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2002 S type tranmission hard to get out of park and have to pull all the way down to drive before you can get it in reverse
Hello. Most of the time, this is caused by a failing shifter, but it can also occur if anything was ever spilled into the shifter assembly. Most of the time, some liquid gets spilled from the cup holder and it...
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hesitation when accelerating and shaking when in idle
Hey there. A proper diagnosis at a repair shop is the only way to be certain. If the spark plugs have not been changed in 40,000 miles or more, the car would benefit from replacing them. But any number of...
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A/C not cooling in idle, only on high rpms
Hi there. This typically means that the fan itself has failed or there is a problem with the circuit. I usually start by checking for voltage supplied to the fan when the A/C is turned on. If there is voltage...
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Check engine light blinks and power restricted
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. The power restricted mode is a safety feature on many cars that the computer in the car uses to force the shut down of the vehicle in order to...
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I have a Jaguar S Type 2000. What engine can I put in my Jaguar?
The best engine choice for this vehicle would be the one that came with it from the factory. If the engine is bad, I would recommend getting a replacement engine of the exact same specifications from the manufacturer. This would...
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adding oil to full synthetic
Hello. There is no problem with you adding a conventional oil to your vehicle if it already has synthetic in it. The only thing that you need to make sure of is that you are using the correct weight oil...
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Need to change brake pads back and front
Changing brake pads is a good entry level job for a mechanic, but you can encounter some head scratching details from car to car. Here is an article on changing brake pads, not geared to any one type of car,...
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I want to replace the upper and lower hoses and thermostat
Hello. If the coolant is leaking then that needs to be found and repaired first. If it is from under the reservoir, then it may be the reservoir or it may be one of the hoses. Most of the time...
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Engine will not engage.
If the battery is weak enough, it is possible that it may have enough power to power the gauges in the dash, but not enough to engage the starter. This may also be related to a bad ground connection at...
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Our 2005 jaguar ran out of gas Now it won't start we added gas and turn the key on an off four times it sound like it will
When a car has a lot of miles on it, as yours does, running out of gas can damage the fuel pump. Most cars these days have the pump submerged in the fuel tank and the fuel passes through the...
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replaced oil pan gasket, engine and trans mount Jaguar Stype
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is always disheartening to hear these reports. From here you are going to want to either take it back to the original mechanic with the complaint, and discuss any further charges to take...
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p0303, p1313, p0420. codes come up. no flashing and now signs. what do I do?
Hi there. Sounds like there are a few things going on. First the code P1313 means that the timing chain has jumped a tooth making the camshaft and crankshaft out of sync. The chain tensioner may need replaced if it...
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Engine misfiring.
Hello, Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. In addition to changing the spark plugs and coils, you may...
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No start
Hello. If the vehicle will start when you spray fuel into the throttle body then that is a sign that the engine is getting spark and timing, and is lacking in fuel. A few things that could cause this are...
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My car was rear ended. Would the impact cause the fuel pump to die?
Your fuel pump is located inside your fuel tank. For the fuel pump to be damaged by the impact, the impact would have likely also damaged or penetrated the fuel tank. The impact may have quite possibly damaged other components...
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How do I know which O2 sensor to change when it sets a code for o2 sensor? 2000 Jaguar S-type
Hi - the description for each Check Engine problem code contains the clues : for a given code - P1647 for example - the description is "Bank 2, Sensor 1". This means the first sensor in the exhaust system -...
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jaguar s type 2001 won't start battery was charge and is good
For your issue, the appropriate service is a no start diagnostic. If your car battery passes a load test, which is the first thing to confirm, the mechanic will check for power "to" the starter motor. If there is power...
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Heating problem
The first thing to confirm is whether or not the engine operating temperature is in the normal range and whether there is sufficient coolant in the radiator. If, for example, the engine cooling system thermostat is stuck open, and thus...
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Gear box fault couldnt move from park then car wouldn't start
Hi there. When you receive a gear box warning light, it's typically an electrical fault that is found either with a sensor or electrical shifting component that is faulty. This could be the source of your problem; however, it would...
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S Type powe loss problem
Hi Boris. Unfortunately, we are not able to help you here, as first, we don't offer recommendations on this type of detailed and Jaguar-specific problem; as all of our technicians are general automotive experts and not Jaguar specialists. Second, we...

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