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Jaguar XJ Transmission Questions
Last post on Mar 24, 2013 at 7:02 AM
You are in the Jaguar XJ-Series
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Jaguar XJ-Series, Jaguar XJR, Sedan
#24 of 94 Re: XJ Transmissions: Any Problems? [glenntinman]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 12, 2008 (2:06 pm)
Well you'll have to have the transmission diagnosed to see if limp mode is from an external or internal problem. If it's from an external sensor or control unit it may be worth fixing. If it's internal, the car is probably not worth repairing, you are right. You could buy a clean, low mileage 1990 XJ6 with a good transmission for less money than overhauling your transmission, which is at least 20 hours just for the labor.
100K is not great longevity for an automatic transmission but it's not premature either. The world's best warranties from the world's best cars don't offer more than 100K, so if Rolls Royce or Toyota or Mercedes apparently doesn't think a transmission should go over 100K, i don't see why Jaguar owners could hope for more. One might expect 150K but more often than not, it doesn't turn out that way for most car owners.
Options? Spend some $$$ on a diagnosis and make your final decision based on that. There is a complete diagnostic step by step for this transmission available to any competent shop.
#25 of 94 Re: 1995 Jaguar XJ6 transmission problem [drcures]
Jul 15, 2008 (9:14 am)
Engine missfire would relay the same symtoms. Age of wires and plugs?
#26 of 94 Re: 1995 Jaguar XJ6 transmission problem [euphonium]
Jul 15, 2008 (11:01 am)
Actually, you hit the nail on the head. It was a bad coil, which was causing a misfire. The shop replaced the coil and plugs, now no problem. Always take it to a Jaguar mechanic though, the first shop just took it for a test drive, then said the transmission was bad.
#27 of 94 Re: 1995 Jaguar XJ6 transmission problem [drcures]
Jul 15, 2008 (9:09 pm)
Happy to know you have it fixed. The XJ is an admired motor car.
#28 of 94 Re: 1995 Jaguar XJ6 transmission problem [euphonium]
Jul 16, 2008 (1:42 am)
Since you seem to know a lot, how easy is it to replace the bulbs that make the clock LED's work, as they are not readable at this point. I know I have a watch, but I'm on the go a lot and a working clock woutd be nice.
#29 of 94 Re: 1995 Jaguar XJ6 transmission problem [drcures]
Jul 16, 2008 (9:18 am)
Is the brightness dependent on a dimmer or reostat that varies the volume of light illuminating the rest of the dash? If so, turn up the dash lights dimmer to it's brightest setting and see if it is connected to the clock.
#30 of 94 Re: XJ Transmissions: Any Problems? [glenntinman]
Jul 25, 2008 (11:28 pm)
the trans is a zf.made in germany.somebody did not tack care of it.but it is worth fixing.
#31 of 94 Transmission fault light-Jag Transmisison problems
Oct 02, 2008 (2:22 pm)
Jag transmission problems? Contact immediately, the NHTSA hotline center.(National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.)
Either e-mail NHTSA Hotlinetelesishq.com or call 1-888-327-4236.
They will take your complaint seriously.
If they have enough complaints, they will open an investigation and determine if a recall should be done.
Sept 30,2008 my 1998 XJ8 started balking and the transmission fault light came on.The car did not want to move forward, but very slowly. in several miles, there was a loud thuuump.The car did not want to accelerate. I had the car carried home on a flat bed truck.
I googled transmission fault Jaguar and came across several sites with a multitude of complaints from Jag owners about failed transmissions.
I called Jag Corporate and they claim not to have any complaints about transmission fault problems. Jaguar stated that the owners of the vehicles with transmission fault problems probably do not service their cars. I stated that is simply untrue, that you cannot say that all the Jaguars that have transmisison problems have owners that do not take care of their vehicles.
I reminded him that I had called Jaguar and complained about 3 years ago that my Jaguar would suddenly lose power on the interstate and I was fortunate that I was not killed.It happened about 6-8 times and Jaguar told me that they had no other complaints about the issue. Well, here we are almost 3 years later and 6 months ago they issued a recall for the Throttle Operation which in "EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES" could cause the car to lose power.
I filed a complaint online with consumer.com and the NHTSA.
NHSTA recorded the information today with a case number and will have an investigator review it within the next 48 hours.
I called a transmission shop and was told that the drum breaks and the metal gets into the transmission and that it is a common problem for Jags.
SO IF YOU OR ANYONE THAT YOU KNOW HAS HAD TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS, I URGE YOU TO IMMEDIATELY FILE A COMPLAINT.
Good luck . Cin2
#32 of 94 05 xjr clear coat
Oct 26, 2008 (3:33 am)
I have an 05 xjr (silver) with the clear comeing off in spots.......Jajuar says the car is just old!!!! Owne a 99 xjr dark green clear is fadeing bad...........This one is geting old....Now my GMC truck (Red) 02....Looks great. Love My car, But Jaguar is no help at all..........Later tell everyone about my tran prob.Jackson Mississippi Jaguar Dealer is a joke.
#33 of 94 Re: XJ Transmissions: Any Problems? [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 26, 2008 (4:26 am)
Sorry new on this site,But got to respond to this one.....I did spend $$$. 123.19 Jaguar dealership Jax Ms. I was told by a jag tech all i needed was a new Transmission.7200.00 + tax.Allso was told this is a sealed unit..could not be serviced......As it turned out.... not so.Had a crack in the trans pan (plastic).After three weeks of looking and calling........and $$$..I fixed the transmission ...I replaced the pan some fluid 500.00 give or take.This was after i spent 700.00 give or take finding what was wrong.And wz up with this trans fluid???? 69.00 a lit.....(05 xjr). Jaguar has been doing this for years. Everytime i say this is it,Jag has got to go......But like my pretty young unfaitefull wife,after a day or so i forgive.Guess i don't care for change.
Glaze 1 Jackson,Ms.