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#52 of 95 Re: 2000 jaguar xj8 and a light came on saying transmission [huve]
Jun 02, 2009 (10:36 am)
The south city trans place is not a repair place. I got to John's Jag service on Valencia St. between 18th and 19th, I believe...740 Valencia 415-829 8480
#53 of 95 Re: 2000 jaguar xj8 and a light came on saying transmission [waits]
Jun 02, 2009 (8:46 pm)
The verdict unfortunately is in. Went to change
the fluids (almost 60,000 miles) what we found out fluid was
greenish (from what I understand this this is the expensive
stuff) but it had a bronze residue to it. The magnets had
metal shavings to it (which is expected) but the bronze
large deposits in the pan are a sign of thrust washers
(according to my mechanic).
Soooo now for a course of action:
1. Getting prices from bay area jag places for rebuilt
tranny (trading my in as a core)
2. Bringing in my tranny and have mine rebuilt
As I see it I need to find out cost and LENGTH OF WARRANTY.
My mechanic will charge me about $400 (6 to 8 hours) of
labor for removing and replacing it once it is rebuilt. He
replaced head gaskets on my '95 xj6 (for about $600) and it
is running great.
One of the quotes we're getting tomorrow is from my mechanic
that services the other family cars who works for AAMCO.
They have a lifetime warranty (also 90 days, 36 months,
etc). So the big question is how much this lifetime warranty
will cost, how much a 36 month will cost compared to shop
that specialize on jags (mercedes, bmws, etc) warranty and
The jag dealer wants $7,500.
I would like to hear everyones idea on the above.
I'll get back to you when the quotes come.
This is a big set back but when I'm on the open road with
this baby ('02 VDP)...no comparison to any other car!
Sep 19, 2009 (9:11 am)
Have 1998 XJ8 - since the car was new, the transmission would not shift going up a hill until the crest of the hill. At the time, I was told that was normal.
Car has 99,000 miles, has been serviced always, but lately, and not always, the car will have a delayed shift as if it was going up a hill. It is better when the engine and transmission is warmed up, but still happens some time.
My mechanic cleared the codes, and it was better for a while, but it happening again.
#55 of 95 Re: jagowner [jagowner]
Sep 19, 2009 (9:55 am)
My 2000 XJ8 shifts when going up a hill. But usually the case is that it shifts down. And we have some mothers here in S.F.(hills)
My transmission lasted till 72,000. I also needed to have my shifter assembly changed, as it started to get a loose grab..(noticed at the same time) I was bummed about doing it, since I bought the car used and it went out after one year...but then I realized I paid 9000 for the car with 63,000 miles on it, and if I (try to sell a car with a bad tranny) sold it and got another used car...I had no guarantee on it's transmission. So, I bit, and one forgets, that as soon as the money is spent...you really don't think about it, and now I have a brand new transmission, with a guarantee...and I'm driving a gorgeous titanium jag with a black interior. Now I use the auto speed thing when I get on the freeway, set it and forget it....saves tickets, my unusually sensitive foot, saves gas. Great habit to get into. When I go on a big rise on the freeway, though I notice that it's more efficient for me to get out of auto speed, (or whatever it's called) as the tach shows too high revs on the hill climb, but drops down to 2 or less when I go back to using my foot on the gas. At 100,000 miles one is supposed to change plugs on a 2000, and when they change them, they are supposed to look at the chains.
By the way, when a 2000 XJ8 trans. starts to go, it moves into a special zone...I believe it's the third gear called something like limp home mode. The trans light will come on, or probably just the check engine light. Good luck...I say, change your transmission...or get a 2000.
#56 of 95 Re: jagowner [waits]
Sep 20, 2009 (12:01 pm)
Thanks for the information - maybe I should upgrade to a newer model. Except had the whole front end redone for lots of money, and so I am indebted to the car. Plus we like it. My problem is the oposite of what you described - it does not shift going up hill, but it never did that anyhow. My bigger concern is the delayed shifting - it sometimes holds a gear before shifting, and if you take your foot off the gas to get it to shift, it just slows down, but does not shift. However, it does not happen all the time.
So my question is - does clearing the codes really help, and does this type of shifting problem mean the transmission is going?
#57 of 95 Re: delayed or late shifting on your jag
Sep 20, 2009 (5:55 pm)
I think it's either the shifting mechanism or the transmission or both.
At your mileage, it's to be expected. You should only be using a jag mechanic.
#58 of 95 Re: Looking for a great Jaguar mechanic/tech [OME_OMY]
Sep 28, 2009 (8:23 am)
Hi, Digital girl here, did you find a good jaguar mechanic? I am looking for one myself. Have 1994 xjs-6. Help would be greatly appreciated.
#59 of 95 Re: XJ Transmissions: Any Problems? [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 12, 2009 (5:02 pm)
MY 98 xj8 does not shift into 4 or 5th ( higher than 3rd). In drive, it runs through 1St 2 nd and 3rd, then at 2200 rps it disengages and the trans fault lights up. If I start on the other side of the j gate in 3rd its stays engaged. 4th is the same as drive. The ASC light has been on since way before this problem started.
Im so close!! Anybody out there that can help? Thank You.
#60 of 95 Re: XJ Transmissions: Any Problems? [jagernut]
Oct 12, 2009 (7:59 pm)
Jeez Chriiiis...take the car in before you hurt somebody. In regards to the ASC light...some guy on the web replaced his throttle body and the light never came on again. I have no idea what a throttle body is, but I do know that British Motors wants about two grand to replace the computer for the ASC. I have the same problem..light comes on when it feels like it. ALways fun to drive a beta car, isn't it?
andre in S.F
#61 of 95 XJ8 transmission and shifter not in sync
Nov 23, 2009 (11:41 pm)
I have a 2004 XJ8. When shifting from Drive to Park (brake pedal depressed), the shifter moved into park but the transmission went to reverse. The shift lever will not move out of park, but the car would drive backwards with the break released. Shut the car off, now it won't start. The shifter stays in Park, but the car will roll when the brake is off. With the ignition on, the shift indicator shows reverse and the back-up lights are on. Roadside assistance suggested letting it sit for 20 minutes to see if it would reset, didn't work. I hate taking anything to the shop. Any suggestions?