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I know that this topic has been beat to death, but I have read all of the pages returned from searching (more than once) and still cannot pinpoint my issue:

I get the Traction Failure message shortly after turning on the ignition. The ABS Fault message comes on after the vehicle has started moving.

The ABS does not work (there is plenty of snow and ice on the ground to test the system on). Neither does the traction control.

My independent mechanic read the faults and indicated that the issue was caused by a bad right front ABS sensor. I replaced the sensor and still have the issue.

My battery is relatively new and my charging system is in working order.

The only other thing I can thing of is the brake accumulator. It takes roughly 27 seconds to charge after the system has been fully discharged. The pump runs on every second pedal push. Would this cause the issue as described?

Any thoughts??

Thanks and best regards,

Jeff
 

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What was the actual error message? It is very possible that your wiring is at fault further up the circuit. Your sensor ring on the hub could be clogged up. You caould also have received a faulty sensor... not likely, but certainly possible.
 

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I had him print out several sheets from Testbook for issues that i have been sorting out one at a time. Just my luck - this is the one sheet that he didn't print out for me.

He verbally told me that he was getting no reading from the sensor at all.
 

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I cannot find any evidence of a broken wire. It looks like it will have to go back to the shop and be rediagnosed by testbook.

For what it's worth, I've noticed that the traction failure message does not seem to appear until the system is fully pressurized.
 

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UPDATE: PROBLEM SOLVED!

PROBLEM SOLVED!

Get this...unbelievably, the previous owner replaced the CV joint with the wrong part. It didn't have a trigger wheel for the ABS sensor to read - it was perfectly smooth.

I had the proper part installed and the problem is fixed.
 

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Thanks for posting the resolution to this issue. What a crazy thing to find out. Was hoping it would answer a question I have.
 

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I have a 2000 range rover land rover and I'm having some electrical problems I believe it keeps saying gear box failure. .. and if my ac work my car won't turn on if it don't my car will start also at times if I push the brake my car shuts off or even use the signal light what could this be?
 

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I have a 2000 range rover land rover and I'm having some electrical problems I believe it keeps saying gear box failure. .. and if my ac work my car won't turn on if it don't my car will start also at times if I push the brake my car shuts off or even use the signal light what could this be?
Dead alternator, battery or cables. Do all of the tests in the **INFO** Electrical Troubleshooting sticky at top, in detail and you'll find your problem(s)
 

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I also have the abs and traction failure. The big issue is a loud knocking coming from the rear end if start off very slow most of the the no noise. Usually stops past 30 mph but some time starts again around 50 mph. Car runs fine otherwise. 70-80mph????
 

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I have a 2000 Land Rover Range Rover HS with 267,700 miles and I just started experiencing the ABS Fault and Traction Failure indicators in the display panel. Last night, I started experiencing the "rough ride" syndrome. I live in Vermont and its been very cold with a fair amount of snow. I have read through many of the posts and amd looking for some clear cut input
 

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When do you get the ABS Fault and Traction failure warnings? Do you get the warning lights come on when you brake?
 

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Probably a failed ABS sensor. The system does a self test when you first start the car and if it detects one sensor faulty it gives the error and turns off ABS and Traction control. You'll need diagnostics of some sort to find which one.
 

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Incorrect air space would only be flagged once on the move, if the warnings are coming up as soon as it is started and before it starts moving, more likely one is dead (or unplugged).
 
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