Has your Range Rover been having trouble starting up lately? Or Your Range Rover Ignition Coil Is Failing?

Well, you might want to ignore it if your car still manages to run somehow. How bad could it possibly be, right? But like most other issues in high-end luxury vehicles like Range Rovers, this too can lead to bigger issues down the line, if left unattended. The worst is when your car wouldn’t even start. 

One of the potential culprits behind this problem could be a faulty ignition coil. There are many warning signs that indicate ignition coil failure, giving you the chance to visit a workshop of Range Rover repair in Dubai for the necessary repair work before a breakdown happens in the middle of the road. 

Some of the most common signs of a failing ignition coil in a Range Rover include the following –

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Most Common Signs of Range Rover Ignition Coil Is Failing

The Car Won’t Start

As mentioned above, difficulty starting the car is a tell-tale sign that something is wrong with the ignition coil. A damaged ignition coil fails to provide sufficient voltage required by the spark plugs for igniting the air-fuel mixture in the cylinders.

You may therefore struggle to start your car. The problem is caused due to various ignition malfunctions, such as bad ignition coil connection, Electronic Control Module issue, etc. To find out the exact cause and solution, you need a proper diagnosis from Range Rover repair specialists in Dubai.

Engine Misfires

An engine misfire occurs when a faulty ignition coil produces irregular voltage, affecting the spark plugs as well as the combustion. This causes the cylinder to fire incorrectly, resulting in a spluttering or jerking feel even while you are driving at a normal speed. Your car may also run roughly, shake, or vibrate due ignition coil failure. 

As engine misfires significantly impact the performance of the engine and cause serious damage to engine components such as catalytic converter, it is important to fix the problem before it leads to more damage.

Misfires should never be overlooked even if they are intermittent since they’re a clear indication that something in the ignition system requires repair or replacement. 

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Rough Idle

Ignition coil failure can cause your Range Rover to run at different RPMs (Revolutions per Minute), even when idling. Sometimes, your parked car can experience tiny vibrations, which despite being slightly gentler as compared to misfires can stop the running vehicle.

This happens because of the faulty ignition coil producing irregular power, further causing inconsistent burning of the fuel. So, if you notice RPM fluctuations when driving or any strange sounds coming out of the engine, the reason could be an ignition coil failure.

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Check Engine Light Comes On 

Ignition coil problems can also trigger your Range Rover’s check engine light. It can turn on due to various reasons, such as a damaged catalytic converter, loose fuel cap, or damaged spark plugs. If your model supports OBD 2 system, you can consider using an OBD2 scanner for diagnosing the actual cause behind the illuminating check engine light. 

When plugged into the diagnostic port of the car, the device is able to read the codes which are stored in the computer system. These codes specify what’s exactly causing the check engine light to turn on. 

High Fuel Consumption 

This is one of the first signs of a failing ignition coil but is often overlooked. A faulty ignition coil fails to generate the electric spark needed for spark plugs to ignite the air-fuel mixture, thus resulting in decreased engine power.

In order to compensate for the reduction in engine power, the vehicle injects a higher amount of fuel in the combustion chamber, which eventually affects the gas mileage. 

Fuel consumption can be hard to spot. So, if you suspect an increase in your car’s fuel consumption, call a Range Rover repair technician in Dubai immediately for assistance.

The Ignition Key Won’t Turn

A faulty ignition system can make it difficult to turn the ignition key. But since it can also happen when the steering lock is engaged, it isn’t always a sign of an ignition coil failure. However, if you do notice that the key does not turn when the steering lock isn’t engaged, there could be an issue with the ignition system. 

Summary

Typically, a new ignition coil lasts for about 100, 000 miles; however it can wear out or get damaged any time because of engine heating, vibrations, bad spark plugs, and various other reasons. As mentioned above, a faulty ignition coil can result in serious discomfort by causing issues like stalling, engine misfiring, etc.

It can even stop your car in the middle of the road while you are driving, making it extremely dangerous to drive with a bad ignition coil, especially in heavy traffic. Therefore, it is important to get your Range Rover checked by an expert technician at the slightest warning sign of ignition coil failure. 

Concerned About Ignition Coil Issues? We’re here to Help!

If you suspect ignition coil issues in your Range Rover, we have you covered. As the most trusted Range Rover repair centre in Dubai, we are backed by a team of factory trained technicians that have undergone extensive training in all makes and models of Range Rover vehicles. We use Range Rover-approved diagnostic & repair equipment that allows us to quickly find out the underlying causes of ignition related issues in your car.

At DME Auto Repairing, we offer routine inspections as well as complex repairs at the most affordable rates. Our wide range of services, include oil changes, coolant leak repair, brake system repair, air conditioning repair, transmission repair, power steering repair, cylinder head gasket repair, paint & bodywork, accident repair, and many more.

To learn more about our Range Rover repair services in Dubai or schedule an appointment, you can reach out to us @ 058 150 0875 or 052 990 9075. We’d be glad to assist you!

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