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Bughyman



Member Since: 23 Nov 2018
Location: Uk
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2007 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Auto Caspian Blue
Throttle body kit

Hello everyone, I’m new to this forum ,just registered.... obviously I have an issue with my LR2 2007 auto: I’ve got home tonight and when turn off the engine I’ve heard a tapping sound !!! Very unusual and loud.... looking on forum I’m almost certain that is the throttle body, my question really is if it’s safe to drive to my garage which is 10 mile away?. May thanks

Post #360981 23rd Nov 2018 8:31 pm
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Andy131



Member Since: 09 Dec 2009
Location: Manchester
Posts: 1299

United Kingdom 

Safe, yes, you cannot do any damage to the car.

There are three possible failure modes:
1) it will fail wide open - great the car will drive as normal.
2) It will fail closed - your stuck as the engine will not start, or may just about tick-over, but will no be driveable.
3) It will fail partially open - car will start but with reduced performance anywhere between 5% and 95% depending on where exactly it is when it failed.

Our died, the AA rammed a screwdriver through it to force it open, and I drove like that for 3 weeks until I had the time to replace it. Tangiers Orange - gone, missing her
Replaced by Ewok what a mistake - now a happy Disco Sport owner

Post #360994 24th Nov 2018 12:46 am
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dorsetfreelander



Member Since: 20 Jul 2013
Location: Dorset
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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Loire Blue

I believe that the main job of the throttle body on a diesel is to help stop the engine when you switch off. 3 x FL1 2 manual + 1 auto no real problems
FL2 S 08 reg 100k no problems
FL2 S 10 reg Gearbox, clutch, throttle body, drive shaft, steering reservoir
FL2 GS 60 reg xfer box, diff and wheel bearings
FL2 GS 11 reg gearbox ,hesitation, exhaust sensors, wiper stalk,
FL2 XS 14 reg SD4 Auto , door lock problem @ 29k

Post #361000 24th Nov 2018 9:24 am
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