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Rover 400 Common Problems and Solutions

ABS warning light

Problem:

If the ABS warning light has appeared on the dashboard, it is usually due to a fault ABS sensor. You may also be noticing the brake pedal pulsating as you brake slowly at low speeds.

Models affected:

Solution:

Run a diagnostic check to identify which wheel the faulty ABS sensor is on. You will need to replace this sensor to rectify the problem. The video below will give you an idea how to replace an ABS sensor:

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

ABS Sensor

Part required

ABS Sensor

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Window regulator failure

Problem:

The window regulator is known to fail on this car. If you are having difficulty winding the windows up or down, this is the cause.

Models affected:

Solution:

Fitting a replacement window regulator will sort the problem.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Window Regulator Mechanism

Part required

Window Regulator Mechanism

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Poor starting

Problem:

If you are having issues with the engine not starting, it is usually the crankshaft sensor causing the problem. This part failing will affect starting when the engine is both cold and warm.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to replace the crankshaft sensor to resolve the issue. We can help you find a replacement crankshaft sensor at a very low price.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Crankshaft Sensor

Part required

Crankshaft Sensor

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Engine misfiring

Problem:

There are usually three main causes of the engine misfiring on this car. If your engine is misfiring, it will have irregular idling, with the revs going up and down instead of remaining constant. The cause could be any of the following: faulty sensor, faulty coil pack or a faulty resistor on the rotor arm. In some cases people have been told they need a new ECU, but do not do this before checking the causes mentioned above.

Models affected:

Solution:

Run a diagnostic check to see what comes up on the computer and correctly identify what is at fault. If it is a faulty sensor, you will need to replace it. If the coil pack is causing the fault, you will need to replace this and if it is the rotor arm resistor, this will need replaced to fix the problem.

Difficulty level

3

Reading these common Rover 400 problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Rover 400 – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Rover 400 does have one of these issues.