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When you went to check your struts what did you find?
Both struts loose
7%
 7%  [37]
Left strut loose
1%
 1%  [9]
Right strut loose
38%
 38%  [193]
Both struts tight
52%
 52%  [265]
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Member Since: 13 May 2014
Location: Ipswich
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

All sorted popped the clip off holding on the strut dropped the boot on my head., wound it back in tight and clipped the strut back in Smile job jobbed
  
Post #128893925th May 2014 8:58 am
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bbyer
 


Member Since: 25 Dec 2008
Location: Edmonton Alberta
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Canada 2005 LR3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverLR3
spread the word

If you are on any other forums, you might want to "spread the word" so to speak since your outcome was successful. I often do that and then link back to disco3 for the full story.

It is more fun to write up a good save than a fix after failure.

And thanks for the update as well - it is nice to hear of success.
 2005 LR3 HSE 4.4L AJ-V8 petrol; Traxide Dual Battery; PIAA 2500K Yellow Ion H11 Fog Light bulbs; CounterAct LT-2 Capacitive Corrosion control; LLumar AIR80 Blue clear Infra Red blocking side window film; Liftgate manual release; Schrader Valve "air in" mod to OEM air suspension reservoir tank; Akebono ceramic pads; OEM solid vented discs; LR4 design hitch receiver; Wiggs D4 MOST bluetooth module; Clock on the Dash; 3 Flash signal light mod; Backup Camera; 2015/16 Nav Data update.  
Post #128904725th May 2014 4:38 pm
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matsquatch
 


Member Since: 29 Mar 2013
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Just stumbled across this and thought I'd check, especially as I've just added a prospeed ladder to the left hand side of the tailgate which has increased the weight - right hand side was ok, popped the strut off, tightened a fraction, so greased the ball and socket and re-assembled.

Left hand side, finger loose Surprised unclipped the strut, thread locked it, re-tightened and greased it up - seems ok but will check it again in a couple of weeks. Feels like I need stronger struts now I have the ladder on, has anyone ever upgraded them?
  
Post #131183116th Jul 2014 1:45 pm
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bbyer
 


Member Since: 25 Dec 2008
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Canada 2005 LR3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverLR3
replaced bonnet struts but not upper rear hatch

I am still on my original rear hatch struts and they still seem OK after nine years.

This spring I had to replace my bonnet struts as they quit over the winter. Rather than genuine, I installed Stabilus brand as they were a few dollars less and still apparently good quality.

If the word upgrade means stronger, I think that may not be the best idea. I think struts are designed for various loads. Too strong means lots of effort when closing and perhaps popping open too quickly.

Units designed for the rear hatch and EU or NA manufactured will most likely be OK; far East manufactured are probably still a bit experimental - their time has yet to come.

....and congratulations on solving a problem before it became one.
 2005 LR3 HSE 4.4L AJ-V8 petrol; Traxide Dual Battery; PIAA 2500K Yellow Ion H11 Fog Light bulbs; CounterAct LT-2 Capacitive Corrosion control; LLumar AIR80 Blue clear Infra Red blocking side window film; Liftgate manual release; Schrader Valve "air in" mod to OEM air suspension reservoir tank; Akebono ceramic pads; OEM solid vented discs; LR4 design hitch receiver; Wiggs D4 MOST bluetooth module; Clock on the Dash; 3 Flash signal light mod; Backup Camera; 2015/16 Nav Data update.  
Post #131186816th Jul 2014 3:13 pm
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Deanicuss
 


Member Since: 29 Jan 2012
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Why do Land rover not recall issues like this? it seems like its effected a lot of people!
  
Post #13218427th Aug 2014 11:02 pm
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Canada 2005 LR3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverLR3
It only matters during the lease period.

A recall or the like is only issured during the lease period - about the first three years - so that LR can go back to the OEM supplier and extract money. After that, the money is extracted from you.
 2005 LR3 HSE 4.4L AJ-V8 petrol; Traxide Dual Battery; PIAA 2500K Yellow Ion H11 Fog Light bulbs; CounterAct LT-2 Capacitive Corrosion control; LLumar AIR80 Blue clear Infra Red blocking side window film; Liftgate manual release; Schrader Valve "air in" mod to OEM air suspension reservoir tank; Akebono ceramic pads; OEM solid vented discs; LR4 design hitch receiver; Wiggs D4 MOST bluetooth module; Clock on the Dash; 3 Flash signal light mod; Backup Camera; 2015/16 Nav Data update.  
Post #13218527th Aug 2014 11:09 pm
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ronk
 


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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

As much as I like my D3 , I think it has suffered from too many faults and although generally small (apart from a turbo actuator) should not have happened.

I had a Mitsubishi shogun prior to the D3 and when I sold it at twelve years old, (1994:2006) had not suffered nearly as many faults.
  
Post #13222118th Aug 2014 5:02 pm
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I tend to agree.

I just do not understand why so many little nuisance things seem to fault on the 3. I can understand that given mine is a first production, (2005), but I am not certain that the 4's donot yet suffer still from the little stuff.

And that is the problem - it is little stuff; the drive train is pretty good; it is the little thinks that seems to cause all the fuss and rarely happen on nomal vehicles.

Maybe that is the answer - the 3 is not a normal vehicle.
 2005 LR3 HSE 4.4L AJ-V8 petrol; Traxide Dual Battery; PIAA 2500K Yellow Ion H11 Fog Light bulbs; CounterAct LT-2 Capacitive Corrosion control; LLumar AIR80 Blue clear Infra Red blocking side window film; Liftgate manual release; Schrader Valve "air in" mod to OEM air suspension reservoir tank; Akebono ceramic pads; OEM solid vented discs; LR4 design hitch receiver; Wiggs D4 MOST bluetooth module; Clock on the Dash; 3 Flash signal light mod; Backup Camera; 2015/16 Nav Data update.  
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Member Since: 22 Oct 2014
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United States 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 SE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

We just bought an 05 with 50k miles, right mount was so loose it almost fell off, tightened it no damage
  
Post #136281622nd Oct 2014 11:34 pm
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bbyer
 


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That's the strut - right side.

You saved yourself no manner of aggravation and lots of money if you had to pay a dealer to resolve the problem - they have experience but no cheap way of solving "the nut has dropped" reality.

Thanks for the update on the site - there are months of reading within and as with this thread, you will be able to resolve problems before they occur.

The left side strut can get loose as well but the right side is a guarantee. After tightening both mine up, I then undid them a bit and squirted some lock tight onto the exposed threads and then retightened - no trouble since and that was years ago.
 2005 LR3 HSE 4.4L AJ-V8 petrol; Traxide Dual Battery; PIAA 2500K Yellow Ion H11 Fog Light bulbs; CounterAct LT-2 Capacitive Corrosion control; LLumar AIR80 Blue clear Infra Red blocking side window film; Liftgate manual release; Schrader Valve "air in" mod to OEM air suspension reservoir tank; Akebono ceramic pads; OEM solid vented discs; LR4 design hitch receiver; Wiggs D4 MOST bluetooth module; Clock on the Dash; 3 Flash signal light mod; Backup Camera; 2015/16 Nav Data update.  
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lynalldiscovery
 


Member Since: 22 Dec 2009
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Metropolis LE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Thanks for this, my drivers side was loose by nearly two full turns.
  
Post #139517924th Dec 2014 7:23 pm
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bbyer
 


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Canada 2005 LR3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverLR3
That was your Christmas present from Disco3!


Santa definitely gave you a Christmas present. Once the nut drops off, the dealer gets the present. There is no easy fix to the problem.

Well the easy fix is as you did, tighten it before - and as is normal, it is the right side that gets loose first; the left side is less common but not unknown.

Have a Merry Christmas - per the jpg aove, today I am in the Canadian Rockies and my 3 is covered in a foot of morning snow - as it should be in a ski area.
 2005 LR3 HSE 4.4L AJ-V8 petrol; Traxide Dual Battery; PIAA 2500K Yellow Ion H11 Fog Light bulbs; CounterAct LT-2 Capacitive Corrosion control; LLumar AIR80 Blue clear Infra Red blocking side window film; Liftgate manual release; Schrader Valve "air in" mod to OEM air suspension reservoir tank; Akebono ceramic pads; OEM solid vented discs; LR4 design hitch receiver; Wiggs D4 MOST bluetooth module; Clock on the Dash; 3 Flash signal light mod; Backup Camera; 2015/16 Nav Data update.  
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It was way better than my other present!
  
Post #139578826th Dec 2014 6:09 pm
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Sandor
 


Member Since: 28 Dec 2014
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Hungary 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Both sides looking OK . Smile
  
Post #141004218th Jan 2015 8:02 pm
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bbyer
 


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Canada 2005 LR3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverLR3
fix must have already been done

It was good that you looked and even better that there was no problem.

I would say that at some time the fix must have been done and the thread lock is working.

Thanks for letting us know the good news.
 2005 LR3 HSE 4.4L AJ-V8 petrol; Traxide Dual Battery; PIAA 2500K Yellow Ion H11 Fog Light bulbs; CounterAct LT-2 Capacitive Corrosion control; LLumar AIR80 Blue clear Infra Red blocking side window film; Liftgate manual release; Schrader Valve "air in" mod to OEM air suspension reservoir tank; Akebono ceramic pads; OEM solid vented discs; LR4 design hitch receiver; Wiggs D4 MOST bluetooth module; Clock on the Dash; 3 Flash signal light mod; Backup Camera; 2015/16 Nav Data update.  
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