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Battery check Land Rover Freelander 2006 - 2014 Diesel 2.2 TD4

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Land Rover
2006 - 2014  | 2.2 TD4 Battery check

  • time 5 minutes
  • difficulty 1
Locate the battery
Open the battery cover
Place the cover to one side, you can now check the battery
Check the Negative (-) terminal clamp is tight
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
The battery retaining clamp position
To tighten, a 10mm 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


1 Ensure that all electrical consumers are switched off, all windows are closed, and the alarm is disarmed. Remove the remote control from the vehicle, and wait at least 2 minutes for the electrical systems to ‘power down’.
2 Unclip the cover, slacken the clamp nut and disconnect the clamp from the battery negative (earth) terminal (see illustrations) .
Release the clips and remove the battery cover
Slacken the nut and disconnect the negative (earth) terminal
3 Lift the insulation cover (where fitted) and disconnect the positive terminal lead in the same way (see illustration) .
Slacken the positive terminal clamp nut


4 Disconnect the battery as described previously in this Section.
5 Unscrew the bolt and remove the battery retaining clamp then lift the battery out of the engine compartment (see illustration) . Disconnect the vent pipe as the battery is withdrawn.
Battery retaining clamp bolt and vent pipe


6 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but smear petroleum jelly on the terminals when reconnecting the leads, and always reconnect the positive lead first, and the negative lead last.
7 After reconnection, the electric windows, and sunroof may need to be reset as follows:
      1. Close the electric window fully.
      2. Release the switch, then lift it to the close position, and hold it there for 2 seconds.
      3. Release the switch, then push it to the open position, and hold it there for 2 seconds.
      4. Lift and release the switch to operate the one-touch function.
      5. Repeat this procedure on each window.
            1. Switch on the ignition, press the front of the sunroof switch, and hold it for 20 seconds.
            2. After 20 seconds the sunroof will begin to move. Keep the front of the switch pressed until the sunroof has fully opened, then closed.
            3. Once the open/close cycle has completed, and the sunroof has stopped moving, release the switch.
Note: Vehicles with the Stop/Start system are fitted with a Battery Monitoring System (BMS) module. This module calculates and communicates the battery status to the vehicle’s ECM. If a new battery is fitted, the BMS module reset procedure must be carried out, using Land Rover diagnostic equipment (or equivalent). Entrust this task to a Land Rover dealer or suitably equipped specialist.
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Alternator replacement


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 undershield from beneath the engine/transmission unit.
2 Disconnect the battery negative lead.
3 Remove the fuel filter.
4 Remove the auxiliary drivebelt.
5 Unclip the coolant hose at the upper edge of the radiator.
6 Undo the bolt securing the engine oil level dipstick to the fuel filter bracket, then undo the 4 bolts and remove the filter bracket (see illustration) .
Fuel filter bracket retaining bolts
7 Undo the retaining bolts, and move the power steering pump, and reservoir to one side.
8 Disconnect the wiring from the alternator (see illustration) .
Disconnect the wiring from the alternator
9 Prise off the plastic cap, undo the bolt and remove the auxiliary drivebelt idler pulley (see illustration) .
Prise off the cap and undo the pulley retaining bolt
10 Undo the lower retaining bolt, and manoeuvre the alternator upwards from place (see illustration) .
Alternator retaining bolts


11 Refitting is the reverse of removal tightening all mounting bolts to their specified torque settings (where given). Ensure the drivebelt is correctly refitted and tensioner.
Alternator mounting bolts 48 Nm (35 Ibf ft)
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