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    Hello I am a newbie here so hope I posted in right section? I have a TD4 3 door commercial always has starter problems.. The garage I got it from sold it to me with a tattered worn out old battery and luckily I didn't get stranded along way from home, even if I did have breakdown cover. When I became aware of the problem starting I got a new battery right away.. Found out when fitting the new one or after it's been charged up the back window needs lifting up again but also the radio/CD player comes on even without the ignition turned on and needs to be turned off or battery drain happens really quickly.. Even though I am aware of that and just fitted a recently charged up year old battery and the battery light at the top shows green for OK still.. For the life of me I cannot get the positive terminal connection to tighten enough to stop it moving while it's attached to battery.. The problem got so bad I totally replaced the negative terminal and lead to a horizontal brass one.. Positive lead is more tricky to replace as it has two other wires going into it.. Only thing I could think of to get it replaced was a leisure battery connection with the extra attachments.. still haven't done that yet as it needs Mot.. So the battery reads ok and the positive terminal still a tad loose.. Could this be the reason the thing will not start.... yet it makes an all round connection? Maybe if I could pack the connection out with foil or aluminium it may help? Anyone ever had this problem? I get the feeling it could be starter motor issue ? Maybe best to let a reputable garage try sort it out..? I am Blue Badge and would love to have a go, but sadly can't now.. Hope this wasn't too boring? Real name Dave
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    I had my Freelander fail its Mot due "swerving when handbrake applied" while driving forward by the Mot tester. Upon looking in the vehicles handbook page 119 (I think it was?) it specifically warns owners not to apply handbrake when vehicle in motion.. The VOSA should not be allowed to get away with this and it can and has caused major damage to the vehicle.. Most owners of 4 X 4s will not be aware of this rule until their vehicle fails on it.. By that time the vehicle could of suffered years of damage done during its Mot..? This sounds like E U insanity I think.. Not acceptable and should not be tolerated.. I wonder if Petrol 4 x 4 have to undergo this or is it confined to diesels which they demonize and discriminate against anyway already? Derek
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