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Battery check Land Rover Freelander 1997 - 2006 Diesel 2.0 TD4

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Land Rover
Freelander
1997 - 2006  | 2.0 TD4 Battery check

  • time 5 minutes
  • difficulty 1
Locate the battery
Check the Negative (-) terminal clamp is tight
Open the 'Positive' (+) protective cover
Check the Positive (+) terminal clamp is tight. CAUTION – if using a spanner to tighten the terminal, be careful not to short the spanner on the bodywork
Check the battery is generally secure, and if loose, tighten the battery retainer
To tighten, a 13mm socket is needed. Not too tight as you may damage the battery casing. If you have to replace the battery or alternator, click below
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Battery removal & replacement

Battery

1 The battery is located on the left-hand side of the engine compartment.
2 Slacken the clamp nut and disconnect the clamp from the battery negative (earth) terminal (see illustration) .
Slacken the clamp nut and disconnect the clamp from the battery negative (earth) terminal
3 Lift the insulation cover and disconnect the positive terminal lead in the same way (see illustration) .
Disconnect the positive terminal
4 Unscrew the bolt and remove the battery retaining clamp then lift the battery out of the engine compartment (see illustration) .
Unscrew the bolt and remove the battery retaining clamp

Refitting

5 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but smear petroleum jelly on the terminals after reconnecting the leads, and always reconnect the positive lead first, and the negative lead last. Note: Upon reconnection of the battery, the tailgate glass mechanism may need to be recalibrated. If the battery was disconnected (or discharged) with the alarm armed, reconnect the battery and disarm the alarm. The tailgate glass will now lower fully (this will happen automatically if the alarm was not armed). Fully raise the tailgate glass to recalibrate the mechanism. If the glass is not fully raised, an error ‘beep’ will sound. If the alarm handset fails to lock, or unlock the door locks, it may be that the handset requires resynchronisation by operating the button at least five times in quick succession, in close proximity to the vehicle.

Battery carrier removal

6 To remove the battery tray, remove the two mounting bolts, and move the engine compartment fusebox to one side. Slide the electrical components up from the brackets on the rear of the carrier under the fusebox (see illustrations) .
Unscrew the fusebox retaining bolts
Slide the various electrical components from the battery tray brackets
7 Release the wiring harness from the retaining clip.
8 With the battery removed, slacken and remove the two bolts securing the battery carrier to the air cleaner housing. Release the retaining clip, and disconnect the air cleaner outlet and inlet hoses. Remove the air cleaner from the engine compartment.
9 Unscrew the retaining nut, and move the engine ECM to one side. There is no need to disconnect the ECM.
10 Slacken and remove the four retaining bolts, and remove the battery carrier.

Vehicles 2001-on

11 With the battery removed, release the wiring harness from the retaining clip on the battery carrier. On models equipped with cruise control, disconnect the wiring plug and vacuum hose from the vacuum pump.
12 Slacken and remove the four retaining bolts, and remove the battery tray (see illustration) .
Battery tray retaining bolts – vehicles from 2001

Battery carrier refitting

13 Refitting is a reversal of removal.
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Alternator replacement

Removal

1 Firmly apply the handbrake then jack up the front of the vehicle and support it securely on axle stands. Undo the retaining bolts/clips and remove the undercover from beneath the engine/transmission unit. Disconnect the battery negative lead and proceed as described under the relevant sub-heading.

Petrol engine without air conditioning

2 Release the auxiliary drivebelt and disengage it from the alternator pulley.
3 Remove the rubber covers (where fitted) from the alternator terminals, then unscrew the retaining nut and disconnect the wiring plug from the rear of the alternator (see illustration) . Where fitted, unscrew the bolts and remove the exhaust manifold heat shield.
Peel back the rubber cover, unscrew the terminal nut and pull out the wiring plug
4 Unscrew the nuts and remove the alternator upper and lower mounting bolts.

Petrol engine with air conditioning

5 Release the auxiliary drivebelt and disengage it from the alternator pulley.

Models upto 2001

6 Disconnect the hoses, undo the bolts and remove the air cleaner assembly (see illustration) .
Undo the bolts securing air cleaner assembly to the battery tray.
7 Disconnect the wiring multiplugs from the electric cooling fan motors, and release the wiring harness from the retaining clips.
8 Unscrew and remove the four bolts, and the top and bottom clips securing the fan assembly to the radiator. Remove the fan assembly.
9 To remove the fan motors, unscrew the three fan motor mounting bolts.

Models 2001-on

10 Remove the battery tray.
11 Drain the cooling system.
12 Release the retaining clip and disconnect the radiator top hose.
13 Disconnect the wiring plugs from the fan motors and the relay housing at the top of the fan assembly (see illustration) .
Disconnect the wiring plugs from the relay housing
14 Undo the four bolts securing the fan assembly to the radiator.
15 Unscrew the two radiator retaining pins from the bonnet slam panel (see illustration) .
Unscrew the radiator retaining pins from the bonnet slam panel
16 Manoeuvre the fan assembly from the engine compartment.

All models

17 Remove the rubber covers (where fitted) from the alternator terminals, then unscrew the retaining nut and disconnect the wiring plug from the rear of the alternator.
18 Slacken and remove the alternator upper and lower mounting nuts and bolts, and free the alternator from its mountings (see illustration) .
Alternator upper mounting bolt

L-Series diesel engine

19 Undo the retaining screws and remove the cover from the top of the engine, noting the spacers which are fitted to the cover mounting rubbers.
20 Release the auxiliary drivebelt and disengage it from the alternator pulley.
21 Peel back the rubber cover from the alternator terminal, then unscrew the retaining nut and disconnect the wiring. Also disconnect the wiring connector from the rear of the alternator (see illustration) .
Prise up the rubber cover, undo the terminal nut and disconnect the wiring plug
22 Release the retaining clip and disconnect the vacuum pipe from the vacuum pump which is fitted to the front of the alternator (see illustration) . On models with air conditioning, unscrew the bolt securing the brake servo pipe to the camshaft cover.
Release the retaining clip and disconnect the vacuum pipe
23 Wipe clean the area around the vacuum pump oil feed and return pipes unions on the cylinder block. Position a container beneath the unions then unscrew the feed pipe union nut and disconnect the return pipe union and allow any oil to drain into the container.
24 Slacken and remove the mounting bolts and free the alternator from its mountings.
25 Unscrew the oil feed pipe union nut from the vacuum pump then remove the alternator assembly from the vehicle.

TD4 diesel engine without air conditioning

26 Working underneath the vehicle, slacken and remove the three bolts securing the coolant rail to the sump/engine block.
27 Disconnect the alternator wiring plug, and undo the nut securing the battery cable to the alternator (see illustration) .
Alternator connections – TD4 diesel models
28 Unscrew the three retaining bolts and remove the alternator.

TD4 diesel engine with air conditioning

29 Remove the compressor drivebelt.
30 Unscrew the three bolts securing the coolant rail to the sump/engine block.
31 Slacken the bolt securing the compressor bracket to the sump, but do not remove it.
32 Unscrew the three bolts securing the compressor to the bracket, and position the compressor to one side. Do not disconnect the refrigerant pipes.
33 Remove the retaining bolts and remove the compressor bracket from the cylinder block (see illustration) .
Undo the compressor bracket bolts
34 Disconnect the alternator wiring plug, and undo the nut securing the battery cable to the alternator (see illustration) .
Alternator connections
35 Unscrew the three retaining bolts and remove the alternator (see illustration) .
Lower the alternator from the mountings

Refitting

36 Refitting is the reverse of removal tightening all mounting bolts to their specified torque settings (where given). Ensure the drivebelt is correctly refitted and tensioned. Top-up the cooling system. Note: On TD4 diesel models, fit the top retaining bolt to the alternator prior to installation, as once fitted it is impossible to insert the bolt due to access limitations.
Alternator fixings: Nm Ibf ft
  Petrol engine:
    Mounting bolts 45 33
    Upper mounting bracket nut/bolt (non-air conditioned models) 10 7
    Upper mounting bracket nut/bolt (air conditioned models) 45 33
  L-Series diesel engine:
    Lower mounting bolt 45 33
  Upper mounting bolt 25 18
  TD4 diesel engine:
    M8 25 18
    M10 45 33