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Hi my 01 Discovery ES 2.5 Diesel is playing up the transmission warning light comes on with the M & S lights flashing and then i lose power, Have to put it in Park and wait for a while drive a little longer and it does it again is this usual or is the Auto box gone for good Many Thanks in advance

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Probably just an electronic glitch may be easy to fix but you need to plug it into a diagnostic computer and see what it says before doing anything else. The loss of power and lights flashing is the box dropping into limp home mode which locks it in 3rd gear hence the sluggish acceleration.

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There's a tech bull on this.

Disconnect multiplug under vehicle, at the left hand side of autobox, adjacent the XY-switch (what You move with the gearhandle).

If there's rust inside plug:

Renew switch AND the cablage inside gearbox (it's really not that big problem, it's about cleaniliness and working on Your back for some while an little more than that).

If no rust:

How old is oil/filter? 2yrs/40.000km is (more than) sufficient, even if LR claims it will last for 2 or 3 times that! (i.e.: Might be down to tear and wear).

Some vehicles suffer for glitches like this for years on with no further problems, but don't rely on it!

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