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#38 of 95 Looking for a great Jaguar mechanic/tech
Dec 11, 2008 (12:25 pm)
My search is focused on looking for a good or great Jaguar mechanic/tech. Particularly electrical/computer problems and enhancements. My experience with the Mobile Alabama Jaguar dealership and others is that...The techs that are great for newer models are not old enough to be great with my era Jaguars...1994 XJ6
I will travel long distance to any southern states particularly to find such a tech and service facility. Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas for example. Do YOU know one?
#39 of 95 Re: 1992 XJ6 Transmission [tjb069]
Dec 11, 2008 (1:40 pm)
we have almost the same problem. i have had this intermittent problem for a long time, over a year. let's talk more.
i have a 94 XJ6. mine is in great shape otherwise. the trans light comes on, mine starts out from the beginning with shift point "slamming" and snaps my neck, and could be causing trans damage. when it happens, i then stop, turn the ignition off, start it up again, and all is fine again for quite a while. i have not had anything done by anyone. i see by other posts here that there may be a connection with my ABS brake light coming on, i am going to investigate the possibility of bad ABS sensors on one or more wheels, replace them if necessary, and investigate perhaps a bad ABS sensor wire, and go that direction first. Then see if that stops the intermittent craziness of the trans light coming on with the slamming problem.
#40 of 95 Re: HELP [OME_OMY]
Jan 05, 2009 (11:07 pm)
Hey Don, Greetings for another South Louisiana Jaguar Owner. I have a wonderful mechanic here in Lafayette that is a Jag expert to say the least. His name is Bill at Bill's Garage (337)988-4200, I sure that he'll be able to help you with any of needs. If you're in the Northshore area a good friend of mine has a guy that works on her and her family's vehicles. Ironically both mechanics used to work together at Paretti in New Orleans. I know Bill started off in the British Leyland days so he has many years of knowledge. Lemme know if there's anything else I can do for you. Best of Luck! ~ BEN
#41 of 95 limp home light not turning off
Jan 24, 2009 (10:20 pm)
I have a 1990 Jaguar XJ^ Vandenplas. I've had problems with starting the car, need to change the battery. The last time I was able to start the car the transmission light came on, the one that says the motor is in "limp home' mode. The car runs perfectly well and has no mechanical or transmission/shifting isssues. The light won't go off. I checked the fuses and they are fine. I heard there is a simple solution to this, but forgot where I saw it. Does anyone know how to turn off the trans light? Thank you, Anne
Jan 25, 2009 (5:17 am)
First i would try... disconnect battery for a min.Next just drive.......pull over .....turn motor off and restart the car.A broke motor mount or trans mount will cause the light to come on.Car may need a tune up.I have owned 20 or so jags over the past 8 yr and they all done this one time or another.May want to baby it a little from a dead stop.
#44 of 95 2000 jaguar xj8 and a light came on saying transmission
Mar 03, 2009 (8:58 am)
2000 Jaguar xj8 4.0
well it made a clunk noise when it was down shifting to 2 gear it made that noise a few times then when i came to a complete stop and then go forward it felt like it just slip and the light came on Transmission fault so i shifted to 3 gear and it did move slow but it it took a few seconds to get up to speed there is no noise coming from the tranny
#45 of 95 Re: 2000 jaguar xj8 and a light came on saying transmission [jade4]
Mar 14, 2009 (11:20 pm)
I have a 2000 XJ8. Even though I drained the transmissioon at 70,000 miles and refilled it, 4,000 miles later, transmission fault light came on, while it banged into gear out of park. Then hardly any power when trying to drive it. That's because in limp mode the car only has 4th and 5th gear. New rebuilt transmission out of south san francisco has some updated parts that won't fail like my old 2000 tranny. Cost $3,800. for the trans. Without any labor costs. Comes prefilled with sealed in fluid.
Had to also get a gear box too, as after new trans. was put in, mech. noticed the shifter didn't really fall into each gear nice and tight. I had noticed that too. Finally, the bill with oil change was over 6,000. A big decision to do it, but as soon as I drove the car, it was wonderful. Big difference. I bought the car used last June for a great deal. $9000. with 64,000 miles on it. Don't wait forever to get a tuneup, and when they do, ask to have the timing chains checked and compression. When ever timing chains are repaired, or changed, get a new water pump. Anytime after 70,000 miles is a good time to start thinking about timing chains. Not cheap, but very serious. Ask if any leaks around valve covers. My ABS sensor also comes on, telling me I don't have traction control...comes on when it feels like it. Brakes are ok. How's your car running at idle? Feel just a little like it's gonna need at least one plug changed pretty soon? Mine seems to feel like that. Maybe it's in need of an air filter, and a carb cleaning, or adjustment, and not just plugs. Change your oil a lot, as it will cut down risk of clogging your screen...also, lift the lid, and on the drivers side, take a look at any rubber hoses on the left to see if they are starting to crack. One inch thick hose.....I love my car....silver with just a touch of red in it, and black interior with the wood. It never ceases to please me. san francisco is a great town for jag service.
#46 of 95 Transmission Issues
May 03, 2009 (3:01 pm)
I have just bought a 1998 Vanden Plas with 98K miles. I noticed the "transmission fault light" came on as I pulled up at home. I am not quite sure how to deal with this as I do not have any prior experience with Jags. One thing is obvious - I need to get to a mechanic. Please I will appreciate any advise from experience Jaguar owners. I will also appreciate recommendation on good jaguar mechanics in the NJ area.
Thanks in advance for your help.
#47 of 95 Re: XJ Transmissions: Any Problems? [glenntinman]
May 03, 2009 (3:12 pm)
Any luck with researching with using a different transmission?