Land Rover Discovery 2003 noises HELP!

arianaciaraJune 9, 2005


My Discovery makes the following noises: When I press on the gas, a whrrrrring noise, seems to be coming from the front of the car, let the pedal go, no whrrrrr, press pedal, whrrrrr.....and the other on is also when I press on the gas, while I'm driving, and I slow down to change lanes, I hit the gas and I hear a clunking noise, everytime.

Any thoughts....???

PS: Bear with me on the descriptions!!

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The clunking noise could be the torque converter clutch in the transmission unlocking when you step on the gas. Often when you lift your foot off the gas pedal, the torque converter will unlock when you put your foot back on the pedal to improve acceleration. It should not be a loud clunk, though, so maybe there's a problem in the transmission. If so, that might also explain the whirring sound. Have you checked the transmission fluid lately to see if it might be low due to a leak?

Since this is a 2003, hopefully it's still under warranty. If so, I'd take it to a dealer and have it checked.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2005 at 12:44AM
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You didn't specify if you have 4 wheel drive; do you? If the 4 wheel drive was engaged, the noise could be comming from some of those parts.

Get help from a shop person who is familar with the sounds of worn drive line parts of you particular model of vehicle.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2005 at 2:54AM
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OK I have the exact same problem. I haven't talked to a mechanic yet, but when I coast for a second or so and then press on the accel. I get the clunk. Also I get a kind of whistle when the gas is pressed at higher speeds. I have an '02.

arianaciara did you find anything out? if so id really like to know. email me

    Bookmark   June 19, 2005 at 3:05PM
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