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Range rover ignition problems

Updated February 21, 2017

The Range Rover refers to a four-wheel drive sport utility vehicle manufactured by Land Rover in the United Kingdom. Range Rovers can develop ignition-related problems that can negatively impact engine function.

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Ignition Amplifier Module

The ignition amplifier module in a Range Rover converts magnetic impulses from the distributor to electronic signals that start the ignition coil. Heat build-up during engine idling can cause the ignition amplifier module to stop and start, resulting in engine stalling. Loose wire connections on Range Rover ignition amplifier modules can also lead to poor gas mileage and stalling.

Ignition Pickup Module

The Range Rover ignition pickup module turns the ignition coil off and on and controls the flow of current through the ignition coil. The base plate next to the vacuum advance device in the Range Rover can move during normal operation, causing the ignition pickup module wires to press against the rubber seating and ultimately snap, resulting in engine hesitation and starting problems.

Mechanical Timing Advance Mechanism

The Range Rover's mechanical timing advance mechanism in the distributor can seize, resulting in impaired engine starting and poor performance. This seizing often occurs due to lack of proper lubrication.

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