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  • JMalarkey
    JMalarkey - 2011 Land Rover LR2 - Brakes - 12/3/2014
    Parking brake does not disengage when handle is realeased
    Situation first occurred about a year ago and occurs only infrequently and intermittently but, it seems, most often when the vehicle has been left standing for an extended period of time (e.g., a week or so) with the parking brake engaged. When handle is released, ...
     
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  • JMalarkey
    JMalarkey - 2012 Land Rover LR2 - Brakes - 12/3/2014
    Parking brake does not disengage when handle is realeased
    Situation first occurred about a year ago and occurs only infrequently and intermittently but, it seems, most often when the vehicle has been left standing for an extended period of time (e.g., a week or so) with the parking brake engaged. When handle is released, ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Land Rover Discovery - Brakes - 10/30/2013
    Brakes bind ansd seize after 5 minutes of use. What do you suppose could be the problem?
    Replaced Master Cylinder with a "NEW" one and bled lines about 10 times to make sure there was no air in the system. Brakes start to sieze and lock after about 5 minutes or 10-20 times of using the break pedal. Started to occur recently after replacing the Master ...
     
    • John's Auto Repair
      10/30/2013 John's Auto Repair
      Are all the brakes siezing-up? You can usually tell which brakes are binding by feeling each wheel.
      The ones that are binding will be MUCH HOTTER than the others.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Land Rover Discovery - Brakes - 10/26/2013
    Brakes started to lock and sieze, What do you suppose could be the issue?
    Replaced Master Cylinder with a "NEW" one and bled lines about 10 times to make sure there was no air in the system. Brakes start to sieze and lock after about 5 minutes or 10-20 times of using the break pedal. Started to occur recently after replacing the Master ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/26/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Try removing the vacuum assist hose and plug the vacuum end of the hose and see if the problem continues for a long road test, but careful, because obviously the brake pedal will be very hard to press now without the assist. if the brakes stop locking up then suspect that the booster or the booster check valve is defective and causing the brakes to be applied. Another thing to try is unbolt the master and leave all lines attached. Put washer behind the mounting ears of the master and then road test it (vacuum still attached. See what you get now. Update the post. Not bench bleeding the master is not the cause here
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Land Rover Discovery - Brakes - 10/16/2013
    What can be the issue when the brake light stay on even if you are not pressing the brake pedal down?
    Brake lights stay on at all times.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/16/2013 HouseCallAuto
      The brake light switch at the top of the brake pedal ass'y has come out of it's holder or is out of adjustment (partially come out of it's holder) or the switch is junk / broken and needs replace.
  • vett522
    vett522 - 1999 Land Rover Range Rover - Brakes - 6/4/2013
    Is to dangerous to replace the brake accumulator as it is under high pressure?
     
    • Jimm
      6/4/2013 Jimm
      Are you referring to the master cylinder power brake booster? if yes, the brake booster unit mounted behind the master cylinder - under the hood - is not under high pressure. Only an engine vacuum when the engine is running (and no vacuum leaks are present) - probably around 15 - 20 PSI.

      Once the engine is off, the brake master cylinder can be safely drained of some of the brake fluid using a turkey baster or hand held vacuum pump. Then once the brake master cylinder is unbolted and out of the way - the brake booster unit can be safely removed from the master cylinder mounting.

      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse, www.carpartswarehouse.com, or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts. For example (they) RockAuto list the power brake booster (minus the master cylinder) from around $304.00 for your vehicle.
    • HouseCallAuto
      6/4/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Yes it is dangerous, that is why they have a decal on it that says something to that effect (or is it affect) ?
  • e32selah
    e32selah - 2008 Land Rover LR2 - Brakes - 3/17/2013
    Can you tell me what is causing noise from right front wheel when braking lightly?
    At about 25 mph, I hit a curb after sliding on ice. After that, I bought new tires and they had no trouble balancing wheels. No sign that an alignment was needed, but the tire shop said they would recheck in 5k miles. Noise continues in a pulsating, rubbing manner ...
     
    • spanionneo
      3/17/2013 spanionneo
      Since it's not pulling to either side, we can exclude the health of the brake calipers. Given that these symptoms were born after a minor accident, it's very likely that you have bent your drive axle or your wheel bearing. Symptoms of humming, vibration, and speed dependent noise, i would make the educated guess that you have damaged your wheel bearing and a new one is required. Wish you the best :)
  • ahmedyusuf
    ahmedyusuf - 2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Brakes - 1/15/2013
    Why is my park brake flashing red
    Giving me park brake switch is off
     
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  • taiwo.akinseye
    taiwo.akinseye - 1999 Land Rover Range Rover - Brakes - 1/12/2013
    What is wrong with my brakes when i apply the brakes need to pump before it works
     
    • Jimm
      1/12/2013 Jimm
      Usually this condition indicates a worn / faulty brake master cylinder. These are easy to replace - check the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for the specific steps. Be sure to perform a bench bleed to the master cylinder - to remove the residual air - before the installation.

      Try these websites; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.partsgeek.com or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts.
  • alex
    alex - 2001 Land Rover Discovery - Brakes - 12/4/2012
    Abs light reset?
    And light stays on
     
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  • randy65branham
    randy65branham - 2002 Land Rover Range Rover - Brakes - 11/14/2012
    Abs and tracktion control light is on
     
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  • greywriter00
    greywriter00 - 1998 Land Rover Discovery - Brakes - 10/30/2012
    Stuck in park! Help! It worked fine on Thursday, but then when I tried to go to work Friday it wouldnt shift out of park
    So my '98 rover Discovery is stuck in park. Brake lights are all good, but wont come on when break is pressed or when the brake switch is engaged (i have even checked to ensure that it works) Brake switch works fine Brakes are newish but work perfectly Turns on ...
     
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  • greywriter00
    greywriter00 - 1998 Land Rover Discovery - Brakes - 10/30/2012
    Stuck in park! Help! It worked fine on Thursday, but then when I tried to go to work Friday it wouldnt shift out of park
    So my '98 rover Discovery is stuck in park. Brake lights are all good, but wont come on when break is pressed or when the brake switch is engaged (i have even checked to ensure that it works) Brake switch works fine Brakes are newish but work perfectly Turns on ...
     
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  • jacobriordan
    jacobriordan - 2002 Land Rover Range Rover - Brakes - 10/20/2012
    This vehicle has an electronic parking break when you try to disengage it makes a very loud noise how do I fix this
    it hasn't has recent service on the brakes and has about 100,00 miles and there is no check engine or brake lights on
     
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  • neil
    neil - 2001 Land Rover Discovery - Brakes - 10/3/2012
    I have no power brakes, it's as though I have manual brakes. I replaced the brake booster and replace front brake shoes.
    brakes shoes. I have plenty of vacuum at the booster, but the brakes are still the same, hard petal. Has anyone got any suggestions. I'm out of ideas? Neil
     
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