EFI - Manual, gone.
2004 Volvo C70 2.0T convertible, had since new.
2007 Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Roadster/Coupé, in long term storage.

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rvbush



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Stornoway Grey

It seems to be battery silly season. Wifes fatty battery died on Sunday (looks like it's the original as well, so it hasn't done badly) so getting that replaced. Then, whilst fiddling with radio tuning on my newly picked up fatty, it decided to shut everything down due to insufficient power. Drives:
2010 FFRR TdV8 Vogue
2010 FFRR TdV8 Vogue SE
1998 BMW E36 M3 GTII
1997 BMW 328i convertible

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