Hi Scotty, I've been following you for a few years. You've helped me save money on some major repairs. Thanks! This is my first time writing you for advice. My wife has a 2006 Land Rover LR3. Yesterday, it died on her while she was driving. She said it felt like it ran out of gas. "Like fuel starvation?" I asked her. "Yes, exactly!" I drove to where she was stranded and assessed the situation. When I turned the key, the engine attempted to start, but it never rumbled to life. It sputtered and the engine seemed to shake. If you let your foot off the gas, it continued to do this for a few more seconds and then just shut down.
I had her do this while I looked under the hood. I noticed the belt tensioner appeared to be wobbling a little. I don't know if this is the issue, but perhaps it is contributing. A few things to consider: The battery is new. The crank position sensor is new. I don't know how old the alternator is. We bought the vehicle from a fellow firefighter last October, but I don't know if/when he had it tuned up. In other words, I don't know how old the spark plugs, wires or ignition coil is. I don't know how old the fuel filter and/or fuel pump are.
What do you think?
Thanks,
Chris

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ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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those are endless money pits, realize that. But do pressure test the fuel pump and pray it's just a weak pump. And realize they are one of the worse vehicles ever made, don't chase the dragon for long or you will go bankrupt

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