something seems to be drawing power from my battery on disco3 when it is turned off. In the morning the car is showing a transmission fault and is sometimes slow to start up but when you drive during the day and start it agains say at lunch time the fault does not appear suggesting that the fault appears due to the drop in battery voltage. It seems to be worse when the weather is cold. Does anybody have any ideas-please?
Country: United KingdomMake: Land RoverModel: Discovery Series IIYear: 2005
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Can you tell me if anything at all has been done at the vehilce of late - and if this problem has just started - out of the blue as it were? Plus - have you done or had anything done, in a bod to cure this at all ?
.. in a bid to cure this....?
The car completely stopped on me a couple of weeks ago, everything was dead. It was a very cold day. It has since had a new battery but this went flat in a couple of days. The garage charged it up and took it for a 20 mile run and put it on a diagnostic machine, they could find no fault. But in the morning hdc and 'transmission fault reduce traction' appears. I'm assuming this is due to the drop in voltage on the battery triggering these faults warningsas the diagnostic machine could not find any. It is like something is stuck on and seems to be worse when its cold.
Hello again - thank you for your reply and info..Ok , you need to have the charging system checked out fully ... because the alternator would appear to be at fault either not charging the battery properly / fully as it should - or, that its faulty in that it is draining the battery when its stopped and left.You mentioned that it cut out on you - and that is indicative of a faulty alternator.. a faulty alternator in this way will actually stall an engine ....and then the vehicle wont restart as you have a flat battery. The battery wont discharge on its own while driving - but it can be that its not charging as mentioned..Your symptoms do point fully to a fault here with the alternator.... so thats what I strongly suspect here... and too - as you say, with those lights coming on - I dont feel from what you have said, that it is actually a cause of the fault rather, a symptom..result if you like..So do that - have all that checked... again too - as you have had a new battery..it does all point to that... I Sincerely XXXXX XXXXX have helped you - but do ask me if you need anything more..
Kind Rgds, MIKE
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