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Jaguar XJ-Series, Jaguar, Electrical, Sedan
#1 of 18 2000 XJ8 goes completely dead on startup
Jul 05, 2007 (8:21 am)
This problem is weird. When I turn the key to
start the car, everything shuts down. I mean
everything. No power anywhere in the car.
Sometimes when I take out the key, the instrument
cluster clicks and flashes and power comes back. Other times, I have to open the trunk, manually
with the key because therer is no power. I shake
the wires near the battery and power comes back
on. This does not happen all the time. Jaguar
said the battery terminals were dirty. I don't
think so. Something is causing the entire
electrical system to disconnect. The computer
then resets, the radio loses it's stations, etc.
The main concern I have is WHY is there no power
to anything in car. Is there a main disconnect
somewhere in the car that will do this? Please
help because Jaguar doesn't have a clue!
#2 of 18 The battery cables...............
Jul 05, 2007 (2:01 pm)
how well do they check out during a continuity test?
How corroded are they at both ends?
How old is the battery?
#3 of 18 Re: The battery cables............... [euphonium]
Jul 05, 2007 (4:23 pm)
The battery is new and the cables, the ones from the battery to to the junction box in the trunk check out fine. Could it be the cable from the battery to the fuse box in the trunk? Also, the cables from the junction box to the engine. Where do they go?
#4 of 18 Re: 2000 XJ8 goes completely dead on startup [ricstan]
Jul 25, 2008 (10:46 pm)
CHECK THE BATTERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#5 of 18 1998 Vander Plas
Nov 09, 2008 (5:27 pm)
When I start my car it starts then immediately shuts off....any ideas,I just bought it 2 weeks ago and this just started.It doesn't make any weird noises just shuts down. Thanks
#6 of 18 Re: 1998 Vander Plas [eurobabe]
Nov 10, 2008 (9:45 am)
Is there a fuel pump shut off switch needing to be turned on?
Sometimes when you disconnect the Negative or Ground cable to the battery, for 30 or more minutes, circuts reset themselves.
#7 of 18 I get a raw gas smell on startup in my XK
Jan 05, 2009 (12:31 pm)
When I first start the car (in a garage) there is a fairly strong smell of gas. No smell until I start it, and no puddles on the floor. The car starts and runs perfectly, and there are no malfunction codes. I can't figure out where it is coming from. Any ideas?
#8 of 18 Re: I get a raw gas smell on startup in my XK [bhill2]
Jan 07, 2009 (12:02 pm)
In the garage? Cold start with electric choke on enables a rich combustion mix that odorizes the garage eminating from the exhaust pipes.
#9 of 18 Re: I get a raw gas smell on startup in my XK [euphonium]
Jan 07, 2009 (1:07 pm)
Thanks. I was a little nervous because the smell hasn't always been there. It started about 2 months ago. We have had unusually cold weather here (northern SF bay area), so that could be it.
Feb 05, 2009 (9:25 am)
Hello , I have a 1998 XJ8 Jaguar , that was running fine . Drove it to work . Came out at night and now it will not crank at all . Lights come on and all test lights on dash , but no crank . It will not jump off either . The only think that I have noticed different is there is now a flashing red light , right next to the park position on the transmission sellection .