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Jaguar XJ-Series, Sedan
#2475 of 2806 Re: part 2 [jagboyxtype]
Sep 05, 2006 (8:28 am)
Help!! I have a 1998 XJ8 Jaguar, and all of a sudden the Transmission fault light came on, I took it to the Jaguar Dealer and they said that I have to get a new or rebuild transmission at the cost of $5700.00, I asked if it could be the modulator and they said NO!! are the trying to get over on me? or is that a common problem, replacing the Transmission? the car has just passed 100,000 miles!! and the warranty just ran out, what am I to do, HELP!!
#2476 of 2806 Re: part 2 [dsingle]
Sep 05, 2006 (1:36 pm)
Get another opinion from a private "European cars" mechanic. Since you out of warranty, you might be better off with a private mechanic anyway.
#2477 of 2806 Security has killed my Jag
Sep 05, 2006 (9:51 pm)
The security/door openers of my 1991 Jaguar xj6 Vanden Plas are gone, attempts to find replacement have failed, the battery went dead. Now I cannot jump start the car or start when the battery has been recharged. The security has killed my beautiful car. Has anyone a suggestion of how I could get it started? Is there anyway to bypass this paralyzing security? Has anyone found that the jaguar security can be replaced with an after-market product?
Beware '91 Jaguar owners with the Jaguar Security System! There is no one in the US with a replacement clicker. I have searched high and low. Other car clickers with the same FCC code do not work. My Jag is too young to die and she only has 82,000 miles on her. I am open to all suggestions.
#2478 of 2806 Re: History says buy the XJ Vanden Plas right NOW [blckislandguy]
Sep 05, 2006 (10:26 pm)
Tagman, if Warren Buffet were a car nut, he would be hot for an XJ right now. This is a pure Graham and Dodge value play. There is no downside risk because the market has already discounted the price. Moreover a buyer isn't going to be caught in the classical "value trap" of buying something that the market unreasonably discounts and then have it languish. There are catalysts out there that should unlock the value and drive Jag prices up.
It's a no-brainer, IMO.
Does anyone have confirmation (I saw it on another site tonight) that all XJ '05 and '06 sales have been suspended because of fuel tank leakage issues?
I've done the homework and here is the information regarding this problem:
"Jaguar Cars ordered its dealers worldwide to stop selling some 2006 and 2007 XJ sedans following several massive gasoline leaks from vehicle fuel tanks.
Jaguar notified its U.S. and Canadian dealers of what it calls a "quarantine" on Wednesday, Aug. 30. The quarantine prohibits Jaguar dealers from selling any new or used XJs with vehicle identification numbers G49701 through H13209."
As I understand this, it sounds like this problem is specific to a certain production run and it is NOT on any '05's, according to the article.
Here is the link:
#2479 of 2806 Re: History says buy the XJ Vanden Plas right NOW [blckislandguy]
Sep 06, 2006 (8:07 am)
E-mail me if you wish - address is on my profile. I may be able to help you. nv
#2480 of 2806 2002/2003 XJR vs. XJ sport
Sep 06, 2006 (7:36 pm)
I am considering a puchase of a XJR or XJ Sport. Does the Supercharged XJR require considerable more cost to maintain or problems? (2002/2003 model year). Any recommendations/suggestions re: this issue please.
#2481 of 2806 "trac not available" 2002 XJ8
Sep 08, 2006 (10:48 am)
This appeared in the message center last week along with "asc not available". Since then it comes and goes. The shop hooked it up to the diagnostic but it had no code to report. I did some web browsing and found a couple of posters who fixed the problem by replacing the battery. Apparently the ABS unit needs so many amps to function and a weak battery can't do it! I replaced the battery and the next day the message came back. Any ideas?
#2482 of 2806 Re: "trac not available" 2002 XJ8 [allojohn]
Sep 08, 2006 (8:07 pm)
If any auto is not driven frequently, the battery will lose some power. Suggest you buy a 10 amp combination battery charger for less than 80 bucks and use it to charge your batteries every three weeks. Checking their fluid levels with distilled water when necessary helps. In using a charger I recently got nine years of service from the factory batteries. My 36 month Series 27 battery for the boat has been going since 1998 by using the charger on it every 30 days.
#2483 of 2806 XJ8 recall on remote controls
Sep 08, 2006 (9:40 pm)
I just received a letter from Jaguar in New Jersey informing me that there is a potential problem with the key fob remote transmitters that came with my 2004 XJ8. The letter further instructs me to make an appointment with an authorized dealer so that they can "upgrade" the key fob remotes.
Has anyone heard about this "recall?" I am curious as to whether these new remotes look different.
If anyone has any information, please respond to this post.
#2484 of 2806 Re: XJ8 recall on remote controls [alexanderv2]
Sep 10, 2006 (8:06 pm)
This may not be an official recall. What did your dealer say?
It is always possible that your serial number was within a production sequence that has been determined to have received a potentially defective part, in this case the remote.
Let us know what your dealer says.