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What does this symbol of a car balancing on two wheels mean?

I am completely sure that it is a rollover warning label. (source: c-suvs.com) It is an official symbol, at least in the US, and it became required by the NHTSA on SUVs around 1999. From the LA Times,...
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Can I leave my car on a jack for several days?

Leaving the car jacked for a long time is very risky: remember jacks are designed with systems for lifting and lowering a load. Some use hydraulics, other a screw type system but all of them works ...
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What is this sticker on the coolant expansion tank trying to tell me?

There are two kinds of coolant long life and conventional. Conventional coolant uses silicate salts as a "preservative" per se. They help to reduce corrosion and what not. Long life coolant uses ...
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Can I leave my car on a jack for several days?

There's a difference between a jack and a jack stand. I've left vehicles on jack stands for days, even weeks, but a jack, regardless of type, is prone to failure: they are designed to raise and ...
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Remove the body on a Discovery 3 just to replace turbo?

The turbo on the Discovery 3&4 CAN be removed without removing the body, anyone telling you otherwise are simply not a skilled mechanic or are trying to rip you off by charging you for loads and ...
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What does this symbol of a car balancing on two wheels mean?

I'm pretty sure this symbol is suggesting there is a roll over hazard with the vehicle. The sticker you have shown seems to be the one on the back of the visor. It has to be one of the most useless ...
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Defender Right Indicator Incorrectly Canceling while Turning Right

Troubleshooting: Pull out the rubber seal between the indicator stalk and the housing for the steering column and stalks. If this fixes the problem that means that the rubber is pulling down the ...
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A tale of two diffs: which one needs more TLC?

All three - front, back and transfer box/centre diff. As it's a permanent 4WD system, all three diffs are in constant use, so if you've got no record of them being changed, it's probably worth doing ...
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How can I troubleshoot a U0208 DTC code on a 2009 Land Rover LR2?

According to this site, this is a "lost connection" issue with "Seat Control Module A." Find the location of the control module, make sure it's plugged in and that there's no corrosion at the ...
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Can I leave my car on a jack for several days?

Having had several land rovers, if your jack is under the spring plate then it should be fine and not slip. If you have a couple of solid blocks then put them under the axle as well and lower down to ...
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Is it a problem to use synthetic ATF as power steering fluid on the Land Rover LR3?

From what I'm reading on various Land Rover forums, the dealer-recommended fluid, Texaco Cold Climate Fluid #14315, is a mineral-oil based fluid. Since this fluid is/was difficult to obtain, many of ...
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How can I swap wires/pins on generic aftermarket O2 sensors?

Yes, it is possible to swap the pins on the female connectors. You must be very careful not to break the little plastic tooth that holds the metal pin in the connector. First, carefully pry out the ...
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RPM low in D and R, on a hill the car is sluggish, on a very steep hill the car won't move at all

I'm going to suggest you may have a vacuum leak of some sort. That would be between the throttle body and where the air enters the engine at the heads. This could be in the intake manifold or at any ...
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How do I install a "Mister Bean lock" that's effective and prevents water intrusion?

Nothing says style like having external locks on your truck, but I've committed worse sins. I'm not going to comment on the legalities, external locks are common on delivery vans so I'm assuming it's ...
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Can an A/C system cool with just 20-30% charge?

In most systems, and I'm sure your LR4 is typical, there is a low pressure switch that will shut off the compressor after a minute or two if there is too little refrigerant in the system. After ...
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How are there '16 plate Land Rover Defenders?

The plate is based on the date of first registration of the vehicle. Point to note, before a vehicle is registered it is classed as goods and moving brand new un-registered cars on a truck with trade ...
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**SOLVED** Right head lamp full beam not working

I would check all the wires that connect right headlight, then if there is nothing wrong, maybe see a electrical mechanic...
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How can I swap wires/pins on generic aftermarket O2 sensors?

I would go to a scrap yard and find those connectors on a scrap vehicle and make up a "crossing" adapter to fit between these O2 sensors and the vehicle connector. The cheaper ones, apparently have a ...
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Land Rover Defender L316 2.4TCDi starts and stalls almost immediately does not idle

There seems to be a couple of common things with the Puma that cause a non start. Fuel Pressure Relief Valve which is on the high pressure pump Fuel Metering solenoid which is on the fuel rail ...
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How can I troubleshoot a U0208 DTC code on a 2009 Land Rover LR2?

I found this resource by searching on the terms "u0208 land rover." The linked document provides a step-by-step troubleshooting procedure. Try working through it and post a more specific question if ...
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