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#183 of 237 2001 Jaguar s-type 4.0 - transmission quit on an incline
Jul 27, 2010 (10:27 pm)
My Jag has 115K miles.
Why would a transmission quit uphill? I had only one instance in the past when I thought it slipped. Other than that I think this failure was sudden. I turned the car around using gravity, and rolling downhill I was able to engage trans in 2nd gear. I took the car to the mechanic (authorized he says to work on Jags), and I had the trans fluid level checked and there was no problem with the fluid.
Before it quit, here are some things that I noticed, that might mean something for the diagnostic: I once adjusted / tightened the cable on the J-shifter in the cabin (1.5 years ago). Since I bought it (used) in 2007, I always had to wait a few seconds before the transmission would go into the first gear. After, that it was a breeze. Same thing going in reverse - had to wait until it engaged in gear, before accelerating.
I read another posting's answer from SoberGuy, and it looks like there is a solenoid for the shifter. Could it be the solenoid? What are the symptoms when the solenoid quits? Can this be changed without rebuilding the whole transmission? Can it be changed by my mechanic by accessing the it from underneath after removing the pan?
The mechanic that is looking at my car did not have the right code reader computer program (it was not reading 4.0 codes). He claims that he updated the software today and he called me to tell me that there are no codes from the transmission (I had the check engine light on when I took it in). He concluded that with no codes it is evident that the trans is bad and I need another one...
When I took the car in, the first thought was the fluid level. He checked it and it was OK. Another thought was that the filter might be clogged. He took the pan down, but could not get a filter that day (Saturday). The pan magnet had some metal shavings but very little. I would say normal wear (like a thin paste on the magnet). Is it worth changing the filter and refilling the oil? Could a clogged filter cause this?
Any comment or advice is appreciated. Hopefully SoberGuyJaguar is still around. I would like to hear his opinion on this issue.
I searched eBay for used trans. I am thinking to fix it and sell it. I found trannys from $450 used to $1700 and up rebuilt. Any advice there?
Thank you everyone, and have a great day!
#184 of 237 Re: 2001 Jaguar s-type 4.0 - transmission quit on an incline [mbalasu]
Jul 28, 2010 (10:48 am)
Bear mbalasu, This doesn't sound good. First of all, if your transmission slipped while driving up hill, then worn clutches are the most likely culprit. However, slipping
clutches will throw ratio codes in your trans. control module. Sounds like your technician doesn't have a scanner that will read anything but engine codes. Occasionally you can find a car that will flair between shifts due to low fluid or a bad shift solenoid. Unfortunately, a car that was pulling under full power untill you tried to climb a hill doesn't usually fall into this catagory. You MUST find a shop
that can read your transmission codes and see which part of the system failed.
Anything else is just guessing. Buying used transmissions that are 10 years old when your not sure what is wrong with yours is also a big gamble. When you call around to transmission shops, be specific. Can they read Jaguar tranny codes or not. I ASSURE you. If your transmission is acting up, then there are codes in the
TCM which will point to the failing system. Good luck, Soberguy.
#187 of 237 temperature gauge problem
Sep 29, 2010 (11:35 am)
took my jaguar to a good mechanic and fixed all engine leaks .car has new parts.
when i step on the gas my temperature needle goes to high when i slow down or brake the needle goes back to normal temp. i do not know if car overheats ?
#189 of 237 2003 Jaguar s-type r
Dec 02, 2010 (8:03 am)
I'm thinking to buy a 2003-2004 Jaguar s-type R
I read a lot of messages. a lot of people saying that there are big problems with Transmission on 2000-2002 models, but what about 2003 or 2004?
i just sold my 2001 BMW 740i and it had similar problems that Jaguar has. The car would not go into reverse gear.
i tried to fix it but i couldn't, even bmw dealer ship said that they can not do anything except changing a transmission.
so before buying S-type R 2003/2004 i would like to know if it has the same or similar problems.
I was also thinking to buy XJR 1999-2002.Any sequestration about this car problems?
#190 of 237 Re: 2003 Jaguar s-type r [serega1]
Dec 04, 2010 (7:41 am)
The 20003/04 s-type R has a different and much better transmission. It also has the automatic parking brake which should eliminate a lot of the reverse engagement problems that originate in parking the car on a hill and not engageing
the parking brake before putting the car in park. This transmission has a lot of gear noise even when it's new, but it works great. This is a vastly better car than the 1999/2001 xj-r. Soberguy.
Jan 01, 2011 (7:06 am)
I just bought a 2003 S Type R with 48,000 miles. The car looks great. The engine is a little loud, especially when slowing down. Does anybody recommend doing any kind of service since I just bought it?
#192 of 237 Re: S-type Will not shift , me too [joseb]
Jan 31, 2011 (9:50 am)
I have 2003 S type and the fault transmission came on does this mean I need a new transmission