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Jaunoff



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Scotland 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Mauritius Blue
Limp mode - fuel issue (intermittent)

Has anyone had in fuel tank problems ?
My mate has a 2014 td4 , I have a 2014 sd4 auto . My friends car goes into limp mode , he puts fuel in and its ok until he uses half a tank . I have searched online and think it has something to do with one/both fuel sensors in the tank , thus not transferring fuel to the pump side . I have checked the terminal on top of the tank and sprayed them with electrical cleaner .

I also read you have to remove the prop shaft and fuel tank in order to remove the pump , is this correct ?

Many thanks ,

Jaunoff .

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IanMetro



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White

The early FL2s had a recall to fix limp mode caused by tank gauge wiring.

https://www.freel2.com/forum/topic12990-120.html

The FL2 will go into Limp Mode to protect the Fuel Pump from running dry, if it suspects a very low fuel state. -- note -- I said suspects -- so even a false reading will limit power.

Lots on forum

https://www.freel2.com/forum/search.php?se...rch_time=0 FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles) (MY2011)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 76k+ miles) (MY2015)

Post #442219 2nd Jun 2024 7:55 pm
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Jaunoff



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Hi Ian ,
Thank you for replying , I had a quick look , and most are about faulty fuel gauges , my friends FL2 is 14 reg and does not have a faulty gauge , I suspect the fuel transfer pump or sensor/wiring . As long as he keeps it above half full he has no issues with it . He is not well and I would like to sort it - if I can .

Thanks again ,

Jaunoff.

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IanMetro



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Thanks for update.

My my real point was that the 'Limp Home' is the normal reaction of FL2 to 'thinking' that it is getting low on fuel.

If its intermittent then I think that a bit of pushing and pulling of the loom and connectors might be worth doing, and watch the fuel gauge. It may be even a dodgy/corroded pin on the connectors.

I think the clue is - does filling car the car with fuel immediately cure 'Limp Home' mode.

---- Note to Forum -- Has anyone else heard of a Late Model FL2 that has experienced 'Low Indicated' fuel problems? -- FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles) (MY2011)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 76k+ miles) (MY2015)

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WhiskyLassie



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This is what I have just done today.

I took 20L of fuel out of the tank at least and it would do the same. To get to it I would say isn't fun but not difficult. Had to drop exhaust, prop and fuel tank, be aware when removing fuel tank the heat shield bracket can get stuck behind haldex Smile

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