Mechanically simpler, with an epicyclic gear train making it possible to produce six gears with 30 per cent fewer components than a standard five-speed automatic transmission, it is also more compact externally, with a 50mm reduction in length and 7mm additional ground clearance. Its simple cable and plug connections between control module and transmission eliminate more complicated wiring harnesses and connectors, improving reliability. Then about two weeks later I noticed that the car couldn't go past 3,000 rpms, it would start jerking as if trying to grab the gear but slipping. You may wish to check with the manufacturer or your local Jaguar dealer, before making a purchasing decision. I had the same issue until I had them properly serviced -the flush on these cars requires it be hook up to a system that power flushes the transmission -continual flow. I'm glad I could be of assistance to you, and very appreciative of your kind words. Reading these codes and correcting these faults is now your only option.
Then a while ago after a very gentle 100 mile drive slow highway, never more than 60 mph, the gearbox light came on and the thing stuck in 4th gear. A package of design changes — notably improved detents for each gear position — give improved shift feel, while other advances give a smoother but more positive pull away on gradients. Maybe we will be able to help another owner out next summer as a result of what you can contribute now. If it is already too thin, change it immediately. I have an x-type 3.
Thanks Paul X-Men get your Transmission and Differential serviced. Good luck and sorry about your misfortune. This old site will be left up for reference, until we can move all the old content over to the new site. It has covered 26000 miles from new with a full Main Jaguar Dealership Service History. A hydraulic actuator on each inlet camshaft is operated by a pair of electronically-switched oil-pressure control valves, activated by the engine control module which contains maps of engine speeds and loads.
In addition to the R Performance options handling and wheels a new 'Aluminium Pack' is now offered comprising instrument bezels, J-Gate surround, door release levers, pedal pads, tread plates, and all-leather steering wheel rims and gearshift knobs. Production wise, Jaguar originally announced a limited run of 50 convertible and 50 coupes for the home market in march 2000. You may have to before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Greetings Steve, Learning about problems like yours, and what may or may not be required to correct them, is the best return for the time I invest here. Can someone please help me, I am really concerned that it may be my trans, but wondering if it may just be the j box. Revised camshaft drive sprockets and finer-pitch inverted-tooth chains further reduce the already-low radiated noise levels and mechanical load. Just following a basic maintenance routine religiously can go a long way in keeping your Jaguar S-Type in excellent condition.
A blowby test or compression check may be a good precaution when buying an early car. Beyond that, I wouldn't let anybody mess with it unless they knew what they were doing. To extend the life of your S-Type, you should know how to take care of the parts that keep it safe on the road. With a ribbed block and cylinder heads, the engine is very light but extremely strong, its best-in-class stiffness minimising radiated engine noise and increasing mechanical reliability. The S-Type R featured 16 adjustable sport seats and armed with a handful of standard equipment such as heated mirrors, power windows, automatic dual-zone climate control, and a wood and leather steering wheel. If one of them fails, the entire system fails.
The seats are now available with contrasting leather. Rose of Mansfield - who specialises in Jaguar gearboxes said that there was nothing wrong with the box - being a really nice guy he didn't charge me for this guidance! That was a fail because it went through the same sequence as the first one, first the slipping of gears then totally braking down. Best wishes, Andrew Bernstein Hi Steve I don't have a specific answer for you. The coolant should be replaced periodically. Transformations and makeovers Since it was released in the market, the X Type has received a series of modifications inside and out. To get it out of limp mode I found that a solenoid connected to the brake pedal was dangling.
Do not forget to clear all stored codes. A very cynical grumpy old man Late 2004 2. Not necessarily true of older-technology autos. Like the front suspension the assembly is mounted on an isolated subframe in this case on rubber bushes , for optimum refinement. Accumulated dirt on the light covers causes poor illumination of the road. A big Thank You to those who have donated already! I suspect the best that you, or an untrained mechanic, can safely do is to access the switch, indside the console, and see if the mounting fasteners have come loose. Hope that maybe someone could use this as an example of what not to do and explain to me and others how I could have prevented such a mess.
More on this can be found in an article published in the May 2004 issue of Classic Jaguar World Magazine which we were allowed to reproduce here on Jag-Lovers The second issue concerns the timing chain tensioners which have occasionaly failed resulting in terminal engine damage. Replace busted bulbs with new ones immediately. Questions, comments, submissions and suggestions, click here : Please help support the move to , and what you can. Kiril, There was likely nothing wrong with your original transmission. Until then, Jaguar had a serious image problem with poor reliability, something which had been improving steadily since the Ford take over. Obviously it's going into a limp-mode of sorts,but why? You are advised that this requires mechanical attention as delay may further damage you car. It was,when changing to 4th gear-it would quite often make a short sharp note from a Trumpet-like kind of noise!!! However, that's not an argument for using engine braking to reduce brake dust.