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Jaguar XJ-Series, Jaguar XJR, Sedan
#13 of 95 XJ6 1990 Jaguar
Oct 11, 2007 (5:44 pm)
I have a XJ6 and I washed my car then the tranny went into limp mode so I dried it out and it still will not come off. Is there a way to manually take it off of limp mode or did something fried out when it got wet? I never had a problem with it until I washed it and everything is dry, it has been about 3 mo. I checked all my connections and everything seems good but one thing I did notice is that my dash light sometimes go off and on but it does go away after some time on the road.
#14 of 95 Re: XJ6 1990 Jaguar [kissarmy]
Oct 12, 2007 (5:01 am)
Remove battery cables this should reset your system.
#15 of 95 1992 XJ6 Transmission
Oct 23, 2007 (7:00 pm)
I have a XJ6 and the transmission light came on the car went into 1 gear only this got me home I checked the fluid shut off the car re-started it and the light went out and it shifted great! this has happen several time and not sure what to do any help would be great..... Also can some one tell me if the car has a chevy tranny as i have heard this many times
#16 of 95 Re: XJ Transmissions: Any Problems? [wojcik]
Dec 12, 2007 (11:37 am)
This is in followup of my former post - hopefully my problems are resolved and I can share this with everyone.
TWO problems had to be corrected:
1. My transmission really did have a mechanical problem and a rebuild fixed the internal hydraulic issues. Cottman Transmissions did this for 60% of the price that AAMCO quoted.
2. The transmission "neutralization" problem had to do with the ABS system. The ABS sensor and harness to the left rear tire were bad and needed to be replaced. However, this didn't correct the problem. A bearing was loose on the same tire, and tighten that finally fixed the problem.
What REALLY irritates me is that after the transmission was rebuilt, and after the local Jag dealer replaced the rear wheel ABS hardware, they DIDN'T tighten the bearing - resulting in the persistent neutralization and their stated desire to spend $13K of my money to put in a factory rebuilt transmission. Cottman Trany tightened the bearing saving me that experience. Somebody over at the Jag dealership must have slipped and passed on the info to Cottman.
So, in summary, SHAME ON JAGUAR and their dealers!!!!
There is NO excuse for a transmission to give out at 84,000 miles unless you are in nascar. I love my car, but this is the last Jaguar I buy.
#18 of 95 Transmission
Jan 13, 2008 (11:17 am)
What cause the gearbox fault light to come on?
After the gearbox light came on it didn't want to go into gear.
#19 of 95 Re: Transmission [scflower]
Jan 13, 2008 (3:24 pm)
I unfortunately experienced two problems. Neutralization of the transmission (car running, NO engagement of the transmission until it slowed to 30mph) was due to a bad ABS wire, and misalignment so some sort of the left rear ABS element at the wheel itself (or so I'm told by the mechanic who fixed that issue).
The gearbox fault is an internal mechanical issue, and you may need a transmission rebuild
I, too, had the occasional issue of the transmission not wanting to shift out of part and into gear, and turning my Jag off and restarting it seemed to work. However, it wasn't related to the gearbox fault light coming on. This problem has gone away, too, with the transmission rebuild.
Hope this info helps.
#20 of 95 Re: XJ Transmissions: Any Problems? [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 04, 2008 (4:27 pm)
HOW about this crappy limp mode?
I have a 1990 xj6 that is cherry but,I may have to junk her because of this problem with the transmission.
I cannot fatham a transmission going out at 105 thousand miles when old people drive it all the time.
Does this ring a bell With anyone?
So what is my option?
#21 of 95 Re: XJ Transmissions: Any Problems? [glenntinman]
Jul 04, 2008 (7:49 pm)
If you were to sell it - you'd have to fix it so after you fix it - drive it.
#22 of 95 Re: XJ Transmissions: Any Problems? [euphonium]
Jul 06, 2008 (5:56 am)
Good morning Friend!
You are partly right.
BUT i plan on selling it to the wrecking yard as a parts car.
Too bad because it is a fine car. BUT jaguar has screwed a lot of people. With a bad transmission.
NOW researching putting in a different transmission.
Will let everyone know what i find, I own body shops! so i know a lot of people.