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Sounds like the pump could be bad, if you have not replaced it. A bad pump will exhibit symptoms like this sometimes and we have even had it happen with brand new, OEM aftermarket pumps.

look for power at the fuel pump connector at the fuel pump in the fuel tank (the wire that should have power when the engine is running or cranking over is White and Purple (maybe White and Pink,?). These cars also have a fuel pump inertia switch (a crash protection device, if it fails the fuel pump looses power), located passenger side rear of the engine compartment, just press the button on top of the inertia switch to reset it or temporarily bridge the two wires and see if the engine now starts. Fuel pump relay is behind the right front kick panel at passenger right foot well.

1997 Land Rover... | Answered on Dec 18, 2018


The first thing to do is determine if the pump is running. Can you hear it? If yes, then check the pressure with a gage. If it's not running, then you check the fuse and relay. If the pressure is good, then you check for sparks, etc.
Do It Yourself Diagnosis and Repair

1997 Land Rover... | Answered on Dec 25, 2017


hi Mattperez831.
this is all i could find out from the internet.
check.
crank sensor,Fuel pump, ignition coil is getting hot,.
A "main" relay can control multiple circuits, primarily for the ignition..
advise to him was to change the ignition module..
coil pack..

or you could try this link and read up in the forums.
https://www.landyzone.co.uk/land-rover/engine-stalls-while-driving.225636
or this.

Rover Died While Driving
or this one.
1997 land rover discovery dies while driving Google Search

1997 Land Rover... | Answered on Dec 03, 2017


Unless it is from the centre blanking screw,that is removed to set pump timing, there is no quick fix.
Recommend removal & service by a diesel pump specialist, Even my RR specialist would not do this repair in house

1997 Land Rover... | Answered on Nov 03, 2017


You should replace timing belt ,timing gears and it will solve your problem

1997 Land Rover... | Answered on Oct 23, 2017


The oil light is pressure not level. The noise at top of engine is most likely a valve tap. The oil isn't circulation through engine correctly. The problem could be a bad oil pump. Be careful driving the car you could cause major engine damage.

1997 Land Rover... | Answered on Oct 04, 2017


tune up, fuel filter, air filter, dirty throttle body, put good one to gas fuel injector cleaner.

1997 Land Rover... | Answered on Jul 20, 2017


Sounds like a bad temp. sensor, sender, or wiring.

1997 Land Rover... | Answered on Aug 18, 2016


The discovery is as previously mentioned permanent four wheel drive.However the difflock/range lever in most suffers from lack of use and siezes all i had to do when i bought mine was plenty of WD40 and patience as i don't think it had been in low range or difflock from the day it was built.don't try to force it just spray it and let it soak then try keep doing this and it should free up if not it may be the selector grubscrew has worked loose just threadlock it and screw it back in.

1997 Land Rover... | Answered on Jul 29, 2016


My 96 Discovery has a plastic baffles inside the valve cover port that connects to the hose. If it got brittle and cracked, then oil could leak by. Its cheap and easy to replace, along with the hose. There is a second hose on the other side to replace as well. Land Rover was proud to pass emissions standards without using exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). The whole system is sealed, so all the air entering the engine is being metered by the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor, unless your breather hoses crack and leak. Unfortunately, oil in your location might also indicate other engine trouble, such as worn piston rings (causing pressure in the crankcase). I would try replacing the plastic baffle piece first.

1997 Land Rover... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015


Did you use your transfer case?

1997 Land Rover... | Answered on Jan 22, 2015


Sounds like your 'purge' vent is plugged.

1997 Land Rover... | Answered on Jan 22, 2015


Hi,I would say that it is the coil-pack that controls the spark to the two cylinders you sied,this is a job that you could easerly do yourself.(if you are good at odjobs round the house.
Hope this helped.

1997 Land Rover... | Answered on Dec 27, 2014


you cant remove the broken key
it would be easier to change the whole ignition barrel

1997 Land Rover... | Answered on Dec 03, 2014


Do the lights go dim when cranking? Obviously check the battery first, It may have 12+ volts but insufficient cranking power.If the battery is OK, get under the vehicle and thump the starter solenoid (the cylinder attached to the starter) with a hammer to loosen any internal rust. If this fails, you probably need a new starter motor

1997 Land Rover... | Answered on Sep 30, 2014


Try under the glove box, whether it is LH or RH drive I believe you will find it above your feet under the glove compartment. Good luck.

1997 Land Rover... | Answered on Sep 01, 2014

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