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#15 of 236 Re: Jaguar S-Type: Transmission Problems [jofu]
Jul 18, 2007 (2:04 am)
My car was built 2002-11 with 6speed automatic, so I presume it is the ZF6HP26.
I'm waiting for a reconditioned trans and driving as little as possible around town.
when driving cold, the trans works as before.
when warm, if I gas a little during 1>2, it goes WHUMP and we're in
"VAXELLADAN DEFEKT" mode. Then I cannot change gears, and we are stuck
in gear2, which is OK for 40-50km/h.
Once I stop/neutral with motor running, when I start driving again, the trans
behaves nicely: the car drives very gently with no thumps at all, although
it seems slushy going from start to 10km/h revs up to 2K. Gears3,4,5 used
The mechanic said that the trans was in "slip" mode, maybe some sort of low pressure/
power mode. I suspect it also starts in gear2 which is just what I asked the mechanic
to do for me.
So, actually it is much easier to drive after the first WHUMP.
Turning the engine off clears the "VAXELLADAN DEFEKT" alarm, and the sequence
The first time the WHUMP is really bad, the YELLOW engine lights, and
this light is remembered after the car is turned off and then on.
Except one night with a thunderstorm, the persistant YEL engine light
was cleared. It returned later the next day after a sloppy start from a light.
I suspect "Sport" mode makes things worse and avoid it now.
The simplest way to drive now would be to force the WHUMP each time I start the
car, stop at next light and enter N, then D and I can drive in slush mode for
the duration of the trip.
It feels wrong to try to make the trans panic. Besides, if the motor is cold
the trans works just fine and I'm not sure I could get the WHUMP.
It is more sporting to try to get through a day without tripping the "DEFEKT"
alarm. This can be done (when the motor is warm): accelerate firmly from
stop up to 2500, then release the gas and wait for the switch to gear2.
From now on it changes up and down normally (just don't let it go down to gear1).
To creep from stop, simply enter Drive and release the brake.
To cause the WHUMP, push just a little gas, so it slowly accelerates to 1500,
and it will try to change gears by itself. The next two changes will be really
spectacular. Like being hit in the rear by another car.
I'd call this ZF_LURCH#2A or maybe ZF_WHUMP#1.
#16 of 236 Jaguar needs to step up
Jul 20, 2007 (11:45 pm)
Come on Jaguar step up and do something for us on this obvious transmission issue. 2002 with 63,000. Been a great car up until last month. Then engine coil, coolant reserve tank and now the trans is gone. Dealer said, "if you'd just waited 1 more year and got a 2003, they fixed all the issues". Wow, thanks.
#18 of 236 Symptoms of transmission problems....
Aug 01, 2007 (2:21 pm)
Is this a transmission problem? When I go up an incline, or enter the highway and starting at about 40mph, my car (s-type 2001) starts jerking forwards and backwards for awhile. It happens about 70% of the time. Someone recommended that I get rid of the car (it has 97,000 miles). I'm worried that the transmission will go before I can find a new car. I'd like to do a private party sale, but I think it would be wrong to sell a car knowing that I may have a transmission problem.
#19 of 236 transmission
Aug 07, 2007 (5:27 pm)
I have a 2000 s type jag. I think on the start of transmission problem. Have any one found cure for jag problem?
#20 of 236 Re: Symptoms of transmission problems.... [alysse]
Aug 08, 2007 (8:49 pm)
My 2000 S-type 4.0 has developed exactly the same symptom. It started a few weeks ago as hardly noticeable shaking just after it shifts into overdrive. By now it feels as firm jerking forwards and backwards in the range of speed from 45 to 55 mph. It happens only after transmission gets warm – after 8 - 10 miles drive. It is also important to mention that if I stop at intersection engine skips a bit or two within a 10 seconds interval. It runs smoothly though if it is not engaged with transmission, so I can hardly suspect something wrong with engine. I schedule a visit to a dealership for tomorrow. But I am pretty skeptical about their ability to diagnose and locate the problem because there is no signal flashing yet on my dashboard – that means there is no error code to read.
I would greatly appreciate if you can keep me updated. I can promise the same from my side.
#22 of 236 Re: send me an email [amadauss]
Aug 16, 2007 (8:24 am)
I have a 2002 s type 3.0 with 109,000. I have had problems getting it out of park, especially if I let it rock backwards on an incline. Dealership told me its a problem with all 2002's. They told me to set the parking brake before I release the brake or take it out of drive. Then I don't have a problem. To get out of park, pushing the car forward a little will usually work if you forget to set the parking brake. Now I'm experiencing some slippage in the transmission. Up to now the car has been great.
#23 of 236 Re: Jaguar needs to step up [amadauss]
Sep 25, 2007 (6:33 pm)
I have the same problems like everyone else. Am worried this car is going to die out on me one day. Please email me any updates you have on this class action suite and offcourse sign me up.
How much is it to fix the transmission anyway. I need suggestions. A
#24 of 236 Re: send me an email [litmus]
Sep 26, 2007 (12:09 pm)
i have a 2000 s-type which had the same issue. the problem is that Jag uses a little plastic clip to hold the shifter nob to the gear box. the plastic clip is broken, or cracked, and prevents the car from shifting out of park. mine broke completely, and they had to open up the entire center console and replace the clip - like i said, a little plastic clip. to prevent it from happening again, park on a decline as much as possible, and use the parking brake all the time. it takes the strain off of the clip. if you ask me, jag should do better than using a plastic piece to hold drivers in gear.