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#115 of 237 Re: Jaguar S-Type: Transmission Problems [beeware]
Mar 24, 2009 (12:48 pm)
Dear beeware, In answer to your question quite a bit of information would needed to advise properly. However, there are very few cars more expensive to keep on the road than an old Jaguar. My experience is that the ones with the most miles on them are more dependable than the ones rarely driven. of course the ones rarely driven can
still look brand new. In response to all this stuff about Ford, Ford purchased Jaguar
in 1990 and continued production in Coventry, England. They revamped the whole company and produced the first "Ford" Jaguar, the XK8 in 1996. This and the XJ8
were released as 1997. In 1996, Jaguar had an owner satisfaction rating of "much
worse than average", second only to Land Rover in owner dislike. For 1997 their
customer satisfaction was "much better than average" about the same as Honda.
Ford owned Jaguar and Land Rover for 18 years and never made a profit. They did
however revitalize the marque by building super posh cars that are surprisingly dependable. Dependability for a car with high performance, multigear trans, auto
suspension and auto cruise and wipers is unfortunately going to be worse than on
a simple car. That's why Honda is taking such a hit on their 2008 Accords. When you have more features, there are more things to break. An old car with a lot of features can be expensive. Especially when considering that people who are selling
their car tend to put off maintainence. I had a '97 xk8 from 2006 to 2008 and it looked and drove like brand new. I only spent about $900 on it total and absolutely
NOTHING" Ford" would work correctly on it. I had to convert one of my Ford factory scanners to Jaguar to read anything but the OBDII codes. Then it wouldn't work on
Ford,Lincoln, or Mazda. I have a 2006 s-type v-8 4.2 that I love better than any car
I've owned, but it has the 6speed ZF transmission and not that somewhat weaker unit in previous models. Try Worldpac.com to buy all your ignition and other parts.
You can't use ford spark plugs in the Jag engines. The harmonics are different. Internal parts for the 2000 Jags are expensive and not available from anyone but Jag. Best of Luck, Soberguyjaguar.
#116 of 237 Re: Jaguar S-Type: Transmission Problems [soberguyjaguar]
Mar 24, 2009 (1:19 pm)
Thanks for getting back to me. I'm not a mechanic, but my instincts never fail. After 2 short months this car is giving me problems already. Hey, i know its not a new car, but i can't stand problematic cars. 8 out of 10 messages on this forum have nothing good to say about these cars. I keep reading about how trashy transmissions they have.......i don't know, but they sound pretty convincing. You sound very informed... should i just get rid of this car or what??? I'm about to trade it in.
#117 of 237 Re: Jaguar S-Type: Transmission Problems [beeware]
Mar 24, 2009 (4:27 pm)
Hard to say without knowing what is wrong with it. I've fixed some of these just by
taking out the brand new but wrong spark plugs and installing correct ones. Incorrect
spark plugs(Lincoln LS) for example send out minute radio signals that mess with
PCM and oxygen signal sensors. Has any one read the codes? Why do you say it has a misfire? Misfires can cause the transmission to act up but you wouldn't have the same codes in the transmission module as for an internal transmission problem.
How many miles on the car, who bought from, what part of the country, service records? How much paid, how much would you lose to trade, and are you trading for
a new car or a used Range Rover?
#118 of 237 Re: Jaguar S-Type: Transmission Problems [soberguyjaguar]
Mar 25, 2009 (7:58 am)
By the way, any one who thinks that Jags are the only cars with transmission problems might want to go to the home page of this blog and type in"Lexus transmission problems" or " Honda transmission problems" and just start at the top of the page and read until you vomit or go get your jag fixed.
#119 of 237 Re: Jaguar S-Type: Transmission Problems [soberguyjaguar]
Mar 25, 2009 (8:32 am)
You are correct. Jags are not the only cars with transmission problems. My 2000 honda accord had tranny problems, but honda replaced it with a new one, not rebuilt or fixed. Never had a problem since. Its been 4 years now. There are cars with chronic excessive tranny problems. Are jags one of these??? The problem isn't fixing it, but am I going to have to fix every 6 months to a year??? I don't have any service records, its a new york car, 76,000 miles , and It jerks a little when I go over 50 mph. It may just be bad plugs. But there's definitely a tranny problem.
#120 of 237 Re: Jaguar S-Type: Transmission Problems [beeware]
Mar 26, 2009 (6:01 am)
Hard to say if you will have a lot more problems but what about the codes? Have you tried autozone? they read codes for free.(engine codes) Jags are not any different from American cars on their OBDII engine management codes. Autozone cant get into the Body or Transmission codes, but if you get me the engine codes I could interpret those for you. Hard to know if its serious or not without info from the cars own on board diagnostic system. Also, you could have 2 problems, or three! But if it
drives good most of the time, I would start by pulling the codes, Its a pity you dont
live in Oklahoma because we pull codes for the customer for free. Is the check engine lite on?
Mar 26, 2009 (6:42 am)
Thanks for the advise. I'll get the codes. Car drives good with the exception of the minor jerking every now and then. Once over 40-50mph, the car really picks up. I can do 110mph easy with out even feeling it.
Mar 26, 2009 (6:43 am)
No check engine lite on.
#123 of 237 Re: [beeware]
Mar 26, 2009 (4:13 pm)
The transmission is done and i got rid of the car before it costs me serious money. I'd rather take a small loss on the car than pay a fortune for what seems to be a repeat offender when it comes to transmission problems among other things. People please, get out while you can. I traded the jag with $1,500.00 for a 2000 Benz C class. I Feel good about it and Benz is better quality anyway. Low mileage too. Seee ya! I will miss the looks i'd get while driving the jag. I'll take my chances.
#124 of 237 S Type Jaguar 3.0 Transmission Fault Light
Apr 03, 2009 (2:31 pm)
Today Jaguar Transmission Fault Light came on. But, I notice no significant change at first, then it began to rev up. I notice most that most people in the forum stated they had a Transmission Gear Light. I have a 2001 jaguar with 80,000 miles and I need to what can I do about this problem? Some mentioned they had a class action suite against the company. How do I sign up? I purchased an extended warranty will that help, because sometime the warranty might cover certain things. Please reply to my post.