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Romania 1998 Defender 110 300 Tdi SW Baltic Blue
300tdi - turn key and eventually starting

This mourning when I went to the Land Rover I started it as usual but when the glow plugs finished I turned the key to position 3 and nothing again, like a problem I had a few months ago. I decided to hold the key and after about fifteen seconds it cranked and started like normal. Any ideas as to why this is? Stuck solenoid on the starter? Started perfectly fine up until this point and started again fine this afternoon from cold. 1998 Land Rover Defender 110 County Station Wagon Cool
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Does yours have the factory fitted alarm with the two button key fob? If so, it could be failure of what is known as the 'spider unit'. This is part of the immobiliser system. They're well known for developing dry joints on the circuit board to the extent that Land Rover eventually produced a little by-pass loom that plugs in in place of the unit itself.

I had exactly the same on a 300tdi Discovery some years ago where it would, intermittently, crank but not start. 

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Romania 1998 Defender 110 300 Tdi SW Baltic Blue

Thanks for the suggestion, it does indeed have that type of alarm and I still haven't removed it for some reason. Will look into that Thumbs Up 1998 Land Rover Defender 110 County Station Wagon Cool
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Italy 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi SW Coniston Green

I had similar problems on my 1998 300Tdi.
I removed every alarm related part and put a "bypass" (you can find it on Ebay) in the black box under left seat.
No more problems!!!
You can try first with bypass. Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum

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Romania 1998 Defender 110 300 Tdi SW Baltic Blue

Thanks, will check it out, hasn't been to much of a problem lately but a permanent fix is always better than a temporary one Thumbs Up 1998 Land Rover Defender 110 County Station Wagon Cool
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Romania 1998 Defender 110 300 Tdi SW Baltic Blue

Are you on about the bypass part AMR 5956 by the way? 1998 Land Rover Defender 110 County Station Wagon Cool
1995 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 Station Wagon ~ Sold Sad
1985 Land Rover 110 ex mod project Tithonus ~ Sold Sad

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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 CSW Bonatti Grey

The most common issue with the “spider” was dry joints on the solder,
I had similar issues with my 300 tdi disco. 80" 80" 86" 88" 90"

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Italy 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi SW Coniston Green

I mean this one:
https://www.ebay.it/itm/TRIUMPH-DAYTONA-67...SwQaJXR2qK
and it seems its code is AMR5956 by the way Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum

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Italy 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi SW Coniston Green

Sorry, that's not the right one. Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum

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Romania 1998 Defender 110 300 Tdi SW Baltic Blue

No worries I found somewhere that sells one marketed as for a Land Rover, will get one and check it out. 1998 Land Rover Defender 110 County Station Wagon Cool
1995 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 Station Wagon ~ Sold Sad
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Romania 1998 Defender 110 300 Tdi SW Baltic Blue

Well its been about a week since I fitted the bypass and everything seems normal again. No delayed starts or complete failure-to-starts. There was a parking space in the local tesco that was notorious as five times I parked in the exact place it wouldn't start at all, but elsewhere in the car park it was fine Laughing . Parked there a few times now and haven't had any issues so hopefully that is problem solved Thumbs Up
Will update the thread again if it comes back 1998 Land Rover Defender 110 County Station Wagon Cool
1995 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 Station Wagon ~ Sold Sad
1985 Land Rover 110 ex mod project Tithonus ~ Sold Sad

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Nice one charcoal Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

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