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stevejohns72



Member Since: 09 Sep 2013
Location: Monrovia, Liberia
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TD5 shuts off in Traffic and won't start.

I was driving in the traffic and suddenly my Defender TD5 engine shutdown. I tried restarting it, but noticed that the engine management light and glow plug light will not come ON when the ignition switch is ON. As a result the engine fails to start.

I plugged my Hawkeye diagnostic tool and it initially reported a failure in communicating with the ECU. After several tries, communication was established. I read through the errors and one error that stood out, was "low voltage to the ECU". I've checked and wiggled the fuses and relays beneath the seat and dash board, but to no avail.

Can anyone help!!!!!

Post #776909 10th Jun 2019 3:04pm
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dorsetsmith



Member Since: 30 Oct 2011
Location: South West
Posts: 3307

check earthing i.e. start at battery neg make shore sound

Post #776911 10th Jun 2019 3:18pm
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Steve B



Member Since: 22 May 2009
Location: Warwickshire
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United Kingdom 2000 Defender 90 Td5 SW Caledonian Blue

I was driving mine once and the inertia switch fell off the bulkhead and tripped! The plastic case had cracked.

It sits at the back of the engine bay on the bulkhead, Black with a rubber cap. 

Post #776944 10th Jun 2019 8:02pm
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landy andy



Member Since: 15 Feb 2009
Location: Ware, Herts
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2006 Defender 110 Td5 USW Zermatt Silver

Earth to fuses and relay in underseat box?

Post #776982 10th Jun 2019 9:59pm
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MadTom



Member Since: 10 Sep 2013
Location: Olomouc
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Czech Republic 1999 Defender 130 Td5 HCPU Baltic Blue

Check battery voltage, in case of not correctly working alternator, and battery discharged with running engine instead of charging it. "Drobek" = The Small One - Discovery 2, "BlufĂ­nek" = The Blue Thing - Defender 130, and for me at least Ford Mondeo Smile

Post #776997 11th Jun 2019 6:44am
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roel



Member Since: 08 Aug 2009
Location: Lelystad
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Netherlands 2003 Defender 90 Td5 PU Caledonian Blue

I had a problem like that. Unplugging and plugging back in the black plug helpt me to restart it everytime. I cleaned both plugs (no oil) and made an additional earth from the ecu housing to the battery negative. No problems after that ( more than a year) Roel

1984 90 2.5 na Diesel - RR V8 (1994-2001)
1997 Camel Trophy Discovery 300TDI (2001-2009)
2005 G4 Discovery III 4.4 V8 (2008-2018) It's gone but it still hurts.
2003 90 Td5 (2009-now)

Post #777255 12th Jun 2019 8:42pm
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