Last post on Apr 06, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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Jaguar XJ-Series, Jaguar, Electrical, Sedan
#8 of 17 Re: I get a raw gas smell on startup in my XK [bhill2]
Jan 07, 2009 (1:02 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 17 Re: I get a raw gas smell on startup in my XK [euphonium]
Jan 07, 2009 (2:07 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 (10:25 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 .
#11 of 17 engine rotates but won't start
Jun 18, 2009 (9:22 pm)
I have a '93 XJ6. The car was running fine and then quit. I haven't been able to get it to start again. It will crank over but won't start. I checked fuel pressure and fire at the spark plugs and the engine is in time. When I ran the diagnostic scan, it does not flash trouble codes. It only says "PAO FAIL" repeatedly. I haven't had any luck figuring out what this means. Any ideas are welcome and appreciated. Thanks
Jun 26, 2009 (3:31 pm)
First I'd like to thank docj for his reply to my query. I had figuered out that "PAO FAIL" was in fact "PAD FAIL" indicating worn brake pads. However, the no-start issue turned out to be a faulty rotor button in the distributor. Thanks again docj! Alan
#13 of 17 My XJ-S quit running
Sep 30, 2009 (1:17 pm)
I have a 1990 XJ-S (v-12) and it was running fine. On my way to work it stalled and I haven't been able to start it. It turns over and I have fuel and fuel pump seems to be running. Today I unplugged a wire bundle from the coil (I think) and reconnected it. The can started and ran for 7 seconds and stalled. I haven't been able to start it since than. Some one PLEASE HELP, I'm running out of ideas.
#14 of 17 Re: The battery cables............... [ricstan]
Oct 12, 2009 (3:35 pm)
My 98 xj8 went dead-stuck in park. intermittently for months and a few mechanics.
My daughter kicked the floor board and it cured the problem. It was a loose wiring harness- under the dash. U can reach it (them) with your hand. The red light is an indication that the security feature is activated.
#15 of 17 jag sputtered and shut down
Feb 25, 2012 (6:08 pm)
I own a 99xj8 coming home one nite it stalled on me and would not restart engine turned over and it sounded like it was about to start but did not.Had it taken home checked the fuel pump reset seemed fine,checked fuses&relays seemed ok,took off batt.cables for about 15 min.no change theres plenty of gas,sprayed air intake with starter fluid caught for a moment then died,any suggestions? porsche17 verizon.net
#16 of 17 Re: jag sputtered and shut down [aaronburr]
Feb 27, 2012 (6:42 am)
#17 of 17 Jaguar xj8 stalling question
Apr 06, 2012 (8:31 am)
My 98 xj8 started stalling at highway speeds when decelerating about a year ago. My mechanic has tried several things which seem to correct it for awhile, but it keeps coming back. It is dangerous, since I have to put the car in neutral at 70-80 mph and restart it. Power steering then returns, with control issues. I would like to know if this problem has been reported, and how to solve it. I have an experience jaguar mechanic, but doubt he has done a lot of online searches to figure it out. I have stayed away from the dealership thus far.